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Rocco's Italian Restaurant

5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
+64 3-578 6940
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (14 reviews)
“garlic bread” (6 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Didn't realised the extent that the dated decor and dark surroundings would impact on my enjoyment of the food. Place is very dated and needs an over haul. My prosciutto and melon was small and the prosciutto quite thick and fatty .. thought it was...More

Thank rdella
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This restaurant is a local place, and the food is huge portions and tasty. The dishes aren't exactly innovative or interesting, but they are classic italian. Good for a hungry group!

Thank TrinaDeee
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Service here is great from the moment you walk in. Relaxed atmosphere and the owner/ head waiting is awesome. The portions are large and the tiramisu was perfect! Had to pause before i left as i was so full i couldnt move. Thanks for a...More

Thank Karl B
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

A typical Italian Restaurant with an Italian host. Deco is a bit 'different ' with wine bottles hanging from the ceiling. My husband had a huge portion of lasagne, the best he has ever had he said. I had escalopes of beef with mushrooms and...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 2 September 2016

You will think you have been transported into another era when you walk through the door and they make no apology for it. this hanging chianti bottles from the ceiling and plastic menus and you get an idea but don't let that put you off....More

Thank FionaFen
Reviewed 26 July 2016

From pasta to steak and loads in between. You will go home FULL. If you have a special request, tee it up with Mr Rocco and he will see you right. Top off the night with a little liquer.

Thank c4Barb
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This restaurant is doing something right. We came in on a rainy Wednesday night fairly early to find only a couple of people there. Then all of a sudden it started filling up quickly! Typically restaurants are dead on a Wednesday night not to mention...More

Thank hotrodgurl
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed close to Roccos's and was delighted to find such a lovely welcoming restaurant so close to our accommodation! We both had pasta mains which were enormous and delicious as was the garlic bread and dips. Highly recommend the "wobbly" coffees to finish. Will definitely...More

1  Thank Nicola504
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

The decor is atrocious! There's an old fish tank someone has filled with balloons, as well as very dated murals. The staff left a lot to be desired, we enquired about a certain wine, only for the waitress to tell us 'I don't know, I...More

Thank wildfroufrou
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Over the last nearly 20 years we have been going back to Rocco's for a feed. Yes, the decor is exactly the same as it was then and a little faded - but seriously - who cares when you are getting a meal like the...More

Thank liliz
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Pam H
18 February 2017|
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Response from Runnergirl418 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pam. Yes you can. Apparently there is a $10 corkage charge but we didn't do it as we didn't know ahead of time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-578 6940
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