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Rocco's Italian Restaurant

5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
+64 3-578 6940
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (15 reviews)
“garlic bread” (7 reviews)
“steak” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

Rocco's Restaurant has for many years been popular with Blenheim locals. The menu hasn't seen many changes for quite a while, but this is perhaps more a reflection of the good chioce available. There is a mix of the traditional Italian and the popular Kiwi...More

1  Thank lemonjif
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Decor very dated but also humbly interesting at the same time. All sorts of knick knacks hanging around the place to look at. Staff and service excellent and food was amazing. Great that they have half size main option available.

Thank blenmcc
Reviewed 3 June 2015

I was recommended the steak here and I was not disappointed. It is a 15 minute walk outside of the town centre, but worth it for me. Unpretentious surroundings may be off putting for some at first, but if you like good food you won't...More

Thank BennWilson
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We had dinner at Rocco's on a wet Thursday evening. There were a good number of tables occupied but we got a booth. It was a pasta and red wine night; we were warned that the main sized portions were generous, and they were. My...More

Thank LocalTouristNZ
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Awesome meal and atmosphere, staff were very accommadating to our requirements. Will definately go back.

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We dined here 11 years ago & not a lot has changed. Lovely Italian food & very big portions. Very good value for money & will return.

Thank pukeko6
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Makiing a return visit to Roccos after a few years i found the service and meals to be just as good as previously enjoyed. Love the fact that you can have small or larger portions, leaving room for a starter or dessert. People have made...More

Thank Jennifer2611
Reviewed 31 March 2015

This would have to be one of the best Italian meals I have ever had. Large potions were served and the tastes authentic. We stayed locally and walked to restraint.

Thank Subaru15
Reviewed 26 March 2015

The three of us all had a different meal and all found them delicious. Prices were good but what really surprised us was that we were charged &10.00 corkage to undo the cap of our bottle of wine. Rather over the top. Surroundings were a...More

Thank Edlyn710
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Having been here 5 years earlier I can tell you nothing has changed. The pasta dishes are plentiful, bordering on huge. I had the pasta with pesto, my son had pasta with seafood. Both were delivered with heaping portions and no skipping on the ingredients....More

1  Thank hcarlpast
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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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