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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The cellar door and restaurant are a family owned business owned by Maria and Michael Vasarelli, along with their parents, Pat and Vicky Vasarelli. Set in the heart of McLaren Vale, the Vasarelli's have brought to the public a combination of award winning wines and Italian's love for cooking. With recipes passed down from generations, our cuisine ranges from antipasto platters and classic pasta dishes to all organic meats and the freshest seafood. At the very central of our cooking is the insistence that food be fresh & that our chefs are able to work to their own taste, opening the door to infinite variety.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
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All reviews pasta pappardelle crab duck crusty bread steak chilli panna cotta pate ice cream antipasti prawns italian food great dinner own wine saturday night lovely waitress
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today was our first visit to Vasarelli and we had the most exquisite food experience, accompanied by delicious wine and just spent some lovely time together. The muscles for starters and the semi freddo chocolate for dessert are to die for. I'm keen to try...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank kitdekat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for dinner and experienced very friendly, professional service. Both our starters and pastas were excellent and very good value for money. Their wine (Rose and reserve Chardonnay) were both very reasonabl priced but disappointing. Overall a very good dinner with excellent value...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank heavytraveller64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked Friday evening SA long weekend. Very busy staff handled remarkably well. Very friendly efficient beautiful meal reasonable cost. A great night had by all

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank brucejames3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a couple of friends here to thank them for looking after our dog whilst we are overseas. The meals were perfect and the service was excellent.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank lezlih
Reviewed 15 February 2019

Has been a while between visits but the food is just as good as before. Beef Cheek pasta was very good and would recommend. Will be back again and would recommend to anyone in the area who is looking for a nice authentic meal.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank aronq234
Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

Definitely worth visiting if you are near McLaren Vale. Tasty food with a nice relaxing atmosphere. Staff friendly and helpful with recommendations. Spaghetti Carbonara was delicious. Highly recommend booking a table in advance. You won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Elmoboy2008
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

Went here as the family we were with wanted to try this restaurant for a while. We went for a drive around the area and ended up here for lunch and it was amazing. I had the slow cooked duck pappardelle and it was so...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Magrbr
Reviewed 5 February 2019

We hit this on Pizza and Wine night--$25 for a bowl of excellent pasta--cooked properly, and a glass of wine. The drawback was that we had made the reservation over a month in advance and they didn't have it. Service was also just okay. Food...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ann C
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

We were lucky to get a last minute table last Friday night. You really should book. The Friday pasta and glass of wine was delish. We all tried a different pasta - the beef cheeks, chilli crab and even the spaghetti bog was THE best...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank denizen09
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Our previous 3 visits have been really good and were very satisfied. However, I feel our meal on Saturday night 29th Decemeber was disappointing as this was a special meal for us with family returning to UK the next day ! Firstly, whilst we like...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Response from koivo | Reviewed this property |
I was a customer so don't know when the place is busy
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Yes they do, & I think it's either $12 or $15 corkage 👍🏼
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