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Ciccio Italian Cafe

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1262 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 1828
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restraunt was busy this evening and we decided to sit outside. Our attentive but not intrusive staff Rhys, Chloe and Paige , were awesome. They added to the experience of eating fantastic food. The number of doggie bags going home was an indication of the quality and quantity of the meals. We had no room for dessert but ended... More 

Thank Pam W
Nerja, Spain
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant was close to our hotel, so we gave it a try. So glad we did. Friendly service and an interesting menu. Good pasta. Amazing Caesar salad, a meal in itself for two.

Thank Joan A
Port Macquarie, Australia
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for some shakes after lunch. Slight regret, as they are bigger then they look. Luckily I convinced my friend to share with me- we got the Cookies and Cream shake which came with a brownie, 3 Oreo cookies, 3 squares of chocolate and whipped cream. The milkshake was Delicious and tasted like cookies and cream, there was even... More 

Thank Young_and_Free_85
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have never had a bad experience here. Service is wonderful, food is amazing and nice portion sizes. would recommend to anyone wanting a great dining experience.

Thank Josh H
Eugene, Oregon
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What delicious food. I had the entree salad and it was huge. It filled me up. I also had the chicken Amartriciana for my main. Roasted red onion and red capsicum in a tomato sauce. Mmmm, good. Also came with Kumara and another salad. Large moist, perfectly cooked chicken breast. The entire meal was fantastic. Attentive server, fast service and... More 

Thank RFA2249
Kawerau, New Zealand
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in to get a Freakshake as had seen the pictures on their webpage/local leaflet and just had to try one for myself. A couple of friends chose different shakes and we were all really pleased with the selection available. We arrived later than we anticipated, but they were happy to serve us, the staff were friendly and helpful. Would... More 

Thank Sharon T
Hamilton, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether it's after a day's sightseeing, running the Rotorua Marathon or the Tarawera Ultra, this place fills the hunger ap beautifully. Every time. Great menu, service, food and generous deserts, makes this a reliable go to place every time. Try it!

Thank Glenn L
Taupo, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in on a busy Saturday night without a booking just to have a freakshakes, the waitress was fantastic quickly finding us a table out the front. We all choose a different freakshakes, and wow they were amazing when they arrived, kids were blown away. No one could finish their shakes, but they were so yummy!! We will be... More 

Thank Pam2013
Godalming, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here and liked it so much that decided to return for dinner when they have a different menu. As we were a fairly large group, they arranged a long table for us and also went out of their way to accommodate one of our party who wanted something that wasn't on the menu. The wine recommended was... More 

Thank Kfrancis
Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our adult daughters had been talking about the yummy deserts at this place, so we booked in for dinner just on that recommendation alone. We were delighted by the service, our male waiter, (sorry I do not remember his name) was attentive,very helpful and had a good sense of humour. He was happy to swap out some menu items to... More 

Thank KathyW375

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$22
Italian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1262 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 1828
Two Generations of the family (La Famiglia) work and run the Cafe, bringing their expertise together for an unforgettable Italian encounter.Ciccio is fully Licensed with a wide range of beverages available including both New Zealand & Italian wines by the glass or bottle. In the winter months you can cosy up on the couch next to the fire....come summertime you choose, basking in the glorious sun alfresco or, escape to air conditioned comfort. Relaxed casual dining, great place to meet friends and family.Ciccio prides itself on serving authentic Italian food at affordable prices in a relaxed & casual environment that caters equally well for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Ciccio is well known for producing magnificent Cakes & goodies so duck in for a delicious treat, or relax with a coffee, beer or glass of wine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?