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Rocco's Italian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
+64 3-578 6940
18:00 - 21:00
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After searching a few places rather let in the day we were happy that we could be fitted in and certainly did not regret our choice, just a small distance away form the centre but very Italian and authentic, we had a lovely evening meal well cooked and presented and Happy efficient service.

Thank neil2015
Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband said "I wish this meal would never finish!" which is how I felt too!! A great find in a midsize town; it was indeed a little bit of Italy in Marlborough. Service was pleasant, timely and unobtrusive with the manager bringing back our misplaced motel key after they'd closed for the evening! We had three courses just because... More 

Thank MartiNewZealand
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

traditional style dining in a comfortable setting makes this ideal for a relaxed meal out with friends.

Thank tkrider21
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived in Blenheim restaurant recommended to us. Tuesday night wasn't busy. We went for the daily special of Lasagne. It was delicious obviously home made & so tasty along with the red wine recommended by the owner. Def worth a visit.

Thank Liz R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Ive been living in Blenheim for over 4 years and I have never been to Roccos. But my neighbour asked me out for a meal and he suggested Roccos. Wow, service, food, atmosphere very warming and comfortable and a great choice of food to order. If you want a good meal with variety of steak, fish, or seafood, Lasanga and... More 

Thank Anne C
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

After a long day of tasting in the locale, we were desperate for some hearty Italian food to soak up some of the wine! We stumbled upon Rocco's and this ticked all the right boxes. You have to see past the dated decor, although to me that kind of adds to its quirky charm, and focus on the food. It... More 

Thank Runnergirl418
Blenheim, New Zealand
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Last time we had visited Roccos would have to been a good 25 years ago under the original management so thought we should revisit. I don't think the decor had changed one bit except for the empty fish tank which was full of balloons!! Meal was average but the young waitresses should improve their greetings. Maybe we are getting a... More 

Thank GSAJ
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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407 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 home made but told it wasn't. Tasted good. Seem to have bean sprouts with everything.

Thank Robert D
San Diego
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 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 spot on meal

Thank Karl B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?