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Rocco's Italian Restaurant

5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
+64 3-578 6940
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (14 reviews)
“garlic bread” (6 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

We were greeted by a witty and pleasant maitre d' who seated us promptly. The menu was quite varied; our meals arrived quickly and were delicious! We loved the retro feel of the somewhat quirky decor. Definitely worth a stop for those after Italian food...More

Thank Oskar_Baxter
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

It's been several years since our group has been here and not much has changed. It's about time the seat covers were changed. We've had a lovely young lady waitress, pleasent and helpful. Serving sizes are still generous. The older woman needs a bit of...More

Thank Dellae M
Reviewed October 19, 2017

As a first course we ordered the soup that was recommeded by the waitress. As a vegeterian, I asked if there is no meat in it and she said that there is not. When we received the soup we noticed the meat floating in the...More

1  Thank Koranit S
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

When there for dinner Had the garlic bread and condiments pretty good.Then had the spaghetti marinara sauce lacked body and was on the sweet side ,but large serving. Would go again but would choose a different dish.Red sauce needs body for my taste .

Thank Suebo2013
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic dinner with great friends and food. We had some many good things about Rocco's we wanted to experience it ourselves. We enjoyed a beautiful three course meal and were not rushed which enhanced the whole experience. Fabio made sure we were well...More

Thank 814stuartt
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Entering Rocco was a bit like stepping back in time, loved the booths, white cloths, beams, hanging bottles (including some jeroboams). We were casual dinners and had not booked. Service excellent. Food great, very tasty, plentiful servings. Wine list could be improved with more 'by...More

Thank janesteam
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has not changed one bit since I last went there about 10 years ago. Great choice of food on the menu. They added the salmon to the vegetarian pasta for me and it was devine. The restaurant was warm inside on a cold...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Rocco's was recommended to us and we are so glad we indulged. Everything we had was absolutely divine ! Garlic bread amazing, Scallops were to die for, and the Filet mignon was cooked to perfection as was the Carpaccio...service was great and friendly. Definitely dont...More

Thank ChiefLesley
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Garlic bread was delicious and I had the entree size lasagna which I was glad I ordered as a main size would have been to big and not leave any room for the amazing chocolate brownie. The brownie was warm and crunchy on the outside...More

1  Thank 622suziej
Reviewed March 25, 2017 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...More

Thank neil2015
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Pam H
February 17, 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, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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