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Rocco's Italian Restaurant

5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
+64 3-578 6940
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (14 reviews)
“garlic bread” (6 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
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5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

I couldn't even place an order for pick up and I was prepared to wait. They might have been busy, but I sure 1 dish wouldn't have made much difference. Very rude and abrupt on the phone.

Thank 8aaronp
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Went tonight and I had the vegetarian pasta and my husband had the special lasagna for the evening. We were very happy with our choices and would highly recommend this place.

Thank Avalonavalon
Reviewed 14 March 2016

It's an humble small restaurant with typical italian deco on the wall. Food is super delicious and authentic. If I live closeby blenheim would have come back again and again without a doubt. Service was nice and friendly. The food is definitely what you should...More

Thank WonderGey
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Turn the clock back 20 years and you'll be here. Visited many years ago and still the same, although the fish in aquarium have long since died, with the aquarium being reused a balloon repository. The food however is excellent and the pasta dishes unsurpassed...More

Thank aebrown242
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

We were pleased to be greeted warmly and seated by a friendly young lady. My fillet with scallops was beautifully cooked and the service quick and friendly. Decor just dated but quaint. Thanks for a lovely evening.

Thank kjam1972
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Italian restaurant. Authentic Italian food, great ambiance, and very generous servings. The best Italian meal I've had in a long time. Waitress and waiter very friendly and accommodating with no request a problem. A must for a great and well priced meal when in...More

Thank Murray A
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Advertises a takeaway service but when we phoned (after a very long drive to Blenheim with young kiddies) we were told that they weren't doing takeaway that night as it was a little busy.. Perhaps next time?

Thank Beejay1958
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Once again we had a lovely meal at Rocco's and we weren't disappointed. The pasta dishes were amazing and the spaghetti marinara was excellent. We all ordered the small serving of the pasta and that more than satisfied. Love the large garlic bread the the...More

Thank Tina B
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Service is brilliant. The menu is great. You can go there every couple of years and the menu is the same. You know exactly what to expect and what you will get. Portion sizes are huge but you can take it home for breakfast. Yum.

Thank JudeNZ01
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Went to Rocco's on a wim vest decision we made. Great garlic bread a pesto followed by amazingly awesome steaks. Very impressed. Friendly service and lovely atmosphere. Great to be reminded why it is my favorite place to eat in Blenheim.

Thank Tina B
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Pam H
Can we take our own wine ?
17 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Parking Available
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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