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Reviewed 7 April 2024

The restaurant has been there for a long, long time and has not have a decoration refresh, but outside of that, the service was good and the food out of great grandmas recipe book. Needless to say, AMAZING. Better than I had in Tuscany, Italy....The owner is very accomodating, and doesn't rush you out of there as soon as you finish eating. I wish we had one that good in my town!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024 via mobile

Wow just had an amazing meal. Best steak I’ve had in years. The service and my partners lasagne were also excellent! Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 February 2024

The place is very unpretentious, with an atmosphere of a couple decades of use, but the staff was friendly and attentive .The food was so good, so good that made me feel asI was at my best friend’s grandma’s house. The lasanha was juicy with...an amazing bechamel sauce and ground beef swimming in a delicious tomato sauce. The best ever! The veal scaloppini was so tender with a mushroom creamy sauce out of this world. Kudos to the chef! Would love to be able to go back there!!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 November 2023 via mobile

Having been to many parts of Italy, I can testify that this is simple Italian food at its best. We had very generous portions of house-made tortellini with mushrooms in a creamy wine sauce and chicken Kiev. So, so good. We had a perfect Italian...red wine from Abruzzo followed by gelato. Fabio was friendly and helpful as well as the other staff. Don't go for trendy. Go to Rocco's, you won't be disappointed. We'll be returning before the end of our stay in BlenheimMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023 via mobile

me and my partner came on a recommendation from our wine tour guy for the “best lasagna ever”, my partner couldn’t say no to that so we came in and walked into a very cute old fashioned restaurant! the food was delicious, garlic bread with...homemade olive and capsicum tapenade, lasagna and a mushroom tortellini 🤤🤤🤤 everything was amazing and short walk from our accommodation too - highly recommend !More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2022

We both ordered the fillet mignon - prime aged beef eye fillet wrapped in bacon, grilled and topped with mushrooms poached in Chardonnay. It came with seasonal vegetables and we ordered a basket of fries between us, which was huge. The steak was beautifully cooked...and so tasty. The vegetables were cooked to perfection and the whole meal was up there with some of the best steaks we've had for many years. We loved the efficient and very personable staff who really wanted us to enjoy our time with them and impressed us far more than the posh and stuffy places with their airs and graces. Loved the comfortable and simple decor of the place too. The restaurant opens at 6pm and there was a queue outside when we arrived which is unsurprising with the quality of the food from here. It's opens from 6pm - 8.15pm or thereabouts and there was a good turn out on the Friday night we went, with some folks trickling in for food around 7.15pm too. Loved our experience here and wish we'd known about it sooner. Definitely one to try if you're in Blenheim or visiting. The gelato was very special too - three scoops of the most gorgeous icecream - Red Doris plum, chocolate and strachiatella (yum). All in all a most lovely night out!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 23 July 2022

Fantastic pasta at Rocco’s. Cool, old-timey vibe in restaurant itself. If we lived in Blenheim we would be regulars!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 27 October 2021

So disappointing!!! We came from Wellington for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and booked for 7pm - we were out by 7.46pm!!! The main was brought out as they cleared the entree - food was yucky - so rushed couldn’t even enjoy it 😔 Remember when...this place was awesome how sad 😞More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 27 August 2021

Making the most of being able to dine out. Nice atmosphere and very nice food. Place was warm and cosy as weather bad outside.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 12 June 2021

We had spaghetti marinara. Good Italian size, great flavour, fresh seafood. Finish it off with a bang, a glass of limoncello. Great owners , highly reccomanded!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

Best steak and lasagna ever. Can't describe it in polite language. Fantastic chicken dish as well. Has definitely made a lasting memory. Had the Akarua Rua Pinot noir. Perfect match for the lasagna and the steak. Great friendly staff. Can't recommend enough!!!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 16 April 2021

We were advised not to go to this restaurant but booked anyway based on the reviews. We were not disappointed.The lasagna and steak were just want we needed after an early morning start and flight. The wine selection was basic but we were there for...the food. Wonderful service. Thank you Rocco's.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 24 March 2021

I was in town on business. Don’t usually dine out alone but could not resist Italian. This place is amazing. Great service and the food is very delicious. I had pasta of the day and Marlborough cherries. What an asset to the local area. Will...be back. Thank you.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 19 January 2021 via mobile

Fantastic meal, very very well priced, great service and delicious food. I have been a number of times and always consistent.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 18 January 2021

We travelled NZ for 4 weeks and this was our best meal. Beautiful food and incredible value. Excellent kids menu. The decor is quirky and welcoming, as is the music and the service!

Date of visit: January 2021
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ROCCO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Blenheim - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Rocco's Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5