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1122 Tutanekai St | Rotorua Central, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 1122
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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255 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner tonight. Had the spaghetti marco polo, it was spaghetti in a garlic cream sauce with bacon and onions. It was very good. The only thing that would make it better is if they would give you some crusty bread to soak up the extra sauce

Thank wolf3728
Rotorua, New Zealand
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an awesome dinner there last night, the fettuccine tuscany was delish. Others in our party had salmon, bolognaise and pizza and everyone enjoyed their meal.

Thank Lindy2221
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looked ok from the outside.. Service was terrible. We ordered bread to start and the waitress came and placed 4 plates on the table (there was 3 of us) and walked off without saying anything. There was a tin of random cutlery on the table. The tables were a bit too close together and it was hard to move around.... More 

Thank Steph_AV123
Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location to stop and grab a bite whilst reviewing days business. Pleasant staff and nice choice of sharing dishes too sample from. Not over busy which allowed good conversation without the need to shout.

Thank CORUM68
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Serice was exceptional, and menu choices extensive. Food was very good. A great place for a meal in a casual, friendly and relaxing environment

Thank Steve L
Waikato Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I had fettucine with prawns and chirizo, he had spaghetti marinara. Both beautifully hot and very tasty. Excellent service and with two coffees, under $40. Great place for lunch.

Thank Hanno155
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Appalling service, rude, unhelpful and arrogant. Did not even stay long enough to order. Very disappointing.

1 Thank summerfuntimes
Wellington, New Zealand
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The service was hit-and-miss, the food ranged from OK to good, the prices were high. It seemed we had to explain everything a couple of times.

1 Thank Khaybee
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We dined here twice on our holiday - the first time we took advantage of the lunch pizza special and then we had dinner a few nights later. We had good friendly service, and the food was delivered quickly. We enjoyed the pizzas that we shared and my eldest daughter chose a pasta dish for lunch and because she enjoyed... More 

Thank Lopry
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went here with a group of people for dinner. We have eaten here before and were disappointed but thought we would give it another go. WRONG. The pasta meals were all sauce and no substance. I had the prawn and chorizo and the description was correct, 1 prawn and 10 pieces of chorizo cut about 1 mm thick. The other... More 

1 Thank SuenAndy1983

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1122 Tutanekai St | Rotorua Central, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 1122

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