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Ciccio Italian Cafe

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1262 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 1828
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even though there are many restaurants on Eat Street, we ate at a Thai there last night which was lacking in authenticity and we felt more like a tourist than normal. Bearing this in mind we found Ciccio and were so glad we did! The food was so delicious, calamari was perfectly crumbed and cooked, the salad had the freshest... More 

Thank freshandclean
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I come here every time Im in the area and always amazed by the food, freak shakes and unbeatable service. Best wedges I've ever had and the chef even included a great vegan dip for my partner that wasnt even on the menu. The freak shakes are a must for anyone's bucket list. Great service all round keep it coming... More 

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Stratford, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are really friendly and attentive, the meals are huge and tasted great. The kids really enjoyed their freak shake too.

Thank Sheree W
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant last night and enjoyed it so much we just had to go back again this evening... From the moment we walked in till we left we could not fault this restaurant. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The meals superb. If you can squeeze in a Freakshake then you must try these... This is the... More 

Thank A2853HDianc
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are outside now, if you see this come see us, we have got curly fries and two fettuccine to come, yea cheers

Thank Jack L
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for lunch.. amazing food and great friendly staff - definitely worth another visit - freakshakes were amazing and food devine

Thank vicky t
Swansea, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't sure what to expect in this restaurant, it's only about 2-300 yards from the bus station but it was a bit quiet and we only wanted a light lunch. We ordered the staff were attentive and the place was nearly empty. However, the food was great! Give it a go and don't judge a book by it's cover.

Thank GorsJoe
Rotorua, New Zealand
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ciccio staff = friendly, aproachable, helpful. Excellent wine list:: recommend the Gran Sasso Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, but leave some for me. The 5th star when the Werlitzer jukebox is fixed. Some guy from Auckland took a part and hasn't been seen again.

Thank Lynne_R_M-S
San Francisco, California
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went in needing a chocolate fix. Cute place with interesting decor. Hot chocolate was very good. Disappointed they didn't have wifi (everywhere else does).

Thank Aparna J
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Always good food and friendly staff. Been here several times and always my favourite. Look forward to my next visit. Thank you😄

Thank Sarah L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$21
Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1262 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 1828
Two Generations of the family (La Famiglia) work and run the Cafe, bringing their expertise together for an unforgettable Italian encounter.Ciccio is fully Licensed with a wide range of beverages available including both New Zealand & Italian wines by the glass or bottle. In the winter months you can cosy up on the couch next to the fire....come summertime you choose, basking in the glorious sun alfresco or, escape to air conditioned comfort. Relaxed casual dining, great place to meet friends and family.Ciccio prides itself on serving authentic Italian food at affordable prices in a relaxed & casual environment that caters equally well for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Ciccio is well known for producing magnificent Cakes & goodies so duck in for a delicious treat, or relax with a coffee, beer or glass of wine.

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