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Rocco's Italian Restaurant

5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
+64 3-578 6940
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (13 reviews)
“garlic bread” (6 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With the old Chianti bottles hanging from the rafters and the murals depicting scenes of Italy in a abstract style it's always a comfort dining experience for a kid that grew up dining in establishments like Roccos. Now the food is tasty it's not going...More

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I recently visited Rocco's without a reservation and were welcomed for dinner. The service was great and the food was pretty good. The atmosphere was quirky with very old school decor but I think it somewhat adds to the experience. Would certainly...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We haven’t been back to Blenheim and Rocco’s for about 7 years and have great memories of an amazing meal so there was no choice for us tonight - it had to be Rocco’s. We were not disappointed for sure !! Absolutely beautiful meal tonight....More

Thank carlene mabey m
Reviewed 11 March 2018

If your looking for authentic Italian well this is it. Not just in the atmosphere but the food too. Great people and ample seating.

Thank anirt111
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Visited with a group of friends, good selection on the menu, both European and Italian options. Steak cooked to perfection, large meals and wonderful quick service. Excellent night out.

Thank 676beryl
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We visited this cafe because it was just right next to our motel. The Cafe seemed to be a family business and not having enough staff. It took us some time to get their attentions to come to take the order. I ordered scallops. It...More

Thank Victor L
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Went with friends to celebrate a 70th Birthday. The staff were fantastic the owner very attentive, the food was great. All in all a great night out.

Thank CEW1146
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great Italian meal with our long time friends and business colleagues. The lasagne could have been grandmother’s recipe absolutely delicious. My wife had a vegetarian pasta dish which she raved about it for days. The meal was accompanied by a really good...More

Thank Wanake
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Visited Roccos again for dinner with the family. You really can't go wrong eating here. Everytime we are in Blenheim visiting family we always come to Roccos. The meal portions are generous and very tasty. Prompt service. I had the chicken with Roccos twist -...More

Thank liliz
Reviewed 10 January 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
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Pam H
18 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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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