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Rocco's Italian Restaurant

5 Dodson St, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
+64 3-578 6940
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (13 reviews)
“garlic bread” (5 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Entering Rocco was a bit like stepping back in time, loved the booths, white cloths, beams, hanging bottles (including some jeroboams). We were casual dinners and had not booked. Service excellent. Food great, very tasty, plentiful servings. Wine list could be improved with more 'by...More

Thank janesteam
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has not changed one bit since I last went there about 10 years ago. Great choice of food on the menu. They added the salmon to the vegetarian pasta for me and it was devine. The restaurant was warm inside on a cold...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Rocco's was recommended to us and we are so glad we indulged. Everything we had was absolutely divine ! Garlic bread amazing, Scallops were to die for, and the Filet mignon was cooked to perfection as was the Carpaccio...service was great and friendly. Definitely dont...More

Thank ChiefLesley
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Garlic bread was delicious and I had the entree size lasagna which I was glad I ordered as a main size would have been to big and not leave any room for the amazing chocolate brownie. The brownie was warm and crunchy on the outside...More

Thank 622suziej
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

After searching a few places rather let in the day we were happy that we could be fitted in and certainly did not regret our choice, just a small distance away form the centre but very Italian and authentic, we had a lovely evening meal...More

Thank neil2015
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

My husband said "I wish this meal would never finish!" which is how I felt too!! A great find in a midsize town; it was indeed a little bit of Italy in Marlborough. Service was pleasant, timely and unobtrusive with the manager bringing back our...More

Thank MartiNewZealand
Reviewed 5 March 2017

traditional style dining in a comfortable setting makes this ideal for a relaxed meal out with friends.

Thank tkrider21
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived in Blenheim restaurant recommended to us. Tuesday night wasn't busy. We went for the daily special of Lasagne. It was delicious obviously home made & so tasty along with the red wine recommended by the owner. Def worth a visit.

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Ive been living in Blenheim for over 4 years and I have never been to Roccos. But my neighbour asked me out for a meal and he suggested Roccos. Wow, service, food, atmosphere very warming and comfortable and a great choice of food to order....More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 17 February 2017

After a long day of tasting in the locale, we were desperate for some hearty Italian food to soak up some of the wine! We stumbled upon Rocco's and this ticked all the right boxes. You have to see past the dated decor, although to...More

Thank Runnergirl418
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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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