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Zanellis Italian Restaurant

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1243 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 4908
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Kawerau, New Zealand
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my husband for his birthday, we usually eat here with our friends, but decided to make it just the two of us, we thoroughly enjoyed our food and have never had a bad experience whilst dining at this restaurant, the meals are extremely tasty and very well prepared and presented beautifully, the desserts are amazing too. Just the... More 

Thank Sharon T
Rotorua District, New Zealand
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

the staff here are so lovely, the cook is amazing to accommodate dietary issue and no waiting time they are very quick to serve. thanks for a lovely 50th birthday meal

Thank Mandylou47
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This may have been a good restaurant in it's hey day but now is plagued with overly priced food and wine of not particularly stellar quality . The service was indifferent.

Thank Subin88S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Best Italian in Rotorua! Don't let the exterior fool you, the food is full of flavour and authentic! The decor is a little dated but you won't regret going there the minute you taste their spaghetti pomodoro! Reasonably priced and has quite a good seafood meal (if that's what you're into). My husband and I will definitely be back!

Thank Stephanie A
Rotorua, New Zealand
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The food is traditional and very tasty. The service was excellent and the overall evening was wonderful.

Thank Bigheartjay
New Zealand
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

My partner and I decided to try this place out for a date night after not being able to have one for a long time. Delicious food, good service. Definitely will be back!

Thank Chelsea S
Grand Junction, Colorado
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I ate here once during a 15-day business visit to Rotorua. The food and service were decent, what I expect from a respectable but not outstanding general Italian restaurant. A family group of 8 was noisy and their voices really carried in this restaurant.

Thank william33450
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We were looking for a restaurant to take our daughter to celebrate her 16th birthday and happened upon Zanellis who were trialling a Sunday opening. The meal was superb and has got to be one of the best meals I have had in recent times. The scallops were to die for ! The décor is dated and needs refreshing, but... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Been several years since I ate at Zanellis, its been around for a long time. Went for a quite dinner mid week. Stuck with the traditional and went for pasta, Linguine Mare Monti and lasagne for mains. Panna cotta and gellatto for desert. All quality dishes, Service was efficient and friendly. Good value for money and a really enjoyable dinner.... More 

Thank billyboy602015
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Went there last night, and I could not fault it - staff were amazing, food was excellent, and the gelato is a must. Clean tidy, food delivered in appropriate time 10/10

Thank JaxxRotorua

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1243 Amohia Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 4908

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?