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Business Type: Italian Cuisine


Zanellis, the only authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Rotorua City.

Address: 1243 Amohia Street, Rotorua Rotorua

Phone: view phone+6473484908



From its snow-dusted mountains to the sun-drenched blue waters of its coast, Italy is synonymous with exquisitely presented cuisine using only the best of natural ingredients, giving food a unique, wholesomely local flavour unmatched anywhere in the world. 

Those distinctive regional recipes are what you’ll find at Zanellis Restaurant in Rotorua, where attention to detail includes making the ingredients for our unique menu fresh on the day by chefs whose Mediterranean backgrounds create a distinct signature not found anywhere else in New Zealand. 

For more than 20 years, the very best of traditional, authentic regional Italian dishes have been on offer at Zanellis, where you can dine in an intimate setting reminiscent of the most welcoming trattorias in Italy. This includes making our own distinctive olive oils and tapenades, right through to what’s regarded as the best homemade gnocchi in New Zealand (always on special!). And let’s not forget the biscotti or the genuine tiramisu, with its soothing textures of marscapone, cream cheese, brandy and cream or Marsala for an absolute melt in your mouth experience. Even the distinctive gelato is made by hand. 

Zanellis is a restaurant for lovers, skillfully combining romantic and aromatic together to create the complete dining experience. 

Be serenaded by the strains of the remarkable tenors Luciano Pavarotti or Andre Bocelli, indulge in one of the interesting boutique local or Italian wines and simply savour the aroma, texture and taste of cuisine that come right from the heart of Italy.


1243 Amohia Street, Rotorua

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