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Trattoria alla Toscana

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180 Emerson Street | Cbd, Napier 4011, New Zealand
+64 6-834 1988
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: This is the place in New Zealand where you'll succumb to romance and...
This is the place in New Zealand where you'll succumb to romance and discover the tantalising flavours of Tuscany...Loving hand crafted pasta and salsa's. Followed by classic Bistecta Fiorentina or maybe a fresh fish....Having operated for 19 years providing locals & tourists great service & quality food. We use local providers for meat , fish and vegetables and all pasta etc made on site.
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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Genuine Italian Food

I really like this place. The owners and their staff were lovely people. They made you feel welcome and very special. The table were beautifully laid with fine linen napkins and white table clothes. The food is authentic and well prepared. The down side is that it is on the expensive side.We went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Andrew N
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Katikati, New Zealand
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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NZ
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585 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Family boutique restaurant, worthy worthy of worthy of your support . Excellent standards never fails to satisfy earns our top marks. We love the personal service, chef always comes out table side.

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We always search out Italian restaurants. Service is usually excellent. This was. The Antipasto nice but a little sparse. Janice's fish was great. The chianti very smooth and light. The pannacotta perfect. But the lasagna, oh dear. Although the sauce was superb the pasta although plentiful was thick, undercooked and doughy. I didn't eat it. Very disappointing. At that price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Reza is a wonderful host with an exceptional menu! Thoroughly enjoyed every moment from the atmosphere to the wine.. Lovely

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Raumati Beach, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Where to begin? Nestled somewhere in Emerson Street, a busy street. The owner stood outside chatting with a passerby when we arrived and personally welcomed us in. The suggested starters were superb and the mains excellent. I had a great lasagne with mixed salad and my friends went for the veal special which they really enjoyed. Peroni beers, excellent Valpolicella... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

What can I say, this is one of the top restaurants in Napier. Awesome food, the flavours are amazing. The service is on such a personal level, that you are made to feel really special. The owners get around to speak to every one individually. Great, warm hospitality at its best. I just can't say enough about this place. ENJOY.

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Enz023, Owner at Trattoria alla Toscana, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back...and we were understaffed that night. So a big thank you!!! More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A lovely welcome to a superb little Italian restaurant. Staff very friendly and attentive. Food delicious - daily made fresh pasta, slow cooked osso bucco, best polenta tasted for ages and great wine recommendation. Desserts finished off a lovely evening. We shall be back!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were ready for a change from the standard NZ fare, being Americans, we decided to try something familiar to us-Italian food. It was delicious. Good service, beautiful restaurant.

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Palmerston North
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were made to feel welcome the moment we stepped through the door. Despite the fact the restaurant was full they found a way to seat us and also to give us special attention although they had two very large groups that evening. The food was out of this world! Be both devoured their signature dish of seafood fettuccine followed... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great food - recommending any of the chefs specials. Who knew Italians could cook such an amazing t-bone. This is definitely more than just a pizza and pasta restaurant. Awesome wine selection (local and Italian) topped off with very genuine personal service.

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Katikati, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I really like this place. The owners and their staff were lovely people. They made you feel welcome and very special. The table were beautifully laid with fine linen napkins and white table clothes. The food is authentic and well prepared. The down side is that it is on the expensive side.We went on a Friday night and there were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 180 Emerson Street | Cbd, Napier 4011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-834 1988

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business

Description

This is the place in New Zealand where you'll succumb to romance and discover the tantalising flavours of Tuscany...Loving hand crafted pasta and salsa's. Followed by classic Bistecta Fiorentina or maybe a fresh fish....Having operated for 19 years providing locals & tourists great service & quality food. We use local providers for meat , fish and vegetables and all pasta etc made on site.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?