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Trattoria alla Toscana

180 Emerson Street, Napier, New Zealand
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Ranked #34 of 132 restaurants in Napier
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Milan, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Not teh usual fake italian, here the owner, Enzo, and the chef, Lorenzo, are true, born and raised, Italian guys. For italians: you can feel at home here, in every dish and chatting with both the two mentioned before, always happy to find so rare mother tongue speakers down there. Also a good way to purify our gut from the... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Food spectacular, could not fault the flounder or the steak. Deserts divine. The owner was very friendly and the waitress from Portugal was a delight. Best night we have had out for a while.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had a fabulous dinner here . The service and the food was excellent . It was cold Tuesday night in the middle of winter and we still needed to make a reservation. Most of the people in the restaurant were locals so obviously a good name .

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

What a great Italian gem in the heart of Napier. If you can't be in Italy, then this is the next best thing. Staff are delightful and authentic and so is the food.

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Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

After not being able to get in on Saturday evenings we have booked previously days in advance and had fabulous meals and service. This time on a cold wet Saturday we walked up but only just got in as it is not a large establishment. We like the 'family ownershjp" model and all staff seemed involved, knowledgeable and pleasant and... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I don't know if it was because we had a GrabOne that we were disappointed with most of the meal. The first course a small pumpkin looked good but lacked flavour, the mixture inside was very runny with a few pieces of minced meat in it. The brussel sprout puree was very tasty. Main course three small dishes of food,... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had on previous visits considered this restaurant but it always seems very busy so never went in. This time we booked in advance and therefore got a table. We had a set menu which was reasonable and excellent in presentation, quality and taste - definitely recommended. The owners were there and very pleasant, helpful and ready to chat to... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great food and atmosphere. This restaurant has an authentic Italian menu with many choices and a varied wine list of local and Italian wines.

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Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My flatmates and I came here for dinner on Friday night and LOVED this restaurant. The service was immaculate from the waitress and the owner who came out to speak with us personally. The food was also delicious. Our meals included the lasagna, ravioli, penne and the gnocchi, as well as garlic bread for starters. The meals were a little... More

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Taranaki Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

It is located in a mainly pedestrian area of the main shopping street so is easy to miss if just driving around looking for an eatery. It is very well patronised so booking is recommended, will visit again next time we stay.

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