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Trattoria alla Toscana

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180 Emerson Street, Napier, New Zealand
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Old Fashioned Italian Restaurant

Had a very good dinner at this restaurant - pretty old style both in terms of food and approach but well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Bob H
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Preston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Preston, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a very good dinner at this restaurant - pretty old style both in terms of food and approach but well worth a visit.

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

There seemed to be lack of traditional restaurants in central Napier. We went to this restaurant on two occasions and had excellent fish. The owner is Italian and made us most welcome. A good wine list but he has a few bottles which are not on the menu.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

There was nothing authentic about this Italian - the lasagne was an inedible concoction of pulverised mince, the salad a poor apology of lettuce and the fish was accompanied by greasy vegetables. To add insult to injury it was far from cheap. Maybe we were unlucky but cannot recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Very friendly restaurant and delicious food. The menu is very typically Tuscan and the chef is Italian. It is right in the centre of Napier - perfect to visit after doing the evening Art Deco walking tour.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We chose to eat here as we could walk from our hotel. The restaurant was really busy when we arrived, but they found us a table near the front. Decorated in a traditionally Italian style, with menu choices to match. To start we shared some garlic bread, then I had the seafood pasta and my Wife had the gnocchi Bolognese.... More 

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Auckland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This being our first visit we are in agreement with many of the positive comments by other diners. However, Emmerson Street which is Napier's main shopping street does lack evening atmosphere even during the peak holiday season, so you're there mainly for the dining experience which does not disappoint. Our meals were delicious and our Italian waitress was courteous and... More 

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Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Very good Italian food indeed with a friendly service. If you don't want to go to the harbour area, this is one of the few restaurants in town worth eating.

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Napier
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have eaten at the Trattoria a number of times and have always had a great experience. Our latest visit did not disappoint. The restaurant was busy but the service was excellent - unobtrusive but very attentive. The waitress was delightful and very professional. We both had the Risotto - one with scallops and the other with Prawns. They were... More 

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Hastings
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is the third time we have been here and it never disappoints. The food is superb. Great service. I bit pricey e.g. $35 for a main. We shared the starter.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Excellent tasting entree & mains, but way over-priced. Well located, clean and inviting atmosphere and service, but prices should be halved for what you get.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 180 Emerson Street, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
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?