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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Very good traditional Italian restaurant

Italian restaurant that seems to be family run. A basic Italian menu, with a number of seafood options. The food we had was very good - my wife was particularly impressed by her seafood risotto. We initially thought it was a bit pricey but, on reflection, it is probably typical of restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
pgwill
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surrey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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NZ
Top Contributor
566 reviews 566 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Reza and staff turn out the BEST of Italian cuisine on NZ's East Coast.... PERIOD. Lovingly prepared delicious food at fair prices served in tidy intimate space on Art Deco Emerson Street in NAPIER's Art Deco quarter. We love the pasta, steaks and insalatas. All menu items TOP quality. Highest recommendations.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The host was very welcoming and friendly. The food authentic Italian and very tastey (of course). Good atmosphere and a 20% off coupon for our next meal.

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Napier. It is a family run restaurant, the food is delicious and the staff very friendly and competent. It is probably a little on the expensive side but the quality of the food reflects this. I would suggest making a reservation, we went on a Thursday night and it was full... More 

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New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We ate out at this lovely small family restaurant on a wet drizzly evening. From the initial very friendly welcome by the owner, the lovely white tables cloths and starched napkins, the great selection of italian wines and a most delicious bruschetta followed by mouth watering fillet steaks with sauces to die for, this was a wonderful evening dinner for... More 

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Marton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Starter (mixed platter) was OK. Risotto stodgy and tasteless. Very expensive meal in an average setting. We felt rushed as we were going to a show and they knew the timing of it. We had more than enough time. Open fire (flat screen TV) is tacky and they insisted on keeping the door closed making it a sauna. Where is... More 

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

We are sorry & deeply regretful that you have had a bad experience. We would like to offer you the opportunity to contact us so we can give you another opportunity to try the authentic Italian Cuisine set in a classic Italian Trattoria Decor . Within the Inner city due to Buildings restrictions ,you can't have a open fire. Hence... More 

surrey
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Italian restaurant that seems to be family run. A basic Italian menu, with a number of seafood options. The food we had was very good - my wife was particularly impressed by her seafood risotto. We initially thought it was a bit pricey but, on reflection, it is probably typical of restaurant pricing in Napier

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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129 reviews 129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This restaurant is situated near the city centre with both interior seating, and tables out on the pavement. The service is excellent, and overseen by the owner who keeps a fatherly eye on all the activity. We had a great meal, and the food was excellent. Well worth a visit.

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Otley, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We happened upon this lovely restaurant, and they found us a good table, even during the Art Deco Weekend, when the whole town was buzzing. We were, I have to admit, a little suspicious as we couldn't get a table without reserving, and were beginning to lose hope of finding anywhere decent to eat. This restaurant is well beyond merely... More 

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beulah co
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

my wife and i happened upon the trattoria by accident, as it somehow had not made much of an impact on previous trip advisor reviewers. how fortunate for us. the ambience was excellent, the menu was interesting, the food was homecooked and very tasty with reasonable portions, and the service was fantastic (enzo, the owner, was checking on his patrons... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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 16 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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?