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Volare

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85 the Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
6475786030
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Licensed restaurant, Bar, Wines, Beer, Italian style dining, fresh...
Licensed restaurant, Bar, Wines, Beer, Italian style dining, fresh homemade pasta, meat, seafood, salad or side
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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Night

Recently enjoyed a fantastic night here with a group of 14 friends. Couldn't fault the food or the service. You would expect that with such a large group that there would have been one or two meals which weren't quite right...but not here, everyone loved their meals and desserts. The staff were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Chrissy B
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Recently enjoyed a fantastic night here with a group of 14 friends. Couldn't fault the food or the service. You would expect that with such a large group that there would have been one or two meals which weren't quite right...but not here, everyone loved their meals and desserts. The staff were great and one of the waiters made sure... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lovely building - excellent wait staff, and great value house wine. But... food is seriously average. I have been here a few times and my opinion has not changed - I will not rush back to spend my hard earned dollar! My squid ink linguine was flavourless and the shellfish on the side were overcooked. My husband's Tarakihi was also... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Came here last week on business after reading reviews on TripAdvisor and recommendations by locals. It's always a good sign when a Italian restaurant has Italian staff. Love the ambience. Love the service. Best of all, love my homemade pasta!! Not many restaurants make their own pasta these days and taste so good. This one does just that. My colleague... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Everything was awesome! Food, service, atmosphere! Has been a while since i came to dine here and i wont leave it so long next time! Amazing,......well done to all the team :)

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Tauranga
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My partner and I went there with a group for a birthday celebration and came away feeling a bit let down. There were two tables of us and fortunately the noise level was really high and conversation was not easy. The starter we had (antipasto) was and easily the best I have had for some time, plenty for the two... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We chose to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary out of town. I researched reviews on best place to eat in Tauranga and Volare stood out. We were not disappointed!!! Firstly, the staff are AWESOME. They make you feel very welcome and are so attentive and friendly. The food was divine. My husband and I really enjoy Italian food and this was... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Volare is one of the best restaurant in Tauranga. I have been here on numerous occasions and have not once had a bad meal. The service is always wonderful and the food delicious. I always intend to have only one or two courses but am always persuaded into three! Definitely a must try!

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My partner and I decided to come here for my birthday celebration. We arrived without booking any reservation before hand, the staffs were very friendly and welcoming. We ordered the steak and gnocchi. The food took a reasonable amount of time to arrive, the gnocchi was good but it did come out a bit gummy, the blue cheese sauce was... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Nice people very friendly - good Peroni beer I had the lamb preceded by beef carpaccio both were full of flavour and cooked to perfection this place is a little diamond set alongside a raft of pub type lamb shank and mash alternatives - The only niggle I had was the side vegetables were slightly inconsistent - great flavour and... More 

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New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have dined here on several occasions but most recently last Saturday. We take all of our out of town guests here and everyone has loved it and our most recent visit was no exception. The staff are all Italian which makes you think you could almost be in Italy. They are all very friendly and very attentive. We shared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 the Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: 6475786030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, European

Description

Licensed restaurant, Bar, Wines, Beer, Italian style dining, fresh homemade pasta, meat, seafood, salad or side
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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