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Volare Restaurant & Bar

85 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 7-578 6030
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Ranked #23 of 217 restaurants in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Step into the rustic charm of Volare. You will be instantly captivated by the warm ambient atmosphere of this authentic Italian restaurant right in the heart of Tauranga, 85 The Strand.Working your way through the culinary fare on the menu will leave your mouth watering, along with the equally enticing eclectic mix of prime Italian and local wines.WHEN DINING AT VOLARE you need to be prepared for a savoured repast, an authentic Italian style dining experience with the very best ingredients available. The meal you order be it an appetiser, fresh homemade pasta, meat, seafood, salad or side, all will be made with typical passion from scratch. The way its always been in Italy.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Step into the rustic charm of Volare. You will be instantly captivated by the warm ambient atmosphere of this authentic Italian restaurant right in the heart of Tauranga, 85 The Strand.Working your way through the culinary fare on the menu will leave your mouth watering, along with the equally enticing eclectic mix of prime Italian and local wines.WHEN DINING AT VOLARE you need to be prepared for a savoured repast, an authentic Italian style dining experience with the very best ingredients available. The meal you order be it an appetiser, fresh homemade pasta, meat, seafood, salad or side, all will be made with typical passion from scratch. The way its always been in Italy.
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I have dined at this restaurant before and had been impressed. Last night, I wanted to treat myself after a long, hard day working at a client's site. I was a little bit disappointed and I'm hoping the chef will receive my feedback. Firstly, the plusses: the waiter was attentive, the waitress had a lovely smile, and the service was... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This restaurant is upstairs overlooking the water. There's a great atmosphere through the bar downstairs and into the busy restaurant upstairs. All the staff we encountered were Italian which is really nice and tehy were friendly and helpful. Big blip was there was a long wait for our order to be taken (I think they missed us or made a... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I have just come back from Volare and everytime i go there i get more and more satisfied. I have tried so many different dishes and they are always well served and delicious! It is the best food, service and atmosphere i have ever experienced, 10 out of 10!!!

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Auckland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The previous reviews suggested Volare was too good to overlook so we made a visit while in Tauranga for the weekend. We found it to be outstanding both for food and table service. The wait staff made a thoroughly excellent dining experience even more enjoyable. An absolute winner. Do not go past this place!

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Excellent food, excellent service :) Squid ink pasta amazing! Service was great, will definitely be back.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My lovely hubby has taken me the last 2 years to Volare, for my summer birthday, for a dinner treat. We have also been about 7 years ago, when we were treated to dinner. Every time has been a lovely dining experience. The ambience is unique, as the building is one of the last 'originals' of a bye-gone era (early... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is one restaurant I will happily recommend. Excellent service, attention to detail, beautiful food and wonderful variety. A warm and cosy dinning experience. The garlic bread was wonderful, it came with a dish of mashed garlic paste on the side so you could chose the amount you put on. All the food was fresh and seasonal. The warm melting... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Situated in the lively Strand area Near the waterfront, they have upstairs seating as well as outside seating. Very popular so good to book early!

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Had dessert with the girls here and all our desserts were really yummy. Usually they only serve dinner upstairs but we were worried about being too cold downstairs so they kindly let us sit upstairs where it was perfectly warm. Nice service and definitely a delicious treat!

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Volare delivers on all the things I look for in a great restaurant: Value, Service, Quantity, Taste, and Variety. The three courses our table of 4 enjoyed included Duck, Lamb, Chicken, Veal, Scallops, Prawns, Squid, and the age old staple of Garlic Bread. I will have no hesitation returning to try the other items on the menu.

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