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Volare Restaurant & Bar

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85 the Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
07 578 6030
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Romantic Evening Out

This is the restaurant you take your lady if you really aim to impress her. It is perfect for a romantic evening out. Very good food of a high caliber and while not cheap - it's worth it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Pete_VTauranga
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Tauranga
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tauranga
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the restaurant you take your lady if you really aim to impress her. It is perfect for a romantic evening out. Very good food of a high caliber and while not cheap - it's worth it!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a lovely meal and possibly the best service from the female Italian waitress that we have had in any restaurant. She wasn't pushy but honest with her opinions about different meals, very knowable and friendly. We sat upstairs and enjoyed the view over the harbour. It is a little bit pricey but definitely worth the visit when celebrating... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

one of our favourites in Tauranga, if not THE favourite ... ;-) ... I have never been disappointed by the food, neither the drinks or staff ... always a pleasure to be there ... even if it is full and we forgot to book, staff will always see what they can do for us ... just lovely ... and the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Incredibly this has to be the best Italian meal I have ever eaten including on a number of trips to Italy.The food was magnificent,the view across the bay was lovely and the service was excellent

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Just quite possibly the best food I've ever had. Doesn't matter what you order on the menu you know it's going to be great. Staff are amazing...and quite good looking too haha.

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Christchurch
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Went here for a meal with family in Tauranga and highly enjoyed it. Wait team were friendly, helpful and quick but intrusive. Food was great, authentic and tasty but not overpriced. We really emoted the mains with handmade gnocchi and roasted garlic on the garlic bread. Will definitely return next time in Tauranga. Beautiful view over the harbour too.

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donegal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We went to Volare based on trip advisor reviews. When we arrived at the restaurant it was empty, leading U.S. To think they had closed for the evening. My sister went in to ask and we were showed a table upstairs! There was a great atmosphere with lots of tables occupied. We enjoyed some beautiful food, wine and service here... More 

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Delft
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Real, classical (and thus excellent) italian cuisine. The restaurant is relaxed and a pleasure to be at. The food is very good and the service attentive (and with real italians).

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Top Contributor
437 reviews 437 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We told our friends to pick their favorite restaurant so we could take them out for a thank you dinner...we are so happy they picked Volare...we all had fantastic dinners...everyone loved their meals...and then the desert...YUM...the apple tart is so good...service was great and the owners were so friendly and helpful...wish we lived closer...we'd definitely go back!

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Dined at Volare with my sister and what an amazing restaurant! We didn't arrive there until after 9pm but they were happy to serve us and the service was great. Enjoyed their excellent wine list, squid ink linguine with seafood which was one of the best I've ever tried and my sister enjoyed their fillet steak risotto. We were both... More 

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susiane g, Owner at Volare Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

thanks we are glad you enjoyed our place ! hope to see you again soon :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 the Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: 07 578 6030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Italian

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?