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Volare Restaurant & Bar

85 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 7-578 6030
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Ranked #22 of 212 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
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
1 review
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We started with Arancini, shared between two. Very nice. He then had gnocchi with chicken and bacon - beautiful. She had rotolini di pollo - also very nice. For dessert he had cassata (nicest ever) and she had torta mele (also very good). It was a Tuesday night, and they weren't particularly busy. We sat upstairs, at a window table.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Our second visit confirmed our thoughts that this is a very good restaurant in the heart of Tauranga's CBD. The atmosphere was convivial, and the food was excellent, served by attentive wait staff. The price was not too bad and the wine OK. We'll definitely be back there.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Friend & I dined here on Wednesday night. Town was really quiet & we arrived without a reservation (not a problem.. we were given a friendly welcome and directed to choose an outside table.) Drinks arrived promptly and the waitress patiently gave us time to ponder over the menus. Waitstaff were very attentive and efficient during our dining experience. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

12 of us sat down for dinner at the end of the Jazz festival and had a delightful evening. Excellent food, very good service and a pleasant venue. I had the calamari followed by the lasagne, really could not be faulted. My partner the linguine followed by an excellent desert. Much limoncello and laughter. Will certainly return.

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