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Volare Restaurant & Bar

85 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 7-578 6030
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Ranked #8 of 237 Restaurants in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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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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donegal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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
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430 reviews 430 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 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
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103 reviews 103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 

Victoria, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great restaurant with excellent service. We dined upstairs and had a lovely view of the ocean. The veal scallopini was delicious, as was the fish of the day on the specials menu. The atmosphere is cozy but it was a little too warm upstairs because of the weather. The prices were reasonable and we would definitely dine there again.

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

thank you so much for your feed back ! see you sometime soon :) More 

Dungannon, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The fact they had only one table left was a good indicator of what was to come. Dont be put off by what appears to be a lack of tables downstairs. Our table was downstairs so we missed out on all the atmosphere that was coming from upstairs. Warm and friendly service. Great Italian menu and when the food came... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Amazing food and wonderful service. A must for any visit to Tauranga. Will be back to try the tiramisu they had run out of.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I can't say we've tasted food so lovely in a long time. Amazing food and friendly service. Will be back time and time again

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Hampshire England
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was by far the best meal we had in three weeks travelling in NZ. Service was outstanding. Our waitress was the best ever. Food was yummy and as we had a table by the window the views were great looking over the waterfront. Go there!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The wine list and menu was ample. We had a bubbles and a shiraz to drink and a pasta and fish dishes as mains. Then shared a tiramisu for dessert. The service was excellent and the meals well presented and prepared. The only negative is largely outside their control with smoke drifting from the smokers at a neighbouring pub.

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Additional Information about Volare Restaurant & Bar

Address: 85 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-578 6030
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
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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