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Volare Restaurant & Bar

85 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 7-578 6030
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Ranked #20 of 219 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
Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a great restaurant, with wonderful ambiance and staff, good wine list and above all - great food. There is good variety, with authentic Italian flavours and (my favourite) - duck! Lots of it. I had the duck risotto which was one of the best I have ever had. Highly recommended!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Second time and just back to make sure the food, service and venue were as good as the first time. Certainly not disappointed. The mains can be large combined with a starter so beware if you're wanting to sample one of the excellent desserts. For me the Filleto has been excellent, well cooked with rich flavours accompanied by a good... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After an enjoyable stroll around the TGA Farmers' Market, friend & I decided to grab a quick bite at Volare. We were quickly shown to a upstairs table with a great view of the harbour. The Waiter was super-efficient, professional & unobtrusive. Pasta & drinks arrived promptly & were delicious. We will be back! :))

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

It didn't start well with an inexperienced waitress who couldn't take an order. She struggled with a simple request for a bottle of beer. Having to return to our table with the menu,to yet again, confirm what had already been asked for clearly, twice. Things improved when the food arrived and a waiter served us. The food was delicious. Pity... More

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Hamilton, 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 20, 2014

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
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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
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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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