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Volare Restaurant & Bar

85 The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 7-578 6030
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Ranked #18 of 236 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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English first
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lovely Italian restaurant great selection of food and wine and wonderful service certainly recommend.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Have visited many times now and never, ever disappoints. The service, food and wine selection + the ambience are always spot on. Would highly recommend the place but then I might not be able to get a table!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

My Partner & I were out at dinner here for our anniversary. Meal was amazing :)amazing service would definitely recommend the chicken and my partner had the seafood risotto, both meals were delicious & to top it off I had a lovely glass of pinot gris. Will definitely return :)

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I can honestly say this was the best Italian Restaurant I have eaten in. The food was very tasty and nicely presented. There were twelve of us eating there on a busy Saturday night, and the service was excellent. Chiara, our waitress was capable, efficient and delightful. We all had an amazing evening. The owners sure do know how to... More 

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

We walked in off the street after seeing the happy hour half price tapas and wines. We weren't expecting much, after all what you see is what you get, right? In this case we were very pleasantly surprised, the tapas platter was excellent, we also highly recommend the goats cheese with honey and walnuts, and the wine was great for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere with an awesome view we totally enjoyed every minute our waitress was fantastic with a great warm personality highly recommended .

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went to Volare last night 'off the street'. Being gluten free there nothing stood out until I saw 'gluten free pastas'. There was lots of GF options in all courses of the menu and staff were very knowledgeable about their gluten free options. We ate upstairs and our waiter and waitress were very professional and authentic. The atmosphere and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Maybe my expectations were too high after living in Sydney and frequently dining in Melbourne.. Dined as a party of four, service was respectable, wait times appropriate. Food however, left an awful lot to be desired. Scallops smothered in excessive amounts of bacon that left a pool of fat on the bottom of the plate were not a great start.... More 

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

Hi there, We at Volare know that our restaurant has been famous for it's great service and cuisine since the opening almost ten years ago. We respect your opinion, but your feedback will not be counted as we have noticed that your little son has kept you very busy, so you could not enjoy your time with us properly. You... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This Italian restaurant is located on The Strand in Tauranga which runs along the waterfront. Great location with delightful views. The service provided by a mostly Italian staff was first class and the place had a great atmosphere. The food was authentically Italian. Pick of the menu for us was the Torta di Mele dessert - delicious.

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

There were 5 of us and a 2yr old who came here for dinner on a Friday night. We had a great table by the window and all the staff were warm and friendly! The food was delicious (the calamari/squid in the entree was almost unchewable but I understand it is a temperamental thing to cook) but everything else was... More 

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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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