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85 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-578 6030
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the food, really good italian, service with a smile and a great location, very hard to find a fault - so I won't. Would recommend to anyone looking for authentic italian food. Will be back.

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Thank Peter G
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Volare is a very well organised restaurant. We had a banquet for 45 pax. In a word, it was magnificent. Great food, excellent service, great ambience. Would go back in a flash. Owners and staff knew exactly what they were doing. Great food and plentiful - no one went hungry.

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Thank Wazzum
Eastcote, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Italian food at very reasonable prices. Ask for a table upstairs in the window. The Windows when we went were fully open on a warm evening on December 1st and s nice cool breeze wafted through the restaurant. The restaurant ambiance is romantic and rustic at the same time. Nice place to take a girlfriend or your wife for... More 

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Thank Ken B
Tauranga, New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wouldn't bother going again. The food was OK but the wait staff were pushy and the man who appeared to be in charge was down right rude. There are many other wonderful eating experiencesome in the city...my suggestion would be to choose one of them!

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3 Thank Gerty1459
susiane g, Owner at Volare, responded to this review

SURELY, correctly spelled, is a word that I would like to use as well. SURELY your purpose of visiting this website is exclusively to undermine an image of a business, business on which you have no idea how the operation works. SURELY on booking a table for 7 people on a prime time on Saturday night being the busiest time... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really disappointed in the service by one particular male waiter. I will never go back on principle the way he spoke to me and my table of friends was totally unacceptable. The male waiter told me off for not saying in the booking we were only there for dessert and coffee, when in fact we actually had. When I explained... More 

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Thank Phyllis11364939801
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone's meals were good. Desserts were awesome. Menu didn't match menu online so a bit of disappointment there. But friendly and helpful staff

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Thank Jo F
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early evening without a reservation. We were greeted with a smile and seated immediately. Drinks order was quickly taken and expedited quickly. The waiters and waitresses knew the menu and food well and took time to explain dishes in detail Food took a little longer to arrive than I would have expected but was well worth the wait... More 

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Thank Clive O
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended Volare on a whim and it served us well. The upstairs view is beautiful and we were attended by a Brazilian gentleman who was knowledgeable and very pleasant to talk to. The food was absolutely superb and there was an extensive wine list. Dessert was delicious and I would certainly go again.

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Thank MTAnderson
Tauranga
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

I took advantage of a recent grab one deal for a 4 course degustation dinner for Jen and I and glad I gave it another chance. the meal was superb and the service was great. Full of flavour and variety. particularly loved the salmon pasta dish. Based on that I would go back again.

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1 Thank Malcolm M
Tauranga, New Zealand
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent, the service attentive but not intrusive and the tiramisu was to die for. All this and a gorgeous view. All in all a lovely night out!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-578 6030
Description
Licensed restaurant, Bar, Wines, Beer, Italian style dining, fresh homemade pasta, meat, seafood, salad or side

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?