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85 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Kiwi on tour
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175 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The better half and I dropped in for the Grab One 4 course degustation deal last night. Have not been here for a couple of years , Luigi long gone to Papamoa these days , however a nice Brazilian couple have taken over the helm and continue the Molto bene dining experience here at Volare . The ambience , mood... More 

Thank mccdzyne
Tauranga, New Zealand
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We don't normally have Entree, Main and Dessert but we were enjoying the food, service and atmosphere so much so that we had all three. Best Italian in town. We were very surprise by the wide range of food available for kids menu. Pizza is only available in the kids menu.

Thank Stephanie E
Te Puke, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great authentic Italian meal. Great food and service to boot. Can't speak highly enough if you want a great meal and atmosphere that is top notch in Tauranga. Been more than once and have been consistently impressed.

Thank TurtzNZ
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was out standing Atmosphere was excellent Service you were made to feel welcome and staff are very friendly Enjoy a great night out. I am sure you wont be disappointed

Thank pmattock
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I went out for our anniversary. Had the most beautiful food coma ever. Scallops wrapped in bacon - starter, couldn't finish them all. Pasta with prawns - hubby loved it, smelt beautiful and presented perfectly. Pasta with salmon - the best I have ever tasted, I was so full but kept going back for more, ended up with... More 

Thank TheChaneys
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely meal (degustation menu) but unfortunately the main waiter was rude and superior. When we asked for extra menus he snapped that he was just about to get them. We ordered all courses at the start of the evening -7.30. By 10.30pm our desert had not arrived and when we asked when we would recieve it we were told they... More 

Thank trader179
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal tonight, the meal was superb & the service excellent. Loved the atmosphere, also there was an extensive drinks menu.

Thank rozannel766
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I had read the reviews on this place and was unsure if we should go but thought I wanted to see for myself.I would say I would never ho back,I felt the services was good not amazing,one waiter was trying to get us to purchase more as we only had sparking water with our meal,it felt a little pushy.My meal... More 

Thank Rachelle S
Tauranga, New Zealand
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Excellent food, decor and service. Been coming here years and the food has always been the best. Very friendly staff and lovely views from upstairs.

Thank supermum1209
Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little restaurant with great food and amazing views of the harbour. However the man we had as our waiter was very condescending.

Thank 8642468

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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: 6475786030
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?