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La Barca Italian Restaurant

$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Italian, Wine Bar
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136 Maunganui Road | Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
+64 7-575 6842
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Patna, India
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428 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the center of Mount Maunganui is a great little shopping and eating area. La Barca has great service and tasty food...prices are a bit high. Spaghetti Puttanesca was great, pizzas are great and the salad with couscous and lamb was great.

Thank fozjon
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113 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017

This restaurant seemed very quiet at first and this can be off putting. I really don't know why it was not full because the food was of a very high standard and would cater for all tastes. I had a very tasty salad which was particularly tasty. The staff were very friendly and helpful and there was also live music... More 

Thank ErylAnn
Tauranga, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 7, 2017

A wonderful family evening. Very good service from friendly staff.A most enjoyable meal. This was the first time we had been to the restaurant and we were very happy with our choice.

Thank Lorna D
1 review
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Live music creates an awesone vibe for this little gem. Awesome food and friendly staff. Recommend!!

Thank TahKel
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017

We had a party of 5 adults and a 5 and a 4 year old. We ordered a variety of pastas and risottos plus 2 salads and shared our meal. It was all delicious and the service was great.

Thank rosemary b
Thame, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017

We waited nearly an hour for our food. The waiter did not understand the food on the menu. We left after our first plate arrived which was a breakfast - the bacon was undercooked, the hash brown was missing and the grilled tomato hadn't seen a grill. The coffee that we had whilst waiting was OK.

Thank lizchubb
1 review
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Really tasty food and really friendly staff.It was an experience to have dinner here........ Loved it ❤

Thank Soumini G
1 review
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

5 different meals, pizza, pasta, etc, all outstanding food. Couldn't ask for a nicer meal. Highly recommended.

Thank elic898
1 review
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we have been to La Barca and it definitely won't be the last. Fantastic Italian food, great service and even live music on one of the evenings we went. GO AND ENJOY - YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. Thank you!!!

Thank omahugarden1
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016

A busy Saturday night, the restaurant was full so ambiance was good (though some other reviewers have found it lacking). Service was excellent - attentive, helpful without being intrusive. The food was sublime, certainly my gnocchi was about as good as any I've eaten anywhere. Light and fluffy, blue cheese and walnut sauce tasty and well balanced, left me wanting... More 

Thank Bglbudi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $24
New Zealand, Italian, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Maunganui Road | Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-575 6842
Welcome to La Barca. Our restaurant is a busy little 46 seater & serves Italian cuisine. Along with our great supply of Italian produce we pride ourselves on our ability to source the best seasonal produce the Bay of Plenty has to offer.We keep a great supply of both Italian & New Zealand wines on our wine list.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?