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“One of the best Italians outside of Italy”

Trattoria alla Toscana
Ranked #24 of 195 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $24
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This is the place in New Zealand where you'll succumb to romance and discover the tantalising flavours of Tuscany...Loving hand crafted pasta and salsa's. Followed by classic Bistecta Fiorentina or maybe a fresh fish....Having operated for 19 years providing locals & tourists great service & quality food. We use local providers for meat , fish and vegetables and all pasta etc made on site.
Hamburg
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“One of the best Italians outside of Italy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

Our B&B hosts had recommended the Trattoria alla Toscana to us. Having been to Italy numerous times and coming from Germany where there are many good Italian restaurants, we weren't too sure whether this place was worth going to. It was. We had a fantastic three course meal. Started off with a mixed starter platter including delicious home-made pesto, liver paté, salami, bread etc. Main courses (pasta and meat) were excellent, too. Dessert was tiramisù - what else?! Equally delicous. Enzo, the host and owner, was very friendly and nice to talk to. Overall an absolute recommendation for what must surely be one of the best Italians outside of Italy!

  • Visited November 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“...I want to go to there again (Liz Lemon voice)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Great food, decor and service. Keen as to go there again. I loved the food, the taste, everything. Went there last night and have raved about it to colleagues. Am going to go there when a friend arrives from Canada and can't wait. Food was like a party in my mouth, have no idea what they did to it. Prices were expensive, but in all honesty, am from Auckland and the prices were similar to Auckland, and for the quality of the food, would be happy to pay again for it. Look forward to dining there again. Some of the negative reviews are a but surprising, it's a restaurant, you are suppose to pay for broccoli, someone has to prepare it and serve it, and even pay for it from the farmer, and even pay wages and electricity, the cost is I think reasonable and to be expected. If you don't get a salad, maybe you could ask for a replacement? Simple.

  • Visited November 2013
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Burrum Heads
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137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Bella!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

What a delightful find - authentic Italian in Napier. White table cloths, attentive service and great food. Took our niece out for dinner and we were all delighted. Food was excellent, decor was pleasing and all in all we had a great time dining at this establishment.

  • Visited November 2013
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Average meal but not cheap”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

Dined here as had heard it was great italian food. My meal was lovely but we ordered a small meal for my 4 year old son and was charged the full price of around $22.00!! Feel that was a bit steep for a child who only ate about 6 bites. Also the two other mains were average and again very expensive.

  • Visited October 2013
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Hastings, New Zealand
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“An enjoyable experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Must preface this by saying that Italian has never been my first choice when dining out. But we were given some "Grab One" vouchers for Trattoria alla Toscana. This entitled us to a 3 course meal from a less extensive menu than their usual one. Despite this the service could not be faulted from the time we walked in the door until the time we left. The sole waitress and the owner were very friendly and attentive. The owner was happy to stop by our table and to answer questions about his native Italy and Tuscany. The food was also excellent. The platter was bread,salamis, pate, pesto and (thankfully) not a single olive in sight! The seafood pasta was delicious. My main objection to Italian is that each mouthful often tastes the same as the one before and the one after. But this dish provided variety by way of the different types of seafood contained on it. The whole lot concluded with dessert that was beautifully presented and had a great variety of textures and flavours.
The overall effect was to drastically change my perception of Italian cuisine.

  • Visited October 2013
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