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“From Antipasti to Secondo it was delicious!”
Review of Soprano

Soprano
Ranked #3 of 74 Restaurants in Paraparaumu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $27
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“From Antipasti to Secondo it was delicious!”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

A small Italian restaurant in a seaside town. Ample free parking. Owner Annemarie is on hand to explain the menus if your Italian is not good. Her waiting staff are pleasant. Don't plan to eat and run as this restaurant requires you to sit and enjoy.Their meals are generous and it is hard to chose from an extensive menu and is delicious to the end. Although the dining area is small there is availability for the use of a larger dining room for groups. The decor is not necessarily Italian but it is comfortable. We have been to Sapranos in the past as a couple and with friends, our last visit being a family birthday. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Martin J
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Ambience and high quality food”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

The need for a quiet dinner for two couples after a hectic afternoon led us to Soprano, tucked away from the waterfront at Paraparaumu. Arriving on time we were greeted and led to our reserved table at 7.15pm. The three female staff were all attentive to our needs and assisted as necessary with the menu.

We ordered our main courses and waited a lengthy time before the food arrived. Was it just slow service, or was everything freshly prepared and not "just heated up"? Clearly the delay in this busy restaurant was from the freshness of the cooking and the wait was well worth it. Our meals included a pasta dish, a fillet steak and two lamb rump meals. They were all to die for. The meat was cooked to perfection and accompanied by a delightful array of roasted vegetables. Both couples followed their mains by sharing a dessert, which was also of the highest quality.

Before the end of our meal, we were visited by the owner of the restaurant who sought feedback about our meal. The costs were very reasonable and the standard of the food more than exceeded our expectations.

Will we go again: most certainly. Soprano now rates as our favourite restaurant in the greater Wellington region.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Andrew W
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Food, service and ambience”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

All three to be found here. Good healthy delicious food, attentive service and a great atmosphere whether you are with a party or are having an intimate dinner for two. Hostess warm and welcoming. A great experience everytime.

  • Visited November 2013
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Fine Italian food on the coast”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Friendly Soprano is a great place for a special night out. Good value and great flavours. They change the menu seasonally so there is always something new on return visits. We've seldom been disappointed with our choices. The room is cozy and the staff attentive. The owners are always welcoming.

  • Visited February 2014
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Paraparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Consistently great food and service”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Highly recommend Anne Marie and her team, great menu lots to choose from and exceptional every time.

  • Visited February 2014
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