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85 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-578 6030
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (45 reviews)
“duck” (23 reviews)
“pollo” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
85 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, attentive service, beautiful wine, AWFUL food! Some friends and I purchased GrabOne vouchers for a "Degustation" meal which seemed great value. I went ahead with this purchase despite being previously disappointed with the quality of my food here as I assume they had...More

2  Thank Janet H
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Things have definitely changed here? We used to rave about the place but last time the staff had a couldn't care less attitude. The food in general was over cooked and swimming in oil. Degustation is the new mode now small portions high prices.Bring back...More

Thank 739Paul000
Reviewed 10 May 2018

We've lived in Tauranga for a couple of years and had a less than pleasant experience here a year or so ago. Last weekend we had visitors from Auckland who wanted to go to an Italian restaurant so we thought we'd try Volare again. We...More

Thank AndrewJeni
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We wondered in on a Saturday night looking for a table for two. The Barman did say they were full but had us sit down at the bar while he looked for a table. We were given a table up stairs by the window. Wonderful...More

Thank andaly69
susiane g, Owner at Volare, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your meal here with us ! Thanks for your feedback, really appreciate

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We stayed close to the Strand in Tauranga so never ventured too far for meals, and Volare made us glad of it. Terrific service from the get go as we were ushered upstairs to a window table. Warm friendly staff and a good menu. We...More

Thank Rick M
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Was told by the owner never to go back because we sent lumpy creme brûlée back to the kitchen. Ridiculous, rude ownerMore

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susiane g, Owner at Volare, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Get over it it’s been ages and you still talking about it , on the same night we sold 9 creme brûlée and you were the only ones that complain and made a big deal ! And was nothing wrong with it ! You just...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018

Arrived without a booking but they squeezed us in. Entree's arrived quickly but it was along wait for the main meal. Food as always was excellent.

Thank Frosties2133
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The upstairs dining room has a nice atmosphere. The service was really good, the food however was just OK. I had the risotto special of the day. It was a thick heavy plate of mush and not much flavor. My husband got the pasta pollo...More

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

I have been here many times and it is consistently good, everyone who has dined there with me has only had good things to say about their meals. Staff are friendly, they pay attention and even remember my drink and it is always clean. Would...More

Thank Nsie5
Reviewed 13 March 2018

My wife and I visited Volare mid-week and were impressed with the atmosphere. Fabulous setting with a view over the harbour. Welcoming and attentive staff. We enjoyed wonderful food and Italian wines. The half-duck, orange risotto was generous, tender and very tasty while the lamb...More

Thank BillV1940
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21 December 2014|
Response from susiane g | Property representative |
Hi there we don't sell online but we can always make on on line under your / the name of the person you give and send it to your e-mail just by deposit the money into our account ! Let me know! Thanks Susi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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: +64 7-578 6030
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Licensed restaurant, Bar, Wines, Beer, Italian style dining, fresh homemade pasta, meat, seafood, salad or side
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