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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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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Absolute favourite restaurant for myself and my partner! Food is always impeccable and service is outstanding. Pasta Pollo, Gnocchi, Lamb, and Chocolate Fondant dessert are some of our favourites. Marcos makes a great effort to make you feel welcome when entering the restaurant and get...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Venture814851
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

this place is honestly our favourite restaurant. we live in london and very time we go back to tauranga, we always visit. the food is the best italian especially the squid ink pasta and steak. 100% recommend

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank aisha06513
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We took friends out for a special dinner to help them celebrate. From the first moment we arrived we felt the staff were totally disinterested and there is frankly nothing good to say about this restaurant other than the food we had was good. If...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank TullyWiseacre
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Booked for 7.30pm. Table not ready till 8pm. No apologies, no offer of free drinks while waiting, no invitation to sit down. No food till 8.45pm. Overpriced and nothing special when it came. Could make better risotto at home. No veal, no vanilla gelato. Cold...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank HelenD2932
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Went there using a grabone voucher on my birthday with my husband. It was such lovely celebration for both of us in this nice Italian restaurant. Food was really good quality and good quantity too. It could be bit costly unless you got the voucher...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank hansala
Reviewed 2 June 2018

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

Date of visit: May 2018
3  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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
1  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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank RickM638
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings
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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