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85 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-578 6030
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (20 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So disappointed. .. have been here many times but last night not impressed. Booked table for 7 people at 7.00..yes they were busy but to wait for an over an hour for entrée which were mainly caprese salads then another hour for mains not acceptable....More

Thank ElsaMiro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was nice and upstairs has a nice view of the harbour. Wouldn’t call this classic Italian. Staff were very good and a good selection of wine/beer.

Thank Succhi11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a set meal, which was nice...the pasta was really good with pesto! I was not keen on the fish, however there was not a bite left on our sharing plate 😊. Great atmosphere!

Thank jacquelinem449
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Extremely disappointed with the service ,no cocktail arrived after an hour wait.Meaks took a long time to be served and very poor value for money.Will not be returning.

Thank kiwi6461
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Waited over an hour for starters and pretty poor customer service would not go again but would say the main was very good

Thank PaulIlikegoodfood
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delicious, mussels were incredible the honey, walnut and pear toast was amazing and the garlic bread & chorizo were so yummy! Great service and delicious wine

Thank rochellep123
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Very poor customer service. Waited ages to be asked & served drinks. I ordered the eggplant & was tasteless & had so much mozzarella cheese it was like chewing gum. I had the chicken 4 main & I ordered something off the menu that didn't...More

Thank Jade G
susiane g, Owner at Volare, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Well Jade , I take that as a compliment that was too much mozzarella in your parmegiana as it is basically an eggplant lasagne and for us lasagne have lots of mozzarella ( for our taste buds it's is delicious, and there is no such...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Looked forward to a nice meal out ... but was surprised with an interesting building, awesome view over waterfront, knowledgeable pleasant service and a great balance of tapas ... a perfect night out

Thank Peter S
susiane g, Owner at Volare, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thanks for your review, really appreciate your visit

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Very nice Italian restaurant. Great authentic food and very good, passionate service. Will be back soon.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
susiane g, Owner at Volare, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

We will be delighted to have you back here soon ! Thanks for your review

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Great service and excellent food. A bit of a wait for our meals, but the restaurant was very busy and we hadn't booked. Staff were attentive, friendly and helpful.

Thank Kiwikaye
susiane g, Owner at Volare, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

We at Volare restaurant are very glad you enjoyed your expo! Thanks for your review

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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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, View, 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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