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Trattoria alla Toscana

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180 Emerson Street | Cbd, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-834 1988
Tue - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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75 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Traditional Tuscan cuisine at its best. Trattoria alla Toscano, in Emerson Street, has been delighting diners for more than 20 years. A mouth-watering menu, offering excellent food and wine. It comes at a price and by the time you have eaten your way through the various tempting courses you may need to check your bank balance. But the experience will... More 

Thank mikeclapham92
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walk into the warm comfortable restaurant and get treated like royalty by the chef and owner Enzo from Lucca in Tuscany. It's romantic from the opening prosecco to the tiramisu. The go to place in Napier. We loved the red snapper shown in the photo.

Thank Bud W
Bath, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to visit this restaurant by our hosts in Napier and weren't disappointed. The food was excellent and the welcome was second to none. The owner was always making sure we had everything we wanted and kept us amused all evening.

Thank Ed C
Darwin, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a great Italian dining experience, this is the place to go. The owner, Enzo, is very engaging and the food is simply exquisite. A nice wine range wraps up a great dining experience.

1 Thank Rob255066
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wandering around after dinner, walked in and asked is we could have dessert and coffee. Owner Italian and bloody funny. Pretended to be offended, then overwhelmed us with fabulous desserts and cheese. I teased him about lack of Italian liqueurs so he produced his own home-made Limincello, which was very good indeed. It was all so much fun we changed... More 

Thank duncanledwith
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We came here for my husbands birthday. The food was fantastic, especially the chicken liver pate, and the service was excellent. The only thing I would say is the place could maybe do with a bit of a refurb and perhaps an update of colour scheme to make the place a bit cosier.

Thank pundle66
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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I was surprised how yummy this place was.... we all had great food and drink here. The owner was nice and talkative and the waitress was very knowledgable and friendly. I will be going back and highly recommend this place.

Thank Nicnac23
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant after a long day driving. What a haven! Wonderful welcoming atmosphere with an interesting and varied menu and a good wine list (by the bottle and the glass). Ordered a shared entre of antipasto (varied and very tasty), then a steak (cooked to perfection) and an off-menu combination of pasta and sauce (beautifully done). All served with... More 

Thank Joy M
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

What can I say, still a top notch place to dine in Napier. Very friendly staff that help you with any issues. Even to make you dishes not on the menu! We had a table of 7, all of our needs were met or exceeded. Always having our drinks topped up and meals delivered very quickly for a table our... More 

Thank Derwent M
Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best Italian meals I have had anywhere, including Italy. Pasta was fresh and cooked to perfection and the chicken in a creamy sauce was excellent. Decided to have roast potatoes. They were perfection. Staff were friendly and all in all a great experience. My friend had lasagne and was equally happy!

Thank Totti M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$25
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Emerson Street | Cbd, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-834 1988
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.

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