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85 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-578 6030
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent Italian pastas brilliant good service nice staff brilliant setting great views over the harbour most enjoyable

Thank Derek S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A delightful restaurant. Enjoyed the pasta pollo and tiramisu . Both were delicious and good portions. The staff were friendly and attentive. Would recommend!

Thank Kirsty C
Hamilton, NZ
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good price. Very good service. We were in a large group and we were looked after constantly with drinks being refilled and breads seamlessly being ordered. The meals were a good size.

Thank guynz
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food we ordered was very good indeed. Even allowing for individual cooking times however, the service was very slow. Location was good and staff were friendly however.

Thank Scoobster26
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the food here, but just a little more friendliness in the staff would elevate this experience. Two couples out to celebrate a wedding anniversary and we thoroughly enjoyed the lamb rack, lasagne, duck spaghetti and veal marsala. We were having fun and tried to interact with staff who were just a little aloof. The desserts had differing reviews... More 

Thank Mike S
Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Volare is a must if you are in Tauranga. An Italian restaurant run by Brazilians that has one of the best food I've had. I could travel back to Tauranga just to have their scallops. We were a large group, and there were a few different dishes we ordered. All, I mean all, of them were delicious. Very friendly service,... More 

Thank Murat G
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went for dessert only as a birthday treat and we were refused simply because we were not buying a full meal. (Note: This was also done 10 mins later to us at another restaurant nearby, Bella Mia). Volare owner said we could have a take-away or eat at the back of the room on stools. We... More 

Thank EatsRootsLeaves
Tauranga, New Zealand
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the ambience of Volare and the meals were delicious. Nice wine selection. Service was impeccable. Portions were a bit light, for some of the men in the group, who ordered a second main instead of dessert.

Thank madamegadfly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here two nights in a row. The food was absolutely delicious! Upstairs sittings have wonderful views. The waiters were so friendly. We'll definitely come back again when we're in Tauranga next time.

Thank O8936FHmarys
Southampton UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A number of eating establishments along the strand well worth a walk. We choose this one as it was not as busy as some of the pub restaurants. Good food and good service.

Thank Bully1959Canaries

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, 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, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
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
Licensed restaurant, Bar, Wines, Beer, Italian style dining, fresh homemade pasta, meat, seafood, salad or side

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?