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85 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-578 6030
17:30 - 00:00
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new zealand
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Regular visitor here. Meet up with friends. Owners are wonderful, friendly people & service is exceptional. Atmosphere is cool, calm & welcoming.

Thank rachnz69
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was very good! The service was excellent, fast and adorable! The food is beautiful and delicious! The best Italian food I have eaten in the town!

1 Thank mlmayara
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I dined here as part of our anniversary date night. We arrived, were greeted by a lovely lady who recommended we sat upstairs by the window. Our table was lovely, food okay, service from male staff (one in particular) was average, while the two ladies who were working were great! Overall not a bad dining experience however... More 

Thank km-sainty
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 8 visited here for dinner. Service was impeccable. Food was just as good as the service. You can chose from the menu or blackboard specials. Nothing was too much trouble.

1 Thank Ben A
Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stumbled upon this restaurant by accident and we are so glad we did. All of the food was simply delicious (and we had 3 courses because it was so lovely!) and the portions were generous. We really felt we were eating authentic Italian food, not just a New Zealand version of this. The atmosphere was wonderful,... More 

1 Thank Luci E
Papamoa, New Zealand
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were walking past at around 630 pm and decided an Italian wine was just what we needed. Looked at the tapas menu and ordered three; that led to two more; and then we decided to share a plate of the Tortelli alle Verdue. All delicious! We were also very impressed with the four glasses of red wine that we... More 

1 Thank Papamoabill
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely friendly prompt service. Really enjoyed our meals upstairs views lovely. We will back next time we are in Tauranga.

2 Thank Bridget O
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Sounded lovely, atmosphere was great with lovely view. however service and food was a let down. Rude staff and meals served late. Half our group had eaten starters and mains before we had even received our starters. Mains were unsatisfying, left still hungry. Staff attitudes put an extra damper on the night, not open to negative or constructive feedback and... More 

3 Thank Rebecca M
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, awesome atmosphere, will be going back. Such a great night with friends.

2 Thank Vanessa D
Whakatane, New Zealand
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Loved the food, really good italian, service with a smile and a great location, very hard to find a fault - so I won't. Would recommend to anyone looking for authentic italian food. Will be back.

2 Thank Peter G

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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, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
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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