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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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Eastcote, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Italian food at very reasonable prices. Ask for a table upstairs in the window. The Windows when we went were fully open on a warm evening on December 1st and s nice cool breeze wafted through the restaurant. The restaurant ambiance is romantic and rustic at the same time. Nice place to take a girlfriend or your wife for... More 

Thank Ken B
Tauranga, New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wouldn't bother going again. The food was OK but the wait staff were pushy and the man who appeared to be in charge was down right rude. There are many other wonderful eating experiencesome in the city...my suggestion would be to choose one of them!

2 Thank Gerty1459
susiane g, Owner at Volare, responded to this review

SURELY, correctly spelled, is a word that I would like to use as well. SURELY your purpose of visiting this website is exclusively to undermine an image of a business, business on which you have no idea how the operation works. SURELY on booking a table for 7 people on a prime time on Saturday night being the busiest time... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really disappointed in the service by one particular male waiter. I will never go back on principle the way he spoke to me and my table of friends was totally unacceptable. The male waiter told me off for not saying in the booking we were only there for dessert and coffee, when in fact we actually had. When I explained... More 

Thank Phyllis11364939801
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone's meals were good. Desserts were awesome. Menu didn't match menu online so a bit of disappointment there. But friendly and helpful staff

Thank Jo F
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early evening without a reservation. We were greeted with a smile and seated immediately. Drinks order was quickly taken and expedited quickly. The waiters and waitresses knew the menu and food well and took time to explain dishes in detail Food took a little longer to arrive than I would have expected but was well worth the wait... More 

Thank Clive O
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended Volare on a whim and it served us well. The upstairs view is beautiful and we were attended by a Brazilian gentleman who was knowledgeable and very pleasant to talk to. The food was absolutely superb and there was an extensive wine list. Dessert was delicious and I would certainly go again.

Thank MTAnderson
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took advantage of a recent grab one deal for a 4 course degustation dinner for Jen and I and glad I gave it another chance. the meal was superb and the service was great. Full of flavour and variety. particularly loved the salmon pasta dish. Based on that I would go back again.

1 Thank Malcolm M
Tauranga, New Zealand
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent, the service attentive but not intrusive and the tiramisu was to die for. All this and a gorgeous view. All in all a lovely night out!

1 Thank Misscwillis
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We attended Volare last night to enjoy their degustation menu. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The setting was wonderful with views of the harbour, a lovely decor and quality tableware. The service was excellent, proactive staff who were attentive but not intrusive. And the food itself was stunning! Plenty of choice. High quality. Good quantity. Excellent presentation. A lovely evening.

Thank RebeccaandDen
Kiwi on tour
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The better half and I dropped in for the Grab One 4 course degustation deal last night. Have not been here for a couple of years , Luigi long gone to Papamoa these days , however a nice Brazilian couple have taken over the helm and continue the Molto bene dining experience here at Volare . The ambience , mood... More 

Thank mccdzyne

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