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La Barca Italian Restaurant

££ - £££, Italian,
136 Maunganui Road | Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
+64 7-575 6842
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (12 reviews)
“prawns” (4 reviews)
“garlic bread” (2 reviews)
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New Zealand, Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
136 Maunganui Road | Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

One of my two favourite restaurants in the Mount, they gave me (with no booking) one of the best meals of pasta I've ever had. It was actually perfect. It was matched with the best wine, and I had the most perfect panna cotta for...More

1  Thank tprogers
Reviewed 17 August 2017

It was a weeknight and there were only two tables occupied. We enjoyed our meal the the owner who served us was very pleasant. We shared a pizza and salad and it was very delicious and also good value. This place is BYO. It is...More

Thank Caravanerqld
hbh815, Owner at La Barca Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Hi Caravanerqld, thank you for your comments and glad to hear you had an enjoyable meal. It was great to host you and your partner Wednesday night...and once again, apologies for omitting the pear from your salad, definitely not a normal practice. Just a quick...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Attention to details shines in service, dining experience and the food. The entire meal was delicious. The owner is delightful and adds to the atmosphere. Save room for one of NZ's most remarkable chocolate cakes made with NZ Whitiker chocolate. Yummy. They make special evenings...More

Thank Teresa N
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were in Tauranga and decided to try some Italian food there. On google we found this restaurant and wanted to give it a try. We went in while they were still opening but we were given a good welcome. Bart (manager/...More

Thank Semingslay M
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We went out to LA barca last Wednesday evening and was a bit taken aback when I walk in...the seating and layout was certainly not what I was expecting....we sat down ordered drinks and looked at the menu....all the dishes we wanted to order were...More

Thank Di L
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Most amazing food and service well worth the wait. Pays to pre book this restaurnat on a Ssturday night

Thank Tracey D
Reviewed 7 April 2017

the center of Mount Maunganui is a great little shopping and eating area. La Barca has great service and tasty food...prices are a bit high. Spaghetti Puttanesca was great, pizzas are great and the salad with couscous and lamb was great.

Thank fozjon
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This restaurant seemed very quiet at first and this can be off putting. I really don't know why it was not full because the food was of a very high standard and would cater for all tastes. I had a very tasty salad which was...More

Thank ErylAnn
Reviewed 7 February 2017

A wonderful family evening. Very good service from friendly staff.A most enjoyable meal. This was the first time we had been to the restaurant and we were very happy with our choice.

Thank Lorna D
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Live music creates an awesone vibe for this little gem. Awesome food and friendly staff. Recommend!!

Thank TahKel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$24
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Maunganui Road | Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-575 6842
Welcome to La Barca. Our restaurant is a busy little 46 seater & serves Italian cuisine. Along with our great supply of Italian produce we pride ourselves on our ability to source the best seasonal produce the Bay of Plenty has to offer.We keep a great supply of both Italian & New Zealand wines on our wine list.
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