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“Classy intimate atmosphere”

Trattoria alla Toscana
Ranked #24 of 207 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$25
Cuisines: European, Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 18 May 2012

We came here as we read that the chef was friendly and flexible and we were not disappointed because the he was able to prepare a salt-free sugar-free meal. However, we were hoping for spaghetti napoli but there was no spaghetti on the menu, so we went with fish instead. The food was good but meal portions were disappointing as they were not consistent even for similar dishes ordered more than once. When comparing meal sizes, the bigger eaters got smaller portions and the small eaters got larger portions, even though the price was the same. Even our overseas relatives were surprised by the inconsistencies. As for the taste-test, our opinion is about average-to-good for a restaurant of this calibre. Also the nice presentation, classy romantic atmosphere and friendly flexible restaurant staff made up for it.

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Reviewed 14 May 2012

The proprietor is a proud Italian. When we asked for some fresh parmigiana for the seafood pasta, he came out personally and explained to us that, in his opinion, the cheese would detract from the delicate flavors of the seafood. While we disagree with him, we like the passion he shows for his food. We took his advice and saved the three dollars it would have cost for the extra cheese.

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Reviewed 27 April 2012

quality food presented in tidy surrounds by friendly helpful servers.
impressed by the experience and highly recommended

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Reviewed 20 April 2012

Excellent food. Good wine selection. Pricing reasonable (for the quality). Good service and environment. Been twice, going back for more.

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Reviewed 12 April 2012

After dining here in January, I bought the rest of the family to see what we had been raving about. It was my son's 20th birthday so he chose where we ate. We have now gained understanding for why Ben and I have done nothing but talk about the lovely little restaurant, with the hospitality to match. My husband and daughter being there enabled us to have a taste of a wider range of cuisine, nothing disappointed any of us. My daughter in fact ate food she usually doesnt like and voted it the best she had ever eaten.
The decadent chocolate torte is worthy of a special mention, yumyumyum.
My only niggle would be that on a Sunday night we did seem crowded out the front of the restaurant. With three families of four there at the same time it would have been better not to have us all back to back. Rather if we were a bit more spread out the noise would have been less and we wouldnt have all been over the top of each other. But this does not detract from the exceptional taste sensation which is Trattoria alla Toscana.

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Enz023, Owner at Trattoria alla Toscana, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2012

Thank you for your review. We always appreciate feedback as it enables us to engage with the customers on a more personal level.
We were delighted that you enjoyed your meal just as much as the first time , we aim for always providing the same standards of food & service .
If you would prefer a quieter area in the restaurant, please feel free to ask for a quiet table and during a quiet period of the evening . That way we will try our best to accommodate your wishes.
However, regretfully this is sometimes hard. As many people due to their busy lives are starting to walk in rather than book.
Bookings, are always a way we can do those little extra things to accommodate individual requests or requirements such as a table for a romantic dinner, wheelchair table etc.
We look forward to seeing you again and again thank you for your review.

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