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“Short measures”
Review of Soprano

Soprano
Ranked #7 of 82 Restaurants in Paraparaumu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$27
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

The place where was highly recommended and initially all looked good. However on ordering a glass of wine the tide was out, way out. Three sips and she was all gone. Come on guys, we're not a bunch of drunks frequenting a bar, but at least pour us a reasonable red to go with what was reasonable meal.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Looking for nutrition after business, midweek in Paraparam, we found the Soprano, along with quite a few locals. There was nothing particularly bad about the meal at the Soprano, but not a lot endearing. The entrées and the whole meal for that matter was quite wholesome. While a few of the entrées looked a little “Italian” along with some pasta and there was even tiramisu for desert, but much of the rest of the menu is rather generic. The secundo was your NZ average chicken, duck and lamb. The generic approach carried over to the wine list which had a bottle of each varietal without much further elucidation. On discovery the wines did seem to be Italian and acceptable. The whole experience all hearkening back to a much earlier age.

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Thank Constant T
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

A small Italian restaurant in a seaside town. Ample free parking. Owner Annemarie is on hand to explain the menus if your Italian is not good. Her waiting staff are pleasant. Don't plan to eat and run as this restaurant requires you to sit and enjoy.Their meals are generous and it is hard to chose from an extensive menu and is delicious to the end. Although the dining area is small there is availability for the use of a larger dining room for groups. The decor is not necessarily Italian but it is comfortable. We have been to Sapranos in the past as a couple and with friends, our last visit being a family birthday. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Martin J
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

The need for a quiet dinner for two couples after a hectic afternoon led us to Soprano, tucked away from the waterfront at Paraparaumu. Arriving on time we were greeted and led to our reserved table at 7.15pm. The three female staff were all attentive to our needs and assisted as necessary with the menu.

We ordered our main courses and waited a lengthy time before the food arrived. Was it just slow service, or was everything freshly prepared and not "just heated up"? Clearly the delay in this busy restaurant was from the freshness of the cooking and the wait was well worth it. Our meals included a pasta dish, a fillet steak and two lamb rump meals. They were all to die for. The meat was cooked to perfection and accompanied by a delightful array of roasted vegetables. Both couples followed their mains by sharing a dessert, which was also of the highest quality.

Before the end of our meal, we were visited by the owner of the restaurant who sought feedback about our meal. The costs were very reasonable and the standard of the food more than exceeded our expectations.

Will we go again: most certainly. Soprano now rates as our favourite restaurant in the greater Wellington region.

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Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

All three to be found here. Good healthy delicious food, attentive service and a great atmosphere whether you are with a party or are having an intimate dinner for two. Hostess warm and welcoming. A great experience everytime.

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Thank Jeff A
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