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85 The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-578 6030
17:30 - 00:00
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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to book table a few times, just booked out, so 3rd time lucky and so worth it. Professional yet personal service, fun at appropriate moments. Staff were amazing, attentive, jovial and quick to attend to needs. Food was amazing, there were flavors I hadn't experienced before with Pasta Nera Al Sapore Di Mare but they were, well... special... More 

Thank Deb C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Volare for a birthday dinner and were not disappointed. The food was lovely and the service excellent. The atmosphere is great here with tables upstairs looking out over the water and quite a buzz in the room. It was busy but not so noisy that you can't have a decent conversation, so excellent acoustics. There's nothing worse... More 

Thank Kate C
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was already 9pm when we were looking somewhere for dinner. No problems, we have a table for 4. Have a great dinner and wine. Good service.

Thank kiwi755mail
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

They were open on Easter Sunday. because of the Jazz Festival, but with an abbreviated menu. But this included 'Pasta Nera' which has to be my favourite from a little village Manarola in the Cinque Tee region of Italy. Made with black squid ink. So of course I had that. Very very good and not available everywhere in NZ. The... More 

1 Thank zbmcl
Whangarei, New Zealand
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Easter in Tauranga brings a great jazz festival and lots of visitors. After being at the festival and taking in an early evening concert we wandered down to the strand hoping to get into Volare for dinner, but without a booking we weren't confident. The maitre de was Italian and called up stairs for a table and we were escorted... More 

1 Thank Balitravellers
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Everything about Volare is impeccable. The service is absolutely outstanding - and the people are polite, professional and just so lovely. From what I can tell, the majority of them are actually Italian too. The food is the best Italian you'll find in the Bay of Plenty - hands down. This is one of my favourite restaurants and is the... More 

1 Thank Erintimmo
Brisbane, Australia
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446 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We had a large group and the restaurant team did a good job. The meals all came out together & were very good. My seafood pasta was tasty plenty of mussels, clams, scallops & prawns. Excellent wine list.

1 Thank Elizabeth_and_David
Kaikoura, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Myself and my family chose to have my mothers 60th birthday at Volare as it was Italian and that's what my mother wanted to have. I was blown away by the service and food, it was out of this world amazing, Some of the best food Ive ever eaten and the service was spot on. They were very attentive and... More 

1 Thank quintapark29
new zealand
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great place to meet friends for after work drinks & tapas. Awesome friendly staff - the owners actually work there and get amongst the punters.

1 Thank rachnz69
Toronto Canada
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Volare is located on the Strand with a great view over the inner harbour from the second floor dining room. We sat right at the window. The building, constructed of heavy timber, has seen a lot of change over the years. The menu includes a wide variety of Italian dishes. And they have a long but not inexpensive wine list.... More 

1 Thank Cameron R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?