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Trattoria alla Toscana

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180 Emerson Street | Cbd, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-834 1988
17:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

been many times for that special occasion...this time a big birthday where the zero clicks over...never fails to impress....lovingly freshly prepared Italian dishes, all at our table pronounced delicioso, good selection of wines local and Italian, friendly attentive service in beautifully decorated room, tidy clean and a treat to be back at Trattoria alla Toscana

Thank r s
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

It was our pleasure to accidently find this restuaarnt when we cruised into Napier from Auckland today for the Art Deco celebrations. The food was just exquisite and the owners and the staff a delight, in 12 years in NZ we have never experienced such brilliant Italian food - there's nothing like it in Auckland.

Thank ianmaralynb
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

As a busy night in the Hawke's Bay we asked our local friend to secure a table. The restaurant was full and we had excellent, fresh tasting meals. I can highly recommend the salmon entree and the fettuccine seafood pasta main (this is the owners award winning dish)! We also ended up having the creme brulee for dessert on the... More 

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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Just had dinner at this place. Very busy and the owner greets you at the door, friendly. After that...not so great. We ordered still (tap) water and got a bottle of sparkling instead (went with it only to discover the $10 charge later), waited about 15 minutes to get our two glasses of wine (and we were seated near the... More 

Thank Cynthia C
Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Pleasant surroundings, efficient and professional service, excellent house wines, linen napkins and wonderful garlic bread - with freshly pitted black olives. Can't comment on the pasta as we ate the snapper and the chicken. Both were great as were the sauces, and the dessert also. Must say our orders were taken promptly and delivered in good time. Recommended

Thank samandhenry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Ate here on our last night in Napier - the portions are large and we ordered the smaller portion for the main which was absolutely beautiful. We shared the cheeses for dessert which was one of the best I've had - a must visit.

Thank StacksnTressels
Greytown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were out walking in Napier looking for somewhere for dinner and came across Trattoria. We manage to secure their last table sitting outside on the street. It was a wonderful warm evening and we were able to watch the sun going down while eating our meal. The service was very friendly and we were made very welcome. We had... More 

1 Thank KenCamden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Myself and some friends happened to be in the restaurant when the incident occurred with the above mentioned correspondent. In the first instance it is not correct that the place was only half full. When we arrived the restaurant was nearly full and clearly the staff were very busy. These people who have complained were objectionable and high handed and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We received a very warm welcome from the owner and the service was very good. The restaurant was very busy, we would have been better to book. We started with garlic bread which was very nice and well presented. I had fish of the day, grouper which was nicely cooked but pretty small for the price. It was meant to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Our last night in Napier we decided to have Italian. Made a booking the night before. We waited more than an hour for only 4 mains, 2 of which were the exact same. We didn't have appetizers or salad as we had planned on treating ourselves to dessert originally. The staff never checked on us or informed us the wait... More 

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Enz023, Owner at Trattoria alla Toscana, responded to this review

I did not want to respond to this review as false news is always a difficult thing to respond to. It was unfortunate that after spending a lot of time in the beautiful sun of Hawkes bay drinking wine at the festival that these four guests did not understand etiquette dining t, enjoying great company & great food. (i.e good... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Emerson Street | Cbd, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-834 1988
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.

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