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La Barca Italian Restaurant

) #96 of 291 Restaurants in Tauranga $$ - $$$ , Italian,
136 Maunganui Road | Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
+64 7-575 6842
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“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 1 week ago 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 8 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 8 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
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We had a party of 5 adults and a 5 and a 4 year old. We ordered a variety of pastas and risottos plus 2 salads and shared our meal. It was all delicious and the service was great.

Thank rosemary b
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We waited nearly an hour for our food. The waiter did not understand the food on the menu. We left after our first plate arrived which was a breakfast - the bacon was undercooked, the hash brown was missing and the grilled tomato hadn't seen...More

Thank lizchubb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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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