This gem of an Italian Restaurant is situated in Mount Maunganui in Tauranga and is a definite must if you’re in the area.
La Barca's authentic Italian menu is prepared and cooked by an authentic Italian chef and tastes, well, authentically Italian! As you would expect, the menu contains the usuals such as Pizza and Pasta but they’re cooked so well and with what tastes like the freshest ingredients that it sets them apart from other Italian restaurants.
The atmosphere is also typically Italian giving you a feeling that it’s ok to talk a little loudly with friends and enjoy a night around the dinner table. When you come through the door you are greeted with murals featuring pictures of the Italian shore, giving a nice touch to the overall décor.
Menu prices fall a little on the expensive side but the quality and tastes of the food that you get served makes this so worth it. It’s also licensed for BYO which will save you a few bucks on the bill too!
La Barca has a tendency to get very busy so reservations are a must if you want to avoid being disappointed!
8 September 2010