Top 10 restaurants in Volterra, Italy

September 22, 2017 Kiesha Cripe

Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.
Things to do in Volterra

1. Trattoria Albana

Villaggio Mazzolla 69 | Volterra /PI, 56048, Volterra, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$196 - HK$337 +39 0588 028018
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 300 reviews

Trattoria Albana

Reviewed By Dennis W

This is worth taking time out to visit, slightly off the beaten track offering local produce cooked and presented in a traditional style. All the food is full of flavour, veal stew was amazingly rich and pistachio pasta dish was unusual but totally delicious. Perfect Italian trattoria, this one will be hard to beat on all levels, scored 4.5, would of been a 5 for a table outside. Don't miss out if your nearby, Take the detour!

2. Osteria La Pace

Via Don Giovanni Minzoni 55, 56048, Volterra, Italy Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$157 - HK$424 +39 0588 86511
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Osteria La Pace

Reviewed By Loz C

I'm not one to usually write reviews, but our terrible experience at Osteria La Pace, which appears to be at odds with a lot of the reviews here, has compelled me to share our experience. This was hugely disappointing, and by far the worse meal we had in our 2 week trip in Italy. Overall it is the lack of pride shown from the owners/staff that let this place down. Let me summarise a few of the reasons why...

- When we asked for olive oil and balsamic vinegar, we were given a white wine vinegar sourced from the local 'Lidl'. Being not that far from the origins of balsamico (and being charged a cover as with most other restaurants in Italy) it's not a big ask and something other restaurants manage to provide.. the cherry on top is that it came from Lidl, a discount supermarket.
- One of us ordered a pizza, and all there is to say is cheese cheese cheese. It was an absolute cheese and grease overload, no Italian would have accepted this quality of pizza and we could barely manage a bite...
- Lastly the Ragù Cinghiale on appearance looked good but soon realised it was thick and fatty, and in fact quite sickly. They serve large portions, with poor quality meat. Walking past the kitchen you can see the vats of pre-prepared sauce...
On a positive note they did offer to try remake us the pizza but by that point we didn't really have much of an appetite. It is a cheap place and rather than doing simple things well, they're trying to offer more, but clearly compromising on the quality of ingredients and therefore the food it produces.
Overall, a disappointing place due to the lack of pride from the owners of this restaurant, and from our experience certainly not worth the high rating.

3. La Vecchia Lira

Via Giacomo Matteotti 19, 56048, Volterra, Italy Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$141 - HK$290 +39 0588 86180
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

La Vecchia Lira

Reviewed By NaR555 - Croatia

We found this restaurant on the internet and send a request for a reservation for lunch as there is written that they accept Reservations on their web-site. But, we came in the restaurant and there was poor choice of meals as self-service. We took lasagne and it was awful. The pasta was more than overcooked (it was soft and sticky, EW!), there were traces of meat (it looked like there was meat once) and there was only bechamel that was horrible. BAD CHOICE!

4. Molino D'Era Ristorante

SR 439 Dir, Km 6,4, 56048, Volterra, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +39 0588 33220
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 258 reviews

Molino D'Era Ristorante

Reviewed By Mike M - Nottingham, United Kingdom

This wonderful restaurant serves typical Tuscan food and wines which are sourced locally and prepared and served perfectly. The service especially by the two sisters Irma and Sandra is outstanding and makes you want to come back again and again, as we shall do so. Highly recommended. Well done Irma and Sandra.

5. Osteria dei Poeti

Via Giacomo Matteotti 55, 56048, Volterra, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$243 - HK$581 +39 0588 85100
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 548 reviews

Osteria dei Poeti

Reviewed By Neil A

A.nice little restaurant.
Service was friendly but not particularly engaging. Atmosphere was pleasant.
Menu looked good. It tasted somewhat bland. The bruschetta with mushroom was very dry and the desserts, whilst they were intricately decorated, were sadly lacking thereafter; the Tiramisu in particular was not at all what I was expecting - more like a coffee flavoured panna cotta.
An ok meal. It wouldn't rush back given the numerous other options.

6. L'Incontro

Via Giacomo Matteotti 18, 56048, Volterra, Italy Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Bar, Cafe Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +39 0588 80500
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 420 reviews

L'Incontro

Reviewed By Nene4dis - herefordshire

Dropped in for breakfast. Quality of both savoury and sweet pastries and sandwiches superb, and excellent coffee. Best of all such great value. We returned several times during our stay. Turns into a great wine bar in the evening.

7. La Carabaccia

Piazza XX Settembre 4/5, 56048, Volterra, Italy Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +39 0588 86239
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 524 reviews

La Carabaccia

La Carabaccia, born from this love of age old flavours found in the Tuscan cusine, the passion for traditional tastes has been passed down to us from our grandmother, which we today, Sara and Patrizia, have the pleasure of sharing with you. The cusine of La Carabaccia offers a daily selection of authentic dishes, enabling you to saver the taste of time past, in a cosy and family setting. Everything is locally produced, in season and selected with genuine care and dedication to serve only the best. If you would prefer to select something other than the dish of the day, you can find a deliciously tasty alternative in our gastronomy (cold cuts, cheese, bruschetta, crostini...).

Reviewed By Richard K

Thoroughly enjoyed-- pasta was amazing and i had a truly exceptional rabbit. A great experience in a great town!

8. Locanda il Boschetto

SR. 68 Km. 49,40 | Spicchiaiola, 56048, Volterra, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$290 +39 0588 35148
Excellent
63%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

Locanda il Boschetto

Quiet place in the greenery half-way from Volterra & San Gimignano. Tipycal food at a reasonable price. Many home made products like olive oil, jams, liquors.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

We have eaten here for lunch, it was perfect! The pasta/ravioli as starter was amazing and beaf was excellent from the lava stone grill!! Allessandro the waiter was a very nice guy who spoke english and give you a very good service.
His father and mother are in the kitchen and cook wonderful dishes.
Best diner we had so far.
Grazie Mile Alessandro, padre e la madre!

9. Osteria Villa Felice

Strada Statale 68 | Km 44,00 Loc Monteterzino, 56048, Volterra, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$337 +39 0588 35131
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 655 reviews

Osteria Villa Felice

Reviewed By I_Globetrotter_I - Italy

saw all these positive comments, so we tried this osteria on our way to volterra: the only positive thing to mention is the view over Tuscany hills.this restaurant changed management this year. Service and food was much under our expectations, a typical a tourist trap! on our Tuscany trip the worst meal...never again

10. L'Isola del Gusto

Via Antonio Gramsci 3 | Toscana Pisa, 56048, Volterra, Italy Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options HK$16
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

L'Isola del Gusto

Reviewed By johnfjohnston - The Villages, Florida

Participating in a group effort to find the best gelato in Tuscany, this writer visited L'Isola del Gusto in Volterra. The young woman at the shop had sufficient English ability to easily satisfy every request. Prices are nearly all similar throughout Italy for this delicious indulgence. This was, without question, the richest, creamiest and most flavorful gelato so far found.

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