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Trattoria Da Bado

Borgo San Lazzero 9, 56048 Volterra, Italy
+39 342 39 58 385
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Ranked #30 of 68 restaurants in Volterra
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Howell, New Jersey, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Don't confuse this with a similarly named restaurant inside the city walls. This one is a local favorite with good reason. Our hotel recommended it and we really enjoyed the local feel and the food is wonderful.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

We had a good mean here, at the recommendation of the owner of our hotel. From the menu featuring lots of local specialties, we chose pappardelle with lepre (hare) sauce. Delicious! We shared a second course of grilled duck breast with radicchio. That too, was yummy, though a little tough. Dessert was a house-made fruit crostata. No complaints. Our waitress... More

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Volterra, Italy
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The food was filled with pepper and salt i could barely taste any of the ingredients. Also , i was forced by the waitress to finish my meal even though i did not want to! i dont recommend it!

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Greensboro, Vermont
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Having read about this restuarant in Rick Steve's and also on Trip Advisor we thought we would like it and we were not disappointed. It is very popular, so reservations are recommended. The dinning room was filled with english speaking guest, the waiter barely spoke English yet somehow was able to serve everything just as everyone ordered, it was perfect.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We had a lovely meal with our family of four, including 2 children, 4 and 2. Park toward the back of the restaurant. Fantastic risotto ai funghi and casarecche di zucchini. The top two pasta events our our 2 week Italian trip. Side dishes were over-priced and a bit boring. The kids had a rigatoni pomodoro that was very good.... More

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New York City
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Fred Plotkin aside...Da Bado was beyond pricey..my main complaint....food well prepared and quite good..ambience tired and rough around the edges...service..local indifferent tap room style...came highly recommended but somehow given our spectacular experiences in Tuscany and Umbria I didn't have the same experience that others may have had.

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Boston MA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

Fred Plotkin makes another good recommendation (along with Rick Steves and Fodors). This trattoria, just a 10-15 minute walk from the Etruscan Museum is a great find. With three guidebooks recommending it, we were somewhat mystified as to why we had the place almost to ourselves for a late (1:45 pm) lunch. We had the zuppa Volterrana (you could eat... More

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Athens, Greece
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

I was amazed that the place had no tourists at all! Very good food, and the service was excellent. We even asked for dishes that were not comprised in the menu and they were voluntary to prepare them for us! Not to miss it!

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cloud_swift
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

I was in Volterra for over a week for a conference so I got to sample a number of restaurants there. Though I didn't have any bad meals, this was definitely the best. It is worth the effort to go outside the city walls to this near by less touristy place. I had Zuppa Volterrana on my first visit here... More

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Germany
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2009

The little restaurant "da Badó", full of atmosphere gives you the unique chance to taste the tipical dishes of Volterra. Mainstream tourists in search for the cheapest Pizza are definitely wrong here! "Da Badó" is the perfect place for toursist who want to that the "real" tuscany, the high rate of Volterrans eating and estimating this reasaurant prove this! I... More

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