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Trattoria Da Bado

Borgo San Lazzero 9, 56048 Volterra, Italy
+39 342 39 58 385
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Ranked #28 of 69 Restaurants in Volterra
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Milan, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We decided for a restaurant outside of the old Volterra city, the location is very original, food very good tipical tuscan, the owner is very kind, every course is prepared by hand of his family. I suggest it for a good restaurant in good location and honest prices!

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Forest Hills, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My wife found this place on chowhound. It's just outside Volterra. It was probably my favorite meal in Italy. Giancomo is a great, great guy. This is a restaurant that has been in his family for generations. His mother cooks the food, and it truly was like eating in his house. The food was comfort food at its finest. Everything... More

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Howell, New Jersey, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
22 helpful votes 22 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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