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Don Beta

Via Giacomo Matteotti, 39, 56048 Volterra, Italy
+39058886730
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Ranked #35 of 68 restaurants in Volterra
Price range: $31 - $126
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Ghent, Belgium
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

When we ordered she asked if we wanted beer. We repeatedly said "no". We got beers. Pizza was drenched in cheese. Service was unfriendly and slow. Do not come here.

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Seattle
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

During our recent trip to Volterra, our tour guide warned us about this place ... "good food, terrible service". So we entered Don Beta with that expectation, and instead received a overall good dinner with overall good service. My son and I both had different preparations of wild boar for our 'secondi' main course, and both were prepared perfectly. While... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We ate here 4 times this year - when you find somewhere so good it's difficult to decide to go elsewhere. Risotto, steak, prosciutto, truffles, salads, wine - all perfect. If I could cook risotto like the Don Beta, I would open a restaurant in Shrewsbury! There are quite a lot of decent restaurants in Volterra but, wherever you eat,... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

They were not that busy when we arrived for dinner. We were given menus and then ignored. I finally had to find the server and say we would please like to order. Then a few more people came in and ordered and were served before we were.... We were not that impressed with the meals. The "Pacceri Gorgonzola" and "Gnocci... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had dinner here in a night when they were hosting a 13th birthday party for 30 downstairs. We and several of the parents of the party-goers ate upstairs. The food was wonderful and the slice of Italian life that we got to experience was even better!

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California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Walked in not knowing what to expect but the food & service by Elena was great. They had an unexpected party of 21 come in & only 1 server. She handled everything so well. The vegetable soup was the best. Would love to return someday.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

After reading previous reviews I am very surprised that there are negative words about Don Beta. We go there very regularly and have never been disappointed. The food is always very good and the service has also never lacked, even though it is so very busy during the holiday seasons. I'd always make a booking beforehand. Now I am not... More

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Florence, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

It was pouring rain when my wife and I arrived so we decided to get out of the rain and have some lunch here. The service was a bit slow considering hardly anyone was in there when we came in. My wife ordered a spicy salami pizza which was very greasy due to the enormous amount of cheese they put... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

The food was alright. We had pizza and a steak. The service was extremely slow and those serving were rude. Their cover charge was about 10% for poor service.

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Sorry but we have to give this restaurant just 2 stars. Service was fine but food was not good - so promising with a pretty good generous risotto, waiters were helpful with my gluten free needs - others had a soup which was bland to start but then my Boar with Olives dish was dried up - but the worst... More

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