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Via Giacomo Matteotti, 39, 56048 Volterra, Italy
+39058886730
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent steak but dreadful waiters

We had a wonderful steak meal but the pasta left a lot to be desired. The lady who dealt with us had excellent English and excellent people skills but unfortunately when she went off shift the male waiters were unfriendly and unhelpful.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Zagreb, Croatia
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The restaurant has 50 dishes on the menu, but serves only pizza. We acctualy wanted to have a pizza so that wasn't a problem, but beeing warned by the waiter ten times that we can only order pizza kind of irritated me. So, when the pizza arrived, I expected it to be magnificently delightful and it turned out to be... More 

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Chicago
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were excited to eat at this Italian restaurant. We ordered water, wine, first and second courses and bread. The bread and wine came. We waited and waited for the other food, some pasta and some wild boar. Eventually we saw our that our waitress had changed clothes. She walked out of the restaurant with her purse, leaving us sitting... More 

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Manhasset, New York
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have visited and stayed in Volterra many times and always make a beeline for Don Beta. The restaurant itself is rather charming with bright yellow tablecloths, tools and old photographs on the walls, a wine cellar downstairs. But the amazing thing is how they can turn out such delicious and varied food from such an extensive menu. Just a... More 

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Seattle, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were excited to find this place open, pre-dinner. Maybe that was the mistake here. We ordered off the truffle menu, and then it went bad. The rissotto came out looking like white rice that had been microwaved, and my saffron pasta was flavorless. The "chef" was in the back petting a dog, and the waiter was super slow. I... More 

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Amsterdam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Without a doubt this is the best restaurantsin town! This restaurant should be in the top 10 in Volterra. Nice ambiance not too fancy and good food! A lot of locals eat here is my experience so a reservation would be advised,

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Kristiansand, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We waited too long, the waiter forgot our table and when we finally got our food it was wrong pizzas. And it tasted bad. The carbonara was so salty that it was inedible. And there where no effort done to make retribution. The worst food experience in Italy so far. ( oh.... And the beer was warm....)

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Volterra, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had a wonderful steak meal but the pasta left a lot to be desired. The lady who dealt with us had excellent English and excellent people skills but unfortunately when she went off shift the male waiters were unfriendly and unhelpful.

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Bristol,UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Lovely pasta of all sorts, as well as a wide range of tuscan food in general, but especially renowned for the truffle dishes. Lovely grub!

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Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Asked a local for a good restaraunt and we were sent to Don Beta. The restaraunt was full of locals and for good reason. I had a great wild Boar Pasta and my wife had a mushroom pasta - amazing. Looking through some reveiws, I noticed most of the unfavaorable reviews were about the service. We went at about 2... More 

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Remsenburg, New York, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

As often happens with us, we arrive in a town and explore first. When we become hungry, it is likely between the traditional hours of lunch and dinner, so it is likely that most restaurants will be closed. We looked around and decided on Don Beta - lucky us! We shared a simple pizza to start, and then I had... More 

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Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti, 39, 56048 Volterra, Italy
Phone Number: +39058886730
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Volterra
Average Prices: USD 31 - 126
Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti, 39, 56048 Volterra, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Volterra
  • Phone Number: +39058886730

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 126
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse

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