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

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 220
    Very good
  • 101
    Average
  • 54
    Poor
  • 38
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food and fun.

This feels like a true family-run Italian restaurant. Great food and a lively atmosphere. Reasonable prices. As in other places in Italy, if you want service you speak up.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
David K
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Turin, Italy
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Turin, Italy
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This feels like a true family-run Italian restaurant. Great food and a lively atmosphere. Reasonable prices. As in other places in Italy, if you want service you speak up.

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Chino Hills, California
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We were ignored for a good 15 minutes and finally stopped someone and asked for menues. Then we had to ask someone for bread. Our order took a long time to get, they forgot our salad which we told them to cancel since our dinner came, but it was very good for my husband and just good for me. He... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I have read the reviews and with all the whining I can disagree . with most . We stopped for a late lunch and were welcomed and had great service . The food was well prepared and delicious .. from Salad to the main course . A fish dish I ordered was brought to the table on a carving cart... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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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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15 restaurant reviews
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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Restaurant Details

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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