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Via Matteotti 19, 56048 Volterra, Italy
+39 (0)588 86180
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Sunday
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Hours:
Fri - Wed 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • 57
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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very nice lunch

Cafeteria style, self service with home cooked food that was quite delicious. Price is good. Easy to find.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2014
ohdonnaoh
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Cafeteria style, self service with home cooked food that was quite delicious. Price is good. Easy to find.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Unpretentious with nice quality food. Ideal for a quick lunch in volterra. Service is relaxed and friendly.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've been visiting this value-for-money restaurant since it opened more than 10 years ago and the ever-inventive menu never disappoints. You will find the regular Tuscan dishes here like wild boar, but always something unexpected too. The fish and seafood is fresh and imaginatively prepared and served. Thanks to Lamberto and Massimo and their hard-working cook, Patrizia, the experience is... More 

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Tring, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

La Vecchia Lira is friendly, food excellent local cuisine created from locally sourced produce (also good wine). One member of the group is vegetarian but the chef was always prepared to adapt dishes to suit each requirement. Excellent value. During our stay in Volterra we tried one other restaurant but soon realised that Vecchia Lira was our favourite and returned!

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Chino Hills, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A great meal and a nice setting. The food and the staff were top notch. Would return as we enjoyed this wonderful hill town.

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Toronto, Ontario
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Dropped in for a quick lunch on a recommendation of a friend. They have a selection of sandwiches and a hot table and specials. We had the tripe (simply tender and delicious if you like tripe) and tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms (excellent fresh pasta). Shared a amall carafe of the house red all for under 20 euros. Definitely worth a... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you go to Volterrra you have to stop for meal at "la vecchia lira" where you can find a friendly atmosphere and taste typical and excellent Tuscan food.

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Florence, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very nice place. We went there for lunch. Lunch is partially self-service. What is called in Italy tavola calda e fresca. You can also order from the menu. We took: cuscus/semolina, parmigiana, insalata di farro and trippa. Cuscus was great. Semolina was cooked to perfection with enough stickiness to keep everything together. Vegetables were gently sautéed. Among others; zucchini/courgette was... More 

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Bucketty
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Beautiful food, great service, wonderful evening. Especially loved the shared anti pasta platter for three, more than enough for us six! Lamberto was more than attentive, we greatly appreciated the premium spot in the window. Loved the digestivos after dinner. Thank you so much.

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Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband isn't a fan of self service restaurants but we tried this because of their reviews. Great spot. Very good service and friendly. Also food really good. I had a large roasted chicken leg and potatoes. My husband ate thin slices of roast beef and potatoes that were very tasty. Low bill and perfect for midday. Nice choices too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Matteotti 19, 56048 Volterra, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Volterra
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)588 86180

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?