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All 69 Volterra Restaurants

La Vecchia Lira

Via Matteotti 19, 56048 Volterra, Italy
+39 (0)588 86180
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Ranked #6 of 69 Restaurants in Volterra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Fri - Wed 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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Hove, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had lunch here and arrived just before the local lunch rush. Patrons select menu items from a chalk board above and behind the cafeteria style counter. An apple cake had just come out of the oven when we arrived - yum. We had a nice table near the front open air windows. The staff were friendly and attentive. It... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Came here because of the high TA ratings. Surprised it was self service yet ranked so highly. Food ordered off the menu was much better than the good taken from the buffet. They actually heated our pasta and vegetables in a microwave in front of us - stunning for a Tuscan restaurant. Average. There must be better out there. Ambiance... More

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Additional Information about La Vecchia Lira

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

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