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Ombra della Sera

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Via Antonio Gramsci 70, 56048, Volterra, Italy
+39 058886663
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Respite fromthe Tourist Crowds

We were sweating bullets over the lack of non-tourist-mill restaurants in Voltera, but we took a second look at this comparatively plain cafe and decided to give it a try and we were glad that we did. Besides having a very friendly staff, the setting was simple and quiet which was a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
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New York City, New York
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Midwest US
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have been there several times over the years and it's always been excellent. Try the Spaghetti al Chianti, absolutely fabulous. Get to know the owner, Massimo, he is a true Italian Gentleman and knows how to run a delicious restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We were sweating bullets over the lack of non-tourist-mill restaurants in Voltera, but we took a second look at this comparatively plain cafe and decided to give it a try and we were glad that we did. Besides having a very friendly staff, the setting was simple and quiet which was a great environment to recharge our batteries after a... More 

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Montreux, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We simply love Volterra ! We have been visiting this pleasant little town for more than...30 years ! We think that we could probably live in it ! And whenever in Voltera, there is ONE place to go for eating : l'Ombra della Sera ! We have known Massimo and Cinzia, the owners, for more than 25 years ! They... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We dined here as a large group of 16 in a nice private cellar style room at the rear, the restaurant was recommended to us by a local and suited our needs. The service for a large group was fairly good and there was a good menu choice with reasonably priced wines, on the whole the food was good but... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Lovely food, quick service and a nice cool position outside when the rest of the town was roasting hot! Kids ate the whole lot!

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Thank Julian-Sussex
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to me by a local resident and I must say I was extremely disappointed. The starters were fine but when it came to the main courses they really let themselves down. Their gnocchi was absolutely tasteless and when the waitress was informed of this she wasn't at all interested. My son ordered a steak with a... More 

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Thank Kengolf12
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had two very enjoyable meals here - very friendly and attentive service, good choice on menu, portions not huge but sufficient.

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Thank Anne H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Recommended by our hotel. Great spot in the town. Delicious food, lovely fresh fish, fabulous, friendly service.

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Thank Alison R
Ottawa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My husband and I ate there today at lunch and had a lovely meal. We shared a bruschetta pomodoro - which was nice, and then we each had our own pizza. Mine mine De la casa (or something like that: the "house" pizza) and my husband had the pizza "of the day", which was mushroom. He loved his pizza, and... More 

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Thank Gizmo22Ottawa
Jerusalem, Israel
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194 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was a very good find. They had a nice selection of food and their sea bass was perfect. Also, it's fun to people watch. Close to the Etruscan museo.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Antonio Gramsci 70, 56048, Volterra, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Volterra
  • Phone Number: +39 058886663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?