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L'Incontro

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Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakery, Ice Cream
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Via Giacomo Matteotti 18, Volterra, Italy
0588 80 500
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Cafe and Canoli

A great find. Great coffee and amazing pastry and incredibly reasonable. A must in when you are in this area. This is not your run of the mill cafe so do not miss it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2014
DJF1958
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Richmond, Virginia
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Richmond, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A great find. Great coffee and amazing pastry and incredibly reasonable. A must in when you are in this area. This is not your run of the mill cafe so do not miss it.

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Reading England
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited everyday during our stay in Volterra. Last time we missed this charming eatery and just came upon it by accident this time. We could see it was popular by the amount of customers queuing but taking away, or eating 'on the hoof', so we didn't have to wait long for a table. Loved all the pastries, coffee is... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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113 reviews 113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a great place for a coffee, a pastry, gelato or something stronger. We called into L'Contro nearly every morning to sample the delicious food. Excellent value also. Try the fresh squeezed orange juice, as good as you can get! Obviously a very popular spot for the locals as you can watch them popping in for a drink or coffee... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a lovely place, really nice decor and ambiance. The tiny cakes, the chocolate and the gelato are all excellent as is the coffee. Everything is spotless and very efficiently run. Excellent all round. I wish they served tea as well as coffee but it's only a British thing about tea...

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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Since years our favourite bar in Volterra. Because of everything you could say. The ice creams, the delicious 'dolce' and the staff.

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Salida
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326 restaurant reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Delicious pastries and Vin Santo! We came here for dessert after dinner the pastries were amazing and the space very comfortable. By mistake I left a bag at the table and remembered when I was about to leave Volterra the next day. I stopped to see if they discovered it and of course it was there behind the counter. Thanks!

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Athens, Greece
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A lovely cafe-pastry shop in the main street of Volterra (what a town!!!). Best ice cream we had in our trip in Tuscany.

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you like Italian coffee and cake this is the place to go All I can say from the six of us who went was yum yum yummy Not expensive if you can stop as the coffee was so nice and the large selection of cakes make stopping hard They also have gelato and sandwiches but did not try these... More 

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Devon, England
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

L'Incontro is a must, at least once a day! Coffee and a pastry in the morning, glass of Prosecco in the evening, and a gelato at any time of day. It has a lovely atmosphere, and is frequented by locals. It's a great place to meet, or to wait for a shopping partner!

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Volterra, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stopped in L'Incontro almost every day while in Volterra for an afternoon or late night cappuccino and pastry. The seating is comfortable with room for counter customers to move about also. The pastry and candy is delicious and the selection is varied and absolutely beautiful and creative. That Italian artistic gene is obviously at work here with interior design... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti 18, Volterra, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Volterra
  • Phone Number: 0588 80 500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakery, Ice Cream

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