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L'Incontro

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Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries, Ice Cream
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Via Giacomo Matteotti 18, Volterra, Italy
0588 80 500
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere

Quick stop to have an ice - cream. The decoration was very pleasant and unique. It was good to see the creativity they had to make this place welcoming.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Joana Z
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Quick stop to have an ice - cream. The decoration was very pleasant and unique. It was good to see the creativity they had to make this place welcoming.

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Sought this place out following a lonely planet recommendation and we were not disappointed. Staff spoke good English and were friendly. We ordered a salami/cheese platter and two coffees which came to 15 Euros. Interesting unlike many places in Tuscany we did not have to pay coperto (cover charge). I returned latter that day to buy the biscotti which we... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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18 restaurant reviews
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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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284 helpful votes 284 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 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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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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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, Bakeries, Ice Cream

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