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La Carabaccia

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Piazza XX Settembre 4/5, 56048 Volterra, Italy
+39 0588 86239
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
How to be in a typical tuscany home for Lunch

We went there a group of 7 wine lovers from over Europe. This stop was prepared, advised already by friends. The food is great and well done. The service is quick and very pleasant.The price is completely reasonnable. A wonderful place for classical family cuisine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2014
Jean-Paul J
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Toulouse, France
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English first
Champaign, Illinois
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258 reviews 258 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I won't repeat what others have said...it can be a tad cold i f you don't speak Italian...there are 4 choices for lunch...2 appetizers and 2 entrees...If it is busy, then you might have to wait for a table and thus you could easily feel left out. oh and the food was good..classics done in her own way. I wish... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The food was lovely. There was a small selection of menu choices but the food was lovely. Our group felt a tad unwelcome as soon as we spoke a different language from Italian. The Italian diners received the usual bread etc. but not our group (nor the foreign speaking group beside us). We asked the waitress to please repeat the... More 

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Brisbane
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My first negative restaurant review in a long time. As reviews suggest the food is pretty good and we did eat there. But is what you have to put up with that makes for the poor review. We have been travelling around Italy for just over a week and have been overwhelmed by the hospitality, courtesy and service. But not... More 

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Toulouse, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We went there a group of 7 wine lovers from over Europe. This stop was prepared, advised already by friends. The food is great and well done. The service is quick and very pleasant.The price is completely reasonnable. A wonderful place for classical family cuisine.

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Great Falls, Montana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Silvia our hotel host recommended this place as well as Rick Steve's Guide Book. Just good down home Italian food, not fancy, just what you would expect if you were invited to an Italian home. Excellent.

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Bellevue, Washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Tried this little place based on a Rick Steve's suggestion. They have the same fixed menu for lunch and dinner. If you like what you see on that day's menu, go for it. We stopped in for lunch and had two of the four selections. It was so good we went back for dinner and had all four options. Very... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were looking for a typical restaurant in Volterra, where to eat well at a decent Price. We were so lucky to step into this nice, small, familiy run reastaurant. We felt confident with no menu (I heat to read a menu with more than 10 plates, sympthom of lack of freshness). Exactly what we were looking for! We ate... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

While most reviews are based on the full dining experience, I feel it necessary to contribute my opinion even without having eaten at La Carabaccia. My sole reason: Treating prospective customers like unwanted elements should not go unmentioned. On a rainy day in Volterra, we decided to try this place for a nice, home-cooked lunch. In spite of the place... More 

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Oregon
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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Simple, home-cooked, fresh ingredients...What more could you want from a meal? We stopped by for lunch. La Carabaccia has a chalkboard out front with maybe 4 selections to choose from. My wife ordered a gnocchi dish, and I had a plate of thinly sliced beef cooked in wine with a tomato salad. Both were wonderful. Nothing fancy, just like your... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Probably the best meal we had while in Italy, including stays in Florence and Venice! The restaurant was run basically by two Italian "Mamas" who took great care of us and fed us well. There were only two choices of Primi and Secondi, so we got one of each and were very happy with all four selections. Nothing fancy, because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza XX Settembre 4/5, 56048 Volterra, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Volterra
  • Phone Number: +39 0588 86239
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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