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La Carabaccia

Piazza XX Settembre 4/5, 56048 Volterra, Italy
+39 0588 86239
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Ranked #11 of 68 restaurants in Volterra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Minnesota
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My sister decided to shop and wasn't hungry, our guide had pointed this place out and read the 4 menu items on the outside chalkboard for us, it is in Italian only. I then went back for lunch while she shopped. There were a lot of locals, it was busy! One server for the restaurant and the deli in the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This restaurant was pointed out to us during our walking tour with Annie. The choices depend on what the owners feel like cooking and what is in season. Fresh, authentic and flavorful food! Make this a must do on your trip!

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South Daytona, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We met up with friends at this homey restaurant and were delighted by the warm reception and the exceptional food. We had cabbage soup and beef with potatoes. I'm so glad that we were able to eat with the locals and taste such delicious home cooking.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The dishes were fresh and hand made, we tested 2 kind of hand made pasta and both were greate. They said that every day they made different dishes so they don't have a menú a la carte. The service was nice and gentle. Thanks

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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We came for dinner and just loved the wonderful colorful oldfashioned decor with old photos and memorabilia of the area. There was a whole birthday party of Italians when we were there and we were the only other patrons in this small place. They have only 2 entrees were day, which changes. We were there on the Fish Only friday... More

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North Vancouver
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Best ever roast chicken - made with love for sure. We found this out of the way spot and when I peered in the door and saw only Italians - I knew this was a find. The room isn't fancy but if you want an amazing home cooked style meal this is the place for you. Seek it out. Not... More

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Canton Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Not much to add here from other reviewers but to add this is an excellent place. Food was very good, My wife had a cabbage and vegetable soup that was outstanding and I had the meatballs on a bed of spinach with a tomato sauce which also was very good. The place has a feel of eating in someone's home.

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seattle
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11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Stopped in for lunch and we were so impressed we returned for dinner. They only do 2 Primos and 2 Secondis - each day different menu depending on what's fresh. Between two meals, we tried all 4 choices plus 2 deserts. EVERY ONE was a winner. Plus the women who run this place clearly took great pride in their restaurant... More

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