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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Perfect lunch stop

One of 2 Volterra restaurants in the Slow Food guide this was very traditional/homely place in a lovely square. The menu was very short (2 starters, 2 mains plus cheese/charcuterie) but quality was very good and we felt that we were somewhere local rather than touristy. Nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We liked this restaurant so much we went back for a second time. The food is simple, home cooked and delicious. I am hoping that my limited technical skills will result in a photo below that best describes this place (alas I failed miserably). All I can say is that if you want to sample real home cooked and fresh... More 

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Thank Dudley C
Leicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We went here on the recommendations of Tripadvisor and I'm sorry to disagree, but we were extremely disappointed. If you only have a choice of 2 starters and two mains, you expect them to be excellent and cooked to perfection. Whilst the first course was reasonable, what meat we could find on our plate of bones for the main courses... More 

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Thank TartanRose414
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

mmmm mmmm good! a nice gem in a busy town. the food was fantastic. only a few choices on the menu which was perfect because we got to try everything. very very busy restaurant because it is terrific. but everyone was friendly and food was worth the wait! lots of Italian customers so you know it must be good.

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Thank Jim M
Tel Aviv, Israel
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163 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

La Carabaccia is very good restaurant located in the town Voterra Tuscany Italy. The food is very good the decoration is unique and atmosphere is tranquil.

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Thank Yossi N
London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Service was slow and when we received a menu it contained only 2 choices for Primi Piatti and 2 choices for Secondi Piatti. Nothing else.

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Chino Hills, California
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208 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Yes, like so many we came because of our travel guide/host with the most, Rick Steves. Sorry to say we were very disappointed with our meals of pork shank with white beans and roasted chicken with spinach. We had to work hard to get the meat off of the bones and then it was truly a small amount of meat!!!... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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199 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

A great conclusion to our afternoon in Volterra. Dinner "al fresco" in a very nice location, a bit out of the most crowded parts, in a nice and large square. Service superfriendly, food excellent. They have only four dishes every day and change constantly. If I stayed a week I would probably go every day to try them all. The... More 

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London
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

One of 2 Volterra restaurants in the Slow Food guide this was very traditional/homely place in a lovely square. The menu was very short (2 starters, 2 mains plus cheese/charcuterie) but quality was very good and we felt that we were somewhere local rather than touristy. Nice.

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Thank JSC123
Vienna, Austria
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

The coolest thing was that the place was packed with italians. They were asking the waitress about the recipe and menu and they seemed impressed by the answers. Whenever locals est there, it s a very good sign. The food was very good, but service was a bit too slow..... Therefore only 4 stars!

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Thank Sorina D
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We dined here at lunchtime, having walked in hot sunshine through the streets of Volterra. It's quite quaint, and the menu is limited, but our food was superb. Typically Tuscan and very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?