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Via delle Prigioni 8/r, 56048 Volterra, Italy
+39 (0)588 86392
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Execellent little restaurant off the path in Volterra

Just happened to be walking looking around for the restaurant that we origionally chose (based on Trip Advisor ratings ) and we stumbled upon this place ..... The reataurant was not large ( not many are in Volterra ) but the service and food was awesome. The waiters really seem to care about the... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2014
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Kingston, Canada
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Phoenix
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144 reviews 144 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Four of us ate here for lunch; it was at this restaurant that we had our first Italian beer. Nice experience; great pasta, great pizza, we sat outside and people watched. The prices were reasonable; our waiter was friendly and didn't rush us at all.

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Kingston, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Just happened to be walking looking around for the restaurant that we origionally chose (based on Trip Advisor ratings ) and we stumbled upon this place ..... The reataurant was not large ( not many are in Volterra ) but the service and food was awesome. The waiters really seem to care about the customers and the food qualiy and... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We went here for lunch, expecting a lacklustre touristic experience. Not at all! The waiter was friendly, the boar with olives was outstanding and I was so full after my pollo arrosto I didn't need dinner. If you're in Volterra for a few hours, this is the place for a good value lunch.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If I had checked the reviews here on Tripadvisor, I probably would have passed Il Porcellino and sat down at Beppino or Pozze degli Etruski, a few steps further in the same street... Though the service was ok, the food was disappointing. We've had much better in Tuscany/ Volterra. Price was good, but not much cheaper than other restaurants. All... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We picked this place purely on the basis we were hungry and it was empty, so perhaps we only have ourselves to blame if it failed to light up our first night in Volterra. My wife enjoyed her starter of grilled aubergine and main of gnocchi; I was less enamoured by the dry croustinos I had to start and wild... More 

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Cairns
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

You cannot believe how bad this place is, from the surly waitress who throws down stuff on the table like she's doing you a favour to her creepy waiter friend who stares at you while you eat. We have been travelling around Italy for nearly 2 weeks and my daughter had had enough of pasta and pizza so she ordered... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had maybe 4 different waiters by the time our dinner ended. And none of them seemed very eager to please us. We found ourselves sitting and eating alone in the restaurant (maybe we were there too early), but still, they were open and could have been more pleasant. We wished we had gone somewhere else that was recommended instead... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Why any restaurant is using synthetic ingredient in Italy is beyond me. Horrible pizza with tomato sauce from a can and a fettucini with a supermarket sauce. The service is uninterested........enough said

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Pisa, Italy
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219 reviews 219 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

There is an hidden aspect of the magnificient Volterra that should be underlined: its restaurants and pizzerias. In similar turistic cities, you eat bad and pay very much. In Volterra, in the middle of Volterra, you can eat well and pay las you were in an unknown italian city. An example of this claim, is "Il Porcellino". For the sake... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

We thought this looked like a nice restaurant tucked away down a side street with a wide variety of dishes on the menu so we stopped here for lunch. It was a pretty miserable experience. The waitress was unpleasant and seemed to have mastered the art of throwing your water bottle onto the table so as to clink as many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via delle Prigioni 8/r, 56048 Volterra, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Volterra
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)588 86392

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