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5411 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052 (Ballard)
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Ranked #650 of 3,471 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Ballard
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 20th Ave NW
Transit: Metro Bus #17 and 18
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English first
Northern California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A great find in Ballard. Outstanding, very interesting Italian food in a very, very comfortable environment. We had some kind of special bean appetizer, salumi plate, linguine with clams, lamb ragu and noodles. Very authentic and yet contempo. And then a totally different style of zabaglione. Not your mother's zabaglione but excellent nonetheless. Excellent wine choices (by the glass as... More

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Kennewick, Washington
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330 reviews 330 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Fabulous food! Roasted wild boar, rabbit tortellini, polenta with wild mushrooms...really? Yes. It was all so good and with such great sauces we were hard-pressed to not pick up the plates and lick them. A nice martini and good wine selection as well. The service and atmosphere was very nice as well. They do some happy hour specials, but I... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Thank you Volterra for wonderful dining experience this evening. Our server (and supporting staff) was informative and attentive to us! The food was good, but nothing memorable. The hierloom tomato caprese appetizer was good (loved the chilled tomatoes), but a bit bland. I would have enjoyed a bit more basil and a touch of balsamic. The Beet Salad was delicious.... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a perfect place for Sunday brunch. It opens at 9 AM, which gives you plenty of time before you stroll through the Ballard farmers market. The patio is very comfortable, although I don't think that it had been swept for the morning service. The menu isn't extensive, but there are plenty of options for everyone. Unfortunately, our server... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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84 reviews 84 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Lovely dinner in the nice neighbourhood of Ballard, delicious food with an Italian touch. Great waiters (our daughter was impressed)!

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We love this restaurant and it is a repeat destination for a reliably excellent evening for us foodies. The waiter and service was excellent, even picked up on a hint and brought a candle for the birthday guest! Good suggestions - we loved the cauliflower and polenta appetizers, the Caesar and the pork cheek dish was amazing. Wine suggestion worked... More

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Trois-Rivieres, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The appetizers were average and the house Ceasar's salad pretty anonymous. One of our pasta dish was perfectly executed (ravioli with eggplant and tomatoes) and wonderfully balanced and refreshing. The kids loved their tagliatelle alla ragù but my spaghettini was too heavy because it used too much cream. Overall, the homemade pasta were perfectly cooked. Overall, if you are looking... More

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Seattle, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

our experience has been very inconsistent. our last meal was disappointing for the restaurant quality you would expect. we will not go back. our service was excellent, but the food was mediocre. we have had this experience before, but because we also had a good meal we tried it again.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Wine selected was Grimaldi Barbera and was amazingly good. Additionally, we shared the Duck Confit appetizer. All members of party raved. This is a must place! Server was attentive, and every table was full.

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Gunnison, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Enjoyed this Italian joint in Ballard. Our waiter was kind and friendly and we had delicious main courses. Lots of great options and the wine was wonderful too!

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Additional Information about Volterra

Address: 5411 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052
Phone Number: 206-789-5100
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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