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5411 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052 (Ballard)
206-789-5100
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Ranked #601 of 3,508 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
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
Bend, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I can only second what several of the previous reviewers have written. The food and service are very good. They have a large wine list and a full bar. Reservations are a must even if you plan to dine early. If you are not familiar with the area, then I recommend driving to it in the daylight to see where... More 

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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864 reviews 864 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
401 helpful votes 401 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We dined at Volterra during our stop in Seattle on our way back to Portland from our visit to Victoria over Canada Day weekend. We were staying at the Hotel Ballard so it was a short walk to Volterra. We were seated in the garden dining area. My wife ordered the lobster ravioli for her entree. I had the fish... More 

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Seattle, Wa.
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food and good wine. Gets busy though so make reservations on busy evenings. The menu is pretty much all very good. Wine list is good and decently priced. Parking is hard to find so plan ahead for that.

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

One of the most consistent restaurants in Seattle! The food is always amazing and the service is great!

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Bellevue
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

when I returned from 3 weeks in Tuscany several years ago one of my first meals back was here, I exclaimed it was as good as any I had in Italy. What a difference a few years makes. The food was fine I suppose, but bland and listless. I don't think the menu has changed in several years. That would... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We like Volterra for its selections and its ambiance. We don't eat boar every day and their's was a taste treat; service was attentive and the room hummed with conversations. Parking can be problematic.

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Northern California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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360 reviews 360 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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Puyallup
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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seattle
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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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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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