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Volterra

5411 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052 (Ballard)
206-789-5100
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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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Ballard
Cross street: 20th Ave NW
Transit: Metro Bus #17 and 18
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English first
Ghent, Belgium
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Sat outdoors and had a lovely quite lunch with fresh roasted beet, aruglula salad.The server was just right

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seattle, wa
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I have to say, being italian born and raised, I did not expect the food to be as good as indeed it was. everyone of the 5 dishes we tried was excellent, and as far as food goes the restaurant deserves 5 stars. that said, the overall experience (it was our 15th wedding anniversary) was terrible. First, the indian/pakistani lady... More

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Seattle
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Three of us wandered in looking for at least a decent meal and a place to relax away from the crowded streets of a neighborhood street festival. We got so much more! Our server was delightful, friendly, helpful and offered just the right amount of being there and not being there. The roasted beet and arugula salad is especially good,... More

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los angeles, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Came here after reading all the wonderful reviews. Food was good although it was a little salty to my taste. The place was not too busy on a Sunday afternoon. I had the fritatta and my friend had wild mushroom with pork jowl pasta. We tried to ask about the pork jowl and how the dish was prepared. That's when... More

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