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“good food, prices a bit high” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Le Volte

Ristorante Le Volte
Via Calafati 4 - Livorno, 57123 Livorno, Italy
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Ranked #119 of 432 Restaurants in Livorno
Price range: $33 - $63
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Situato di fronte al mare proprio davanti al Porticciolo turistico del porto di Livorno, incastonato nelle Mura Medicee.In un caldo ambiente prettamente mediceo, a lume di candela, la ricca e raffinata cucina de’ Le Volte, accompagnata dal giusto vino, è pronta ad accogliervi per ogni evento ed occasione, marcando momenti di sicura memoria.Specializzato in ristorazione di mare con pesce crudo freschissimo, grazie alla stupenda vista mare e agli interni eleganti il Ristorante Le Volte è il luogo ideale per rendere indimenticabile la celebrazione di matrimoni ed altre cerimonie. Le Volte si presta anche ad essere la perfetta location per le vostre colazioni di lavoro o per le vostre cene aziendali, proponendovi menù personalizzati o ricchi buffet.Una parte del locale è adibita a Bistrot. Per piacevoli serate in compagnia in un ambiente magico ed accogliente, fino a tarda sera il bistrot del ristorante Le Volte vi propone focacce, antipasti e degustazione di vini e stuzzichini preparati al momento. Il bistrot è il luogo ideale per rilassarsi in compagnia lasciandosi sedurre dall’atmosfera suggestiva del luogo e dall’ottima qualità dei cibi e dei vini proposti.Non esitare a contattaci per richiedere informazioni.
Tuscany, Italy
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“good food, prices a bit high”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

We went to this restaurant for a family celebration and the food was really good - fresh fish, plenty of choice, excellent wines and service. The prices were a bit high but this is typical for good fish in Tuscany.

Try to sit on the side towards the port, the view is better. These seats are located under a veranda which is closed when the weather is too cold.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Problem with definition of "local" food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Le Volte had been recommended to us by the local tourist office in Livorno. They said if you like fish, you will love "caciuco" - the local fish stew. When we arrived, we didn't see "caciuco" on the menu, so asked if the fish stew, which was priced at 12 Euro, was "caciuco". The matire d' said yes. So we ordered it from the server. Unfortunately, to us North Americans, we don't think of octopus as a fish - nor calimari nor crawfish. However, the Italians do consider all seafood to be "fish". We don't eat octopus and the bowl was almost entirely filled with baby octopus. The sauce was heavy, overpowering and unpleasantly flavored. In general, we couldn't eat the meal. The server came by once and we tried to explain why we couldn't eat the food - that we hadn't known it would be octopus - that we don't eat octopus. But no effort was made to find something we could eat. She just walked away. However, what upset us most was when the bill came it was 54 Euro - for what we thought would be two 12 Euro bowls of fish soup. We questioned the bill and the server was surly and rude and spoke harshly and loudly to us because she said, it was the maitre d' who told us caciuco was fish stew - not she. Obviously it was a cultural and language problem, but she stormed away from our table after embarrassing us and sent the maitre d' to take our money. All 54 euro. No effort was made on the restaurant's part to make any price adjustment nor to evidence care in any way if we, the customers, were satisfied. We were definitely not satisfied, nor will we recommend Le Volte to anyone else. It was the least pleasant meal of our month of travel.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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