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La Vecchia Lira

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Via Giacomo Matteotti 19, 56048, Volterra, Italy
+39 (0)588 86180
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Fri - Wed 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went for dinner. This late in the season or at least early in the week, we had no trouble getting in. The good was wonderful. You can eat for a reasonable price or be at the top end, depending what you order. I has the volterran vegetable soup for 6.50 euro...and it's a meal in itself! Partner had mussels...totally... More 

Thank Sue H
Reading, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only in Volterra for 2 nights and couldn't get into this restaurant on the first evening (I had read about it on Tripadvisor and so was keen to go there) so we booked for the second evening and it was well worth it. I had the seafood gnocchi which was delicious and my partner had the wild boar... More 

Thank Jackie H H
Redondo Beach, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expensive, but well worth the money spent. The food was delicious (there were three of us, and we all enjoyed our entrees and mains). They were very accommodating to our requested changes to some of the dishes (e.g., easy on the cream for the Tartufo pasta), and treated us with respect, which we didn't always encounter as American tourists. The... More 

Thank mdigtravel
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious meal and neat owners (brothers), fine chef! My husband wiped clean every morsel of his pasta w/ sea urchins (!?!) dish and my pasta dish was yummy. Nice atmosphere and friendly interactions. The owners of our Albergo Etruria recommended this spot. We even returned the next day for a tasty light lunch.

Thank Liz P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early for dinner at about 7 and found a nice empty restaurant. We asked for a table and we were asked whether we had a booking - we said no and were asked to wait. After 5 minutes of waiting and being ignored, we walked out.

Thank BladderedBath
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24 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was a good restaurant. the service was amazing, while the food was average. good, but as you would expect it to be in 80% of all italian restaurants. very funny weightor and enhanced the value of the dinner experience.

Thank Roberto B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is self-service at lunchtime (good range of reasonably priced dishes) but full dinner service in the evening which I preferred. It's a family-owned restaurant serving traditional Tuscan food but with some interesting variations.Good atmosphere with plenty of locals in evidence; reasonably priced wine list; efficient service (apart from usual Italian reluctance to bring the bill!); and most importantly... More 

Thank Fred S
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I stay at Volterra for one night and I eat the dinner at La Vecchia lira. The staff is very cordial. The food is divine. If you are in Volterra you must eat at La Vecchia lira.

Thank TrojaBlackSilk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We ordered a antipasti (so taste) for two what was a lot for us then If you ask a entree for one should me enough to do a starter for 2 people. We had the wild boar and a gluten free pasta. The wild boar is really strong so save our bread to eat it. The gluten free pasta was... More 

Thank Soraya L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous restaurant with lots of choice on the menu, including both fish and meat daily specials. The house red wine was lovely and inexpensive. We had pasta followed by meat dishes, and everything was delicious. Service was very good and friendly. I just wish I had room for dessert! Would advise booking as it's a very popular place, we didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $33
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti 19, 56048, Volterra, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Volterra
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)588 86180

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?