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L'Incontro

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Via Giacomo Matteotti 18, Volterra, Italy
0588 80 500
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 97
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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Bar/ patisseries

I had to meet my good friend Lorenzo from Park Hotel le Fonti there and immediately I loved it. The range of spirits are great together with the patisserie and ice creams. I now make an effort to visit there every time I am in Volterra. The best seats are to the rear, where the bar is. You can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Adrian M
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Waltham Cross, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Tried to order simple hot chocolate for four of us 4 times before they remembered we existed. We are nice people and we greeted the waitress in Italian, so nobody can say we were some obnoxious tourists. We politely asked if we need to order over the counter or we have to wait at the table to be served. The... More 

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Thank RamonaEK
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We stumbled into this place looking for some sweets after lunch. Their selection of baked goods is extensive. My wife is gluten free, and they even had a few selections for her. The baked treats that we sampled were some of the best I have eaten anywhere in Europe. Not just Italy. When we get back to Italy, we will... More 

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Thank Scott H
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Great place for a cappacino, pastry and fresh squeezed orange juice with a modest fee. Early morning it's buzzing, but the wait is worth it!

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Thank Kathleen C
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Very nice place for lunch. Good atmosphere. Friendly service. Delicious food. I can recommend the carpaccio. For desert delicious ice.

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Thank Co v
Waltham Cross, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

I had to meet my good friend Lorenzo from Park Hotel le Fonti there and immediately I loved it. The range of spirits are great together with the patisserie and ice creams. I now make an effort to visit there every time I am in Volterra. The best seats are to the rear, where the bar is. You can people... More 

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Thank Adrian M
Chino Hills, California
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208 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

This is such a fun place for pastries, gelato, a drink, etc. The staff was very nice and upbeat. Prices were very reasonable and our pastries and gelato were delicious. We actually went back a second night because the small fruit tarts were so good :-)

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Thank 48thAnniversary
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Being a bit early in Volterra we decided to have an Italian breakfast at l'Incontro. The cappuccino is delicious with creamy milk like it has to be. The sweet cakes are delicious as well as the piccolino bread with salami, cheese or Italian ham. Nice atmosphere, clean toilet. Also for icecream and takeaway.

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Thank sunraytjes
Oslo, Norway
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

When in Volterra, a visit to L'Incontro is a must. The venue is very cozy and intimate, and the ice cream and cakes are the simply the best. You can sit down and have a coffee or a drink as well.

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Thank AndreNorway
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

This place offered a nice respite from the heat and served top class coffee. However the attitude of the staff made it not such a pleasant experience. The staff seemed annoyed we ordered coffee, didn't clean away the previous patrons' leftovers and cups and basically looked grumpy. Shame because the decor is interesting, gelato pretty good and the cappuccino great.... More 

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1 Thank stephen l
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

We went there as a family and found the staff to have a lot of attitude. We ordered some coffees and they were plonked down in front of us in quite a rude way and the table we sat down wasn't cleared for us, we had to clear the glasses ourselves. Further there was no soap in the bathroom and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti 18, Volterra, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Volterra
  • Phone Number: 0588 80 500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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