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5411 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052 (20th Ave NW)
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read the menu online, noticed some reviews were critical but wanted some pasta so off we went. No ambiance, the restaurant part is a large square room with too many tables and stained ceilings. Wine prices are extortionate - $14 for a small glass of average sauvignon blanc. I had the pork jowls with wild mushrooms and truffle oil. The... More 

Thank SugarloafView
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Okay. To say I love Italian food is an understatement. My ex husband thought I was Italian. But breakfast? I simply had the scramble with wild mushrooms, fontina, arugula and white truffle oil and my daughter the Milano Milano. The food was so amazing I wanted to stay there until dinner and eat again. Run there as fast as you... More 

Thank Laura_Kayaks
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

From the homemade fennel salt (can I say OMG) to the worlds best ceasar salad I have ever eaten to the Pork Jowls with wild mushroom and truffle butter (don't think about it-just do it) - everything was a complete taste sensation. The most amazing food I have ever eaten! The service was superb. Super friendly and extremely nice.

1 Thank Melissa G
Fes, Morocco
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The plates are small .. its happy hour but the food is very rich so it works..the regular menu in the evening is pricey and i have not eaten during this time but its the best happy hour in the city and there are too many restaurants overpriced in this town.

Thank rangcha
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We were here with friends for dinner. Nice and quiet. When we went in it looked like there was place for a few tables only but there is a large area towards the left opposite to the bar. Good place to party with friends. The food was tasty, service was good. Loved the pasta, though the risotto was a bit... More 

Thank Scm M
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This was our second experience here (the first time was great) but our second time left much to be desired. Our server & bus staffers seemed to be in a great rush to turn our table over once they found out only one of our party ordered cocktails. The food (I had the pork belly pasta which was practically a... More 

Thank Michael M
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Volterra in Ballard for years whenever we are in Seattle. The tasting menu is new, and excellent value. Don't miss the wild boar tenderloin. Only negative, sometimes the homemade pasta is overworked, hence tough.

Thank Anna S
Mercer Island, WA
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The atmosphere is fine. It's all about the food. Where else can you get wild boar in gorgonzola sauce?Salads are great as well. Save room for dessert. You won't be disappointed in anything on the menu.

Thank eloisemonett
Seattle, Washington
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121 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Drove to Ballard for a different restaurant but it had a long waiting line so we walked up the street to Volterra and were seated right away. The staff was very cordial and took our wine orders quickly. I must say, the wine prices by the glass are very overpriced. We all ordered the Bolognese. It was tasty with a... More 

Thank Neal S
Bellevue, WA
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I have eaten in both the Seattle and Kirkland Volterras, and very much enjoyed the meals, but not for a couple of years. We stopped by on a Saturday night in Ballard and were seated right away. Our waitress was a bit distracted ('I have too many things going on in my head right now'), but the service was generally... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5411 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052
    (20th Ave NW)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Bus #17 and 18
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
  • Neighborhood: Ballard
  • Phone Number: 206-789-5100

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