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“You cannot miss it!! 10/10”
Review of La terra di mezzo

La terra di mezzo
Ranked #17 of 101 Restaurants in Volterra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Il ristorante è situato in uno dei palazzi storici di Volterra, il Palazzo Cangini Westinghouse, in pieno centro città, e si snoda su più piani finendo in una cantina di epoca romana e in una risalente alla fine del 1300. La nostra cucina propone piatti della tradizione toscana, quali pappardelle, cinghiale, piatti al tartufo, zuppa alla volterrana, ecc..., oltre a piatti di pesce e alla griglia, tra i quali spicca, senza dubbio la Fiorentina.
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

I have been here a few days ago. It was absolutely great! I must say the place itself deserves a visit 'cause it isn't only a restaurant but a little piece of Volterra' history: you will be amazed by the construction in stone and how long ago has been built. Then the food is more than great. I had 'tris di carpaccio': the fish was super fresh and light. I absolutely loved it. Top of that the staff and who I believe is the owner of the place is friendly and funny, you can ask him the history of the restaurant and he will be happy to answer. Location is very good, furniture is just amazing and the amazing smell of the food will just guide you there. 10/10 is my mark for this restaurant. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Stefania U
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

We had an incredible meal at La Taverna Della Terra di Mezzo in Volterra. We saw their menu as we walked around town and it looked really good. The restaurant wasn't in the Rick Steves' book, however, and TripAdvisor reviews were mixed. We decided to take a chance.

The restaurant is across the street from the Museum of Torture. We got a bit nervous as we were taken down the stairs into the rock-walled basement with a suit of armor in the corner and were seated in a small, gated alcove.

Then the food started coming. It turned out that there is a fairly new Executive Chef that previously worked at 2-star and 3-star Michelin restaurants and with Gordon Ramsey. He was brought in to upgrade the restaurant, and this is still a work in progress, so the prices are still very reasonable.

My appetizer was a "13 minute egg" with asparagus, caviar and white truffles. Susan's appetizer was a really great regional vegetable soup. My main dish was wild boar with a parmesan crust and caramelized grapes. Susan had risotto with goat cheese, white truffles and coffee powder. "Chef" came down to the dungeon and checked in with us several times during our meal.

We were full, but were possibly going to share a dessert. "Chef" recommended a sampler of three desserts, however, so who were we to argue? We knew we were in trouble when the server brought a separate table for the desserts.

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Thank Chuck D
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Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant. Visit the cellar! Had lunch with antipasti and venison, polenta, mushrooms, chestnuts, red cabbage and a gigantic aperol spritz. We loved it!
Please notice: donot order a cappuccino during or after lunch/diner!

Thank Bob082
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

- Location: cozy street, nice terrace, fantastic decorations with the troll outside
- Service: friendly friendly
- Food: the tuna fish fillet with fennel, pineapple, tomatoes in Havana sauce on red potatoes pie was delicious & the deer loin with red cabbage, chestnuts, porcini mushrooms and polenta was very impressive

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Thank Eva D
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Walking along one evening wanting something a little different, we found it.
The selection of items on the menu were different and that is what we were in the mood for.
OK, we are from the US and maybe we had some mis-communications but pointing to the items on the menu should have been good Right/Wrong. 6 couples and the first ordered wine.. I guess they figured we were done.. we had to call the waitress back 2 more times to get the full drink orders. Then 4 couples ordered the Sirloin and 2 got sirloin and two couples received T-Bone which was 2x the price. I sent back the Gazpacho soup since it was not for my taste buds but they charged us anyway and two orders were forgotten and we had to wait for them to cook.
All in all we smiled and paid our overpriced bill and enjoyed the food we did receive even though it was not what we ordered..

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Thank one1badpirate
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