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“A Surprise”
Review of Trattoria Bada Ganzo - CLOSED

Trattoria Bada Ganzo
Cuisines: Southwestern, Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We came across this restaurant while walking around Voltera. We really liked the food at Bada Ganzo's. They had a separate menu that highlighted foods prepared with truffles, which we enjoyed very much. The house wine was more than adequate. Service was not very attentive and we had to ask for the bill several times. But the food was worth it.

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Thank ChefDon10
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Trattoria Bada Ganzo, less than 100 yards away from the main piazza, was a mostly random walk-by choice for lunch. It is a small place, 4 or 5 tables outside, less than a dozen inside. Fantastic menu, appetizers, soups, salads, pastas, main dishes. Of our choices, crostini toscani, consisting of pate and bread served individually, and panna cotta con ciocolatto, served inventively in vial-like cups, were the highlights, but all of our other selections were just perfect. Friendly service, pleasant atmosphere, great choice for a meal in Volterra.

Thank IlyaBurlak
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We had a nice family evening at this restaurant. The food was excellent (local specialities) and we received excellent service.

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1  Thank XBrittax
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Food, service, wine, atmosphere....everything was perfect. If ever in Volterra dont miss this little gem. There is also a terrace to enjoy the view of the medieval streets

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Thank chc101
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

If I had the direct input of James Joyce and William Shakespeare, it would be difficult to put into words the five sense atrocity that awaits you in this trattoria. From start to finish, the food was so fabulously awful. We had three dishes, each of which deserves mention. Firstly there was a pork dish. It is to my own shame that I did not photograph it, as any description cannot convey the visual retching that it induced. I unaware of an abortion clinic in the vicinity, however, this looked like a the product. A limp, purple piece of road kill, with half a glass of wine thrown over to disguise any moving parts was produced with no accompaniment. One can only assume that it was prepared by a strategically shaved orang-utan assisted by the electrified corpse of Marlan Brando and then finished by Stevie Wonder. Next came a pasta dish with a mysterious meat. There were pieces of what looked like ?chicken / beef / monkey genitalia and bay leaves. The bay leaves served the purpose of camouflaging the underlying affront and, as such, one has to commend on the grounds of pragmatism. Finally, there was a pecorino ravioli in a creamy sauce. The sauce had a consistency of strained water, the ravioli tasted like it came out of a freezer. It had the accolade of being the only one of the three dishes that was technically edible. One person braved a coffee, which was surprisingly good. I should add that this is the only bad meal I have ever had in Italy (I've been about seven times).

I feel I owe it to humanity to try to illustrate how biblically terrible this meal was. It made the plague of locusts seem like a nice ex-foliating massage.

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12  Thank IrishDavid1977
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