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“A welcome surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of L'Antica Taverna - CLOSED

L'Antica Taverna
Price range: $16 - $32
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A welcome surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful Tuscan meal of rabbit and ravioli at this restaurant with a group of friends. On first impressions I was hesitant, however the meal was delicious.

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Thank Darren N
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91 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fredrikstad, Norway
Level Contributor
169 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Unfortunately, too slow service.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

We received a complimentary welcome dinner from our travel agent and hotel at this restaurant. They say you get what you pay for, and I guess "free" equals "not very good".

We arrived at 20:30 hours. No tables available outside, only inside where it was very hot. At 20:45 the waiter finally takes our order. Water & wine arrives 10 minutes later. At 21:35 we finally get our first course, pasta. At 21:45 we get some bread. At 22:00 one of us gets the salad and second course, a kind of carpaccio, while I get nothing for another 10 minutes. At 22:15 we decide to forego the dessert and leave. We had some icecream & coffee elsewhere. By now, most of the other tables were also empty, with most guests having left apparently disgruntled.

The two waiters were apologetic and seemed nice enough, they just could not deliver adequate service.

Maybe the service is faster when you order à la carte, but this didn't feel like much of a welcome to Volterra.

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1 Thank cicignon
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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hidden Roman Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

The entrance is unassuming and easy to just walk past.Their dining room is down a set of stairs inside the restaurant in a series of rooms that are ancient Roman cellars. Very impressive and authentic to the small town. Most people would never see what is there. Great service and food.

  • Visited April 2012
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    • Food
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Thank John S
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