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“Great food and ambience”
Review of Volterra

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Ranked #539 of 4,132 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Ballard
Cross street: 20th Ave NW
Transit: Metro Bus #17 and 18
Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food and ambience”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

We really like to eat at Volterra, the owner is always around, great advice on the wine list and a very nice selevtion of food. A little pricy though.

Visited March 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Seattle
Level 6 Contributor
185 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Wonderful staff and atmosphere”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

This tiny little spot in Ballard gets my vote for best Italian in Seattle. It's not your red spaghetti sauce kind of place, not by any stretch of the imagination. It is good, hearty, Tuscan food, unique ingredient pairings and wonderful sauces. I often have the wild boar, and my kids lean toward the unusual stuffed pastas. Salads are crisp and flavorful, even my vegetarian finds many choices on the menu. The wide steward is most helpful and knows his wines. It's a special night out on the patio during a Seattle summer, transports you to another place and time. If there is anything negative to say, why don't they serve the amazing mussels from Happy Hour during the regular menu times?

  • Visited February 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
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    • Food
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OFallon
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Unique Italian food, high quality, service can be slow”
Reviewed February 3, 2012

First of all - I loved, loved, loved the menu choices. I went for brunch with friends; we all were very happy with our choices. The eggs were perfectly cooked-the mushrooms were cooked in truffle oil and their exquisite flavor made a dish to savor. Amazing. Service was a bit slow, particularly since there weren't many people there, but the servers were pleasant and helpful. The quality of the food made the wait worthwhile--I will be making this restaurant a regular.

Visited December 2011
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Seattle
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Italian in Ballard”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

Volterra has never disappointed. The pastas are handmade, the rissotto is cooked to perfection. Save room for dessert, the tiramisu tastes like it came out of Italy, and the chocolate orange cake is divine.

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Seattle
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Food and Service”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

I was pleasently surprised when I took my employees from work to Volterra for our annual holiday dinner. They were able to accomodate a large group. As a matter of fact, there was another larger group there for their holiday party and service was still excellent and the food was fabulous! I will go back there for sure.

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