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Volterra Restaurant

5411 Ballard Ave. NW (Market St.) Send to Phone
206-789-5100 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Contemporary Italian dishes in a setting that blends fun and romance.
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Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Mon.-Sat.

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Volterra Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Named after a small village in Tuscany, this charming restaurant is adorned with chandeliers, sconces, and hanging alabaster light fixtures all hand-crafted by artisans in Volterra. In summer, the dining room opens onto a small terrace, creating an upbeat, sophisticated ambience. Sip a classic cocktail or house-made limoncello in the cozy bar while enjoying seared scallops. Baskets of fresh bread served with olive oil and little dishes of fennel salt welcome and whet the appetite. Starters can include roasted oxtail with caramelized onions or baked gnocchi with house-made wild boar sausage. Dinner options from chef Don Curtiss are inventive and seasonal as well as classically Italian, such as braised lamb shanks with a rich gravy served over creamy polenta, or fork-tender wild boar with a light Gorgonzola sauce. For cold evenings, we recommend the seafood stew brimming with mussels, clams, scallops, prawns and the day’s fresh catch, all married in a saffron tomato broth. Service is sometimes slow but always friendly and helpful, especially when interpreting the extensive Italian wine list. Sweet endings include apple pie and lemon tart.

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