Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Volterra Restaurant

5411 Ballard Ave. NW (Market St.) Send to Phone
206-789-5100 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A classic and mature setting for enjoying contemporary Italian food.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Mon.-Sat.

* Click here for rating key

  • 3.0 star rating
3.0 rating over 4 reviews

Volterra Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Named after a small village in Tuscany, the 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, cosmopolitan setting. Sip a classic cocktail or house-made limoncello in the cozy bar while enjoying seared scallops. Baskets of freshly-baked bread served with olive oil and little dishes of fennel salt whet the appetite. Starters may 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 colder 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.

User Ratings & Reviews for Volterra Restaurant


Sign up to receive the 2016 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which will feature the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. and more.