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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.