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La Vecchia Lira

Via Giacomo Matteotti 19, 56048, Volterra, Italy
+39 0588 86180
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (18 reviews)
“pasta” (33 reviews)
“roast beef” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Giacomo Matteotti 19, 56048, Volterra, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many gluten free options. GF bread and pasta. Menu describes each menu option in detail for people with food allergies. I had pork with green apples and pecorino cheese and my husband had pasta with duck ragu. Both meals were delicious. Excellent service from Nicole.

Thank BethH409
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Le Vecchia Lira is a typical Italian restaurant. Nice location in the heart of the town. It can get verry busy. A lot of locals do eat there as well. That's always a good sign. So place a reservation to make sure you will get...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Overrated, Service terrible. Would love to have tasted the food recommended in Rick Steves book but we never got our table service after waiting 45 minutes waiting for our bottle of wine to be opened which was just behind us on the counter of which...More

Thank Cathy B
filipponeVolterra, Proprietario at La Vecchia Lira, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

The restaurant was fully booked, we've welcomed you with an aperitif since you didn't have a reservation. We've made you sit down after 15 minutes. I've got your order (3 plates to share) and told the waitress to bring you the wine. You've waited for...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We booked this restaurant and were glad we did as it was quite busy when we arrived at 8pm. Food was excellent (raw fish to start, wild boar then lemon and raspberry). Wine very good value. Service was a bit slow to start but once...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 1 October 2017

When you are in Votlerra, you have to visit this place. Delicious local food, cozy atmosphere and great staff. Almost each dish has a glutenfree option.

Thank Ula L
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We found this restaurant on the internet and send a request for a reservation for lunch as there is written that they accept reservations on their web-site. But, we came in the restaurant and there was poor choice of meals as self-service. We took lasagne...More

1  Thank NaR555
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We had planned to eat here after other rave reviews but discovered at lunchtime the food is served buffet style from the counter, not what we wanted.

1  Thank Sylvia h
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is on of the very best I have ever been to. I have eaten there a few times now, just because I could not say no to try out other dishes every time I came there. Never have I been so impressed. It...More

Thank Thorsten S
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, good waiters and service too. My ravioli was full of flavour and packed with cheese and tomatoes. Husband had wild boar and it looked and tasted great. Puddings chosen from fridge cabinet were yummy. Reasonable prices for a great meal. Definitely recommend

Thank ValCart
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Found this place through TA. Didn't book but they said if we went for a walk and a drink we could come back at 9.15. Great. Came back at 9.15 and were acknowledged at first. Unfortunately were then ignored until 9.30 when we were seated....More

Thank pintsizelgb
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Krzysiek S
10 July 2016|
Response from sanmaria1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Sorry for the late reply, for some reason I did not receive an email prompt from Trip Advisor. I am not sure about taking your dog to this restaurant, however I suggest maybe contacting the hotel you are staying... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 35
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti 19, 56048, Volterra, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Volterra
  • Phone Number: +39 0588 86180
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