5411 Ballard Ave Nw
Seattle, WA 98107
Volterra - Homestead Business Directory

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Inspired by the warm, traditional Tuscan hilltop town by the same name, Volterra features the bold-flavored, Tuscan-inspired menu of award-winning Chef Don Curtiss. Chef Curtiss has a long history and following in the Northwest. He received acclaim as "One of America's Most Innovative Chefs", from Wine Spectator while serving as the opening chef of Andaluca. He was also named "One of America's Top 26 Chefs" by Italian Cooking and Living. Volterra's dining room is inviting with rich red walls; chocolate-brown leather and textiles; and dark woods offset by alabaster light fixtures hand-carved in Volterra, Italy. "Don Curtiss' lush, imaganitive eats bring a breath of fresh air to the local Italian restaurant scene." Zagat America's Top Restaurants 2006 "That fine tuned quality is part of the welcome suprise that is Volterra." Nancy Leson, Seattle Times
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Customer Reviews (225 reviews)


on Citysearch Aug 08, 2009
We had my friends' graduation dinner here. The food was great and the service was attentive but not pretentious. We had a couple bottles of wine, one of them tasted funny and they gladly exchanged it for a new bottle.... (more)


on Citysearch May 22, 2009
I had relatively high expectations. Just as another reviewer noted, I too have been to Volterra, and this is not that food. That said; we were built up very well at the bar for our mild disappointment in the food. It has... (more)


on Citysearch May 20, 2009
I was there last night for dinner and had a great time. The waiter tended to our needs as my date and I sat and chatted taking our sweet time.. He never once made us feel rushed and the food was great. Two cocktails and i... (more)


on Citysearch Mar 26, 2009
I hate for the first review I write, after moving here and signing up with citysearch, to be a one-star business but that's the way it goes, I guess. As it happens, this is the first restaurant my new neighbors took me to.... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 05, 2009
I am surprised at the recent posts regarding bad service and food because I just had a great experience last weekend. I had been wanting to try this restaurant for quite some time and think it's one of the better... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 21, 2009
I highly recommend this restaurant. It was cozy, the food was excellent, the service was attentive. In fact the food exceeded my expectations -- the menu descriptions don't do it justice! For a "fine dining"... (more)

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on Citysearch Oct 29, 2008
We have visited Volterra 3 times hoping the satisfactory would change to an outstanding, but it has yet to impress us. The food is good, not excellent, the atmosphere is nice, but the prices are extremely high for the... (more)


on Citysearch Oct 22, 2008
Best meal I've had in Seattle. Outstanding food, service, ambiance. The real highlight was the Wild Boar Tenderloin with Gorgonzola sauce. But, we were greeted warmly at the door by 2 cute hostesses, our server was... (more)


on Citysearch Oct 17, 2008
I asked if the sturgeon on the menu was the endangered kind. The waitress asked the chef and returned with the message that it was and that I should read "The Zen of Fish" to get over my concerns about endangered fish. I... (more)


on Citysearch Oct 05, 2008
This place was not as I imagined. The decoration is pretty general, no special at all. The food is pretty good, but just regular. The service is not bad but they charged for cake cutting (I brought birthday cake from... (more)
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