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La Vecchia Lira

Via Giacomo Matteotti 19, 56048, Volterra, Italy
+39 0588 86180
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (30 reviews)
“maltagliati” (2 reviews)
“steak” (7 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 via mobile

Loved the choices. One of the best things about it was the friendliness of staff and also gluten free food options. Did I forget to mention that the house wine was fantastic! I had the gluten free pasta with a mixed meat and olive sauce...More

Thank AJandCin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Group of nine of us for dinner. Originally booked for 7 people, no problem adding the extras even on a busy Saturday night. Shared ant1pasto plates were fresh and superb, and all the mains were great, with the exception of the wild boar, which was...More

Thank Gary J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The irritated staff directed everybody to a self service bar as apparently one hour before closing is not enough time to make pasta. Looking for a great dining experience got me a disgusting and cold octopus for lunch instead.

Thank Jure O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had vegetarian soup, fennel with Gorgonzola,gnocchi with tomato sauce, salad and cinghalie. Everything was very well made. It didn't take long to get a table and the house wine did not disappoint.

Thank AlexandraBettina
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The food here was exceptionally delicious with modem and traditional offerings, including slow cooked methods . The spaghetti with sea urchin, the slow cooked boar, the rabbit with pasta and the local salami were all amazing dishes. The menus were in English and the owner...More

Thank perrysburg
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This restaurant serves as a self-service diner, you take a tray and then choose your meal from the various dishes on display. The service is fast and there are plenty of seats inside. They also have gluten free dishes upon request. We had lunch and...More

Thank Deborah A
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

It's not bad and not good. I had lunch there with wild boar and a cheese plate. The boar was too salty, the cheese however was very good. But in general the place seemed uninspired and service impersonal. No desire to come back.

Thank Tania U
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The food and wine in this charming little restaurant were great and the service was even better--the owner and our waiter couldn't have been nicer. We made a reservation because we had read how popular the restaurant is and we were very glad we did...More

Thank suznnnco
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The restaurant is on the main streat of Volterra and offers local dishes. The self service system helps you to have only a short lunch break, but at the same time you can have a seat and eat quietly. You have a choice of primos...More

Thank Gabriella P
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Our hotel, the Albergo Etruria, suggested we try La Vecchia Lira for lunch. We enjoyed their cafeteria style lunch options and could easily see that many locals like to come here too. The manager and staff were friendly, spoke English and the prices were reasonable....More

Thank Twinder
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Krzysiek S
Hi, I will be visting Volterra with my family and a small Jack Russel Terrier dog. I'm looking for restaurants that are dog friendly. Is it OK for you to enter with a small dog? Thanks
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
Vania R
Buongiorno vorrei sapere se sabato 3 giugno cenando si può assistere anche alla finale di Champions League. grazie mille cordiali saluti.
26 May 2017|
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Response from Jessica C | Reviewed this property |
le televisioni ci sono quindi penso proprio che questo evento non se lo perda nessuno ;-)
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fanno anche aperitivi?
24 April 2017|
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Response from Sabrina S | Reviewed this property |
No non credo, hanno dei bei taglieri che si possono sfruttare come aperitivo però è un ristorante, quindi il coperto c'è comunque!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$34
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
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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