We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


) #441 of 3,247 Restaurants in Seattle $$ - $$$ Italian
5411 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052
+1 206-789-5100
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“wild boar” (12 reviews)
“polenta” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
$$ - $$$
5411 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052
Write a Review
Reviews (127)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

A well designed menu in a relaxed bar/restaurant setting. Had a business meal here with 8 others. The food was of a high standard and the service was attentive. I had the wild boar tenderloin (actually farmed as serving game meat is illegal here), and...More

Thank DaTW
Reviewed 1 week ago

From a special soup and a pear salad to a delicious lamb shank cooked perfectly and an outstanding wild boar entree this was an excellent dinner. Close your eyes and you might think you were in Italy. The service was excellent, and there are some...More

Thank salmon42
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We had reservations for two, but brought three and it worked out great as they gave us the four person table in the bar by the door. We got to see everyone arriving and leaving. It was a rainy Saturday night and we had to...More

Thank JudgeT
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Very fine food. Now open only for dinner. Our group enjoyed lamb meatballs, crab, bacon provolone scramble, mushroom scramble.

Thank scarab130
Reviewed 12 April 2017

With a beautiful patio that overlooks the downtown area of historic Ballard this wonderful little Italian place has a great lunch menu of handmade pastas and fresh salads. Child friendly and with great service, this is a great place to stop for lunch on your...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017

We've been to Volterra a number of times for dinner, brunch and lunch. On our last visit, we were disappointed that they no longer have a "brunch" menu, but the lunch menu offered both egg scrambles as well as more traditional lunch offerings. We both...More

Thank rugglesruggiero
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

While staying with a friend, she brought me to a favorite place in her neighorhood - Volterra. We sat at the bar and Brent the bartender took great care of us. We had pork jowls with wild mushrooms and pasta, tagliatelle bolognese and the wild...More

Thank Darlene C
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Nice atmosphere, charming place, great food. Now open only for dinner. Our group was there for lunch on one of its last lunch days. Some of the items ordered: Chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream, lamb meatballs, crab, bacon provolone scramble, mushroom scramble, "oil" soup.

Thank scarab130
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We really love this restaurant and save it for special occasions like our Anniversary and early Valentine's Day. We have never had a bad meal, the service is top notch and the environment is quite nice. In the summer one can eat outside in their...More

Thank Heronknd
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Having walked by Volterra a bunch, the wife and I finally stopped in. On a Friday night, in Ballard, with no reservation. We were able to just walk in and get seated at 7:30. That's unexpected, and we wondered why the restaurant was so empty....More

Thank Andy C
Nearby Restaurants
Hot Cakes
114 reviews
.05 km away
La Carta de Oaxaca
215 reviews
.06 km away
Porkchop & Co
40 reviews
.11 km away
The Matador
95 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ballard Farmer's Market
71 reviews
.15 km away
Ballard Tourism Office at Anima Mundi
109 reviews
.12 km away
5 reviews
.12 km away
Tractor Tavern
15 reviews
.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Volterra staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5411 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052
    (20th Ave NW)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Bus #17 and 18
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
  • Neighbourhood: Ballard
  • Phone Number: +1 206-789-5100
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing