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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” (35 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

small portions, not so cheap, but the best parmesan melanzane in Italy! we would definitely go back!

Thank AndAnotherCritic
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Outstanding traditional simple kitchen. We have to order your meal at the counter at the entrance. You can choose from the displayed dishes or order something from the wall hanging menu. If you don't understand the menu don't worry because the staff is very helpful....More

Thank Arsenio I
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to this lovely restaurant in Volterra for a quick bite yesterday. The staff and the owner were extremely welcoming and we were looked after from the moment we opened the door. We ordered at the counter with a relaxed table...More

Thank Gabriele G
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Volterra truly is a haven for food lovers and this restaurant lived up to this reputation. We initially tried to dine on a sat night in off season without a reservation but it was full. We returned the next night to enjoy a wonderful meal....More

1  Thank L B
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We have been coming to this restaurant since we got married in Volterra in 2006 and return annually during our holidays. Lamberto & team go from strength to strength using the very best of local ingredients with a Slow Food ethos. It is Tuscan Cuisine...More

1  Thank Covey24
Reviewed 5 December 2017

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 23 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 19 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
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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
US$18 - US$37
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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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