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5411 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052 (20th Ave NW)
+1 206-789-5100
09:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri 16:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Told by the proprietor that they were only open for happy hour, then that they did not serve the type of food that I was looking for. Really, Italian resturant, Italian food-not rocket science since I have lived in this town for 10 years and have eaten here on multiple occasions and was very intentional in my selection. To say... More 

Thank loujeaniab
Ashford, Washington
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to Volterra several times and this most recent with visiting Italians...prawns, ravioli, lamb were all good. Food is generally heavy but for American-Italian food quite decent. Banana bread pudding was exceptional!!

Thank Rainier66
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing. Very good food and great staff. I highly recommend going here. I've gone here several times during several different seasons, and it's always a pleasant experience.

Thank danielphilipray
Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My friends and I went here for dine around Seattle week. I had the beet salad, pork belly and banana bread pudding. It was very good. It wasn't the best dish I've ever had but I would go back to try others for sure. I love the location although parking is terrible (to be expected). Volterra would make for a... More 

Thank KeliRae
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Read the menu online, noticed some reviews were critical but wanted some pasta so off we went. No ambiance, the restaurant part is a large square room with too many tables and stained ceilings. Wine prices are extortionate - $14 for a small glass of average sauvignon blanc. I had the pork jowls with wild mushrooms and truffle oil. The... More 

Thank SugarloafView
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Okay. To say I love Italian food is an understatement. My ex husband thought I was Italian. But breakfast? I simply had the scramble with wild mushrooms, fontina, arugula and white truffle oil and my daughter the Milano Milano. The food was so amazing I wanted to stay there until dinner and eat again. Run there as fast as you... More 

Thank Laura_Kayaks
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

From the homemade fennel salt (can I say OMG) to the worlds best ceasar salad I have ever eaten to the Pork Jowls with wild mushroom and truffle butter (don't think about it-just do it) - everything was a complete taste sensation. The most amazing food I have ever eaten! The service was superb. Super friendly and extremely nice.

1 Thank Melissa G
Fes, Morocco
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The plates are small .. its happy hour but the food is very rich so it works..the regular menu in the evening is pricey and i have not eaten during this time but its the best happy hour in the city and there are too many restaurants overpriced in this town.

Thank rangcha
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We were here with friends for dinner. Nice and quiet. When we went in it looked like there was place for a few tables only but there is a large area towards the left opposite to the bar. Good place to party with friends. The food was tasty, service was good. Loved the pasta, though the risotto was a bit... More 

Thank Scm M
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This was our second experience here (the first time was great) but our second time left much to be desired. Our server & bus staffers seemed to be in a great rush to turn our table over once they found out only one of our party ordered cocktails. The food (I had the pork belly pasta which was practically a... More 

Thank Michael M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?