Volta Mediterranean Restaurant
Volta Mediterranean Restaurant

Volta Mediterranean Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://voltaboulder.com/
  • Phone: (303) 938-8800x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Happy Hour: 4:30 - 6:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

    Chef's Tastings

    Sunday Brunch: 10am - 2:30pm

    Always on Sunday Greek Night: 5:30pm - 9pm



  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Canales
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live Music, Fridays and Saturday nights, 6-8:30pm
  • Special Events: Please contact Eleni Deering at 3039388800 for further information regarding any special events. Thanks!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: @ The Village Shopping Center
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking
A word from Volta Mediterranean Restaurant
Volta means a “turn” or “journey.” Take a journey into the exquisite food, wine, and mixology that comprise the Volta dining experience. Enjoy organic Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with Greek influences, prepared and served using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Volta is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, a friendly dinner or business gathering. Our elegant dining room, bar and patio can accommodate parties of 1 to 101. We offer you seasonal and soulful food, wine and service in a beautiful and inviting setting.


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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Volta Mediterranean Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (37)fit for foodies (31)neighborhood gem (21)special occasion (19)good for groups (13)notable wine list (10)romantic (10)great for lunch (10)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Greek Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Flavorful selection of delicious dishes to choose from. Wide variety from vegetable moussaka, to lamb.The flight of wine was very good as well. The greek donuts for desert is yummy! We look forward to dining at Volta again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special attention
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were very fortunate that the owner was present and available for questions and conversation, john is a very friendly and open person. The food was excellent and was as described. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The entire staff and food are wonderful! We have missed having a Greek/ Mediterranean restaurant in Boulder, and the menu is perfect! Also, having so many Tapas (Appetizer) selections makes for a varied and fun dining experience :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous first impression!
    Longmonter
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous meal served by an absolutely delightful and warm waitress. We were seated in the outdoor area which felt intimate and cozy. We loved every bite and every moment of our dinner date.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding brunch on the patio
    staceyd
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had been to Volta for drinks and dinner and loved it. This was our first brunch and we will be back. The weather was nice so we were able to dine on their beautiful patio. We had a party of seven and everyone loved the food and the setting and many of our group are serious foodies. I had the eggs benedict which were fabulous and would order again. I am not a lamb lover but everyone else had a lamb dish and were very happy. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas and David Williams' Guitar
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    A very fun evening and delicious tapas during this special event with solo gypsy jazz guitar music and a special blend of multi-tapas plates as well as a specially selected DOC Prosecco from the Venice area. All was very wonderful as usual right up until something happened with the cash register. Took about 20-30 min for all tables to get their checks alone. Maybe all restaurants need some of those old carbon change slips for emergencies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Greek apps
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Good presentation, good taste, slow service, especially as this was advertised as a special event
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Nice Place; Food Mediocre
    marcoliusVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Lovely patio, and a knowledgeable server, but the food really wasn't much better than a carry-out place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • just ok
    jacknkatierockVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The menu is quite limited and by the time we arrived for our 8:00 reservation they were already sold out of their only steak dish and one other key item. This is kind of unforgivable to me especially in Colorado. So it was lamb or salmon, neither appealed to me. It's called Mediterranean food which could include about 10 different cuisines but the menu is mostly Greek food. If I had known it was a Greek place I wouldn't have gone as I am not a fan. The outdoor dining was nice but the place is in a strip mall so that is a turn off for me. The waitress was quite friendly and tried hard to find something my 14 finicky eater would eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ignored messages from on high
    Barygb
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We wanted a nice restaurant to take our family and guests (total of 7). They were very accommodating as we had to reduce the number of guests as 2 couldn't make it (1st sign from above). On our way in, we got stuck in traffic (2nd sign) due to an accident so we let them know we would be late for our reservation. When we arrived, the staff were very pleasant and proceeded to tell us they were out of a number of items. On a short menu, they were out of their two signature entrees and two appetizers. We ordered and one guest advised them that they had a dairy allergy. The food had no flavor, the vegetables were cold, and the guest with the allergy finished the night with cramps as they still used butter. Should have respected the signs.
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  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Sat for over 1 hour before our appetizer arrived. Main course came out a little sooner. Our waiter was in the back helping the cooking staff get food out. The kitchen was having a difficult night, even with very few customers in the dining area. So this was perplexing. Crummy dining experience from the moment the hostess did not know how to use her seating diagram. She was nice, but was not able to do her job. It wasn't busy at all, so it was confusing as to why everything was so laborious for the staff to get done. The food did taste good, but I will not go back.
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  • Bad service and ok food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    It took us over 45 minutes to get a beer, for half of the guests, and then another 30 minutes. We were there for over 3 hours & it was due to poor service. We ordered appetizers, and we were finished with them and waiting 20 minutes before we asked the waiter to order food. Someone in our group ordered a dish, and the waitress came out over 20 minutes after she ordered saying they did not have that - wouldnt you think they would know in 5-10 minutes or less? Also, once the food arrived it was not fresh, and it was cold in some bits. I had the Lamb with greens, and the greens were old and soggy and there was barely any meat or flavor in my dish. My husband had the fish and chips and it was cold! Could say a lot more
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  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The Athenian Experience is a delightful sampler! Also try the Greek wines!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Excellent dinner!
    LongmontFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My husband and I dined at Volta this week and couldn't have been more pleased by the quality of food and service. Volta offers an interesting menu of Mediterranean dishes, all artfully prepared and presented. Everything we ate was outstanding. My husband particularly savored his tomato soup, and I loved the "Jackson Pollack" fish dish. Jon, the owner, is very warm and welcoming. Volta deserves more attention and acclaim!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Amazing fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had the whole grilled fish--excellent, excellent. The wait staff was perfectly attentive and helpful.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food mediocre,wait staff friendly but had very dirty apron on,did not clear dishes in timely manner, worst desserts we ever had. This is a restaturant"posing" as Mediterranean. It won't hold up in Boulder.
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  • Will Not Try Again
    Tc420
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was sub-par at best. Waiter was ok, telling jokes were possible. I had the "jackson pollock" which was bland, with way too much dill in the rice.
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  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Loved the sampler plate! Excellent service--there when we needed something, left us to chat when we wanted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • BroomfieldBilly
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Volta is still ironing out the kinks, but it should be a winner once there. The problem with Greek food is that....it's Greek food - not something I'd seek out on a regular basis. Hope they make it because we all need variety.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food extremely good - great flavors and variety. Service - they try, but don't quite hit the mark. Bar - slow service.... Kitchen - not sure what is going on....slow....yet not full restaurant
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant dining
    luvfinefood
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    At six on a weeknight, the restaurant wasn't busy. and we sat on the patio, which was lovely and quiet. Food was very good, although I thought the balsamic dressing on the eggplant salad was a little strong for my taste. The chicken skewers and salad with lamb sausage were fine, but not exceptional. My husband had the moussaka, and he liked it a lot! We shared the chocolate napoleon for dessert, and it was outstanding! Overall, a very pleasant dining experience. We will return to try other menu items that looked enticing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make over pays off!
    GuillermoVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Formerly "Alba", we had a great meal on the terrace on beautiful summer evening. The service was great, as was the food and the overall feel of the resturant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Fantastic Experience
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Well John and his staff have done it again. A very enjoyable meal with great squash blossom appetizers and fun picking a from an ever-changing and well thought out wine list. Lot's of lamb dishes to choose from since it's a Greek-Mediterranean theme. Everything is always well prepared. I think was our fourth visit and they are getting better. Next time... patio dinning outside, before winter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pattVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Volta has great food. There is a very friendly staff. Be sure to give it a try. Perfect on summer evenings
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overwhelmed by a hipster party
    ned1
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Went here for Sunday Greek menu dinner. Food was excellent, and the wine flight of Greek wines was very good. Service was friendly and attentive as it could be. The kitchen was obviously overwhelmed by a large party on the patio which also kept most of the wait staff occupied. The dining room patrons were somewhat neglected. The proprietor did make an attempt at amends by topping off our wine portions, and that was very appreciated. I will come back, and try again. The food is very nicely prepared, and the menu are innovative and healthy.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Good food but overpriced
    barts
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had a good meal (not great); unfortunately it was overpriced by quite a bit, particularly compared to other very good restaurants in Boulder. But for that, we would likely go back.
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    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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  • Always excellent food and service!
    BoulderGenie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Our book group has been to Volta twice, and we have been very pleased both times. Our waiter gave us the perfect amount of attention, and food-allergy restrictions were accommodated knowledgeably. And of course every dish was delicious. Volta is one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Night Out
    ABOA
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We did the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Everything was tasty and the service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Bonnie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a superb dinner in a quiet setting that was conducive to conversation. Service also was superb. I will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites!
    lankyVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We love this restaurant! The food is always excellent and there are always new choices on the menu, so you can't get bored. The night we were there recently the weather was great so the patio was crowded. But the indoors was still lovely and we had a wonderful meal. We will be coming back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • new treat
    BerylVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    New Restaraunt to us during our visit to Boulder. Food, service, and ambiance were great.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 112 reviews are from the Volta Mediterranean Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great food but very slow service
    maxi
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was tasty and good but it took an exceptional amount of time to get the food out. The server was great but the time to get the food was too long considering the restaurant was not full.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    SKY1VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The staff is welcoming and pleasant but the service needs to be improved. The wait time between courses was pretty long.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice ambiance, over priced food
    TJC68
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Our bill was $80 for 2 glasses of wine, a chicken dish and a fish dish. Food was ok, not outstanding.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Wow! Our new favorite restaurant!
    Berky64VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We've fallen in love with Volta! The food is both interesting and delicious. Most Greek and other Mediterranean food we've had in many cities is just variations on the same fast food menu of hummus, etc. Volta leaves that concept in the dust. We especially liked the lamb dishes and a delectable asparagus salad. The space is very pleasing, too. Indoors is open and airy with playful art. Outdoors is a delightful patio with splashes of color that evoke the Mediterranean. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food on a Beautiful Patio
    HBoulder
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I had a great meal and beverages with 5 friends on a warm summer night in the patio of Volta. I had fresh fish that was done well and a tasty rose. The waiter was very attentive and the owner even took our order. I've also had the lamb burger and LOVED it! Add easy parking and this place is a great one to get together with friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Volta Luncheon
    Yikes
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Wonderful fresh food and exceptional service. Laura was delightful. I would recommend this restaurant.
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    great for lunch
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  • Always pleased at Volta
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This was our third time at Volta and it was very enjoyable. They do a great job with fresh fish, They source well and the preparation of my blue fish was excellent. The grilled whole fish dishes are flavorful and have a beautiful crispness. They have a big list of carefully selected wines with a lot of Greek and other very unique selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Took some friends for their first visit, and they LOVED it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greek Night was our choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Every Sunday is Greek night. The rest of the week it is a more diverse menu. Our Pastitsio and Greek Gnocchi were really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate