Volterra Kirkland

4.7
1334 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are very happy to offer take out order and outdoor seating Monday-Sunday 4:30p-9:00. Seating is first come basis, no reservations for outdoor seating at this time.

Volterra features the bold-flavored, Tuscan-inspired menu of Chef Don Curtiss showcasing his innovative style applied to the bountiful harvest of the Pacific Northwest. Menu highlights include: Seasonal Tuscan specialties –truffles, squash blossoms, fresh porcini mushrooms are featured throughout the year. All natural, organic or free-range meats and poultry. Fresh, house made pasta. Our extensive wine list features primarily Italian and Northwest wines. Volterra has received numerous accolades including: "Best New Restaurant" and "Best Italian Restaurant" by Seattle Magazine. "Best Italian Restaurant" by Seattle Citysearch, and "Best Chef Inspired Restaurant" by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Zagat .

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1334 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Wrenbird
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are exceptional. We like to bring our own special wines to dinner and they accommodate our needs every time. Great staff!

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vipSara
Seattle
127 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints

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BillG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most fantastic atmosphere in all of Kirkland. Reminds me of dining in NYC or Chicago. So sophisticated and elegant

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Michele
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Superb Italian food, generous portions, excellent service

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vipDavid18
Seattle
100 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great bar service !!

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vipMark
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Excellent food and service and a friendly staff.

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vipAlexL
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite of ours. Glad to be back. I recommend the prawns or the bolognese and sub pasta for spaghetti squash!

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vipWayne
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Volterra usually provides an excellent experience and this was no exception. The service was absolutely excellent, and the food was delicious. Highly recommend the crab cakes and the mushroom polenta!

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KelliC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and it was the first time we all ate together in over a year! Thank you for the great service and food! I couldn’t have been happier!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

50th wedding anniversary meal was great!

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michael4kirkland
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Volterra is an excellent restaurant in every regard. Excellent hospitality, service, atmosphere, menu, wine list and attention to detail. Great for romantic, business, friendly or solo dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all did the 3-course dinners and all tried different combinations. Very good! Our waiter was very knowledgeable on the wine list and gave great suggestions!

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vipnicholes
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Daily specials and happy hour drinks are always worth looking forward too.

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LillyC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the Seattle restaurant week menu and the dishes were excellent. Highly recommend their wild boar and prawn dishes.

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vipmelotxoxo
Omaha
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Volterra is always amazing! We enjoyed the Wild Boar and Lamb Shank this visit. The pecan pie for dessert was fabulous and Stephen, our waiter, was a delight! He is from Texas, just like us!

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susan
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We both got the rib eye special. The steaks were barely ½" plus they were half fat. I know rib eyes have more fat then NY strip, but I have never seen rib eye steaks with so much fat and so thin. Plus, they were both so tough that we almost asked for sharper steak knives.

Our waiter slammed the olive oil and seasoning down on the table and walked away. The service went downhill from there. We have been to Volterra several times, but this will be our last!

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KentS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a nice date night spot. Quiet but not too quiet, decent wine list, and great service.

I think the menu is adequate and the food quality is excellent.

I don't leave stuffed but not still hungry either.

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ColinM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Volterra was a wonderful experience from start to finish. My date and I were greeted as soon as we walked in the door and our table was set up beforehand. We received prompt and well delivered service from the wait staff. The drinks were refreshing and the food was delicious. Definitely planning on coming back sometime in the future when a celebration is in order.

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AmyM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around! Quiet, awesome service and food.

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vipGaryH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local place with a huge menu with lots of wonderful options. The food is always excellent.

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AlexiaH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Volterra is excellent! Eva and staff are always attentive and on point. We had the grilled calamari and tagliatelle with Mark Ryan wine. We highly recommend Volterra.

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Jamiesue
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything we tasted was excellent, but my favorite was the tomato soup

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nona
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My family was excited to come here, however, the restaurant has nothing available for children. I recognize they may not cater to that crowd but I have never been to a restaurant that completely was devoid of that. Also, our food was undercooked. The medium- rare bore and steak was bloody and super chewy. The price tag wasn't cheap so I expected more.

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KennW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice experience at Volterra our favorite place. Really nice ambiance and always the best service and food. Love Volterra and recommend highly.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal. Easy great service. Our 10th trip.

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vipDrKoob
Seattle
230 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Our first time at Volterra in about three years. Used to go all the time. Their COVID precautions are excellent. Food tasted great but my wife got very ill after we got home. We think it is possible that the potatoes fried in duck fat (according to the menu) got crossed somehow with her pasta as she is highly allergic to duck. Even a little bit will make her very sick.

Service by Steven was excellent and we enjoyed ourselves...until she got sick.

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vipSara
Seattle
128 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

“Deliciousness” as usual

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vipTeresaJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Risotto is great

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debc
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Excellent service. Atmosphere was perfect. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipBLDenver
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, a great place to eat great Italian cuisine.

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LopezA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food and service was amazing and very high class. Management of inappropriate behavior of guests was unacceptable. A group of drunk men screaming about fingering women was enough to make me not dine here again.

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Debbi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always amazing which is why we keep coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great food. Great service. Excellent neighborhood restaurant. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Plexiglass dividers between tables are genius - you still see everyone and feel the energy but you feel safe.
The grapefruit Negroni was balanced and delicious!
The crab cake appetizer was the star - hot tender flavorful crab with a fresh delicate salad.
The tagliatelle bolognese is a classic - hearty and paired perfectly with the D2.
The only disappointment for me was the chocolate lava cake - it wasn’t warm nor was it crispy on the outside - my bf loved it and gobbled it right down!

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MadelineJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and experience! The lamb is delicious!

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DebraM
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing and atmosphere delightful!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Corkage fee is excessive. Two of 6 entrees were good, 3 entrees were very good and 1 was outstanding.
Prawns entree had to many bell peppers - at least 1/3 of the plate. Chicken entree was same, to many bell peppers that overwhelmed the dish. The outstanding entre as always was the wild boar.

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Kathleen
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Iv been to your establishment twice. I ordered the scallop dish with that green stuff I asked server to change that to just linguine and Parmesan. I guess he didn’t here me right but right away went back from to the kitchen and changed it promptly, bravo to the waitress. My daughter ordered the lamb, it was so dried out and to spicy to eat. The waiter and the hostess were more than wonderful to us. I hate to say this but the food was so horrible I won’t eat there again.

Kathleen Webb

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KentS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for a special date night. Very good food and a respectable wine list. Service is way above average with attention paid to details.

FAQs

Volterra Kirkland offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 202-7201.

Volterra Kirkland is rated 4.7 stars by 1334 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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