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About Volterra Kirkland
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, housemade 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 "America's Top Restaurant's" and "America's Top Italian Restaurants". Rachael Ray named Volterra "one of her favorite restaurants on the planet".
Kirkland, WA 98033
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs 11:30am - 10pm
Fri and Sat 11:30am - 11pm
Sunday 11:30am - 9pm
Daily from Noon-6pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We would love to assist you with catering for your offsite event. Please contact us and ask for Michelle for detailed information.
Paid Garage parking
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Volterra Kirkland Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I went there to celebrate the Valentine's Day. The initial impression was good. Even though this was a set menu, the choices looked attractive. However, as we went through the course we realized this place is really an imitation of a high end urban restaurant. The food preparation seemed rushed, lacking sophistication for the type of menu items they offer. While the soup was good, the rest was below our expectations. The desert was truly awful, which we made pretty clear to the server. She admitted that much but did not hesitate to add 20% tip on top of the entire menu, including a pretty expensive bottle of wine, cocktails etc. Needless to say we didn't feel very good about the choice of venue this evening.
We enjoyed every minute of our time at Volterra! We started in the bar, where Russell entertained us with his mixology talent. The Blood Orange Citrus Drop was delicious! We moved to the dining room for dinner, where we were seated at a corner booth. By the end of the meal, our server, Fern, was part of our family! She recommended three pasta dishes. We decided to each order one of them and then share, and we were not disappointed! The Tagliatelle Bolognese, the Hog Jowl and Mushroom pasta, and the Chicken and Artichoke dish were all awesome! We shared a beautiful bottle of Amarone with our dinner, and ended the night with Irish coffees and a shared dish of peppermint gelato. We can't wait to go back!
Came here base don Yelp reviews for a family dinner. Made the res through OT. We were seated (5adults) near the front door to the left next to a party of 15, which made it very loud and hard to hear for us. Our waiter, Paul, was attentive and an excellent waiter. Allowed us to taste our wines generously before we ordered by the glass. Pasta was cooked to perfection. Definitely will return, but will ask to not be seated near the door and larger parties. Thank you!
I had read the reviews on and had it recommended to us. My husband enjoyed his meal My salad was supposed to have beets in it. There was probably 5 tiny pieces of beet. You had to look for them trust me. I had the veal chop. It had a lot of fat on it and absolutely tough. On the up side of things our server was just wonderful and staff were very attentive. The food and quality of the food served just isn't there.
Waiter was not attentive at all. Had to ask another waiter for dessert menu, came by one time and picked up an empty glass. Didn’t ask if we wanted another drink and took off before we could ask for another drink. Had to flag waiter down from across the restaurant to ask for bill.
Celebrating my wife's retirement we had dinner at Volterra before a show at Kirkland Performance Center. Hadn't been in a while and the food was still delicious. Service left a lot to be desired. We were seated at a banquette in the middle of other couples. All had different servers, ours could not get his act together. We were seated first and both people on either side of us got drinks, bread, appetizers long before we did. Food was great but service means we won't be back for a while.
Went for a birthday dinner. The atmosphere was nice, and our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. We went for the tasting menu. My father raved about the crab ravioli, polenta with mushrooms was alright, nothing special. Chicken was pretty good, as was wild boar, although the sauce was overwhelming (but good). Dry fried potato wedges and bland grilled peppers did nothing as a side for the boar and the sauce, and did even less for the shrimp entree. Shrimp was also bland, didn't go with tasteless potatoes, and overall wasn't an impressive dish at all.
Desserts were the best part, loved the panna cotta, nice texture and strawberry sauce was just sweet enough. Very light and moist tiramisu, and the chocolate dessert was also excellent.
Overall for 200+ for four people, no wine or other drinks from the bar, next time we'll chose another spot to dine.
My wife and I go out to eat a lot, and we are often a bit disappointed that the quality of food is lower than or equal to something we could have prepared at home. During our meal at Volterra, every dish met the bar of "better than we could have done", which I suppose is all you could really ask for.
Good food, good service, overall a pleasant experience.
This was not my first time here. Usually the service is good and food worth talking about. However, we were very disappointed by the rudeness of the waiter and the poor preparation of food. Couple of people in our party were vegetarians and we mentioned it twice to our waiter. When the appetizers arrived they were not made veg. When we pointed it out, the waiter said that he can’t divine that there are vegetarians. There was no effort to make it right and we were forced to order another appetizer.
One of us asked for the manager at the front desk and it turned out that the manager was our waiter!
He did apologize when it was pointed out that he was being outright disrespectful.
Couple of dishes were not cooked right - shrimp had to be sent back for more cooking.
Net: Both the service and the food left a bad taste...
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