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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".

121 Kirkland Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs 11:30am - 10pm
Fri and Sat 11:30am - 11pm
Sunday 11:30am - 9pm

Happy Hour
Daily from Noon-6pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 202-7201

Website:
http://volterrakirkland.com/

Catering:
We would love to assist you with catering for your offsite event. Please contact us and ask for Michelle for detailed information.

Parking Details:
Paid Garage parking

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Volterra Kirkland Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Fit for Foodies (18)
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Neighborhood Gem (17)
Cozy (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Authentic (10)
Romantic (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Casual (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Business Meals (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Healthy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was pretty average and I came in with high expectations. Cocktails, service and ambiance were great. Maybe just a bad night from the line??

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 (Montreal)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

We went for Valentines Day and it was a very nice restaurant, great food and service.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Introduced a couple to Volterra and they were very impressed, the food was delicious, the waiter quite knowledgeable about the menu and the service right-on. Nice to have a recommendation make such a favorable impression.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 12, 2018

prix fixe menu was excellent, as was the service, server, food and ambiance. Loved everything about it.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great restaurant in a great area of Kirkland. Wait staff were very nice and knowledgeable. Loved the atmosphere in terms of it not being too noisy and the tables were spread apart where I felt privacy in my dinner group.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Volterra is among the very best restaurants on Seattle's Eastside. We always have a fabulous meal and a great time there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The service we had was excellent! Our dinners were all high quality and delicious. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Have eaten here several times. This was our first mediocre experience. Main factor was the tasteless tenderloin.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Volterra in Kirkland is one of our favorite spots. Great for getting together with friends, or for a cozy date night. The food is always exceptional, and the service impeccable.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The food was delightful. The only issue I had was that the tables were a tad too close to each other and felt crammed in.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I have. A handicap. The servers are most gracious. They see that my table is easy to
Get too. Went here New Years with a friend and it was special O yes the food is very good

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Date night out! We have been here before but it had been awhile. We were seated right away and the staff were very nice. The service and food were good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Nice atmosphere with great service . Food was very good. Would recommend for date night, meeting friends or any casual dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our new favorite restaurant in Kirkland! Best soup, pasta & service!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great menu selection and reasonably priced. I ordered crab ravioli - yum!!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It was very nice. Copper cups for their Moscow Mules would be nice.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great small place with great unique meal options. The fixed price 3 course menu was a good deal. Nice special selection as well.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Roasted chicken still the best!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very noisy; tables were set such that I heard neighbor's conversation more than my own.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food is good, service is good, paying $3 for refills on soda isn't where you should be making your money.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food and drink. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Great location for a quiet dinner for two or a celebration with friends. Food is excellent as always!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Simply a treasure from beginning to end as we entered the restaraunt, ordered and ate. Wonderful experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service - Russell took great care of us. And the handmade pasta was the bomb!

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I love this place and the food, and the staff is very friendly.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fantastic!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Volterra has become our favorite Kirkland restaurant. Food is excellent, and so is the service. The servers are very personable, and good at their job.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always delicious. Nice atmosphere. The food is consistently high quality and very fresh.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding service and meal. We celebrated my wife's birthday and it was a great mix of romantic and vibrant. Well done!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We tried the tasting menu because all the offerings looked SO delicious we just couldn't decide. The portions were very LARGE for a tasting menu. The attentive staff made the evening even more enjoyable!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The wait staff was very attentive, yet not intrusive which was very much appreciated. Fern took great care of our table of two. Thank you.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food, excellent wine selection, and really nice staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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