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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Ala Carte Menu will be offered in addition to Christmas Eve Specials

Volterra Kirkland Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Casual (8)
Cozy (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Romantic (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Fun (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We called ahead that we had a baby and his stroller. The restaurant was super accommodating. The service and food was excellent.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The food was generally good but didn't knock our socks off. The ambiance was generally good but if you were seated next to a window you were constantly being gawked at by people walking by. Maybe blinds or curtains in the evening would make it a little more private and less distracting. There were 2 disappointments with our meal. One, the food took forever to come out. The waiter explained that there were just too many guests in at the same time. Well, we were there at prime dinner hour so does that mean it is like that every night? The explanation didn't make sense. Second, one of our 4 meals was not good and was returned mostly uneaten, and although we didn't have to pay for it we thought that they could have offered more than just a refund of the meal. If the service hadn't been so slow, and it wasn't so late by the time the meal was deemed inedible maybe we could have ordered something else but we'd already been there too long already. How about a free coffee or dessert to make your hungry guest feel better? In the end we didn't have good feeling about their ability to handle a full meal service and how they treat a bad gust experience.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 5, 2017

I ate at the Bar and the service was great. The bartender recommended several choices and the ravioli special of the day was excellent. Will be returning.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Very nice place, knowledgeable mature staff, interesting and well done dinner selection. Very courteous, unpretentious but still upscale. I'm excited to try more menu items, I'll be back!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great food!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 29, 2017

My first visit to Volterra was last Saturday night and I couldn't have been more pleased. The restaurant was comfortable, the menu was interesting, and our server (Vic) was great. And the food! Fabulous. Loved our antipasti and salad, not as keen on the entree just because I didn't like the way it was sauced, but it was still cooked perfectly and pretty delicious. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Delicious food, amazing service, clean and comfortable environment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The bread they serve is amazing! I could have just had that for dinner. Their wine list had a pretty good selection. I ordered the mushroom risotto and it didn't have a lot of flavor. I ended up using the herbs de Provence salt they serve with the bread to give my risotto flavor.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 27, 2017

This is one of our most fav restaurants. My husband was turning 50 and wanted to go there for his birthday dinner.I had called the restaurant to give them a heads up as this was a very special occasion for our family. Not only did they not even acknowledge but didn't even offer a little dessert with a candle after. I was so disappointed and upset and wanted to remind them but my husband urged me to let it go. It's not like we couldn't afford to buy a small dessert considering we spend $200 for the evening, but the acknowledgment would have been special. I'm not going back again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 26, 2017

We really had a wonderful time. The homemade pastas were the best!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This was our first visit and we will definitely return. The food was great, wine selection was fantastic and the service was good. The tables are quite close to each other, so not the best place for a quiet romantic dinner, but good for a date night or dinner out with friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Not much to complain about. Seattle area and even the east side have many good restaurants now and this is certainly one of them. We will likely visit this place often. Great grapefruit negroni, nice truffle infused dishes etc.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 17, 2017

It is a nice restaurant with different and good Italian food. Lived the cauliflower

Tags: Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Amazing food. Excellent service. Cocktails were fantastic too. Only minor complaint is the tables are a little tight so not much privacy. Overall I give it a 10 though

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Came here for SRW, on back to back days, that's how impressed I was with the food. The best tiramisu I've ever had anywhere. The crab ravioli was delicious, they don't skimp on the crab. The pesto was also great. Also the best mimosas I've ever had. Not too loud and very friendly service.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 12, 2017

I have eaten here twice. The entrees are inconsistent . Not okay at the prices they charge. I won't be back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 12, 2017

I can't say enough good things about Volterra. It was our first time here, and we will definitely be back. Very good food and excellent service. Our waiter Zac was fantastic. The perfect combination of being attentive and fun but not annoying. The food was well prepared and tasty. My only complaint, and its minor, is the tables are close together. So this is not a restaurant to have an intimate conversation. This is fairly standard for modern restaurant design. Overall an excellent experience. Highly Recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Great service!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Such a pleasant experience for us "old ladies". We enjoyed the Seattle Restaurant week menu and would come back for this wonderful experience. thank you

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great good and service great night out with family and friends .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Enjoyed Volterra for the first time with Seattle Restaurant Week. Worth the boat-ride and drive from Kitsap county!

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 5, 2017

My husband and I discovered this place on Seattle Restaurant Week and had an amazing dinner! I purposefully did not eat a little bit of each course so I could take it home and enjoy it for lunch the next day! Service is wonderful and the food is amazing!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Came for Restaurant week and I was not disappointed! Delicious food and great service. Overall a great experience.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 4, 2017

I have been many to Volterra (Kirkland) many times and the food is always amazing, the service is one of the best around Puget Sound and their extensive wine list has something for every taste.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 4, 2017

We visited for restaurant week on a Tuesday evening at 7 pm. The restaurant was crowded and it tends to be noisy. Our server was quick to greet us and our cocktails were perfect. We enjoyed the lentil salad and Cesar salads, the wild boar tenderloin and pasta with pesto and sundried tomatoes. We enjoyed our tiramisu desserts the next day as we were stuffed! Delicious!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 4, 2017

We visited Volterra Kirkland for the first time during Restaurant Week and were impressed by the good value. Food was mostly delicious (lentil salad, crab ravioli, tiramisu) but my husband's lamb shank was very salty. The lack of soft surfaces to absorb noise made it hard to talk, especially with people next to us who grew increasingly noisy as they drank more.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Restaurant week menu was great and a good bargain. Food/ atmosphere was very good

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Great service and the food was excellent!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Very nice menu, excellent service and very tasty main course.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 26, 2017

The first time we went there was great. The second time not so much. Food was just okay.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Top notch service from beginning to end on a busy Friday night. Great food and ambiance. There was one large group nearby that made things a little noisy, but not bad. Anti pasti plate for $15 was a steal, full of options. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Superb food, excelent service and very nice wine list.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Great service, delicious food! I enjoyed the scallops with potatoes au gratin and the steamed clams with sausage!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The service as very good, but the amount of food you get I found it overpriced. My meal had a sauce on it that was far too salty. Vegetables were overcooked.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 16, 2017

I have eaten three meals at Volterra and each was special. Local ingredients and an imaginative menu make for difficult choices. Pastas are all great and other entrees are equally good. Salads were excellent but a little overpriced. Our waiter was well informed about food and wine. By the glass wine list was excellent and reasonably priced. Will definitely return.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We had a really great time at dinner. Overall he food, atmosphere, and service were great. We just had one complaint, the food was slightly too salty for all in our party. Still great, just heavier than we are used to. We'll definitely be back!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Really enjoyed our experience at this restaurant for the first time. Will definitely be back. Outstanding service, beautiful decor, nice location in Kirkland, delicious food, amazing cocktails, and sort of a hip vibe.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Outstanding Value
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Always a great spot for a hearty flavorful meal. Great food, wine and time. Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 1, 2017

The New York with truffle butter was very salty and the polenta & mushroom appetizer, as well as the wild boar dish were not hot...at all. The server was very good, recommended a bottle of wine we enjoyed, and the ambiance is very nice.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We were late for our reservation,but they were still able to accomodate us. Nice,warmth,modern place. Nice for a date or special occasion like anniversary. I gave 4 stars bec.of parking limited on the side of the street,food ok. Service was great.

Tags: Good for a Date
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