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Volterra Kirkland

4.5
918 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Notable Wine List
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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".
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Mon-Thurs 11:30am - 10pm
Fri and Sat 11:30am - 11pm
Sunday 11:30am - 9pm

Happy Hour
Daily from Noon-6pm
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Phone number
(425) 202-7201
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
We would love to assist you with catering for your offsite event. Please contact us and ask for Michelle for detailed information.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Paid Garage parking
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 918 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Ceasar salad, crispy chicken, pasta ..all delicious, great service.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Very pleasant place. Food great. And service too

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Our favorite Kirkland restaurant.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Food was very good and service friendly and helpful

Space is a little tight. Priced more like s special occasion restaurant than a regular place to go.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

This is an excellent gourmet, semi-casual , family owned restaurant. Perfect for couples, business and family. The atmosphere, service, food, wine and cocktails are exceptional. We have dined here for both social and business events. The menu is a mix of Italian/Northwest gourmet with a pleasant variety which includes some incredible appetizers and entrees. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food and service was exceptional! Can’t wait to come back!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great bar and wait staff. Good place for a drink and bite. We prefer the bar area seating to the main restaurant, as the tables are more intimate and it's a bit quieter, so better for having a conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

A gem for Seattle restaurant week. All three courses were top notch. I am a lemon 🍋 dessert person and I gave to say the chocolate cake with vanilla gelato was even better! Our waiter was too attentive, 18 stops at our table, “nicely” kept interrupting our conversation. Plus the four non-obtrusive quiet food servers made 22 visits for a meal of two. The food was excellent though! I will eagerly go back for sure; but sit in a different section.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Volterra is a Kirkland gem. We went twice during Seattle Restaurant week it is so good. The food is excellent and the wine list is very nice. Some wonderful Italian reds on the list. The Caesar salad is one of the best I have ever had. The wild boar tenderloin in a light Gorgonzola cream sauce is exceptional. Service is very good and wait staff very friendly. One of our favorite Kirkland restaurants.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Seattle Restaurant Week was a good way for us to try Volterra. While there were some good options for the carnivores, being a vegan, I have to say it was not really vegan friendly. My salad was overdressed and the (only) vegan option was a plate of farfalle tossed with sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts and a herb infused sauce - not much creativity by the chef or worth the price! Their regular menu had some better vegan options. Well stocked bar and cocktails and the deserts were great.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great food on the seattle restaurant week menu.. crab ravioli was excellent. Service was super.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

we tried this restaurant out during seattle's restaurant week. Glad we did, never knew it was here! We had the Crab ravioli's and they were fantastic. Small portions but someone else had the pork shank? (I don't eat meat so I can't remember) but it was a nice portion, so the portion clearly varies. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. We will definately go back.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The pasta was great. I loved the chocolate cake! Will come back

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Went during Seattle Dining week. Wonderful choices and delicious food. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wonderful menu for SRW.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Had an outstanding waiter named Paul, an older gentleman who took care not to make us feel rushed, even though it was restaurant week and quite busy. LOVED the Ceasar salad and my Crab Ravioli and such light Tiramisu! We are going back...

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Volterra is a mainstay for fine dining in the region. One gets the sense that care is devoted to the cuisine and the service. Consistency is a hallmark of this Eastside treasure. The Restaurant Week menu was a particular value this year. Like its Kirkland neighbor Juanita Cafe, Volterra has maintained quality in both the menu and their personnel.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We went during Seattle Restaurant Week, so the dining room was busy, but the food was wonderful and service attentive without fussiness. The delicate crab ravioli and the lemon custard dessert (more like a panna cotta) were my favorite items.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Good vibe, interesting flavors and attentive staff.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Very nice menu for Seattle Restaurant Week. Lamb shank and Wild Bore were excellent. Always good service

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I appreciated being accommodated in a booth especially since I am hard of hearing and would have had difficulty hearing our friends during dinner. We arrived at 5:30pm before the restaurant was filled, and it made for a lovely first time visit for a couple of friends who we frequently dine out with together. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always wonderful food and service! Our favorite.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Avoid the truffle butter. It will ruin your dish.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Overall great dining experience. Very attentive staff and exceptional quality.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I visited Volterra with a friend with the intention of using the Restaurant Week menu, but once we saw all of the delicious options on the full menu, we ended up picking and choosing our favorites. All of the food was wonderful, and the service was impeccable. We had a late reservation (8:30pm), and ended up being the last couple in the restaurant. We didn't overstay our welcome, but at no point did we feel rushed as the restaurant started to empty. Our waiter was gracious, had great recommendations, and attentive but not overbearing. We had a great time!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Tried Volterra out for Seattle Restaurant week and it was fantastic! Now Volterra is on our lists of places to go to!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Eight of us went to Volterra for Seattle restaurant week. It was pretty good.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

It’s a gem in the wonderful Kirkland area. Amazing food.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always top-notch 😊

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1.0Dined on March 26, 2018

It was horrible. From a rude waiter to a long wait for food, it was a disaster and we will never return. I had dined here for restaurant last year and had a good experience, so thought I’d bring my parents to dine here as well. We waited an hour for our food to arrive, and received no sympathy from any of the staff who also had nothing else to do. This was because the kitchen was understaffed that evening (as we assume by only seeing two college aged kids preparing the meal). When the food arrived, my pasta dish was lukewarm and my dad’s boar tenderloin was severely undercooked. He is a gastroenterologist and knows very well that the redness of this cut of meat was not safe to eat. Our waiter tried to argue with him but eventually stubbornly took it back to the kitchen. We waited another twenty five minutes for the new one to arrive. The pork jowls are a complete scam as it’s just salty bacon on a sad plate of pasta. The food is priced way more than what it’s true value is and there are far more better options in the area with great food at a better price point (Lynn’s Bistro, lilac cafe, and even TRELLIS... which has also been lacking in a few areas due to a recent management change). Despite all this, our waiter cared less about us and did not acknowledge our situation and frustrations. I don’t mind a few kitchen mistakes here and then, but the poor service broke the deal for me and would be a reason to not try this place again.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Outstanding experience from start to finish. Knowledgeable service & delicious food. The tasting menu for $44 is a bargain. Grazie!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Good food, good service. Always consistent. Great happy hour value.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was amazing! Service outstanding. We had a wonderful evening out with friends and will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Good food & service... Will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Good food, good service (Thx Vic), fun drink list (try the Tuscan Vesper), not inexpensive !

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Service was outstanding but the kitchen had run out of several of the desired food items (halibut, some pasta varieties) that the guests were excited to enjoy.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

very familiar with Volterra. Had excellent experiences in past. Might have caught them on a night not at their best. Server felt like they were rushing us to clear. Recommended not getting some choices that were desired because kitchen was behind.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Very good food with many choices and we enjoyed the service too

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We have been going here for years and love the food. There are always old favorites and new adventures to try food wise. Our waiter, Stephen, always wonderful service.

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