Good food & service... Will be back.
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.
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.
Very good food with many choices and we enjoyed the service too
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.
we had a table for 4. very tight seating behind hostess stand. we will go back, just a bad table.
The food was delicious! The lamb meatball appetizer started the meal off, & the rest of it was just as tasty. The only difficulty for 2 people, is that the tables are set up so you are across from each other. It makes conversation a bit difficult. But we had a wonderful bottle of wine, the service was great, & it's certainly a restaurant we will visit again.
Volterra is our regular Night Out restaurant. We've become somewhat regulars. The food is exceptional and we do highly recommend it.
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??
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 went for Valentines Day and it was a very nice restaurant, great food and service.
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.
prix fixe menu was excellent, as was the service, server, food and ambiance. Loved everything about it.
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.
Volterra is among the very best restaurants on Seattle's Eastside. We always have a fabulous meal and a great time there.
The service we had was excellent! Our dinners were all high quality and delicious. We will be back.
Have eaten here several times. This was our first mediocre experience. Main factor was the tasteless tenderloin.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
Nice atmosphere with great service . Food was very good. Would recommend for date night, meeting friends or any casual dining.
Our new favorite restaurant in Kirkland! Best soup, pasta & service!!!
Great menu selection and reasonably priced. I ordered crab ravioli - yum!!
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.
It was very nice. Copper cups for their Moscow Mules would be nice.
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.
Great small place with great unique meal options. The fixed price 3 course menu was a good deal. Nice special selection as well.
Roasted chicken still the best!
Very noisy; tables were set such that I heard neighbor's conversation more than my own.
Food is good, service is good, paying $3 for refills on soda isn't where you should be making your money.
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!
Simply a treasure from beginning to end as we entered the restaraunt, ordered and ate. Wonderful experience.
Great service - Russell took great care of us. And the handmade pasta was the bomb!
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.
I love this place and the food, and the staff is very friendly.
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.