So sorry to see this venue close, it's one our favorites. Hoping Volterra's will find a new location in Ballard real soon. Food and wine has always been very high quality, the service on this New Year's Eve was a bit harried, and had difficulty keeping up with the orders, but it was a packed house. Overall a very good experience.
We had a lovely Xmas Eve meal at Volterra, our first-ever visit to the restaurant. The server was particularly thoughtful, bringing us an unexpected dessert to share at the end of the meal. Additionally, the $18 lunch deal for two courses seemed like a terrific deal--I loved my lamb meatballs (appetizer) and 'pork jowls & mushrooms' pasta (main dish). I can easily recommend this restaurant to others with regard to weekend lunch.
We had a reservation for 9pm and when we arrived they informed us the kitchen closed at 9:30. Dinner was great and they took care of us well, just wish I had gotten a heads up when booking the reservation.
The service was excellent as were the wine choices. The antipasta plate was very unique and good. My halibut entre did not taste remotely like halibut and was very fishy smelling and tasting. I sent it back. The sever was very gracious and brought me a different entre. The other guest food was not great. The pork hard and chewy, another pasta dish was very salty. Great wine selection though. It was a bit cold sitting by the windows but it was private and we could all hear each other talk, not always the case in some restaurants.
Very good Italian fare with fairly attentive staff. Unfortunately Volterra's lease has run out, and they're looking for another space someplace in Ballard. So there will be some changes soon. I had the eggplant pouches which were delicious. Others enjoyed some gluten-free options. The salads are fresh and delicious. The night we were there, the place was packed, including one very large table that did suck up some of the servers time. Still it's a relaxing spot to reconnect with friends. Hope the new spot is as welcoming.
Celebrated a birthday. It was very quiet and relaxing. Servers were attentive and gave as a wonderful experience. I will be returning.
Extraordinary food. The appetizers, wine list, salads, oil soup (way better than it sounds), pasta, entrees, and desserts were outstanding! Everyone in our party ordered something different and all were thrilled with their meal. Our waiter was attentive, kind and thoughtful. All meals cooked perfectly.
Really disappointed with our recent experience at Volterra. We've gone many times over the years and were surprised at how slow and inattentive the service was, not to mention the mediocre food.
This was our second time eating at Volterra. The food is very good and the service was good. There was a party in the main dining room, so we ate in the bar area, which was fine. If the entree you want is on their fixed-price menu, it's a real deal!
We went here for a double birthday dinner. The food was very good and we had a lovely evening. The staff was great and overall our experience was very nice. I would recommend Volterra to anyone.