We have been coming to Volterra for around 10 years, 4 or 5 times a year, and have eaten in almost every restaurant in town. The top choice is, however, La Vecchia Lira. Time after time it never let's you down. I couldn't imagine coming to Volterra and not eating here. It is a member of the "Slow Food" movement-- always a good sign in Italy--and specialises in local dishes and ingredients. The menu changes with seasonal specials. We were there just a couple of days ago. I had the Zuppa di funghi porcini followed by Tagliolini al'astice (pasta with lobster). My husband started with the Tagliolini and then had the wild boar stew which he always says is the best he has tasted (and he has tasted a few). Excellent and reasonably priced wine list, specialising in local wines--though there is no need to look past a carafe of the excellent house wine.The restaurant is always busy no matter what time of year you go--and the clientele is largely local people, so it's better to book. It's closed Thursdays.
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