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“Honest value and excellent service”

Il Pozzo degli Etruschi
Ranked #12 of 92 Restaurants in Volterra
Price range: US$12 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Our family was quite nervous about trying a Volterra town restaurant after a previous bad experience, however as soon as we walked in we were made welcome and it was clear that this would be different. The menu is good honest food that fills the bellies of everyday folk and leaves the gastronomes twiddling their moustaches and comparing notes. It's not posh, it's just good food. Every member of my family ordered something different and cleared their plate. The bill was comparable to those we have paid for lunch in the past: 48 euros for 4 people including sides and drinks. The owner (manager?) was friendly, smiling and helpful. We saw him serve German, French and English people with equal attentiveness and courtesy. He shook all our hands as we left and made us feel valued as customers. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates great service and understands that good value doesn't mean poor quality.

Thank Hazel M
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Sat in a lovely outdoor patio area at the back of the restaurant. Ordered spaghetti al pesto, lasagne, insalata verde, and chicken (only about 3 euro!!!) and a mixed veggie pasta. Everything was tasty and the best part was that the check came out to be only 35 euro, which is pretty amazing.

Thank Eeaugust
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Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

Try the tagliatelle con tartufo, a must. The owner is super nice. Seat at the balcony (quiet street) and just enjoy the fantastic odors of tuscany food and wine. Will return.

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1  Thank claudioportobay
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

We, family 5 persons: 2 parents and 3 sons, were in this restaurant 2 times. Ordered
Risotto al fugni
Risotto al "Pozzo degli Etruschi"
Lasagne al forno
Zuppa alla volterrana
Pizza of 3 types - don't remember exact names
Lobsters..

All dishes were perfect, but the following one was absolutely fantastic:

Tiramisu

We have never tested such delicious dessert earlir - very recommend to order it.
The restaurant owner is very sociable, hospitable person. All my sons were excited and asked me to visit the restaurant more times.

About prices: we eated too much, some of us could not walk after the lunch, but the totla price was about 70 euro. (to compare in Firenze we spent 110 euro for the dinner).

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1  Thank ivvist
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

April is chilly and sometimes rainy in Tuscan hill towns. Volterra is much less touristy than many of the popular destinations, so we were happily able to weather a sudden fog and mist by spending a good hour and a half inside this warm, cozy restaurant. I had learned to order plates of meat and veggies in restaurants to avoid disappointment. The roast chicken was really tasty, and my husband at a pork dish that was very satisfying. We were so happy in this pretty place that we decided to stay long enough for dessert as well. Their menu is really large and ambitious sounding, so stick to what you see others order that looks good to you or ask what the specialties of the day are. Very nice, non-hovering servers.

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Thank Nonny_12
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