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“Comfy, Beautiful, Delicious”
Review of L'Incontro

L'Incontro
Ranked #2 of 5 Dessert in Volterra
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We stopped in L'Incontro almost every day while in Volterra for an afternoon or late night cappuccino and pastry. The seating is comfortable with room for counter customers to move about also. The pastry and candy is delicious and the selection is varied and absolutely beautiful and creative. That Italian artistic gene is obviously at work here with interior design as well as merchandising displays beautifully done. The week we were they had made chocolate shaped like tools which looked pleasingly old and oxidized, since they were dusted with cocoa powder. The gelato was displayed so attractively that I could not resist even though weather was cold. And it tasted as good as it looked.

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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Really nice atmosphere, used by locals, which is a good sign. We found this a great place to relax at the end of an evening after eating out. We usually had a gelato from their wide variety, or a selection of small pastries and a coffee. The docor had an impressive wall covering of wine bottles (full) and large TV screen. The only let-down for the place was the horrendous toilet. It was so bad I had to take a picture to show my husband as I don't think I could have described it. I will not attach it to the review, I will spare you all. So as long as you don't need the loo, I'd recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 18 October 2013

This happened to be where we were to meet Annie Adair for our tour, but this is a typical little bar/wine shop in Volterra, and it has free with-no-login wifi to check your email.

Get the "bones of the dead," it is apparently a favorite snack of Volterra. And yes, it looks like bones. Sweet, crunchy bones.

Thank mattreider
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

If you go to Volterra, this is must for Ice Cream lovers!!!!
great environment....prices are right and Ice Cream to remember!

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Thank liliana93
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

This a typical bar, café, pub you can find in Paris, Lyon, London, Cambridge, Antwerp, Gent, Brussels, New Orleans or whatever city in any country where locals come to get a drink, something small to eat, etc. L'Incontro is a bar in Volterra where locals come for a quick cup of coffée, a snack or some sweetness and in the mean time read a newspaper, La Gazetta dello Sport etc. It is not a touristtrap like many other places in Volterra (it use to be different a few years ago before some became aware of the tourists and a lot of "decent" shops changed in cheap pizzabars). Even the icecream is much better than in many of the other places. So as a visitor (i.e. tourist) you have to keep the authentic spirit of the place in mind and go there for a cup of coffee and some sweets and enjoy the athmosphere of the place.

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Thank Nadine et Jean D
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