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“Great spot!”

Alla Vecchia Maniera
Ranked #38 of 89 Restaurants in Volterra
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Ristorante self service a pranzo e pizzeria la sera
Volterra, Italy
2 reviews
“Great spot!”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Loved this place. First the bread was the best of good options we've had in Italy since arriving a week ago, and the gracious host/owner Antonella told us it was made from same bread dough used to make their pizza which they are known for. Likewise their vino rossa de la casa was better than house reds we sampled in other spots this week.

I had the pasta carbonara which was delicious, creamy and perfectly al dente, and my friend had fettuccini with a Tuscan specialty sauce, chingale made from wild boar. She is still talking about how delicious it was. We are going back tomorrow for the pizza!

  • Visited April 2014
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Crofton, Maryland
1 review
“It's more than pizza!”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We were walking around Volterra looking for a restaurant recommended in a guide book. Went into Alla Vecchia Maniera on a whim (they had pappardelle al chingale (pasta with wild boar) on the menuboard outside. I've been waiting for this since we got to Tuscany. It was amazing!!! The pasta was cooked properly and the ragu was out of this world !! The bread is their own and it's really good bread. Vino Rosso di tavola also good and really good for the price. We are staying in Volterra and plan to go back for the pizza. With bread this good, the pizza HAS to be good!! Antonella and her boyfriend moved to Volterra to open this trattoria. Do yourself and them a favor, stop in and try something. I bet you'll be glad you did!!

  • Visited April 2014
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“Carbonara Pizza is worth the visit!”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

We happened upon this pizzeria, just out of hunger. The service was a 6 out of ten at first, but the place was filled with Italians, so that was a good sign! Their menu consisted of mostly pizza. I ordered a carbonara pizza with cheese, bacon, egg, and black pepper. My brother ordered piccantissima pizza with tomato, mozzarella, garlic, fresh tomato, peporoncino, and Extra virgin olive oil. The piccantissima pizza was good,but be prepared to have a burn with the peppers. (Neither of us have a super heat tolerance, so if you enjoy spice it may not be too hot). The carbonara pizza had great flavor and it was much different then your average pie. The service got better through our meal, but it was mostly with attention from the bartender. Do give it a try for the wonderful pizza if passing through!

  • Visited February 2014
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White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
“Still good!”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Thanks to all earlier revieweres for pointing us to this little gem. We just had lunch there on arrival in Volterra. The pizzas were superb! And the house red at Euro 2.50 for a 1/4 Litre was perfectly drinkable. Gluten free pizza base options were also offered, but not tried.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Simple but effective”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

It's nice. It's very basic: the menu contains pizze, a couple of antipasti and... that's pretty much it. No salads, no sides. Drinks are as you'd expect: half a litre of wine costs about the same as a coke, which is great unless you're teetotal. Oddly, the house white seems to be lightly sparkling - didn't taste like a prosecco but was refreshing enough.

You'll be encouraged to order drinks within about 30 seconds and pizzas a couple of minutes later; it's a long menu so read fast. When the pizza arrives (guess what: quickly) nothing looks spectacular, in fact it looks more thick crust Dominos than anything else. Fortunately that's deceptive. The crust edges are thick but the rest of the base is properly thin and light with a nice edge of garlic to the flavour. The menu makes a big deal of the quality ingredients used, and it's justified by the flavours throughout: ripe, melting tomatoes; sweet, creamy mozzarella and peppery olive oil. It just tastes better than many other pizzerias. It's very easy to eat a lot more pizza than common sense recommends here.

It gets 4 stars because it's a bit of a flat atmosphere and it would be nice to be able to settle in with garlic bread and some side salads to make an evening of it; but you can't argue with a whole pizza and a 1/4 litre of wine for under EUR 10 each; and I'm already planning which pizza on the menu to explore next time.

  • Visited August 2013
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