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La Vecchia Lira

Via Giacomo Matteotti 19, 56048, Volterra, Italy
+39 0588 86180
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“roast beef” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Via Giacomo Matteotti 19, 56048, Volterra, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here on a quiet tourist night (quiet for Volterra). For a while we were alone in the place but it did get busier later in the evening.

Thank Sailwayfarers
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Party of six dined during self-service lunch period (11:30am -1:30pm). Numerous hot items available for self-service as well as additional menu choices direct from the kitchen. Everyone enjoyed their choices(Mine was Pappardelle al Cinghale) and several had the lasagna. Quality was good & fresh, service...More

Thank anthonyp547
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We didn't have a reservation for this place and just walked in. The owner, Lumberto, asked us if we would like to reserve a table for later. He was really busy. We went across the street to the wine bar, which was also great, and...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Due to the recommendation of our landlord (who was actually there this evening with friends as well), we went to this nice, cosy restaurant for dinner. We had already decided beforhand to try there the famous Bistecca Fiorentina. Since we are frequently travelling to Tuscany,...More

Thank Gerlinde R
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We thought this restaurant would be a bit more original, and not too touristic. The food was good/ ok, house wine not really nice. and service was really polite, but they treat you as tourist, not as people who want to enjoy food. We prefer...More

Thank MMMMFranse
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We spent 2 days in Volterra. We asked for a good restaurant to taste the famous Fiorentina and we were suggested Vecchia Lira. The restaurant is in the very center of the town. The owner is very nice and also the staff. We had a...More

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We stopped here after a local recommendation it is supposably a good value for a mid-range priced dinner. The waiter was okey, the food was good. We tried there pici with ragu and gnocci. Both was very nice, gnocci in general are little and fluffly...More

Thank Ana G
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Dropped in with friends to have a drink before finding somewhere to eat. We could have stayed all night and the cocktails where great. Staff really friendly and spoke English to compensate for our poor Italian! .

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We had a fabulous meal here recently with friends while staying in Volterra. Very reasonably priced wines from the region, a superb Melanzane for starters, authentic pastas and great meals all round! Would definitely recommend! Lovely friendly staff

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 23 July 2018

After spending a really interesting morning in Volterra we absolutely needed lunch. We were really happy that we jumped in La Vecchia Lira. Atmosphere was rally warm and relaxed - - they made jokes (in a good way) when taking orders. Food was simple basic...More

Thank PasiP130
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Krzysiek S
10 July 2016|
Response from sanmaria1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Sorry for the late reply, for some reason I did not receive an email prompt from Trip Advisor. I am not sure about taking your dog to this restaurant, however I suggest maybe contacting the hotel you are staying... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$34
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
09:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
09:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 14:30
09:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti 19, 56048, Volterra, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Volterra
  • Phone Number: +39 0588 86180
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