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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%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (18 reviews)
“pasta” (36 reviews)
“roast beef” (3 reviews)
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Via Giacomo Matteotti 19, 56048, Volterra, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

The food was ok, nothing special. Staff quite ignorant so took quite some time to order, and even longer to pay.

Thank AlstraDan
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent for gluten free food and typical dishes. Visited this place twice during two seperate trips. Enjoyed both visits and the food was constantly of good quality.

Thank mlt_trvlz
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Self service, limited but interesting menu. We had the pork and a carafe of red, both excellent. Friendly helpful staff.

Thank David I
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The place offers pre-cooked food. You take a tray and ask the staff to serve your choice from the day’s menu. The food is fantastic, the price very reasonable. A smart way to get a delicious meal! Save time to visit wonderful Volterra! Highly recommended!

Thank MarcoEtGiusy
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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$18 - US$35
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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