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“Amazing unique dining experience”
Review of La Vecchia Lira

La Vecchia Lira
Ranked #11 of 101 Restaurants in Volterra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$34
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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 waited for our table. 1/2 hour later, I checked in with the owner and he was ready for us. The menu was very unique and special and all of our food was amazing.

Thank Matt P
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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, we had already experienced several times this dish. But, believe me, it was the best Bistecca we ever had. It was so tender and delicious. If you like a big chunk of meat, go for it! I can really recommend it. Don't forget: you must season the Bistecca with salt and pepper and olive oil yourself.

Thank Gerlinde R
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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 going to ossetia etc, where you get real italian food, and i think that is what i prefer.

Thank MMMMFranse
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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 "Pici" pasta (splitted in two) and we had a GREAT fiorentina Steak (> 1,5 kg).
We had a very good Rosso di Montalcino wine.
This was not the most economic dinner but the price was right for this very high quality food.

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Thank Andrea P
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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 and really good.
Would come back for a traditional italian cusine.

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Thank Ana G
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