We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Vecchia Lira

Via Giacomo Matteotti 19, 56048, Volterra, Italy
+39 0588 86180
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (16 reviews)
“pasta” (30 reviews)
“roast beef” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Giacomo Matteotti 19, 56048, Volterra, Italy
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (1,772)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 150 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the best Restaurant in Volterra. Run and managed by two brothers, you cannot claim to have visited Volterra and not been here. As the first time was so good, we went back in the same week (second time for my birthday) and the...More

Thank Davis W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice evening meal here after originally being turned away at 18.30 as they weren't yet open. The manger was very nice though and reserved us a table for 18.50. We had the wild boar dish which was tender, tasty and filling, and...More

Thank Mundii
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cafeteria serves decent food to decent prices. Don't expect much service. Relaxed and comfortable place to eat, also with children, but nothing out of the ordinary. Average

Thank MathiasGjo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed at the hotel and eaten many times The setting, quality of food and level of service is excellent. However, during the daytime, service is self service and of an evening you have to walk past the service area. Once inside the quality...More

Thank rickyrox
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We went here after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor but can only guess that the luncheon service is substantially different to the dinner service as there was definitely no table service here. There was a sign up saying "self service" but the only self service...More

Thank westy54
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We had been recommended this restaurant by a local truffle shop lady and we are so glad we went. We wanted to experience the traditional Florentine steak (Bistecca alla Fiorentina) and this is the place to go. It was succulent and easily fed four adults...More

Thank SunSandsnowlover
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This was recommended by our tour guide and was perfectly placed to park our bikes down the alley at the side. There are two menus, the set selection then another that seems to change daily. The whole process is a little confusing with the only...More

Thank stumpymonkey
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I went with friends and everyone enjoyed their dinner immensely. I order some type of shrimp and mussel dish that came out in a sizzling pan. There was enough to share and everyone raved about this dish. After three weeks of travel throughout Europe, that...More

Thank TravelingGirl555
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Situated in the heart of the medieval old town, we followed other Tripadvisor reviews and weren't disappointed. The restaurant seems to attract locals and tourists alike, which is generally a good sign. The service was excellent - relaxed but efficient, the staff were also helpful...More

Thank neil_hun
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

A busy restaurant that was full of locals. It is as self service during the day but table service in the evening. We had the wild boar pasta and the duck with asparagus pasta. Both we good. Staff were friendly and the atmosphere was good.

Thank meatja13
Nearby Restaurants
la Sosta del Priore
679 reviews
.01 km away
Porgi L'altra Pancia
247 reviews
.05 km away
Sapori di Toscana
187 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Palazzo Viti
291 reviews
.14 km away
Palazzo dei Priori
611 reviews
.07 km away
Cathedral of Volterra (Duomo)
349 reviews
.14 km away
Teatro Romano (Roman Theater & Baths)
546 reviews
.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
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
Improve this listing

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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing