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Il Pozzo degli Etruschi

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Via delle Prigioni 28 | Via delle Prigioni, 56048, Volterra, Italy
+39 0588 80608
12:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I visited in late September when there weren't many people about, but in high season, Volterra can get packed, so it may be that Il Pozzo Degli Etruschi is the only place you can get into. In which case, you won't be in a bad place, with some reservations. At first I thought the lad serving us was an escapee... More 

Thank GuyB698
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Exploring Volterra we came across this place. Sat at a table outside. The pizza was great with thin base and great taste. Good choice of pizzas for vegetarians. The selection of local beers was a surprise which we had to try although a little pricey. I definitely eat here again.

Thank Plawsworth_DH2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

5th time I've been here on my 3rd visit to Volterra and it won't be my last. One of my favourite restaurants of all time.

Thank Tom N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The first night in Volterra we ended in this restaurant which looked cozy. The waiters were very kind and the place was charming. The food was good, but nothing special. A little expensive compared to the quality.

Thank Nicolas L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We went to Il Pozzo Degli Etruschi based on the recommendation of a friend of ours (always the best way to find good restaurants). The steaks they serve are amazing, especially the steak with herbs and local bacon. The caprese salad is quite mediocre, especially the presentation. A recommendation to the chef would be to keep it simple. No garnish... More 

Thank Tijmen S
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

In a country with phenomenal places to eat, this was average. While we understand that we do not speak Italian, this was also the ONLY restaurant (or hotel, B&B, shop, etc.) where they refused to speak English. What made that circumstance worse was the servers across the street continually doing their best to try to speak with their English speaking... More 

Thank chiffon2016
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Was there bevause of the good reviews … bad exprience! The wine was sour, the food really tasteless. Aditionally we had a hair in the ravioli. The seating is tiny and uncomfortable… and quite dirty except of the tables. overall - avoid.

Thank Nils B
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Decent food, decent wine. Prices were a little higher than nearby restaurants. We had an average experience, but based on the reviews were expecting more. Not or beat meal in Volterra

Thank mayhew58
Pittsburgh, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Very good food, excellent service and a nice outdoor area. This is a great place (and there are many) in Volterra. It has a quaint feel, and is rustic with a touch of modern. The food is delicious, and they have a nice selection of wine. We will return! (we were actually there in July of 2014)

Thank Dan W
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is good honest local fare and clearly a local rather than tourist haunt. The well can be viewed through a perspex inset into the floor. Somewhat chaotic service on the evening we visited but good value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via delle Prigioni 28 | Via delle Prigioni, 56048, Volterra, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Volterra
  • Phone Number: +39 0588 80608

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?