About Volterra Kirkland

121 Kirkland Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033
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Volterra features the bold-flavored, Tuscan-inspired menu of Chef Don Curtiss showcasing his innovative style applied to the bountiful harvest of the Pacific Northwest. Menu highlights include: Seasonal Tuscan specialties –truffles, squash blossoms, fresh porcini mushrooms are featured throughout the year. All natural, organic or free-range meats and poultry. Fresh, housemade pasta. Our extensive wine list features primarily Italian and Northwest wines. Volterra has received numerous accolades including: "Best New Restaurant" and "Best Italian Restaurant" by Seattle Magazine. "Best Italian Restaurant" by Seattle Citysearch, and "Best Chef Inspired Restaurant" by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Zagat "America's Top Restaurant's" and "America's Top Italian Restaurants". Rachael Ray named Volterra "one of her favorite restaurants on the planet".

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs 11:30am - 10pm
Fri and Sat 11:30am - 11pm
Sunday 11:30am - 9pm

Happy Hour
Daily from Noon-6pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 202-7201

Website:
http://volterrakirkland.com/

Catering:
We would love to assist you with catering for your offsite event. Please contact us and ask for Michelle for detailed information.

Parking Details:
Paid Garage parking

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Promotions

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Mothers Day Brunch available from 9am-2pm
Dinner server from 5-9pm

Volterra Kirkland Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Perfect Experience

Dined 5 days ago

Volterra provided delicious and beautifully presented Tuscan inspired entrees, complemented by an extensive and innovative Italian and PNW wine menu. The overall experience was made the more enjoyable by such friendly and professional service from our waiter Steven. We will easily refer friends and family to this local Kirkland gem.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience2
service4
value2

Food was good but pricey. Do not like s ...

Dined 6 days ago

Food was good but pricey. Do not like seating arrangements.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Had walked by Volterra a few times and m ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

Had walked by Volterra a few times and my wife wanted to try it for her birthday. Very nice, good, attentive service, great food. A little loud, but "energetic".

Tags: fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service4
value2

Friday night dinner with friends

Dined on April 23, 2016

Volterra Kirkland is the sister restaurant of Volterra in Ballard. The food was very good and the service decent. The location right in downtown Kirkland is great. Probably one of the best Italian restaurants in the Seattle area. The only criticism I have is regarding the prices. With pasta dishes selling for $20 or more, and most entrees well in the $30 range, Volterra is definitely not your everyday restaurant. Even for authentic Italian fare, the prices are a bit too high in my opinion.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Tasty food in the heart of Kirkland

Dined on April 22, 2016

Delicious wild boar, mushroom polenta and tirimisu. We will be coming back here soon!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Long time coming

Dined on April 17, 2016

My wife and I have been trying to get to Volterra in Kirkland for over a year now, but things just kept popping up to prevent us from going. Finally this past April we made it. first off we had decided to just enjoy the food and order a number of varied apps and salads to get a good taste. we were not disappointed. we shared the beet salad and ordered a few apps. for my main course I chose the Chicken, I prefer to try the chicken in any new restaurant I visit. I was very happy with my choice. the chicken was incredible. my wife got the butternut Squash pasta. it also was amazing. really cant say enough about Volterra other than we will be returning again and again. !! very nice!!

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Second time dining here. This has a "do ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

Second time dining here. This has a "downtown" feel but for us is conveniently on the Eastside. The food is Italian, I would be happy with pretty much anything on the menu. The Prix Fix menu was a good value for $45. Wine list ranges from $45 to $200+ with good values on it. Desserts are yummy!!

food5
ambience5
service5

Best chicken ever! Husband had lamb shan ...

vip
Dined on April 3, 2016

Best chicken ever! Husband had lamb shank said was delicious. Great service.

food5
ambience5
service5

Your Restruant is outstanding . The food ...

vip
Dined on March 29, 2016

Your Restruant is outstanding . The food is fabulous the salt we buy is delicious, and the service is above and beyond . Please don't change or cut corners. We will drive from Redmond any day of the week for anything on the menu. Thank you and see you all soon

food2
ambience5
service4

Love the look and feel. Service was good ...

Dined on March 28, 2016

Love the look and feel. Service was good. Pretty disappointed in the food.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Volterra of Kirkland is always exception ...

vip
Dined on March 26, 2016

Volterra of Kirkland is always exceptional with great food and service. We always have a great meal there and it is our "go to" restaurant in Kirkland.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Another Home Run!!

Dined on March 12, 2016

Volterra never disappoints, we took some friends that are new to the area and nocked there socks off. Volterra hit a home run on all angles, service, ambiance, and of coarse the food and drinks.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
food4
ambience2
service4
value2

Voltera

Dined on March 10, 2016

While I enjoy the food at Voltera I don't think I will dine there again. The tables are placed so together it is impossible not to hear discussions at the tables around one. Makes it very uncomfortable.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service2
value4

Amazing food!

Dined on March 7, 2016

One of best meals I ever had! Very tasty food, good portions, great appetizers and drinks! Service could have been better, we had a not so attentive waitress, but the assistant to the waitress was awesome! Very friendly guy!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Favorite!

vip
Dined on March 5, 2016

The entire staff at Volterra is lovely and attentive! When you receive a welcoming and good bye hug, when your server knows your name, when you always have "your table" waiting for you, when they ask how your family is, you know this restaurant has nailed it. Oh and the food? The best, most fresh, and well prepared. Thanks and cheers to everyone who works there!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

First time to Volterra in Kirkland and loved it.

Dined on March 3, 2016

I went to Volterra last week for the first time and had requested a small private table for conversation. when they greeted us at the door they had a nice perfect table that they had been holding for us that was off to the side and very private. Food was Wonderful. Joe in the Bar took great care of us! Thanks,

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

great spot for date night

Dined on February 28, 2016

Nice neighborhood spot. Swanky enough for a special night out, but still casual enough for a weeknight dinner.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great enviroment

Dined on February 26, 2016

Nice atmosphere. I liked the size of the restaurant. It had a cozy feel. Staff was attentive. Food was good. Will be back!

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A Gem of a place

Dined on February 18, 2016

Super Clean, "schwanky", well-run, impeccable service, excellent food and wine selection, full-bar with staff who actually know how to make a killer Manhattan. Thank you for running a tight ship. It shows. Overall a gem of a place.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service1
value2

Everything was great except our server

Dined on February 15, 2016

I brought my wife to the Kirkland Volterra for Valentines day. Having frequented the Ballard location, I had high hopes and expectations for my dining experience. Everything started great, my server seemed nice and attentive, considering the holiday. My first and second courses came out great. When I received my entree, which I asked for medium rare, I received a rare cut of meat. I was unable to get the attention of my server, so another gentlemen gladly took it to the kitchen to have it fixed. This is where things take a turn. My server brought my original plate back to my table to pick through it showing me that in her opinion the meat was cooked properly. She then took it to the chef, and within earshot of my wife and I, proceeded to tell the chef that he cooked the meat properly, and that I should have asked for my cut at a medium cook. I, like most people, don't like to send anything back, especially from an establishment where my experience has always been great. Everyone makes a mistake from time to time, even a great chef. I left feeling insulted, and spent $200 on dinner. I don't want to say anything bad about Volterra Kirkland, but I think if I ever go back, I'll go to Ballard.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great Romantic Dinner

Dined on February 15, 2016

My wife and I dined here for their Valentine's day 4-course dinner. Everything we had was great, and my wife tried the wine parings and they were all good choices as well. We'll certainly be back.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Awesome V-Day dinner!

Dined on February 14, 2016

Celebrated V-Day early and had an incredible dining experience with great wine, food and friends. Excellent service and will plan to come back again ... soon!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

The tasting menu was both amazing and re ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

The tasting menu was both amazing and reasonable priced - one of the best meals we've had it a long time, and our server Tom was great!

food5
ambience5
service5

Service was outstanding. The Crab Raviol ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

Service was outstanding. The Crab Ravioli was tasty and our waiter helped select a nice Italian wine. Great time. We will be back.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great food in downtown Kirkland

Dined on February 4, 2016

We joined friends at Volterra for a last minute Wednesday night dinner. Our server was awesome and the food was great. We were the last ones in the restaurant, but weren't hurried out the door. The crab ravioli was great, so was the pear crisp. This is becoming our go-to restaurant for great food and nice wines.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

First time at this place. Very nice soli ...

Dined on February 1, 2016

First time at this place. Very nice solid restaurant. I'll be back. :)

food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Great find

Dined on January 31, 2016

First time visiting Volterra and the food was great! Our group of 4 had the wild boar, pork jowels and crab ravioli. Great food and prices modest compared to fine quality. Only drawback was runny coconut creme brulee. Nice wine list.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

I have had several meals at Volterra bot ...

Dined on January 29, 2016

I have had several meals at Volterra both with my wife and business guests. My last meal was with a business guest. Great service, knowledgable server, excellent food and ambiance. I will continue to have special meals and refer everyone to Volterra.

food5
ambience4
service5

On a very busy night with friends from o ...

Dined on January 24, 2016

On a very busy night with friends from out of town we had memorable food with excellent service . We are so lucky to have Volterra in our neighborhood!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best Restaurant in Kirkland!!!

Dined on January 13, 2016

Came to Volterra to celebrate our 15th anniversary with my wife. We have in Kirkland for more than a decade and always complained about Kirkland not having a good place with delicious food (yes, I am not a big fan of Cactus, Hector's, Milagros, Heathman). So we were excited to go to Volterra, since we never have been there before. We couldn't have chosen better! The atmosphere, food, wine selection, service were outstanding! The price was also very reasonable. Our server, Paul, was great! I would definitely come back to Volterra!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent Dinner!

Dined on January 3, 2016

We took Bay Area guests to Volterra in Kirkland on a Saturday evening, and had a wonderful dinner. The service was excellent, the food was outstanding, and the ambience fit the evening perfectly. It was a memorable evening.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience3
service3

We dined on New Year's Eve, which was a ...

vip
Dined on January 1, 2016

We dined on New Year's Eve, which was a prix fixe menu and wine pairings. For 1st course we chose the butter lettuce salad with truffle dressing which was OK (alternate choice was a wild boar meatball); 2nd course was lamb ravioli which was very good (alternate was gnocchi); for 3rd course I chose the wild boar tenderloin which was excellent and hubby had the venison steak, which was not good (sweet, tough); 4th course dessert we both chose the hazelnut cake with orange chocolate glaze which was good (alternate was a chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream). The intermezzo vodka cocktail for two was very good & festive with a digestible confetti. The wine pairings were all very good selections. The total bill, which included 20% gratuity & tax came to ~$300 - not unreasonable for NYE, but seriously not a good value for this meal. I expect better food and service when spending $150 per person, but the holiday tax is not atypical.

food5
ambience4
service1

The food was so delicious. We loved the ...

Dined on January 1, 2016

The food was so delicious. We loved the wine! We were concerned about our server. He was rushing us through our courses - it was New Year's Eve and they had a lot of tables to fill but we felt uncomfortablewith our server.

food4
ambience3
service4
value3

New Year's Eve

Dined on January 1, 2016

New Year's Eve Price Fixe was great enjoyed with friends! Thanks

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Yum

vip
Dined on December 25, 2015

Well be already loved the salads and the muscles, and this time tried the pasta with shrimp and egg plant pouches and both were delicious! If you can't have too much spice they are happy to make it in a manner that you will like as they make all the sauces from scratch as you order. Always great service, great bread, great food and just a terrific neighborhood gem. Hoping they open one in Edmonds one day!

Tags: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

My Favorite Restaurant

vip
Dined on December 12, 2015

Great food and cocktails plus extensive wine list It is by far my favorite restaurant

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent in every way

Dined on December 12, 2015

A top notch combination of great food and superb service. We started with the polenta with mushrooms which was hot, creamy and infused with a rich earthy mushroom sauce. We've really never had anything like it and is a great way to start the meal. Dinner was a lamb ragu for my wife and the risotto for myself which were both excellent. Served very hot, they were full of interesting flavors and are dishes we would order again. Wine list is good with some nice choices available by the glass. A special note on the service from Steven, who is a total professional in every way. We were welcomed warmly, felt that we were really his only customers of the night, and taken care of superbly. Ask to be seated in his section, you won't be disappointed. We really can't say enough good things about Volterra in Kirkland and will continue to go back whenever we have a special occasion or just want a nice night out.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

The roasted chicken was divine

vip
Dined on December 9, 2015

The roasted chicken was divine

food5
ambience4
service5

Everything was delicious! Service was ex ...

Dined on December 6, 2015

Everything was delicious! Service was excellent! They even got us in earlier than our reservation.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4

Great Dinner Spot

Dined on December 6, 2015

The flavor and preparation of the food here is exceptional, however, my friends and I noticed that over time, the portions here have become smaller and smaller. Considering the price points, I would definitely like to have some more food on my plate.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot

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