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“Tourist trap”

Torre del Porcellino
Ranked #27 of 101 Restaurants in Volterra
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This place has a quiet location with lots of outdoor seats. The food was ordinary. Service was poor. 3 of the 7 dishes we ordered were not what we ordered. The relatively new owner only spoke to diners at the single Italian table. Nobody even dared to ask us how our food was. Remember that this is in the heart of a region that takes its food very seriously. Local people avoid it!

Thank Martin T
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stefano b, Proprietario at Torre del Porcellino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018
Google Translation

Gentile signore,
siamo costretti a denunciare la Sua recensione a tripadvisor perché si dubita della verità di quanto scrive. 3 piatti sbagliati perdipiù al medesimo tavolo non possono essere sfuggiti contemporaneamente al proprietario, al personale di sala ed alla cucina. Le critiche sul servizio contraddicono l’idea di tutti gli altri ospiti che scrivono evidenziando la cortesia e la gentilezza del personale.
In ultimo ci chiediamo che cosa intendeva scrivendo: “...il relativamente nuovo proprietario” (?). Che crescita a parte sono sempre io!

Ci domandiamo dunque se abbia sbagliato ristorante!

Distinti saluti.


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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is very good. Food is very tasty and prepared very well. Tastes of everything what we ate there was very good. Maybe they can put some sauce with pasta ( ravioli ) and also portions can be little bigger, but in general this is very good restaurant. Only what is not correct is prices. Prices is little bit higher than offering, but food is very good and also interior and feeling there is very traditional and friendly.

Thank Ivica G
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This lovely restaurant is very near the main piazza yet on a quiet walkway removed from the crush of tourists. According to the current owner it is one of the oldest restaurants in Volterra. Everything about this restaurant attests to its staying power. First of all there’s the eclectic menu with many unique items that one doesn’t see elsewhere. Then there’s the excellent service. The servers are readily available, extremely personable and most speak excellent English. My wife and I had a wonderful lunch. We each enjoyed an abundant, garden fresh salad followed by pasta. Mine was macheroni featuring black cabbage. With wine, water and coffees our tab came to E52. Certainly there are less expensive eateries but not likely any better in this lovely town.

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Thank cmbtraveller
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

The food was good but they were out of the pork plate that we ordered so we had to switch to pizza. The people were nice. The price was fair. The toilets were very good.

Thank Aaron P
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We returned to charming Volterra a few times in our two weeks in Tuscany, and always enjoyed a meal at this restaurant. Comfortable setting, efficient service, excellent food.

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Thank RDB2004
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