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5411 Ballard Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA, 98107, United States
TEL: (206) 789-5100

Inspired by (and named after) the Tuscan hilltop town in which chef-owner Don Curtiss and his wife Michelle Quisenberry were married, Volterra is a contemporary Italian eatery in the historic Ballard neighborhood. Surrounded by old brick buildings on a tree-lined street, the restaurant has a small seasonal terrace and an interior designed with bright red walls, contemporary paintings, dark wood furniture, and a variety of chandeliers and sconces carved by Volterran artisans. Chef Curtiss personally selects the fresh available ingredients to incorporate into house-made pastas and charcuterie as well as entrées like wild boar tenderloin with gorgonzola mustard sauce.

Insider Tip:

After a brunch of chestnut pancakes and peach thyme Bellinis, stroll through the nearby Ballard Farmers’ Market, held every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Brunch
  • Destination Dining
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Large Groups
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space

Cuisine Type:: Italian


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