Volterra serves very fine Italian food in a lovely, classic-bistro-y room in Ballard, with pastas and the wild boar tenderloin earning extra devotion. There's also a Volterra in Kirkland with a more contemporary feel, but the food is reportedly not always as good.
5411 Ballard Ave NW,
Hours: Mon-Thurs 4:30 pm-midnight, Fri 4:30 pm-1 am, Sat 9 am-11 pm, Sun 9 am-9 pm.
Breakfast/Brunch, Fine Dining, Good for Groups, Outdoor Seating, Romantic
Italian, Local/Organic/Sustainable Focus
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Romantic, Outdoor Seating
Mon-Fri noon-6 pm; Sat-Sun 3-6 pm ($5-$8 appetizers, $4-$5 cocktails, $5 rotating house wine and wells, $4 drafts); Fri-Sat 9-10 pm ($4-$6 drink specials, $10 select wine flights, $6 dessert menu).