Written by on September 18, 2010 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(volterrarestaurant.com) – Old Ballard
How I heard of this place: Having been here just last month, after several years of wishing to return, it was about time for me to sample the Volterra brunch.
Type of cuisine: Contemporary Italian dining. Inspired by Tuscany, made in Seattle.
Ambiance: Comfortable with style. Upscale without being pretentious. Indoor and outdoor seating available for small parties or larger (up to six or eight would be comfortable). It’s the perfect spot for a first date, celebrating an anniversary or enjoying a nice birthday with the family. The space is dimly lit, cozy and intimate, with outdoor light streaming through the windows along the patio. High ceilings and soft music make the mood comfortable, serene, and intimate.
What I ordered: We had one cup of fresh squeezed orange juice and one of unsweetened cranberry juice ($4 each). For the main entree, I couldn’t pass up the Wild Mushroom and Truffle Cheese Scramble ($10.95) prepared with local harvested wild mushrooms, organic eggs, baby arugula, truffle cheese and served with Volterra hash browns and softly buttered toast. The dining companion to my right ordered the Volterra breakfast ($9.95) with two poached eggs, crispy strips of bacon, Volterra hash browns and buttered toast. The dining companion to my left selected the bacon, provolone, avocado and green onion scramble ($9.95): scrambled eggs with Nueske’s bacon, imported provolone, avocado and green onions, once again served with Volterra hash browns and buttered toast…and a side of crispy bacon ($4).
What I loved: The hash browns were most perfect; crispy, buttery goodness around the edges and soft shredded potatoes in between!
Why I loved it: The space is very cozy, inviting and the staff friendly and efficient. The food is delicious and the setting welcoming.
Cost: Average ($10-$13 per brunch entree)

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