Volterra Restaurant is a fairly new gem of a restaurant in Kirkland. The original Volterra is located in Ballard and is still a major draw for foodies in the Puget Sound area.
Volterra in Kirkland is located on Kirkland Ave and parking can be found in the parking garage close to/behind the restaurant as well as on the street and neighboring lots nearby. The feel of the restaurant was almost European like with the exterior restaurant walls being windows, letting the natural light in. Our server was quite knowledgeable (has been to Italy before) and provided excellent service. The bar has a nice variety of seating options and is located on the other side of the restaurant from the dining room. We were fortunate to visit at brunch/lunchtime and found that the menu to be varied and enticing. To get an idea of the menu options, check this out: Wild Boar Sausage Benedict, Chestnut Pancakes, Duck and Yukon Gold Potato Hash, Dungeness Crab Ravioli, Roasted Eggplant Pouches, Gorgonzola Burger, Open Face Porchetta, Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad… and more. Our party ordered a Bellisimo Bloody Mary and White Peach Thyme Bellini’s to drink. The brunch items chosen were:
- Wild Mushroom and Truffle Scramble – topped with Fontina, arugula and white truffle oil. Served with Volterra hash browns.
- Pear and Gorgonzola Frittata – White wine poached pear, Prosciutto and Gorgonzola Dolce. Served with Volterra hash browns. (see photo below)
- Milano! Milano! – Savory herb bread pudding topped with 2 eggs any style, asparagus tips and smoked Gouda cream (can add Ham or Bacon).
Although all entrees were enjoyed thoroughly, the hit was probably the Milano! Milano! It’s unique and flavorful. They are also known for their Fennel Salt.