Kitchen is all-vegan. Products are organic, healthy and fresh, using local organic & biodynamic farms as much as possible. Buffet is currently suspended, choose from a range of dishes from the a la carte menu. NOTE: The restaurant operates two rounds per service. For lunch 1st round at 12.00 pm, second round at 1.30 pm. For dinner first round 7.00 pm and second round 8.30 pm. Book by phone or through website. Open Mon-Wed 11:30-22:00, Fri-Sun 11:30-22:00. Closed Thur. Hours may cary call ahead.

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68 Reviews

First Review by AndyMeers


Points +1389

12 Sep 2023

Amazing food and lovely ambiance

The restaurant is located in a beautiful alley of Volterra, right next to the main square. You will have 4 choices of appetisers, 4 pastas, 4 main courses, 4 desserts and about 6 pizzas. We had the pici cauliflower and pepper (they tasted nothing like cauliflower and absolutely the same as a cacio e pepe) and the tagliatelle chard and pistachio. Both were absolutely amazing. We then had the mixed fry and it was heavenly! Loved the place! Not too expensive either to be honest ✨️



Points +447

08 Sep 2023


A very great restaurant with plant based food. We ordered the Aubergine Parmigiana and Ancient Tagliatelle. The food is delicious and it came quickly. For dessert I had the chocolate pie. Quite expensive though.


Points +30

05 Sep 2023

Nice italian food

Had to wait quite long, but luckily the food was very delicious. If you don’t order a pizza, it can be quite expensive, because just a main course would have not been enough.
So if you have time, and budget for multiple courses or just want a pizza, its well worth it.

Pros: The amount of options, The taste, Location

Cons: Waiting time, Price


Points +178

24 Aug 2023

Buonissimo ma leggermente caro

Ristorante davvero buono!!!
Solo un po’ caro .

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-28

Pros: Ho adorato tutti i piatti , Servizio gentilissimo , I resti etruschi e romani sotto al pavimento

Cons: Il vino , Il conto un po’ salato


Points +199

12 Aug 2023

Adatto a celiaci vegan

Piatti eccezionali, saporiti e presentati benissimo! Gestore disponibilissimo, molto professionale e altrettanto simpatico!

Pros: Piatti gustosi


Points +29

04 Aug 2023

Amazing flavor

We happened upon Life Bistrot when visiting Volterra for the day and what an amazing chance. We got the zucchini soup, handmade gnocchi, melon risotto, and tiramisu- wow! I wish I was a gnocchi so I could swim in the sauce. If we were staying closer, I could happily eat here every day, tasting my way through the whole menu.

Pros: Completely vegan, Local ingredients , Friendly staff- family business


Points +54

17 Jun 2023

Tasty and nice looking pizza 🤩

We ordered two pizzas and tagliatelle with pesto, it was yummy and the pizza looked so nice 😌


Points +104

12 Jun 2023

Super Lecker :)

Pizzas sind Top😄und das Tiramisu ist auch lecker, Betreiber sehr freundlich


Points +296

07 Jun 2023

Cena tra le rovine di Volterra

L’oste Enrico ci ha accolti raccontandoci la storia del locale, con scavi a vista grazie al pavimento di vetro, e della città di Volterra. Incuriositi dal menù abbiamo assaggiato diverse portate trovandole una più buone dell’altra. La direzione del ristorante è quella del biologico, della stagionalità e del km 0. Se siete amanti della storia e vi piace chiacchierare qui vi troverete bene!

Pros: Location meravigliosa, Ospitalità, Cibo supersonico


Points +41

23 May 2023


I loved the venue, the place has a see-through floor through which you can see stones from the Roman era, the Medieval era, etc.

The food was great, the flavours complemented each other very well and it was plated beautifully. Also delicious house wine (white wine).

The host was very kind and super involved in his job, the restaurant seemed to really be his passion which was lovely.

An absolute 10/10, and if you decide to visit Volterra, absolutely go here!

Pros: Delicious food — organic and in season., Lovely venue!, Kind host.


Points +28

15 May 2023

Excellent vegan food in Tuscany

100% vegan food with a great menu card and very friendly service. We had the Aubergine Pamigiarni and ancient wheat Tagliatelle. A glass of the red house wine and a Tiramisu as dessert made it a perfect experience.


Points +101

25 Apr 2023

Finest vegan

💚Trato muy amigable y con mucho humor💚

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-25

Pros: Todo vegano, Pozo y muralla etrusca bajo el suelo acristalado


Points +246

09 Apr 2023

Außergewöhnliche Location

Das beste Tiramisu 💕


Points +22

03 Nov 2022

Toscanità conservata

Per convincere gli scettici che dicono che i vegani mangiano solo insalata scondita!

Pros: Tutto plant based, Segue la stagionalità, Ottimi piatti


Points +24

30 Oct 2022

Vegan ..top!!

Tutto eccezionalmente..perfetto!!👍😊

Pros: Accoglienza, Location, Menù vegan alta qualità

Cons: Proporzionale al menu. Buono., Medio alto, Da provare comunque


Points +77

16 Oct 2022

All vegan in Tuscany

Wonderful vegan restaurant. Lots of options, everything was good.


Points +2166

09 Oct 2022

Best vegan food in Tuscany

Tuscany is not easy for vegan food, so it was a very pleasant surprise to find a fully vegan restaurant in a small town like Volterra.

The food at Life Bistrot was so good that my friend and I went there for both lunch and dinner. So we really got to try quite a bit of the food there and everything was really good.

The place is also really special as you can some of the ancient structures it is built on through the glass floor!

The owner is a very friendly man and really knows how to treat his guests in a way that makes them want to come back.

Absolutely recommend this restaurant!

Pros: Great food, Friendly owner


Points +39

01 Oct 2022


Everything is plant based and delicious we had chapati with spiced lentils to start with followed by gnocchi with eggplant parsley & garlic for my husband while l had the Cotto di grano, with grilled vegetables and potatoes.
The Cotto do grano was excellent made purely from organic flour spices etc it resembled meat and was absolutely delicious. My husband who was a massive meat eater prior to going vegan loved this dish very-much!
The place is beautiful and service was excellent- what more can l say??

Pros: All plant based, Delicious food, Beautiful surroundings

Cons: Nothing!


Points +17

01 Oct 2022

Best Plant Based Food in Italy

We drove 50mins to this beautiful town to try this restaurant and were blown away . The highlight was Cotto di grano which was simply sublime and one of the most amazing plates of food I have add .
The restaurant is situated in a beautiful cobble stone street .
Worth a visit , you will not be disappointed!


Points +64

21 Sep 2022

Really good food and a beautiful restaurant. Really hard working couple.

Everything on the menu looks good!

Cons: Moderate prices


Points +82

16 Sep 2022

Coolest restaurant in the world

Best food I had in Italy. The floor is clear so you can see historic ruins under the building. The entire experience of being in the old city and eating there is one of my most cherished memories.

Pros: Amazing food, Most unique interior design I’ve ever seen, Beautiful historic setting


Points +90

01 Sep 2022

Excellent Italian Food

Excellent vegan food, served by very friendly and enthusiastic staff in a great atmosphere. We had a perfect lunch with primo (Risotto, Pici Pasta), secondo (Parmigiana - delicious!) and dessert (Tiramisu, Apricot Tarte) and will be back to try the pizza. Everything tasted great, if I have to pick one thing to recommend it would probably be the Parmigiana.

Update: We went back to try the pizza which was also delicious and Volterra is definitely worth a visit (or two). ☺️

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-27

Pros: Completely vegan, Excellent food, Good service and nice atmosphere


Points +299

27 Aug 2022

Just great

Enjoy all vegan Italian kitchen in an original atmosphere with extremely nice hosts

Pros: Organic ingredients , Very welcoming and friendly staff, Great atmosphere


Points +154

25 Aug 2022

Highly recommended

Great food, ambiance and service in a beautiful street. Dishes were good and it was great to taste some 'veganized' local cuisine in what seems to be sort of a vegan desert.


Points +36

22 Aug 2022

Leckere vegane Kost

Endlich ein Lokal nach unserem Geschmack. Bio, regional, kreative Speisen und dazu ein freundlicher Service.

Pros: Viele vegane Optionen , Regionale Köstlichkeiten , Gaumenfreude und nette Bedienung

Cons: Überschaubare Portionen


Points +278

20 Aug 2022

The best vegan food I ever had

The place is very cosy, the owner is very friendly and speaks English very well.

Pros: Great Gnocchi, Great white wine, Fantastic zucchini soup


Points +38

Mostly Veg
09 Aug 2022

Great restaurant and atmosphere.

We recently discovered the Happy Cow app and used it for the first time to find a restaurant with at least vegetarian options. When searching for a restaurant in Volterra we found Life Bistrot which we chose to visit because of the reviews and the lovely location.
The waiter was really friendly and enthusiasticly explained the 100% plant based concept of the restaurant. He made us feel very welcome and was seemingly happy that we chose this restaurant exaxtly because of this concept.

The terrace is in a lovely narrow street and the food was really good.

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