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Pistachio Pizza

At the end of my dinner, I had an interesting conversation with the owner of Volturno, Worcester’s newest Italian/pizza restaurant.  He readily acknowledges that Volturno is not for everyone.  If you are looking for a Hawaiian or Meat Lover’s pizza, he noted, you might as well drive past Volturno.  There are many other pizza joints…

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Calamari and Orrachetti with broccoli rabe, sausage, and chilies

Volturno is most definitely one of my new favorite restaurants in Worcester. I was enticed first by its attractive location, renovated interior, historical “Buick” charm and over my last 5 visits…the food. On this gorgeous spring evening out with the Worcester Foodies, I had convinced myself to order something other than pizza. This was a difficult…

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fior de latte pizza and duck prosciutto

Shrewsbury Street is a food mecca for those looking for variety, culture and good eats. One of the newest kids on the block is Volturno…an old school Italian pizzeria with a modern vibe that has found its home in the old Buick dealership next to 7 NaNa. The entrance is laid with stone fixtures that remind…

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Beet Stuzzichino and Fava Bean Bruschetta

The beet appetizer and fava bean bruschetta together made an excellent entrée for those saving a few carbs for dessert at Volturno. The beet ‘stuzzichino’ was a showstopper and consisted of golden and red beets, hazelnuts, and smoked goat cheese. The pureed golden beets were slightly sweet and unexpected against the classic cubed pickled red…

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Bianca Ricotta Fior di Latte Chile Roasted Garlic Scallion Pizza

Perhaps in reading some of my reviews you may have gathered a little known fact about me. I am extremely passionate about pizza, specifically brick oven. Therefore, when my turn came to select our next foodies’ adventure, it was foreseeable that I would choose the new brick oven pizza restaurant on the Worcester scene: Volturno. (Disclaimer: if…

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Pistachio Pesto Mozzarella Sausage Pecorino Pizza

Volturno is Shrewsbury Streets newest entry into a bustling dinner scene. At first I was a little skeptical when I heard another pizza and Italian dining establishment was joining the mix, but Volturno has carved out its own spot in Shrewsbury Streets restaurant row. The owners of Volturno did an excellent job blending the old Edward Buick space with a…

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Vongole Pizza

Right on Shrewsbury Street this refurbished historic “Buick” Dealership has been re-purposed into an upscale Pizza place: Volturno. They kept the high ceilings and exposed beams as well as all the internal exposed plumbing in view giving it a rustic feel.  The place is flanked by extra-large windows “Show casing” a view of Shrewsbury street…

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Funghi Pizza with Goat, Fior di Latte and Pecorino cheeses

It was with great anticipation that my dining companion and I went to Volturno for the May Foodies gathering. Housed within the old Edward Buick dealership on Shrewsbury Street, the design and layout of the restaurant was very inviting with extremely high ceilings and open spaces and sight lines. A massive bar sits elegantly in the…

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Pork Entree

I know; going to a place known for their classic Neapolitan pizzas and not order a pizza? “What kind of foodie do you pretend to be,” you might ask. Well, that is a fair question, however, sometimes straying from the path will yield great results. This just so happens to be what happens when you…