Awards & Recognition

Awards and Recognition for Volterra

  • The Best of 425 – Best New Restaurant 2103
    Best of 425 - Best New Restaurant
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence: 2006-2014
  • Selected as Celebrity Chef for Ernest Borgnine’s SAG Award celebration 2011
  • Named Top Corporate Philanthropist in Washington State for Arts and Culture by the Puget Sound Business Journal in 2011
  • Seattle Magazine“Best Italian Restaurant” Readers Choice 2010 and 2008
  • Seattle Weekly “Favorite Restaurants of 2010”
  • Zagat “America’s Top Restaurants”
  • Cooking Light Magazine: Best Restaurants in Seattle Nov 2010
  • Rachael Ray’s Vacation (Food Network): January 2009
  • Named Rachael Ray’s “Favorite Restaurant on the Planet”
  • Rachael Ray Talk Show (CBS): January 24, 2007
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine “Best Chef Inspired Restaurant” 2006
  • Northwest Source: People’s Choice Finalist “Best Italian Restaurant” 2006
  • AOL City Guide (Seattle): City’s Best Rating 2005 and 2006
  • Best of Citysearch (Seattle): Winner “Best Outdoor Dining 2006”
  • Seattle Magazine “Best New Restaurant” Reader’s Choice 2006
  • Seattle Magazine “Best Coffee Service” Editor’s Choice 2006
  • Food and Wine Magazine June 2006
  • New York Times: “Going to Seattle”. July 17, 2005
  • Food & Wine Cocktails 2005: The Best Drinks from America’s Hottest Bars, Lounges and Restaurants
  • Bon Appetit Magazine December 2005: “the city’s toughest reservation”
  • Gourmet Magazine November 2005
  • Travel and Leisure: September 2005
  • Northwest Palate: September 2005
  • Best of Citysearch (Seattle): Winner “Upscale Casual Dining 2005”
  • Seattle Magazine: “Manga Ballard”. August 2005
  • Puget Sound Business Journal: Amore, Italian Style. May 16, 2005
  • Seattle Weekly “Italian Plus: Chef Don Curtiss’ new Seattle restaurant hits all it’s marks”
  • : “Blessed Union brings Best of Tuscany to Ballard” 3 stars. June 24, 2005

Recognition for Volterra Products

  • Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine: December 2008
  • Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine: May/June 2007
  • Volterra Fennel Salt included in the celebrity gift bags “Night of 100 Stars” Oscar Gala 2006-2010
  • Volterra Fennel Salt and Porcini Salt included in the celebrity gift bags at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards 2008-2010
  • Volterra Fennel Salt and Porcini Salt included in the celebrity gift bags at the NAACP Image Awards 2007
  • Volterra Fennel Salt and Extra Virgin Olive Oil included in the celebrity gift bags “American Century Golf Tournament” 2006
  • Volterra Fennel Salt included in the celebrity gift bags at Eva Longoria’s “El Sueno de Esperanza” gala on the set of Desperate Housewives 2006

Recognition for Chef Don Curtiss

  • Sunset Magazine: “One of the Northwest’s leaders in Mediterranean cuisine”
  • Wine Spectator: “One of America’s Most Innovative Chefs”
  • La Cucina Italiana: “Boar 101”
  • Italian Cooking and Living: “One of America’s Top 26 Chefs”

Recognition for Michelle Quisenberry

  • Puget Sound Business Journal:  “Top 40 Executive under 40”
  • Puget Sound Business Journal:  “2012 Woman of Influence”