Found the restaurant on Google and very glad we did. Great service and delicious food.
Some of their pasta is homemade.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food! Great Service!
We were greeted by friendly, smiling hosts--that was a great start. Our table was ready when we arrived and the service was excellent from beginning to end. After having reviewed the menu over and over (so many tempting choices!), we finally made our selections. The food was outstanding!! Fresh ingredients that were perfectly prepared and seasoned to perfection! We will definitely be back!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is very good. Waitress
Food is very good. Waitress was excellent. Have eaten there previously and would go back again.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have had sea bass there three times now and it was prepared differently each time, but each time done well. They are willing to substitute items on request. Wait staff attentive but not hovering.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service. A real gem in the suburbs. I really enjoyed their Chicago location, and now that I've moved to the area, I'm thrilled that this location is just as good.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Father's Day Dinner
After a disappointing breakfast at another restaurant - my family and I were pleased to dine at Volare's. The food was absolutely wonderful! The service was excellent - the staff was at our table before we realized that we needed them.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Some really good food, decent price
Was a very good experience. When we arrived, there were three separate people that greeted us, but nobody said they were going to seat us and we waited for about four or five minutes. When we were seated, the decor strikes as pretty appealing. The music became a little repetitive with old Italian classics cycling every hour or so. The food was very good -- had a lot of different dishes with a good number of imported items, and some house made pasta. The best one I tasted was the black spaghetti with a creamy tomato sauce and some fresh seafood mixed in. Waiter was very attentive without being overbearing. I would go back gladly - good value for the money.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first visit was a complete
Our first visit was a complete success. The service was a step above and really made the occasion great. The food was very good. All enjoyed their meals. Really loved the petite size desserts, works great with diverse tastes.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Food was Fantastic
I took my guy there for his birthday, he loved it and they brought a complimentary dessert that he definitely enjoyed. I enjoyed the grilled lamb chops they were delicious. My guy stated that we have to go back!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and service
We were visiting from out of town and chose this Italian restaurant. Nice welcoming atmosphere. The food was great, some of the best veal I have had. My friend had pasta with scallops and shrimp and raved about it. We began with a half specialty salad, both the size and the ingredients were perfect. Wine was reasonably priced. small portion desserts were excellent. Holly, our servers, was friendly, accommodating and attentive. Will return whenever in the area.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
We've dined at the downtown location several times and have always loved it. On this family visit to Chicago we were staying in Oak Brook and decided to try this location. It was an excellent experience. Everyone loved their meal, I have a new fav based on waiters recommendation, the black spaghetti with shrimp & scallops. Awesome.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent! Ask for
Food was excellent! Ask for Victor-he is a fantastic server, and Benny is a great host! Restaurant was quite warm, however.
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great entertainment. My only complaint is with the weatherman. We were enjoying our out door seating when the clouds rolled in and then a downpour. Not in the forecast! Your staff was great at getting us then set up under the canopy and we all 12 enjoyed the rest of the evening and Mike the entertainer.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my wife out to dinner at Volare and had an amazing experience. Our server was Victor and he provided us with great recommendations on the food and unbelievably attentative service. Benny was also a great host! I ordered a steak and it was the best one I have had in years. I have already recommended this restaurant to a half dozen friends in the area and my wife just asked to go back for her birthday. We highly recommend!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We liked it so much we've been there twice in a week! Very nice decor and ambiance and friendly service. The menu is better than a lot of similar places, offering nice variations on some dishes--farfalle with smoked salmon, an arrabiata with pancetta, and there's always a "Specials" menu, where we found a wonderful Skate Piccata. Portions are generous and many can be ordered in half-size if you don't want leftovers to take home. Nice wines by the glass at a reasonable price. We'll be back!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've dined here several times.
We've dined here several times. The food is as good as Italian gets!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fantastic dinner.
We had a fantastic dinner. We sat outside the night we went and they had a piano player. You definitely need to make a reservation if you are going on the weekend.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Shakey first impression, but..
I had requested an outside seating when making the reservation, but when we arrived they were busy, and told us to just go outside and seat ourselves. We were met by someone who guided to a table. Not a great first impression, but everything from that point forward was wonderful. The outside entertainment was nice, the food was great, and the last review said to be sure use the patio if possible. Glad we did! Very relaxed evening, and good waite staff.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our family's favorite place to go, so we often go here for special occasions. Tonight was my daughter's last night before leaving for college, and they didn't disappoint us.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go there often!
The food is the main draw. While the cuisine is Italian, the chef is always creative in adding an ingredient or two that puts the food way above the typical Italian menus. Volare also really knows how to do fish...always delicious, always paired with interesting veggies, grains, or pastas. The outdoor dining in the summer is a real plus after Chicago's brutal winters.
The waitstaff are knowledgeable and customer-friendly. Kudos to the executive chec. We are regulars.
Genevieve and Pat Lopardo
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Weekday lunch for 3 people.
Weekday lunch for 3 people. Given the fact that this establishment's location is out-of-the-way at best, it should rank high on your 'list.' Menu offerings are interesting, prices within reason, food prep and presentation pleasing and service impeccable.
Responsive staff with every detail designed for diners' comfort, including a nicely appointed outside dining area.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made something for me that
Made something for me that was not on the menu, fruiti de mare! Very good
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely going back!
My mother, sister, cousin, aunt and I went to support our other cousin who was performing in the outdoor seating section of the restaurant. It was a beautiful night to start out with (weather wise) and sitting outside during sunset, sipping a glass of pinot noir, listening to great music while watching the dancers from the dance studio right next to our table made it a very entertaining and enjoyable evening. Not to mention the FOOD was absolutely delicious. We all got a different pasta dish and sampled one anothers and everything was mouth watering. I happen to be in love with pasta and this place satisfied my carb craving. The service matched the ambiance and foods high rating. Our waiter was professional yet had a natural witt.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Meal
My wife and I were able to get out for dinner without the kids. :-)
Decided to go to Volare since they have never failed us. As always the food was great.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite place to eat
Volare is a wonderful suburban find. From the hosts, to Lawrence our favorite server, to Doug a wonderful chef....you cannot go wrong at this place. Daily specials that are fun and tasty (pumpkin risotto served in a mini edible pumpkin) and a great wine list. I have never had a meal at Volare. We go there for special occasions or just on the weeknight for a fantastic meal.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for my birthday, just three of us. We had the chilean see bass. It was soooo good. Still thinking about it. Service was great. can't wait to go back with my husband:))
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family Birthday Dinner
Made a resveration for 4 on a Saturday night. Two of us got stuck in traffic so we were about 15 mins late- they were very accomadating. The manager stopped by our table during the meal and asked if everything was okay. The food was delicious. I would recommend it!
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our first time here
This was our first time here and we loved it. Both fish specials were fabulous and the salads were perfect. We will definitely come back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'll be back
I have lived in Italy and found the food and European hospitality authentic. I need to return to try more menu items. My pasta was excellent. My wife and I felt like VIPs thanks to attentive and enthusiastic staff. They seem happy to be working there and well treated by my general impression.
9/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice dinner on the patio
Had a really nice dinner with my wife on the patio. Great food, service, ambience. Good find!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious. Waiter provided
Delicious. Waiter provided excellent recommendations for entrees. Will definitely go back.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are repeat visitors to Volare and have enjoyed it each time. Overall experience was great. We appreciated that we could order half orders of the pasta dishes, making the serving size just right. Service was attentive. Only downside was a baby who cried the entire time we were there. Not the restaurant's fault, but distracting nonetheless.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a hit
We dine here maybe twice a month and every review that open table wants me to do is the same...The food is wonderful and the staff is knowledgeable and wonderful! From the specials to everyday offerings, you really can't go wrong!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is excellent and staff
Food is excellent and staff are very warm and open to some requests for changes. The bread and garnish are terrific. It would be nice if there was grated Parmesan included when bread is brought to table rather than having to ask each time.
Have eaten here with various guests and everyone is very pleased with the comfortable and easy atmosphere and loves the food.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food and Service
My wife and I dined on Sat Oct 19. Got there and were immediately seated. Our server Lawrence was right there taking beverage orders. He is really friendly and made us feel welcome. We got the grilled Mista appetizer - Excellent! Tasty and tender. Our entrees were delicious! We even decided to splurge on dessert. Glad we did! We were here once before in the summer and liked it a lot. Having been here twice, I can honestly say it is one of the finest Italian restaurants in the western suburbs if not the whole city of Chicago. We will be back!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fantastic and
The food was fantastic and our waiter Victor made the meal!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Food. Slow Down A Little
We both thought this was a step up over most local Italian restaurants. Very pretty dining room. Fairly limited wines by the glass, and maybe a bit pricey for those choices. The Insalata Volare was very good. I had Veal Limone, which was good, but there wasn't much meat, so it came with sides. My wife had an excellent stuffed Sole, but hers came with no veggies. We split a pasta dish which was very good, but not extraordinary. Our main "complaint" was that service was so efficient that it was bordering on hurried and uncomfortable. Like I've read elsewhere, just try to let your water glass get below 2/3 full. As you took the last bite of something, your dish was cleared. A bit more pacing would make the restaurant special.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
They were very accommodating to my other half who can't have dairy and whipped up something special just for him. The food is traditional italian, the pastas are very heavy! But that's exactly what we wanted! Excellent restaurant!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and great atmosphere. Great bar area for before or after. Delicious homemade ricotta gnocchi. Like a bite of heaven! Smooth vodka sauce Perfect grilled seafood assortment for appetizer. Can't rave enough about the good. Favorite fancy suburban restaurant. Has all the Italian restaurants in oak brook beat by a longshot!!! It gets a little noisy when full but worth it for the delicious authentic Italian meal!!!!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We both had entrees from the
We both had entrees from the specials list, sea bass and short ribs. Both were delicious. Service was excellent. This was our first time at volare and we were pleasantly surprised. We will be back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't go wrong at Volare West
My wife and I visited Volare West in 2012 and really enjoyed it. We then went back with family that was visiting from out of town about a year later. We found the menu was revised and expanded and the food was even better than the first visit! If you looking for a nice restaurant to visit in the Oak Brook area, check out Volare West.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saturday night and very busy
Saturday night and very busy but everything went extremely smoothly and food quality did not suffer - great job
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian Food!
This was our first time at Volare and were we ever pleased. I had mentioned in our reservation request that we had an 8:30 curtain and they mentioned it as soon as we arrived. We were seated immediately and our server was with us pronto. If anything, he didn't give us enough time to go over the menu as it was our first time.
The food was great. We tried the chicken parm and the ricotta stuffed ravioli - both were excellent.
Our only complaint was that they seated us a table for 2 in a side room between 3 fairly large parties of 8 or more. This certainly didn't provide an intimate experience that we would have enjoyed.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great! Portion sizes
Food was great! Portion sizes are just right and priced appropriately.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Italian Cuisine & Atmosphere
Excellent fried calamari, excellent polenta, great lunch portions, very good rapini, very good service. Nice breads. Nice place to eat - never disappointed !
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Volare on Saturday Night
As usual Volare is very consistent - excellent food - service and ready to please.
A couple bottles of wine and some great food and it will set you back some cash but every time we have been there - well worth it.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'm picky anout my Italian food
Being 100% Italian and raised in a family in the Italian foodservice industry, I've seen and eaten at them all and am very picky. Volare constantly delivers. IThink the West location is better than the original off Michigan avenue. Real Italian foood with a nice variety of specials from day to day. Had a wonderful Seafood platter that even included dungeness crab last visit and this time had the braciole, which you do not find in many restaurants. Bruschetta is very good and the calamari is cooked perfect. Deserts very good as well - they don't fall into the "desert portion for 4" that some restaurants have embraced. Just right and everyone can have their own.
If I still lived in Chicago I'd be there once a week.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Entrees are reasonably priced
Entrees are reasonably priced and quality of food hard to match. Have to try lasagna and chicken parmesan.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice dinner!!!
Had a very nice dinner, tried some things I had not in the past. Waiter was very informed about the food and accomodated anything we asked for.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. I
The food was excellent. I had asked for a dish to be prepared differently than what was on the menu. What I was served was exactly what I wanted, in fact the portion was very generous as well as being well-prepared. This was the 2nd time I've eaten at Volare with this particular friend and her 2nd time at Volare. She never looked at the menu but immediately ordered the gnocchi as she had enjoyed it so much the first time.
Service? It appeared our busboy was new. When he made a slight error the waiter was there in a split second, made things right, and coached the busboy. This evening the parking lot was jammed full, as there was a large private party. Even with the crowd outside and in the bar/private area, our service was terrific.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM