La Volta was great. I was
La Volta was great. I was in town for a conference with a small group and had no trouble with our reservations. We had to call and change times twice due to speakers at the conference going over time. They had no trouble each time we called adjusting our time. Food was excellent and service was just as good.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were going to th NC Symphony
We were going to th NC Symphony after dinner and the location was perfect. We were able to have our car parked by the valet and walk to our performance, then afterwards came back to the bar to have a cocktail before going home. The food was good my Veal Saltimvoca was delicious, my husbands bolenese was fair,too munch tomato and not enough cream and meat flavor. The staff was very welcoming and eager to please! The wine was delicious!!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great brushetta and a nice
Great brushetta and a nice anti pasta. The fresh mozzarella was a medium grade, but still picked up the flavor of the balsamic dressing. The music is good.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went with 3 friends before
I went with 3 friends before going to the theater. The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly (and Italian!) Everything we ordered was delicious. It was raining so the free valet parking was very much appreciated, and it was very simple.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian Restaurant in Raleigh
The difference between a good restaurant and a great restaurant? Great food and excellent service. La Volta remains our favorite on every level. They really do try to provide the best experience for each table, and they take "when you are with us, your family to heart". We have dined here several times and we are never treated as strangers, but rather family.
And the food is just excellent. Mama makes all of the desserts. The bread is awesome and freshly baked. The entrees are reasonably priced. I look forward to going again because it just keeps getting better and better.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
They were very busy that night
They were very busy that night but service and food was very good.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Italian in Raleigh
This was my third visit to La Volta, and each time I am impressed with the consistency of the service and the food. This is very good Italian food, solid, well presented and delicious. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The wine list is limited, but the choices are good, and the value is actually very good. The eggplant rolatini is quite good, and is a great appetizer. Prices are quite reasonable for the quality of the food. When in Raleigh near the convention center, I would certainly go back again.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Scrumptious Italian Meal
I believe this is my 5th time to La Volta in the last 3 years. Lunch is wonderful and the pannini's are to die for. My last visit was with a group of 10 on Mother's Day and we had a marvelous dinner and service was great. We did eat early, because we had tickets to Drowsy Chaperone. Everything was fantastic except for the room temperature. Where we were sitting the air condition was working too well and very drafty. That would be my only negative.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
La Volta - Anniversary
My girlfriend and I went here for our anniversary - it was perfect. The food was fabulous. Service was excellent. Price was good too; with drinks and an appetizer, your meal could get pricey - but we fully expected that and weren't blown away when we got the bill. The atmosphere is also great - they play Italian music and it sets the mood well. Definitely a new favorite and I'm sure we'll go again!
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was my son's high school graduation party with his 92 year old Aunt Kate. The food and service capped our special day. My wife and I both said that we would come back with our friends to experience the food again. Thanks for making our occasion so wonderful. The Swansons
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
`I really enjoyed the food and service that was given to me at La Volta. I especially appreciate the phone call confirming the reservation I made on open table. The waiter had no problem dividing up checks and the food was fantastic. I enjoyed how easy going every employee was and was thankful they had no problem splitting up meals as well.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Downtown Keeper
LaVolta is a real treasure for downtown eating...great Italian food, warm and friendly service, and as a terrific addition, valet parking! It doesn't get any better than this.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian food good service.
Everything was very good. Our only complaint was an egg plant dish that had very little egg plant. The dish was still very good haut would have liked more egg plant.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian I ever had.
The food at La Volta is the best Italian I ever had.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian Food Ever
This restaurant has great fresh homemade food including the pasta. Large portions. Had to take half of my food home and was great as a leftover. The desert is fabulous and with so much to choose from it is difficult to choose just one. I really enjoyed this restaurant but I think you need to be aware of a few details. First the valet does not arrive until 5:30 but no where does it state this. Also service is very slow so do not plan any activities or make reservations for a concert, play or carriage ride afterwards because you will be late
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Dining Experience
We had a reservation, with a special request, which was noted and met. The service was wonderful, the food was fantastic. We had the calamari (yum!), the Penne alla Vodka was absolutely divine, and the Chicken Marsala practically melted in your mouth. However, I believe that the desserts were the best part of the meal - we sampled all 4 of the cakes, delicious!! Make sure you save some room!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try La Volta
Good food and nice to have the view of the South end of Fayetteville Street. Not a gathering place for young adults, but nice for older crowd, or romantic special evening for any age.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good. We sat
Food was very good. We sat outside on the sidewalk dinning area on a nice evening. It was not crowded.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite restaurants
I go here frequently - before the theater & for their Couples Night Special. I can always count on a great meal.The homemade desserts are delicious! Can't go wrong w/this restaurant.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
the food was great. Most of the staff were very attentive. We enjoy our meal which for us great. It has been hard to find a good Italian restaurant in the area. We always compare to what we had in CT and this one is spot on.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 14. We had the private room. It fit us perfectly. Our waiter was incredible - from keeping the glasses filled, to entertaining us with his humor- the overall experience was incredible. The food was incredible - several people enjoyed the risotto special. Fantastic overall experience. I would definitely come back to La Volta if I were in Raleigh again.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Food
Raleigh is at no loss for restaurants that serve Italian food, but there are only a select few that can call themselves an Italian Restaurant. This is one of those places. The last time I was here, I had their Pappardelle Bolognese. It was EXCELLENT!!! This place is very close to the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts so is allows one to have a wonderful meal before going to the theatre.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a wonderful evening from start to finish. The website says they treat you like family - and they do! Ms. Lucia's desserts are unbelievable. Great place for a wonderful evening. - food and service.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday Dinner
I brought my wife to this restaurant for her birthday last night and most definitely loved the service along with the food we devoured.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, quick service , and enjoyed the crooner! Very reasonably priced as well.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pre-show dinner
We chose La Volta because it was walking distance from Duke Energy Center. We parked at the venue and walked to the restaurant.
The staff was welcoming, and our server was mindful of our show schedule. The prices were very reasonable for downtown, and the portions were generous. All our food arrived fresh and hot, and it was quite good. The gnocchi was especially great.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
An amazing evening. Can't find enough superlatives. Went w a friend. We're normally not into Italian cooking, but this is no typical spaghetti & meatball restaurant. Being our 1st time, can't address too much of the (extensive) menu, but the pasta w our dishes was perfect and our seafood entrees were as fresh & flavorful as if we were eating oceanside. Classy& elegant setting, but staff set an extraordinary down-to-earth, friendly, accommodating tone. Our waiter was top-notch and knowledgrable. A truly outstanding evening in every way & the epitome of what you'd want in dining for a special occasion or important date. When you go, hopefully you'll be lucky like us to meet the owner ; she is a wonderful character.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
One hour delicious lunch
We needed to impress prospects we met at a conference. Using open table I found that La Volta accepted reservations and was pleasantly surprised when we were seated and waited on immediately. The waitress was very efficient and the food was delicious especially the bread. ;-)
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our group always dines at
Our group always dines at LaVolta before we go to the plays at the Duke Energy Center. Nice walk after dinner. The food is always fabulous and the service is impeccable!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have grown accustomed to getting great service and excellent food at this restaurant. Brought a friend who had not been there before and he was impressed with the lobster ravioli special. Kudos to the chef.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Italian food. Great menu & drink menu. You can go wrong here!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We booked a party of ten for a dual birthday dinner on a busy Saturday night, and upon our arrival they had put us in a private room with a beautiful view of Fayetteville St. Mia was our server, and she was so attentive and fun! The manager even came over to wish us happy birthday and really made an impression. We will definitely return.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I had dinner at La Volta on 11/21/13 and were blown away! Our waiter, Bennett, totally made the night! He was incredibly knowledgable and entertaining and had the BEST recommendations! I had the Osso Bucco and it. was. amazing!!!! My husband had the meat lasagna and that was also the best lasagna I've had in a long time! The wine was wonderful :-) And...the best part...? The CANNOLI!!!!
They had live music (a cute little older man playing the keyboard and singing) which was nice, but the volume was a bit too loud for us (we could hardly hear our waiter!).
We will definitely be recommending this restaurant to our friends and we will be visiting it again!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as always! Dinner
Excellent as always! Dinner before the theater for our group of 9 went smoothly with great service from Bennett!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM