Volare Italian Restaurant
Volare Italian Restaurant

Volare Italian Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.volare-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5028944446x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Joshua D. Moore
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Your event. Your vision. Our pleasure.
  • Private Party Contact: Kim Davis 5028944446x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jane Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complementary Valet Parking addition to parking lot and street parking.
A word from Volare Italian Restaurant
Discover and savor Italian at its finest!

Whether you choose to dine in our main dining area, year-round patio, or private dining facility; Volare boasts an intimate and beautiful setting.

Come experience the ultimate in entertaining… a special occasion at Volare. Inspired cuisine, beautiful surroundings and impeccable service are the hallmarks of a great event. You deserve nothing less, and we promise even more.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Volare Italian Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (83)romantic (71)fit for foodies (53)neighborhood gem (53)notable wine list (53)great for outdoor dining (20)hot spot (19)good for groups (18)vibrant bar scene (16)scenic view (5)late-night find (5)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • First timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Although my wife had dined here before, this was my first visit to Volare. I loved that I could make a reservation online and I mentioned in the notes that it was our wedding anniversary. Our dinner was spectacular and the service was exceptional. Our server surprised us with a complimentary dessert to celebrate our anniversary, even though we had declined ordering dessert, because we were full. We found room for the dessert and it was delicious!! Will visit again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deliciousness!
    Hometowngal
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    As always Volare is one of Louisville's best! All dishes ordered were perfect. My daughter and I started with the heirloom tomato salad with balsamic vinegarette. Just wonderful. Tomatoes were grown in the chefs own garden. Highly recommend the steaks, lasagna, chicken Parmesan and vodka ravioli. We were celebrating a birthday so our server offered up a Tiramisu dessert. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable experience
    DaveNDiana
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I had reservations so when we arrived they were quick to greet us and made us feel important. After we sat on the patio it seemed as they forgot us for a few moments then someone (not our waiter) came out and said our waiter will be right with you he was busy with another table but there was only 3 tables in the dinning room, so I can only assume he was the only one on duty. He did arrive within a few minutes and was very good, attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. I would recommend this restaurant because its not the chain type it offers so much more for your experience. My date and I were not rushed. The food is a bit pricey our bill was $118.00 for the two of us (without tip) but on a special occasion I would be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressed
    iknowgoodfood
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Everything about this meal was top notch. The garlic infused oil on the bread was a nice touch. My salad was very flavorful. My entrée, now, that was one of the best dishes I have ever had. The chicken Saltimbocca was tender, juicy and bursting with flavor. All the side dishes were also delicious. I even loved the beats. I don't think anything on that plate could have been prepared better. The dessert and coffee were also very tasty. I have eaten at a lot of great Louisville restaurants, and I now think I have a new favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was okay
    LauraB
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    For as much as we paid for the food (which I'm assuming was because of the atmosphere), the service wasn't that great. The waiters weren't very attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome food & spectacular service
    Benj
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was wonderful and the service was amazing. The waiter was able to help us select a wine that satisfied everyone and helped make the perfect decision for entrees.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    KandJfromIndy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The service, the food, the hospitality, really the whole vibe about this place, is why my wife and I make it a must when we go to Louisville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Louisville Favorite!
    Cragking
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was only our second visit but everything was perfect, again: food, service, ambiance, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    Artimus
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    For my first visit I was given a gift certificate , but the food and service are so good I keep going back. I wish I would have tried this place sooner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Profess2U
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Wonderfully prepared Italian dishes, the veal limone was excellent and tender, wine list top rate.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Poor Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were a table of three. We made advance reservations through OpenTable and were seated imediately upon arrival. That was the high point of the experience. The appetizer was a Clam Casino dish that was nothing but bread Crumbs and Clam Shells. I took one and broke up the bread crumbs trying to find a clam, but could not. Of the three entrees, my daughter ordered the Risotto, my wife a pasta dish, and I ordered the braised lamb breast. The risotta was definitely the best dish, as it actually had some flavor and was cooked nicely but nothing that made me want to come back for. My wife's pasta was so bland it was not edible. My braised lamb was so sweet, I thought I put a spoonful of bad pudding in my mouth.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place was great
    SharReview
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Top notch experience all around and not too incredibly pricey. Staff was one of the best I have seen.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner!
    VisitorRP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Was visiting Louisville and went to Volare for anniversary dinner, based on reviews found online. Wanted a good restaurant for a quiet, special evening dinner. Volare is in a quiet neighborhood in Northeast Louisville. They recently celebrated their 10th anniversary in business. The atmosphere, service, and food were all excellent. The menu is Italian, and they had a great selection of wines, spirits, appetizers, soups/salads, entrees, and deserts. Our primary server was knowledgable and made great recommendation for wine to go with our meals. Several other people were attentive to keeping our water glasses filled, removing plates, etc. without being overbearing. It was a great experience overall. We highly recommend Volare!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Italian Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Was in town for convention. Was recommended by locals. It was a great find.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was amazing! The service was great! The atmosphere was perfect for a ladies night out!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would go back!
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Was up there for the weekend and needed a good place to eat. The service was great-was welcomed by the manager and seated in a promptly manner. Food was amazing! The atmosphere is great for a date night or a group outing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Volare - anniversary dinner
    Butch
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Reception, from Valet to Hostess to Staff was notable and appreciated. Timely but not 'hurried' food service allowing enjoyment of the ambience and time to reflect on a busy week of activities -- both personal and professional. We'd do it all over again! Great job Volare!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Fantastic as always Never disappoints in service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DoughtyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It was absolutely outstanding. Everyone at our table raved about their food....and the music really made it a place we want to return to...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Lousy Hostess
    SCopra
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Was in town for the PGA Championship and knew off the beaten path type places would be better due to high volume of people looking for good food would be preferred. Never disappointed with their food but the hostess was young and acted liked we were a very big inconvenience to her. Told us three times our table was only waiting to be set. 30 minutes later after several people ahead of us complained to her the manager came in and took control and we were seated and taken very good care of. She needs to get her attitudes adjusted as she acts like she is better than everyone at the ripe old age of maybe 22 yrs old?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all around
    Phishfood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went there for a birthday dinner and were more than pleasantly surprised. Great atmosphere and noise level, even with a jazz duo playing. Drinks were great and the food was top notch. Scallop appetizer was cooked perfectly, and hands down the best risotto I've ever had. Lots of great options and specials. I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian
    Vinny
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Attended the PGA and found a hole-in-one at Volare. The veal Limon (Picatta) was the best I have had outside of NYC. The app, salad and entree were all knock-outs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not just a normal Italian Resturant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    First visit here and was an enjoyable one. Food was excellent and service was spot on. Will return again!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walter
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My two friends and I were in town for the PGA tournament and found this restaurant online. Reservations at 9:00, were promptly seated and drinks ordered. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable and made menu suggestions. I ordered Ceasar salad which was very good and the Osso Bucco was awesome. My friends both got the Veal Marsala and thought it was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. When in Louisville again I will make sure this my first stop.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    pgadiner
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    had dinner here on 8.5.14. Service was good however there was a long wait for our dinner after our salads. the restaurant was busy but there was no wait. Food was very good the lasagna was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent menu choices
    heartyjan
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The fresh produce from the chef's garden was a very special touch to my dinner. We were surprised to find this restaurant open on Monday, since that is traditionally a night off for fine dining staff. When we arrived, we found the restaurant almost full (a good thing we had reservations!) Celebratory dinners don't always conveniently fall Tuesday thru Saturday! We appreciated being able to experience this gem on a non-traditional night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Italian!
    cdphrekr
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This was my fourth visit here, and I have to day that I have never been disappointed. I had the lamb shank with risotto this time, and it was so tender that it fell off the bone! Service is usually excellent, but I did have to wait a while for water sometimes. Overall, I would definitely go back and recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECTION
    perfection
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was my first time dining at Volare and I will have to say that was the best restaurant experience I have had in quite a while. Our server was fantastic. We sat on their lovely outdoor patio whose ambience is just fantastic. The food was perfect. We started with the sausage and peppers and then had the osso buco and the chicken marsala. To say it was really good is an understatement. The restaurant is great, ambiance for my first blind date was fantastic. I highly highly highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good experience
    cjhoo99
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Just enjoyed a very nice birthday dinner at Volare. Started with the beef carpaccio, and it was very good. The accompanying arugula came with a light dressing and paired well with the beef. I got the PAPPARDELLE BOSCAIOLA, and it was also very good - as advertised, the pasta was indeed house-made and quite tasty. My wife could not decide between the marsala and the saltimbocca, and since both dishes came with 2 chicken breast, the kitchen agree to plate one of each - a very classy move on their part. Both were quite good. The dish came with polenta and broccolini and both were very notable (in a time when sides can easily be an after thought). The Tiramisu was scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    DiBB
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Brought out-of-town guest who enjoy fine dining and they said it was their best dinner out they've eve had. From the service to the unbelievable food and this happened while Master Chef Josh was away on vacation! The staff presented a perfectly timed exquisite meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebration
    Mike
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Celebrated our daughters 30th birthday with great good and service
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Made a special night spectacular
    PRhyme
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I chose Volare for a very important and special dinner with my wife and I was not disappointed... The front staff were extremely friendly and led us to the bar area while they got our table ready... The bartender was extremely friendly and personable and knowledgable about the wine list... We ordered a bottle of wine and not long after, our table was ready... Our waiter was extremely personable as well and made some suggestions, my wife ordered the sea bass and I had the chicken parmigiana... Both were absolutely delicious. After we finished dinner we went back into the bar for dessert... Also amazing... If you are looking for a truly memorable high end dining experience, look no further than Volare!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Italian
    2foodie2
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Been to Italy 4 times This is authentic great food. Became a little loud to easily carry on table conversation about 7:15
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tomato salad
    luvtheville
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The tomato salad was delicious. We had excellent service and, our waiter had good knowledge of the menu and specials . Great presentation of each dish brought to our table. Would definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat slowly
    Yum123
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our meal was so delicious, we ate super slowly b/c we didn't want it to be over. Salad was amazing. Entres were out of this world. Dessert... I can't even talk about it because it was so good. Our server brought us wine recommended by the bar manager to go with our meals. Absolutely the perfect anniversary spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lee
    FoodLover97
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Very good experience overall. Service was kind, music was nice, dinner was delicious, and the tiramisu was awesome! Seeing as I am a teenager, it was wonderful to get equal service as compared to other diners. Most places when they see teenagers they give horrid service, but that did not happen at all at Volare. I would definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • only gets better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Each time we visit our horses in the area, Volare's is a must stop. Great food/service and atmosphere. Congrats again on a job well done, no I mean "medium" :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular
    kaysrn
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Salad special was from chef's garden. Tomatoes and vinaigrette divine. My vitello saltimboca melt in your mouth. Dessert was a work of artistry. Would not change a thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service
    BruP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had the baked clams, wedge salad, and veal saltimbocca. My fiance had the caprese salad and the ravioli. All of our food was great and our waitress was very friendly. There was a live singer setting the mood, and the ambience was romantic. Been there many times and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True Italian!
    TripleJ
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a very relaxing evening. The food and service were top notch. There was live music in the bar area. Our waiter made sure everything was perfect. A great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.