Volare Italian Restaurant
Volare Italian Restaurant

Volare Italian Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.volare-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: (502) 894-4446
  • 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Volare Italian Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
136 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (102)romantic (79)fit for foodies (75)neighborhood gem (71)notable wine list (56)hot spot (29)vibrant bar scene (26)good for groups (23)great for outdoor dining (14)late-night find (8)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Free valet, super nice service, and great food. The pork special was great and the cabbage side was super delicious. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    Goodstuff
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Sea bass on special was delicious, although a bit pricey for the portion size. Never had a bad meal here.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Dwight
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We were seated promptly for our 630pm reservation, but we didn't eat until 1.5 hrs later. The food was exceptional, but the service was very slow. We sat at 630pm, we were served Bread and Drinks at 7pm, and ate between 8-830 pm. very Slow
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always dependable
    fromLouisvilleVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Had a fantastic warm, comforting meal here on an unseasonably cold night. Excellent food preparation, and our server was efficient without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our "go to" place
    dinerssix
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This is the place we come to celebrate birthdays, Mothers Day or any special occasion. We can honestly say we've never had a bad meal here! Service is good, and dining is gracious. The bar has great quick plates too, if a game or movie is in the offing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good/service not
    Review
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I always enoy this restaurant and eat here regularly. The food is excellent. On this trip, I had one of the rudest wait staff it has ever been my experience to deal with. I'll give it one more try but if this repeats, there are too many other great restaurants in Louisville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good Italian fare
    WDactor
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    A fine Italian restaurant, and locally owned and operated. Volare should be at the top of everyone's list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a wedding dinner
    jen1362
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband & I got married and since the reception was the next day, we opted for a quiet dinner with just the two of us at Volare's. It was a lovely dinner and the bonus was that we had a live jazz band playing softly in the corner. The food was awesome and the service was good. It was a bit difficult to see the menu due to the very low lighting but otherwise, we had no complaints. We didn't look out of place in our wedding attire and could make a reservation on-line which was honored immediately upon entrance. The food was spectacular and the wine choice was also quite good. It's one of my favorite places. A foodie go-to spot but not pretentious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Volare's reive by Chef Rob
    BigSkyRob
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    All was great with the exception we were seated in the exterior overflow. I didn't do coat and tie to be placed on the porch. My friends didn't care but I don't like next to the street watching the valet smoking. There were empty tables inside. We were the only table on the 'porch' for an hour till the inside was full. Maybe we didn't fit the part to be seated indoors, we only have combined income of .35 mil a year. Might be whining, just my thoughts. The service and food were impeccable.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    NOLAchick
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Enjoyed Volare twice within one week. A co-worker recommended it and must say a great one. The food is superb, service too. It will be a favorite in Louisville
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Class Evening
    B101
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Wonderful experience. Food was excellent, energetic atmosphere but not too noisy, good service. It is clear that attention to detail is a priority.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 Times a charm
    Balchowsky
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I go to Louisville once a year for the outdoor Expo and stumbled on this restaurant through open table. Last year me and my team went, and it is in my top 3 restaurants ever. The food is amazing, and wine is excellent. Can't wait for next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Restaurant
    ashl
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The service, food, and ambiance were absolutely outstanding at this restaurant. We were from out of town and looking for a nice quiet dinner and this turned out to be the perfect place! Will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • W-O-W!!!!!
    NewToLou
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We went for my aunt's birthday. This was our first visit to this restaurant. The food and service did not meet our expectations, did not exceed our expectations, they WOWED US!!! I have finally found my 'go to' special occasion restaurant in Louisville!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fine dining experience
    WDactor
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We needed a place to take some very special guests, and Volare was the obvious answer. All were delighted with the fine food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    Arod
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our experience was perfect. Only waited a couple minutes past the reservation time. Food and especially the desserts were wonderful. Could tell everything was super fresh. The wine list was impressive as well. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Excellent Italian food with local flair. Not sure why I haven't tried this sooner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Datenite
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    From the time we got there it was a lovely experience. The complementary valet from the start had us hooked.The hostesses were very sweet and the server was very courteous. Overall delicious food and wonderful experience highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    From the valet parking, to the warm greeting, to the impeccable service, our experience at Volare was first class. As always, chef Josh did an outstanding job on the presentation and phenomenal taste of all food items we ordered. Our server was always attentive and all wait staff did a nice job "tag-teaming" to make our evening a memorable night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary by dinning here. We loved it!!! It is a restaurant that we will definitely dine again when we want to have a date night away from the kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    fassnaha
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Loved the food, our waiter was awesome! Great date night restaurant. It was a bit loud for our taste, but the food and our waiter made it to where I am sure that we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Wait staff was very attentive & polite. Food was wonderful & the Chianti was great. Will definitely return to this establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed, But May Try Again
    JakeT
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Expectations were high...some of which were created by an overly enthusiastic waiter "the duck is the best in town" and "the salmon is incredible" (sadly, neither were), but the calamari was delicious, the dessert very pleasing and the ambiance enjoyable, but we came to eat. The salads and the main course were just ordinary, the wine list interesting, but limited. We may return, but we will stick to the traditional Italian entrees. The salmon was over the top salty and the duck was dried out and served with an overly sweet sauce, apparently to compensate for the overcooked thigh and leg combo (2x) represented as a "half duck"...not my idea of an accurate description.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Italian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was delicious, start to finish. I split the wedge salad with wife, she had chicken risotto, I had duck & butternut squash ravioli, and we split tiramisu. The portions were such that 1/3 of the entree was to go. Had real flowers decorating the table and decorating the dessert. They take pride in the presentation of the meals. The casual environment prevents it from feeling pretentious. Huge bourbon offering. Will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovestotravel
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Delightful & knowledgeable wait staff - wonderful service! Food was the very best & this restaurant a great find!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    CoconnorVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Valet parking! Whoo Hoo! The service was EXCELLENT even with a packed restaurant. We visited on a Friday night. The bar was packed, the restaurant was full and the wait staff were as cool as cucumbers. I had the Risotto with Chicken and it was delicious. The risotto was al dente yet creamy, the chicken was flavorful. My husband had the roast duck -crispy skin, tender meat- there wasn't a morsel left on his plate. The kale salad (picked fresh from the chef's garden) was hearty - hunks of prosciutto, thinly sliced onions and dressed with a stone ground mustard vinaigrette. In a town with great dining options, there are surprisingly few good Italian choices. Volare is on our list for sure. It took us a while to get here but we will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    INMike
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Enjoyed dinner at Volare' very much. Meal was truly one of the best we've experienced for quite some time. Service was also exceptional. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a nice Italian restaurant in the Louiville area.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Volare,Louisville
    Dennis
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Traveled to Louisville on business and looked for a highly regarded Italian restaurant. Volare received good reviews, and the menu looked interesting. Arrived, valet parking as the parking lot is small and there is little parking on the street. Very helpful. Inside, nice looking, decided to sit at the bar. Bartender's service was great...chose the bolgnese..it was disappointing. Not bad, just kind of bland..pasta was well cooked. Service was great, nice atmosphere, disappointing meal
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good italian, semi fine dining experience
    Jason
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Took some coworkers here after work. Was wearing khakis and a polo but didn't feel too underdressed. Wait staff was excellent and the food was great all around. Salad/Entree/Dessert and wine were all good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true "Gem"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The waitress, chef and all the staff, did a fantastic job; even though it could have been considered an "off night" (Monday). I would highly recommend it to all who are looking for fine dining. Even more so for those who enjoy an eclectic neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy
    Caremomster
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Neither of us had been and both very delighted with the experience. Atmosphere was perfect with the live music that was not too much. The food and drinks were delicious. We will definitely go back and recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    outonthetown
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I were there for our anniversary. Both the person at the door and our waiter congratulated us. The staff was just great. Very friendly and attentive. The place was just perfect as well. Even though it was very full, you didn't feel like it was that way. We could carry on our conversations without being part of the next table. The food was also very good. We had a hard time deciding from the menu. We definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    bnsears59
    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