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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Volare Italian Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
137 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (100)romantic (81)fit for foodies (64)neighborhood gem (64)notable wine list (60)hot spot (27)vibrant bar scene (23)great for outdoor dining (20)good for groups (19)late-night find (7)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    Coconnor
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    sully
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was great and it makes for an enjoyable evening with friends is a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • 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.