Volare Ristorante
Volare Ristorante

Volare Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ristorantevolare.com/
  • Phone: (248) 960-7771
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Dino Grossi, Chef/Owner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chambers
  • Parking: No
A word from Volare Ristorante
Volare Ristorante is an Italian restaurant featuring Pasta, Pizza, Steaks, Chops and Seafood.
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Volare Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food4.1
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (15)special occasion (14)romantic (10)neighborhood gem (10)good for groups (9)notable wine list (9)great for outdoor dining (8)great for lunch (5)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Not That Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This restaurant has changed since it moved from the original location. It was once an Italian restaurant. The menu shown on the website still has all their traditional Italian dishes but the menu has now changed since they moved to the new location and most of the Italian selections are gone. The restaurant has now become a "yuppie" restaurant with outrageous prices. We just returned from New York and dined in many upscale restaurants which were very expensive but Volare's prices are MUCH higher for steaks and many other things. We don't mind expensive but prices in the $49 range is way too expensive for what you get.. Limited menu and few extras. Will not be going back. Also the ambiance is not very good.
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  • Always a good choice
    DesertsFirst
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Volare has always been a favorite of ours for almost 10years. Make sure to finish your night with the creme brûlée and coffee, it's the best you'll find anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MrFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Wow! Volare has always been great, but since its move to its new location across the street...it has become outstanding. Some of the best hand-cut steaks and chops anywhere, and the shrimp scampi appetizer is memorable. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not sure if we will be back...
    Natalie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were curious to try the new location as we loved the old location. The menu is significantly pared down from what it was...but there is still many great things on it. The food was still quality. The service? Poor. And when I am spending $200 plus for a dinner? I expect top notch service. I cannot eat gluten and it was clear to me the waitress was 'guessing' at what might be gluten free. Her comment to me?? 'You can eat fish, can't you'. I explained to the waitress that the Halibut Piccata would not be a good choice for me as the fish is probably breaded. It was clear she did NOT understand my request nor did she want to ask the chef. Improvements needed here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    totallyenjoyable
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Had a lovely dinner for my Birthday! My husband surprised me....everything was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Porterhouse
    meatlovers
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My husband and I shared the 42 oz. Porterhouse for two and it was the best steak we've had at a restaurant in a long time. The strip side was so tender I couldn't distinguish it from the tenderloin. It was perfectly seasoned (hard to do with such a thick cut) and the zip sauce was delicious. I did not think we would finish that much meat, but we did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous place!
    DGdg
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Violates was recommended by a friend and our group was not disappointed. The food, service and wine list are great. We even got to meet the owner Dino! Great guy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scottie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was excellent and eveyone in our party loved their choices. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Volare restaurant - Wixom MI
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Dining experience was OK. Service was attentive but inexperienced. Looked like the owner hired a lot of kids to work the restaurant. Our wine was immediately poured into the glasses, rather than allowing a taste first. There was no spacing in time between salad and entrée and I dislike that.
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  • New Volare
    Davehorn
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This used to be one of our favorite romantic, great find in Wixom. We went to the new location, and were completely underwhelmed. Service was poor, our food was undercooked, and there is no ambiance anymore. Last time going there.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Good food lousy service!
    Missy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I had been to Volare before they moved and it was excellent. This experience was not very good and with it being a relatively expensive restaurant it was very disappointing! They did not have enough wait staff and it took forever to get our waiter for drink orders/appetizer orders and the empty apetizer plates were empty for over 1/2 hour before we were able to order dinner. My filet was ordered as medium rare and I joked with the waiter that I really liked it rare but medium rare seemed to be more politically correct. He said he would make sure it was red inside. When it came it was medium well if anything. Hardly even pink inside. By the time it came everyone else was done. They should have offered desert or a drink! Lousy service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodman
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Excellent Food Limited Wine selection. We ordered two different bottles of wine from the wine menu and they were out of both of them. Excellent Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alumni Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Perfect evening out without being too over the top! Food was fabulous and the atmosphere was cozy & comfortable, love the décor. Staff was very attentive. Will definitely be back & recommend to friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could have been better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We booked our reservation at 9:30 for 2 people. The restaurant closes at 10:00. I got a phone call confirming my reservation just 2 minutes after making it. We arrived at 9:25 and were seated promptly. We immediately felt like we were intruding. It was clear the staff was unhappy with our late reservation especially the server assistant/busser. He was visibly disgruntled when he approached our table to give us water. The food was excellent and the server was very friendly but also seemed to be in a hurry. Food came out rapidly and dishes were taken away while still in use. I think if we had gone in at 7:00 this would be a much different review. Unfortunately we decided to dine late and paid the price. Again, the food was delicious.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Did not care for restaurant. Was loud on the patio, raining, road noise from traffic. Our waitress had too many tables, had to ask for a bread basket, did not offer dessert. Way overpriced for what we ordered.
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  • nice evening
    greattime
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was my first trip to Volare's. The service was great and the food was delicious. Although pricey, I would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent steak
    jrcx
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a very nice meal here. We both ordered fillets, and they were excellent ... both the quality of the meat and the preparation. Our waiter Alex was also terrific. My only non-glowing comment was that I was not impressed with the pasta selections, but that may have been a quirk of personal taste. What we did order was all very good ... salads, entrees, and desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inviting,good food
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food and service very good. Prices a bit high. Expected more dishes withing $25 range, but that did not appear so.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the same
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We went several times to the old Volare. It was a nice, small restaurant with great food and very unique. Everyone always commented about how cool their bronze menu's were. We returned to the new Volare this past week and were surprised to see a much smaller selection on the menu and the bronze replaced with plain paper menus. I was disappointed to see several of my favorite dishes were now missing. We ordered and our appetizer came out quickly, calamari, and it was cooked perfectly. However, when our entrees arrived, we knew things were not the same. My wife's spinach pasta was very bland and my seafood linguine was very dry. The chef quickly added flavor to my wife's meal but we will not be back. Why change a winning formula?
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  • Still good after the move
    AnitableVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We hoped that the change of location wouldn't adversely affect the quality of the food, service, and ambience that we always rated so highly. The excellent meal we enjoyed proved that kitchen staff still takes the same professional care. Our server, whom we recognized, was still as pleasant and attentive as before. The ambience has changed: It is now more casual. We would not feel the need to "dress up". The dining room lacks sound absorbing features and might be quite noisy later in the evening when it gets busy. We could hear voices and preparation sounds coming from the bar, even though we were seated a distance away. The new outdoor dining area may tempt us next spring. Because the food is still the best feature, we will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beautiful "new" Volare
    Spartans
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The new location is lovely and the food and service never dissapoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem of Wixom
    lehighwiz
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This restaurant is a must if you are seeking outstanding Italian cuisine. The new location is nicely done and prices are fair for the quality of food provided.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Not as good, not even close.
    exfanVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I waited for Volare to come back. They were a driving force in the Italian Steakhouse genre in the Detroit area. I'm sorry, but today my veal chop was a charred steamed piece of overdone miscellaneous meat I watched the water gather at the bottom of my plate. I was charged $7.00 for a side of pasta and when I asked if I could substitute pasta for the potatoes. No one said that I couldn't . The added unwanted balls of roasted potatoes sucked. I should have some control when I spend $50 for an entree... ir $100 per person...
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 375 reviews are from the Volare Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Great night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere as 6 of us had a magnificent evening! The steaks are fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It took over 40 minutes for
    Dusty
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It took over 40 minutes for our main course to arrive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Volare doesn't disappoint
    Andrea
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This is the third time I have been to the restaurant and the second time for valentines day. Their everyday menu is excellent with high regards to the risotto and of course the filet. Valentines day does have a smaller menu but it has a little something for everyone. The wine menu is to die for and the servers truly know what to recommend. The service was spot on and the price even though represents fine dining, it was a good price.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't waste your monry
    Patsquared
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went on Valentines Day 2014. Made reservations well in advance. Didn't get seated until half hour after the reservation time. Bartender ignored us while we were waiting for our table. When we finally got her attention she was clearly annoyed. My boyfriend asked for sparkling water and she brought tap. When we were finally seated it took almost 10 minutes for someone to asked if we were being helped. When the manager finally assigned a waiter to our table, the waiter was confused and flustered as he didn't expect to be waiting on us. The food was good but for the money, you can get much better service elsewhere.
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  • Great food... for a high price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The atmosphere at the restaurant is alluring and inviting. Our service was a bit slow (went on Valentine's day so it was very busy). They seemed to be understaffed and our waitress rarely checked on us. When she did so, she was courteous and helpful. The food was very good, but definitely overpriced. I didn't mind paying that much for the food because it was quite good and the restaurant has a good atmosphere, but I don't think I'd return. If I pay $45.00 for pasta, I want to be "wowed" by it and it just wasn't quite there.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster linguine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My entree was delicious but too much hot red pepper, my mouth was on fire!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid Justin
    BigLou
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I am a regular at Volare. Everything is always outstanding until now. Do yourself a favor and ask not to have Justin as your server. He is slow, not good. Again the restaurant is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - But Very Quite
    VandyVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The food is some of the best I have eaten in metro Detroit. The atmosphere is very quite though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Volare
    SLOWRYVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Great spot for corporate or group dinners. Excellent Zip Sauce!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Volare, oh oh
    LARRYR51
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Great restaurant with AMAZING food. Dino and his staff do an unbelievable job at a reasonable price. Service, food quality and staff are second to none! I do a LOT of entertaining for my job, so needless to say, when I go out personally, my expectations are high as are my want for a carefree, excellent dining experience. I moved to Chicago a few years ago and STILL make trips back to dine at Volare...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent overall considering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Excellent overall considering it was new years eve. Very busy and loud. Seated within 10 mins of revs. Excellent service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Dinner
    pjboardin
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had a reservation for 6 people on New Year's Eve. We were seated within 10 minutes of our reservation. Our waiter seemed to be new and had a very laid back approach, which we didn't mind, but I think some people might. All 6 of our dishes were fantastic. My wife and I had the filet, which was slightly over-cooked for medium, but still tasted amazing. They really packed it in at the restaurant, so it felt a little crowded, but otherwise was a good evening.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed with the food
    Christa
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    The bread was good, the wine as well, so was the guacamole that came with the rather bland seared tuna. The minestrone had too much salt, the pizza had something sweet on it and the dough was also sweet. We thought we give the dessert a try with a tiramisu. The first bite good but then it became blah. Espresso was luke warm.
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  • Average
    Andra
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    We love Italian food and as Italian restaurants go this place is average. I do think they are way over priced for what they offer. This is the third time we have given Volare a try and we have not been impressed by the service or food. Seven for dinner and are bill was almost 300.00 no drinks we ordered. I think we can cross this place off our list.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Atmosphere Lacks, Food is Good
    Redwing
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    The food is quite good but we went for our anniversary and Volare does not have the atmosphere for a special occasion. It is pretty but quite casual for the prices they charge. For that kind of money, I would expect a something more elegant. They even had to dim the lights above us, it was so bright it felt like we were at a casual lunch. Service was excellent. Tiramisu was recommended and we sent it back (never had to do that). It didn't taste authentic, it was booze soaked. We tried to spumoni and it was out of this world. My father is 100% Italian and I plan on bringing him here just for the spumoni.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Filet I have ever had,
    Volare
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Best Filet I have ever had, the zip sauce is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    I would highly recommend this place for special occasions. Food was great. The server was the best we have had in YEARS. It was worth the price. We were a party of eight and all of us were extremely pleased.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.