Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Volare West

  • Online Reservations

Volare West
Volare West

Volare West Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://volarerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (630) 495-0200
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Everyday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Bar: Everyday: 11:00am-12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian
  • Executive Chef: Matteo Lo Bianco
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Full catering & delivery menu available
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Check our website, Facebook page, or Twitter page for special events, wine dinners, etc.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old 22nd Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available Friday-Saturday, $3.00
A word from Volare West
Upscale Italian dining.
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Diner Reviews
  • "We were seated at a small table up against a wall right by the kitchen entrance next to a large party who got all the attention. We had 2 waiters that each saw us 1 time only and we were not asked how our food was until we had finished and waiting for the check. Overall poor dining experience"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I have never been to this restaurant but selected it based on location. It was a perfect distance for our friends that we coming from Berwyn and the another from Roselle. Both parties were surprising pleased by the food, entertainment, service, and environment. Our waiter was attentive to our needs and we enjoyed the evening immensely."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Love the menu great variety, not your typical, the food was deliciouus. Great service, love sitting outside"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I will be back. The service was very nice and patient. it was 3 friends catching up and as usual we closed the place. We will be back"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I go here often for a meal. Service is top notch and food is also, with one exception. The appetizer pizza is mediocre at best. I would have not expected this to be the case at Volare. The chefs consistently do an excellent job. The second one I ever had was last night. The pizza was luke warm when served and without much flavor. It was cheese and prosciutto. The first was about a month ago. That one was served undercooked and the dough was soggy. But I believe all restaurants get a second chance with any dish so that's why I gave the pizza option another shot last night. Take my advice. Save your money. Order something else."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal and a romantic dinner. The wine list was exceptional. We will definatly be back. I enjoyed the linguine w clams and our waiter was very attentive to our needs."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Waitress recommended we have the grouper so we ordered it. Waitress came back way later and said they were out. She and another waiter came back and recommended the sea bass. We went with that. After quite a while they too came back and told us they were out. Anyways this went one again total 3-times. We ended up ordering things we didn't want and waiting an additional 2hr 15mins. The entire time we spent there was over 3-hrs. Btw we ordered ay 6:45pm, so it was early and total 10 people in entire restaurant. (Not 10-tables) just people, and no one outside.. We had a party of 6. We will not be back. Way too many good restaurants’s to go to. The whole staff could not have had any training; we can't believe this place will last."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Good spot. The food is good and our server was good."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Very fresh and tasty food well prepared and beautifully served"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and atmosphere very much. The service was good and friendly. The items on the menu are not inexpensive, but for a nice meal or a special occasion it is worth it."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "A good choice before or after a show at Drury Lane. You'll find great Italian dishes, plus a nice array of less ethnic dishes. Great desserts, too!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Volare is great for any type of occasion. We went for dinner. Their food is superb!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The best part of the meal was the appetizer. The food is expensive and not bad. Overall disappointed."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Ambiance is wonderful! We only had 9 people for this birthday dinner...last time it was 20 people and yet the service was 20 times better LAST time. Our server was good, but the kitchen definitely let him down and the place was only 1/2 full! Drinks and appetizers arrived in a reasonable timeframe but about 10 minutes after those dishes were cleared, our server informed us our meal would be a "bit" longer. What we didn't expect was to wait another 30 MINUTES for dinner. Lastly, as I first mentioned...we were here for a birthday. You can imagine the disappointment when my boyfriend's birthday dessert never showed but the check did. We had ordered it during that 30 minute break so you would think there was plenty of time to arrange it."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I don't eat Italian out. Most often it is disappointing "Americanized" Italian food. But finally here is one of a very few and in the suburbs too! Excellent food, great service, nice place."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I took my Mom for dinner before Drury Lane performance. First time dining here. We dined early and it wasn't crowded. Our server and the owner (I assume) were very attentive. Tried the beet, tomato, burrata salad...very good. I had half order of black spaghetti with seafood ....very good and Mom enjoyed the cannelloni. Dessert presentation was adorable in single size Mason jars and all most people really want in terms of portion. Would definitely go back. Extensive menu and lots of other things to try."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We have been going to Volare's two locations for years. The food and service were as outstanding, as always. We were seated in a room next to a business meeting that was very distracting and very loud. It did not sour us on one of our favorite restaurants, but it was unusual."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The house special salad was excellent. The rest of the meal was just average in our book. Tried the Veal, portion was small and well done. Nothing special there. The lasagna was also good Never got the minestroone I ordered. The place was busy on Fathers day. The service was slow and spotty. May have soured our experience. The Bread was a bit on the dense side. Maybe just not to my taste. A bit disappointed given the excellent rating on Opentable."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We asked for stuff to b made off menu and they made it excellent the chief was in a good mood"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I love a good lasagna,but this was the worst lasagna I ever had. We had 2 orders at our table,I could only eat less than a quarter of it. It was so thick with a very strong tasting cheese. They said it was mozzarella ,but it didn't taste that was to me."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "8 of us went out for my birthday and totally enjoyed our meals and the wine was terrific. Our server was very attentive so the entire outing was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "One of my favorite Italian restaurants. Extensive menu. Portions are appropriately sized. Not overwhelming."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Great food, great staff, fantastic outdoor seating. Will definitely go back and will absolutely recommend to others. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I loved everything about it! Loved the round table, and the ambience. Staff was phenomenal! Friendly and knowledge, very attentive. Unique specials, great variety. Food selections put together with thought, making them exquisite! When we were leaving, we saw that they even have outdoor seating! I'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "this spot is my boss's favorite Italian restaurant. The recipes remind her of her mother's cooking. I brought a friend to celebrate his birthday and thought he would enjoy the experience. The food is what I call hearty southern Italian and very reliable in quality and generous in quantity."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This is our favorite place and we go there at least once a month. Food is delicious and I always get a "made to order" meal since they know us so well. Last time I asked for a "mostly vegetable and some rice or pasta dish". The chef brought out the most eye-appealing and taste bud appealing platter or grilled veggies (asparagus, three colors of cauliflower, zucchini, squash, butternut squash, and eggplant with a pest dipping sauce. Amazing."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Went there last SUNDAY. Food, ambiance (outside dining), and service were outstanding. Out waiter was new on the job, but had command of the menu was VERY engaging. Our party of four were all very pleased. I will be back very soon. Good job go everyone!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We were looking for a nice place to have dinner with friends last minute on a Saturday night. The reservation was honored on time, the restaurant was not busy when we were seated. Within half an hour, the entire restaurant was full. We enjoyed everything about our dinner. The wine, appetizers, and entree's. Our friends love Italian food, and they raved about their food. That certainly made us happy. The service was fine. We would return when the weather is nice and we can sit outside."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We've been here more than once. The food is absolutely delicious and the service impeccable. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The only complaint: having a reservation with anticipation still we had to wait longer than expected. The girl at the front, was busy trying to put everybody in place but apparently forgot or did not know about the reservations made through the internet. Suggestion: try your best the training of the girls at the front desk. Ambient, food, wine and service was good. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I haven't been to Volare in awhile but I took my family for mothers day and it was awful. I get the same dish every time I go and the portion was about half the size as usual but same price? My wife took 3 bites of her food and hated the taste. My dad said his chicken parmesan tasted like cardboard. My son's pizza was so thin and the dough was probably raw. I asked for side dish of fettucini alfredo for my other son and they charged me 17$. I paid my $200 tab and left and didn't complain to anyone at the restaurant because we waited about 50 minutes for the food so I wasn't going to wait for them to cook the food correctly. Don't waste your money. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I made reservations for Mother's Day for a group of nine. We have people with different food restrictions and was upset to find that there was a four course set menu. I did not see this stated on their website. I specifically chose this restaurant for the variety on the menu so everyone would be able to find something. The server was as accommodating as possible but told us there is only so much he can do since this is what is on the menu today. Food was good but it took forever for our food to come out and with two children ages 4 and 2 a two and a half hour lunch was way too long. Also their was some type of short in lighting. The lights kept on flickering then going dim, then super bright. It was a little annoying."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have been here dozens of times and always have an excellent prepared dish. The service is always very good. Highly recommend Volare's and they will make you any version of any dish even if not on menu."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I hosed a small business group for dinner. the noise level was moderae, allowing everyone to talk and listen without shouting. Food was excellent, as was the service."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Items found on this menu are hard to find. The squid ink pasta was perfect! Our meal was enjoyable from the time we stepped in the front door until we left. The food, service, wine and company could not have been better!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Excellent food, beyond excellent service, every one was very friendly and manager came to say hi. The food is the best Italian food in my area, the spaghetti bolognese was perfect and I will definitely be going back. Thank you."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Wonderful Service and great Lasagna! Went earlier to avoid crowds and enjoyed that it was not noisy so we could talk to each other without yelling. All this and it was still a well packed house, even early. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We came here on recommendation that the food rivals Spiaggia. The Gnocchi were indeed very good, but they could use a bit more variation on the plate. I would not call it fine dining, but a step up from what you expect at Maggiano's. The atmosphere was very loud and not a great environment if you want to chat. Our server was friendly, but I found it odd that we were charged twice for our Chicken Marsala than what was indicated on the menu. Turns out they gave us the lunch menu initially and charged us the dinner price with the phrase "well, you also got twice the food." So we did not come here to get a lot of food, but good food. I would have expected them to live up to their mistake. Not a big deal, but it just makes you think. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We went in a group of 8 and had great service. Food was very good. Loved that the dessert choices were small and in single servings. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We were looking for a restaurant in the Oak Brook area as a halfway point to meet our friends who live in Oak Park. Neither couple was familiar with Volare and we both love Italian food. We were not disappointed. Our table was ready for us when we arrived on Saturday night at 6:00. Our waitress, Holly, was very friendly and helpful with the menu. She made an excellent veal porterhouse recommendation for my husband and I enjoyed veal marsala. Neither of these dishes were on the menu, but were easily accommodated. Our friends had veal lemone and chicken Parmesan. High compliments from both. As the night progressed the restaurant became very crowded and although the noise level increased, we could still easily enjoy our conversation."
    Dined on 4/26/2014