Risotto HeavenVolare West and Volare downtown Chicago have delicious food, good service, and good ambience. The downtown location is a bit smaller but both have a great Italian flair! The west location was very busy and we had to wait 20+ minutes beyond our reservation. It was also quite loud and hard to talk over the noise. The food however was worth the wait! Our server was efficient and busy, felt a bit rushed.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMRespect the ReservationUpon arrival, the hostess was less than friendly and since we were 20 minutes early, she told us our table was not ready. After enjoying a cocktail in the lounge with the live music, I approached the hostess again at 7:30, where again she was less than friendly or apologetic and didn't even know the correct number in my party. Again she told me they didn't have a table available yet. Finally, at 8:00 I again approached the hostess desk where the manager happened to be standing and explained our situation. With that, the manager quickly ushered us to a table, apologized and was more than accomodating with the remainer of our time at the restaurant. For this reason, I would dine there again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceOutstanding waiter! Our meals were prepared wonderfully and quite delicious.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Italian Food!Love this place! Amazing food, the square noodles are to die for! Also, one of the best steaks I have ever had! Lawrence is a fabulous server and Mike, the manager, is a great guy!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time eatingThis was our first time eating at Volare. The service was excellent. In addition to the usual dishes seen at an Italian restaurant, there were some unique offerings as well. The food was delicious....Appetizer to dessert. The dining room was very vibrant. The room was full on the Saturday night we were there, however our group of six could still carry on a conversation as it was not too noisy. We look forward to returning again soon.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMStarting with Lawrence ourStarting with Lawrence our waiter the evening was magnificent. He was funny, engaging and very knowledgeable. His recommendation for the wine and our dinner choices were outstanding making for a very wonderful evening with our frineds who were here for the first time.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!I loved Volare and will return. There was nothing that I didn't like. Food, wine, service, price. All good. A very kind staff.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!We had a superb meal at Volare. The service was fabulous and every single item we ate was a "wow!" experience. The menu was exceptional and we had many items picked out already from the internet. When we got there they had 3 or 4 specials that sounded so good most of us went for them. We even had one diner (there were 8 of us) who wanted a pasta dish but was indecisive. The waiter had the chef make a special dish based on what she told him she wanted.
Good wine list as well. The Belle Glos Pinot (2011) was an excellent choice for the price which was NOT marked up as much as most places.
The 8 of us were just visiting and we all said we wish we were staying another night so we could go back. It was simply great. Don't miss it.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent serverWe had an excellent server named Eric. The food was fantastic, as was the service. On member of our party had a special God Pinot Grigio that was excellent. Would recommend for "foodies", and regular diners. Also enjoyed the way dessert was shared, individual portions could be shared easily. We ate in the dining room, did not see the bar area.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best seafood pastaOne of the best seafood pasta dishes I ever had. Not over sauced and pasta oerfectly cooked.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVolare always accommodatesVolare always accommodates and food is fresh and tasty. Their lasagna is fantastic. Kudos to the wait staff!.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM