Volanti Restaurant & Lounge

4.6
522 Reviews
$30 and under
Continental
Parties of 8 or more please call to book your reservation.
Lead by Chef Pedro Loza, Volanti Restaurant at the newly built Scottsdale Airport serves a classic menu with a global cuisine focus. Volanti, nestled on the runway offers unbeatable views of the McDowell Mountains and city below. Next to the restaurant Volanti hosts The Venue a 4000 sq foot event space. The Venue can accommodate any event, from 50 to 350 guests, and boasts state of the art audio/visual tech, as well as ample parking.

Our Hangar Events team manages every aspect of event planning, bringing a personal touch to every event. We maintain partnerships with privately owned hangars in order to offer our clients the highest-end opportunities that the Scottsdale Airport offers.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 522 people are saying
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vipjonf
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our most favorite places in Scottsdale. Beautiful views and outstanding service.

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RyanP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I guess you pay the prices to be able to watch airplanes take off because the food was not good at all.

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WILLMD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This place

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Melanie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a good go to spot. It has good food, service, and a great view of the mountains and planes! It is fun to watch the planes take off. Great view of the McDowell Mountains

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ArnoldS
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience, a little bit pricey but to me well worth it

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vipAudi
Greensboro
101 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good lunch options & excellent service.

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mattheww
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite places. Great food, service and one the best views

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ShannonM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

We were excited to try out this restaurant for the first time but we’re extremely disappointed with the service. We had a 6PM reservation and our food didn’t arrive until 7:30PM and half our drinks came out wrong while waiting for our food. I know restaurants are struggling for staff but the average entree is $40-$50+ for dinner so the lack of service didn’t warrant the price. They did comp dessert to apologize for the long wait. We will try again but probably for happy hour vs dinner.

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JacobE
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall it’s a very cool location. Obviously sitting on the patio can be loud since jet engines aren’t known for discretion. The food was pretty good however the lobster in the lobster Mac and cheese could have been better. The service was great and it has a very upscale feel which the prices match.

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susieonshea
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ended up just doing happy hour and we sat outside. It was wonderful. Can’t wait to return

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ErinH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, excellent service and tasty food! My son loved watching the planes.

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vipJacqueS
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great table on patio. Didn’t need misters on at 7pm but it was great food and néw menu is good. The sweet corn avocado toast is delicious and the short rib is to die for! Thank you!

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vipPamela787
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu! The short ribs were outstanding.
Wish happy hour was a bit longer though. My favorite place to come hang out. 😊

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WilliamB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are visiting family in Scottsdale and were so lucky to find this gem. Everything was outstanding!

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GregF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Service and music was great! Loved the avocado toast and flourless cake.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Really upset that the menu has changed the food is definitely not as good… Drinks were not good as well.. really bummed because we brought out of town guest and we usually love their food and drinks

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TimS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place! Food was delicious, excellent service and the atmosphere is amazing!

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Tried the Restaraunt Week Tasting menu, the Tuna Tartare and Street Corn Avocado Toast appetizers were an excellent blend of flavors and textures, and are on my “must try” list when I refer friends there.
The entree courses for our table were the Caramelized Scallops and the Korean Short Rib. The scallops were seared perfectly, with the caramelization and the acid from the topping counterpointing the richness of the starches on the plate. The short rib had excellent flavor and texture, but was very slightly overcooked, but not enough to detract from the meal as a whole.
Dessert was chefs choice, and the flourless chocolate cake and the cannel of fruit sorbet were also a perfect counterpoint with fresh berries. The tasting menu has you share the dessert, but with the richness of the cake and the freshness of the fruit that single plate was the perfect amount for our table.
The ambience inside was nice and upscale industrial modern, with live music by the bar and seating areas maximized without being crowded. We had our meal on the balcony deck overlooking the ramp and runway, with an excellent view if the sunset, the mountains and the novelty and excitement of an operating airfield with aircraft operations. A helicopter landed and took off on the ramp right in front of our seats and the noise and wind from the propwash did not affect us at our seats, and just added to the ambience.
If you you are looking for a chef prepared, moderately priced meal or an outing at a bar with a view and a little “edginess” and excitement, I would highly recommend Volanti!

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vipKyle
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We had a group of us go for happy hour. The menu was horrible and literally “3” happy hour food items and they were out of one of them. minimal wine selection for happy hour as well. I had never been here but friends had years ago and said the food used to be great and a great value. The inside is amazing and decorated well, but the menu is awful and needs to be expanded and completely re-done.

The manager did greet us and give us some chips and salsa and guacamole but we were also charged for all of it.

A true disappointment with the menu and it had minimal dinner items and many were over priced. until the menu changes dramatically i wouldn’t go back- at least not for happy hour or a good dinner.

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JonS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great view of the airport runway! Fun place to hang out for sure

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Tiff
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best locations in Scottsdale! Enjoyed our dinner into sunset and everyone loved the views & ambiance. We had great service as well. While the menu is very limited, it is good. There are some fun cocktail options. Love bringing visitors here as it’s so unique!

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vipJacquiJ
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Last couple of times here have been miserable. The food has changed. The service is non existent. Spent over ten minutes sat at a hot window table, we were placed directly looking at another couple who seem to pick through the food they received for the ten minutes no one acknowledged us, frustrated we walked out I let the whom ever know we were left there for over 10 min and would be going else where. Bravo to this lady who chased us out of the restaurant trying anything to make it right! However my patients and the heat made it a final decision. I understand we are short staffed around town! Don’t seat customer if you don’t have the staff…

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love this spot - live music was great too!!

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SaraM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

They completely changed their menu, and narrowed it down to just a few items. None of our favorites were on the menu anymore, and we didn't even order entrees since there were only 4 to choose from.

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vipSusan
Las Vegas
38 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

First off, I want to say that I’ve been a customer of Volanti for years. It’s been a go-to place to take visitors and those that have never been. We have watched it evolve over time but my experience yesterday was not only embarrassing but basically unacceptable. In a nutshell, it started when the hostess had no idea that we were coming (open table reservation went unnoticed) but luckily they were slow and the table I requested was available (and cleaned). Then the tacky 1/2 sheet of paper menu listed a fraction of the items they used to offer (all of which are currently listed on the website) and the server attempted to explain that it was due to a new chef blah blah. As a vegetarian I had limited options (one salad and two starters - not a single entree) so she offered to have the kitchen put together a combination of two starters so it would serve as a full lunch. It was odd but whatever - until the bill came and our total was $50 (one salad, one iced tea, one combo starter). C’mon Volanti are you intentionally trying to scare people off? Hopefully one of these days they’ll find a process that works for them but in the meantime, unfortunately I have zero desire to return.

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ChristineR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 3rd time at this restaurant. First time in the evening and just as good as the first few. Nice selection and great views!

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vipRichardH
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Ribeye I’ve had in a long, long time!

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere great service. Overpriced for food quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The wild mushroom bruschetta was out of this world!!

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emma
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Volanti is always an amazing spot. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Scottsdale! Everything is to die for.

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Jenerik
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar food in a unique setting. We went for brunch on Saturday.
Great brunch menu.

We tried the lobster avocado toast (outstanding!), pancakes (fluffy pillows of goodness), farmers market omelette (delicious) and the sausage omelette.

The service was on point, everyone was very attentive. Great seating options (outdoor patio, high top, booths, etc).

What a fabulous way to brunch. A brunch Repeat is imminent.

We highly recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was delicious! The location is so unique and the mountain views are gorgeous. The staff is very friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back.

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vipNancyB
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

So loud! We had trouble talking to each other. Food was mediocre. We were disappointed there was only a brunch menu with mostly egg dishes. We will not be back on a Sunday!

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Luke
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Hidden gem. This place is fun, casual and has a great second story view of the Scottsdale Airport and surrounding mountains. Food is good, drinks are good and staff is great. Prices range from around $20-50 per entree. Give it a try! I will be back again soon.

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vipTracyinAZ
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Best vegan meal I’ve had in awhile: the vegan tamale!

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Volanti. Food was right on par with our service…..Outstanding!!!
Can’t say enough about how good the food was. Our server Marissa took great care of us, was vey friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back!

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vipMandersin
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect day. Hannah is the absolute best. I will say, leaving the garage door open at the bar is really uncomfortable for the back of the restaurant. Just sayin we were all so sweaty it was almost unbearable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
62 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful new location on second level of the new Scottsdale airport terminal. The four of us sat on the outdoor balcony facing east overlooking the runway with the McDowell Mountains in the distance. High powered misters, fans and shade made for a wonderful ambiance. Just don't get upset when the jet noise rises from the apron below the balcony.

We had the Cuban sandwiches, mahi tacos, and garden entre salad.

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Jewel
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, location and ambience! One of my new favorite restaurants to go to!!

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had some drinks on the patio and had a great time watching the planes. I have been here multiple times and we have always had great food, and the atmosphere is always very laid back and enjoyable.

FAQs

Volanti Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 522 OpenTable diners.

Volanti Restaurant & Lounge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://volanti.mobilebytes.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.