Volanti Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
474 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 474 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun. Sat at the bar with several friends. A little noisy at times due to the jets taking off but that why you go.

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AnnA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique location that we loved along with great food and service.

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TracyW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived here over twenty years never knew Restuarant was there

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vipJacqueS
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Volanti is a hidden gem but they don’t have happy hour any more which is such a bummer. That’s why we went! But still great ambiance and yummy food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and delicious meal!

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vip12345
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Ehh.....really overpriced and the waitress wasn’t great. We were celebrating a birthday and we were told they do something. Well, the something is a sparkler. She said they have a chocolate cake which turned out to be a hockey puck of chocolate. When I made a comment, they took $2 off the bill. A complete insult

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Waitress was totally disinterested. Didn’t get our second round of drinks....super weird. After we paid the bill-she disappeared forever. Left a good tip so we weren’t sure why she never came back to fill waters or say “thanks for coming”. Food and ambiance was A+

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AbbyD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

They were out of 3 different things we ordered. Our waiter was very rude. Restaurant was slow but took forever to get out appetizer. (Waiter might have forgotten it.). Mushroom Bruschetta was very tasty. Our cocktails were delicious. Views of the mountains were breathtaking.

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BBsMom
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great setting and great food. A different experience from other restaurants.

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CarolS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We came for happy hour which was on their website and were told they changed the hours and HH ended at 5 not 6. After showing website ,manager said he was sorry, but didn’t honor the HH prices or make any adjustments. Very dissatisfied. Would not go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday lunch

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Simile
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Fun place for brunch with the grandkids who are in love with airplanes! Food was good and we watched lots of private jets come and go.

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vipSydney
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Our server was very sweet. However we ordered a cocktail and it wasn’t until she brought them over to us when she told us it was missing a key ingredient. We took them anyways and we’re charged full price. Then it took over an hour for us to get our appetizer and we were brought the wrong one. Finally we got our mains over an hour and a half after being there and there were very underwhelming. Bland and over priced. The views are beautiful though. Next time I’ll come for a cocktail and leave.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was real friendly and accommodating. Drinks were great too. The only real issue I had was the kitchen was slow. Once it got to the table, the food was fine too.

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viphikingfoodie
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great, we enjoyed the food and cocktails but watching the planes come and go was the highlight. Well worth a visit if you don't mind the jet noise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very unique location. Ambiance is 5 stars. Clear shot of the mountains and gorgeous scottsdale airplanes. Food was just ok. Service was a little slow. But the location can compensate for the short comings.

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RonP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant overall is very good and the food is even better. I will say the concept of eating off the plane runway is definitely a cool factor but however the noise from the airway can be a bit loud. Overall a great experience.

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vipCherieG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Wonderful food and music. Highly recommend this place.

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CatyT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with a lot to watch while you enjoy dinner.

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vipluv2dine
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. Great cocktails. Excellent service. The best view of the Scottsdale Airpark Runway and McDowell Mountains.

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BethK
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, food was good, we will be back for more!

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Physicianexec
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Fairly crowded. Ate dinner outside on the terrace. Lots of foot traffic and a creaky floor. Nice evening, drinks were good and food was average.

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vipBryanS
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a very enjoyable place with a good variety of menu items to enjoy while watching airplanes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service with great view, but food was a disappointment. Great spot for kids to watch the runway.

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vipDavidS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We’ve enjoyed Volanti a number of times. Very hip setting overlooking Scottsdale airport. Noisy, but that’s expected.

Food is generally very good but we discovered last night that the prices have gone up significantly and the food value has diminished.

Examples:
Golden & Ruby Beet Salad - a plate full of arugula with very few ruby beets and no golden beets or goat cheese for $15 was quite disappointing.
Wild Mushroom Shrimp Pasta- $32 - 4 jumbo shrimp only. The creamy mushroom sauce was very tasty, but with just the bowl of pasta and no other accompaniments, felt quite overpriced.

I love raw oysters and noticed as we were leaving that guests next to us has enjoyed two large platters of them. They are not on the menu.

Please check menu on Volanti website if you want current prices, as the menu prices they show on OpenTable are misleading...needs to be updated.

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vipVinny
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience4

Pleasantly disappointed with most aspects. The food is way overpriced for the quality and taste. All except one friendly gentleman with a mustache,the staff seemed like they hated life being there. Not friendly or attentive, everything took a long time to be completed. They only have one Gluten Free on the menu which is literally a bowl of arugula - for $20. Oh and chips and salsa for $12. My wine was only half poured. Same with hubby’s beer. The views are great but that is literally the only going for this place. I would advise drinks only.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The atmosphere was great but the food was subpar.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always was wonderful

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MrScottsdale
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting overlooking the airport. Nice selection of appetizers and entrees on the menu. Have made previous visits here even for brunch. Suggest having more than two appetizers available in the time period between lunch and dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is good but certain items bit pricey. Service was excellent and the location/ambiance is nice

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vipJamesO
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and the service is great. Being a pilot I was in heaven watching all of the Jets and planes takeoff and land.

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ldinaz
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have been several times in the past few years and have loved the experience and the food. They have changed their menu and the new menu offers items that are WAY overpriced and not really great tasting. A steak for 65? Plus add some sides. This is not a fancy steakhouse but that seems to be what they are going for. They will need to step up their game on flavor and quality to attract those guests. I mis the old Volanti!

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ChandlerChris
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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vipAZNative
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very disappointed at the cost vs the quality of the food and service. Expected more for mother's day.

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vipMariefranceA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience ever bad food worst service And manager been very disrespectful

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Chris
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The Mother’s Day buffet was so very disappointing. Particularly at what equates to $400 for 4 people and we all found the buffet inedible. Food was empty for most items at 12:50 PM. No warmers for the items. The beef sliders were layered in a cold, large basket so anyone can put their hands in to get one. No thongs. Terrible experience from a place I normally enjoy. I think the planning wasn’t there and in turn it ended up being just aweful and more expensive than a prime steakhouse. Oh well.

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JayB
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Service was very busy but when they came by they were great. The mixed drink I had "The Thunderbird" was kinda like a margarita and was great.

Hummus was great. Crudite was great. Got these out very quickly for our party of 4.

They were out of the burgers which no big deal, so I went with the Chicken and the black mashed potatoes. The chicken tasted good but was cold. I checked with another person at my table to see if his was cold too and he said it was. Portion size was
decent but you're gonna want to add a side or two.

The mashed potatoes were hot though so it's like they cooked the chicken and left it on a cold plate and then waited for the potatoes to get done. So chicken was off temperature. I'd expect this at a $100 dinner at Applebees, not a $300 dinner at Volanti's. The mac and cheese didn't have much flavor at all but called the waiter over and got some salt and pepper and that fixed it.

The grilled Asparagus was really tender and flavorful. Next time, I think I'll just get a bunch of sides and appetizers and skip the main course. The view is fun and lively being at the airport. Overall an expensive but decent time to be had. Capitol Grille would destroy them in head to head food competition but the view beats them hands down.

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vipTraciB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We went on a Saturday night with a party of 6. Other than being slow the service was incredible (it was super busy). Our reservation was at 8pm and they were out of MANY menu items: burger, lobster (for the lobster mac n cheese), mahi mahi for the fish tacos, hummus for the cruditie platter. Maybe other things but we only learned what they were out of as we were ordering certain things. There was live music which was amazing. I'd definitely go back but not so late as them being out of so many things was kind of a bummer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

We have been going to Volanti’s quite a bit. Last time they were out of mahi mahi tacos. This time, a Saturday night, they ran out of BURGERS, mahi mahi tacos and the shrimp tower. How does a restaurant run out of burgers when there is a selection of at least 2 kinds on the menu. Settle for steak and frites and a salad. The steak wasn’t cooked properly, had to send it back. The frites were over cooked and hard as rocks. Had to search for the corn, beans and cheese in the salad. I’ve had better salads at Wendy’s! Over priced for what we received.
The misters were blowing so hard, your food would be cold before you put a fork in it.

Love the view and watching the planes. Probably won’t be back for a meal, maybe just drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Very frustrated that by 7 pm they ran out of 3 food choices. They need to prep and plan for an evening

FAQs

Volanti Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 474 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.