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Volare Italian Restaurant

4.9
4.9
2957 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Discover and savor Italian at its finest!

Whether you choose to dine in our main dining area, year-round patio, or private dining facility; Volare boasts an intimate and beautiful setting.

Come experience the ultimate in entertaining… a special occasion at Volare. Inspired cuisine, beautiful surroundings and impeccable service are the hallmarks of a great event. You deserve nothing less, and we promise even more.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 894-4446

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Joshua D. Moore

  • Catering

    Volare will cater small groups in your home to 300 guest weddings. Please let us know how we can help make your event a unforgettable one! <br />Jonathan@Volare-Restaurant.com

  • Private party facilities

    Your event. Your vision. Our pleasure.

  • Private party contact

    Lindsay Moore : (502) 894-4446

  • Neighborhood

    Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill

  • Cross street

    Jane Street

  • Parking details

    Complementary valet parking off of Jane Street. Tips are accepted.

  • Entertainment

    Live music in the bar area Thursday - Saturday

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,957 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    Notable Wine List

  • Central Kentucky

    Special Occasion

  • Central Kentucky

    Italian

  • Louisville

    Best Overall

  • Louisville

    Best Food

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambiance

  • Louisville

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    Notable Wine List

  • Louisville

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  1. E

    Elise

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef is an expert at crafting flavors! I really enjoyed my salad and fish dish.
  2. TS

    TonyS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were wonderful. Jacob was our server and I had the lasagna! Great restaurant for special occasions or for just a great meal.
  3. 1

    1averagejoe

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoyable dining experience. Thanks Volare.
  4. DW

    DavidW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat. Make reservations and plan for a great meal. You won’t be disappointed.
  5. K

    Karyn

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have loved every experience at Volare! The service and food are amazing and the live band makes the experience even better!
  6. L

    Lisa

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always excellent food! Exceptional service with a lot of ambience.
  7. A

    Abc1

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Great place. Reservation was @ 5pm. Not many tables occupied. We were seated but we asked to be moved as we were by stairs, and restrooms. They said “no” This made for an awkward experience overall as the place was not full. Having worked in the restaurant business, it started out as a not so nice atmosphere. Who does this? But food was great.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in every way
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional. It was quite noisy and packed on a Wednesday night, but the food made up for it.
  10. SM

    SharonM

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gary was outstanding. Good and wine list were best I’ve seen in a while.
  11. t

    thatlawguykev

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Louisville for a lovely formal dinner.
  12. CC

    CharlesC

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always treats you as a best customer. They try their best to meet your request as you come in.
  13. T

    Tomcat88

    Louisville

    97 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    97 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Another enjoyable meal and evening with my wife for a Birthday celebration. Can never turn down the eggplant rollitini appetizer, excellent!! We then both enjoyed separate pasta entrees, including linguini and clams, plus pasta bolanase. Finished with birthday snickerdoodle cheesecake. Look forward to our next visit.
  14. T

    Timothy

    Mobile

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always outstanding. One of our Louisville fave’s
  15. V

    Vogy

    Naples

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always 5 star. Also has the best soup in the state
  16. SB

    SteveB

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    There was a continuous problem with valet service. The eggplant appetizer was excellent, salads excellent. The main entrees were mediocre. Our waitress was outstanding!
  17. RS

    RhondaS

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated immediately for our reservation. All staff were friendly and attentive. Food was well prepared, awesome presentation, and delicious. Perfect special occasion spot.
  18. WO

    WendyO

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Quite possibly best pasta I've ever had!
  19. MS

    MonicaS

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great experience
  20. B

    Bill

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dining experience. Jonathan is the consummate host.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jonathan was very accommodating with moving us inside restaurant. Food was good overall! This is my husband’s favorite place for fine dining.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dining experience. It was our anniversary dinner and they exceeded our expectations in every way. The food, drinks and service were absolutely exceptional!
  23. P

    Poppy

    Louisville

    53 reviews

    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I assume the short staffing that seems everywhere also effects Volare. Our service, sitting at the bar, was very slow. It took far too long to order drinks. We ordered bruschetta, salads and a Bolognese. The bruschetta was OK. The salads were OK. The Bolognese was OK. Nothing stood out. This is the fifth time I’ve eaten here and each time I tell myself I won’t come back. I’m not a food snob, but they profess to be a great Italian restaurant. Having lived in Italy for a few years, this is anything but great.
  24. B

    Buckguy87

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Emily, at the bar, is outstanding. Perfect personaliyu for this position. I have managed a dozen restaurants and I believe she could run the operation ... if Jonathon weren't so good at his job. Our portions were a bit smaller than usually - mainly salad and dessert - but the quality and taste was outstanding. The take home packaging and "coat-check" style pickup upon departure is very classy. We never leave out leftovers at the table. I highly recommend Volare.
  25. BG

    BillG

    Orlando

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner, the last on our four days in Louisville was our best, besting Jack Fry’s, Le Moo and Mesh. Two couples with hearty appetites were stuffed with one appetizer, two shared salads, and three full orders of pastas to be shared, topped off with two shared desserts The most original of the three pastas was risotto with pork belly, crumbled pistachios and smoked Gouda. Asking our server to convey our kudos to chef Moore prompted a visit from him and a lengthy discussion about food. We could not more enthusiastically recommend dinner at Volare.
  26. CK

    ChristopherK

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service and meal, always a memorable experience at Volare!
  27. KF

    KimF

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was located in a cool area, the facility was very comfortable, our server Beth was terrific, the food was outstanding and the Chef came out to greet us personally as we left. Truly an amazing experience.
  28. ET

    EmmaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Volare was great and our server Punch was amazing!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So great! The uncles and I took my Mr. Wife out for their birthday and couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience. The bruschetta appetizer was delicious, and all of our entrees were phenomenal. I didn’t catch our waitresses name, but she was great too! She knew all about all the specials and menu items which was refreshing to see as many don’t care about their craft anymore. I’d give ten stars if I could!
  30. JG

    JoeG

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, great drinks. It's been great every time we've been there.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night for my husband and me. We enjoyed the romantic lighting and music. The food was delicious and our waitress was awesome!
  32. PP

    PeterP

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever we visit Louisville we always eat at Volare. It is always great!!
  33. J

    Joseph

    Louisville

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and spectacular food and service. Michael is a true professional.
  34. A

    Anthony

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Impeccable service, food that is out of sight. One of the few places in Louisville with hand made pasta and it is so good. Highly highly highly recommend.
  35. SS

    SabrinaS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was great from the greeting from the valet to the hostess and great service with excellent food
  36. b

    billb

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. And the waitress was very very nice but pushed us along as though told to make sure diners order, eat and move out quickly. And the restaurant was freezing, so bring a coat or sweater. Apart from that top notch.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was perfect!! He was welcoming, personable, attentive and a delight!
  38. BC

    BenjyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great restaurant.....great atmosphere.....great food.....first time visit.....one of my new favorites in Louisville.....job well done
  39. KN

    KarenN

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening. Good visit with family from out of town great food fine Wine couldn’t have been better!
  40. ZW

    ZacharyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Can’t ask for much more than that.

FAQs

Volare Italian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Volare Italian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 894-4446.

Volare Italian Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 2957 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Volare Italian Restaurant

2300 Frankfort Ave Louisville, KY 40206

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Jane Street

  • Neighborhood

    Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complementary valet parking off of Jane Street. Tips are accepted.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Joshua D. Moore

  • Entertainment

    Live music in the bar area Thursday - Saturday

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 894-4446

  • Catering

    Volare will cater small groups in your home to 300 guest weddings. Please let us know how we can help make your event a unforgettable one! <br />Jonathan@Volare-Restaurant.com

  • Private party facilities

    Your event. Your vision. Our pleasure.

  • Private party contact

    Lindsay Moore : (502) 894-4446

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