Volare Italian Restaurant

4.7
1606 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family visit from Cleveland Ohio

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Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still totally excellent food
Total yum factor out the roof

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CW
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

2 Moms with their daughters. We had a great table and a great waiter, Garry. Garry was fun, attentive and helpful!!

2 of us had the chopped Caesar Salad and 2!of us had mixed green salad with apples, red onion and pecans. Both were very good!

Our pasta dishes were terrific as well!

Great live music at bar too!!

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FS
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class Italian fare. Food and service were exceptional. Hidden gem neighborhood dining spot.

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RH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time visiting and we had an excellent experience. Kate was very helpful and attentive to serve us and we have already recommended this to others.
The Caesar Salad was prepared in a most unique way and was excellent.
Can't wait to try other dishes.

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Western KY
18 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Volare remains my favorite Louisville restaurant after 5 years living in area and trying others

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BL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and wait staff. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night with my daughter-in-law.

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k
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was great, ambiance was nice, but the food was just not impressive at all. The pasta dishes served at our table were all very chewy, over cooked, and the sauces were thin. I hate to leave a mediocre review but for such an expensive meal I’ll probably not return at my own expense.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Truly a great dining experience. Excellent food, excellent service in a wonderful atmosphere. One of Louisville’s top restaurants.

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DH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and great ambience in back room. Great presentation on the food but nothing spectacular about the taste.

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AR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. High quality menu, nice wine and cocktail selection. Prices can be a bit high if you’re not careful, but even then the food is worth it. Quickly becoming our go-to restaurant. Go get the 25% discounted gift cards at Costco and the experience is even better.

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Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellently managed.

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Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was delicious, the service was impeccable and the overall experience was dining at its best. One of the best restaurants in town; never disappoints!

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J
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had wonderful time

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d
London
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service. Veal picatta wasn't on the menu but the chef was happy to accomodate our request. Really enjoyed the restaurant!

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place. Close quarters a bit bit doable. Good people.

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RH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always these guys deliver the goods!!!!!!! Great food, great service and great atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit.

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MC
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Manhattans. The seafood is always exquisite!!

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t
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time with everything. The atmosphere was good, food was great.

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KB
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Volare was an excellent meal and wonderful service. We will be back

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PK
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was well prepared and attractively presented, however the prices were higher than I expected.

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KO
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started with mussel appetizer that was amazing! I had the grouper special. The grouper was the best I’ve ever had. Volare never disappoints!!!

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was so accommodating and friendly. We had an amazing time and the food & service was exceptional. So enjoyable. Thank you!!!!!

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s
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They offer free valet parking which is nice since there really is no where to park. When waiting for valet there is a heat lamp to keep you warm. My mother purchased a glass of white wine..10 dollar for about 4 oz which seemed high. We where also charged a 2 dollar split entrée fee for sharing a wedge salad which cost 9 dollars. To me there is enough profit margin in their food price and wine price not to charge 2 dollars so folks can share a salad which is to big for one person. Hey guys, not everyone wants to be a fat American.

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GJ
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to special occasion place :)

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DF
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot eat garlic so I generally avoid Italian restaurants but I really wanted to try Volare. The chef was able to prepare my meal so that I could still enjoy great Italian food without the garlic. He prepared a fantastic sea bass. The server was excellent and when she realized I could not eat the appetizer because it was cooked with garlic she returned with my own portion made without. Great service and excellent food!!

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful

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Louisville
39 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding, and the service is excellent- my husband had the special yellowtail snapper, and I had the veal scallopine limone. We asked for, and were seated in, the back room, which is not always open. Back there, you can have a conversation - in the main room it can be difficult, with the amplified live music. The sound levels around the bar are painful...

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CW
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I love this restaurant despite the fact that my experience has been hit and miss. This visit, my meal was delicious but we waited 45 minutes for it. The before that, I ordered duck, and it was over-cooked and tough. Our seating has been spotty - like having a party of 4 seated at a table better suited for 3, and having to ask to move so one of us didn’t seat in front of the steps. We’ve had awesome service and mediocre service. We have to make reservations at least a week in advance, so Volare is indeed a notable Louisville restaurant. I sure wish that would be true from one day to the next!

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k
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think Volare is my favorite Louisville restaurant— and we go out a lot! The service is top notch and the food is delicious! I’ve never had a bad meal. My favorite is the sea bass and my husband loves the Osso Buco. Our friend had a NY strip that was to die for!

Because we were celebrating a birthday, this time we opted for a table but we often set at the bar for dinner. The bar is large and very comfortable. Also, bottles of wine are sometimes half price at the bar.

I can’t say enough about the wait staff. They don’t “hover” but are always attentive. Our meal has never been rushed even when the restaurant was full.

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Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant known for its high-quality food. However ... When we walked into the restaurant, we saw at least a dozen paper bags of food boxed up to go. We soon realized why--the food was so rich that we ate only half of both our pasta course and our entree. It was delicious, but I would have enjoyed the food more if it hadn't been quite so over-the-top rich. Judging from the number of to-go bags, many diners felt the same way. If you're looking for a light meal, this is not the place for you, but if you enjoy having leftovers, this is your place.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a delicious dinner. We did not have a great table for our anniversary though. We were put out on the heated porch. My husband had to hold the door for the wait staff or otherwise feel like it was going to hit him. We came to Volare because I had dined there a year ago on a girls’ trip to Louisville. I made reservations for our weekend getaway because I had had such a lovely experience before.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is excellent! The food was great and the service was quick. I ordered the vodka ravioli and it did not disappoint; my boyfriend ordered the lemon shrimp pasta and it was also excellent. We were even treated to a complementary desert for our anniversary. Would recommend to anyone looking for a romantic night out in Louisville

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING night!! We went to dinner to reconnect with a friend we hadn’t seen in 20 years. Catching up with our dear friend, the wine, the food, the deserts, our server Garry and a visit to our table from Chef Josh... made our night unforgettable!!! THANK YOU Chef Josh and staff for another magnificent night!! Highly recommend Volare... BEST.RESTAURANT.EVER!!
P.s- Chef Josh Moore Food Network Chopped Champion (deadly catch episode) because he’s that Good!!

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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner with friends. Food was excellent, Gary is a great server. Josh came by which added a good feeling to whole experience.

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AR
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite Louisville restaurant.
Never disappointed. Food always perfect and delicious!
Service is wonderful. Atmosphere is relaxing. You can actually hear to have a conversation.
Chef Josh Moore always makes a stop by the table to check on your dinner.

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CD
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Volare one night during a work related convention and had a great time with one of my colleagues. We enjoyed the barrel aged beer and bourbon we ordered, and of course enjoyed the food. The duck paired very well with Volare's jalapeno jam in my opinion. That night they had a musician performing, which made it even more incredible (shout out to Robbie Bartlett!).

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VJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The chicken Marsala was amazing, however the pasta bolognese was not so great. The casa salad was wonderful and the service was excellent.

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CH
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service, and ambiance. I had the Chilean Sea Bass which is always excellent. GM John Tarullo does a great job at making everyone feel welcomed and comfortable. My go-to spot in Louisville

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