Volare Italian Restaurant

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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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G
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and service!

S
Louisville
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit in over a year, and we enjoyed ourselves. A warm welcome, nice table for two, and prompt professional service kicked off the evening. My wife chose a sea bass special and I selected a veal parmigiana entree. While my wife enjoyed a wedge salad to start, I thoroughly enjoyed the carpaccio. Live music (not too loud) accompanied our meal, along with cocktails and wine. We passed on dessert only because we were completed sated. The price for a delightful evening was very reasonable. We went home smiling, with a promise it won't be another twelve months before we return.

RC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Volare and we had a wonderful visit. Excellent food and our waitress was outstanding - both knowledgeable and friendly.

B
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, and so was the service. Definitely recommend Volare for a great Italian dining experience. Can’t wait to do it again!

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! One of the best restaurants I have been to in years. Veal Parmigiana to die for. The Ravioli with vodka sauce and peas so delicate and delicious. Then to end it with the Panna Cotta - the best I have ever had. Our server Brandy was right on. Never had to refill our wine glasses and was so helpful with suggestions. Chef Joshua Moore you have a gold mine here. I live in Richmond, Virginia so can you open a restaurant here!! Merry Christmas!!!

DS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Larger portions than expected. The rope sausage and peppers in a garlic broth appetizer was the best part of the meal. My pappardelle pasta was slightly overcooked but the sauce made up for it. The only real disappointment was not having the wine we ordered. I see this a lot. No real excuse. I understand inventory and vintages change, but that’s the cost of doing business. Update and print new wine lists or inform the service staff of out of stock items and tell customers up front. Otherwise a great experience.

TD
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great 40th Birthday dinner with my daughter. The restaurant accommodated my daughter's dietary restrictions and created a wonderful meal for her. Her service dog was welcomed and laid at her feet throughout the meal; the staff was professional and our server a delight.

DL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have asked for a better date night. No matter what you order, it will always be great!!

V
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Wish the server gave a heads up that the pasta was going to cost $75! Everything else was great except the unusually inflated check. I have been to most restaurants in Louisville and understand / appreciate high end meals but $75 pasta? Not cool guys!

DD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience at Volare! We were visiting Louisville for a long weekend and rented a house not too far away. Reviews looked good so I booked a reservation for the 4 of us for a Friday night at 7:15. When we arrived we were told our table was not ready yet, so we had to wait. Not a big deal, but a little annoying. But the manager and our server could not have been nicer and made us feel welcome! Good service goes a long way. But not to take anything away from the food... it was delicious. Between us we had the Kingfish special, the Osso Busco, and the Lamb Shank special -- everyone loved their meals. Salads to start were also great. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a nice dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good

J
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience in town. Great food and service!

WB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great, food was excellent. It was the highlight of our weekend in Louisville Ky.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a excellent experience here. This was no exception

N
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for fine Italian dining in Louisville. From antipasti to dolci with an extensive wine and digestivo list...No. 1.

KS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a birthday celebration. The dinner was lovely. The server was prompt, energetic, extremely pleasant and helpful with the menu and with our wine selections. The Martini was superb! Will definitely be back, especially for a celebratory dinner. Thank you for a lovely evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was wonderfully prepared and presented. Service was outstanding .

AR
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was extremely salty. So salty i could not eat some of my food.

BB
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a mainstay on Frankfort Ave for an amazing dinner/drinks with friends. service was attentive but not overbearing and the music was great on this night

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food.

S
Louisville
44 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was waiting for us upon arrival and service from Brandy was spot-on! I had veal on my mind this night and the Marsala was absolutely fantastic! A friend had spare ribs and he cleaned his plate. I had the special winter kale salad as a starter and really enjoyed that as well. Our table all enjoyed a bottle of Pino Grigio. Delightful atmosphere and the general manager stopped by every once and a while to insure we were doing well. Had a surprise dessert plate and even though I needed to walk an extra mile to balance the calories, the pumpkin cheesecake filled the last corner of my tummy! Thanks to GM Jonatan Tarullo, Chef Josh Moore and the entire staff for making our evening a delightful experience. You can ALWAYS count on Volare to make it great.

LT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambiance - exceptional! I recommended the restaurant to someone today.

LG
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All was fine. Stick to the standards on the menu! You can’t go wrong.

S
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation and when we arrived the hostess told us the reservation before us were about to leave. As time passed, the table didn’t leave and the hostess and the manager intervened to make the situation right. It took a bit for another table to come open so the manager checked on us several times, made sure we had drinks and were comfortable. Once seated, the manager told the server to take extra special care of us, which he did. The food was excellent as was the service. The manager comped our bottle of wine as well as dessert since we were from out of town and there to celebrate a birthday. He was so apologetic about the wait and made it perfect.

PD
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food for our party of 7. Attention to detail by management is exceptional.

AC
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and a great place to go to celebrate our anniversary!

BR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All of the food was wonderful, our family really enjoyed the experience

SP
Louisville
86 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan Tarullo and Chef Josh always make
sure everything is perfect. Great food. Great service. Great restaurant. Highly recommend.

RW
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful as always!

DC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS IS OUR GO TO RESTAURANT EVERY TIME WE VISIT LOUISVILLE!

P
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant with awesome food and great service!

DM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our first visit The food, service and ambiance of the restaurant made for a fabulous evening. The only thing I didn’t like is that the tables are so closely arranged it felt crowded and noisier than I prefer.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fabulous! Can’t remember his name but he was VERY tall. Tell him how much we enjoyed our experience.

Jennifer Peden

GJ
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience !
From greeting to seating to excellent preparation and taste, ambiance, live music, just always a great experience!

C
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Chef Josh came around to make sure the experience went well and sent dessert for the special occasion.

JC
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Moore has his own farm and practices farm to table extremely well.
Excellent food both in its beginnings on the farm and its preparation.

OT
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A pleasant surprise good value very good service

CF
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! My friend and I have a goal to run a half-marathon in every state. Kentucky was number 16 and each time we try to find hidden gems and delicious food in general. We had heard "eat at Jack Fry's" from a couple of people and we did. It was good, but let me tell you that Volare is the place we would go back to in a heartbeat!! Everything was delicious from the wine to the fresh made pasta. Bonus that they had a separate vegetarian menu for my friend. In addition the atmosphere was amazing. A wonderful live musician named Napoleon was just the perfect addition singing old favorites like "My Girl". If we had spent one more night in town we would have went back to recreate the whole experience. If you have just one night and want a gourmet dinner to remember this is the place you want to go!

s
Stuttgart Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food with several interesting choices. Look forward to going back next trip to Louisville. Chef came out and greeted tables. Served us his sea urchin ice cream which was excellent. Really nice atmosphere. Had great band in other dining room .

CB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great anniversary celebration for my wife and I. I was amazed at the waitresses memory of the entire menu and specials! The general manager helped to seat us and checked on us during our wonderful meal.

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