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.
What 1873 People Are Saying
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Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
17 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
7 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.

DB
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional. Service was top notch.

JB
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in Louisville. There were 5 for dinner. I had asked for a quiet location. So we were seated in the back section. This was perfect.

Monny was as extremely competent waiter. He was well versed in the menu selections and was able to answer all questions.

The food was terrific. Everyone in our party loved our selections.

Highly recommend. Will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!!

L
Montana
32 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic dinner. Half price wine on Wednesday nights made it even better! Service was spectacular as was the food. Enjoy!

E
Louisville
120 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav restaurant in town! Always great food and service. Love that chef Josh comes and vs.

A
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party of four had an excellent experience at Volare. We were celebrating a birthday for one of us and everything about our meal was celebratory! We all pronounced our meal to be "perfect" and the special dessert provided by Chef Josh topped it all off. We had an exceptional server, Kate, who knew the menu very well and took good care of us. Our busser was particularly good, but we are a bit biased in that direction. Our meal choices were varied: veal, duck, and pasta. Each was prepared and plated beautifully and were delicious. All in all, a delightful visit to a favorite restaurant.

CH
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian I’ve had in a while.

OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat!

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner. Best restaurant in Louisville

G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The atmosphere was significantly better than the food. Service was fair. Food was average at best. Didn't expect this place to be on the level of Michelin restaurants, but it should strive to be better than diner food.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Volare every year for our anniversary and it is always an amazing experience. Service and food are top notch.

MW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and atmosphere. We were able to linger and take our time without being rushed. Love it!

E
Louisville
120 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Volare is my favorite restaurant in town. Always.. good food and service.

DD
Louisville
54 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As amazing on Monday’s as it is on the weekend!

My wife and I decided to try Volare this evening. We guessed Chef Josh might take Monday’s off but guess what? The food and service was still the best anywhere.

From apps to my favorite, the Pappardelle Pasta, to the Veal Marsala and Creme Brûlée, it couldn’t have been better.

For a 67 year old retired couple who have eaten everywhere, to consistently say this is the best Italian restaurant anywhere “anytime”, well you get the picture.

Chef Josh, training and the management is beyond compare. Thanks.

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