Volare Italian Restaurant

4.9
2218 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.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. This restaurant never disappoints. 5 star excellence!

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LitaC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was excellent.

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ChrisH
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting, amazing food, outstandin service.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters birthday. They delivered and made it super special!!

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RichardW
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and dinner was top notch, highly recommend the steamed muscles, the osso bucco, exceptional

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BenF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual, our server Mike was awesome!! I had the ribeye & my date had the sea bass. The mussels appetizer was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing! We had wedge salads, sea bass, and a few other dishes! They were all 5 stars! We will delve back!

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vipChristopherM
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leslie was a wonderful and attentive server. Food was ontime, hot and fabulous.

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LizH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Will definately dine again soon. Bruschetta was excellent.

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ShayneH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Volare for our anniversary and could not be happier with the experience. Service was outstanding. Our server was spot on with recommendations. We will be back!

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vipFenderDoc
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I would consider ourselves as foodies. Volare is our favorite Italian restaurant in Louisville. We make sure to try something different each time we dine there.

Highly recommended!

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kristief
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance for couples, or girls/guys dinner!
Servings are Large!
Excellent wine list!
Ask for what you want - they go above and beyond to accommodate!
Bacon dust Bloody Mary is a must!!!

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EricaK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new favorite Italian restaurant. Went to celebrate our 9th anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent for our party of 7 to celebrate my daughters 24th. They made special Covid accommodations for my mother.
Everyone loved their entrees. Care and thought goes into their dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my lady to Volare for her birthday dinner. Great value, experience, value, service, and food for the price. We had an appetizer, salad, two entrees, and a bottle of wine for $100. And Chef Josh also prepared a surprise dessert for us to share... which was delicious!

I recently moved back to Kentucky from Las Vegas, and Volare was comparable to any fine restaurant in my former hometown. I will definitely return to Volare in the future.

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ChrisH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Just a restaurant. Food good but not up to the hype. Had fruit of the sea and lamb in pepper noodles. Mushy noodles loads of broth, very little hearty stuff. Huge portions thrown in a bowl. I’d pay twice as much for half as much if quality was there. Asked for romantic table, stuck in the middle of brightly lit group table room. Plenty of other seats available, made reservations 8 weeks ago, guess you have to tip hostess to get a good seat. Was there for birthday, was given no desert choice but given oh hum cheesecake. Would have happily paid for another desert but just handed check. We enjoy decadent deserts and glass of port or cognac. Had already prepped wife to try some Louis xIII. Too busy rushing us through. Looking for dining experience not just another restaurant, took my money elsewhere for the evening.

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SandraW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We ate again for her birthday. We sat in the outer court and had to have the staff adjust the heat and fans so folks were comfortable. We lost about 15 minutes of comfort there. Service was fine for the first 1/2 hour until a party of 8 took over which made our server do 4 tables instead of just ours. Service was very slow. -- Time for desert arrived and we expected the usual birthday greeting. Not so. The server had to find manager to get approval for it. She arrived and slid the tiramisu on the table with no birthday greeting or candle. Just mozied to the table of 8. There she remained with us waiting for the check. Again slow to respond due to her other duties.
All in all, we gave it a B instead of the usual A+.

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NancyB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best DiMare and Best Lasagne in Louisville; Always have great specials also. Our new favorite place to eat after not visiting for several years.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great customer service with the perfect culinary experience.

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vipBrianD
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience at Volare. Great food, great service and a great environment. Our go to restaurant for all occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and drinks are always outstanding. May be the best restaurant in Louisville.

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vipJessicaW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! The blue kale salad was amazing. Filet and pasta was perfectly cooked. Chicken parm was delicious. Great service! Cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints ! The sea bass was wonderful and the kale salad was the best !

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner. Food and service were fantastic. We will be back soon!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

There was nothing wrong with the food but there just wasn’t much flavor in anything. Cesar salads, beef carpaccio, tilefish, lamb ragu all bland. Scallops were cooked well (so was everything else) but had too much garlic. Great technique and presentation but the flavor just wasn’t there which is most important.

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vipjake
Louisville
34 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always

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vipPaulClifford
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner A+
Our servers ++A+

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Jonathan and his team are always on point, favorite spot in town.

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Eric
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Volare! Wonderful food, ambiance and top notch service. Consistently excellent!

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vipFoodie
Houston
55 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding! I will definitely be back.

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DebbieB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely phenomenal! The server was extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating. The Quilt Cabernet was superb and I would highly recommend it. The presentation of each dish was like a piece of art. I will definitely be back!

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vipChristineC
Louisville
58 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance. Frequently dine at Volare and this is one of the best options for a special occasion. Covid protocols are very well done. Desserts are amazing. Lemon sorbet was so good as well as the chicken Parmesan.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 10yr Anniversary there. The food and service are always absolutely outstanding, and Friday night was no different. This is our #1 restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!! Chef Moore even sent over a sample of the special for us to try.

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vipMaria
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious dinner at a local favorite! Volare never disappoints, whether it is for a nice celebratory dinner or drinks and bites with friends at the bar. This visit was on the celebration side, for my husband's birthday, and they did not disappoint. As luck would have it, it was 1/2 price wine (bottles) night. We started with the stuffed clams which were quite tasty. My husband had the lasagna which is one of his favs, and it was hearty and delicious. I had the pappardelle boscaiola, house made pasta, mushrooms, bacon and a delicious sauce. I added sausage to the dish and it really rounded it out. We finished with a slice of the heath cheesecake which was really great treat to end the meal with (on the house even!!).

Beyond the food, the service was wonderful. We wanted to sit outside but where unable to, however they did accomodate us on the covered patio which was very nice. Seating was spread and had no concerns with others being to close. The silverware, napkins and bread plates were sealed and not opened until we sat down. Our server provided excellent service and was very detailed in going over specials and wine suggestions as well.

Each visit reminds us that we need to visit more often.

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AmyL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love chef Josh and the wonderful team. Yummy and fantastic as always!!!

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vipLocalYocal
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks & service are top notch at Volare. The lasagna is second to none and desserts are all fantastic. The service is always professional yet personable. And for both the Executive Chef & General Manager to do a table touch and genuinely take a moment to have a conversation makes this one of the greatest restaurants in town. Kudos!

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vipJustinWest
Louisville
43 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great restaurant. Perfect service and tasty food. Thanks

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JackC
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was up to par, except that the restaurant was packed! While there were plastic separations at the bar, every seat was taken. During Covid limitations, this was surprising at an excellent restaurant.

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 2218 OpenTable diners.

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.

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