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Volare Italian Restaurant, Louisville, KY
Volare Italian Restaurant, Louisville, KY
Volare Italian Restaurant, Louisville, KY
Volare Italian Restaurant, Louisville, KY
Volare Italian Restaurant, Louisville, KY

Volare Italian Restaurant

4.9
4.9
3882 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 3,882 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for fine wines

  • Central Kentucky

    Italian

  • Louisville

    Best Overall

  • Louisville

    Best Food

  • Louisville

    Best Service

  • Louisville

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    Great for fine wines

  • Louisville

    Romantic

3,883 Reviews
  1. Jane

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner with friends was good. I ordered the wrong fish (my fault completely) so might have enjoyed something else more but it was good, no complaints. Service was great. We could converse with moderate ease. I'll go back with a doubt.

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  2. RogerD

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening, as expected. Our server, Sam, was great and added to our enjoyment

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  3. Bonnie

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was outstanding. Unfortunately, our porch seating was way too warm.

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  4. AmeliaW

    Coastal Georgia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful date night and enjoyed the live band, food and drinks. The service was fast and our table was ready quickly.

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  5. DeAnnaL

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent as always at Volare

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely fabulous!!! Loved the homemade pasta And dessert did not disappoint!

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  7. Swampcactus

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The word of the night: disappointing. Two of us had the Frutti di Mare. Good, but not stellar taste, and for $36, one shrimp, one scallop, four tiny clams, and four tiny mussels, plus a few shreds of fish left us shaking our heads. The Chicken Marsala was decent but salty. The Eggplant Parmesan was so drowned in thick cheese as to be ridiculous. And the worst for last—my wife’s sea bass (a special) was salty to the point of brininess, and carried strong off-putting smell and flavor, all for $50! And yes, she should have sent it back at first smell/taste. But that’s my wife. Inexcusably bad experience for such an allegedly upscale restaurant.

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  8. JamesWilson

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best staff inside and out, always makes us feel like family and takes care of us very well, every time we visit, Garry and Jonathan are the best people in the hospitality industry period. Chef Moore always makes the best new fish taste like nothing you have ever had before and it’s always delicious and exquisite. Thank you all for everything.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st time, and our server was very knowledgeable with the menu and helped with suggestions. We had a Seabass special and Tagliolini Bolognese. They were both fabulous! We also had the Volare Manhattan very good! Service was excellent and pricing reasonable. We will definitely return and highly recommend this place!

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  10. ValerieC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal- mussels and Chilean sea bass and tiramisu and Espresso martinis !! Excellent service!!

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  11. Foodies

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food! Enjoyed talking with one of the owners Jonathan! He was very personable and welcoming! Will definitely be back!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here and me and my wife went for our Anniversary, food and service was great, will definitely be back

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  13. Unbreeder

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brandi was amazing as always! The food never disappoints.

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  14. SuzanneS

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We are out of towners who were looking for a good Italian restaurant for dinner. We were not disappointed!! Great food, great place!! We would definitely visit again!!

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  15. RexL

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous dinner! Service and food was perfect. Love that they box your leftovers and you pick up at the hostess desk. Parking on Frankfort Avenue is difficult, so we love their valet parking.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very good time. The service and the food was amazing

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  17. ValerieW

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall a very good dinner. For my entree I ordered 2 appetizer. I really liked the scallops, the rollatini with eggplant and ricotta was just ok. Everybody else in the party loved their fooe.

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  18. Disappointed

    Louisville

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most likely the best buffet in the city. Great food and great service. Fantastic value. Such a pleasure experience our family was impressed we are making reservations for eight for Mother’s Day.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, portions large for another meal in take home! Thank you!

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  20. PhilipM

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first-time dining with Volare, and we waited too long. After meeting our charming server Taylor, we began with a what turned out to be generous pours of Johhny Walker Black. For the appetizers, the Chefs catch of the day were blue points on the half shell which are my all-time favorites. These were possibly the best I have ever had. My partner ordered the Rotollini di Melazane as eggplant is a big favorite for him. One of the best moments for me is seeing his eyes light up when he takes his first bight of something delicious and yes, they did. Next up, two glasses of Routestock Pinot Noir...excellent. For our entrées, Veal Limone for me which was perfectly prepared to order. For my partner, Spaghetti Aragosta crowned with a beautiful lobster tail which got yet another big happy nod. Did I mention the valet parking? With the exception of the small table where we were seated, we loved the whole experience including the upper-level area where we were seated. In all the best ways, I was reminded of the classic, authentic Italian restaurants in Pittsburgh where I grew up. We are happily adding this excellent eatery to our rotation. We already have our larger table request scouted out. Bravissime and Bravissimi team Volare!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, it was decent but not great for price point. I had veal and husband ordered the steak on special cooked medium. Ribeye was overcooked and tough. Waiter's personality was lackluster. He made it awkward and was not as friendly with us as the table in front of and behind us. Old fashioneds were $16 each but tasted off. Chocolate cake was amazing. Band performing was great. Probably won't ever come back. Our usual is Bourbon's Bistro across the street. So much better all around in every way. Especially the steak and drinks...and for around same price point. Meal for two with one dessert, one beverage and no appetizers or salads was about $200.

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  22. TraciM

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and service was excellent! It’s our favorite place.

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  23. BrangelavstheKCStrip

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience once again. We tried the chef’s special appetizer and a great Italian wine to start. Our entrees were amazing and dessert was delicious! Great service even when they are busy.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food both taste and presentation. Scallops were amazing

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The management and staff were exceedingly accommodating.

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  26. Chloe

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was delectable. From appetizer, to salad, to entree, to dessert, it was truly a culinary experience! Our server was knowledgeable and the atmosphere was exquisite. It’s become one of my favorites!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal and atmosphere. This will become a favorite every time we visit Louisville.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just yes!! The dining experience was exquisite. Will absolutely be back.

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  29. mbf417

    Nashville

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner for our friends birthday. Waitress was awesome and food/drinks perfect as usual

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  30. LisaR

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect! We ordered the fish special and it was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had!

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  31. TraciM

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Pablo was excellent! The food was quite good. This is the 2nd visit that the cocktails have been hit and miss.

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  32. PhilipB

    Lake of the Ozarks

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service. First time visiting

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambience was nice. We ordered the ribeye, medium rare. It came out rare. We sent it back and I’m fairly certain it was microwaved. We also ordered the duck which was very tough, inedible. The risotto was delicious and the polenta was also very good. We got the chocolate cake which was good, but served very cold. Overall, not great and certainly not worth the $$$.  

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful meal. We sat at the bar this time, and had an awesome experience. Best restaurant in Louisville.

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  35. CardinalFan

    Louisville

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service.....What I've come to expect from Volare. I'd highly recommend this restaurant, especially for their seafood offerings.

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  36. WyattT

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I went here for the first time despite having lived in the neighborhood for a long long time and I had high expectations. For years I’ve always seen the place as a very high end and upscale restaurant where you could have a lovely romantic evening with your partner. I left there feeling very disappointed and cheated. The food was excellent. The wait staff was also excellent. Everything else for me kind of sucked or fell flat. First, I made a reservation for two for eight. I arrived right on time and still had to wait to be sat. I made this reservation weeks in advance. Second, it was so incredibly loud. The main dining room has nothing in it to mute the sound of people and it honestly sounded like the background roar of a high school cafeteria. Third, for a restaurant that is touted as upscale and fine dining why in the world are there T.V.’s in it? Ridiculous. Overall it was fine. I would still recommend it for the food and price but I would suggest to others to go when it is far less busy.

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  37. francise

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service , veal saltimbocca was excellent, Pepperdale pasta was outstanding, the chocolate cream brûlée was to die for.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience , great food and service! Everyone great!

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  39. Diners

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Shared that we were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary when reserving … hostess seating us said nothing to us, only showed us to our teeny tiny table, pushed up against the 1/2 wall and bc of the walk path, we could not move to sit beside each other, not even enough room on the table for the food and wine, needless to say, it was the least romantic dinner we’ve ever had - the atmosphere and setting were made worse by the very loud noise (we could not hear each other speak) and feeling rushed through our meal. Have had great meals here before but this special time was a huge, ginormous disappointment. Food last night was ok, really nothing special. Our waitress was nice, not overly kind, but she did bring us a complimentary tiramisu at the end, which was honestly the best part of our entire meal. (The tiramisu is one of the best i’ve had in awhile.) But, I’d much rather have had a better seating arrangement to actually enjoy our meal and time together.

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  40. MostlyBusiness

    Austin

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The veal dishes are incredible! I also enjoy the ravioli as an appetizer. The people are fantastic.

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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 3882 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

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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