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Volare Italian Restaurant

4.7
1203 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation


Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
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Phone number
(502) 894-4446
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Joshua D. Moore
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Private party facilities
Your event. Your vision. Our pleasure.
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Private party contact
Lindsay Moore : (502) 894-4446
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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!
Lindsay@Volare-Restaurant.com
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Cross street
Jane Street
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Parking details
Complementary valet parking off of Jane Street. Tips are accepted.
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Entertainment
Live music in the bar area Thursday - Saturday
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Special events & promotions
During special events (Derby weekend) and holidays all areas of Volare will be open for seating. This includes our enclosed patio, private dining room, and tented event space. Seating requests cannot be guaranteed. Limited menu.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1203 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Pleasant and always consistent. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My 2nd visit to the restaurant (first one two years ago). Took a friend who had just moved to the Louisville area. We had a late Sunday evening dinner and closed out the restaurant. We shared the Autunno salad (extra $2 for shared plate), and both had the saltimbocca as our main course. Her's was the pollo and mine was the vitello. Both were very flavorful and served with what I believe was baby broccoli and wonderful tasting beets. We finished our meal with some very nice desserts and a glass of port. I think we probably had a newer wait person, a little unknowledable, but friendly.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We were in Louisville for a weekend getaway and chose Volare for a nice dinner. It had a cool vibe from the moment we entered. It was buzzing, but we had a rezzy and were seated right away. Service was great and the food was delicious. When we tasted the bread and olive oil, we knew we were in for a treat. Farm to table Italian, the ingredients tasted so fresh, pasta cooked perfectly. It was a wonderful experience and delicious dinner. I’d definitely go back and would recommend it to others. The live music was a great touch as well!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was fantastic and so was our server Kait. Will definitely go again and ask for her section!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Food and service was great. Music and room noice loud

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

It was a fantastic evening. Me and my wife went there for a date. It was our first time there. We had a great evening. The staff was great. My wife had a the veal parmesan and i had the noodles with mushrooms, bacon and cream sauce. We will be coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always amazing food! So creative and tasty. Great staff!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We wanted to introduce some out of town friends to the Louisville dining scene and chose Volare. It was a wonderful evening! We were welcomed, given a lovely table, and well taken care of. The wine list and menu were both extensive enough to please many tastes but not overwhelming. My husband said his duck entree was the best he's ever had. Ditto on the sea bass special. We never felt rushed and yet our waiter was there whenever we needed something. All in all, Volare impressed us and was a positive, memorable dining experience.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was good, not great. Our waiter was excellent, the other wait staff not so much. It was a good value.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The atmosphere was great, the service was impeccable and the food was AMAZING!! The evening was extra special when Chef Josh came out and said hi, he was genuinely nice and he has such a kind heart. We love that all the pasta is made in house and he uses local farms for his foods. It’s totally worth the drive if you’re out of town to this restaurant, they will not disappoint.

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2.0Dined on April 5, 2018

A good selection of wine was moderately priced, however our Caeser salad was just ok. We were impressed with the home made pastas yet my topping of traditional Italian sauce was very bland and tasted like a canned variety costing over $20 , yes very disappointing. My wife's chicken dish was ok at best.
For the cost we were both very disappointed and will not return particularly knowing many other fine restaurants in the area😩

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We just love this place! Nice atmosphere, a nice selection of wine and cocktails, and yummy food. Our go-to spot with friends. Live music in the bar really raises the experience - a bit on the pricey side but worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

My experience was great! Music was wonderful! Had a great evening and my server was delightful

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wine was pricey. The Calamari was good. Loved the Caesar Salad. My partner had the Shrimp Angel Hair with Lemon Cream Sauce, it was delicious. I had the Paparadelle with Bacon and Demi Glace Cream Sauce. I didn't care for the bacon in this dish. It was not crisp at all and was too smoky for my liking. The Crème Brulee was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This is one of the best Italian restaurants we have ever been to and is one we always go to when we are in Louisville. Great food and great service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Per usual, great brunch for Easter. Very consistent, high quality food.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Chef Josh delivers once again with a fabulous Easter brunch, complete with gorgeous and tasty desserts. And kudos to the bar for the champagne cocktail!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great brunch with varied selection of breakfast/lunch/dinner foods!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Absolutely a great experience. Service was superb

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Outstanding food and service. I highly recommend Volare for your next fine dining occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had a party of five for our daughter's birthday. The service and food were excellent! The approval was unanimous!

Thank You,
Joe

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Best Chicken Parmesan ever. Service was tremendous. Jonathan Tarullo always makes this dining experience memorable.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Alas, Volare has gotten way too noisy for us. The bar has always been noisy, and the live music has made it more so- and we were seated on the raised seating area between the bar and a large, noisy table for 8. We simply could not hear, and it took away from the food. I should have asked for a table as far away from the bar as possible, but I’m not sure we could have gotten it, the place was so packed. The food is good, as always, but it will be sometimes before we come back. It’s turned into a sports bar...

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The occassion was continuosly exceptional & enjoying! Excellent first-time & over-all experience! Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always amazing food and service!! Had the special of Halibut and it was the best fish dish I have ever eaten. Chef never disappoints!! Our favorite restaurant in Louisville.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Josh Moore and his team always exceed our expectations. Volare is our go to fine dining restaurant. Always the best.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The chef here is amazing!!!! Dinner was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great food maybe it is one of the top three restaurants in Louisville!!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Seating for our reservation was on time. The service staff was very attentive and picked up on visual ques quickly. The specials for the evening were interesting and delicious. Overall, it was a very good experience.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Fabulous birthday dinner. Great food and even better service. Thank you, Volare!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The sea bass special was over cooked and way too expensive for what it was.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This restaurant if very loud!! The service was better than the good. I expected more from the hype this restaurant gets. I guess I had too high of expectations. I doubt I'll spend $100 here again.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Noise level made conversation difficult. Overall a very nice evening.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The food was great. The chef has a gift... great seafood and atmosphere. Definitely will return! but that’s the way I roll.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Chef Josh makes this restaurant so wonderful. We love having dinner here!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We’re in the process of moving to Louisville and despite not living there yet we’ve been to this restaurant a half dozen times on weekend trips and such because we’re big Italian lovers and unfortunately can’t get good Italian
in Dallas. That said, unlike all of our previous trips we were supremely disappointed in two things this past trip- 1) we were seated in a back corner on the heated porch. One of those two things is bad enough but both was a double whammy.
2) the service was extremely slow, probably partially due to where we were seated.

Food was still outstanding, as it always is, and we’ll likely be back when we move there in June but really hoping we get a better experience next time around otherwise that opinion will change.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

My husband & I went to Volare for a long needed night out. Our meals were incredible & our waiter & serving staff were attentive. We had hoped to enjoy an after dinner drink at the bar but after waiting 15 min to even be acknowledged, we left without completing our evening. This was not the Volare I frequented in years past & don't expect I will return soon.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My wife and I selected Volare to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The ambience was wonderful. The staff was friendly, efficient and helpful. Our server Beau was a pleasure and made our experience all the better. The Red Sangria was the best I've ever had. Our Calamari appetizer was tender and delicious. My wife ordered the seafood Linguini (Frutti di Mare) and it was fabulous. I opted for the Lasagna Salsiccia with sausage, beef and ricotta and was not disappointed. The quality of ingredients and flavor were very satisfying. The chef surprised us with a complementary serving of Tiramisu for our anniversary. All in all it was a wonderful dining experience. I highly recommend Volare to all my friends

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Crowded. Long wait Had reservations. Finally were seated. Food and drinks were excellent.

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