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About Volare Italian Restaurant

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.

2300 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM

Cross Street:
Jane Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 894-4446

Website:
http://www.volare-restaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live music in the bar area Thursday - Saturday

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

Parking Details:
Complementary valet parking off of Jane Street. Tips are accepted.

Executive Chef:
Chef Joshua D. Moore

Private Party Facilities:
Your event. Your vision. Our pleasure.

Private Party Contact:
Lindsay Moore : (502) 894-4446

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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Volare Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (47)
Special Occasion (46)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
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Romantic (43)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Business Meals (29)
Authentic (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Groups (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Fun (14)
Live Music (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Cozy (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Casual (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous birthday dinner with great service! Jonathan Turillo and our server, Christopher took great care of us!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent all the way around. Made my mom's late birthday celebration a great success.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Food and service were both fantastic. Chef Josh Moore came by the table to say hello which was a very nice touch. Definitely one of Louisville’s best dining establishments!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service. Complimentary Birthday dessert was a great touch. My husband loved the salmon. Perfectly cooked.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Wonderful food and super attentive and caring service.
Thank you for always making it a special experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The duck was best ever. Service excellent and attentive. Been going there for years and it’s better than ever.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Remodel of restaurant was great--good service from Ben--tasty food--sea bass and rib eye were excellent--we had a great time for my sister's birthday--also some of the best coffee I have ever had at a restaurant--

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 26, 2017

A fair experience. I would not hurry back. Food was ok but not up to the standard of a special restaurant.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

So this was the second chance - we had an earlier awful experience and were persuaded to give them one more try by several colleagues, and I'm glad we did. The food was great, and the service was OK so it was much better than last time.

It was however spectacularly loud - so loud that by the time the desert came round we all had headaches, and we were shouting to be heard. There is honestly no way that anyone with less than 100% hearing would be able to hold a conversation. If you don't actually want to talk with your guests, this might be a plus, but this was our main problem.

So - would we go back? Probably not. There are a bunch of good restaurants in town, and while Volare is good, it isn't outstanding, certainly not enough to take the noise.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The only reason I did not give the service 5 stars is because we requested a round table and I was told that they would accommodate this request. I confirmed with them 2 times including the day of our reservation to make sure we would be seated at a round table. We showed up and they had given our round table away.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Everything about our dinner evening was great! The service, ambiance, wine, desserts etc. were wonderful. The only item that was a bit of a disappointment was the short ribs entree. It was very bland and seemed more like an average pot roast. Everything else was awesome!

I would highly recommend Valero for anyone wanting a great Italian restaurant for a special evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great!!!! One of our favs in town.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was outstanding! The service, the food and the atmosphere! We will be back soon!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I highly recommend Volare. Of course the food was excellent but the ambiance was even better. The staff and service was just what you would expect from a high end restaurant like this. Make your reservations now!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was great and service was impeccable

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I heard about volares on secrets of bluegrass chefs and watched the show live at the kentucky state fair 2015 when chef prepared two dishes. My wife was celebrating her 60th birthday and we wanted something special, we thought we would try volares unstead of our unsual place for celebrations, del friscos. We were very pleased and plan to return on our next special occasion.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic meal. We were in from El Paso for the weekend and really want to thank the owner and staff for a great experience. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Fun
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Stuffy country club atmosphere. Made a reservation for 815 but didn't get seated til almost 9...while rich old people arriving after us were escorted to tables. The manager bought us a round for our troubles which was very nice..Then the guy that brought out the food was rude as hell, acted like we were jerks for troubling him. Food was awful so much salt in my carbonara thought I'd get iodine poisoning. Had a stomach ache for day and a half. If you're rich and want to see your other blue blood friends go there, otherwise stay clear

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I have never complained about a restaurant. But I absolutely must say that we had the worst dining experience in 25-plus years of dining out in Louisville at Volare. First, the food was amazing, as always. Unfortunately,the terrible service ruined the entire meal. I never realized how a rude, condescending server could absolutely ruin a dining experience. When a drink I ordered was messed up, I was told: "Well, this drink is evidently on the house!", as the drink was curtly placed in front of me. (The drink was still on my bill, which I paid without complaint.) My brother was charged for a drink his wife did not order. When he very politely mentioned it, the server initially argued with him. When she realized she made a mistake she made a face at my sister-in-law behind her back! Which we all witnessed!! Unbelievably rude. My other sister-in-law's order was messed up and the wrong meal brought to her. No apology. It was literally one mistake after another. Why a rude person is allowed to serve people at this otherwise lovely and reputable restaurant is puzzling to me. I have never complained on Open Table about a restaurant's food or the service. This is honestly the first time a restaurant deserved such a review. I spoke with the manager before I left the restaurant. He was very kind and polite. I immediately told him I did not want anything from him or his restaurant, but he needed to know what a horrible experience we had. I hope Volare can address this server's issues. Again, the food at the restaurant is fantastic!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The booth sitting was very crowded for 4. The booth sitting was not comfortable.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent service and food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Best restaurant in Louisville and the most consistent for the quality of the food and the efficiency of the staff. The best Chef in town!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Thank you Chef Joshua Moore!! The food was more excellent than expected. You are the reason we come here. Can’t wait to come back. The flavors were complex in each bite. Who knew cabbage could be that delicious. The pasta dish was the best I’ve ever tasted. Hans and Jill Cesarz.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server Christopher was attentive without being intrusive, accommodating to special requests. The fresh pasta was excellent. You can really tell the difference when the restaurant makes its own. Superb house Manhattan. Love Volare. Wish there was music every evening, even during happy hours.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Volare is a wonderful experience. Outstanding food, wine list and service. Plus the decor is welcoming and comfortable. Head chef Joshua Moore has developed a wonderful dining destination.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was amazing, food delicious!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Chef Josh Moore always creates culinary masterpieces as specials of the evening, and we often choose those items for our entree. I had a delicious beef tenderloin with several toppings all served with fresh and interesting vegetables - beets being the best! As an appetizer, we both had the potato soup which was different and extremely tasty. We had the autumn salad which again was uniquely zesty. I enjoyed a glass of Merlot and then finished with a piece of pumpkin cheesecake which I had to take home and enjoy the following evening. Service was prompt, courteous and always subtle with filling water glasses and bringing clean flatware. The new china pattern was classic and helped present the food in a charming way.
Every detail was perfect - a delightful evening indeed.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We made reservation for my wife's birthday. you would think that they would have told the waitress that it was her birthday but no!
She didn't tell us anything about the specials of the night and the other waitress were.
I think are waitress must have been the bartender and didn't know what was going on. My steak was ok but no way worth the 38 dollars Texas road house has better tasting steaks for a third of the price only good part was the bourbon ball ice cream.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Best sea bass ever. Light flaky chutney was perfect for the fish

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We always love Volare and they never disappoint! Chef Josh is an incredible Chef! Thank you Volare for making our anniversary a great night!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Lovely evening. Service, food and live music was excellent. A little pricey. Music was a little loud.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I can't say enough good things about this fabulous restaurant. Farm fresh ingredients. The chef came out of the kitchen to ask if we were enjoying our meal. Art on a plate. Taste of food was very complimentary to my palate. We had a group of five at a round table. Great music playing. Beautiful upscale dining spot. Desserts were "to-die" for!!! Artfully presented!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I was happy with the new menu. The home made pasta was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Live Music
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

One of my favorite places in town. The best Italian food in Louisville.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 25, 2017

As always this was a lovely dinner for all at Valore! Our waitress was cordial and knowledgeable and service was awesome! And tha food was delicious, as always. One of my favorite places in Louisville to have a memorable dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 23, 2017

the sea bass special featured that evening was absolutely delicious as well as the wine.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was the 1st time we ate at this restaurant and it more than met our expectations. It was not our 1st choice, based only on the fact that we had never ate there, but it will be on the top of our list from now on.

We had to make a change in our reservation and the Manager was very accommodating. Service was excellent. Kudos to the staff and the Chef for a great meal and a wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

To start with, we arrived earlier than our reservation time, and we were seated immediately. Our waitress "Natacha" was fantastic, knowledgeable, and friendly. She provided us with impeccably good service, and made the evening well worth the trip.

The food was also great, My wife had the Grouper, which was cooked perfectly, as was my veal parmigiana. Appetizers, and deserts were really good, and the overall experience made for a memorable evening!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary here. We did not have a babysitter for our three month old baby, so I called to see if they were kid friendly, and they welcomed her with open arms. Everyone was very friendly, the service was impeccable, the food was delicious, and our server even surprised us with a free tiramisu as our anniversary gift. We were very impressed and will definitely recommend it to many.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Unfortunately we got stuck in between a couple large parties. Our appetizers and food took a very long time to come out and our server lacked attention to our table. We were comped wine and dessert which was the saving grace.

Tags: Romantic
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