Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.96mi
  2. Distance: 1.05mi
  3. Distance: 2.29mi
  4. Distance: 2.43mi
  1. Distance: 0.96mi
  2. Distance: 1.05mi
  3. Distance: 2.29mi
  4. Distance: 2.43mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.96mi
  2. Distance: 1.05mi
  3. Distance: 2.29mi
  4. Distance: 2.43mi
  1. Distance: 0.96mi
  2. Distance: 1.05mi
  3. Distance: 2.29mi
  4. Distance: 2.43mi

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
View Larger Map

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.

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Volare Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
Romantic (53)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
See All
Good for a Date (47)
Notable Wine List (36)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Bar Seating (26)
Business Meals (25)
Live Music (25)
Authentic (25)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Cozy (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Fun (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Casual (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Comfort Food (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
People Watching (8)
Great for Lunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Healthy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
1155 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful spot for a romantic evening. 10/10 would visit again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

excellent service, wonderful food and entertainment, love the atmosphere

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was perfect the service and the food was amazing

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

Understanding that it was a busy Valentine's day night we sat at our reserved table and waited 25 minutes for someone to wait on us. We got water right away but no server. They kept walking by like we were invisible. I finally asked another server for a wine list while we waited for someone to wait on us. The food was good but not great. As we left my wife and I agreed that we would not go back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service1
value2

vip
 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

The live music was terrific. Love Robbie Bartlett.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Louisville)·Dined 4 days ago

We had such an enjoyable dining experience. I had the seabass and my husband had the salmon. Both were EXCELLENT! A delicious meal and attentive service! A wonderful evening! Thank you for a fun Valentine's Day.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Our favorite restaurant in Louisville. It’s pricey but food at this price isn’t just a meal it’s theater and they deliver 1000%

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Beau was an excellent server and the food was wonderful as always.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing food and environment! Totally recommended!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on February 11, 2018

My girlfriend came in the weekend before Valentine's Day for us to celebrate and we decided to try something we hadn’t had before. I’m very glad Volare is what I went with. We had excellent service from a gentleman with thorough knowledge of the menu. She said it’s her new favorite evening dining option!

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our waiter was Beau and he was the reason the meal was so good, made us feel at home and did a wonderful job, food was outstanding.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Live Music, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Consistently top tier experience! Chef Josh knocks it out of the park every time. Johnathan Tarullo makes the evening-so personal...you imagine you are the only diners. In actuality- the restaurant is packed....the team is just that good! You will not be disappointed!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I have been to Volare’s many times and have never been disappointed. Everything about it was wonderful… The food, the service, and the atmosphere. Always a joy.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on February 8, 2018

By far the best Chicken Parmesean in town. It’s not to be missed.

Tags: Live Music, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great experience for our anniversary at Volare. Service and food were exceptional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food; mediocre (at best) service. In Volare's defense, my daughter and I were seated between a physician with his family who were buying high end wines and a table of eight very well known, high profile local business business people with their wives. Even though I did know and speak with folks at both tables, I guess our measly $100 tab didn't warrant the service we expected. While the manager did comp my drinks and gave us a desert to go, it did seem that he was all to familiar with apologizing for poor service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service2
value4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This was our second dining experience at Volare and it was equal to the first. The food is excellent, the service was very good and we met the chef. We had a waiter the first time and a waitress the second, she was very good, but didn't seem as knowledgeable about the wine list or as informative about menue items. We savor restaurants of this class for special occasions and we are looking forward to enjoying Volare again in the future. We would be pleased to know of any special events or menue specials.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Dinner was fantastic! We had a birthday celebration for a friend on a Sunday night. The food was outstanding and the staff were spot on. This is now my favorite restaurant! All of us had something different - and everyone thought their food was amazing. I had the ricotta ravioli - it was fantastic!!! I can't praise this place enough. Can't wait to go back. Perfect place to go with a group of people or a romantic dinner for two.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was so delicious the best restaurant I have been to and will definitely go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were at Volare to celebrate my wife's birthday. We found both the food and the service to be top notch. Our waiter Beau was attentive and provided excellent suggestions for both food and wine selections that would pair well together. We don't often dine out but will definitely choose Volare again in the future.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The best Italian Restaurant in the Louisville area. The service and quality of the meals always make dining at Volare's a pleasure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I had not been to Volare in years and my husband had never been. I made a reservation explaining it was a "special" occasion and I'd like to have a nice table for 2. We were seated in the small room next to the hostess stand in the middle of the room. We had a party of 10, a party of 6 and a 3rd party of 6 surrounding us, not even remotely a good table. even though the table was a 4-top, we were squeezed in and there were only the 2 chairs for us to sit in. There was no room for our coats, or my purse. There were 3 2-tops along the side of the room, all 3 occupied. The music was load, too load to talk over even though it was in another area. Once the music stopped we were almost able to carry on a conversation. It was extremely disappointing.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience2
service3
value3

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 14, 2018

There were 4 of us dining, I'm gluten-free and vegetarian, the other 3 were none of those things. Volare actually has a special gluten-free and vegetarian menu if you ask for it. In any case, I had an amazing dish with veggies on GF pasta and an olive oil based "sauce". Two of the other diners had the fish and one had the soup of the day. Everyone loved their food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

wonderful food, love the atmosphere and bar area, always a great experience

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Good for Groups, People Watching, Seasonal, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The last few times we have been to restaurant servers not on their A-game. We sat at table 15 minutes before waitress took our drink order. No one stopped by to see if we needed anything. Once server appeared service got somewhat better. I know restaurant was busy but no excuse for that kind of wait.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The atmosphere was wonderful. Food and service were superb! Would come back for any occasion!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

One of the better Italian restaurants in the Louisville area, but its slightly pretentious atmosphere (and corresponding prices) betray what it really serves: fairly solid – if unimaginative — renderings of standard dishes. The chicken-or-veal marsala or limone, salads and pastas are fine, if a little overzealously seasoned. All-in-all a pleasant experience if not a particularly memorable one.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 8, 2018

First time diners at Volare. Wait staff and manager were very attentive. Food was excellent and plentiful. Was very quiet, it being a Monday. Planning on going back again to try their other delicious looking dishes. Hope to make this our "go to" place from now on.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Jake was our server and was excellent. Eat in the bar and save money on an exquisite evening.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always great food and service. Quickly becoming our local favorite!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food is amazing. The service is excellent. The price is a little steep, but the quality balances this out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent steaks, generous portions, attentive staff, & amazing deserts. Didn't disappoint for the money.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Everything about the Volare experience is always amazing. The service is consistently top notch. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful. And the food is outstanding. I forgo experiencing so many of Louisville’s restaurants because i keep coming back here when i get a night out. And i don’t regret it at all.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We went to Volare for my son's birthday. It was absolutely delicious. But the best was the Blood Orange crème brulee that he had. Excellent would highly recommend!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have been to Volare and thought NewYears would be a perfect place to gather with 8 friends.first of all the tables were jammed in the back room so to make it uncomfortable to maneuver around . Our waitress was surly and abrupt with all of us ... we are a pretty easy group. You could tell she did not wish to be here. She snapped at one of our group when he asked for some water the thirs time . " get this man water immediately " the rolls were hard and tasteless the server said we use different rolls for holidays . Out food was tepid when served. So surprised with this as this has not been the case previously . Valet service and hostesses were outstanding . Seems our server in the back room was not up to your standards.
Janice B

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service1
value2

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was very noisy, however it was New Years Eve. Server was overwhelmed and made several mistakes and was obviously stressed. food was wonderful however!

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service2
value4

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our 4th time going to Volare. Food was delicious. Service was poor as it took awhile to get bar drinks and dirty plates removed from the table. The noise level was so loud, it was difficult to hold a conversation with the couple with us.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience1
service2
value2

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic, as always. Just wonderful in every way.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service were excellent. The valet was smoking in our car - not cool.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

As always, Volare was excellent. One of my favorite spots. Almost all of our dishes were fantastic. My entree, the sea bass special, left me wanting for more flavor. Don't get me wrong, it was still very good; just not as excellent as I have come to expect at Volare. Everything else was perfect. The specialty cocktails are always excellent as well and the serve is bar none. Always happy with Volare!

Tags: Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.