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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Romantic (45)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
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Good for a Date (42)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Notable Wine List (30)
Business Meals (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Bar Seating (22)
Authentic (21)
Cozy (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Live Music (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Casual (16)
Fun (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Hot Spot (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
People Watching (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

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
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 14, 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
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 12, 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
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 (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
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 (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
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·Dined on January 9, 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
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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.

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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
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·Dined on January 5, 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
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (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.

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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
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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
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 (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
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic, as always. Just wonderful in every way.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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 (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
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic meal as always. Best restaurant in Louisville, hands down. The chef is so very talented. The staff is very attentive. We feel like family there, and we keep going back. Every friend we've introduced to Volare has loved it. Pasta is house made - cooked to perfection. Fish specials are wonderful. Best beef in town (yes, better than the steakhouses). Soups to die for. So flavorful! And the desserts? Unbelievable. Photo is a candy apple filled with berries and cake. Absolutely delicious as well as gorgeous. I can't say enough great things about Chef Joshua Moore, Jonathan Tarullo, the staff and our #1 server Tasha.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

My adult children and I had a wonderful dinner between Christmas and New Years. We were seated promptly and the waiter was knowledgeable and entertaining. Everyone enjoyed their food except for the Carbonara. (It may have just been prepared in a different way than the person was used to) We did not feel rushed and the evening was great. We would definitely return for another family occasion

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was amazing, the service was top notch. The only thing I can say needs improvement is the entry way. It wasn’t attractive at all and there was a small trash can overflowing with trash right as we went in the main door. We will be back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. Excellent food and the service was very atrentstive. We could not have asked for anything more. We look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

I have recently moved back to Louisville and met with a friend for dinner. The atmosphere, food and Service was outstanding. This will definitely be in my top list of restaurants.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Live Music, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Special anniversary dinner, and though we didn’t tell them this because we’re simply not the kind of people who like attention, it didn’t matter. Any dinner at Volare would feel like a special occasion, I suspect.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Celebrating a birthday on this occasion. We each had a pasta dish we liked very much after sharing our favorite wedge salad. My dinner was one of the specials for the night featuring meltingly shredded steak with gnocchi as the pasta. That's not a favorite of mine, so I replaced it with chef-made gemelli and it was perfect. My husband had the carbonara that is shaken in a jar at the table then transferred steaming hot into a pasta bowl. Both entrees were excellent. We had desserts we love: bourbon ball gelato and egg nog cheesecake. Service throughout, provided by Mike and Matt, was outstanding. A lovely evening amidst all the Christmas decorations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful Christmas celebration with our children! Food was great! Only complaint was they ran out of mussels our daughters favorite!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was excellent and some of the preparations were unusual (in a good way). The wine was moderately priced for the quality offered. At the end of the meal, all the guests were happy and satisfied.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Group of old high school buddies and spouses getting together to celebrate Christmas. We’ve been friends for almost 50 years and we love meeting here. The food and atmosphere can’t be beat and it reminds us of our favorite trip to Italy. The wait staff was excellent without being intrusive. A local gem!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Outstanding as always

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We arrived to a festive holiday atmosphere with wonderful staff that made our night memorable. Our dinner was delicious and was finished with a fabulous dessert trio! We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We loved Volare! We were greeted enthusiastically, shown right to our table, and served the most delicious meal. Our server did a wonderful job with my wife's dietary restrictions. The restaurant was tastefully decorated for the Christmas season. It was also very nice to have live music.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Truly great night with friends. The place was packed and we had to wait at the bar for one to open up, and that’s where the place really shined. The manager was very apologetic about having to wait; he provided a complementary bottle of wine when we got our table. The service was just outstanding as well. Brooke did great to make up for our having to wait for our table. The food was delicious as usual too. The Chilean Sea Bass was phenomenal! The manager and entire staff was just so attentive and helpful; it was really remarkable how they took care of us. Can’t recommend Volare enough!

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Business. Christmas dinner.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The only reason I didn’t give a 5-star rating was because we had to wait 30 min even though we had a reservation. Great food, waitress and the chef comes out to talk to you!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Chef Josh is amazing. The food was fantastic!

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Overall, for my first time at Volare, I was more than pleased. There wsre however, some minor flaws that I am more than able to overlook. One of the first things I noticed when ordering was that my particular waiter did not know how to pronounce one of the items I had ordered (the name was in Italian). For a higher end Italian restaurant, it might be more beneficial for the employees to know how to pronounce the words. I had to point out on the menu what I asked for. Again, this is a minor error but attention to detail is required. Secondly, coming from a fine dining catering company, I pay attention to detail of the way the servers wait on tables. Reaching over guests to refill water glasses is often frowned upon, I saw this happening. My only other concern was the lumache pasta. It was slightly undercooked. This was over looked though as the many flavors of the dish blended perfectly.

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour
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