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About Volare Ristorante

Volare Ristorante is an Italian restaurant featuring Pasta, Pizza, Steaks, Chops and Seafood.

48992 Pontiac Trail
Wixom, MI 48393
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steakhouse, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Chambers

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(248) 960-7771

Website:
http://www.ristorantevolare.com/

Catering:
Please call for details.

Executive Chef:
Dino Grossi, Chef/Owner

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Volare Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
Good for a Date (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
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Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Authentic (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Casual (9)
Romantic (9)
Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

This place was great. The food was awesome and our waitress was great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great service!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were in the patio area that is enclosed. It was slightly noisy because of the heaters. The heaters also had the temperature very uncomfortable at times. Otherwise a great experience.

Bourbon selection could be better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

First time going here and it was great! The steaks are amazing. My bf loved his birthday dinner

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Bone-in filet was outstanding.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 3, 2018

One of the best steaks I’ve ever had. And the chocolate gelato with salt is a great finisher

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food! Service is usually good. A bit pricy but usually worth it. Kids love the pasta!

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Volare lacked ambiance but the service was awesome. We had the sausage and peppers appetizer which was awesome, however our entrees were average. The entree felt like it was missing a pasta side dish. I had the chicken piccata which had a wonderful sauce with capers and artichokes but was over-cooked and quite tough. My husbad love the chicken parmigian.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Gino made our evening complete with his excellent service. Food was wonderful as were our companions. Great place to dine well and break bread with friends

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was superb. My only slight complaint is it seemed to take longer than usual to bring the food out.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Normally a great restaurant. On this particular visit, Volare was off its game. We were placed in the sidewalk dining area (01/20/18) which was enclosed and had heaters. We were placed directly under one of the heaters, which felt like a broiler. Our waitress explained there was limited control of the heater. Since we we away from the main dining room, service seemed unusually slow - out of sight is out of mind. Our waitress, whom we had before and was excellent that visit, was having an off night - apologized constantly - explained a shortage of Cooks in the kitchen - forgot the normal table set-ups (water, bread, drink refills, etc). The food was the saving grace. Yet, the Fileto ordered as medium, ran from medium well to medium to medium rare. Still, it was tender and delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We went out for a late dinner after arriving back in town from a trip. It had been a few years since we were at this restaurant. We always had a good experience but it's a half hour from the house. We made a reservations on OT, got there and were seated right away. Our server, Klotilda (I thought it was Claudia and kept calling her that) got us drinks in a jiffy. I asked her how the pour was and she said pretty good but I ordered a double bourbon anyway. It came out in a tall glass - it looked like a glass of soda. We ordered appetizers which were outstanding and by the time they were done, the salads came and then the entree. Perfect timing on everything. All the food was delicious - my son had the 18 oz ribeye; it was like 2" thick. I realized I had underestimated how good this restaurant is and will start going more regularly. We were too full to eat dessert.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food amazing service only downfall the patio heaters were on full blast and it was VERY hot

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food. Disappointed in the limited New Years menu and unwillingness to make a subsution. This was our third news years there and first year slightly disappointed.

Still will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was good but overpriced. Do not sit on the porch in the cold season. The overhead heaters burned our necks and ears. They finally turned them off after two requests only to turn them back on 5 minutes later. Our whole meal felt rushed by the server and busboy. Left with a splitting headache. Ruined our new years eve!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is one of our go-to places for birthdays, get-togethers with friends and date nights.

We have been to Volare in the past for New Year's Eve but we will not be returning next year. When the restaurant called to confirm our reservation, I was told there was going to be a limited menu. Not only was the menu extremely limited but many prices were dramatically increased. My father-in-law loves fish and the only fish on the menu was Chilean Bass for $56, therefore he did not order it because of the inflated price. There was no children's menu but they did accommodate us.

We love their pizzas but unfortunately that were none on the menu. The menu had a very limited number of salads. My husband's favorite is the NYC (chopped salad) but that was not on the menu.

I specifically booked an early reservation so that we would not be with the crowds and be rushed. Unfortunately, wait people were asking us if they could remove our dishes before we were done. One after another.

I understand that restaurants often have limited menus on New Years' Eve but Volare's was too limited. It is important for restaurants to retain the loyalty of regular customers such as us whether or not it is a holiday. Volare failed at this.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful meal once again! My husband had the linguine which comes with all kinds of seafood and even I was impressed (I don't eat seafood). My gnocci was flavorful and tender and fresh.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We always have a great time at Voltaire. Joe is a fantastic chef who spends time out on the floor interacting with the guests. The service is excellent and you will not walk away hungry.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The Halibut was good. The braised beef/veal Ravioli however was swimming in its sauce which could have been reduced by 70%. The wine selection was very disappointing. The bottle recommended, after a lengthy menu search, was over ripe and on the edge. We should have sent it back but chose to finish our dinners and leave. We will not be returning.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great job as always...never disappointed. Keep up the good work Dino and staff!!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food is phenomenal! Well worth the drive. Chef is present and available. We had a minor issues, which he personally resolved to our satisfaction. You can tell he really cares about the food. Love this place!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food and service is exceptionally great every time we come here for dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

After hearing much positive reports, we were slightly disappointed in our overall experience.
The salads were wilted by overdressing, the sea bass was noticeably “fishy”, the gnocchi was over cooked and squishy, but my wife’s shrimp dish and my son’s chicken parmigiana was well prepared.
Service was disinterested and confused.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We were Celebrating a birthday and the holidays! The food is amazing and the service was great.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Eight of us had a fantastic early dinner at Volare. Service was superlative - attentive and right on with his suggestions. The food was perfect. Steak, fish, veal all were perfectly prepared and enjoyed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Average meal, for the $$$$ it should have been excellent. Waitress was slow and took 5-10m before she took our drink order. Food was slow to table and warm not hot. Two filets, bottle of wine and chicken parmigiana $173 including tip. Was not worth it. Looked to try this restaurant as we hit many of the fine dining in the area . We won’t be back.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Even though we had reservations, the person greeted us as if we just walked in off the street and did not acknowledge that we were there celebrating birthdays. Service was still good even though the waiter did not know about our birthday celebration. Food and wine were very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was good not great. Server lacked knowledge of the food and service was terrible. Price did not equal the experience

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our last visit here, about 3 years ago, didn't go so well. I'm glad we gave it another chance. The food was outstanding! And the service was good, our waitress recommended an excellent wine. We won't wait so long for our next visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Amazing experience! Everyone here is soooooo nice. Definitely coming back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food as always. If you are looking for a modern Italian steakhouse, this is it -

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Volare has kept improving. We had a great experience with this reservation, enough to where we will have it near the top of our list when deciding what restaurant to make our next reservation. The service was also very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Outstanding! Great food! Great service! Awesome deserts! My favorite place

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We met a group of friends for a holiday get together. There were 10 of us. Our reservation was at 7pm on Saturday December 2. Everything was wonderful with the exception of our waiter. It was apparent that he was anxious to be done with his shift. He hurried us along. Did not ask if we were interested in appetizers, dessert, another round of cocktails, coffee. His demeanor was sullen. Sadly, it put quite a damper on our celebratory mood. I am sure that we will return but pray that we don’t have the same young man as our server.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server was just fair. He was nice , but never told us what the specials were and could have been a little friendly, more informative and more talkative. My medium, cooked through salmon was raw. I was only able to eat half of it. The server offered to have it cooked more but that didn't appeal to me after the fact. We didn't make a big deal but it was obvious that it was not cooked enough. When the waiter gave us the bill he did not charge us for the salmon which was appreciated. We liked the restaurant atmosphere and would return but would make sure my food was cooked properly before beginning my meal

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Terrific local Italian restaurant. Food has top notch flavor. Service can be inconsistent.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was good. Wait staff was not up to what you would expect for the high prices.
Not worth the prices to go back.
Very disappointing.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Volare was very good and I recommend it to anyone who wants a good Italian meal with pizza

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It's such a pleasure to dine at Volare. We have never been disappointed. From the Sea Bass to the Veal Chop (wish I had taken a pic) the four of us couldn't have imagined anything better. The wine list is ample and fairly priced. This is our favorite place by far. I miss the booths for four but Volare won't leave you wanting for anything else.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Kelsey the server was very good. She was pleasant and was helpful with the dinner menu.
Dinner was delicious as was the soup and salad courses. The only think I will say is when
she listed the specials she did not say the prices, was very surprised at the filet bone in.
When we got the bill it was double the regular filet. Not sure we would have gotten it.
Other than that everything was great.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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