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Volare

201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311 (Near North Side)
312-410-9900
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Ranked #51 of 8,285 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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English first
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We went here at the recommendation of the hotel clerk - it was late and only two blocks away. A Saturday night, and busy, but snagged two seats at the bar for a snack and wine before we could be seated. Ordered Grigliata Mista, grilled shrimp, scallops, calamari and octopus with a little balsamic and olive oil. Very good. Sat... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Visited on a very busy night in July. Staff ushered us through and assured us a table would be ready for us within 10 mins. True to their word the two of us were taken to a table in the bustling restaurant and drinks orders taken. Spent two hours in the restaurant and the diners kept on being absorbed, very... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

My and my girlfriend had a tasteful dinner, and Benny is a real Italian gentleman. What a pity you can't reserve on line.

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Freedom, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Authentic Italian food is what you will find at Volare along with a great atmosphere, we chose to dine outside which is a option that is nice to have while dining out. I would recommend this place to anyone. I love the option that you can order a half portion.

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Indianapolis, IN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Just what you'd expect at a local Italian place...inside & outside dining...family tables...hustle bustle all around. They'll even let you buy 1/2 an entre...so we tried more than one thing! Service was OK considering the crowd. Good enough we went back twice during our Chicago trip.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

I needed a last minute place to take 10 colleagues to lunch and Volare was recommended by the hotel concierge. Great choice. The group had a variety of entrees ranging from personal pizzas, sandwiches & salads. I had the Mediterranean Salad. It was excellent - filled with squid, scallops & shrimp all properly cooked. Staff was available but didn't interfere... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We dined at Volare on a Saturday night after receiving a recommendation from the concierge desk at the Hilton. We were not disappointed and had some of the best Italian food of our lives. Definitely make a reservation or you will wait. We ate outside just as it was getting dark; I wish there had been more light to actually... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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92 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is the best bar none.the moment you pass thru the door you know you are in for an experience. I had the lasagne and I have never before or since had better. The ambiance and servers make this place special.

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very, very rude staff! Reservation was made for 10 guest on August 20th. Server had tables set for 20 guests. He was very upset when we told him the reservation was for 10. He very rudely told us we would have to get up and move back so he could rearrange the tables. While we stood there he shoved tables... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very good traditional Italian food. Service was great. This made our dinner even better. We walked in to find the restaurant full with more than 1 hr wait because of a large party. We were about to leave what the owner approached us, realised we were from out of town and gave us a table. Good menu, good non typical... More

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