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201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311 (Near North Side)
312-410-9900
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Ranked #53 of 8,344 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Columbus, Ohio
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176 reviews 176 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place was recommended by the Trump a Hotel, and we were so glad they did. Reminds me of the New York or Philly family restaurants. Very busy on a Monday night. Service was outstanding, food was good. Great wine list for those who are looking for a world glass Italian list, although my first two choices were not available.... More

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Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The food was excellant and the wait staff was supurb. I try to stop here whenever I am in town for at least one of my dinners.

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Boston
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216 reviews 216 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Was in Chicago again and came back to Volare. Was very busy and crowded. We had a reservation. Had a corner circular table for eight. Was a good location and waitress was very good. Great recommendations and service. Portions are large so a few shared, a few had half portions. The cost was reasonable with this approach and being out... More

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Menlo Park, California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I had a very good meal here last week on a business trip to Chicago; I'll look forward to dining here again on a future trip. The food was excellent, service attentive and friendly, and the price quite reasonable given that the restaurant is just off Michigan Avenue in one of the most expensive parts of downtown Chicago.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The adventure to have dinner at this location started the day before when walking around Chicago. My wife and I stopped by and couldn't get in to it. So as we went out, I called for reservations the next day. My first time was booked but did get a reservations. (Highly recommend you book a reservation). I had the lobster... More

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Blainville, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were 7 for dinner ordering several appetizers that we shared that were very good, fro the main course, my colleague ordered the veal parmesean that was bigger than the plate; it could have fed a family of 4 easily, others had a variety of pasta that they raved about and I had the sea bass that was amazing. The... More

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Out of 4 entrees the only good thing was the gnocchi. The fettuccine was hard, the salad was flavorless, and the ravioli needed.... anything. The wine and the service were good though. Nice covered and heated outdoor seating.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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172 reviews 172 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Bustling atmosphere (good sign) and a lively crowd. I had the sausage/pepper appetizer - highly recommend and the gnocchi a la vodka. Probably the best gnocchi I've ever had. Outstanding. One consideration to pass along would be to sit at a table versus the bar. I was a single and did not want to take up a table, but the... More

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Charleston, Illinois
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103 reviews 103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was our first visit, and on an autumn week day, getting a table was no problem. We were seated right away and brought a basket of bread. Unfortunately, we were then forgotten for over 20 minutes--my husband eventually had to find the hostess and bring it to their attention. Thankfully, the food really was good. And our waitress was... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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216 reviews 216 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

With all the Italian restaurants in Chicago, we were shocked that Volare rated so high after eating here. The service was poor (and it was slow and early!) and the meals were bland and overcooked. For the price, this was definitely not a good choice!

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Additional Information about Volare

Address: 201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311
Phone Number: 312-410-9900
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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