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Volare

#49 of 8,465 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Near North Side
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201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311
312-410-9900
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 539
    Excellent
  • 253
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beyond what was expected

great food with great service! The calamari was the best I've ever had at a restaurant! The knowledgeable staff is impressive and we can not wait until we travel back to Chicago to go to this restaurant again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Tony R
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

They were very busy, but no excuse for such poor service. Food was not very good either. The seafood pasta had many small pieces of shells in it. The chicken parm was not very tender. They gave me a butter knife to cut the chicken but it was so tough I could barely cut it. Service remained poor throughout visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

great food with great service! The calamari was the best I've ever had at a restaurant! The knowledgeable staff is impressive and we can not wait until we travel back to Chicago to go to this restaurant again.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I went to Volare with several business companions. I found the staff to be friendly, and the atmosphere authentic. The service was timely and the food excellent. If you are near, it's worth the trip.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The service was terrific but the food was Out of this world! sampled food from group around the table and all of it was good. The veal parm took up the whole plate!

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Oceanside, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a nicer restaurant, and it was such a good meal, it’s totally worth going to! (Nicer in that you could get away with jeans, but just wear a nice shirt and shoes - no sneakers.) It's usually busy so you will need a reservation ahead of time. Nice place, huge portions, and amazing food. We got way too... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The waiter was great. We ordered an appetizer but he suggested a small order or we would have no room left for the meal. He was right and it was excellent. My wife ordered the special, Chilean sea bass which we both agreed tasted great. I ordered the veal parmesan which was quite large and I was unable to finish... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Be sure to make a reservation, the place is full every night. The wine list is na attraction by itself, very well done, providing a complete tasting of the Italian winery. Food is prepared with care and a home touch is felt on it. Well, too many people together makes the place loud, but worth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very good food place was very busy and food came out fast, we had a very great italian night my pizza was very tasty. Thank you Benny for your hospitality will be back soon

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I had a kale salad and the stuffed pork chop and both were really quite good. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Prices were reasonable. Overall, this was a good meal and a good experience. I definitely reccomend it.

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Murray Bridge, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If for nothing else Frank at the Bar kept us entertained. Mussels in white wine from the Lake Michigan- small but tender. Followed by great gnocchi in rose and vodka sauce- to die for.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 312-410-9900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
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

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San Antonio, Texas

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?