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Volare

201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311 (Near North Side)
312-410-9900
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Ranked #43 of 8,268 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
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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Rio De Janeiro , Brazil
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The best pasta we have had in chicago... darker than necessary , very noise saloon ( music and guests ) , a nice service... but the food was really great.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Met some friends here and had reservation for Monday night. This place had been recommended so we had high expectations. Were seated a few minutes after reservation time and the dining area was crowded and quite loud. Service was just OK, a bit pushy at times, and not around when we were most eager to order things, like our dinner... More

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We have had an excellent waiter. However, I was disappointed in the food. I had veal with so called Chef's potatoes and green beans. I liked the fresh green beans the best. I couldn't help but feel like the Chef's potatoes were mashed potatoes out of a package like Betty Crocker. I was very disappointed. However, the Carpaccio was excellent.... More

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Panama City
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Such good food. I ordered delivery to my hotel and it was delivered so fast. The delivery guy was exceptionally nice and helpful and the food was up to par. I would like to actually eat at the restaurant next time that I'm in Chicago. Impressed.

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Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Good service and excellent food !!! The italian dishes were authentic and fantastic. I liked it so much I went back again on the same business trip.

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Sandusky, Ohio, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Big portions. Suggest sharing. Warm Kale Salad a must have. Calamari, mussels, clams, fish, scallops in red sauce w spaghetti very enjoyable. Sauce has perfect spiciness. Noisy but worth it . No room for dessert . Must make reservation

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Dined there recently with a group of long-time friends. They honored reservation request and put us in a corner table. But this is not the place for a conversation. By the time we left, the place was so packed, it was hard to hear much and you really have to navigate your out way out through the thicket. They have... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Didn't even get to try the food as service was so terrible. Put our name in and were told it would be a 45 min wait which wasn't a problem as we were looking forward to good Italian food. Still waiting after 45 and my husband went to check on time. He was told we were not even on the... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you want a fantastic Italian meal, great atmosphere & ambiance, & to die for desserts, then Volare is your place! I had the best chicken Parmesan I've ever had, & my girlfriend had sea bass, which I sampled & have to say it was the tastiest, best seafood I've ever tasted- really!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This restaurant is my favorite Italian in the city! It is classic fancy real Italian food! The wine list pairs perfectly with all the food options! It's really important to me to feel the real authentication of a restaurant- Volare is the perfect example- the staff seems like a large Italian family all speaking to each other in native tongue.... More

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