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Volare

#36 of 8,173 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Streeterville
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 88
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  • 32
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  • 18
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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
Great Italian Food

I ate at the bar. The bartender was friendly and the food was excellent. I had the chicken Parmesan with a side of spaghetti. To glasses of chianti and a salad. All for around 40 bucks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dave P
via mobile
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I ate at the bar. The bartender was friendly and the food was excellent. I had the chicken Parmesan with a side of spaghetti. To glasses of chianti and a salad. All for around 40 bucks.

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Thank Dave P
Medina, Ohio
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Of all the Italian restaurants in the city of Chicago this is my favorite! Great gravy, great salads, great bread. Everything an Italian meal needs plus a good glass of vino! I have been here many times and never disappointed. Sit outside in summer and enjoy. Sit inside in winter and have a hearty delicious plate of pasta with great... More 

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Thank rickgreenberg100
Mission Viejo, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been to Italy twice and absolutely loved it and the food. If you love Italian food, Volare in Chicago near the Magnificent Mile is the place. The food is excellent and home made. Great ambiance and their attention to detail and service is outstanding. Make sure you get a reservation, although as a single, I walked in and was... More 

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Thank TravelLovers2013
Roeselare, Belgium
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're up for abundant portions of home made Italian food, you're in for a treat at Volare. This place seems to be always crowded but the service is good and our food came quite quickly. Delicious Italian food!

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Thank Steven P
Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Each time I visit Chicago I find myself drawn to Volare on East Grand. The food is simply to die for and the service is always great! The Owner Benny is always at the door to greet you and says good bye on your exit. I can't say enough good things about this place. Check it out if you love... More 

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Thank Kevin S
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it was crowded on a Friday night, we were seated timely for our reservation. Plenty of room at round table for our party of 7 though a little tight among the tables generally. Service and food was excellent. People at the table really like the beet salad, claims (heavy garlic), and lightly fried calamari.

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Thank nlman1985
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy a grown up evening at this fabulous restaurant. Menu offers plenty of choice and the food is simply exquisite! We did not take our kids but had an adult evening with some great friends. Can't wait to go again!

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Thank Jondanmax
Chicago
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a frigid Chicago evening we found the warmth provided at Volare to be just what we needed. Not only was the food top notch (best calamari ever), the service was superb. We will definitely be back when in the mag mile/streeterville area. Awesome!

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Thank kady13
Stevensville, Michigan
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've made this restaurant a must for dining when we are in town. You'll be greeted in a friendly manner and seated in a dining room with a dark romantic atmosphere. Waitresses are always attentive and Johnny will stop by your table to make sure everything is "okay". Every dish we've tried is excellent and the wines are too! Desserts... More 

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Thank Deanna F
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful Italian dining experience. Atmosphere was terrific and the food was out of this world!! If ever in Chicago put this on your to do list you won't be disappointed!!

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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>  > Streeterville
  • Neighborhood: Streeterville
  • Phone Number: 312-410-9900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Streeterville

Neighborhood Profile
Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.