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201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #54 of 8,411 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Amazing beet appetizer recommended by the waitress. The mozzarella was delicious and sweet with a wonderful soft texture. Gnocchi was good & drinks were made right.

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Grand Rapids
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The service was good and fairly prompt given they were extremely busy. The waitress was prompt and courteous and knew the menu well. The restaurant was a little louder than hoped for, but bearable. The food was OK but not spectacular.

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great italian resturant , the bartender was very entertaining . Go early and visit him. Dinner was great. Service was excellent. We each had the specials. The place was very busy. We found the service to be very good. It was not fast, but worth the wait. The wine Stewart recommended a great wine.

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is traditional Italian food at it's very best! There is a reason this is a very popular spot for lunch or dinner and it's always full - it is spectacular! I do recommend making reservations, but don't let that stop you from just stopping by either. I love the risotto, and many other pasta dishes. I've had their fish... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was my second visit to Volare and I was excited to take some friends that were travelling to Chicago with us there. In our first visit, in March 2014, the service was not special but the food was definitely worth it. However, in our second visit, in December 2014, we could not have experienced a worst service. I made... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Have eaten here twice within the last six months...I realize my review is in the minority...the place was 'packed' both times...but it's so dimly lit it's difficult to read the menu, the food is heavy and the wine 'pour' is about the size of a thimble...I know the the wine 'pour' is fairly typical for Chicago but this place really... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been to Volare several times over the last couple of years and they have always created a great dining experience. Most recently, my wife and I visited Volare with our 2 children for my birthday. The meal and service was very good overall. The staff is very attentive asking us how everything was and if we were enjoying our... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time at Volare and we will definitely be back! The food was excellent, the atmosphere was very nice, and the manager was very attentive. Excellent experience!

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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We always eat at Volare when in Chicago. It seems like authentic italian food and appears to be family owned and run. On this trip the Bruschetta was delicious, the rigatoni with arrabiatta was great as well. I got a half portion of pasta, which was plenty with the appetizer. My daughter's pizza was slightly delayed and they offered us... More 

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Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I found Volare on TripAdvisor prior to my trip and quickly put it on my list of restaurants to visit. It was such a nice restaurant; the food was perfect and simply the best Italian food I have had. I especially liked the black spaghetti with seafood. Everything was perfect except our waitress. She rushed us from the beginning and... More 

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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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