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Volare

#64 of 7,854 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Streeterville
Italian, Pasta
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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 625
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    Very good
  • 81
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  • 30
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  • 16
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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
Good Italian restaurant

Food good. Service excellent. Good location and ambiance. We would definitely go back to this restaurant and would always consider the daily specials.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Alan954
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Food good. Service excellent. Good location and ambiance. We would definitely go back to this restaurant and would always consider the daily specials.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were so impressed with the Italian food at Volare, we ate there twice. The meal begins with the server bringing an assortment of beautiful, warm breads with very high quality olive oil. We ordered the Caprese con Bufala, the tomato/mozzarella salad, and like most great Italian food, the ingredients were few but the taste was amazing.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful service, very good traditional Italian food. Very efficient in seating and handling the crowd. We had a party of 7, age 9 to adult and everyone had something they really enjoyed from pasta, pizza and fish. A wonderful special dinner out.

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Made reservations for 7 and showed up at 6:30 and was seated right away. Mike, our server, was absolutely phenomenal. He made recommendations from drinks to dessert and was spot on with all of them. The calamari was the best I've ever had- and I don't typically like calamari. My friends drinks were made very well, too. The appetizers were... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Volare with family friends. We had a fabulous antipasti of speck, prosciutto and cheeses as well as Italian sausage and peppers to start. Accompanied with freshly baked breads we were in heaven even before we ordered the entrees. The Veal Ragu may have been the best pasta dish I've ever had outside of Italy.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had been out on a boat trip on Lake Michigan and didn't get back to the city until nearly 10pm. American restaurants often close quite early compared to their UK counterparts and we had some difficulty in locating an open restaurant near our centrally-located hotel. In the end, we were directed to Volare and found it to be first-rate... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Veal Parm with vodka sauce was fantastic AND huge! Great suggested Chianti from our waiter rounded out the meal. Too full to order dessert, will be back

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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great seating outside...very solid / consistent service....food was very good / Menu can be a challenge to read, but just ask the helpful waiters.... Desert menu was really nice - 6 selections - smaller....but perfect. Coffee is excellent and served a perfect strength and temperature. Overall, super place.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Stumbled upon this gem of an Italian resturant. I had the BEST lasagna I’ve ever tasted in my life! My husband had wonderful Chicken Parm. Friendly hostess and great service. Don’t miss this place.

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Gahanna, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great Italian food served in generous portions by a professional and caring staff. Desserts were also excellent.

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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, Pasta

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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  • 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.