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201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #59 of 8,289 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Volare in Chicago is great! I tried in the suburbs and... just don't go in the suburbs. The have the same name not the same recipes! In Downtown the do great. Be sure you have a reservation! Great food, good service. Price adequate.

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Decatur, Alabama
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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Ate here with a vendor while on business. Had lamb chops that were very good. Along with the main dish, we had a variety of appetizers, salads and desserts, which were all great! Beyond the food experience, the place was swarming with customers, waiters, extra helpers, etc., simply adding to the fun. Our waiter had a true Italian accent and... More

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Kitchener, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We were recommended by the concierge to go to Volare. And as always I asked people if we made a good a choice after making the reservation. Hands down people said that is the place to go for Italian. We were not disappointed. We had the seafood pasta with black squid ink pasta and the gnocchi. I make homemade gnocchi... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Both of our dishes were overcooked. Prices were good on food, but wine was expensive and was not very good. I would not recommend or return.

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197 reviews 197 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Friends recommended this place if we would like to have good Italian food - and we booked a table. A wise decision.... - people queuing up on a Thursday evening in October! Lot's of people, lots of servants - lots of cooks in the open kitchen - energy, laughter and some noise - so Italian. We had very nice food... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited this restaurant based on word of mouth amongst our friends and colleagues. We ordered the white mussels and beet/goat cheese salad as appetizers and the seafood risotto and the veal fusili ragu as our entrées. Well, needless to say we were extremely disappointed due to the fact every item we ordered was bland and underwhelming.... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Stopped by on the basis of the positive reviews. Nice atmosphere and friendly service but the food was outstandingly mediocre. Ordered the carbonara from the specials and it was just like eating plain spaghetti. There was only the merest hint of anything else, with almost no sauce at all. Such a basic dish being so poorly done makes me think... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Volare. Ohhh. Cantare. Oh oh oh. We love the restaurant. The Food is authentic. The Staff. Professional and cordial. The price. Cheap by New England standards. We love this place. A must stop every time we are in Chicago.

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Verona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Regular food, nothing special! Too much garlic, for sure there's much better here in Chicago ... Quality not excellent! Espresso so long!!!

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

I went there because all the good reviews on Trip Advisor, but was quite disappointed. The tables were way too close to each other, the food was "ok", even though the price was good. The bread was also "ok". The staff was helpful.

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