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Volare

201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311 (Near North Side)
312-410-9900
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Ranked #34 of 8,264 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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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I took the family to This Resturant and enjoyed a good lunch. The food, overall, is very good, and the server was friendly and helpful. I had the Chicken parmesan that others had raved about. It was very good, and the spaghetti delicious. Quite honestly, the red tomato based say se they use is pretty incredible. That's where the flavor... More

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Seattle Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

nice, basic italian in Streeterville. On a relatively quiet street so sitting outside is nice. Good staff, but not overly knowledgeable. A bit noisy & crowded inside, so sit outside if you can.

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cincinnati
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Title sums it up! Everything was great from the service, wine, salad, entree!! Highly recommend! My husband I split the ceasar salad and the chicken parmesan. Everyone loved their meal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

My wife and I wanted to visit Chicago and did so for four days. We love our Italian food and found this restaurant while walking to Navy Pier. Arrived at 7:00 pm on a Monday night without a reservation. They found a table for us and we are so glad they did. Outstanding service, food, wine and ambience. Well priced.... More

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Toledo, OH
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120 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were a party of 6 with a 6pm reservation on Saturday night. Our group of 5 approached the hostess stand to let them know we were there 10 minutes early. Our 6th person arrived at exactly 6pm and the minute I hugged her, the hostess walked over to seat us, so obviously was watching. Our reserved table was inside,... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was very good and well prepared. I really liked that you can order a half portion of all of the pasta dishes. Service was excellent. The waiter tool the time to explain its on the menu and brought my husband several wine tastes before be settled on the one he wanted.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our waitress [Blanche] helped make a great meal even better. Great bread, great pours, yummie kale, and they made the salmon taste memorable. Thanks Volare

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Every time we visit Chicago, we have to go to Volare. And, every time we come back, the food is just as good as our very first visit, several years ago. This time we ordered the grilled vegetable appetizer and the beef carpaccio to start. The vegetables were a special, and they were phenomenal! The platter included eggplant, mixed bell... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

First time here. Highly impressed with both the food and service. Five different entrees were all prepared delightfully. The desserts were just the right size to finish off the meal. Don't miss this place!

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Dunbar
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The concierge at the Hyatt Regency suggested Volare for a good Italian restaurant. The restaurant did not disappoint. First I had a shrimp cocktail. The shrimp were huge and delicious. I ordered the half portion of the lasagna. It was a good size portion and was delicious. Ask about the half portions. Many of their pasta entrees can be half... More

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