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Volare Italian Restaurant

2300 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 894-4446
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Ranked #19 of 1,509 restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Jane Street
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117 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband took me there for our 12 year anniversary, bread was stale as all get out. Fruit flies were sworming our food. Our cocktails tasted like plain grape juice

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I was not happy with my visit here. My girlfriend took me here for my birthday and I felt so bad when I told her I was unhappy with her choice. The breaded on my chicken was falling off to the point of being frustrating! The one pro was the service and our waiter was very professional.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We recently spent a long weekend in Louisville and had the pleasure of dining at Volare. We found the restaurant to be elegant without being "stuffy." The food was both familiar and inventive. If we lived in Louisville, Volare would be a regular stop!

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Louisville KY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very pleasant ambience; noise level allows normal conversation. Wait staff very attentive but not intrusive, helpful in food selection, knowlegable about menu items and preparation. Food excellent, presentation absolutely superb. Veal saltimboca and frutta de mare absolute best we've had. Really outstanding wine list, Kentucky bourbon selection comprehensive. This restaurant deservesits excellent reputation. Was our first visit, certainly not our... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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180 reviews 180 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Spent a week in Louisville and this was one of our two favorites, head and shoulders above the rest. Our friends who eat here at least once a week took us here, not saying a thing about it. We loved the food, service and ambiance and of course our friends for taking us here. It is on the bourbon trail... More

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Carmel, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Dinner at Volare was a real treat. The restaurant was full, but we were seated promptly (with a reservation). Our server was knowledgeable about menu items, and was quick with a recommendation when asked for one. I had the veal saltimbocca, and my wife had the risotto. Both were delicious. Great taste, beautiful presentation. We skipped a salad or first... More

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Louisville, KY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Love this restaurant! Great food, service and wine list. Isaac, the Sommelier, was very helpful in explaining and recommending wines. The risotto was creamy and very tasteful. I'll be back!

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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Not only was I raised Italian, I was raised Italian in the Northeast, so I was a little surprised that we were going to try an Italian restaurant in Louisville! I cannot describe how pleasantly surprised I was...I had the sea bass special and it was delicious. My husband had the biggest steak I had ever seen and was thrilled... More

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Fair Oaks, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Besides the great food the service was the best. The dinner portions were generous. Parking is not a problem as they have valet service. Also try the Varanese which is close by.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We drove from Lexington and met friends at Volare, which we chose because of Tripadvisor reviews. The reviews were right on the mark. We were seated on the patio, which doesn't have a great view and can be a little noisy, but it was comfortable and generally pleasant. There is virtually no parking, but they have complimentary valet service. Our... More

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