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Volare Italian Restaurant

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2300 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206 (Jane Street)
(502) 894-4446
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful birthday celebration at Volare!

I enjoyed a delightful birthday dinner in early May with my husband, daughter and son-in-law. Our server, Anderson, was perfect. He made great suggestions for food, drink and dessert. The live music we heard from the bar made me feel like they had tapped into my Pandora account. Our dishes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
mhenry59
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Louisville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed a delightful birthday dinner in early May with my husband, daughter and son-in-law. Our server, Anderson, was perfect. He made great suggestions for food, drink and dessert. The live music we heard from the bar made me feel like they had tapped into my Pandora account. Our dishes (shrimp/bacon appetizer, lasagna and one of the specials) were delectable.... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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98 reviews 98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

What a change over the past three years since my initial review! Now this restaurant is possibly the best Italian restaurant in Louisville. Located on Frankfurt Avenue near so many night spots (only Nulu on Market Street is as diversely vivacious), Volare has an East coast ambience, with intimate table arrangements, a great bar (and good music) and highly experienced... More 

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Newburgh, Indiana
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97 reviews 97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We dined here after this year's Kentucky Derby. Food was great....we had Sea Bass and Linguini Fruiti de Mare....both delicious and wonderfully prepared. Service was very attentive despite being quite busy because of the Derby. Will definitely come back.

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USA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

During the derby u will be at a slop kitchen Very limited menu Not much being served fresh Horrible service and jacked up prices Any day u go do not get seated in the catering room in back No ambiance Would not go back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Our food was great and the service was good. Food, especially drink prices were outrageous. $15 for a mix drink, $15 for a shrimp cocktail, and $23 for chicken marsala seems like a bit much. Had a little misunderstanding about our seating upon arrival, but the staff worked it out for us.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

On a business trip to Louisville with others from company - had dinner one night at Volare - Veal Saltimboca on menu - I love this dish but do not find it often on the menu - so when it is I usually go for it - this was exceptional - had it with a Caesar salad and fresh vegetables... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They had one of my favorite salmon dishes crusted in cashews. They removed it last Mother's Day weekend but if given a few days notice will prepare for you. I had the Sea Bass last time I was there and it was very good. Great bar area too!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am retired and got one of those free meals with seminar things. Well to my surprise the wine I purchased went excellently with the Lasagna and Ravioli we had for dinner. Unfortunately my wife is gluten free and only the salad was what she could eat. The Lasagna was very good and would lure me back to try their... More 

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Muenster, Germany
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I have been there for dinner. Even I had no reservation after a short waiting time I got a nice table. The owner family was very polite and friendly and made sure that I felt comfortable! Food. I had pasta with seafood. It was so spicy that it was too hot for me. But all fresh and the quality seemed... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is my fall-back restaurant in Louisville. If you want to be certain that every guest will find something that they will love, that the service will be great, that the ambience will be conducive to whatever mood you are in, this is the place. The sea bass is their specialty and they are not kidding on this--it is awesome.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2300 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
    (Jane Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: (502) 894-4446

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 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?