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Volare Italian Restaurant

2300 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 894-4446
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Ranked #21 of 1,510 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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122 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

10 of us enjoyed a nice dinner here...everyone loved their meal and the server (sorry I didn't get her name, blonde and pretty) was well versed on the menu and wine list. She was personable, attentive and good at her job. We started at the bar and the bartenders made sure everyone was served quickly and martins made with perfection.... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best places I have ever been to from here to Italy. The wonder of food magic is brought to life in the hands of the chef of Volare. The tomato salad is seasonal but my wife's idea of heaven on earth. Also happy 10th birthday,we hope you last for many more.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great dining experience. Sat outside on a beautiful evening and had great service by an attentive waiter. While it was a full restaurant, the noise was not overwhelming. We were and party of four and everyone enjoyed their dinner. The price was a bit high, but everyone is anymore. I do think for the portions the price was a bit... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were seated on the porch and were able to see spectacular fireworks from two locations. The duck was done to perfection and was juicy and tender. The chicken was good but took second place. Salad was fresh. Owner has his own garden and the vegetables taste it. The other reviews talked about the porch being loud and it can... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband took me to Volare on our 12 year anniversary, we had reservations at a restaurant down the street but seen Volare and thought it looked like a nice place so we canceled at the other place. Upon arrival we asked to be seated somewhere romantic, we were seated on the "balcony" beside a party of 7 so needless... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Excellent food at all courses. Great appetizers, novel dinners, fine desserts. Pricing is higher than many restaurants but is worth it. Fresh food with great presentation. Service is average and ambient sound level is rather loud. I had speak up more than I cared to. I will go back for sure but ask to be seated away from bar.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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

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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27 reviews 27 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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224 reviews 224 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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