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Volare Italian Restaurant

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102 S Ross St, No where, Brenham, TX 77833-6200
979-836-1514
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A fine Italian lunch spot

I didn't expect to find a good Italian restaurant in a town known perhaps best for antique stores and ice cream, but Volare turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Located a few blocks east of the downtown area, Volare appears to occupy a converted house, with the dining area distributed among a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
kay-cee-1138
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quiet and elegant atmosphere. Knowledgeable waiter. Good timing. Excellent wine and starter of stuffed mushrooms. Main courses were mahi mahi and a pollo pasta. Bread was hot and butter was garlicky. Desserts were better than expected. Forks were even chilled. Very fine indeed.

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Thank Stacy B
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Italian spot features large selection of choices. Tomatoes cap reset was delightful, not overdone with balsamic so the tomato and cheese flavors shown through. Chicken marsala could have used a heavier hand with the marsala. Tiramisu - skip it. Waiter Estephan was really good.

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Thank wordsmith2016
Houston, Texas
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great find in Brenham. Good place for a little nicer meal. Lovely atmosphere inside, great for a date night or special occasion.

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Thank CSarg
Brenham, Texas
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Italian food. I have really enjoyed everything that I have tried here. The dinner salad that comes with each meal is very light and fresh. One of my favorites is the stuffed mushrooms.

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Thank MollyGracie
Brenham, Texas
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It may be the best Italian in Brenham, but trust me when I say that doesn't mean anything. The food is meh, atmosphere is meh... you might be better off ordering a pasta plate at a chain restaurant, and I hate to say that because I love little hole-in-the-wall restaurants. If you're looking for good food at a local joint,... More 

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Thank Allison S
Illinois
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Delicious food, comfortable, conducive to conversation, reasonable portions. Great service and ambiance.

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Thank loveagora
Houston, Texas
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189 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I didn't expect to find a good Italian restaurant in a town known perhaps best for antique stores and ice cream, but Volare turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Located a few blocks east of the downtown area, Volare appears to occupy a converted house, with the dining area distributed among a number of small cosy rooms. Our party... More 

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Thank kay-cee-1138
Brenham, Texas
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Usually dine here on date night. The kids are old enough now to behave so here we go! A wonderful setting and great food. Chicken parm for the kids was huge, should have split it, but good for leftovers. The wife and I have never had a bad meal at Volare's. And the service was excellent as usual. Some of... More 

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Thank puckchucker18
Washington, Texas
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is the only fine dining place in town and I totally enjoy the atmosphere. It is my go to place for entertaining out of town friends and family.

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Thank Dianne H
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Pleasant setting, good service, decent prices, plenty of Italian wine choices and above-average southern Italian fare -- even by our unflinching Philly standards. Volare does strike out with slightly more creative adaptations on some of the usual standards, and for the most part these are improvements on dishes that most of us hereabouts feel can't be improved. The only possible... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 S Ross St, No where, Brenham, TX 77833-6200
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Brenham
  • Phone Number: 979-836-1514

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?