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#47 of 7,663 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311
+1 312-410-9900
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great, classic Italian eatery. All the food was prepared to order, and made on the premises. Eggplant Parmigiana was not on the menu, but they prepared it specially for my wife.

Thank LovesDoorCounty
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ordered a pizza, with mushroom and arugula (added as an off menu item), which although very thin how I like it, and the flavor of the toppings were good, the crust ended up being soggy. I think this was because they pulled the hot pizza out of the oven and put it on a plate and it ended up... More 

Thank Uncork4
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had been here once before on a business trip, and was looking forward to trying again on a weekend away with my husband. The menu had changed a bit, but it did not disappoint. Everything was great - wine, salads, entrees (we both had pastas) and dessert. All staff were wonderful, and really added to the enjoyment of the... More 

Thank Heather L
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went with reservations as a group of 8 to celebrate a birthday. Food was excellent. The only thing keeping this from a 5 star meal was that they crammed us around a table that was too small. This made it difficult for the services to get to the plates of those in the corner and made it impossible for... More 

Thank Bryan H
Grimsby, Canada
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried this with a co-worker during a business trip to Chicago, food was great, we both had pasta and enjoyed it. The server seemed unimpressed that we did not order alcohol and was disinterested but all the support staff was friendly. Can't wait visit again.

Thank Jay B
Cypress, Texas
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is quiet and romantic. The service was over the top friendly, fast. The food was wonderful!

Thank montep963
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place and have been here several times in the past. the service is great & everyone is friendly. The food is always good!

Thank Holly K
Commerce, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great dinner here! I had Veal scallopini which was fantastic! The others had ravioli which was also fabulous. Service was excellent. I recommend making a reservation as it was full on a Thursday night.

Thank Margaret W
Springfield, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up with an Italian grandmother and was one of the few allowed in her kitchen. She has been gone for a long time now. Volare Restaurant is literally so authentic that it took me back to dinner with Grandma as a child. I was transported back in time and immediately reminded of the flavors I strive to create... More 

Thank Joe L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner. We made reservations weeks in advance which was nice to have. We were seated immediately and quickly tended to the menu had a huge variety of options even for children. I got the veal which was outstanding. My man got the pork shank special which was also excellent. Melted off the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
  • Neighborhood: Streeterville
  • Phone Number: +1 312-410-9900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Streeterville

Neighborhood Profile
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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