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#48 of 7,466 Restaurants in Chicago
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201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Montgomery, New York
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I must confess that my wife and I are what the title states - especially when it comes to Italian food. We are hesitant to dine Italian when away from the New York metro area because we have usually been very disappointed with the food. However, I must admit that Volare is truly an excellent Italian restaurant and would compete... More 

Thank hudsonvalleyduo
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110 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you walk in you realise it's a happening place. If you want a quiet meal this is not It for you. If you want great Italian food with loud talk and atmosphere this is it. The waiters join I the banter and almost tell you want you want, in a nice way, and for us he was correct. Each... More 

Thank Francesca U
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The gnocchi ala vodka were out of this world. So hot and light and fresh and that sauce.....I'm still thinking about how amazing that sauce was. Great venue for a quick business lunch.

Thank Julie T
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278 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great friendly customer service, going beyond the call of duty to make our visit worthwhile. A huge menu choice for sure but all our party left happy. Pizza was thin and crispy with perhaps a bit too much cheese but good nontheless.

Thank GorillaFoot
Corning, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in based on Trip Advisor rating and comments. Wasn't disappointed. Food was a diverse, predominantly southern Italian cuisine. Waiter was attentive and helpful in selecting wine and food. Cocomero and Volare salads were delicious starters and I would recommend the Paella alla Sarda.

Thank Anthony G
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Chicago for a national professional meeting. Our delegation had dinner together here. We had two long tables for about 50 people. We had adequate space to visit amongst ourselves and talk as a group. Service was attentive and considerate. We ate family style. The penne vodka was perfect al dente. Probably the best I have ever had... More 

Thank LaurieM57
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Let's agree that there are fancier restaurants, but for a family budget this was so good, great menu, great service by Jesus and a friendly welcome by all the team. Was nice to have a table on the outside, despite the heat of July, and such corner at Grand Avenue was not noisy at all (or we were lucky).

Thank Miguel M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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171 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Benny runs a tight ship for his customers..As you stop by the bar to see Yuri or Karl before dinner the elegance begins with wine selections or a well poured Martini..You will then enter a white table cloth restaurant with a white label staff of well trained servers that know how to keep the customers satisfaction first.. It is not... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was incredible. I went crazy and got chicken parmigiana. This is my go to dish and it might be the best I ever had. Five people in my party, all got something different. All raved about the taste. It is definitely $$$$ and you will have a wait (beware of places with no wait). The waiter was knowledgeable and... More 

Thank QinKY
Arlington, Tennessee
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were here a year ago and found this place. We made sure we ate here again on our return trip to Chicago. We've eaten at nice Italian restaurants all over the country and this is as good as it gets. We had the black spaghetti seafood dish (sub whole grain pasta), and the chicken parm. Both were awesome. Homemade... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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: 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.