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#49 of 7,535 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Huntsville, Utah
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived with a request for 11 people after a problem with online reservations. The owner greeted us and made it happen within 10 minutes to get us a table. Fantastic. It was a Tuesday night but the place was filled and bustling. The atmosphere is noisy but the staff is very attentive and the food is delicioso! The waitress... More 

Thank 282Sandy
Chatham, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Of all the restaurant choices in Chicago we chose Volare and we were so glad we did! The location , just off Michigan ave on the lower E Grand was perfect . Upon arriving we were greeted by the hostess who wished us a happy anniversary. The place was booming! (7pm) I recommend having a reservation as it was very... More 

Thank Michelle B
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Both the service and the food was excellent. As a Muslim I am restricted in what I eat and they were kind enough to make me a prawn pasta which was not on the menu and which was divine.

Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Volare is top drawer food and customer service. Go there often for great Italian dishes. The owner and head host are customer oriented, friendly and just plain great folks. Recommend to families, couples and singles. Super place, super food!!!!

Thank raf9393
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food here is absolutely delicious and tasted authentic as I have had in Italy. Great prices and service!

Thank JPL1976
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Caesar salad with anchovy, rigatoni all' arabiata, and Valpolcella, all with a view of a bustling street scene - what's not to like? This restaurant was hopping when I arrived at about 5:15 pm on a Saturday night, and only got busier over the hour that I was there. Even without reservations, I was seated promptly on the outdoor patio,... More 

Thank Betty J
Rockford, Illinois
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213 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate here for lunch. I had the lasagna and he had the salmon. Both of us agreed that they were just okay. The service wasn't very good. Our waitress didn't check on us until the end of our meal. Our water wasn't refilled either. Sorry to say, but we won't be returning.

Thank RoadTripfromIL
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Quite honestly, I was disappointed. About the best part of the experience was the friendliest of the host and the location she sat us. However, our waiter seemed somewhat clueless. Waited a long time for additional glasses of wine. My wife's gnocchi was great. My veal parmigiana was not very good, super tough. Had the waiter provided better service our... More 

Thank Hailchaser
Indianapolis, Indiana
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here after doing a architecture walking tour. We'd never been here before and were very happy with our experience. We were greeted warmly when we first walked in, and that attentive and friendly service lasted throughout our whole time there. Our waiter was very attentive and nice. I ordered the cheese ravioli with a house salad. The... More 

Thank ManUnitedFan16
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Volare last night with family and enjoyed an amazing meal and service was very professional. My family has serious foodies and they loved the meal!!! Would recommend to anyone who loves real Italian food. The gnocchi was fabulous!!

Thank thearchitect1973

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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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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.
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