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“Terrific Food”

Volare Italian Dining
Ranked #914 of 4,764 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Italian
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Thousand Oaks
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Terrific Food”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Great meals, big portions, and very reasonably priced. Went twice with wife and enjoyed all items.

Visited March 2012
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An Italian Gem”
Reviewed December 18, 2011

No Frills, No Modern Decor, Old, authentic, simple and good old ITALIAN food.
Favorite Scaloppini vino Blanco. Been eating there for a long long time..

  • Visited November 2011
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Warner Springs, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A hidden gem: An authentic neighborhood Mom & Pop Ristorante!”
Reviewed August 13, 2011

The Midway District of San Diego is a chaotic jumble, including adult entertainment outlets, a bait store, grimey office buildings, and a Marine Base. Volare is in a dump of a building on a very busy street. The tattered awning on the facade appears to have been there since the aircraft factory next door pumped out B-24 bombers during WW II.

The inside of the restaurant is no more impressive than the outside; it's very small, and simply decorated. I have never counted the tables, but capacity is quite limited. Most of the negative service reviews stem from this fact. At peak times, long waits are the norm, and once seated, it can take awhile to get served. Easy solution: Go somewhere else on Friday night. I plan my trips to Volare for weekday evenings, and have never had a problem.

For starters, a carafe of very decent wine is only seven bucks at Volare......yes, a carafe, not a glass. As for the food, it's hard to single out any one item to recommend........You will thoroughly enjoy anything you order. As far as the pizza goes, it is good, but not great. This conclusion is tempered by the fact that the best pizza in San Diego can be had a mere mile away in Point Loma, but that's the subject of another review.

  • Visited October 2010
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San Diego
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“Worst service ever”
Reviewed August 9, 2011

Been here before and thought the food was a good price even though the decor and atmosphere is terrible. I sat down at a table and waiting more than 10 minutes without being served. Tried to catch the waiters eye but he purposely ingnored me. Will never go back to this place.

Visited August 2011
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best pizza and food in town”
Reviewed July 13, 2011

This place has the best pizza and they deliver to our apartment building. We know for a fact that this resturant has been in business and in the same place for for over 40 years as a young marine my husband went there. Its as good as is was back then. And sometimes when you go in you will see Grandma sitting there folding napkins. She is a very sweet lady.

  • Visited July 2011
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