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Italian, Sardinian, Southern-Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Near North Side
0.4 km from The Magnificent Mile
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint, reasonable, delicious Italian! Pasta was divine and dessert was amazing! Staff attentive and helpful with selecting wine by the glass…can’t wait to return the next time we visit Chicago!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2024 via mobile

We brought our small family company here for a wonderful meal to celebrate St.Patrick's day. The service was outstanding and the food was some of the best Italian food we have ever had. The Ceasar salad and pasta were amazing. Can't wait to come back...when we're in Chicago next time.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

Top Shelf all the way ! With my wife for New years eve the food and service could not have been better. This ranks among the best Italian I have sampled in New York and Philadelphia. Not much to look at from the outside, but...inside...magnifico.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

The restaurant is a standard Italian style. It is a bit dates and overall one gets a sense that it has seen better days. The carpaccio was amazing but in general the meals weren't something memorable. It wasn't a bad experience in any way, but...it wasn't quite worth our short taxi ride.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

I highly recommend you visit this restaurant for authentic Italian cuisine in Chicago. This place was filled with locals, all clearly repeat customers. The service and food were excellent. I would go back next time in town.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023

Again, Volare did not disappoint! Wonderful meal and service. Portions are large and could easily provide your lunch the next day.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023 via mobile

Highly recommended! Food and staff are great! Love this restaurant! The pasta sauce is the best I’ve ever had and the wait staff is wonderful! A must visit eatery! We were Chicago for two nights and had dinner at Volare both nights.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

My wife and I had an early dinner on a Wednesday in early November. We were seated and drink orders taken quickly. The staff was engaging and helpful. We ordered an excellent house wine with our bread and good olive oil. The minestrone was different...but tasty. My wife’s house salad was excellent with enough for two. I had the seafood ravioli special that was outstanding. My wife’s chicken parmigiana was delicious. The atmosphere is old Italian, like you are at a family gathering! Everyone is happy in this gem of a restaurant in Streeterville. Don’t miss it if you are in Chicago. We won’t.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2023

A jewel of a local Italian restaurant. Went on a Monday and it was packed. I had one of the specials and it was excellent. My supper mates has the lasagna and a spaghetti. They were a little less enthusiastic than I was but still...enjoyed it. I would recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

The best Italian meal I have ever had, the Lobster was to die for. Service was first class and nothing was too much trouble. The only problem is make sure you book a table as it is booked up because it us so good.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023 via mobile

This was my first night in Chicago and the restaurant was highly recommended by hotel staff. The service was great and i got salmon wuth vegatables. I was thhrilled with the taste as it was cooked just how i ordered it.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

This place was so surprising. Who knew Wixom had this hidden gem? Food was very good and so was the service. Looking forward to coming back and trying something new of the the menu. New York strip was a little overcooked however still very good....Will be coming back soon!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023 via mobile

It is an elegant, nice and lively place where you will find tasty Italian food and Good wine. We had lassagna, pizza Bufalina (mortadela was awesome), Tagliere salami and risotto Fattoria. All the dishes were big and very tasty but a little overpriced if you...go with your kids. The next time we will go as a couple to Enjoy the more romantic experience.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023 via mobile

We had a really good dinner at Volare. The service was perfect, attentive, but nor rushed. The food was wonderful, especially the lasagna. I loved how fresh it tasted. The dishes are really big, in fact we should had shared 2 apps and a main...dish. The only thing I didn’t like is that they put us to seat at the patio and it was really hot, even though we had reservations. But I would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

This place is all business-no personal touches. The food tasted mass produced and my spaghetti was overdone with no seasonings in the marinara. Tiramisu has chocolate syrup on top. Had to ask for water refills 3 separate times and were hurried out once we were...done w our meal. This is tourist oriented and not sure why it Came highly recommended. We spent almost 200 dollars on a below average meal without drinks!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Volare is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4