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201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311
+1 312-410-9900
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (118 reviews)
“black pasta” (15 reviews)
“vitello” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Four of us are there last night. The wine selection is varied and impressive. We ended up liking and finishing two bottles of Chianti that the server recommended. The food was excellent. The wait staff are attentive without being intrusive. Lively atmosphere. The place was...More

Thank Ab B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I stumbled on this place one evening, sat outside, and had a great Italian dinner. The owners and some waiters are from Sardinia and there are some Sardinian items on the menu. Well prepared, excellent service, and excellent selection of wines. I tried a Sardinian...More

Thank QQ1234
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visit Chicago several times each year and have enjoyed the food, service and ambiance of Volare restaurant. It's noisy like and Italian kitchen should be .... but it's a good noise of customers enjoying their food and friendship. Pasta is always outstanding and the...More

Thank robert g
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I arrived at the restaurant prior to the dinner rush on a Saturday evening famished and tired after walking approx 5 miles to an inattentive waiter. He showed more attention to the couple who arrived after me sitting 2 tables behind. If I wasn't so...More

Thank JohnnyandBetty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic experience! We had the pleasure of being assisted by Taryn. She made us feel like family. I had the gnocchi which was amazing and my friend had the lasagne which he proclaimed to be the best he ever had. Somehow we managed to squeeze...More

Thank 364anon2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ready reviews and thought this sounded great. Started off with trying to make a reservation for sitting out side. Hostess said they will try to accommodate me. We did get a table outside. Food was ok. Linguini with clams was below average and my wife's...More

Thank Grb5280
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came in for dinner on a Tuesday night at 6 without a reservation and had no problem being seated. I had a half order of the ricotta gnocchi with vodka sauce, which were wonderful, and the veal with lemon sauce, which was also excellent....More

Thank 730jane
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside and watched the traffic go by as we enjoyed our dinner. Our server was excellent and very personable. The pasta portion was huge and we wished we'd ordered a half portion. Bread brought to the table was a tiny portion but they...More

Thank longandshortofit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite Italian in a city of great Italian restaurants! I go off menu here with no complaints for a linguine with marinara and calamari. Better than just good...great! The house Volare salad is a keeper as well. Service is always attentive and...More

Thank rickgreenberg100
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant with Australian friends and had a great time eating there and the atmosphere is also something else. You have to reserve ahead of time as it is very popular.

Thank heleneetrichard
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14 July 2017|
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Response from Slainte2010 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Armando, I don't believe Volare allows you to bring your own wine; however they have a selection of wines available by the glass or by the bottle and the prices are reasonable. Obviously, no corkage fee for wines... More
Russell T
15 January 2017|
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Response from Bruce G | Reviewed this property |
The best thing to do is just call them and they can help you directly. This way if the menu has changed since we were there you you will have the most recent information available.
Silvia M
20 October 2015|
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Response from Lee Ann B | Reviewed this property |
Yes between $10-$15 plus tip. There is space across the street for a few cars if you are going early or late.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
  • Neighbourhood: Streeterville
  • Phone Number: +1 312-410-9900
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