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Volare Italian Dining

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3528 Barnett Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-3208
+1 619-224-0030
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Novato, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We've driven by this place dozens of time. We had tried to dine here one evening, but it was a bit crowded. We came back on a rainy Friday night, and there was no wait (success!). It's a completely no-frills establishment with comfort-food Italian. The menu contains the basics, but the flavors were rich (despite some reviews I've read). I... More 

Thank swimmergirl8787
San Diego, California
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204 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a real hole in the wall place serving great Italian food. The prices are very reasonable and the serving sizes are huge. The service is a little slow but it is all made up by the great tasting food that is served here. Go there with your family and enjoy some great Italian food and save some money... More 

Thank EnjoysTravelling_007
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for a good local place to eat and went here after reading several reviews. Totally worth it. Nothing fancy, service is slow but food is great, good size portions at reasonable prices. Location is not the best location next to an adult superstore. Chicken parmigiano and spaghetti were excellent, salad was good and nice choices on kids menu. Would... More 

Thank Jilleyfish
Dayton, Ohio
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This small Italian Restaurant is situated in an industrial area. Don't do a drive by and don't let the neighborhood turn you away! The food and service were fantastic. Very generous proportions so go hungry. Indulge in the homemade desserts...the spumoni was wonderful. Convenient location to the major interstate as we were on our way to Coronado Island. I haven't... More 

Thank rsphillygirl
San Diego, California
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Wow...are reading all of these phenomenal reviews, my husband and I had to try Volare. Our expectations were HUGE....and so was our TOTAL disappointment. The only thing that we can hope is that we went on a night when the chef was out sick and the person filling in didn't follow the recipes. Seriously...the minestrone soup was REALLY salty and... More 

Thank cetecea
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Great Pizza and the Veal Parm lunch is a good value. it a small family(mom & pop) restaurant. get there before noon it is less of a crowd.

Thank efreer
San Diego, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is what I like to call a "greesy spoon". pizza and or pasta you can't go wrong. The decor is less than desirable with paper place mats and such. But the food is awesome and that's all that matters to me

Thank Jake B
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

This is a find!! You will be deceived by the outside. Don't let it stop you from enjoying one of the best meals-ever...the cioppino was fantastic... Fresh seafood added at the end like it's supposed to be... Shrimp, scallops, clams, calamari served over pasta....the chicken penne dish had the most delicious sauce and the chicken was cooked perfectly... Would highly... More 

Thank MSparks0117
Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Just had pizza dinner here. Very warm staff. They made me a wine spritzer, in lieu of sangria which they don't have - very good. They 'made' ginger ale for my son; you would be surprised at the recipe, we had 4 of them. If you are staying at Old Town Inn, it's 3 right turns and you are in... More 

Thank Crystal_StarrWeaver
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203 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Near the MCRD Marine Base, this is a great spot for lunch or dinner. Daily specials, great pizza, generous portions, lots of choices of a large variety of typical Italian choices. My favorite is the eggplant parmesan (for lunch, it includes a salad, bread, spaghetti for $7.95). My favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego (for a casual hole-in-the-wall spot. (It's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3528 Barnett Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-3208
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-224-0030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?