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#48 of 7,600 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3311
+1 312-410-9900
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We where there with the family, food was Ok but nothing espectacular and for the price you should think this place will be stunning, it is not.

Thank Renato C
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having noted the great reviews, we made a reservation for 7 pm, which was offered to us after initial uncertainty about whether they could fit us in. Arrived 6:55, and were asked to wait "on the ramp", with other couples and groups awaiting seating. Finally walked out at 7:25, having never been called. Place was packed, including one large group.... More 

Thank Elliot_Paspalt
Viera, Florida
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us came here tonight. We made a reservation about 1 hour ahead and good thing we did. It was packed. They were turning away guests. We ordered 5 dishes and 2 desserts. Each one was absolutely delicious. We will definitely come back next year :)

Thank FloridaVirgo
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with children who wanted their dishes prepared differently than the menu offerings. This was no problem at all! Server was attentive and everyone loved their entree choices. Especially recommend the fried calamari appetizer, black spaghetti and the pizza!

Thank drcrusty
Plano, Texas
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343 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We read the reviews and this place was better that we expected. The service was great! Careen took care of us! Great job from the wine selection to food! Loved it. Thank you so much for our last night in Chicago. We will be back!

Thank Joe B
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341 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dining at Volare on a busy saturday evening is quite an experience. The restaurant is packed with little space to move around. The quality of food and service is fine. Overall a good Italian restaurant, but not my favourite.

Thank R. B
San Antonio, Texas
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210 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a few times, though not for over a year now. We ate here because we were staying nearby and this was walking distance from hotel on a short time window. I got the black spaghetti, which was tasty but not spectacular. One thing that hasn't changed is their failure to shampoo the carpets which give off... More 

Thank Capt_Wyatt
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've dined at Volare numerous times and it has never disappointed. Great northern and southern italian fare. Courteous staff and the owner Benny is always walking around making sure every customer is having a great dining experience. The linguini with clams is excellent, so are the other numerous pasta selections. It is busy and it will get loud from time... More 

Thank Ludat32
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My meal at Volare might be the most amazing Italian I have ever had. I had the seafood special which was spaghetti with seafood (muscles and calamari) in a fra diavolo sauce. Incredible. The waiter said that they season the sauce with just a little red pepper flakes to give it some very mild heat, and they marinate the calamari... More 

Thank Glenn G
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here for a working dinner after a trade show in town. I arrived a little late - so had a little bit of the calamari starter that seemed delicious.... then onto wine, a main course and desert. Restaurant is noisy - customers conversations and wide open kitchen beating out the sounds of cooking meals for the hundred plus guests! Feels... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Streeterville

Neighbourhood 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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