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Volare Italian Restaurant

2300 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2410
+1 502-894-4446
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“osso bucco” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2300 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2410
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great old Italian place if you get a table in the front. Unfortunately we were put in the back which had zero ambiance. Great service and food, but we really missed out on the heart and soul of this place which was the original front...More

Thank 895default
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Refined, comfortable and moderately upscale. This fine Italian establishment has a very well trained staff and an executive chef that puts that something special into his dishes, and tops it off with visits to the dining floor to ensure all are more than satisfied -...More

Thank Dublin_Papa
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Our salads came out very fast, but it was over 40 minutes until our main courses arrived. My wife's Osso Bucco was superb. I asked for a change of pasta on the fruiti de mare and they did a great job of the change. Very...More

Thank Point_of_View01945
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Never disappoints. We eat here at least once a month. If you are looking for an Italian place this is the one.

Thank Tiffany D
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We stumbled upon Volare on a chilly, rainy night when we were cold and hungry. We were immediately ushered inside to a table and served warm bread with olive oil and roasted garlic. Score one. For an appetizer we ordered the Rotollini di Melanzane, which...More

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We really enjoyed the food--inventive, high quality, perfectly prepared--but the service was just terribly slow. It was so slow that we just didn't have time for after dinner drinks or dessert. It took two hours for only two courses (salad and main) and that was...More

1  Thank SCalCanz
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Every night you'll find half-priced bottles of wine, decent ones too. And the food is really good. We always have a great experience.

Thank amateurtraveler2016
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to Volare for years and it is consistently spectacular. I have attended for professional dinners, dinners with friends, and most recently for happy hour and the food and service are always among the best in the city. Speaking of happy hour, I...More

1  Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Six of us came for dinner. Natasha was our waitress. She did a nice job. She was very knowledgeable about menu items and was very friendly and professional. We got the mussels appetizer special which everyone loved. We all ordered different items, but the dish...More

Thank BudNLily
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Disappointing experience. Chose Volare to celebrate my 60th birthday based on prior good experiences. Service has declined dramatically since my last visit. We arrived for an 8PM reservation but our table wasn't ready. We accepted a smaller corner table behind a glass partition beside a...More

4  Thank Becky M
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18 April 2017|
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Response from tanyap924 | Reviewed this property |
obviously lunch is cheaper than dinner but figure about 20-30 per person which is average for independent downtown restaurants.
Denisse M
12 October 2015|
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Response from hilltopKy | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much no jeans , tank tops, should be business casual
16 March 2015|
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Response from cardscharlotte | Reviewed this property |
Don't know since I've never gone with children. Whenever I have gone it has been for dinner and I don't ever recall seeing children.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2300 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2410
    (Jane Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-894-4446
  • E-mail
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