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Volare Italian Dining

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3528 Barnett Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-3208
+1 619-224-0030
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
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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San Diego, California
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202 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank EnjoysTravelling_007
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Jilleyfish
Dayton, Ohio
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 

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San Diego, California
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank cetecea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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Thank efreer
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Jake B
Utah
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank MSparks0117
Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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Thank Crystal_StarrWeaver
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199 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank D B
Wooster, Ohio
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Visiting family in San Diego I was treated to the best Italian dinner of my life! My cousin warned me that the decor was plain but the food was the best in town. He was right! My veal piccata was melt-in-your-mouth incredible. He raved about his eggplant dish. My side salad was tasty and a nice accompaniment to my meal,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?