About Volare Ristorante
Volare Ristorante is an Italian restaurant featuring Pasta, Pizza, Steaks, Chops and Seafood.
Italian, Steakhouse, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call for details.
Dino Grossi, Chef/Owner
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Volare Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
We have been to Volare before in both th ...
We have been to Volare before in both the new and old locations. Our past experiences were very positive.
This visit we chose to sit outside. It was very nice and provided the casual dining our group prefers but the traffic noise on Pontiac Trail was kind of distracting. It was hard to hold a conversation around the big round table.
We enjoyed the Caesar salads. We were allowed to customize a pizza to our taste. Thanks to the chef for being so flexible!
Some of the other food we ordered did not match our past expectations. One pasta dish arrived and the pasta was hard and stuck together like it had been microwaved multiple times. The meat sauce was light on meat and heavy on tomato paste. The shrimp in the shrimp scampi special had an "off" odor.
We left with mixed feelings.
Best Gem in Oakland County
Food was outstanding as always. Had the Tomahawk steak and it was unreal, Volares zip sauce is the best that I have ever had, wish that they would bottle it and sell it at retail. We also had the bone in filet and it was outstanding as well. This is truly one of the best steakhouses you will find.
The wine list is always top notch and Dino always takes great care of us. We ended the meal the a cheesecake that was so good I purchased two pieces to take home.
This place is worth the drive wait and the experience!!!!!
worth the wait
even tho we had a reservation, there was an hour wait...not sure if they overbooked on this saturday nite or was becuz of mothers day weekend. the manager was sensitive to our frustration and treated us to drinks and an appetizer! the food and service was great once we were seated---despite the bad start, we would go back
Not so good this time
This was our third visit to Volare and I'm not sure we would go back. Our reservation was for 7:00 and we squeezed and shuffled near the bar to get out of the server's way while we had a drink and were waiting for our table (40 minutes past our reservation time). The waiter was not attentive or personable, maybe he was having a bad day, but the service was fair at best. The salad was great, pizza was good, as well. Osso buco was tough and not very flavorful. Our past experiences were much better all-around.
Volare March 24, 2016
Always an enjoyable place, however I rated the service as fair because of the young man assisting with drinks and service. He looked very inexperience and nervous. Dropped and broke a salt mill right next to one of our guests, then spilled water right over my shoulder and onto me and into my purse. Sadly, I remember this young man from a visit in December, when I remember similar awkwardness, however maybe not the mishaps.
dinner with friends
We had a wonderful dinner. The restaurant was busy and the service was a little slow at first. But that is ok since we had time to visit with our friends. The food and wine were great. Our server's suggestions were spot on. One thing to note: if you love wine, besides the wine list on the back of the menu, there are other wines not listed. Just ask. We found out too late that there were some Chateau-neuf de Pape that we might have considered!
Pleasantly surprised. Best meatballs around!
Tried this place on a whim. Pleasantly surprised. Food was excellent and the portions were big. Had the peppers and sausage which packed heat with awesome flavor. The side of meatballs were some of the best I've had outside of grandma's. Over all a great experience. FYI, split a starter salad as they are giant. Keep up the good work guys. We'll be back.
First time and will return
We had dinner there for the first time last weekend. Very crowded, which is always a good sign in my opinion. Beautiful building, and looks quite inviting when you pull into the parking lot. Inside, the place was much smaller than what we were excepting. A lot of tables in a small area-our chairs were actually bumping the chairs of the group sitting at the table behind us. Fresh bread and water was immediately brought to the table as soon as we were seated. My husband and son both had a seafood linguini dish and both loved it. I had the chicken parmesan and it was tasty. We had the chocolate cake for dessert and it was out of this world. The only disappointment was that we felt very rushed. Our meals came out before we even had a chance to eat 1/2 our salad. Also, we had to ask for more bread and fresh parmesan. The food was a bit pricey, but seems fair for the quality and quantity of food. Overall, we will return.
Made a reservation weeks ago. Told them ...
Made a reservation weeks ago. Told them we were celebrating a special birthday. Called today to make sure they knew. Did not acknowledge birthday. When we told waiter he brought a bday dessert and charged us $15 for a piece of chocolate cake. Very disappointing special evening. Service was fair. I ordered a side. Waiter did not even tell me they ran out of it until I asked. Cowboy steak was not what was expected.
Great, but too cold in the enclosed patio section
We have previously dined at Volare with great experiences. It was our first trip in cold weather this time. We were seated in the Patio area which is enclosed in winter. It was super cold, and got worse as the evening progressed. The ceiling hung space heaters warmed our upper bodies but all or legs and feet froze! They need to close this are in colder weather. Also, our waitress was assigned a table of 12 in the other area of the restaurant and she was unable to effectively cover our table as well.
While visiting Wixom for an athletic event, I searched for the best restaurant: Volare. Service, Salad, Entrée and dessert was delicious. We were seated in the outdoor area. It was a bit cold to be out there that evening and many people had to keep their jackets on. My son had an outstanding steak for dinner. My breaded shrimp had an excessive amount of breading which I removed, but the sauce was fantastic.
Over priced, not as good as I remembered.
It was a very disappointing evening. I went there for my birthday. We had a tray full of dishes dropped by a waiter, broke and hit us. Waiter and manager did not do anything to make sure we were OK. Food was over priced. The old Volare was much better. I would never go back there again.
Great place to celebrate a special occasion
We dined at Volare to celebrate my wife's birthday. The staff was friendly and attentive from the moment we walked in the door. Our waiter was very knowledgeable with the menu and made suggestions that enhanced our entrees. His wine recommendation, a pinot noir, went very well with the grilled salmon. We finished the meal with a huge shared piece of cheesecake. Delicious, but we had to take half of it home with us.
Now that we have tried your Butter tende ...
Now that we have tried your Butter tender Filet...we HAVE to come back and try other selections on the menu and Brunch ! We came on Busy New Year's Eve and were so impressed with the warm Hospitality of the owner's wife, which gave a welcomed and homey atmosphere. Thank you for caring and the Quality you give in your wonderful restaurant.
This is a small neighborhood gem. We made a reservation for 6:00 P.M. on a Saturday. I wasn't convinced we needed one but the restaurant was already busy when we arrived and quickly filled up. We had an intimate table for two that was just right for our romantic evening.
The wait staff gave us just the right amount of attention without overwhelming us. Our water glasses never went empty and plates were cleared after an appropriate amount of time had passed to ensure we had actually finished.
The wine list is adequate. Our food was fabulous. This is an Italian steakhouse and the menu reflected that. Everything we chose was excellent. I don't think you can go wrong here. We split a five layer chocolate cake for dessert that was decadent.
Great place! We'll be back!
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