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Greenwich Village
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147 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10012-1012
+1 212-777-2849
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Floral Park, New York
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Business lunch with friends (11 of us) from different backgrounds joined by the love of Italian food. And oh the food! The famed seafood appetizer (for 11!) of calamari, baked clams, shrimp and lobster was delicious. Main courses of fish and meat were unanimously acclaimed. "We make whatever you want, however you want", and so they did, "Veal Sorrentino but... More 

Thank CountFleet
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Came in '09 and it was great. Back again in 2016 and still the same. Whatever you want however you want it. Superb meal, great service, amazing people, and fun local atmosphere!

Thank Chris L
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

This ltltle treasure, down a few steps from street level and in it's original location is reminiscent of and Italian Restaurant from Greenwich Village of the old days. When waiters were from their native lands and understood the creation of their food, and dishes prepared consistently as you love and remember them. An always welcome good cheer from the staff... More 

Thank Vince M
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Would often go to Volare many years ago but now live out of state.....decided to visit NY and was estatic to find out they were still open......if you are looking for a posh elegant restaurant, pass this by...if you are looking for fantastic food, superb friendly service and a family atmosphere, this is the place......the decor has not changed much... More 

Thank Richard W
Bradenton, Florida
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A true old world look & feel. We met 2 other couples for dinner, the waiters were at the table immediately and maintained professional standards throughout. We all shared various seafood & antipasto apps, then ordered a variety of entrees including Chilean sea bass, chicken piccata and shrimp scampi. Dessert selections were impressive and tasted great. .

Thank Watertime2
New York, New York
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Went to a celebratory dinner with five family members. We had seafood starter, pastas, and entrees. Drinks and champagne as well. All the food was great and the drinks were large and strong. Service was like we were their best customers. Always enjoy Volare.

Thank JPS500
Granada Nicaragua
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287 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Charming and not overdone. Waiters are great. Best of all, the food is authentic and there is a variety......they can make you just about and pasta combo you want, great salads and apps to start.

Thank Amen9
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

My favorite Italian Restaurant in NYC. Great pastas, Chops, and Seafood. Hosts Sal and Falco are terrific. Great for big Groups or dining solo.

Thank J M
Frisco, Texas
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I have been dining at Volare's for 30+ years. It is my families first "MUST GO TO" restaurant as soon as we hit the city. Just went there Thurs. 6/15/16. The family that gets left behind on any trip gets jealous when they know we are eating at Volare's! The food is beyond fabulous! I love how they accommodate your... More 

Thank Madeline55870
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

So why doesn't the whole of NYC know about this restaurant? You have to go down steps to go in and then you are in an Italian restaurant that could come from a film set. Everyone is welcoming, there is no menu just what they are serving that day and they recommend the wines. The food was delicous both the... More 

Thank Damichan

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10012-1012
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-777-2849

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Staying in Greenwich Village

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Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to get a feel for this diverse and energetic neighbourhood. You’ll find NYU students, street performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess. Stroll the streets to discover a mix of majestic town homes and hidden bars and restaurants that give this neighbourhood an old-school residential feel. When the sun goes down, check out one of the famous jazz or comedy clubs that still packs them in every night.
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