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Volare Restaurant
  • Service available Dine-in
  • Service available Takeout
  • Service available Delivery
  • Service available All-Seasons Patio


201 E. Grand Ave., Chicago IL 60611

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Benny Siddu is no stranger to hospitality. Food and goodwill are a passion and a way of life for him. After 35 years of dedication, hard work, and the act of being truly hospitable, Benny has emerged as one of the most respected, well-known restauranteurs in Chicago. Barely a teenager from a small town in Sardinia, he began his career in hospitality at a bed-and-breakfast owned by his aunt and uncle. At 15 years old, he moved to mainland Italy and began working at a hotel. It was during this time that Benny learned the value of hard work.

After several years of work in England, a nucleus of high service standards, Benny moved to service by sea. For nearly a decade, he lived and worked on cruise ships and developed into an adept manager. Benny settled in Chicago in 1984 and continued managing a successful French restaurant and several prosperous steak houses. In 1997, he began his own concept in ‘Volare’ meaning ‘to fly’ in Italian. It quickly soared as Volare Ristorante Italiano in Streeterville and has been one of the most popular restaurants in Chicago ever since the doors opened.

Services Offered

Wheelchair Accessible




American Express




Valet Parking Available

Reservations Accepted

Public Space Wi-Fi Available


ATM Machine On-site

Hours of OperationMonday to Sunday Opens at 3:00 PMnSaturday and Sunday Brunch at 10:30 to 2:00 PM

Off-Site Catering Allowed

Max Restaurant Capacity200

Private Dining Available

Avg Meal Price/Person (appetizer, entrée, dessert)$$$ = $25 - $34

Zagat Rated


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