Volo Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 2008 W Roscoe St

    Chicago, IL 60618

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  • 773-348-4600

About Volo Restaurant

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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Volo spoils me for ordering wine almost anywhere else. Their list is eclectic and ever changing, and is easy to read and always delivers. Chef Stephen (from MK) delivers seasonally changing fare that is definitely among the top spots in the city - all nestled into this cozy/boutique spot. Summertime delivers probably the best hidden garden patio the city has to offer. Comfortable, friendly and unpretentious - weeknights are low key too. I love these guys!

2
★★★★★

Volo spoils me for ordering wine almost anywhere else. Their list is eclectic and ever changing, and is easy to read and always delivers. Chef Stephen (from MK) delivers seasonally changing fare that is definitely among the top spots in the city - all nestled into this cozy/boutique spot. Summertime delivers probably the best hidden garden patio the city has to offer. Comfortable, friendly and unpretentious - weeknights are low key too. I love these guys!

Pros: Small Batch Wines, Incredible Food, Comfortable

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I wanted to like this place based on my friends positive reviews but our table of four visit ended up costing $260 before tip for very mediocre food. I was befuddled at the check amount. The food was very average without taste. dishes such as the steak tartare and black angus beef over pasta were completely devoid of flavor- very bland. The cheese plate for $16 was paltry portion size. The wine was very expensive. A check of that amount should have been a four course dinner not an average night out with bland tasting food. Very disappointed. Do not recommend.

1
★★☆☆☆

I wanted to like this place based on my friends positive reviews but our table of four visit ended up costing $260 before tip for very mediocre food. I was befuddled at the check amount. The food was very average without taste. dishes such as the steak tartare and black angus beef over pasta were completely devoid of flavor- very bland. The cheese plate for $16 was paltry portion size. The wine was very expensive. A check of that amount should have been a four course dinner not an average night out with bland tasting food. Very disappointed. Do not recommend.

Pros: Wine list

Cons: Expensive, bland average food

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This place gets five stars for the wine list and cheese plate alone. Great upscale casual dining and Tuesdays are half price wine bottle night. The salads are especially varied and well presented.

5
★★★★★

This place gets five stars for the wine list and cheese plate alone. Great upscale casual dining and Tuesdays are half price wine bottle night. The salads are especially varied and well presented.

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The food and wine where killer. The environment was a bit loud and you are elbow to elbow with the adjacent tables.
The dishes are pretty small but well prepared. I respect a man that takes pride in his work the chef was that man. I stood and watched him for a few minutes and was very impressed. I would recommend the roasted beets, steak tartare or the polenta.
We drank the 03 barbaresco, it was killer. The port was to my pleasure as well, I had the porta rocha 1975.

2
★★★★★

The food and wine where killer. The environment was a bit loud and you are elbow to elbow with the adjacent tables.
The dishes are pretty small but well prepared. I respect a man that takes pride in his work the chef was that man. I stood and watched him for a few minutes and was very impressed. I would recommend the roasted beets, steak tartare or the polenta.
We drank the 03 barbaresco, it was killer. The port was to my pleasure as well, I had the porta rocha 1975.

Pros: food, wine, service

Cons: not much space

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The atmosphere and offerings of this small restaurant in Roscoe Village were generally pleasant, but the portion sizes are tiny and it is quite expensive for what you get! I ordered an the lamb, and it was excellent! The sauces were wonderful and the meat was tender and flavorful. Only flaw, it was tiny! It was about the size of an appetizer! My date ordered the kobe beef, but his was cooked in a very plain manner - kind of a shame for such good quality meat! It reminded me of a stew. It was also pretty small. Unfortunately, after an appetizer, entree, and wine, we were still hungry.

Overall, I would recommend it as a nice place to go with some tasty offerings, but if you're hungry, you should probably go somewhere else.

2
★★★★☆

The atmosphere and offerings of this small restaurant in Roscoe Village were generally pleasant, but the portion sizes are tiny and it is quite expensive for what you get! I ordered an the lamb, and it was excellent! The sauces were wonderful and the meat was tender and flavorful. Only flaw, it was tiny! It was about the size of an appetizer! My date ordered the kobe beef, but his was cooked in a very plain manner - kind of a shame for such good quality meat! It reminded me of a stew. It was also pretty small. Unfortunately, after an appetizer, entree, and wine, we were still hungry.

Overall, I would recommend it as a nice place to go with some tasty offerings, but if you're hungry, you should probably go somewhere else.

Pros: Wine pairing with everything on the menu, interesting offerings

Cons: Expensive, little personal space

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My sister recently put together a birthday dinner for me here and it was amazing! The service was top notch and the food and wine were excellent. Highly recommended for a big group, so many interesting dishes to share. I will be back.

2
★★★★★

My sister recently put together a birthday dinner for me here and it was amazing! The service was top notch and the food and wine were excellent. Highly recommended for a big group, so many interesting dishes to share. I will be back.

Pros: Service, food, wine

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I find it amusing that anyone would complain about $30 for a port flight that contained an 86 colheita, a 75 colheita and a 50 year tawny. Who else has this? You get what you pay for. Volo never dissapoints with quality for the right price.

2
★★★★★

I find it amusing that anyone would complain about $30 for a port flight that contained an 86 colheita, a 75 colheita and a 50 year tawny. Who else has this? You get what you pay for. Volo never dissapoints with quality for the right price.

Pros: Unique wines and knowledgeable staff

Cons: none

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We went to Volo mainly because it is the only place in Chicago that has roasted marrow bones, but everything else turned out to be fantastic too. The wine list is broad and there are a number of very reasonably priced bottles. The food was wonderful, the marrow bones were especially great as were the mussels and the corn soup (which I'm still thinking about a day later). The port flight was also wonderful, you might think it is pricey at $30, but well worth it and plenty for two to share as an after dinner flight. The last thing I should mention is the service, it was fantastic. Out waitress was attentive and very cheerful despite the crowd. When we asked for some salt for the bones they brought us a number of interesting varieties which was a wonderful surprise. I will certainly be returning to Volo!

2
★★★★★

We went to Volo mainly because it is the only place in Chicago that has roasted marrow bones, but everything else turned out to be fantastic too. The wine list is broad and there are a number of very reasonably priced bottles. The food was wonderful, the marrow bones were especially great as were the mussels and the corn soup (which I'm still thinking about a day later). The port flight was also wonderful, you might think it is pricey at $30, but well worth it and plenty for two to share as an after dinner flight. The last thing I should mention is the service, it was fantastic. Out waitress was attentive and very cheerful despite the crowd. When we asked for some salt for the bones they brought us a number of interesting varieties which was a wonderful surprise. I will certainly be returning to Volo!

Pros: Great Food, Nice Wine Prices, Wonderful Service

Cons: Can be a little loud

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Volo started out great but continues to go down hill at a rapid pace. The wine list is good - not huge and the food is small - even for tapas (don't go even remotely hungry. Truly though, if I wanted to drink a great bottle of wine while listening to Guns and Roses and surrounded by relatively obnoxious people I could just sit on the Edens for an hour, buy a bottle and crank up my stereo on my back deck. Even then it would be better (and I could have saved on the overly marked up wine - i.e. Te Hira Pinot Noir which cost as much for a glass as a bottle at retail). We tried it 4 times - once was good - there was no one there.

1
★★☆☆☆

Volo started out great but continues to go down hill at a rapid pace. The wine list is good - not huge and the food is small - even for tapas (don't go even remotely hungry. Truly though, if I wanted to drink a great bottle of wine while listening to Guns and Roses and surrounded by relatively obnoxious people I could just sit on the Edens for an hour, buy a bottle and crank up my stereo on my back deck. Even then it would be better (and I could have saved on the overly marked up wine - i.e. Te Hira Pinot Noir which cost as much for a glass as a bottle at retail). We tried it 4 times - once was good - there was no one there.

Pros: Its not a pregnancy shop - which is hard to find in Roscoe Village

Cons: Service, music selection, snobbery for no apparent reason

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Volo is my favorite wine bar in Chicago. I first visited Volo for a wine tasting. I would highly recommend attending their wine tastings as it provides for a great time and is a great deal. For $15 you get to try several wines and munch on tasty appetizers. In the spring, summer, and fall, you can sit in an outdoor cabana and enjoy wine with that special someone or a group of friends.

2
★★★★★

Volo is my favorite wine bar in Chicago. I first visited Volo for a wine tasting. I would highly recommend attending their wine tastings as it provides for a great time and is a great deal. For $15 you get to try several wines and munch on tasty appetizers. In the spring, summer, and fall, you can sit in an outdoor cabana and enjoy wine with that special someone or a group of friends.

Pros: Food and wine

Cons: Small location

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This place is PACKED on Fridays and Saturdays, but for a very good reason. It was s bit loud, but the space was very trendy, the service excellent and the detail from the presentation of the food to the stemware they serve their amazing selection of wine in was found by my fellow diners to be very exciting. I highly recommend it and the price to service/quality ratio is excellent too.
I dig this place, but try to avoid it on the weekend because it can be a bit stressful, even though they do an excellent job directing traffic, per se.

2
★★★★★

This place is PACKED on Fridays and Saturdays, but for a very good reason. It was s bit loud, but the space was very trendy, the service excellent and the detail from the presentation of the food to the stemware they serve their amazing selection of wine in was found by my fellow diners to be very exciting. I highly recommend it and the price to service/quality ratio is excellent too.
I dig this place, but try to avoid it on the weekend because it can be a bit stressful, even though they do an excellent job directing traffic, per se.

Pros: excellent food, atmosphere, wine!

Cons: loud and sometimes very crowded on weekends.

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VOLO is that special place where the food is exceptional and always complimented beautifully with the server's wine recommendation. When you sit in the backyard patio your worries in life will soon disappear and you'll feel as though you have been transported to another place in time when things in life where much simpler. Don't forget to save room for dessert, because your evening will not be complete without trying one, two, or maybe even three to complete your food extravaganza! Even after dessert you won't leave feeling too full, but instead you'll leave with the most amazing feeling of satisfaction! Because the food is tapa/small plate style is fun to try several different things and share, which makes this a very romantic restaurant, but also a great place to go with friends!

2
★★★★★

VOLO is that special place where the food is exceptional and always complimented beautifully with the server's wine recommendation. When you sit in the backyard patio your worries in life will soon disappear and you'll feel as though you have been transported to another place in time when things in life where much simpler. Don't forget to save room for dessert, because your evening will not be complete without trying one, two, or maybe even three to complete your food extravaganza! Even after dessert you won't leave feeling too full, but instead you'll leave with the most amazing feeling of satisfaction! Because the food is tapa/small plate style is fun to try several different things and share, which makes this a very romantic restaurant, but also a great place to go with friends!

Pros: food, wine, outdoor patio

Cons: NONE

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We just love this restaurant. Fantastic wines and delicious up-scale, though unpretentious food. The small, tapas-style plates make it easy to mix and match. The staff is very knowledgeable and attentive, and always seem to make just the right recommendations. Love all the tasty cheeses too! We will keep coming back.

2
★★★★★

We just love this restaurant. Fantastic wines and delicious up-scale, though unpretentious food. The small, tapas-style plates make it easy to mix and match. The staff is very knowledgeable and attentive, and always seem to make just the right recommendations. Love all the tasty cheeses too! We will keep coming back.

Pros: Food, Wines, Service

Cons: Parking

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Chef Stephen Dunne's food flawlessly compliments Volo's surrondings. The spot is a fun addition to Roscoe Village.

2
★★★★★

Chef Stephen Dunne's food flawlessly compliments Volo's surrondings. The spot is a fun addition to Roscoe Village.

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Small, granite-topped tables take up most of the room, making it best for couples or little groups. The dark brown walls, dim lighting, minimalist decor and velvet curtains keep the place modern, yet intimate. A bar…

 

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