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147 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012 40.73158 -74.000627
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-777-2849 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Fri, noon-11pm; Sat, 5pm-11pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Classic NY
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


Just off the bustling corner of Sixth Avenue and West 4th Street—where basketball players shoot hoops and video stores flash porn and neon—Volare feels like a portal to an earlier, less harried era. In the sub-street-level dining room of this 70-seat restaurant, open since the late seventies, waiters glide by in dinner jackets and bowties, and the music of Rosemary Clooney and Tom Jones streams from the speakers. Low-hanging brass ceiling lamps and ink drawings of cancan girls complete the scene. While the menu spans Northern Italian dishes like lasagna pasticciata (with béchamel sauce as well as Bolognese) to Southern specialties like pollo alla sorrentina (prosciutto-wrapped boneless chicken breast), dishes tend to rotate. Still, the much-loved osso buco and braciola pop up regularly. And as in many winning restaurants in Italy, no one orders from the menu. So tell them what you want, and let them cook it. Presentations are bold and portions large: Gamberoni fra diavolo, jumbo prawns and steamed clams, come in plenty of spicy marinara sauce, and the involtini di melanzane appetizer, roasted red peppers and fresh mozzarella rolled up in thin strips of marinated eggplant, is a meal all on its own.

Recommended Dishes

Gamberoni fra diavolo, $26.50