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Voluptuous Volo

by Matt B on October 15th, 2008

Oh Volo… where do I even begin? Your radiant d'cor? Your chic food? Your comfortable, social atmosphere?

volo restaurant wine barOwner Jon Young (co-creator of Kitsch'n across the street) and chef Stephen Dunne are behind this Roscoe Village wine bar, which has been featured on The Food Channel. The restaurant bears striking design with dark brown walls, dim lighting, and a small open kitchen. Couples and small groups relax over granite tabletops, completing the modern yet warm vibe.

The weekly-rotating menu includes small tapas-like dishes that focus on organic and local produce. Past plates have featured heirloom tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella and basil vinaigrette; mussels in a garlic, butter, and white wine sauce; and seared scallops with quail's egg and caviar. The menu also suggests wine pairings, and if you come on a Monday, bottles are half-price.

From beginning to end, Volo is an experience that should not be had solo.

Photo credit: (c/o Flickr) polomex

Volo ($$$): 2008 W Roscoe St; 773-348-4600
Mon ' Thurs: 5:00 p.m. ' 12 midnight
Fri ' Sat: 5:00 p.m. ' 2:00 a.m.
Street parking difficult; valet available Fri & Sat only
Public trans: Bus # 50, 152

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