This is one of the most pleasant discoveries that I have made along East Coast Road. During the middle of the move, after a really tiring day, I was walking back home along East Coast Road with a craving for some comfort food. As I walked past the Odeon, I saw chanced upon Volare and walked in. I left feeling fully satisfied.
The Ambience, Service and Staff
As Singapore continues to emerge out of Covid-19 restrictions, we were continuing to support our F&B establishments.
Volare is located on the street level of the Odean Building on East Coast Road. On my first visit, I was on my own, though I have been back a few times since with company. Reservations can be made via Quandoo (use the referral code DEBASHIS5259JNW for 500 bonus points on your first reservation when signing up via iOS or Android). I have always walked in here.
The restaurant was well attended as I walked in during my first visit, and I was quickly greeted and led to a table, served water immediately and provided a menu by the friendly staff who ensured that I was well looked after.
In addition to the alfresco area in the front with high tables suitable for catching up with friends for drinks, Volare has a cosy interior with exposed ceilings that is a throwback to a hole in the wall Italian joint.
On my first visit, I ordered a Pepperoni Pizza followed by a Tiramisu for my dessert. They take about 10 minutes to bring out pizzas. As pizzas go, they do an amazing job. Served hot and fresh from the oven, this kept a very hungry and tired man well satisfied. The crust was fluffy and the topping was generous, making this a wholesome pizza that would comfort all who would partake.
The tiramisu was at another level. It’s generous in size without being overwhelming, and has a lovely balance of the alcoholic content without being too sweet.
On another visit, we were a party of 2 and we ordered a salsiccia pizza and the bufala pizza – both of which came out in 10 minutes, and were baked to perfection. At a subsequent visit, we ordered the eggplant parmagiana and the calzone. The high standard of the calzone was eclipsed by an amazing parmagiana where the eggplant was crispy on the edges, and soft on the inside, and balanced with a layer of cheese to keep you coming!
The Price Point
My first visit consisted of Pizza and a Tiramisu, and set me back under $45. During my second visit, we ordered two pizzas, a tiramisu, and a cocktail, which set us back just under $70. At a subsequent visit where we ordered a calzone and the eggplant parmagiana, we paid just under $60. I have always had a consistent experience here. As Italian restaurants in this area go, it’s a little pricier than your average place, but offers fantastic food, service and ambience, and is money well spent on a great meal and experience.
The Final Verdict
I’ve continued to go back to Volare (even though it’s a bit more expensive than the average joint in this area) – and that’s because of a combination of food, service and experience. I’d reserve this place for meeting up with friends, a first date, or celebrating with loved ones in a low key establishment!
Address: 11 E Coast Rd, 01-22, Singapore 428722.
Phone: +65 6346 5813