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Volere Volare Qui Dovete Mangiare

(At "Volare" you eat good and pay little!)

561 Columbus Avenue (Union Street)
San Francisco, California
For reservations call (415) 362-2774 or fax (415) 362-1353

or click here to e-mail us with your comments!

Open Sunday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.;
Friday, Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Mastercard and Visa accepted

Exterior picture of Volare Cafe
(front exterior of Trattoria Volare Cafe)

This popular Sicilian eatery has a bird's eye view of historical Washington Square Park and St. Peter & Paul Church in the heart of North Beach (San Francisco's 'Little Italy'). Trattoria Volare Cafe serves up hearty pastas, ravioli and gnocchi, pizza and tiramisu made daily plus fresh seafood and grilled meats at reasonable prices. St. Peter and Paul Church in Washington Square Park
(the view from the restaurant)
Interior of Trattoria Volare Cafe
(an interior view of the restaurant)
The maxims of owner Giovanni Zocca adorn the walls and he can often be heard singing renditions of the song "Volare" and other Sicilian ballads. Specialties include linguine with clams, Volare-style cioppino, and veal scaloppine marsala. Dinner entrees $8.50-$15.90.
statuary at the restaurant .

Giovanni Zocca arrived in New York City by boat from Trapani, Sicily in 1967 at age 17 and continued on to Monterey, CA. Thorughout the years he has worked at various restaurants and has been a fisherman on boats in the San Francisco Bay and up into Alaska. He learned to cook and the love of food from his mother by helping her in the kitchen. He would shop for fresh ingredients and bring fresh fish home from the boats that he worked on as a young boy in Sicily.

statuary at the restaurant

Giovanni takes great pride in his Sicilian descent and his food at his "Trattoria Volare Cafe". The Sicilian abondanza (abundance) continues here where the portions of food are always more than sufficient. The Italian and Sicilian languages are spoken daily by the employees and the music of the great singers of Italy and Sicily are nonstop on the 25 CD player.

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Grazie di Essere Venuti a Mangiare. E al piu
Presto Portate i Vostri Amici.

Visa & Master Card Accepted

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Trattoria Volare is located at:
561 Columbus Avenue/Union Street (North Beach), San Francisco 94133, CA
Our web address is:

For reservations call (415) 362-2774 or Fax (415) 362-1353
or e-mail us with your comments at:

Open Sunday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.;
Friday, Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

(Menu subject to change without notice)

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