Italian Restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina


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La Volta for Dining Specials
which include:
10% Off Your Meal
15% Off Your Meal 

with the purchase of a Bottle of Wine


La Volta Italiano, an authentic Italian restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina, offers fresh Italian food to customers looking for a fantastic dining experience. Feel free to read our recent press and reviews about our restaurant and catering services. General Manager Michael Longo.


Authentic Italian Experience

Our family has over 35 years of experience serving authentic Italian cuisine in the triangle area.  We will try to fulfill all of your expectations making your experience at LaVolta Italiano one to remember, hopefully one of many.  When you come to our restaurant, you enter as a customer and leave as family.  When you combine a very pleasant, contemporary and romantic atmosphere with great, authentic Italian cuisine, you get La Volta Italiano. Our food is always fresh, and we offer great service with a genuine smile and a very knowledgeable wait staff that can navigate you through our vast wine list.

Our cooks use recipes featuring fresh, local ingredients that have been handed down for generations.

Restaurant Specials

Bring your ticket stubs from the Performing Arts Center and receive a 10% discount! We offer free valet parking, and every Friday we feature live music on the patio from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Every first Friday of the month from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. we feature Kevin and Greg Camberie as entertainment. We have the largest outdoor dining area in downtown Raleigh. Batman has always had a special place in pop culture, and it's evident in the passion our patrons show for the Caped Crusader. This widespread admiration is why our house manager, Anton, a devoted fan of the Dark Knight, has introduced an exciting event for all. Every Friday, we hold a sweepstakes event for all patrons and give away a trophy Batman sweatshirt from So, whether you're a die-hard Batman fan or just looking for a fun night out, there's something for everyone at our venue!

Happy Hour is from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. every Monday through Friday. We offer private dining for parties, corporate meetings and other occasions. Our restaurant is also Wi-Fi enabled, and video conferencing and a projection screen are available for your convenience.


Associations: Downtown Raleigh Alliance  |  Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Awards & Recognitions:
Diner's Choice OpenTable® Winner in 2012 | Nominated for Best Restaurant on OpenTable® for 2012
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Italian Food & Catering Services in Raleigh, North Carolina

La Volta Italiano, a restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina, offers authentic Italian food and catering services for customers. Come in and try out our Italian restaurant for yourself!

Great Italian Cuisine
Our chefs are from Italy and we feature very authentic Italian recipes. La Volta Italiano is about Italian cooking using time-tested recipes handed down for generations and with fresh local ingredients. Our pasta is made daily, and we feature whole wheat, as well as gluten-free pasta.

We have a fantastic selection of draft beer with 10 on tap at any time, along with a selection of local beer as well. Every Tuesday and Thursday night we feature a Couple's Night Special, which includes a bottle of wine for only $39.95.

Our Restaurant Features:
• Always Fresh, Never Frozen Seafood • Champagne Seafood Risotto • Chicken Dishes • Veal Dishes

Wine Vault
"La Volta" means "vault," because the restaurant space once housed a bank. The vault still exists and currently serves as our wine room. It features a nice intimate setting which seats two to six people upon request.  The vault contains great Italian reds, as well as wines from California to Italy. We have a nice Barolo, a Barbaresco, and offer wine by the glass, with a delightful selection of other full to light body wines, as well as champagnes.

Homemade Desserts
Lucia, Mario's wife, makes all the homemade desserts and cakes from scratch. Our Limoncello Cake is very popular and is a refreshing lemon dessert that will complement any of our traditional Italian entrees.

Our Cinnamon Godiva® Chocolate Cake is a rich chocolate cake that is the perfect finish to any meal for chocolate lovers all around. Our desserts are made daily and can be purchased whole upon request. We also feature cherry rum red velvet cake, chocolate mousse cake, and cannolis.

We offer trays of food of various sizes for events of all types including corporate meetings, special occasions, weddings, and anniversaries, as well as private parties. Trays can serve anywhere from 8 to 20 people depending on their size and are perfect for corporate luncheons. We host wedding rehearsal dinners at the restaurant as well. Take-out orders are welcome; just give us a call and we will have your order ready for you.


Recent Press & Reviews

See why our Italian restaurant has the critics raving!
Overall Rating (5 Stars) Open Table Customers
"Great wait staff, everyone was friendly. Surprised that there were not more people dining there! Recommend it to all friends."

"I thought the food was great. I had linguine with clam sauce and my wife had a vegetable pasta dish. The bruschetta was fantastic and the Cesar salad was great as well. We will be back."

"Great! too hot to eat outside on this visit but will enjoy the large outdoor eating area on cooler evenings. nice wine list with varied style & price options; bartender very knowledgeable on wines. We'll be back!"

"If you like bruschetta, you have to try La Volta's. It was the best I ever had. The entrees were good as well. We liked the place and intend to visit again soon."

"Great new spot for downtown, right on Fayetteville St. Lots of food for the price. Wine cellar is in the old vault of bank, hence the name---La Volta. Nice attentive wait staff and knowledgeable. Very tasty!"



La Volta Opens On Fayetteville Street Downtown
by Greg Cox, News & Observer

On Fayetteville Street near City Plaza, the name of newcomer La Volta Italiano (411 Fayetteville Street; 838-8700; pays witty tribute to its location on the ground floor of the Progress Energy building. There's nothing particularly shocking about the traditional Italian menu, though, which some may recognize as a joint creation of owner Mario Longo and executive chef Vinny Doria, longtime veterans of the local Italian restaurant scene.

The biggest surprises, given the upscale setting and prime location, are the affordable prices. Most entrees are in the $12-$15 range, and even ambitious fare such as pan-seared halibut with fig glaze will set you back less than $20.

Amping up La Volta's attraction are a full bar (including an Italian-leaning wine list) and an expansive sidewalk patio that affords a front-row view of any entertainment staged on City Plaza.

Contact La Volta Italiano, an Italian restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina, to learn more about that the press has to say about our cuisine!