by Libby Toogood
Recently, our team was treated to a three course meal at Volare; a restaurant that offers a taste of Italian cuisine in the centre of Caerphilly. On the corner of Cardiff Road, Volare serves a great range of Italian classics in their cosy bar and restaurant.
We were greeted and seated by the friendly staff on arrival, and instantly loved the interior – classy but cosy. Moving onto the food, to start, Gemma had ‘Gamberoni Volare’ – tiger king prawns cooked in white wine, garlic and parsley. I had the Burrata Pugliese – a melt in the mouth mozzarella ball with cherry tomato and Italian herbs. Ryan and Alice had the Polpettone Di Carne, a giant Italian meatball stuffed with cheese, and served in a tomato sauce.
For our mains, Gemma had the Lasagne – a traditional Italian pasta dish that lived up to it’s tasty reputation. Ryan had one of the steaks, cooked to medium perfection and served with potatoes and seasonal vegetables, Alice had the Involtini Di Pesce, a customer favourite at Volare, which Alice said lived up to its well-earned hype. The rich and flaky fish dish was paired with fresh salmon and king prawns. I had the Cannelloni Vegetariana; tubes of pasta filled with spinach and ricotta. There were several, strong vegetarian options on their extensive menu, catering well for their meat-free customers.
All the dishes offer generous portions, but we still left some room for dessert. Gemma and I had our favourite pudding, Tiramisu, which reignited our love for the amaretto cream dessert. Alice had her favourite, chocolate brownie with ice cream. Ryan went all in, and opted for the dessert trio: tiramisu, panna cotta and a brownie. Much to Ryan’s delight, each dessert was a full size portion, and he left feeling very full after his triple sized pud.
Three courses and four full stomachs later, we felt truly treated after our evening at Volare Restaurant. Speedy and friendly service, a massive menu and fabulous food – we’re more than ready to book our next table!