Benny Siddu is the owner and operator of Volare Ristorante Italiano and Benny’s Chop House, both headquartered in the city of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
When it comes to being a successful restaurateur, hosting people for meals that will be spending their hard earned money, nothing takes the place of experience. Benny Siddu has working in the food and hospitality industries since 1975, over 40 years.
Benny grew up working in the hospitality industry in his home town of Sardinia, a large and very beautiful Italian vacation hotspot island in the Mediterranean Sea with nearly 2,000km of coastline, sandy beaches and a mountainous interior crossed with hiking trails.
From Sardinia, Italy, Benny gained invaluable experience from ground up working in Italy, England, cruise ships and then arrived in Chicago and worked in high-end restaurants from 1984 through 1997 till he made the plunge into restaurant ownership with Volare.
Benny Siddu has an eye for what consumers want. Volare Ristorante Italiano is a restaurant that employs the best Italian chefs that prepare amazing dishes, courteous wait staff ensuring guests are pampered, and a consistent professional presentation allowing patrons to know to their evening out expectations will be met every time. The first location opened in downtown Chicago in 1997 and the 2nd in 2008 in Oakbrook Terrace.
Benny’s Chop House takes pride in serving the best of everything. For example, all their stakes are 100% USDA Prime, the US Department of Agriculture’s highest quality rating with less than 3% of the steaks qualify for this grade. What does that mean for the consumer? You’ll be served the most tender, juicy and favorable steak you’ve ever experienced.
The result, two of the most successful restaurants in Chicago!
Benny’s restaurants have won many awards and acknowledgements including, Open Table’s Diner’s Choice, Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence, Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence, Chicago Magazine’s Top 3 Steakhouses, Concierge’s Favorite Italian Restaurant, etc.
So what do the critic’s think?
Zagat’s public review states, “A “modern interpretation of a classic Chicago steakhouse”, this “well-run” River North kitchen earns praise for its “excellent”, “melt-in-your-mouth” meats and “fantastic raw bar” offered in a “refined” setting with an “accommodating staff”; “exceptional” wines and frequent live music complete the “very cool” picture.”
So what do their customers think?
Mazdak Khavajian Publically wrote, “One of the best meals of my life. Went on a busy Saturday night. Had reservations but still had to wait a bit to be seated. The service was great and the food was even better. Can’t wait to go back.”
Russ Z publically wrote, “Volare is the quintessential Chicago Italian restaurant. Intimate yet bustling dining room. Welcoming staff and the owner, Benny, is often there too take your to your table. The menu via filled with classics as well as seasonal offerings. All prepared perfectly and of course huge portions. Great for a date or dinner with friends.”
H. Tran publically wrote, “Best place in town for authentic Italian dishes. The risoto dishes are always perfect. Benny is a gracious and generous owner who often treats his guests to an extra desert or two. The wait staff is always happy and accommodating. I’d hihhly recommend Volare to my friends and family.”
Having owner operated experts, like Benny Siddu, providing quality food and a nice environment for an exceptional meal experience is an asset to Chicago and Cook County, Illinois.
Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like Benny Siddu that employ people, accepting accountability ensuring their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Benny Siddu for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.
Ready for a quality dining experience? Give Volare Ristorante Italiano at 201 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611 , 312.410.9900 or Benny’s Chop House 444 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago 60611 312.626.2444 Benny’s Chop House in an opportunity. You can also find Volare Ristorante Italiano online by CLICKING HERE or Benny’s Chop House online by CLICKING HERE.
Benny is a member of the Streeterville Chamber of Commerce and an avid support of the Chicago Bulls, Cubs, Hawks, Sox and Bears. In addition to loving his Chicago sports teams, his European heritage mandates that he keep an eye on his favorite soccer teams.
Benny has been actively involved in helping the local community with fund raisers, political events, etc.
So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board…
Benny Siddu, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Cook County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of the community, and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.
Well done Benny Siddu!
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