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5 Weld Quay, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
042620560
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Ranked #61 of 460 Restaurants in George Town
Price range: $1 - $24
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I don't really write reviews but my experience at Via Pre was so dire I am compelled to write one. I treated 14 of my family members (who live in Penang) to their Christmas Eve 'round the table' 13-course menu, and I am still fuming that the restaurant destroyed our Christmas Eve. I had booked ahead for 8 p.m. on... More 

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Pulau Penang, Malaysia
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20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

we visited via pre for dinner and ordered only typical Italian dishes. the taste/flavors were authentic and the complementary bread was nice. a few remarks however on: 1. off menu dishes: would be nice if the prices are also mentioned 2. service: some waiters do not really understand English 3. the starters: portions are to small to be called "large"... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great ambient with great food and wine.. try their lamb is great. Is only a lil warm inside the restaurant. overall great restaurant and authentic.

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Phuket, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I'm writing this review as I sit in the restaurant. I arrived 5 minutes before my reservation without announcing I had a reservation. I was dining alone, one of the fun things I do when I travel. I was met at the door by Elmo, the manager. He greeted me and said, "One moment, we'll prepare a table for you."... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We ordered food that recommended by the restaurant staff, a starter and a main. I forgot the name of the main dish but just love the fish which claimed to be freshly imported from New Zealand. It's indeed a great evening for us!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

I been there for a celebration. Staff was friendly and provide a good service to me. Food was delicious. Pricing still acceptable due to this restaurant serving Italy food. Will visit again next round in dinner section to enjoy their live band performance

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We reached at 1015pm & ask the restaurant whether the kitchen is still open?they said yeah & we still have 15mins to order.The waiter passed us the menu and said:"Faster because we are closing the kitchen" then quickly we ordered and he wasn't paying attention at all when i spoke to him.i understand that they are closing so i asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I went there with my family to try the sunday brunch and we loved it! We are from Italy and this restaurant has really italian atmosphere and food (food is awesome!), was like being at home. Excellent price-quality relationship. We highly recommend it, must try!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a really nice lunch buffet. The food is authentic italian, the staff is really friendly and professional. Definitely a good place to go if you are spending a few day in Penang.

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37 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was the eve of a major holiday in Malaysia when we decided to drop by without reservations to Via Pre knowing for a fact that it will be some time before we got a table at this Italian restaurant at the heritage area of Georgetown. Parking was a challenge, many spots were already taken including the non-parking areas but... More 

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Additional Information about Via Pre

Address: 5 Weld Quay, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Phone Number: 042620560
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 24
Cuisine: Italian

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