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Cafe Via

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6640 North Blackstone, Fresno, CA 93710
559-447-8706
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Glad We Tried This Place

My daughter and I had tonight's dinner at Cafe Via and we will be sure to come back. The restaurant is next door to a popular Chinese restaurant we've eaten at many times but never thought about switching things up and stepping next door to Cafe Via until now. I had the Shrimp Scampi Marinara which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Keepinitrealincali
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

My daughter and I had tonight's dinner at Cafe Via and we will be sure to come back. The restaurant is next door to a popular Chinese restaurant we've eaten at many times but never thought about switching things up and stepping next door to Cafe Via until now. I had the Shrimp Scampi Marinara which was plentiful and chocked... More 

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Thank Keepinitrealincali
Indianapolis, Indiana
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180 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Based on the other reviews, I had high hopes for this restaurant, but I left a little disappointed. The service was very good, but my salad was below average and my calzone was good but far from great. One other note, this restaurant closes early (8:00 on weeknights).

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Thank Rams1994
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

My fiancée and I absolutely love Cafe Via. We have been there a few times and what really sets this place apart from others is the fresh local ingredients they use. On two occasions while we were having lunch, a local produce man came in and sold his produce to the owners. The produce looked like it was just pulled... More 

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1 Thank TravelingDuck14
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

It is a small place and not much to look at from the outside or the inside. There is nobody in the restaurant but this service was very good. The minestrone soup was clearly homemade and very good and the calzone was made on wheat bread which I appreciated and quite tasty. The ranch dressing was also clearly home made... More 

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Thank Jonathan S
West Chicago, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Had a few vegetarian options. A lot of gluten free and some vegan options. Overall good selection of meat as well. Food was good and service was quick. They even allowed us to finish our meals after closing.

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Thank Tim66739
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Having lived here for a while I was surprised to read all the great reviews for this place as I hadn't ever really paid attention to it. So I decided to check it out. Pleasantly surprised. The service was excellent. The food very good. If you like garlic, get the edamame. They were out of the dish I ordered so... More 

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3 Thank Mary H
Fresno, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great location . Herndon & Blackstone. Great local restaurant not a chain. Good taste food and nice portions. Just right for dinner. If you are tired of the chain resturants this might just be the place.

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3 Thank Sundowner937
Fresno, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Friendly owner-operated restaurant with mostly Italian food. Sometimes I want to keep my favorites a secret so I always have a table, but this one deserves to get free press ! Try their edamame (yes at an Italian place) and salmon blt and you'll agree with me. Still a quiet,peaceful place where you can have a conversation.

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Thank Sharron T
Fresno
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Café Via is a bit hidden despite being near one of Fresno's busiest intersections. It is so out of the way that I tend to forget about it, even though I am a big fan. My wife and I have still eaten here many times and I would say all meals ranked from 'very good' to 'exceptional'. Trust me the... More 

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1 Thank erie.mon
Fresno, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

my wife and I have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed it. its a small place with good service. Food has always been very good and make with fresh local products. Small selection but don't let that stop you. We went for lunch both of us enjoyed our meals every time we have been there. Menu changes with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6640 North Blackstone, Fresno, CA 93710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
  • Phone Number: 559-447-8706
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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