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6640 North Blackstone, Fresno, CA 93710
559-447-8706
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Today
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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Mary H
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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Fresno, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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Fresno
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Fresno, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Coarsegold, California
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I have made this small, intimate restaurant the goto place whenever I entertain a friend, relative, or business colleague. It's genre is Italian/Mediterranean, but you can get regular American food like chopped salad, BLTs, pork chops, steak and burgers, too. They have about a half-dozen pasta dishes and I can heartily recommend the Penne Puttenesca as well as the Linguine... More 

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Crooked River Ranch, Oregon
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in based on the reviews in Trip Advisor when looking for a place to stop for lunch while on a road trip from Palm Springs to Roseville. So glad we did. The minestrone soup was delicious and the cheesy garlic bread was full of garlic and cheese! Classic calzone was enjoyed as well. It was very quiet with only... More 

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Pinedale
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Cafe Via is one of our favorites when it comes to dining out. Their seasonal menu keeps things fresh. Never the "same ol' same ol'." Fresh ingredients. Service is very friendly & helpful, and usually, Chef Matt comes out and greets patrons with a smile and a little conversation. Prices are reasonable, especially for the quality! Hubby's favorite is the... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I went to this restaurant because of the reviews. The prices are good. The food was also good. I thought the portions were a little small but my friends took home some food in boxes. The waitress was very attentive and helpful.

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I was in Fresno on business and read reviews of restaurants looking for a special place as it was my co-workers birthday. I called to make reservations and mentioned it was a birthday dinner. The whole experience was over the top. They actually had a special table set with birthday confetti and was specially decorated. Both the FOOD and SERVICE... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Via

Address: 6640 North Blackstone, Fresno, CA 93710
Phone Number: 559-447-8706
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
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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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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