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Via

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89 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604 (Hill Street)
+1 508-754-4842
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: In the beautiful hills of Tuscany, and in the cities and villages that dot...
In the beautiful hills of Tuscany, and in the cities and villages that dot the countryside we discovered a simple food paradise which we were eager to bring closer to home. We created VIA to offer you those culinary gems from our visits to Italy in combination with old family recipes, as well as American favorites. VIA captures the rare rustic charm of Italian cooking and dining. Italians love to eat outdoors, so we have created a beautiful four-season patio at VIA, so our guests can dine al fresco whenever possible. VIA is the essence of Italian dining - full of charm and great aromas with our open kitchen, complete with brick-oven bread, baked daily; hearty meats, such as tenderloin, pork and chicken slowly turning and roasting on our spit, and the joys of gelato being created right before your eyes. Like Italy, our inspiration, VIA is a picture of contrasts. The restaurant is both urban and rural, sophisticated and casual, old world and remarkably new. It is a place where singles mingle with families, where private conversations are had among festive celebrations. With this environment and our attention to detail where fresh good foods are concerned, the simple act of dining feels like a joyous occasion. In Italian, VIA means "the way." Come to VIA and enjoy "the way" we embrace our travel memories, our family recipes, and American traditions which are so important to us.
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    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty

Stopped by on way to NYC for dinner. Sunday night around 5:30 p.m. No reservations and were seated immediately. By the time we finished dinner, the restaurant was busy and people were waiting...go early on weekend if you do not have reservations. Ordered chicken parm (moist chicken and tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Joan S
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Fort Lee, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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English first
Worcester
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Seated on the patio on a nice summer day. Hostess was very cordial and our server was there to take our drink order and tell us about the specials. Bread was brought out with olive oil for dipping. Our meal was very tasty and well presented. A wonderful eating experience. Our server kept our water glasses ful and checked to... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great dinners - but save room for dessert. I love their gelato sampler - perfect for dessert! 5 (or 10) mini cones. Great flavor choices. Make sure to try the blood orange!

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Stopped by on way to NYC for dinner. Sunday night around 5:30 p.m. No reservations and were seated immediately. By the time we finished dinner, the restaurant was busy and people were waiting...go early on weekend if you do not have reservations. Ordered chicken parm (moist chicken and tasty pasta) and steak (well prepared to order and garnished with asparagus)... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Not many "fine" dining restaurants in Worcester, MA, so it was a nice surprise to find VIA. Very nice decour and atmosphere. Our server Gallota was great and he knew his wines. We did not have anything special for dinner. I had Chicken Parm. and my wife had a flat bread pizza. Hard to comment on the quality food with... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I often chose this restaurant as the place for special meals. While dinner is fantastic, I personally and not a huge fan of pasta dishes as a main course. I get the mussels which are perfectly tender and served with wonderful crusty bread. One of these days I'm just going for dessert. The crepe cake is amazing and huge and... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent food. Wonderful outdoor seating, weather permitting, Desserts and gelato are awesome. Celebrations fun here! seating, weather permitting, Desserts and gelato are awesome. Celebrations fun here!

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North Brookfield, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This a luncheon was for a special family occasion and although the food and service was good, we did not appreciate having to deal with fruit flies swarming around us during the entire lunch. I don't mean just one or two either - there were a lot! I mentioned it to the waiter and he basically shrugged it off, admitting... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We all liked the gelato. Been here many many times, good Italian food, great place for family. Everything we ordered was great!

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Every food item we orders was superb. For instance the risotto, ravioli and home made sauces (vodka and marinara); pizza is thin crust, unique and delicious. Fresh mozzarella, homemade bread, and pasta was tops. THe atmosphere was upscale modern Italian and the wait staff were friendly and accommodating. Would definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

When my husband and I think about a dinner for two VIA is always the first place that comes to mind . We have been here multiple times and not once have we ever been disappointed . I always love how they have things on the menu that you can't get anywhere else like the suckling pig and mussels in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 89 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604
    (Hill Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: +1 508-754-4842

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic

Description

In the beautiful hills of Tuscany, and in the cities and villages that dot the countryside we discovered a simple food paradise which we were eager to bring closer to home. We created VIA to offer you those culinary gems from our visits to Italy in combination with old family recipes, as well as American favorites. VIA captures the rare rustic charm of Italian cooking and dining. Italians love to eat outdoors, so we have created a beautiful four-season patio at VIA, so our guests can dine al fresco whenever possible. VIA is the essence of Italian dining - full of charm and great aromas with our open kitchen, complete with brick-oven bread, baked daily; hearty meats, such as tenderloin, pork and chicken slowly turning and roasting on our spit, and the joys of gelato being created right before your eyes. Like Italy, our inspiration, VIA is a picture of contrasts. The restaurant is both urban and rural, sophisticated and casual, old world and remarkably new. It is a place where singles mingle with families, where private conversations are had among festive celebrations. With this environment and our attention to detail where fresh good foods are concerned, the simple act of dining feels like a joyous occasion. In Italian, VIA means "the way." Come to VIA and enjoy "the way" we embrace our travel memories, our family recipes, and American traditions which are so important to us.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?