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89 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604
+1 508-754-4842
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Ranked #24 of 512 Restaurants in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hill Street
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.
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English first
Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to Via's for the second time for lunch. What a great place. Authentic Italian food with a great stmosphere. The prices are very reasonable. I can't wait to go there some night to check out the bar and dinner menu. Highly recommended for lunch.

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massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Attended Via this time for a business dinner with 10 associates. We had 2 servers but 1 was new. I felt bad for her because she looked uncomfortable with a large group. While the restaurant is fine, I don't necessarily recommend it because of the price points and quality. I have the surf, turf, and pasta and the portions were... More 

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Gardner, Massachusetts, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

the worst dinner by far. arrived cold.,pasta is never good cold !! meatballs are not good cold shrimp and scallops so flavorless and burnt, never had such a bad fra diavolo will never go back

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was a casual dining one evening. The atmosphere was awesome and the meal I had was out of this world! You could tell the food was home made. I definitely would recommend this place!

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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83 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had lunch while passing through Worcester, stopped in without checking Tripadvisor reviews so we were curious as to what we would find. Seated immediately by a very welcoming hostess at a comfortable booth. The venue is tastefully Italian, the service was excellent enabled by a very informed server. My wife had a Caprese Panini, tasty and hardy, I had the... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food here is very good. Service is great as well. Had several things braised beef yum, the Caesar salad very good. Tiramisu yummy and fresh. Lots to pick from even for kids.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I can't tell you how many times we have been to Via. We were nervous that going to Italy would change our mind about how much we like it and thankfully it didn't at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This place offers great Italian grub...uuu can't go wrong. It's in a great spot on Shrewsbury st next to steak house and several other busy businesses. Very close to 290.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My wife and I went out to via last night for an impromptu date. Being a Monday night it wasn't jammed, so I can’t say what it’s like on a packed Friday, but our service was attentive, informed and pleasant. Booth was perfect; Atmosphere very nice. The menu is narrow but contains a variety of interesting variations that you won’t... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Via provides the full breadth of Italian cuisine, not just the southern pizza and pasta but the wonderful meat dishes and stews of the north. We enjoy it several times a year.

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Additional Information about Via

Address: 89 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604
Phone Number: +1 508-754-4842
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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