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89 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604
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Ranked #21 of 512 Restaurants in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Went to Via for lunch with nine colleagues. Great menu, great service. Would definitely go back. Would also recommend the braised rib ragu and cheese ravioli....yum.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

food was above average, but pricy. The waitperson gave us the impression that she was doing us a favor serving our table....second time we've been there and felt this way. I had thought that maybe the waitperson was just 'in the weeds'...but now it's apparent that the waitstaff isn't properly trained.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Second time here- love this place. Suggest splitting a meal as the portions are huge. Pizza is excellent as are salads. Had eggplant parmesan which could have been a meal for three.

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Holden, Massachusetts, USA
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I had been to Via's on 2 previous occasions a while back and was not impressed. My family surprised my for a lunch visit for my birthday. We sat outside on a beautiful day on their deck and the meals were a pleasant surprise. I had a chicken pesto sandwich that was very good; everyone else said their meals were... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We enjoyed dinner at Via more than we have at most restaurants. The food was interesting and very well prepared (you don't see Roasted Suckling Pig - which was delicious - on many menus). Our party of six enjoyed every dish we had - Scallops Caponata, Seafood Marinara, Braised Short Ribs and more. Service was excellent - well timed and... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Went here for Restaurant week because each person was $23.14. I started off with the tomato/mozzarella stack...came w/2 slices of tomato & 2 slices of mozzarella w/pest. It was just okay. Next rather than getting the mixed greens, I asked if I could get the asparagus salad. It was a $4 upcharge (which meant the $8 salad was now $14)... More

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St. John
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit and we will definitely be back. The Caprese salad may have been the best I have ever had. Tomatoes were fresh and the cheese was delicately smooth and rich. My dining partner enjoyed the meatball panini. His fries were passé, on the cool side. He is not a fan of under fried thin frites. The downfall of... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Dined on the patio there last evening with group of 6 friends who chose Via. Hadn't been there recently. What a revelation! Waitstaff friendly, attentive, prompt despite being busy on a lovely summer evening. Each of us made different choices, all beautifully prepared and presented. Mine was scallops caponata, light, fresh--wow! Creative fresh salad choices, arugula, prosciutto, goat cheese. Dessert... More

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Glendale, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We travel to this area of the country several times during the year and we have lunch at Via day after day during our stay. Reasonably priced, delicious and generous servings prepared with fresh and wholesome ingredients are hard to resist. Starting with the home made bread with olive oil appetiser, the fire grilled pizza pie for $12.00--- we are... More

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Auburn, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

First everything that was average, -Service was kind but vanilla, no excitement, felt like staff was counting down the shift. -Atmosphere was crowded and hectic throughout, tough place to navigate -Menu was ok, not many Wow selections -White wine selection was poor -Cumbersome bar to get a drink if stools are taken What was incredible was the thin crust steak... More

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