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Via

89 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604
508-754-4842
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Ranked #18 of 512 Restaurants in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
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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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66% Recommend
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English first
Holden, Massachusetts, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Millbury
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 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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Massachusetts
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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Keene, New Hampshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I travel to Webster Lake every summer weekend and usually stop in Worcester, MA for dinner on the way. Our new favorite place to go is Via. We sit at the bar and get the best service from John, one of the bartenders there. The Fig and Prosciutto pizza is amazing as are some of the other... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Via is a great place for Italian food - their lunch specials are terrific. Try their fonduta as an app - it is fantastic and if you are too full after that, skip right to dessert and get the trio or centro set up of gelato which comes on a neat pallet set up with mini cones.

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Homosassa Springs, Florida
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed the restoration of the old factory building. It is tasteful and beautiful. The food was good, but have had better. Service was excellent. Overall, a good experience. Prices are a little high.

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