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Via

89 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604
508-754-4842
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Ranked #17 of 510 restaurants in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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
St. John
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Three of us went for dinner to celebrate an important anniversary for a member of our party. From the salad (arugula, prosciutto and figs) to the main course (an exceptional eggplant parmesan) I kept eating even after I was full. My friends also loved their meals (one had a pizza, the other a lobster roll). Good wine selection and great... More

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Ate here as a recommendation while staying on a buisness trip. The food was amazing little on the expensive side. It worth it. The drinks were also very good. Definitely recommend to all you travelers looking for a nice spot of Italian dinning.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The food is always exceptional. The atmosphere is great, we love to sit in the outdoor seating area when possible. The service is always top notch. We recommend PLT appetizer: Prosciutto, tomato, lobster, mozzarella cheese. The tiramisu is wonderful too!

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