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89 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604 (Hill Street)
+1 508-754-4842
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11:30 am - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Veal parm was fabulous!

Fantastic food and great wine flight! Waiter was excellent. Very busy and loud however, which made it difficult for conversation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Laura S
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Leicester
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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242 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Canton, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A co-worker suggested we go to VIA for lunch instead of our usual place. What a wonderful surprise! Walking in, I found the interior to be very nice. We sat outside on the terrace and were tended to promptly and by a very nice waitress. Food was absolutely delicious and served perfectly prepared. And the pricing is quite reasonable. All... More 

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Northbridge, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our table service, both waiters attentive and prompt, yet unobtrusive. Wonderful food- presentation was superb. We LOVED the salad with mozzarella and warmed ricotta and tomato. Highly recommend. and the TRIO dinner was delicious! It gave us a sample of their Bolognese, the steak, and their shrimp dish....Mangia Mangia...see you all again soon! Be careful when asking... More 

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Leicester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Fantastic food and great wine flight! Waiter was excellent. Very busy and loud however, which made it difficult for conversation.

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minneapolis MN
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visited for a family celebration, and everyone loved their food. Lobster risotto, shrimp scampi, scallop something, Caesar salad pizza, short ribs- all delicious. Our server was attentive, friendly and helpful with explanations of the different dishes. The wine list is the most extensive I've ever seen. The outdoor covered patio looked delightful- we ate inside which was pleasant also.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Celebrating our college grad, the family stopped by for an early supper. We had a table on the patio. Yes this is and was a industrial section of the city. Noise from traffic and the rail yard was in abundance but not too overwhelming. The house salad and dressing was fair. The entrees were well presented and tasty, albeit a... More 

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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Service was great; food was excellent. I had angel hair pasta with bolognese sauce.........best bolognese sauce I have ever had in my life! Wish I had some right now!

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

In a city known for its abundance of excellence food choices from hot dogs to filet mignon it was surprising to find VIA serving average tasting, rather bland fare. For all of it's hype VIA certainly doesn't compare well with its crosstown sister restaurant Sole Proprietor. The choices are many but lack interest and finesse in the making. This was... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The bread was good that is about it. The actual food was not that great. Just average food. My pasta dish was filled with way too much fat from the beat and under cooked pork that was not cooked for that many hours. My wife's dish was not that great either a vegetarian dish.

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Charlton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Service and food were decent but the food was nothing special. Its like an overpriced Olive Garden. I think its an Italian restaurant trying to be trendy and pretentious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Great food,excellent service.One big disappointment.....the pancakes(2very small one ) for $10.00 is a joke.Children pancake was bigger then my.If you want this to be a seller,you have to offer more then 2,like others do.

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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: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups

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

Questions & Answers

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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?