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89 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604
+1 508-754-4842
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Ranked #20 of 513 Restaurants in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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
Claremont, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
369 reviews 369 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

While the food wasn't the traditional Italian fare that I expected, it was good. The atmosphere was great and the staff were friendly.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited Via for a family event. The atmosphere was very nice and the food portions were large. The caprese salad was a bit disappointing, but overall the food was received very well by all family members. The lemon drop martini was great! The service was somewhat slow, but it did not detract from a fun family night out. I... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As with the other two restaurants in this group, VIA has remained consistently good in its service, presentation and quality.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were there twice in December and could go back again! A couple of the dishes we fight over... Lobster PLTs, Short Ribs and risotto!! Don't know how this place isn't higher on the list of restaurants in Worcester!!

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Oxford, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My daughter was a former employee prior to starting grad school. I called the restaurant late morning on a Monday asking if they could accommodate a group of 11 for 4:30pm. Rachael the Manager assisted me despite the fact that they had a heavy booking of holiday parties that day. It was not because of my daughter, but because a... More 

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St Maarten-St Martin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This was the third time in the last few months we've traveled to Via and each time (for lunch or dinner) the food was very good with an extensive enough menu to satisfy us and our grandkids. Decent wines, fair prices, clean rest rooms and I personally love the open kitchen that each time we've been, has been very busy... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We had dined at Via during a trip a few years ago and hoped for the same type of experience this time around. Service at this restaurant is very good and continues to be. Where we were disappointed was with the quality of the food. The meals were just average and not what you would expect from an establishment that... More 

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 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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Top Contributor
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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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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