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Via Italia

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45 West 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-4109
212-398-6866
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic Italian food

Went to NYC with three friends and we happened upon Via Italia while exploring the streets.. the food was fantastic, authentic homemade. Cost was a little much for the portion side, but it was well worth it for the taste. I had lasagna and it was the best I have had. Service was very positive, too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
EnjoyinStaycations
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St. Catharines, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went to NYC with three friends and we happened upon Via Italia while exploring the streets.. the food was fantastic, authentic homemade. Cost was a little much for the portion side, but it was well worth it for the taste. I had lasagna and it was the best I have had. Service was very positive, too. HAd our experience topped... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Nothing to dislike about this restaurant food was excellent and staff all very nice only problem was we found it on our last night & would like to have gone again but look forward to next time we go to NYC

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

We came here with another couple before going to a show. It's a real Italian restaurant. Having just visited Italy I can tell you it truly feels like you're in Italy. The food was excellent, the portion sizes weren't huge, but it was enough to fill us all up. We got lasagna and fettuccine Alfredo running us each about $20/plate.... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Good quality food, nice selection on menu. Starters were a little on the large side. Main course was also a good size portion. Quite busy but not over crowded.

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new jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The restaurant has great potential. It has very homey environment. I visited the place for lunch. I felt that lunch choices were not as great as I would have liked. For example for some one who does not eat red meat, it should have choices such as salmon, branzino, tuna etc. I ended up selecting a chicken dish, although I... More 

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Union City, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The front of the restaurant has the tourist "try me look" and you should. The menu has something for everyone. The food is well prepared. The staff has the appearance of being all related. You get the feeling that everyone is family and you kind of get treated like family as well. You are served by several generations each having... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Restaurant was nice. Staff is friendly. Food was average and averagely priced. I had the eggplant fusili wich was $16 for a decent amount of pasta. No wait to get in on a Friday night.

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New york
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We took lasagna and received it very quickly. It was clearly microwaved, the pastas were hard and the little amount of sauce seemed to be light tomato soup. There was no flavour and cost 18$. We were very disapointed. This restaurant would be perfect for Gordon Ramsay's kitchen nightmares. Avoid this restaurant!

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Cambridge
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It's a cliché to seek out an Italian eatery in New York; we first went to Via Italia in 2004 because it was close to our hotel and we couldn't be bothered walking far after traveling all day. Imagine our surprise when we happen to have walked into what remains the best Italian restaurant I've ever been to - and... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My wife and I had spent a whole day walking Manhattan, and returned hungry to the theater district. We spotted this small place and took advantage of the early hour to dine. Italian was spoken by the staff so we had high hopes of authentic fare. The food was incredible and the waiter couldn't do enough for us. Folks, don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 West 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-4109
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-398-6866

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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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?

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