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Via Pre

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20E, Lebuh Penang, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-262 0560
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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767 reviews
502 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my partner on the tail end of recovering from an illness; we were looking for something simple, healthy, and filing, though something not too big and cumbersome - so sharing a pizza seemed like a good option and this place was recommended by our tourist map. So we walked down to the waterfront to find... More 

1 Thank Simon C
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Firstly it's an amazing setup nice decor great staff but the highlight is. Great lunch menu for less than 35RM for 3 courses and a drink wow will come again

Thank StephanJenner
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Excellent Italian food that i can find in Penang so far. The environment is so nice and suitable for family and friends.

Thank Jimmy K
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

My friend suggested I try Via Pre ( as he eats here regularly with his family) and I'm happy to say my meal was fantastic! I haven't had pizza this good in Malaysia. The sauce is traditional ( aka not sweet) and the crust is excellent. I look forward to coming back again and trying their pastas and fish.

1 Thank calanagear
Penang Island, Malaysia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

We come here often for the great pizza and drinks. The four cheese pizza has capers on it, and gives it a really unique taste. Me and my colleagues enjoyed it.

1 Thank vishnu350
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

A little slice of Italy. Excellent, the food was exceptional, the service second to none. Will definitely revisit.

Thank Jayne_1950
ViaPreTeam, Owner at Via Pre, responded to this review

Nice nice nice!...thanks and thanks again, we live on and for that, good when someone catch the message and the service we offer!...hope to see you again! Please ask for max when you come back for a limoncello or a grappa together!...max and the crew! More 

Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

This Italian restaurant has a large wine selection and a full size deli fridge with cheese and Italian cured meat. Their prosciutto ham is particularly good as starter. My family and I love their bruschetta, via del pre salad and spaghetti aglio olio. I think we have also tried their marinara pizza too.

Thank cclye
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I know.. it sounds like an ad, but it's not. This place is in a great location, in fact I am sitting on the balcony overlooking the water drinking Prosecco right now. It is run by two lovely Italian guys and is as authentic as it gets. We are eating Duck and Pasta mains. Both daily specials, both delicious. If... More 

1 Thank damiens1960
ViaPreTeam, Owner at Via Pre, responded to this review

Thanks so much!...make our day last night and to see again your review today!...customers like you is what fuel our passion!...and it's not an ad! ;) See you again, Max & the crew More 

New York City, New York
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223 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

at Via Pre. Once the month Via Pre is having a Sunday Buffet. Relative small but delicate selection. The atmosphere is ITALIAN pure! We had a wonderful time and we will have this many more times in the future!

Thank Susangermany
ViaPreTeam, Owner at Via Pre, responded to this review

Wooow!~.....ahhh the memories, the smell & the taste left by a good experience!...totally agree with you, I will also remember for via pre for long long time!...me love it too ;) Thanks so much! Chef Max & The Via Pre's crew! More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Food was dry and looked (and tasted) old and re-cooked. I pointed this out to the wait staff for both the main and starter (as they asked me), they smiled and walked away. Asked for a toothpick ... three times ... received it after 15 minutes. Waited for the bill for another 10 minutes. The wine was good. The service... More 

Thank JacekBKK
ViaPreTeam, Owner at Via Pre, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Jake, sad that you didn't had a good experience at Via Pre...I am the owner and ex.chef of Via Pre, here we don't serve anything old, dry, cheap or re-cook, we pride ourselves a lot of for that, we did serve thousands of happy meal in the past 12 years...and our prices are fairly reasonable for the kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Delicatessen, Wine Bar, Italian, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20E, Lebuh Penang, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-262 0560

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?