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Via Pre

20E Lebuh Penang, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-262 0560
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (51 reviews)
“salami” (10 reviews)
“gnocchi” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20E Lebuh Penang, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at Via Pre on a Friday Afternoon. My partner ordered a pizza and I ordered a pasta. The food was delicious The restaurant does offer gluten free pasta upon request. The price is a bit expensive not for everyday dining.

Thank Tyeams
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

slow service .noisy atmosphere + very bright light shine on you ( couldn't understand why people comment as romantic!!!) pricey in Malaysia standard even as European or Italian restaurant. food taste okay. overall Not recommend for budget traveler at all.

Thank leneme
Reviewed May 14, 2017

One, if not THE best meal we have had in Penang. Wonderful service, prosecco by the glass and authentic freshly made food. How this place isn't the number 1 place for food in Penang I will never know. A MUST TRY! Make sure you book...More

Thank helenfann1
Reviewed April 21, 2017

The gnocchi is to die for, and the salads are crisp and amazing! Their cocktails are perfect, too. I'm always looking for a good negroni and they had it. This is as close to Italy as it gets!!!

Thank Kimberly J
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Just all round excellant, great food, attentive staff, the only downside was the wait for the taxi back to the hotel. This is the 2nd time I have been, and both times the same excellent experience. Very recommended

Thank jdw1961
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Off the bustling street, this fantastically authentic Italian restaurant is a welcome oasis. The staff are extremely helpful and warm, the food is completely authentic and well priced. Completely recommended!

Thank Elliott C
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

The pizza was soft and cheesy. The spaghetti was flavourful too. Service and environment were excellent. Free bread as well.

Thank Cheryl O
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Finally a real italian restaurant in Penang. We found it on web and we come here for dinner. I take a salad and was very nice, my partner ordered a cold cuts and cheese selection and was tasty with a real imported salami. After than...More

Thank JohnLagang
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Place small but perfect for have a nice dinner. I take a big starter sharing with cold cuts and cheese and spaggetti alio e oglio. Very tasty and nice presentation. After a tiramisu dessert birthday for my housband and was very good. After dessert, they...More

1  Thank CHEAH C
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

I never eat a pizza like thath. I order a bufallina pizza with bufallo mozzarella and imported ham, parmesan and rocket salad and was amazing. Crispy and taste with a fresh ingredients and high quality items. I ordered also a italian spritz from barman with...More

Thank Ah L
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do I need to book the table or just walk in?
November 23, 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Frankworld74 | Property representative |
Hi Good evening to you! Thanks to write to Viapre Penang, If can better you make a reservation, sometimes not enough sosce for everbody :). Kindly call 04-2620560 Maury & Team
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
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
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 am
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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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