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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 offer to us an italian homemade liquer Limoncillo. See you soon

1 Thank CHEAH C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 prosecco and campari. The place is small but with nice staff and professional people. High... More 

Thank Ah L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I come with my friends for a birthday and we order spaghetti di mare with a real sea taste and a mushrooms soup with porcini mushrooms and other kind with an amazing flavour! We try also pizza vegetarianna with fresh grilled veggies and the top is the Tiramisu with a real Italian taste. Service was perfect with everybody happy and... More 

Thank Davidnaw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We fancied a change from Malaysian food which had all been great, but wanted something different so decided to try Italian. The restaurant was really busy and had a good atmosphere, service was great and friendly. We both went for pizzas which were as good as any we've had in Italy, the wine and beer were Italian and my husband... More 

Thank CandK73
Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a week night this recent week, my wife and I brought our parents together to celebrate my mom-in-law's birthday. Venue chosen was Via Pre. Came to know that they moved to a new premise in Penang Street. The place is smaller but kind of felt cosier. But if you don't like a rowdy dining experience, the cosier ambience may... More 

Thank cclye
Penang Island, Malaysia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had this New Year special "Imported Roasted Pork Shank" platter for 2. I was really impressed by the taste, it was beyond typical Italian food I've tasted in Penang. The chefs and main staffs are Italians, hence the authenticity. The ambience is great too, certainly worth a visit if you have not tried this restaurant. The staff who served... More 

Thank PuiFern
Penang Island, Malaysia
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Branded the little Italy of Georgetown, Via Pre serves quite a huge variety of Italian specialty. However 1 dish that really stand out above the rest is their Tagliere Via Pre. A starter kit (heavy one), we ordered one for 6pax and were captivated by their strong flavor and authenticity. Don't miss that one :)

Thank GaikBoonHng
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much nicer restaurant at their new location, really well decorated. Busy Saturday night, but we didn't have to wait. We shared a starter then husband chose tagliatelle with sausage & green beans, he loved it, I took an aubergine layered dish, - another starter but big enough for a main. Service was friendly and good, one complaint tho - the... More 

Thank spark41
Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

I enjoy the food here very much. Has the cold cuts for appetizer. I just enjoy the Mortadella and the Parma ham with their own bread. There was also spicy salami and another type of ham (which I forgot to ask what's it called). Main course, had the spaghetti Vongole. You can actually taste the saltiness of the clams. I... More 

Thank GLS76
Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

Having recently moved location to much smaller premises, I was pleased to find that nothing of the friendly service and great food had changed. In fact, the new location provides a more intimate setting, most suitable for a family meal or soirée with friends. The welcome and service are still friendly, and the (mainly Italian) menu still comprehensive, with delicious... 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
Mediterranean, Italian
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
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?