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Via

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89 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA 01604-4655 (Hill Street)
+1 508-754-4842
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
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Worc County
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Locals brag about this place, and since it is moderately pricey, we decided to celebrate our 28th anniversary there. Arriving shortly before our reservation, we enjoyed a cocktail at the bar, standing room only. My wife's Kettle One Cosmo was perfect. We were greeted almost immediately by our server, so we thought we were in for the "excellent service" everyone... More 

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't beat the braised short ribs. Amazing every time! Fried mozzarella and bruchetta was great too. Oh, and one of my favorite cocktails in central MA - the gentleman! Bar menu is also a great bang for your buck too. Great decor inside.

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Thank matt84789
New York City, New York
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautifully designed restaurant with year-round outdoor patio seating. The food is always fresh and delicious. Staff is well trained, friendly and efficient. The burrata is wonderful, cheese ravioli so delicious--you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Definitely put Via on your list. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Jean D
Paxton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To claim this is a "true Italian" restaurant is a bit out there. Certainly, nothing like the many wonderful Italian restaurants I know in Italy. Food is average but the atmosphere is nice. Go for a drink and please skip the gelato! It would make a true Italian cry.

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Thank diner112014
Worcester, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Via is highly over priced for what you actually get. Drinks are under poured and the food is just average. Via tries to dress it up but the underlying issue is Via just falls short.

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Thank Learama
West Palm Beach, Florida
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch. My wife had the pasta bolognese it was very tasty. I had an Italian chopped salad(enough for 4 people) and my friends had the mussels marinara and chicken Marsala and my aunt had the shrimp scampi. All the dishes were good and the atmosphere and service was terrific

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hosted an event for 40 people for wedding rehearsal dinner on the patio. Weather and ambiance were perfect - enough space for mining. The food was great, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Maria, event manager, was really smart and easy to work with. Highly recommend this place for your event - or just a dinner!

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Thank Lynnew612
Putnam, Connecticut
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Via a few times and every meal has been excellent. Starting with the entrance, valet parking is available. We've always been seated promptly and service impeccable. Food offerings are always a good variety, properly prepared.

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Thank Edwin P
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have never had a bad meal at Via. I particularly enjoy the Ragu of Italian meats. Also, the short ribs are so tender and flavorful and the Caesar salad is amazing.

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Thank DoctorFred
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Went there for my wedding anniversary and had a great time. Wine selection is really good, menu is short well designed (Just the way it should be), staff was friendly and really into making you feel comfortable and well attended. Had the grilled salmon which has to be one of the best salmon dishes I've had... And trust me, I've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA 01604-4655
    (Hill Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: +1 508-754-4842
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?