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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


$21 - $45
Italian, Seafood
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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the menu at via 45 changes every evening.       all items are subject to availability.
this is just a sampling of the possibilities
Mozzarella Tomato and Roasted Peppers
fresh mozzarella, in-house roasted peppers with mediterranean olives
Broccoli Rabe and Sausage
grilled sausage & pan roasted brocolli rabe with garlic & Xtra virgin olive oil
mixed field greens with crasin/goat cheese & matchsticks of apples
pan-roasted diced eggplant with garlic and tomato basil
Shrimp and Mushroom in a Sherry Cream
sauteed wild mushrooms with shrimp & garlic with sherry wine and cream
Scallops 45
onions, pancetta, mushrooms, and peas in a madiera light cream
Salmon Crostata
dijon painted mustard crusted, pan seared w/ balsamic glaze
whole grilled branzino , tomato and herbed stuffed
Chicken Marsala
pan-roasted wild mushrooms & garlic with marsala wine
Chicken Limone
pan-raosted  w/garlic rosemary lemon butter white wine
Pork Chop Milanese
pounded panko crusted prime pork, pan seared, served w/greens, tomato, and onion
Bone-in Rib-Eye Steak
char-grilled served w/brocolli rabe and potato
Eggplant Parmigiano
panko crusted sliced eggplant served with pasta marinara
Vegetarian platter
assorted grilled, roasted, marinated house vegetables of the night
chocolate Fudge Caramel Sea Salt Brownie
All Butter Pound Cake
served w/house-made cream & seasonal fruit
Orange-ginger cake
fresh whole oranges, ginger and candied ginger w/citrus glaze
We also offer gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan choices.                                                                                                        Our hand written menu changes every evening , allowing for flexibility.
Reservation are recommended. any requests require 48 hours.                                                                                                       3 credit cards maximum allowance per table.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You wait for your food at this place even after you get a table but it is worth it. There aren't many choices on the menu either, which is a good thing as there is so much goodness put into each nights selections. Some of...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Sven L
claudetteandl, Owner at Via45, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the acknowledgment and appreciation. We want those who come through our doors, that come to our table to “sit, eat & share their stories.” It is one of our many pleasures to be a part of your memories . Regards, lauren &...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a special occasion, my wife's 61 st birthday. We could only make reservations for 5:30 pm on a Saturday. This was okay with us so we took it. This is a farm to table restaurant so the menu is somewhat limited, but again...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank legendgerry2017
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Lauren and Claudette we applaud your mastery of the kitchen. The two of you have created a place that feels like we are going into someone’s welcoming home to enjoy an amazing dining experience. Once again we enjoyed another enchanted evening recently. The food, the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank aol_com
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

If you want an email experience where the food is extra fresh, made to order and farm to table, this is your place. What ever you order whether seafood, pasta or a great cut of meat, your taste buds are in for a real treat....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

The food was obviously very fresh and made to order and very delicious. While the entrees were very good, our favorite part of the meal was a wonderful salad with kale, shaved Brussels, pears, beets, carrots, onion, feta, etc. It was fantastic. We would return....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank heatherj2772
Reviewed September 29, 2018

We have been coming to this restaurant for many years, and Chefs Claudette and Lauren never cease to amaze us with their menu and food preparation. Tonight it was just my wife and me (Usually we bring friends of ours). So we split the grilled...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Allan K
claudette and l, Owner at Via45, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

And ... once again our pleasure to serve. Always nice to see you and chat at the “window”. See you soon. Best, lauren & claudette

Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Have eaten here a few times & each time has been a very positive experience. Love how they have new menu for each day .... only what is fresh for that day. Need to be patient with service but well worth the wait as everything...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank shirleeNj
claudette and l, Owner at Via45, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

we are pleased you feel "at home" @via45. it is important that there is "something for everyone" . and yes, we allow for time that you could sit with your guests, and share your stories. thank you for "coming to our table" sincerely, claudette &...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018

The casual, comfortable dining room was welcoming. Serving local and seasonal food is always great. We were hoping for really good food and what we got was great food! What is extra special about Via 45 is that they will tailor the meal to your...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TripChicNJ
Reviewed August 10, 2018

The waiting time for the food to be served and in between the appetizers and the main dishes was way behind reasonable. Food was good. we especially enjoyed the fig salad and the pear cheese ravioli.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BellaBL
claudette and l, Owner at Via45, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Truly glad you enjoyed . We are sorry the “timing” Was not what you wished . We do allow for pause between courses.

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Nice restaurant, terrific service tasty food for two vegetarians - the restaurant was not crowded on a Saturday night; I think I know why? We receive the check in a box: not sure why they hide the bill? There inside the first thing you read...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank GW_WorldTraveler
claudette and l, Owner at Via45, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you for your commentary, and glad you enjoyed . Re: the charge in which you refer, may we explain; In the advent of rising costs that merchants like us incur for credit card use, we participate in a cash discount program. There are notices...More

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November 17, 2018|
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Response from TripChicNJ | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they do. My friend recently tried to book a dinner but could not because they had a private party.
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March 15, 2017|
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Response from claudetteandl | Property representative |
we are a BYO we accept reservations for 1or more are "cook in the moment" mediterranean influence with our menu we also offer GF, Vegan & Vegetarian plates we accommodate allergies dietary restrictions if you have any... More
November 13, 2015|
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Response from claudetteandl | Property representative |
yes we can, upon request.
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