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“More Italian than Italy itself!”

Via Napoli Pizzeria
Ranked #2 of 76 Restaurants in Lane Cove
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: We are now open Wednesday to Sunday Lunch from 12pm - 3pm and Monday to Sunday Dinner from 5pm - 10pm.
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I have wanted to go here for ages. Not because they do a 1 metre pizza, but I was told it was an 'experience'. With a Dutchman in tow who frowned at the thought of "Pizza Tonight", we headed for Via Napoli. In one word, no let's try 2....Charming and Buzzy. Charming goes to the host and here's why..."Your booking name please senhora?", Answer "Carmel", Hmmmm. "Let me see..Carmen?" Yes, OK, 'Carmen will do". So to check we are not faking we are "Carmen", or "Italian" or otherwise, our host says "How many are you booked for, Senhora?" (with glint in the Italian eye). Confidently..."We are five"!...Then a hustle and bustle of tables, re-arranging of staff, tables, all smiles and oozing Italian charm, we sat on a balmy evening to indulge in a sumptuous Italian feast. NEVER have we enjoyed such delicacies, so fresh, so special, so Mamma Mia.....YUM!!!!!. This is Sydney's best find and if only I could eat a full 3 courses it would make me so happy because I want it all. Authentic to the bone. Never ever lose your charm, your aythenticity or your cook or host. Gracias, bravo. 'Carmen & the gang of 5" xxxxx

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

This place is unreal. After having recently spent 1 month in italy , and 1 full week in Naples eating at the top pizzerias there , we were upset at the idea of never being able to eat a proper pizza again upon our return to Sydney. The pizzas and pastas and deserts at this place is REALLY the best italian food that we have ever eaten , even in italy. The location is very handy , the restuarant itself is very nice , and has that modern feel to it. The staff are genuine italians , some struglle a little with their english , but that just makes the evening even more enjoyable. The food is DELICIOUS. I really havent had a pizza this good in all my life. The prices of the food here is unbelievably cheap. we had stuffed zuccini flowers , lasagne , calamari , pruchutto pizzas , italian hot salami pizzas - all was the best that we have ever had. We had the home made tirimasu , and again this was the best tirimasu that we have ever eaten. i am really so happy that this place is in Lane Cove , and i really think it is a probably the best pizza in the world. if you love italian food - do not miss out on this place.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Luigi & wife Sonia opened their fabulous pizza restaurant a little over a year ago & absolutely hit the ground running from day 1 with a full house 7 days a week
The friendly & warm Italian staff really look after you & serve up the best wood fired pizzas , daily seafood specials & fantastic homemade desserts ( the Tiramisu is the best ever ! ) Extremely popular so book ahead or come for lunch where it's not quite as busy

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

A midday fantasy of pizza for dinner lead us to Via Napoli for dinner that day. With no booking in place, we did have to wait approx. 15 mins for a table.
Once seated and given menus we felt absolutely harassed to order. The wait staff were hovering by our table and staring - waiting for us to order. Then as an afterthought, offered the specials of the day and said "you have 2 minutes" and ran off then back to demand the order.
Food was, without doubt, excellent.
Service was fast - too fast. The atmosphere was very rushed, however I can overlook that in a busy restaurant. Obnoxious is the only word I have for the wait staff. My back was to the main seating area, and I was shocked with yelling right in my ear several times as yet another server approached to lay food or take plates.
We even took to counting to 5 each time a plate was cleared. Every time, someone swooped on our table well within the 5 second limit that we set for them. It certainly gave us some amusement! The wait staff even stood and waited as one fork was put down for the next one to hit the table to steal away the plate.
We won't be back, no matter how good the pizza tasted.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

My last review was unequivocal, this is the best Pizza joint around on the North Shore for authentic wood-fired pizza! I stay with that view!! And other Italian food, but we mostly go for pizza .....

I was critical before of the lack of space ..... this has now been remedied and even more area is being added!! The corner of Austin St and Longueville Rd is now 'Via Napoli' cnr ...... The real Italian waitstaff are staying on at this restaurant and a lot more 'Australian' in their approach now, a little bit less chaotic. One or two of them struggle with their English a bit .... but no major issue. Some people mention is this a BYO restaurant? Yes it is (and licensed) and do so, again some of the newbie Italian waitstaff may have been a bit unsure in the past. And yes come here for the food and Neapolitan/Southern Italian ambience (noisy) and not a romantic dinner! Hats off to you Luigi, keep it up!!

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