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Via 45
Via 45

Via 45 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.via45.com
  • Phone: (732) 450-9945
  • Hours of Operation: Kitchen Hours
    Lunch: call for information
    Dinner: tuesday thru sunday

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Dessert
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: we would love to have you, your family, your friends
    celebrate special moments with us.

    we plan the menu with you... for you.
    we do not have a "package"
    please call us if you would like to "come to our table"
  • Special Events & Promotions: let us host your special event.

    our dining room can accommodate 60

    all menus are created for individualy created.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: white street
  • Public Transit: red bank train station
    north jersey coastline
    5 Central Ave Red Bank, NJ 07701‎
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    (732) 530-3727
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking in the neighborhood.
    A few parking lots east and west of broad street.
    A parking garage at West Front Street and Globe Court $5.00.
A word from Via 45
Come; open the door...come in
can u hear the music of the kitchen?
Conversations, laughter, the gathering of
The colors, texture, the aromas of food…
Via45 is a rustic Italian eatery.
The dining room is warm and inviting, with its Tuscan country feel and a European-style common table for people to gather.

The plates are made "in the moment", using fresh ingredients from local markets.
The chefs claudette and lauren write a suggested menu for the evening. Guests can recreate their dish to accommodate personal preferences and dietary needs.
The menu allows for gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan choices.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Great ambiance, good food, nice staff! Very Enjoyable relaxed atmosphere!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The best restaurant in Red Bank hands down!!!! I had a chicken and sausage dish that was absolutely amazing!!!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We had been to Via 45 a few years ago, and we loved the food and the attention that was given by the Chef. They were will to customize any dish to fit our diet restrictions. The food is very good, The place is small and a reservation is needed, but it is a great place to take guests and not be disappointed. We took friends, and they loved the place and have already call other friend to tell them try it."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Never a disappointment - always a treat. Fresh and vibrant menu - my favorite area dining. So glad they are still around having had so many restaurants close after Hurricane Sandy. Support Via 45 and keep it going..."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Via 45 was recommended to us by new friends who nailed it. Told us it would be a terrific meal out with a farm-to-table menu that would not disappoint. 100% true. The food was imaginative, fresh, and wonderful. We loved the simplicity of the made-daily menu and enjoyed every bite of our meal. And we were never rushed along. It was wonderful and we will go back again and again, with or without friends & family."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Heard allot of great things and it took 3 weeks to get in on a weekend. Not worth the wait, try out during the week, it's better than average but I don't get all the hype. Will I be back, undecided it was just okay. Overall not worth the wait."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "As always, Via 45 presents a wonderful, varied menu. Presentation is beautiful and the food outstanding. Claudette and Lauren are a superb combination; may their restaurant continue to thrive for decades! Our server was both delightful and well informed of the menu. This place is a GEM!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "What a great "find". Exceptional service and outstanding food in a quaint setting...what more can you ask for!!??"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Delicious food and completely safe for this highly sensitive celiac. They even have amazing gluten free homemade bread. They can make almost everything gluten free. We have been here a few times and love that we can now make a reservation on Open Table - it is not the easiest place to schedule! This time, our service was frustrating... 45 minutes just to get bread. It took three requests to get an ice bucket for our wine. This is a very relaxed environment but we have never had such slow service before. We felt repeatedly passed over. Hopefully this was just a fluke. We will be going back again, because the food is sensational... a fresh and unique melding of flavors you simply can't find anywhere else."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I've been here numerous times and the food is always excellent, the staff consistently wonderful and always accommodating and they never, ever rush you. Great place!!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Via 45 is fairly good but not worth the price. I had Pasta with Clams and expected a pasta dish with the flavor and aroma of fresh clams. However, there was not even a hint of clam flavor but instead an excessive, overpowering amount of garlic. So, the dish was well made but the garlic flavor was extreme and overpowering. And, I believe the clams used were canned, not fresh. The dish would have more appropriately been called Garlic With Pasta. My mate had Chicken Marsala, which was served with some basic vegetables. The chicken was okay, but slightly less tender that it should have been. For desert we shared the blueberry tart, which was excellent. The bottom line: The food is fairly good but not great and is overpriced."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We love coming to Via 45 because we know that we will always have a delicious dinner. Our entrees were beautifully cooked and prepared: grilled lamb chop appetizers, grilled romaine salad, mako shark, salmon with balsamic reduction, grilled red snapper. The ambience is always friendly but classy too. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. I especially liked that she knew automatically that I have a nut allergy after I called for the reservation and noted as such. We also love the room layout, which encourages conversation without disturbing others. It is truly a gem!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • " I have heard through the area that this place uses organic food, and that they are farm to table, so my family and I thought we would check it out. When we got to the restaurant we started to check out the menu and there was nothing listed as Organic, or Locally Farmed, or anything indicating that this might be a farm to table restaurant. I asked our waitress if the chicken was organic, she said no, so then I asked her where they get their pork chops from, and she did not know, so she went and asked. When she came back she said they get all there meat from various butchers in the area, what??? And this is a Farm to table restaurant, I don’t think so. Food was OK, my clam and pasta were just ok, nothing special, I make better."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "One of a kind. Ordered Trout which I never would anywhere else. It was wonderful. Always a great dining experience. My friend made anothe reservation for her friends as we said goodnight. Thanks Claudette!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "After a good review in the NY Times I looked forward to dining here. The best part as it turns out wasthe ambience, (decorated like a library. The menu was very limited (I understand it changes very often). I shared an Israeli salad. It was mainly big chunks of cucumber, less than 1/2 of a tomato, minisule amounts of Feta cheese and some olives. No dressing. This was $14. For the main dishes there was no shellfish, beef or veal. The only dish I could find was Chicken Marsala. (1 piece of chicken, pasta and mushrooms). To be honest it would be better in any pizza place. The price was an exorbitant $27. My companion had a trout almondine w/spinach ($29) which she enjoyed very much. Service was mediocre. Would not go back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "With the proliferation of farm to table restaurants cropping up all over the state, I was pleasantly surprised by the truly inspired menu and spectacular cooked to order food. We shared mussels prepared in a light broth with fennel, garlic, and white wine; nothing overpowered the taste of the mussels, and we were able to sop up some of the excellent broth with the homemade bread. Then, we shared a salad of arugula, asparagus, fresh tomatoes, and goat cheese. For entrees we had pan roasted trout that was cooked perfectly: Crispy skin and white flesh. My wife had homemade penne pasta with shrimp and a light sherry cream sauce that could not have been better. We were so full, we had to pass on dessert, but we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Via 5 came through again! It is getting harder and harder to get a reservation so plan ahead - it is worth the wait!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My husband and I looked forward to celebrating my birthday here - had not dined here for more than a year after being served almost raw lamb chops one New Year's Eve. Thought we'd try again. Mussels were wonderful, dessert excellent ( ricotta-walnut tart). My veal special was enjoyable but way over-priced ( I should have checked before ordering knowing that "specials" can be pricey). My husband's chicken with sausage - fair. BYOB is a plus. Service was uneven - could not find waitress for a spoon but bus service was ready to clear table frequently when we were still eating. With all the wonderful dining options around I doubt we will return. PS portions are very large by our standards so if that makes you happy give Via 45 a try."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Always a great meal at Via 45. The watermelon salad is a good starter. The trout was excellent. Via is one of the best restaurants in Monmouth County."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "my husband and I dined here for his birthday dinner. wanted something unique and special, with great food, of course. Via 45 delivered. super fresh, well prepared food, adorable ambience, attentive wait staff. we will be going back as often as we can!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Absolutely one of the best restaurants. I had to be talked into coming because I hadn't really heard about it, but now it will become a staple. Absolutely outstanding."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant. Great home cooked meals. Would go again."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We returned after several months, and dined on wonderful, FULL flavored Italian soul-food. We ate outdoors with our old beagle buddy. Clams Bianco sauce was so good that I poached flounder and asparagus in it the next day at home, to prolong the pleasure. Menu choices seem fewer, but no problem."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I am a vegan and my date was not... Boy did we both get delicious food prepared for us!! Thank for that.."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "As usual the food was outstandingly delicious! I have never had a meal here that was not a perfect 10! The service is always impecable. The eclectic ambience feels very homey. Via 45 still remains as my favorite place to dine!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Another fabulous meal at Via45. Best Mussels EVER! Amazing Mako Shark and once again had to go for the salted caramel Brownie. Divine! Love the ambiance."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great salads and amazing Pork Chop Milanese. great salads and amazing food."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "This was a delightful restaurant that I would highly recommend. We were a party of four and everyone was very pleased with everything from the ambiance, food and our server. This restaurant is on our list for a return visit!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "As always, we had a great time at VIA 45. All 7 members of our birthday party enjoyed their meals. We had an excellent sausage and broccoli rabe appetizer as well as some delicious salads. The entrees included steak, pork chops, shrimp and scallops. Food, table, and service were great. Can't wait until the next time. I would suggest reservations since the restaurant is very popular. Also, this is BYOB (there's a liquor store a block away.) "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We loved ererything about this restaurant. The gluten free bread was wonderful."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Group of six 2 of whom ordered salmon. The pieces of salmon were as big as 1 lone spare rib. We were all quite surprised as it didn't appear to look like the normal size of salmon one would get at any other restaurant. The other four entrees were fine. While quality was good, menu prices are quite steep. In addition the wooden chairs are not so comfortable. We chose this restaurant for member of group from NYC because of a personal recommendation. Would not return. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Delicious food and a very enjoyable experience. The owners and staff pay close attention to detail and it shows. Love this restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The service and ambiance were great, but the only way I can describe the food was going into see a totally hyped up movie and being completely disappointed. The portions were huge though, so plenty to take home but it went into the trash the next morning. My friend who I went with is extremely picky so the 3 appetizers and 6 dinner choices was limited for her. They are good with making food to order but it has to include what's on the menu."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We were looking forward to a nice dinner based upon the article in the NY Times and Via 45 did not disappoint!! The seafood and vegetables on the "menu of the day" were FRESH and prepared well. BYOB is great and we had a quiet dinner at our corner table. We expect to be returning soon."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "It's nice to have a restaurant, that caters to all type of food requirements. The menu is a nice variation, not leaving anyone out. From vegan, gluten Free, vegetarian and steak, too. The best part, is there is something on the menu for everyone. You know its a hit, when you have to make a reservation couple weeks in advance for a booking. Competition is fierce in Red Bank, but good food, at Via 45 is in the best."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "excellent shared appetizer of sausage and broccoli rabe, great entrees of A.O.P garlic pasta and salmon with mustard"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We have dined here on many occasions. And the food and service are always the best. They cater to everyone's dietary needs and are willing to make changes to your dish if you ask. Everything is fresh and made to order so Sit back and enjoy your BYOB wine and take in the atmosphere of smells and smiles."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We took a gamble on a local restaurant in Red Bank, which imo does not have a great selection of very good restaurants. We were very pleasantly surprised. Via 45 has a bit of an eclectic atmosphere... funky in a good way. The food was expertly cooked. My pork chop was excellent, perfectly done combined with al dente vegetables. My only complaint was the kid that cleaned the tables. When he wasn't taking dishes away from other patrons, he leaned against the wall right next to our table which was a bit uncomfortable."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "It is like going to a friends home for dinner, and that friend can cook up a storm! Everyone is proud of the product and it shows!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014