Via 45
Via 45

Via 45

  • 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: Dessert, Vegetarian / Vegan, Italian
  • 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: 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
    www/njtransit.com
  • 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
people….insieme
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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Via 45 reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (61)fit for foodies (53)special occasion (39)romantic (30)good for groups (12)hot spot (11)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Just a wonderful evening, such a great find. Our server Steve was very attentive, will love to go more often, just have to plan ahead!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobbi's Christmas gift
    BoJo
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We had a gift certificate and made reservations for a table of 4 for 6:30 on a Sunday. We arrived 5 mins before time and was seated right away upon entering. A very nice mix of diners already seated. Pleasant hostess and waitress. Small and cute restaurant. Food delicious. Service was very good. A very nice dinning experience.Would try again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleasant
    DRBlair
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My group of six had a very tasty, pleasant meal in a pleasant atmosphere. I like the idea that the chefs are aware of the # of guests they will have and plan accordingly and based their menu on fresh ingredients available. They can satisfy the vegetarian and vegan diner. A lovely experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food & Service
    Durag
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My group and I have been trying to get into this restaurant and each time we tried we could not get a reservation, now I know why. The food is made to order and you can really tell - everything is fresh, no pre-made, frozen, canned products. Our table had everything from the clams in white wine, broccoli rabe & sausage, duck breast, fresh pasta, roasted vinegar chicken and sesame crusted tuna - all were fantastic, not one complaint. The ambiance was serene and quiet and our server Erin was very attentive. Definitely will go back and a must visit if you are in the Red Bank area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This is our favorite Italian in Red Bank. Erin was our server this time, she was great. All food is made to order and menu small, so be prepared to wait but that is the beauty, fresh good food! REal foodies know, the smaller the menu, the better the food, they are not trying to do so mucn in the kitchen. We started with salad and the sausage, escarole and bean dish. Entrees: I had the loster/crab ravioli in a light cream sauce, divine! My husband had the fish special Hog Snapper with roasted vegetables. Fantastic. Then we went off to Count Basie for a Sunday night concert with Allen Toussaint. Just wish it was easier to get a res. Yes, more bread to dunk in the yummy sauces.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    CCAS
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great dinner great service! Amazing desserts! Worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wishing every forkfull would nt end
    Peter
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    PHENOMINAL, again! WOW! the $22.00 Ravioli with the sweet hint of pear left my sad that I ate the whole plate...as an appetizer
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food, a little too noisy
    Gbgb
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was super, cooked exactly as we requested. Unfortunately we went expecting a romantic evening and the place is small so the high noise level made it tough. We will definitely go back, but not for a cozy type dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Delicious art presented on your plate..and a very beautiful fun plate at that! Via is decorated with personal touches reflecting artsy finds,you feel welcomed into their personal space.Friendly,accommodating,caring, owner/Chef's and staff ensure your experience is perfect.Highest quality,made to order ...not yesterday or days ago.. vegetarian friendly, everything fresh & flavorful...yummmmm P.S we had eggplant pasta,arugula salad,snapper,grouper,another specialty fish entree ..i cant remember what type fish! berry ice cream pound cake (warm delicious),coffee in wonderful mugs..not enough room to detail the Mediterranean flavorful entrees (I would go on too long!) ..you can't go wrong whatever you order :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb in every way!
    yummies
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Our dining experience was perfect from the warm greeting to the see you soon farewell. The food is just the right amount of creative and delicious! We were asked about any special requests which they love as well as happily making substitutions! All three of us started with different salads which were truly fresh, imaginative and scrumptious. Entrees were even better! And as stuffed as we all were we couldn't resist sharing two desserts. Amazing! Before we left I made three more reservations! Ps- the ambiance is delightful as was our sweet and in the know server, Erica.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Kevin
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    A relaxed dining experience with excellent food and service, Via 45 is a must.The chefs/owners as well as wait staff, take time to explain dishes to you and their preparation on their ever changing menu. As everything is prepared fresh, changing ingredients is not an issue. From entering to exit, the owners are visible in the dining room, something you don't see too often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Loved it. The owners are friendly. They come out to the table to meet you. My family and I had a great time. Would go back again and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just WOW
    Momof2girls
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Everything from our salad to our espresso was nothing short of outstanding. The chef even came out to introduce herself because we had been raving to our server. Best meal we have had in the Monmouth County area b
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal - Excellent Service
    BillandMarieReviews
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Our waitress was very accomodating and helped us with recommended suggestions. She was a real pleasure. The unique meal choices helped us to celebrate our 33rd Anniversary in style.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite local restaurant
    Special
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Via 45 is a favorite. The food is fresh, made to order, delicious, and although the menu is not extensive it offers a wide enough selection to please both beef lovers and vegetarians. The only downside is that Via 45 is so popular you need to make reservations well in advance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cara Garito
    Dagwood
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Via 45 is one of our favorite restaurants, from food, service, to ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sum2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As always the food is excellent. and the service if always excellent. The waitress was great. This never happened before but our salad and appetizer came out the same time and we were not happy about that . So the wonderful waitress took the salad back until we were ready and then gave us fresh salads. We made 8:30 reservations on purpose so we can take our time and enjoy the wonderful meal at Via 45. So Kudos for the waitress . But not happy about the kitchen serving salad and appetizer same time...miscommunication. the waitress wonderful
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thankful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Thank you for always making our visits to your table exceptional. OpenTable makes reserving a table is easy. The welcoming environment, pleasant staff and thoughtful attention to food allergies take your dining experience to a level better than other restaurants. Then you have these "omg this tastes amazing" moments as your eating each course. This is the reason we choose your table to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was another memorable meal that you made special. Thank you for welcoming us to your table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites!
    Kikilovescheese
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This place is great... Coming from a foodies point of view. The staff is friendly and super accommodating. Anything you want- food specifications- a cheese plate that's not on the menu- changes to your order- they try to make you happy and your experience at their table enjoyable. It's a BYOB- which I love for Italian food, and they take their time bringing the food to you- because it's made to order- which I love even more! One of my favorite local spots, hands down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome evening!
    DebG
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Small, beautifully decorated restaurant with a wonderful menu that is handwritten each night. Great pair of chefs! They have a gift for cooking and baking. Very accommodating to guest's needs/likes. Service is also great. One of my favorite places to go for special occasions or simply for a wonderful, cozy meal for 2.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Super
    Michael
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The menu is created daily with fresh choices and outstanding dishes. We have been there for holidays as well as just dinning out. The tastes will blow you away and the staff will prepare your dish with any additional options you may request. Just go
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal fresh food .
    Rfbvegas1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food; daily menu variations; efficient, unobtrusive service, in a quiet room. Great attention to detail. Our party of four was the last table still occupied. There was no pressure of any kind on us to finish and leave despite the late hour. A nice touch. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing
    jeez
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food at this restaurant is amazing. There is a nice variety of options to choose from, even for gluten-free diners, which is rare!!! The wait staff is friendly and polite. We would definitely recommend this place to all our friends. Hope to go there again soon!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dinner before Count Basie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We were in Red Bank, our first time, for show at Count Basie. After checking web sites, trip adviser, for restaurants, we decided on Via 45. We were pleasantly surprised by the quaint atmosphere Our waitress, Michelle, put us totally at ease with her charming personality. ( I hate uppity waiters). I would call the entries "Country Italian", not a lot of red sauce here. My delicious chicken dish was served stew-like with potatoes, vegetables, and sausage in a savory sauce. My wife raved about her salmon in a brown sugar chile-appricot glaze. We split a salad and a wonderful mint glazed melon and cheese plate. We were in Red Bank for the show (Steely Dan) but will return to Via 45 for the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great experience at Via45
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Brought friends visiting from Minnesota to Via45 last weekend. They initially wanted to dine in a restaurant with an ocean view but we convinced them they would have one of the best meals of their lives if they dined at Via45. And they did! They swooned alongside us as we feasted on appetizers (whatever the pasta "purse" du jour is, just get it!), entrees and desserts personally suggested by Claudette. Thanks for the as-usual-outstanding meal, oh-so-sweet and homey ambiance and the "white-glove" treatment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    JerseyBevVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I can understand why a reservation is so hard to get here. Via 45 is one of the best dining experiences around. The food was excellent and everyone at our table raved. We especially had fun sampling one anothers's food. It's also BYOB which is a real bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went on Tuesday
    fotooseVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Absent were the wonderful chef/owners whose presence I enjoy. Present was the good food and service. The only question was why trout should be about as pricey as the delectable swordfish. Just a quibble. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not quite what I expected.....
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I've tried to visit this place several times and could not get reservations......finally I managed to get a reservation on a Tuesday early evening for our anniversary. Food was good but not great....We had - what I call - a deconstructed wedge salad to start which was ok - but can find anywhere...nothing special there....My wife had swordfish which was very good and I had the pork milanese which also was very good - the italian scheescake was - I am sorry - awful....could not even finish and I love Ricotta Cheesecake. A somewhat overall disappointing experience. Sevice was very attentive and helpful.
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  • Love Love Via 45
    Cloud9
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Dining is always a wonderful foodie experience. Unique and creative, fab specials. soft shell crabs, great. inventive salads. Can's say enough about the service. We always choose Via 45 for celebrating. Needless to say we love Via 45 and tell our friends about this little gem of a restuarant in the middle of my favorite (grew up here) town. Bon Appetite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    kjnl1115
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our first time and we will most definitely be back. Love the ambiance and the handwritten menu. Limited selections but everything was wonderful and fresh. The fact that it's a BYOB makes it even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    LuxB
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great ambiance, good food, nice staff! Very Enjoyable relaxed atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints!!!
    Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The best restaurant in Red Bank hands down!!!! I had a chicken and sausage dish that was absolutely amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific dinner
    gibsongirlVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This restaurant is so charming. The room has been totally transformed from its former occupant. The space is divided by creatively decorated half walls and everything is perfectly mismatched. The menu is inventive, the staff welcoming but professional and our dinners were delicious. Most items on the menu were standard restaurant fare, but each one had a twist ---a creative sauce or a different spice that made a decision very difficult. Our waitress was very helpful in directing us to the perfect choice. We look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as before
    mauriceb
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The salad presentation was off, as everything was just laid on the plate. It was a Sunday evening, which we thought might be the reason, but all the dishes seemed to be a little off this time. Still a very nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Via 45
    mikie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicioso!
    Foreverfan
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Undiscovered Gem in Redbank
    FoodIsLoveVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Reservation
    DrLove
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Siobhan
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC!!!
    SherryPVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    What a great "find". Exceptional service and outstanding food in a quaint setting...what more can you ask for!!??
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