VIA Italian Table
VIA Italian Table

VIA Italian Table

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.viaitaliantable.com/
  • Phone: 5087544842x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:



    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm



    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm



    Sunday: Brunch 10:30am - 2:30pm, Dinner 2:30pm - 8:00pm



    Lunch:



    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Mark Hawley
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: VIA features two private dining areas that can accommodate 12-16 or 25-40 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Quillah Burstein 508-754-4842x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hill Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On-site parking with valet available most nights.
A word from VIA Italian Table
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 three 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
VIA Italian Table reviews from OpenTable diners
185 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (94)fit for foodies (81)good for groups (75)great for outdoor dining (67)notable wine list (63)romantic (60)neighborhood gem (47)great for lunch (32)vibrant bar scene (32)hot spot (31)great for brunch (14)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Dinner meeting
    Gman
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We were seated right on time according to our reservation. A nice table with a view. Service was excellent at the table as well as at the bar before we sat down. Food was outstanding. Everyone was happy with their choices. Needed to discuss business so we appreciated the fact that the noise level was OK. A great overall experience. Everyone thanked me for my restaurant choice ;-) Can't forget to mention the valet parking. It was a rainy night so that was great too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • friends visiting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    EXCELLENT food and service. Brando was a most accommodating server. We could not have picked a better spot!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Opinion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I like the atmosphere and friendliness of the staff at Via. I've eaten here for a few years but am not always pleased with the food when I go now. I find it is not as good as it used to be.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth a trip
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Very disappointed in our dinner. Caesar salad was a $4 upgrade, white not green lettuce with very little dressing. Chicken Piccata was a large oversized piece of chicken as the menu described which was a surprise as most dishes have medallions which should be flavorful but was not. We were not sure if it was cooked correctly. The Bolognese was mostly pasta with a very small amount of meat sauce which was completely different from any other version of the dish we have ordered. Could be the most profitable dinner on the menu for the owner. Not sure how they are rated #1 but we will not be returning or recommending.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    VIA is a great place for special occasions. Good food, good service, a little pricey
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beware of table location
    Birthdaydiner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our first table was located right next to the kitchen, which is incredibly noisy. Since we were a party of six, rarely get together and were looking forward to good conversation, we were able to wait a half hour for a table in a quieter location. I'd recommend asking where you will be seated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience!
    firsttimediner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    First time dining here and the experience was wonderful! Waitress was amazing...so knowledgeable and helpful! Cant wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal / great time
    Coach
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food, chefs will do whatever you want/ hold ingredients no problem. Great selections / variety. Small and large groups will ove it, everyone can get what they want.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious brunch
    DoctorB
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had Sunday brunch. The food was plentiful and delicious. The pesto omelet was especially good. Very attentive without being cloying wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice food and service
    rydercup
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Comfortable booths, excellent salad included with meal, accommodated allergies and changed sauces, excellent waiter. Very good, took us right on time. Little too loud and waiters and waitresses walked constantly behind our table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Porkfest!
    shrewsbury99
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This special menu that Via has once a year is fabulous. A warm, inviting ambiance, superbly prepared food, excellent wait staff make this our go to place. Even on a busy Saturday night, wait staff chatted, our booth felt cozy and food arrived hot and in a timely fashion. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place
    DeeL
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We went for our 37th wedding anniversary, the food was good but we had a little bit of a hard time hearing the waiter due to noise. If you want a nice quiet atmosphere this is not recommended but if you don't care about that it was good because the food and service were very good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    Table4two
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    First dining experience here and was pleased with the ambiance, wait staff and the food. I would definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ruined my birthday
    greatwhite
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    went to via because it was well recommended for wife's birthday. Brought along father in law who is old school Italian to make it special. he inquired if they had veal parm as it was not on menu. Waitress said they didn't have it on the menu but could make it special. 3 of the 4 of us order the Veal Parm, meal came out and the veal was so tough you couldn't cut it. chewing was like eating an old shoe. they obviously didn't prep it properly or maybe the real cook wasn't working on a Sunday afternoon. we brought it to waitress attention and was basically ignored wasted $100 If you can't prepare food properly then don't offer to make it.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Italian
    Recommended
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is an energetic environment with great food and a wide variety on the menu. It reminded me of the food I ate in Tuscany Service is friendly,professional,efficient
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our waitress Sammie was excellent! There were some food allergies and dietary restrictions that she helped navigate around. Great people skills and customer service!! Thanks so much!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful space
    Fivetop
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Restaurant was beautiful, service was excellent, white wines by glass list was limited, good was actually not great. We were very excited to check the restaurant out, brought our college daughter there during parents weekend, and couldn't have been more disappointed in the food. Everything else was on point.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place in Worcester
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was amazing. The service was excellent. We will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful for a date night!
    Masblue71
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This restaurant was great, great service and great food. The wine list was wonderful as well. A great place for a date night!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • superb
    MarshaVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Just about everything I've ordered, over the years, at VIA is fantastic. And they're always adjusting and changing the menu--in the most delightful of ways. This past evening, I ordered their pork and beans. Sound like something Campbell would make? Wrong! This was one of the most superb, sublime dinners I've eaten anywhere. Huge portion of succulent and tender pork loin, amazing risotto with pork belly, large white beans, and leaves of Brussels sprouts. A great chianti. A great salad. Wonderful bread. And a scoop of salty caramel gelato for dessert. I'm in love with VIA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to go!
    Cathy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Via is a place worth driving an hour for. The wait staff is always personable and the food is always good. Everyone is always so accommodating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disaapoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    VIA is always consistently excellent. The experience can often be skewed by the waitstaff - get a good pair of servers and your experience will be phenomenal. Our recent experience was just that with awesome food recommendations and perfect wine pairing suggestions. VIA should consider allowing diners to reserve specific servers - I would even pay a premium to be guaranteed top talent for my dining experience. Regardless, VIA is always solidly good and a wonderful overall experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    Italiangirl01
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here with another couple. We enjoyed our food very much, but our friends were a little disappointed. Two of us had the pork ragu special (both enjoyed it), one had the chicken parm (said the pasta with it was cold), and I had the veal scallopine (excellent, with mushroom risotto). The desserts were disappointing, though. Two of us had the apple cider pound cake--didn't taste any cider--and the gelato with it tasted like plain vanilla. We thought it was very noisy, and we were in the corner. However, as loud as it was, we didn't hear any of the conversations nearby.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too noisy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We like quiet ambients.The food was good and so the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good for family dinner or night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was good not great. Perhaps it was my dish. Very crowded by but tough for a table conversation at some points and tables are too close in some areas. Wished we could have sat outdoors. We will go again. Last time dinner in the bar was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free menu is fantastic
    GlutenFreeFoodie1
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Hands down the best gluten free lunch you can buy! Many delicious options available. My first choice is Via Italian Table!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great Service!
    Dave
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We went here to celebrate a special occasion and were not disappointed. The wait staff was awesome, they were very friendly, helpful in making selections and made it a special night. The food was delicious and we will be sure to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kski69VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went on Sat. night. The place was packed with a long wait for a table, so be sure to make a reservation in advance. And although the bar was full as well, we were able to grab a couple of stools and enjoy dinner there. In my opinion the food is the best Italian outside of Boston's North End. They also offer a very solid wine list with many affordable bargains. Especially in the Italian selection. I'd highly recommend Via for their food, wine and enjoyable atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Italian
    diner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is the second time I dined at this restaurant. The restaurant and bar area are fairly loud, but not over-bearing. Food is excellent and the service was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian in Wocester
    j9jim
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Having dined there several times, it never disappoints. Excellent Italian restaurant on Shrewsbury St.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food and Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner at this trendy Italian restaurant. I would recommend this to anyone in the area. We are from CT and chose this restaurant based on a recommendation from a friend. Easy off and onto the highway.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Enjoy all of Rob Ahlquist's restaurants. It's great to have them in Worcester, a short drive from my Sutton home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOVE this place!
    kilovegudfud
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    One of my favorites as well as my husband and friends! Great service, drinks and food. Always look forward to going back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good, but....
    KevinOhio
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    .... avoid the grilled calamari! They tasted like burned rubber bands. It may be the worst appetizer I have ever eaten. Plus the pitiful portion size would be inadequate for one person, let alone trying to share. Thankfully our server took it off the bill. The Braised Pork Shank & Polenta was as advertised and very good and very tender. We ate outside and were very comfortable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Menu/Great Food!!
    FrogLegsVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went to Via with a group of 6 on the Sunday night of Labor Day weekend. It was pretty busy when we arrived for our 7pm reservation, but we were seated promptly. Our server was very attentive and the food was excellent. The 3 ladies in our group shared a salad, mussels and a pizza for dinner, while the 3 men's appetites were satiated by 2 appetizers, and 3 main courses. There was a great energy about the place and we will all be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great retaurant
    debbylou
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A good restaurant for out of townees and people visiting the College of the Holy Cross. The out door is not scenic but quiet and comfortable. The food is excellent. The wine list is not extensive but fair. Good family restaurant. Good restaurant for business lunches and small parties. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was very good. Service was a bit too slow for my liking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun with Friends
    LovesItalianFood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went for an evening dinner with a friend. We were seated outside, at our request. The service was prompt but we were never made to feel rushed. The food was great. Portions were a good size but not overwhelming. Dessert, as usual, was delicious. We will definitely make a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good (not great)
    CantonFoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A large venue with a lot of activity. Nice open kitchen. Food was O.K. but not outstanding. In our party of 6 everyone enjoyed their meal but no one raved about it. Reasonably priced and a good selection. Service was adequate ad pleasant but with a few slips. Water glasses were never refilled and a long pause between ordering dessert and receiving it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Food
    joely339
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Very generous portions - Antipasto to Share served 7!!! Calamari was cooked perfectly. Veal dishes are outstanding - homemade pasta is a must have - all deserts we had were amazing. Favorite is the 15 layer crepe cake. Have been several times and plan on going back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate