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Caffe La Via, Malvern, AU-VIC

Caffe La Via

3.3
3.3
9 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
An icon on the Glenferrie since 1999 - La Via underwent a major transformation in late 2016 serving Modern Australia cuisine , specialty coffee by St.Ali and one of Melbourne's best medium sized wine list handpicked by our in house sommelier.

An all-day diner, La Via toes the line between a chic, lazy afternoon brunch spot and an elegant dining destination. Minimalist banquettes and dark, inky black colours complete Brownfield's pared-back design.

The featured rough-cut stone wall and handcrafted pendant lights create a cosy, elegant atmosphere ideal for a low-key catch-up or quaint romantic dinner. A strong choice within Glenferrie Road's wealth of restaurant choices, there's plenty to sway diners towards Caffe La Via.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Italian, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Monday — Wednesday 6am — 10pm Thursday — Saturday 6am — 11pm Sunday 7 am - 6pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9509 6373
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Rajat Suri
  • Catering
    Private dining and function room available for up to 110 people hosting cocktail style and formal functions.
  • Private party facilities
    Please drop us a mail at manager@caffelavia.com.au to discuss private functions of upto 110 people.
  • Private party contact
    Dhruv: 0449 984 966
  • Neighborhood
    Malvern
  • Cross street
    Stanhope Street
  • Parking details
    On street and Public parking at union street (behind 7/11).
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 9 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.3
3.3 based on all time ratings
  • 3.1Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

9 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous night celebrating a family birthday. The service was very friendly and the food was delicious.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relaxed easy going atmosphere. Broad selection of food. Good quality and good value.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is resonable, services is so so as one of the waitress have no knowledge on the wine and rude when my mum ask her about where the wine come from. The waiting time on the food to be delivered is more than an hour. Will not go back anymore.

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  4. Juliana

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Arrived at the restaurant on the given day and time -the restaurant was not open and there was no sign up to advise of the closure. Even though we had booked we were not advised and we travelled from Werribee to Malvern to eat at this particular restaurant! We will go back .

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a business lunch with a client and it was a very pleasant afternoon. The tables are beautifully wood and huge, the atmosphere is very calm and refined, the wine list has some of my favourites and very well priced. Had a really good meeting and i thoroughly enjoyed my steak with a bottle of Farr Pinot Noir. Highly recommended in the neighborhood!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    we booked but arrived much later than expected and they agreed to cook a meal for us although they were just about to close the kitchen. That was much appreciated and they were the ones apologising. Then when the meal came it was delicious - simple, rustic flavours which were exactly what we wanted. Absolutely top service and we'll be back soon.

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  7. TaraM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    They had no information regarding my booking! The staff were quite rude to my husband when he went in to drop off a cake before the reservation time They made him feel that we hadn't booked it correctly. Once I showed a staff member the confirmation email from opentable, they had to admit fault. I will not be a return customer as a result.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chose to go here after a recomendation from a work colleague and certainly was not dissapointed. We recieved a warm welcome and were seated on a gorgeous table overlooking the glenferrie. The wine list is superb and shows some thought - with the help of the somm we settled for a gorgeous orange wine from NZ and a cabernet from Napa - all of them went beautifully with our meals. The cape grim rib eye and sticky date were rhe stand out meals. Back soon

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  9. PP12345

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We had one of those Good Food gift cards given to us for our one year wedding anniversary, so naturally, we wanted to dine at a special restaurant that we haven't been to, someone who know how to cook their food well with a good wine list. We decided to give Caffe La Via a go - which ended up to be a real disappointment. Not only the food arrived late and my chardonnay came at room temperature, my main (650gram Cape Grim rib eye on the bone) which also happened to be the most expensive item on the menu was a complete let down. The steak was not well rested and it was still bleeding when it was served. When we asked for our bill, we were told we had to pay an additional 2% surcharge if we were to use our Good Food gift card. We have been to many top, hatted restaurants (being the foodies we are), the surcharge was definitely the first we have heard of. When we asked why this was not printed on the menu, the waiter then imposed this was off the cuff??!! To summarise: Poor location - if you drive; Poor customer service - the waitress didn't speak good English and ordering took twice as long as we had to repeat a few times; Poor quality - for a $45 steak, I don't think it is too much to ask for the steak to be at least cooked well. Wine wise, isn't it a common sense to serve white wine chilled especially given the sunny day? Not going to go back or recommend this place to anyone. It was a complete let down for a special occasion.

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FAQs

Caffe La Via offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9509 6373.

Caffe La Via is rated 3.3 stars by 9 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Caffe La Via

252 - 254 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, AU-VIC 3144

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Stanhope Street
  • Neighborhood
    Malvern
  • Hours of operation
    Monday — Wednesday 6am — 10pm Thursday — Saturday 6am — 11pm Sunday 7 am - 6pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Italian, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    On street and Public parking at union street (behind 7/11).
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rajat Suri
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9509 6373
  • Catering
    Private dining and function room available for up to 110 people hosting cocktail style and formal functions.
  • Private party facilities
    Please drop us a mail at manager@caffelavia.com.au to discuss private functions of upto 110 people.
  • Private party contact
    Dhruv: 0449 984 966
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