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VIA VAI - Astoria, Astoria, NY
VIA VAI - Astoria, Astoria, NY
VIA VAI - Astoria, Astoria, NY
VIA VAI - Astoria, Astoria, NY
VIA VAI - Astoria, Astoria, NY
Award-winning

VIA VAI - Astoria

4.7
4.7
255 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
VIA VAI is a Chef-Owner run restaurant, serving contemporary and authentic Italian food that one would find in the best restaurants and trattorie in today's Italy.

The restaurant is rustic cozy and charming, with a slate and marble top bar serving only select Italian wines, and local and imported tap and bottled beer, that pair perfectly with the artisanal food prepared every day on the premises, and the brick oven roman-style (thin crust) pizza cooked in the imported Italian oven.

Chef-owner Antonio Morichini is Roman born and bred. He did his culinary education and training in Italy, working in some of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Rome. His food is loyal to tradition, but forward looking.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (347) 612-4334
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Antonio Morichini
  • Catering
    Cater your next special event with specialty food from VIA VAI. Call us for catering menus and further information
  • Private party facilities
    VIA VAI is available for private events. Call us for further information.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Astoria
  • Parking details
    Street parking and municipal parking lot in very close proximity, are available.
  • Public transit
    VIA VAI is down the block from the last stop of the N train, Ditmars Blvd.
  • Additional
    Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 255 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Romantic

  • New York City

    Italian

  • Queens

    Best Food

  • Queens

    Innovative

  • Queens

    Great for fine wines

  • Queens

    Romantic

  • Queens

    Italian

255 Reviews
  1. foodie

    New York City

    160 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    160 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Was expecting so much given the reviews It was good not great The server was wonderful Limited dessert selection

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good! Will definitely come back again. Ordered the fish of the day and was more than happy with our meal.

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  3. JBC9753

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food, wonderful ambience and great service!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food the meatballs just melted and the cacio pepe was outstanding the wine our server paired with us was amazing as well

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing— the wine, service and food! Great for a date, get together or girls dinner. My go to when people come to town!

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  6. CarlE

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing service and food. Hidden Gem and highly recommended.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was so pleased to have found this amazing restaurant. I was visiting a friend and really wanted a Italian. Everything was spectacular. Thank you for a great evening!

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  8. Alejo

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is by far the best pasta in Queens. So yummy!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best meals we have ever had. Truly outstanding food. Our ONLY complaint, was at the end of the meal, the waitress called us out on not leaving a sufficient tip, when we had left 20%. Where we live in Canada, 20% is an exceptional tip, but apparently it was considered insulting at this restaurant... So that left a bad taste in our mouths, and kind of tainted what was otherwise an outstanding experience. Overall, we would still recommend Via Vai, the food was so amazingly good, that it certainly outweighed the negativity of the tip situation.

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  10. AnnFnp

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious salad and pasta options (that's what we stuck with).

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FAQs

VIA VAI - Astoria is rated 4.7 stars by 255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for VIA VAI - Astoria

31-09 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Astoria
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking and municipal parking lot in very close proximity, are available.
  • Public transit
    VIA VAI is down the block from the last stop of the N train, Ditmars Blvd.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Antonio Morichini
  • Additional
    Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (347) 612-4334
  • Catering
    Cater your next special event with specialty food from VIA VAI. Call us for catering menus and further information
  • Private party facilities
    VIA VAI is available for private events. Call us for further information.
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