Waitstaff was very attentive, food was amazing. Overall a great experience.
Always a great dinner experience!
Tough place to get reservations but worth the effort. The service was very good and the menu was short but interesting and changes daily. The place is small maybe 15~18 tables and can get a little noisy at times but that's the case with most of the Red Bank restaurants. My fish was very good as was the dessert. The appetizer ( calamari was just average ).
Service and atmosphere were great. Food was good but I thought did not live up to the hype. Overwhelming flavors of citrus in nearly everything. Again still good just not what I was expecting.
Always great food with a menu that changes daily. Service is friendly and great. A real gem.
Everything was excellent!!
Took my wife there for her birthday and as always everything was delicious the closest thing to a home cooked meal you can get Via 45 five you won’t be disappointed
We love Via 45. It's my favorite restaurant and the food never disappoints. The service is wonderful and the atmosphere is cozy and charming. It is always a treat to come here!
Always an amazing experience. The pride in the quality of both food and service is evident from the moment you walk in the door. Can’t wait to get back!
Pleasantly surprised how quaint this place was.. Anthony the waiter very nice and helpful. Had the veal parm and it was very big and tasty. Wife and friend both had the eggplant parm and stated that it was very good also. Other friend had the pork chop and he loved it. Anthony stated that was the house special. Unique place as owners change the menu daily. BYOB will definitely to back.
Outstanding food and service! Very genuine experience, will definitely be returning.
Little restaurant without glitz and what a great and surprising menu...Italian but NOT Italian in the way we've become accustomed to. Great flavors, great takes on so many fresh and fabulous dishes. They have gluten free, vegetarian, and other options. My wife is allergic to shellfish and they make meals for people w/ allergies in separate pans.
But better than just fabulous options, the food was tremendous! What a fun meal and I ate every bite. Fish, seafood, beef....whatever your desires....they have. It's a limited menu which means everything is fresh but unlike other places with limited choices in a limited menu, they had 4 fish choices, and multiple other choices. One word sums it up: WOW.
Don't miss this gem of a restaurant.
From what I had heard, this is not the place to go and expect to be in and out in an hour. So I expected a rather leisurely pace. And after waiting 2 weeks for a reservation, I was excited to enjoy a special meal.
But it would have been nice to have been greeted before 15 minutes lapsed, and to not have to ask (twice) to have our wine opened. Generally speaking, people with a glass of wine in front of them tend to be a little more patient!!
Food took 55 minutes to arrive (again, not unexpected, as everything is made to order). Very unhappy . The Pork Milanese special was overcooked, dry and tough, and extremely salted. Because the arugla salad was overdressed the pork swam in a puddle of vinegar, accentuating the tart saltiness. My companions eggplant and chicken parmesan combo was lackluster as well. Both dishes lacked the freshness of ingredients or mastery of culinary skills that are promoted by the restaurant. I expect more for $30/ entree.
I really wanted to like this restaurant more.
Exquisite cuisine, wonderfully tasty, perfectly prepared. Service was very good although having bread brought when we sat down would have been nicer. Also would have appreciated being offered gluten free bread given that I noted the preference on our reservation. these are nits though. do not miss Via 45. BYOB.
Love this restaurant.
Always a delightful dining event with a varied/creative menu. Service staff is always on top of every little detail. Appreciate the fact the owners and the kitchen staff are always approachable.
We went to Via 45 on a Sunday at 5PM, after hearing great things abut it. We were a table of 4 and the restaurant was about 3/4 full. We all enjoy our meals and apps very much. Dessert was just ok. Service was the biggest issue we had, we didn't mind waiting for our meals as everything is made to order and was delicious, however we did have issues with people cleaning our table/dishes and even getting new forks and knives. Great food, need to improve on the service.
Via 45 was recommended to me by my SIL and I couldn't wait to try it. I saw it had great reviews but I wish I had seen the ones about it not being a place for kids. We have a 6 and 7 year old. There is no kid's menu but I called and was told they could prepare something at our request. I asked about chicken parm and was told yes they could make it. Based on that I confirmed the reservation. My husband and I went with our kids and my mother early last Saturday evening . The ambiance was very cozy but it went downhill from there. The one appetizer we ordered, calamari, took 45 minutes to arrive and was fresh but half the plate was tentacles which we don't like. When I tried to order chicken parm for our son I was told it wasn't available but they have chicken fingers. He doesn't like those so he ordered from the menu. Time passed and our kids kept asking us when their food would come. Nearly an hour after ordering, we asked and were told it was a busy night. Isn't it always busy there? I asked the waitress if she would at least bring out my other son's bread with mozzarella which she did, finally. When an hour and 10 minutes had passed, I asked again about our meals. I was told everything is prepared fresh and the roasted chicken I ordered can take 35 minutes. But we were well beyond 35 minutes. There were no apologies, just defensive employees. Finally after an hour and 20 minutes, our meals arrived. The food was good, but nothing fantastic, and my meal wasn't very filling. I was hungry by time I got home and that never happens. Our son who wanted the chicken parm didn't like his meal and asked for food as soon as we got home. My mom's fish picatta had about 3 capers in it and she was disappointed with her vegetables. What a disappointment in every way. We don't know what all the fuss is about. My husband and I had planned to go to there with another couple at the end of April but we'll be going elsewhere.
Continues to be one of our favorite restraurants, Always great food prepared exceptionally well. Looking forward to our next future visit......
Fantastic meal. Service was perfect, I think our waiters name was Michael, I apologize if this is not correct. We started with the meat & cheese platter appetizer which was excellent. This appetizer included some of the best and biggest red grapes we ever tasted! Veal Parmesan and Eggplant Ravioli were amazing. Bring a big appetite for the Veal Parmesan dish because it is huge. Overall a wonderful dinner. Look forward to coming back to Via 45 soon.
Dinner was fabulous...everything is prepared to order!!! Will definitely go back!
Excellent food, great service.
Everything was great. The gluten-free options are most impressive not to mention very tasty.
Excellent. Food was amazing and fresh , service was good
Superb as usual. Best eggplant Parmesan I have ever had but portion too big
Celebrating my lovely wife's birthday we invited our son and daughter to join us for dinner. My wife and I enjoyed the delicious food and lovely ambience and friendly service as we had expected. Our children were blown away, as we were on our first experience, how crazy good their dining experience turned out. Turns out the old folks weren't exaggerating. They're hooked. Wonderful experience had by all.
Always excellent food and service. Best restaurant in Monmouth County.
Food was amazing and plentiful. Service great. Loved it.
Just love Via 45. Just wish it wasn’t so hard to get reservations.
We have been to Via 45 before and it is always a wonderful night. The service is on point and the food is delicious. I had the pork chop and it was so juicy and tender. Cannot wait to go back
Food and service were both equally amazing!! I like that the menu changes daily. I’m going to make an effort to eat there monthly
Food and service was wonderful! Will definitely return!!
Excellent from the moment you walk in and are greeted by the hostess with a smile and then leave...and all moments in between....perfect place for any occasion.
Via 45 rocks !! We have been going there for a approx 5 years & its the best restaurant
in Red Bank in my opinion. Food is always delicious & the service is awesome.
My very favorite place to dine in Red Bank
Food was delicious, as always.
Unique Dinning Experience. Excellent choices for Appetizers,Salads and Entrees.Extremely fresh cuisine.Service was friendly and Professional.. We will definitely be back.....
The food was fantastic, so fresh. Service was great
I took my wife to Via45 for her birthday. The food was amazing. It was the best meal I ever had. Our waitress, Erin, was awesome. I will definitely be coming back to Via45.
Delicious food and great service. Highly recommended. One of my favorite places!