Portland >Food & Dining > Via Delizia
1105 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.530975 -122.682476
Neighborhoods: Pearl, Neighbors West - Northwest
Perched on the corner across from Tanner Springs, Via Deliza has a peaceful urban vantage point. Flatbreads, salads, pastas & hummus fill their very economical happy hour menu and sidewalk seating is ideal ideal for a glass of bubbly and soaking up the rays. Also a great spot for cappuccino & biscotti on the weekends. Great, friendly service and a lovely atmosphere inside.
Love It... – I have gotten to know the owner over the past 2 years that he has owned it and let me tell you.... Class Act. When reading some of the other reviews it just puzzles me to hear where someone felt that Alex wouldn't go out of his way to make them happy. I know him pretty well and he isn't the type to step over dollars to pick up a penny if you catch my drift. His customer service, well should I say he sets the bar pretty high. The food is amazing and having to drop off my girlfriend at her work, which is nearby isn't all that bad when I am able to shoot over to Via Delizia for tasty latte'.
Rude owner...non-recyclable plastic gelato cups (it's 2010!!) that make the gelato taste like plastic. 4 bad experiences. Would not recommend unless you are a completely oblivious yuppie.
Great spot!! – My favorite restaurant for a nice, quiet, delicious meal. The chef even specially fixed a paninni for me that isn't on the dinner menu! Great, friendly service and super good food. Also, a nice setting on Tanner Springs Park with non-hassle parking nearby.
DON'T BUY GIFT CARDS HERE! – A friend of ours got us a gift card from this establishment, but when we tried to use it a few months later, they claimed that there was only a $1.35 balance on the card which we had never used and our friend had paid $30 for. The owner said, That's all that's on the card, I'm sorry, someone must have used the card, even though that's clearly not the case. What a scam. I guess the owner values $28.65 more than his reputation. We'll never go here again if that's the way they treat their customers.
New Menu Items - Unbelievable food – I am so impressed with their new menu items. I have tried several now, breakfast, lunch and dinner and I have not had one bad meal. This is my favorite restaurant in the Pearl. It's not just desserts anymore they are a full item menu restaurant with lot's to choose from.
Happy Hour too - try their meatballs with Marinara!!
For breakfast I recommend one of their omelets or the French Toast!
Im in support – I support all of the previously written POSITIVE reviews and then some. During, what seemed like, the worst of the recession I worried we would lose this privately owned local business. I had days when I stopped and made a purchase even though I didnt really want anything. I felt like the owner was so glad to see his people still coming through the door and it was one more dime to keep him afloat.
The mega giants take our money. you dont know the people and you dont get the same service all the while they dont much fear the doors slamming and locking as our private owners do.
In these days when busineses are trying to crawl back out from the crush of the recession- cut them a break. Your this or that is smaller etc.. it probably has to be so they can make ends meet and get themselves going again.
Please continue to bring your business here as I dont want to lose this business and have to go elsewhere. I hope you dont either.
Not as great as it use to be. – This WAS my favorite place. I remember eating here about six months ago the food was delicious light and appetizing. I've always ordered the Honey crepes and their other desserts are always fantastic. My usual honey crepes came in a large plate with three crepes and a light berry sauce but the filling was light and slightly sweetened.
Last night I went with a couple of my friends to visit again. This time when i ordered it my crepes it came in a tiny plate and I only got two crepes cut in half, the filling was so thick, heavy and sweet that I felt it almost clogging my heart. I only ate part of it. All the desserts were $8 or more, it use to be only $7, and the portions are smaller and the dessert is lower quality than back then. I won't go back again.
Went with my friends again for gelato. This time we wanted to try one of the flavors. The server told us to SHARE a tasting spoon so they can save spoons. That is the most unsanitary thing a waiter has ever told me before. We got our gelato and the waiter just had this nasty look on his face. Like he was doing something against his will. There was no one else in the restaurant. Needless to say he greeted us with the nasty attitude, gave us nasty service and we left and he still had that nasty look on his face. Really wants customers to go away.
We are very sorry for your experience and hope that you will give us another try. Kind Regards.
Get your latte constructed by a PRO!! GREAT COFFEE, GREAT SERVICE, LOCAL!!! – We go to Via almost daily! They have great coffee the best construction of a latte or mocha you will ever find! Much better than Starbucks, and you don't walk out smelling like coffee beans.
Your latte will be consistently good because the same person will make it each time, the owner, unless you come at night then you may be more interested in the wine or the gelato -several flavors always something new and amazing!. Good breakfasts panini's, home made pastries and soups are really great! The desserts are amazing! It's a great place to hang out in the evening with friends or collegues. The owner know most of his customers by name and won't hesitate to introduce you to someone that you may find very interesting, so it makes for great networking. One of the few places in Portland with TOP KNOTCH Service! They are very attentive and ALWAYS thank you before you leave, which is a dying art in this town it seems. It's located across from Tanner Springs park so it can be romantic to take a walk with a date in the eve to see the fish etc.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE! It's the BEST place to grab a latte in Portland by far!
Great Lattes and Goodies – Yummy latte, smelled and tasted amazing. Prepared with great care, they really take care of you here! Also delicious strawberry scone, mmmm.
Great deserts! – I love this place, great deserts! it has a very casual atmosphere and is open late so you can stop by for a quick sugar fix :)
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