Atlanta >Food & Dining > Via Restaurant
262 Pharr Rd, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030533.837235 -84.378130
Tues - Sun, 5pm - close; Mon, closed
Neighborhoods: Northside, Northside, Garden Hills
Groupon, what a delight – I had a Groupon coupon and the reviews on this place have been mixed so I was a bit defensive, the wife and I deceided to give it a try on a weekday what a wonderful surprise. The place is very nicely decorated and we were seated immediately. The wait staff was extremely helpful and we ordered the spicy mussels(to die for) the Cevice (very tasty) but the best was the spicy flat-bread/shrimp Pizza, prices were extremely reasonable. Overall I would defiantly recommend and visit this place again.
THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER! – We were not told until after our meal that we could not use our Groupon with the pizza special (which was not stated when the groupon was purchased). When we tried to talk to the manager (who smelled like he took a bath in cheap cologne) about it he was extremely rude and disrespectful. I think he was trying to get as much money out of us he could because the place was DEAD! Also, there was a monkey wearing overalls inside the restaurant and the waitress was wearing nail polish. Both violations in a health inspection. NEVER going back!
Best Pizza in Buckhead! – When my date and I first came to Via, I was impressed with the restaurant's ambiance, chic and modern decor. We were seated immediately which was promptly followed by a friendly waitress to take our drink orders. She informed us of the daily drink specials and being a wine lover, I opted for the $5.00 house red. It's a great bargain for the price. We ordered the Caprese and Caesar salad. If you love tomatoes, cucumbers, and buffalo mozzarella, then you will love the Caprese Salad. The chef's balsamic dressing is perfect! We also ordered the Crab Cake (delicious) and Sea Scallops over mint fettucini (lovely ensemble). Then to finish we had the Creme Brulee Cheesecake that practically melted in our mouths. I eat here frequently and have tried other items and never been disappointed.
Best Pizzas and Martini's in Buckhead – I went to VIA first for an NYE party 2 years ago and had a wonderful time! Of course having cocktails with beautiful people will make any evening great. So I decided to try it for dinner recently with a date. My date and I valet parked at the Eclipse Highrise next door then we walked and were seated immediately. The staff was pleasant and our waitress Lola was a very petite beautiful Eastern European girl with a lovely accent.I ordered mussels in a white wine butter sauce, the mussels were amazing! Proscuitto and fig pizza for us to share which was deliciouso! The food was so great, I come back regularly and sit at the bar.
Try the lamb it's my favorite!! (medium rare w/ risotto yum!)
Its a sexy spot, doesn't open til late after 5pm I think but the bar is open late so its a great place to listen to music and have drinks after work!
Groupon Made Me do It, too. – Well, my date and I got there and were seated immediately, so that was good. The atmosphere was hip, which I don't really care one way or another about.
I ordered spinach and artichoke dip as an appetizer which I would enjoy even at a Friday's. The presentation was unappealing and, the artichoke was overwhelming and overcooked to mush, and the cheese seemed cheap and extremely oily. Despite us both being hungry, half of it went uneaten despite being a fairly small portion.
For our entrees, my date ordered a spicy ham and pineapple pizza. The flatbread, cheese and ham were all fine, but the tomato sauce, which was also used in my chicken parmigiana and my flat bread became the conversation of the dinner. We debated whether it was from Stouffer's or Chef Boyardee. Finally, after much discussion, we decided that it was too bland for either, and that it favored Campbell's Tomato Soup.
I am normally one who eats my entire meal when I go out (I know it's a fault), regardless of the portions. These portions were fairly small, and half of the pizza and 3/4 of my flat bread were uneaten; none boxed, as it would not have been appealing at home either. An hour later we were both hungry again.
In short, the meal was awful, and we will not be going back.
If you've already bought their groupon, I'd suggest making the most of it by just going for some overpriced drinks after dinner. With the groupon, they will be priced appropriately.
Worst Experience Ever – The best part of my experience was the food. I actually enjoyed what I ate, however the service was awful. After placing our order the general manager decided it was best to come to our table and inform us that even if we didn't like our food we had to pay for it. I was flabbergasted. I had never been to via, nor do I have a reputation for sending food back to the kitchen and asking for it to be removed from my bill. The General Manager assumed that we would eat some of our food then send it back and expect not to have to pay for the meal. His logic behind being rude and disrupting my beautiful evening out with my man was that other people do it so he wanted to make sure he told us we couldn't before we even started eating. Mind you there were about 5 tables of people in the restaurant at the time and he did not approach any of these tables at any time. He was rude and unprofessional. I would not recommend this place to anyone. DO NOT GO TO VIA.
TRUST ME THIS IS GOOOOD – OK SO I HAVEN'T EATEN AT VIA YET BUT I WORKED WITH CHEFGAB FOR YEARS AND IF HE IS THOWING PIZZA' N OTHER ITALIAN DELIGHTS I'M GOING TO BE THERE..
JUST THINK HE SERVED SOME OF THE FINEST FOOD TO PEOPLE WHO WERE THE MOST FAMIOUS AND RICH. AS WELL AS ANYONE WHO APPRECIATES GOOD EATEN..
PRE STARS ************ MORE AFTER I EAT.
AWESOME EVENT – I've been to VIA at least 10 times in the past 2 months and I've had a blast everytime. The pizza, lamb chops and Calamari are off the chain. Can't forget the smoked salmon bites... Hell all the food is good..
Margarites are explosive, 2 drinks and your starting to feel the buzzzzz. $2 draft import on wed night can't beat it.
This place is so nice, I recently held a NFL draft party for a young man that got selected into the 2009 NFL. So if this place can accomidate a NFL player, you know it has to be TOP CLASS...
Oh my god! – Via is the worst place I have ever seen. People are disgusting, kitchen is disgusting. There are people who knows the managers and the owner. They just went to the kitchen and opened the walk in fridge. They had s...*x in the fridge where all the food is stored. The management was fine with it. The staff was fine with it. Just stay away...
Great Food, Beautiful Staff and Best Friday night scene in Atlanta. – Who says there's no where to go in Buckhead anymore?!? My friend, Jonathan convinced me to come to VIA on a Friday - after trying to for at least a month! Well, I did go and all I can say is "WOW!"
The crowd looked like it was hand-selected! I've NEVER seen so many beautiful women in Atlanta! The place is absolutely gorgeous and the music by DJ One (I believe) was awesome! Ryan Haynes and Jonathan Orozco with Haute Couture Media, (guys I've known in the city for years) have done an unbelievable job with Friday nights there and I highly suggest going!
I inquired about bottle service upstairs, thinking it would be expensive - and they sell bottles of Grey Goose for $150.00 on Fridays! Who does that? Especially with that crowd that would rival anything I've seen in Miami!
I didn't try any of the food, but saw people eating and the food looked delicious!
Do yourself a favor and GO TO VIA ON A FRIDAY NIGHT!
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