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
There is better for money. – I heard this place was decent on a Monday, I went to check it out. The place had a hip feel to it; however, drinks were over priced and is was talentless. People told me positive things about Wednesday. I am debating if I will give this place one more shot.
Great food, Interesting place – Went to Via for the first time recently. The pizza was fantastic! The decor and vibe were interesting, more reminiscent of Miami than of Atlanta. Not what I'm used to in this town but nothing but good things to say. I would go again.
Good place to chow (on eye candy) – food is 8 out of 10 - portions could be a bit larger but all in all very good feast. - the hotties that frequent the place are worth the trip. - drinks are pretty strong also.
Breath of fresh air in Buckhead - wonderful atmoshpere! – i have been meaning to try this place out for a while and i would have to say that the entire experience was top notch. (i can't speak for those who did not give the place a good review, but i just can't see this place being that much different than my experience) - others i have talked to agree with me on this....this will be one of the best meeting places in the buckhead area in the near future once the word really gets out. - The food was amazing (especially the pizzas) - i will put these up against any place in Atlanta.
O.K. For Late Night Drinks & Party, But The Food...........................! – Well, this is not L.A. yet. And the concept of a restaurant/nighclub, has not worked here, look at Atlantic Station. Don't get us wrong, and we know the talented Shaun Doty designed the menu, but don't go looking for another Shaun's. Maybe if you are drunk enough, late at night, you might grab a pizza, instead of going to the Waffle House. The rah-rah party scene in Buckhead is so dated!
Buckhead lounge takes it deep into the night, quenching the thirst of those wanting to relax, dance and eat Italian. – In Short
The velvet ropes and club-tastic space are a pretty good indication that this really isn't an Italian restaurant. Crowds flock to this spot more for see-and-be-seen late-night dance culture than the Shaun Doty designed menu. Modern Italian restaurant and lounge is a pretty befuddling theme, so to avoid confusion skip the early dinner reservation and instead opt for the more casual night-crawler approach. Pop in late for people watching, a cocktail and one of their easily-enjoyable thin-crust pizzas.
Hits: The people are beautiful and things get better as the night goes on.
Misses: Italian restaurant turned late-night lounge makes for a weird vibe at times.
So the truth is... – Well I stopped in to VIA just because the other night for a quick bite. I'll tell you about my experience a little later but right before I wrote this I read other reviews and was downright jaw dropping surprised. I mean just read the outstanding reviews yourself and you'll see, there is obviously an owner, employee, or advertiser spamming the reviews. Most sound more like advertisments than a customer review, and after having my own experience i'm not surprised they'd take their clientele as morons.
The food was not outstanding it was mediocre at best. Salads seemed like they were dressed with Kraft, mussels were rubbery, pizza was okay (I prefer Baraonda). Drinks were a little expensive, and staff seemed a little out there if you know what I mean. Interior looked more like a disco than a restaurant, I didn't feel that comfortable. Not really on my list of place to goto again.
Not your average neighborhood watering hole! – VIA is quickly becoming one of my favorite local watering holes...a more trendy and hip one that is. The food is fantastic...whether you're in the mood for a savory flat bread pizza or want to step it up a notch with the fantastic seared tuna small plate or the delicate crab cakes, you can't go wrong. And the caprese salad is delightful...the balsamic reduction is a treat for your tastebuds. They also have great specials...sign-up for their email list to receive updates! And as many reviewers before me have said...you'll enjoy the eyecandy as well. Buon appetito!
Feels like Miami! – Via has the glitz, flash, and zip you'd find in any mid-ninety miami lounge along with mediocre food and overpriced drinks. Enough said...
Very Nice Find – been walking past this place for a while and finally got the itch to go in. - love the ambiance - relaxing, chill music with hot looking staff. Food i would give an 8.5 out of ten just because of the portions (i am used to having a ton of food: read Maggianos) Realistically they are what they should be not what FAT America is demanding. Services was great and the pizzas rock.
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