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372 Thames St, Newport, RI | Directions 0284041.483366 -71.314613
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 2pm
Can't Handle The Post Bar Crowd – I don't know about the seafood at Via Via, but the pizza after bar closing is terrible. The pizza is completely undercooked with cold cheese and raw crust but somehow the bottom of the crust is black. After being duped twice this summer, I vowed to never order Via Via after the bars close again. Sadly, Roll You Own is gone but Pizza Hollywood is extremely polite and delivers a delicious cooked pizza.
Via Via melts in your mouth! – Via Via's pizza uses fresh & high quality ingredients which results in a mouth watering pie. The wood burning oven gives the crust a distinct smokey flavor. It has a slight crunch on the outside and light and airy on the inside. It's soft enough to fold and eat like a high quality NY pie without the crust cracking and shedding all over the table. The homemade sauce is basic yet very distinct . The fresh ground tomatoes with fresh oregano and garlic will have you salivating before the pie hits your mouth. The cheese simply melts in your mouth putting together the final touch of the perfect pie. If you like greasy pizza with enough cheese to make the surgeon general pause, go to Nicholas Pizza up the road. It's your typical "greek pizza" with enough grease to saturate your pizza box. If you like high quality pizza that melts in your mouth, don't pass up the chance for a fresh pie at Via Via. If you're going on a weekend night after 10pm be prepared to wait or you can call ahead like I do and bypass the line for your fresh pie! Yummy!
The Best Gourmet in Rhode Island without a doubt! – The owner of this place worked with Wolfgang Pucks head pizza chef and has captured that taste of Wolfgang plus many original creations. The restaurant only uses the much more expensive beef pepperoni and beef bacon. All of the ingredients are so so fresh and of high quality. I have spent over 20k eating at this place in the last 15 years. I am a hooked die hard fan. All the pizza is cooked right on the bottom of the wood fired oven. Most of the local places around here use a pan and a lot of oil in that pan. I swear the fat content of via via pizza must be 1/2 compared to Nicholas Pizza and others which i like also but i try to eat healthier and eliminate that extra oil . You can't find a crust anywhere in RI like Via Via's because of the wood fire. I just saw a recent review of Via Via at The Brown Herald just do a search for "Via Via Brown Herald"
I can't wait for their new wood fire grilled chicken restaurant to open. I think it's called Chicken On Fire.
Oh yea, check out via via's menu at/ viaviari dotcom
Great Pizza and Fast Delivery! – Great Pizza and very fast delivery ......especially when you can't leave your store they are great!
greatest pizza – I dont know what these other reviews are talking about but viavia is the best place to eat on the island the place not only has the best food but is very clean there always cleaning in there and the people working are so friendly always have a smile on there face. i love going to eat there. you should try the buffalo pizza that my all time fav. and now they have seafood mmm mmm mmm i LOVE it its so good and fresh next time you want something good to eat try via via out you wont be sorry!
NOT the best ever!!!!! – Via Via is not one of my favorite dining areas. it just doesn't send a good vibe on family and friends, because you can't even eat in the restaurant! and when you do order they sometimes take over an hour!!! i guess i'm just used to good service and good food. but that's what you get at nikolas pizza.
Nothing special. – Via Via is a great place to go after a Friday or Saturday night of heavy drinking in Newport. The place is always absolutely mobbed at 1am on weekend nights, not because the pizza is great, but because it's the only place within a drunken walk from the bars. Of course, the pizza tastes great when you're wasted. Try it on a sober morning or afternoon and you will quickly be dissapointed. The crust is chewy, the cheese is rubbery, and the pizza for the most part lacks taste. Also, the staff working behind the counter is miserable...I have yet to hear a friendly word out of their mouths. On the plus side, the location is perfect...hence the rediculous business on weekend nights.
All together, this place is sub-par. Avoid the pizza if you can.
Excellent Pizza found in Newport – On a recent visit to Newport I tried out the Pizza here and was really impressed with the quality. Crust, cheese & sauce were all Excellent!
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