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VIA VAI - Astoria, Astoria, NY
Award-winning

VIA VAI - Astoria

4.8
4.8
260 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
VIA VAI is a Chef-Owner run restaurant, serving contemporary and authentic Italian food that one would find in the best restaurants and trattorie in today's Italy.

The restaurant is rustic cozy and charming, with a slate and marble top bar serving only select Italian wines, and local and imported tap and bottled beer, that pair perfectly with the artisanal food prepared every day on the premises, and the brick oven roman-style (thin crust) pizza cooked in the imported Italian oven.

Chef-owner Antonio Morichini is Roman born and bred. He did his culinary education and training in Italy, working in some of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Rome. His food is loyal to tradition, but forward looking.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (347) 612-4334
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Antonio Morichini
  • Catering
    Cater your next special event with specialty food from VIA VAI. Call us for catering menus and further information
  • Private party facilities
    VIA VAI is available for private events. Call us for further information.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Astoria
  • Parking Details
    Street parking and municipal parking lot in very close proximity, are available.
  • Public Transit
    VIA VAI is down the block from the last stop of the N train, Ditmars Blvd.
  • Additional
    Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 260 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Romantic

  • Queens

    Romantic

  • Queens

    Italian

260 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience was great food was wonderful and the chef made everything form scratch and love that … you don’t get that now a days

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  2. Tabithax4

    New York City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all enjoyed our dinner! The risotto with porcini mushrooms special was outstanding! Everyone else spoke very highly of their choices as well. Wonderful all around!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a nice little spot in Astoria, the staff was incredible and the food was so delicious. The atmosphere was amazing, and I definitely recommend this spot. The food is actually imported from Italy, so the food is authentic Italian cuisine.

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  4. NYCtraveler

    New York City

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We're fortunate to live in Astoria close to Via Vai. The quality of food and the experience of eating there would be HARD to get a table for in Manhattan - and would cost significantly more.

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  5. CindyS

    Inactiveville (UK)

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Fresh! Mouth watering! Looking forward to another meal at Via Vai very soon!

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  6. foodie

    New York City

    161 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    161 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Was expecting so much given the reviews It was good not great The server was wonderful Limited dessert selection

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good! Will definitely come back again. Ordered the fish of the day and was more than happy with our meal.

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  8. JBC9753

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food, wonderful ambience and great service!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food the meatballs just melted and the cacio pepe was outstanding the wine our server paired with us was amazing as well

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing— the wine, service and food! Great for a date, get together or girls dinner. My go to when people come to town!

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FAQs

VIA VAI - Astoria is rated 4.8 stars by 260 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for VIA VAI - Astoria

31-09 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Astoria
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street parking and municipal parking lot in very close proximity, are available.
  • Public Transit
    VIA VAI is down the block from the last stop of the N train, Ditmars Blvd.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Antonio Morichini
  • Additional
    Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (347) 612-4334
  • Catering
    Cater your next special event with specialty food from VIA VAI. Call us for catering menus and further information
  • Private party facilities
    VIA VAI is available for private events. Call us for further information.
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