Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A New Restaurant Called Via - Pretty Good!

A couple of weeks ago, my family checked out a new restaurant called Via - it took over the Tutti Santi space located in the southwest corner of Greenfield and Warner  and opened on February 1st of this year.

We decided to go in the early evening and ended up taking advantage of a few of their happy hour specials.   Starting with $5 glasses of wine and an order of the Bacon Wrapped Scallops (at a reduced price), we were set! 

Our server told us that the kitchen at Via prides themselves on making their dishes from scratch, and they do, they make everything from scratch.  Sauces, pizza dough, salad dressings, etc.  there are no microwaves in the kitchen which is a good thing in my opinion!  Cooking times are a little bit longer, but that is to be expected for fresh, quality food. 

The boys each had a serving of pasta with meatballs – they were the perfect size for kids and they had no problem finishing them off.

The hubby wanted to order the house lasagna – this is quite possibly his favorite Italian dish to eat.  He pretty much orders it every time we eat at an Italian restaurant!   But – it does take a little bit longer, so opted for the Chicken Marsala – he was very pleased with his choice!

After the appetizer, I enjoyed an order of the bruschetta.  There were several varieties from which to choose, I went with the traditional, tomato based version. 

The happy hour menu had Cinnamon Dough Balls on it and we thought it would be a necessary dessert for the table!  Pizza dough rolled into balls, then deep fried, and then covered with cinnamon and sugar.  Tasty.  Scratch that.  DELICIOUS!

You can check out their website at www.viawoodovenpizza.com to view their menu, hours, etc.  There is also live music on occasion; you can read about their “events” on their site as well. 

Via is definitely worth a try.  Our experience was friendly service, good food, and a nice atmosphere.  Via is located at 832 S. Greenfield Rd. #101 in Gilbert and their number is 480-632-1082.  

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