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Total Score

8.3
2518 reviews
Recommended
(8.5)
Food
(8.3)
Service
(8.4)
Value for money
(7.6)
Atmosphere
(8.0)
Linda Lea

dined on Sun, 23 Jun 2019

(10)
We went for the special sharing menu - every item was delicious - well prepared and presented. But a the outstanding part of the experience was the excellent professional and friendly service from Fabio and Dan. Excellent suggestions for cocktails and wine to accompany our beautiful meal. We had the best time!
Grazie mille! We hope to see you again very soon!
Restaurant Via Alta responded on Tue, 25 Jun 2019

dined on Sat, 15 Jun 2019

(7)
Pleasant food.. Service friendly but patchy. Wine listing a bit limited perhaps a little too high
Hi Don, thanks for your feedback! FYI, we are also BYO if that helps for your next visit! Hope to see you again. Kind regards, The VA team
Restaurant Via Alta responded on Thu, 20 Jun 2019

dined on Fri, 31 May 2019

(8)
We dine at via alta every few months because of their quality and value. This time back we noticed changed menu items and tried them. But both were not as expected in terms of taste. Perhaps we should stick to the all time favourites king prrawn bisque with toasted sour dough.
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback, it is imperative for us to receive such constructive notes that we can apply to our service, so please do inform us of the particular dishes that you had ordered. We can then address this with the team in our weekly management meeting.
Restaurant Via Alta responded on Sat, 8 Jun 2019

dined on Sat, 18 May 2019

(9)
Enjoyable visit even when, in my opinion, the trout needed a bit more cooking time.
Grazie mille! I'll pass on your feedback to the chef. We hope to see you again soon!
Restaurant Via Alta responded on Thu, 23 May 2019

dined on Wed, 15 May 2019

(9)
Great Italian restaurant - the arancini and tempura zucchini flowers were delicious and the wild boar ragout and charcoal lamb rump were standouts as well. Unfortunately we couldn't fit in dessert but we definitely be back again. The fact that there were no empty tables on a Wednesday night is a sign that these guys are doing a great job.
Grazie mille! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us! You'll have to come back to try our desserts.
Restaurant Via Alta responded on Fri, 17 May 2019

dined on Wed, 10 Apr 2019

(9)
great service and food at our local restaurant . food and wine can get a bit expensive
Grazie mille Murray! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us!
Restaurant Via Alta responded on Thu, 11 Apr 2019

dined on Sat, 30 Mar 2019

(9)
My husband and I ordered the tasting menu after reading reviews online recommending it. We weren't disappointed. It was absolutely delicious. The steak in particular was cooked to perfection. I love the ambience of Via Alta (it really is a local gem) and I was really happy with the service. I certainly plan to come back.
Grazie mille Vanessa! We are so pleased you enjoyed the tasting menu at Via Alta! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Restaurant Via Alta responded on Mon, 1 Apr 2019

dined on Sun, 17 Mar 2019

(9)
The beef tartar dish was unusual but interesting.
Thank you for your feedback Gunter!
Restaurant Via Alta responded on Tue, 19 Mar 2019

dined on Sat, 16 Mar 2019

(9)
Great food, great service
Grazie mille!
Restaurant Via Alta responded on Tue, 19 Mar 2019

dined on Sat, 9 Mar 2019

(9)
Enjoyed a catch-up dinner and my friend was impressed. We ordered a few mains to share and it was simply delicious !
Grazie mille Amanda! We hope to see you again soon.
Restaurant Via Alta responded on Tue, 12 Mar 2019
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Specials

Melbourne Cup

Celebrate the race that stops the nation with lunch at Via Alta! Enjoy a meal with friends while watching the Melbourne Cup race. We will be offering our a la carte menu to order from. Credit card details are required to confirm all bookings, a $50 cancellation fee will apply to each guest booked if the booking fails to show up or cancels with less than 24 hours notice. A processing fee of 1.65% applies to all credit cards, and 0.55% to all EFTPOS transactions. Not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, or Good Food Gift Card.
When
01 Nov 2016
Tue 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
When
07 Nov 2017
Tue 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
When
06 Nov 2018
Tue 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
When
05 Nov 2019
Tue 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Regional Feast with Friends

Join Chef Alessandro Pavoni and the Via Alta Team as they explore the regional cuisine of Italy with a special guest speaker each month. Become part of our extended family and experience traditional Italian food the way it is supposed to be eaten, by gathering friends and family and sharing multiple courses made with love. Enjoy a specially designed four course menu celebrating a different region each month for $79pp, matching wines also available for $55pp. Credit card details are required to secure all bookings, failure to show up on the day or cancellations within 24 hours of the reservation will incur a $50 cancellation fee per guest booked based on the last confirmed guest numbers. Please notify us of any special dietary requirements or allergies with at least 48 hours notice and we will endeavour to accommodate your request. A processing fee of 1.65% applies to all credit cards, and 0.55% to all EFTPOS transactions. Not available on public holidays and special days or in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, or Good Food Gift Card.
When
22 Feb 2018
Thu 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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29 Mar 2018
Thu 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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26 Apr 2018
Thu 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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21 Jun 2018
Thu 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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26 Jul 2018
Thu 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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23 Aug 2018
Thu 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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27 Sep 2018
Thu 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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25 Oct 2018
Thu 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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29 Nov 2018
Thu 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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28 Feb 2019
Thu 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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28 Mar 2019
Thu 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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18 Apr 2019
Thu 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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25 Jul 2019
Thu 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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29 Aug 2019
Thu 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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26 Sep 2019
Thu 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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31 Oct 2019
Thu 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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28 Nov 2019
Thu 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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30 May 2019
Thu 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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26 Jun 2019
Wed 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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New Year's Eve

Enjoy our sharing feast menu at Via Alta for New Year's Eve! Enjoy our fur course Sharing Feast for $75pp. Credit card details are required to secure all bookings; failure to show up on the day, reducing in guest numbers by more than 50%, or cancellations within 7 days of the booking will incur a $50 cancellation fee per guest booked based on the last confirmed guest numbers. A processing fee of 1.65% applies to all credit cards, and 0.55% to all EFTPOS transactions. Not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Book, or Good Food Gift Card.
When
31 Dec 2018
Mon 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
When
31 Dec 2019
Tue 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Christmas Day

Join us for a specially designed Italian Christmas Feast! Four courses for $125 per adult or three courses for $45 per child. Credit card details are required to secure all bookings, the full menu prepayment will be processed 14 days prior which is non-refundable in the case of a cancellation within that time. A 1.65% card processing fee applies to all transactions. BYO wine is not valid however a fully licensed bar is available. Not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Book, or Good Food Gift Card.
When
25 Dec 2018
Tue 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
When
25 Dec 2019
Wed 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Father's Day

Treat your Papa to an Italian lunch! Choose from our reduced a la carte menu, 2 courses for $55, or 3 courses for $69, or indulge with our Father's Day Sharing Feast menu for $85. Pre-select the sharing feast and we'll shout the first round of drinks! Choose a glass of Prosecco or Peroni on us. For children under 12 years we will have a 3 course menu for $45. Large groups of 8 or more guests are required to pre-select the menu when confirming the booking. Credit card details are required to secure all bookings; failure to show up on the day, reducing in guest numbers by more than 50%, or cancelling with less than 7 days notice will incur a $50 cancellation fee per guest booked based on the last confirmed guest numbers. A processing fee of 1.65% applies to all credit cards, and 0.55% to all EFTPOS transactions. Not available in conjunction with any other offers, discounts, Entertainment Book, or Good Food Gift Card.
When
01 Sep 2019
Sun 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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50% off - set sharing menu

50% off the banquet menu valued at $65 per person. Not available in conjunction with any other offers or discounts including BYO wine, Entertainment Book, Good Food and Gourmet Traveller Gift Cards, Citibank Dining Program, and special event days. The banquet menu is designed for the whole table to enjoy, we are happy to cater to dietary requirements or allergies where possible. Beverages are not included but can be purchased from our fully licensed bar. Available for bookings of up to a maximum of 11 adults. 1.65% credit card surcharge and 0.55% EFTPOS surcharge applies.
Max. people
13
When
18 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Fri, Sat 5:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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18 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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18 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Fri, Sat 10:30 PM - 10:30 PM
When
18 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Fri, Sat 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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About Via Alta

Bellissimo Italian amongst the north shore burbs Via Alta. It’s the kind of restaurant that you will kill to have in your local burb. A friendly, welcoming spot that’s open lunch and dinner, and absolutely nails boisterous memorable Italian cuisine. Yep, you definitely want this trattoria in your hood. Scan the big blackboard menu and begin the difficult task of choosing (good luck!): fritto misto of prawns and calamari, veal ossobucco with saffron and gremolata, baked baccala pie and crumbed and fried Milanese meatballs... the list goes on and on. In our opinion you shouldn't miss out on the meatballs, these bad boys are insanely irresistible and gobsmackingly good. Via Alta is the first bambino of Alessandro Pavoni (of the two hatted Ormeggio at the Spit) and Bill Drakopoulous (of Sydney’s Restaurant Group and Aqua Restaurant Group) who joined forces to bring much needed Italiano life to the north shore dining scene….Bellissimo! Best dish: mondeghini - crumbed and fried Milanese meatballs made with scotch fillet, mortadella and Italian pork sausage, piled into a tall metal cone lined with brown paper.

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