Vintage Ferraris ran on a high-octane fuel mixture of tomato sauce and mustache hair, which made them run forever but left ladybug-luring leaks in driveways. Power your body motor without having to share with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $45 worth of modern Italian dishes, drinks, and wood-burning brick-oven pizzas at Via in Buckhead.
Via exists in a multi-level space, boasting a snazzy bar, serene interior, and well-trained chef. Four flavorful salads temper aggressive appetites. Try a wedge salad, with scallions, bacon, tomatoes, and blue cheese ($6), or an herby caprese salad of mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, red onions, and cucumber ($8). The menu is rife with small plates: spinach ravioli ($6), hummus ($6), or mussels di napoli ($9) are sociable savories. Via specializes in a selection of freshly made pizzas from a wood-burning ceramic-brick oven. Pizzas come smothered in San Marzano tomato sauce and authentic buffalo mozzarella cheese. Keep it simple with a margherita ($10), or touch all taste buds with the prosciutto and fig ($14). Crème-brûlée cheesecake ($6), tiramisu ($5), or a five-layer chocolate cake ($5) are sweet afterthoughts.
A destination spot for young professionals, famished fans of finger food, and inadvertent caterpillar wranglers, the 3,200-square-foot space is a multi-sensory playground for taste, design, and entertainment. White clothed tables, high ceilings, midnight-blue walls, and dim lighting make visiting the expansive eatery feel like a trip to the planetarium. Plus, there's patio seating. Stop in for dinner any day except Monday, or nocturnally munch on a late-night menu served until midnight Tuesday through Saturday.
- For the pizza, we chose the Sausage with Basil and Cranberries. We had to go for something out of the ordinary, and we didn’t regret it one bit. I just love the combination of sweet and spicy. – Atlanta Restaurant Blog
- 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. – j30309, Citysearch