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 $10, you get $25 worth of modern Italian fare, drinks, and wood-burning, brick-oven pizzas at Via in Buckhead.
Via's multilevel space boasts a snazzy bar, a serene dining area, and a highly trained chef. Small plates let guests sociably savor spinach ravioli ($6.95/small), hummus ($6.95), and mussels di Napoli ($9.95), which also make perfect main courses for Lilliputian housewarming parties. Pizzas, smothered in San Marzano Tornato tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, rise to their crispy potential inside a wood-burning, ceramic-brick oven. Study the basic pizza-flavor profile with the margherita pizza ($10.95) or touch all taste buds with the prosciutto and fig version ($14.95). Catch up on summer reading by perusing Via’s vast wine menu, where a glass of Renzo Masi chianti cleanses the palate between bites ($8/glass).
The high ceilings, midnight-blue walls, and dim lighting of Via's 3,200-square-foot space conjure the atmosphere of a planetarium with snacks, and patio seating bastes patrons in summery breezes and casual conversation. Stop in for dinner any day starting at 5 p.m. or munch on a late-night menu served until midnight Wednesday–Saturday.
262 Pharr Rd. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30305Get Directions