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Cuisine: Family, Italian, Vegetarian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Alessandro Pavoni and Damiano Ottaviani have designed a menu that offers classic, well executed, clean and simple Italian flavours, with a focus on the Northern regions of Italy.

Menus are changed seasonally to ensure only the freshest ingredients are put on your plate.

Via Alta handpick all their suppliers and also do extensive research to source the best produce that Australia and Italy has to offer.

The restaurant is fully licensed with a wine list offering a carefully selected range of Italian wines to complement the menu.

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Via Alta- Willoughby
197 High St
Willoughby 2068

Open Hours:
Lunch Tuesday - Sunday from 12pm
Dinner Monday - Thursday from 6pm
Dinner Friday - Saturday from 5:30pm

Phone: (02) 9958 1110
Website: www.viaalta.com.au

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Via Alta- Willoughby
Location: Willoughby
Cuisine: Family, Italian, Vegetarian
Mains: $25 - $35

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Great Food! Great Service! Will definitely be back.

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Great atmosphere, efficient service, fabulous food

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Alexandra Riordan

This is an exceptional restaurant no doubt about that. Every part of our experience was flawless the restaurant was so chic the food stunning and the service impeccable. They were so nice and welcoming to or family and made the kids feel very special with their personal kiddy bag of colouring. Thanks you very much we will be back and will be sure to recommend

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Sara Murray

The food was amazing as always. What you can expect for a restaurant under the direction of an Italian master - Alessandro Pavoni.

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Zucchini Flowers were excellent as with the Calamari entree.
Mains of trout with Mussels (very surprising presentation) and Prawn something again were tops.
Even had an email thanking us for our visit.

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Glynn Pedlar

Nice spot for lunch on a rainy day. Tasty, well presented food. Plenty of room to squeeze in our pram too.

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Helen O'Grady

We had a booking at 6.00 pm and arrived at just after 5.45 pm. We waited (it was cold) and finally made contact but it was still several minutes before the door was unlocked. We were about to go back and sit in the car, when we were admitted. This was not a good start. The small amount of red and white wine (for $15 and $16 per glass) in incredibly oversized wine glasses looked decidedly mean. The lamb pasta was certainly tasty but the pasta was far too thick and for the price of $35, insufficient. The king prawns were fresh and the sauce tasty but it arrived with burnt toast. Pasta would have been better. Our friend had the calamari and although cooked nicely, lacked flavour. You certainly needed the sauce that accompanied it. The side of pumpkin with nuts and honey was tasty. For the price we all thought that it was inadequate.

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Yoel Hyman

We had been meaning to return to Via Alta after a very busy yet spectacular dining experience a few years ago. Last night was just as good, if not better. Atmosphere was great, service was efficient, professional and genuine.
The food... The highlight of the visit... Delicious to say the least. Try the home made gnocchi (I'm tempted to have it for dinner again tonight!)

We will definitely be back.

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Elizabeth Lim

Top genuine service. You will be made to feel welcome. Will definitely come again.

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Once again an excellent dining experience. Innovative menu that was well executed and great service. Highly recommended.

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A lovely lunch really but the sourdough and ricotta was a no go. I received an end burnt crust that I could not even tear apart.( should have said so !)

We had Chef’s Choice and waiter service was excellent.
Thank you for First Table opportunity. It’s a fabulous idea and a great deal

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Good is awesome, feel like all the ingredients are fresh, especially the pasta.

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We had a really special meal at Via Alta, Home made pasta was delicious, really exceptional and welcoming staff - loved it!

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Excellent food and service. Everything was delicious. Friendly ambience. We will be back.

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We had a fantastic time with great service and abundant scrumptious food. compliments to the chef and staff!

We had the Premier Share Plate and was delighted with it.

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Excellent service. The dishes were extremely salty for some reason - perhaps the chef put salt in and forgot, then put more salt in? Other than that, the food was really good.

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Our second time here. Honestly this is my favourite restaurant at the moment, not one dish or detail of the dining experience disappoints. Thank you for having us!

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Wonderful first experience with First Table.

Food and service was excellent. Will definitely do this again.

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Jacqueline Waszkiewicz

What an absolute gem of a restaurant! We had the Chef's banquet for Sunday lunch and were warmly greeted by the manager. We brought flowers to the restaurant and they were very accommodating with putting them into water for us. Food was just delicious - beautifully presented and tasted amazing. Loved the saffron arrancini and pork fillet. Service was warm and welcoming and we will definitely be back.

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Loved our dining experience at VA. Exceptional food and lovely staff. Will be back

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We loved Via Alta! To be honest, there's not many great Italian restaurants in the north shore. This is our favourite one! We've been there twice now and Via Alta ALWAYS deliver amazing food and service. Yesterday night was no exception as the food is simply to die for and the service by hot Italian waiter was professional and friendly. Love love love his accent. He even regaled us with a funny story about a previous guest using an EPI-pen. If you have a chance, go check it out. You won't be disappointed!

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This was a fabulous night. We were well looked after and enjoyed the food. It was our 8 year olds Birthday and we were warmly serenaded which made the night extra special. Will definitely be back, highly recommend

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first time user of first table - everything went smoothly - very good service and food, a lovely local find

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Great food, great service, can't wait to go back, would recommend.

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As always, food delicious and service excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Jess Naylor

Great service, fantastic food, nice atmosphere= A perfect midweek date night! Highly recommended :)

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Glenn Start

Great food and service as always

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We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. You must try the tortelli filled with ricotta, apple, sage & burnt butter it was delicious as too was the albacore tuna carpaccio.

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Grace Davis

Amazing food. There’s a reason why this place is so busy. We had a wonderful time here. The servers were knowledgeable about the food and made great recommendations. We’ll definitely be back.

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Great service and food was delicious.

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We had an enjoyable meal and time here with 2 young kids! Would definitely go back again.

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Muzika Ganda

Food was too salty. Service was good.

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Robyn Thomson

First time use of First Table and won’t be the last. Lovely restaurant with excellent food.

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Rachel Walsh

First rate food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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John McIntyre

Surprisingly good - outstanding in fact!

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Martin Dalgleish

First time user of First Table. Excellent value for a terrific meal at Via Alta. Will definitely use first table and Via Alta again. Everything went smoothly.

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Greeted with a smile and then had the most fabulous meal was such a shame we couldn't stay longer we'll back and will make sure we have time for desert

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Jeremy Woo

Great food in a neighbourhood restaurant. Pasta was fantastic and restaurant accommodating for 2 young children

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Helen Studnt

Staff here are the best. Food was well presented and well cooked. Plenty of flavour and great quality. Restaurant has a lovely relaxed atmosphere. We were seated in the atrium area with a nice view of the passing people. Would recommend

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Vivian Lee

We dined here and had a sick child with us. Can't thank the restaurant enough for their understanding and attentiveness.

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Josh Sharman

Excellent foods, really tasty and service was great, will be back.

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Joanne Baker

An excellent Italian restaurant. We had the best gnocchi I have ever had. We thoroughly enjoyed our taster plate menu. Thank you to the attentive staff.

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My first 'First Table' experience at Via Alta was just perfect. From the ambiance to the food and service - it was wonderful. I chose the wild barramundi which was beautifully balanced with the artichoke base. I look forward to returning soon.

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May Li Foong

Casual neighbourhood fine dining at its best

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We had the chefs sharing feast.Great way to try many of the dishes.
All fabulous and the service also.

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Vivian Lee

We enjoyed a fabulous meal at Via Alta last night @50% off compliments to first table. The tasting menu was amazing normally $80 per head. Cured salmon, duck Ragu, salt and pepper calamari were all on the menu! Plenty of food for sharing, impeccable service. Overall, a lovely night and would recommend for anyone for an early dinner.

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Carolyn Koch

This restaurant was fantastic. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. Service was outstanding and the food delicious. I can highly recommend the lamb shoulder which was just amazing, the calamari was also very popular with our family. We will definitely visit again and are already looking forward to it!

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Great meal with really fabulous service - all the food was excellent my favourites are the calamari (which melts in your mouth), the Arancini balls & the duck pasta - divine! We love this restaurant and Lucio made us feel so special & welcome - we'll be back!

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We live locally to Via Alta. We always see this restaurant being busy and full, we wanted to try their food. We ordered the premium sharing menu which allowed us to have an opportunity to taste everything of their popular dishes. The food was excellent. Lucio provided the most friendly & wonderful service. We had a very enjoyable dinner. We'll definitely go again!

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Food was terrific, service could use a bit more improvement in attentiveness to when a table requires service.

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