Recommended in the 2019 Michelin Guide for our Authentic Italian Cuisine and Curated Cellar

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Experience Italian Cuisine in Astoria, NY

Benvenuti a VIA VAI, where chef and owner Antonio Morichini and his staff provide guests with authentic, contemporary Italian dishes and wines. Experience Italian cuisine in Astoria, NY, with our menu offerings made fresh daily using only the finest ingredients imported from Italy. Our pasta is made by hand in the kitchen of Chef Morichini, and our pizzas are baked to perfection in our imported, Italian-made brick oven. Accompany your meal with an Italian wine from our wine cellar, and finish off with one of our specialty, house-made artisanal desserts.

About Chef and Owner Antonio Morichini

Born, raised, and trained in Italy, Antonio Morichini is proud to bring the traditions and culinary culture of his homeland and culture to Astoria, NY. He brings his vast training at Michelin-starred restaurants to create a warm, welcoming, and authentic dining experience for guests at his Italian restaurant.

Enjoy Authentic Italian Cuisine

Take your taste buds on a trip to the beautiful Mediterranean when you try our authentic Italian dishes. At VIA VAI, we believe in offering the authentic taste of Italy right here in New York. Chef Antonio Morichini brings the traditions and flavors he learned in Italy to the contemporary dishes we serve here every day.

From delectable antipasti and fresh, handmade pasta to flavorful, contemporary brick-oven pizzas, there are delicious options for everyone to enjoy. And of course, no Italian meal would be complete without a large Italian wine selection to choose from. We offer authentic reds and whites from Sicily, Tuscany, and a variety of other regions in Italy.

Our Fresh Pasta

When you’re looking for fresh, handmade pasta, look no further than our Italian restaurant. We serve many authentic Italian pasta dishes every day, including:

  • Gnocchi
  • Tagliolini
  • Pappardelle
  • Tagliatelle
  • Lasagna
  • Fettucine

We serve our pasta with a variety of sauces and toppings native to the different regions of Italy. When combined with our delicious antipasti dishes, such as calamari, and delectable desserts, including tiramisu, you will have an Italian dining experience that rivals the finest bistros of Rome or Milan. 

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Location and hours of operation

(347) 612-4334

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday: 12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 12:30 PM - 10:00 PM

31-09 23rd Ave
Astoria, NY 11105
Just Off the "El" in Astoria

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