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

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Taste Our Italian Cuisine in Astoria, NY

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

Come in today and experience the warmth of Italy, in Astoria.

About Antonio Morichini

Italian born, raised, and trained, Antonio is proud to bring the traditions and culinary culture of his homeland and culture to Astoria, New York. He brings his vast training at Michelin-starred restaurants to create a warm, welcoming, and authentic dining experience for our guests.

Experience Authentic Italian Cuisine

Take your taste buds on a journey to the Mediterranean when you try our authentic Italian cuisine in Astoria, NY. At VIA VAI, we believe in providing the authentic taste of Italy right here New York. Our Chef, Antonio Morichini, trained in northern Italy, and he brings the traditions and flavors he learned there to the contemporary dishes we serve every day.

From delectable antipasti to hand-made traditional pasta to flavorful contemporary brick-oven pizzas, there are delicious options for everyone to enjoy. And of course, no Italian meal would complete without a large selection of wines to choose from. We offer authentic reds and whites from a variety of Italian regions including Tuscany and Sicily.

Our Pasta

When you are looking for fresh, hand-made pasta, look no further than VIA VAI. We serve a variety of authentic Italian pasta [link to] dishes every day including:

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

We serve these pastas with a variety of sauces and toppings that are traditional to Rome and other areas of Italy. When combined with our delicious antipasti dishes, such as calamari, and delectable desserts, you will have an Italian dining experience that rivals the finest bistros of Rome or Milan. 

Contact us to make a reservation and try an authentic piece of Italy right here in NYC.
We proudly serve Astoria, NY and the surrounding areas.

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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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