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Cafe Via

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310 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009-6313
+1 248-644-8800
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09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Went for restaurant week. The vegetable soup with Italian sausage was scrumptious. The pasta with Italian sausage tasted like I was sitting at a wonderful cafe in Firenze. The pecan pie just needed whole pecans on top. Wines by the glass were reasonable and perfect with the meal. Service was excellent. The venue is beautiful..Can't wait to try it in... More 

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detroit
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I am a regular here and eat at the bar or in the dining room twice a week or so. It is small, tucked away so that you almost have to know where it is to find it, has a wonderful year round patio with a fireplace, and is pretty, small, and comfortable. I think they do a very nice... More 

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very cozy, charming and well decorated restaurant with every table excellent and four very different seating areas. Food is exceptional, and moderately priced. Not cheap, but reasonable.

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Thank Cliff R
Severna Park, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Our first visit and we will not return. Made a reservation and they were not prepared for our party of six. The server was never around, had a difficult time communicating, took 15 minutes for our first cocktail to arrive and did not chill the white wine bottle after pouring the first round. Would not recommend the Dover Sole -... More 

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London, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Food was not good. Tuna tartar was dry and did not seem fresh. Short rib pasta was edible just not that tasty. I expected better for such a nice looking restaurant.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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187 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to Cafe Via. My review is slightly delayed as we dined in September. Cafe Via seems more like a trendy American restaurant with a hint of Italian. If you're looking for Italian, go to Bella Piatti. We dined outside in the lovely courtyard. The menu had some interesting offerings and we settled on... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Americans think this is Italian. Noodles drowned in watery pesto sauce is not real Italian. In Italy the pesto is thick and less is more.

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Thank dchampeau
Birmingham, Michigan
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I have always wanted to try Café Via and I must say my experience there did not disappoint. The ambience and layout were relaxing, intimate and very enjoyable. The chef catered to any food allergies easily without question and the waiter was experienced and professional. The food arrived in an appropriate amount of time, was hot and delicious. We leisurely... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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121 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went here for a birthday dinner. The food was average, but the prices were expensive. It was nicely decorated inside, but nothing else was good. Wouldn't go again :(

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Thank Vanessa C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016

this is a splendid venue in Birmingham where we had an very good dinner party with the family. Food is simply excellent and the service most friendly and perfect ! A Real gem and a place to come back over and over ! Diner was hosted by Alice and Jim Padilla, who brought an outstanding Sonoma Pinot Noir and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009-6313
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 248-644-8800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?