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Cafe Via

) #25 of 71 Restaurants in Birmingham ₹₹₹₹ American
310 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009-6313
+1 248-644-8800
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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310 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009-6313
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Reviews (76)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've heard that Cafe Via was once a place to go for better-than-average food, but apparently no longer. The inside setting is pleasant, and pleasantly quiet; the outside court more lively and a younger crowd. But I characterize the food as the kind you'd expect...More

Thank Mainemal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I go to Cafe Via about every 6 weeks for a nice, peaceful dinner. Great food, excellent service, and classy atmosphere. The specials are usually very good.

Thank Joey48009
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was very accommodating for the event we had. Appetizers were great. Service top notch. The weather cooperated and we were able to be on the outside patio making the occasion even better. Great food. Great service.

Thank Phyl S
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...More

Thank Pamela S
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...More

Thank patrickpearse
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.

Thank Cliff R
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...More

Thank ETLG
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.

Thank mikenjenLondon
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...More

Thank pasiphae
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.

Thank dchampeau
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Is making a reservation helpful at Cafe Via?
24 July 2015|
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Response from rt113 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Especially weekends.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
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11:00 - 22:00
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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
  • E-mail
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