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“Great food by the sea”
Review of Via Italia

Via Italia
Ranked #42 of 170 Restaurants in Mooloolaba
Price range: US$3 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food by the sea”
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Have dined here on previous trips to Mooloolaba and food and service has always been good. Had dinner here a few times this trip and had consistently good food and services. Amazing hand made pasta and gnocchi. Reasonable wine selection with wines that suit the menu. Being by the sea an added bonus. Seems very popular and it pays to book.

Visited January 2017
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Newcastle
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Underwhelmed.”
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Booked at Via Italia for a family birthday celebration. We had eaten there in the past and always enjoyed the experience. We were pleased that we were able to secure a table in a requested spot and were entertained by the computerised drinks ordering process. We ordered shared breads and 8 mains . The breads arrived promptly however our mains arrived at the table over a 20 minute interval. Four pasta dishes arrived followed about 7 minutes later by 2 pizzas. After waiting another 5 minutes we called a waiter who before we asked told us the kitchen was doing the two remaining meals. Twenty minutes after the first meals arrived the final two one of which was a salad,were delivered. By this time the rest of the table had almost finished eating. The meals were underwhelming - one does not expect chewy herb stalks in a pulled pork sauce,or burnt pizza base when you are paying $28 ++ for a meal.
I noted that the staff rather than acknowledging or explanimg the delay were busy serving drinks.
At the end of the evening when we expressed our disappointment we were offered a 10% discount not on our in excess of $300 bill but off the cost of the final two meals. Again underwhelming.

Visited January 2017
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Dundalk, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good quality food at reasonable prices with lovely views of the beach.”
Reviewed January 12, 2017

My wife and myself during our stay on the Sunshine Coast have visited this restaurant on a number of occasions for a lite breakfast.We found the Staff to be very helpful and attentive.
On this occasion we had lunch and a few glasses of beer. They have an excellent menu which caters for all needs and is not over expensive. They also have specials of the day and also do an all day breakfast.
On this occasion we had two pizzas Garlic and Herb and Il Turista ( chicken garlic and bacon). As pizzas go they were tasty and made with quality products. We washed them down with ice cold bottles of Peronni mild strength.
It was a leisurely lunch spread over 90 mins and we enjoyed two of the house expresso cocktails prior to leaving. A new experience for us and one we thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Visited January 2017
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Eumundi, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Via Italia not recommended. by us.”
Reviewed January 12, 2017

4 of us went for lunch and not one of our meals was edible.... Probably the worst meal we have had since moving to Eumundi 4 and half years ago. Unfortunately our 2 guests are from overseas... not a good experience for them since they were treating us.

Visited January 2017
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Below average.”
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

We booked this restaurant for a special occasion and on arrival were taken to a table at the back of the restaurant in an airless room. Food was average. Small portions and not very flavoursome. It would appear the beautiful people are sat at the front of this restaurant with a view of the street. Would not return.

Visited January 2017
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