Atmospheric. That’s how I would describe Via Vai.
It’s undoubtedly a beautiful restaurant, with a soaring ceiling, art hanging on the walls and from above, a geometric pizza oven, and gorgeous array of wine. The space feels open and airy, and yet I felt that I had an intimate dining experience.
I went for dinner last weekend with my boyfriend, after spotting the restaurant on instagram! We started with the fritturina di paranza, which was like calamari with shrimps and fish included. We both really enjoyed it, and the sauce it was served with. I was looking forward to the duck confit pizza I had spotted online whilst perusing the menu. Unfortunately they weren’t offering it on the night we went, so we opted for some delicious pastas instead. Mine had duck, and my boyfriend’s tortellini had delicious short ribs. My only complaint would be that the serving sizes were on the small size, even for me! But each bite was flavourful, and the pasta was fresh.
The tiramisu we ordered for dessert was a light, perfect end to our meal. I love tiramisu for dessert because it gives me the same satisfaction a cup of coffee would, but it’s so much more delicious! I’m really picky when it comes to ordering it, but this one lived up to my expectations 🙂
I would highly recommend this restaurant for any type of event, whether you’d like to celebrate a birthday, plan a corporate party, or to bring visitors from out of town. It’s such a beautiful space, and its location on Bay Street is so convenient. The service was a little slow on the evening we visited, but the staff were quite friendly, and even let me charge my iPhone so I could call my uber home!
We’ll be back!