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20E, Lebuh Penang, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-262 0560
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 10:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner. Ordered pizza, salad, and a carafe of wine. The pizza crust was soggy and the cheese and sauce basically tasteless. The salad was good but a terrible value given the price and portion. A rat ran out of the kitchen and into the dining room as we were finishing our meal. It went under our neighbors table... More 

Thank GuillermoFarias
ViaPreTeam, General Manager at Via Pre, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Guillermo, Thanks to take the time to review us. Pity you had a negative experience with your pizza & salad. We pride for our ingredients used and the way we do traditionally Pizzas, maybe was something wrong on your order, you didn't mention if you call a waiter to change it for you, normally we not have any... More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have a dinner in Via Pre with my girlfriend, nice atmosphere, delicious food and staff very friendly and kindly! We come back.

Thank Luca N
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very authentic menu. Pizza very good for Penang....it's hard to come across here believe me! Lovely location for a get together or romantic dinner. Service is getting there. This is Malaysia people, so be patient.

Thank Andre - Penang
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went in via pre for a dinner with some friends. We take a special Burrata platter with special cold cuts for share, excellent quality. After starter we share a special pasta black squid ink rovioli with crab, very light and clean food that you can taste a very italian flavour. Service was very good and friendly. We finish the... More 

Thank Md Biall M
Penang Island, Malaysia
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193 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Western levels of service are a challenge in Penang in general and at Via Pre specifically. Our servers (several, changing) energetically pushed starters and drinks but failed to tell us about the specials, which (we later heard) sounded very interesting and would have been a better choice than the pizzas. Pizzas had hard crust--tough, not crisp--and mine with spinach and... More 

Thank BeirutMoores
Lampang, Thailand
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

After spending some time in Malaysia, my friend and I were ready for a change of pace. A bit tired of Asian food, we opted to try Via Pre and were not disappointed! We tried the Fusilli pasta which was delicious, as well the vegetarian and lazzoro pizzas (this is way too much food for two people FYI, but we... More 

Thank Emventure1414
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great dinner at Via Pre. Very good Italian food from a real Italian chef (great bruschetta, pasta and chocolate cake). It felt like having dinner in Italy and also the pricing was the same as a local restaurant in Tuscany. Absolutely amazing!!

Thank SDMolenaar
Penang Island, Malaysia
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Been a while in Penang and love the local food and variety but for a special occasion I went with the family to the new location of Via Pre and the atmosphere is just fantastic. The food amazing. There have been a couple small hiccups with the order and the service but just with the overall food experience it made... More 

Thank DominicEgger
Singapore, Singapore
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88 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Wanted to have Italian lunch so 'went' to Giffy pizza first, but only to realise that the place has permanently shut down.. Headed to Dickens street cafe next & it was closed (Hari Raya holiday perhaps).. Then called up Via Pre & lucky us, they were open ;) The place was nicely done up.. cosy yet lively.. the staff attending... More 

Thank willseedworld
Alor Setar, Malaysia
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226 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Spent a quiet, romantic dinner just about a month back and it was the best dining experience that I've ever had. It was perhaps the most refined Italian food that I've ever tasted and the customer service was just plain awesome. They were attentive to our needs and food came by decently fast for our wants. We definitely enjoyed ourselves... More 

Thank Syme0n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20E, Lebuh Penang, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-262 0560

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?