Astoria's VIA VIA Restaurant named to the 2019 Michelin Guide
VIA VIA located in Astoria Queens has the honor of being included in the 2019 Michelin Guide as a recommended dining destination.
The Michelin Guide notes, "From their wine list to the menu, it's all about Italy here. The kitchen spends every morning making fresh pastas and with the likes of gnocchi orecchiette and pappardelle among the choices, you can't go wrong."
Morichini was delighted for this great distinction. "It is a real honor and great personal satisfaction for VIA VAI to be recognized by Michelin for the great quality of our food and our notable and exclusively Italian wine list. We take pride in everything we do, and work hard to give our diners a great experience, and the Michelin recognition is a testament to the fact that we are accomplishing our goals."
VIA VAI's vision of artisinal food comes from native Roman chef Antonio Morichini. Antonio attended culinary school and did his first training in Piedmont, Northern Italy, where he worked with local products: truffles, braised meats and acclaimed wines (Barolo, Barbaresco).
Antonio then gravitated to the Ligurian seaside, working directly with day boat fisherman. In Rome, he worked in Michelin-starred restaurants, Il Convivio, Glass Hostaria and Acquolina, refining his skills and love for the most traditional of Italian products: pasta.
Antonio perfected Roman pizza and bread making at the famous Roman forno (bakery), Roscioli. The bread and pizza dough are made fresh daily at VIA VAI, where it is skillfully given time and space to leaven to perfection.
Antonio will personally prepare your meal in the "slow food' tradition of the finest Italian cuisine. He also will help you choose the best Italian wines from his extensive cellar to best accompany your meal and please your palate. The wine list
Morichini's home-made pastas are produced daily. They come in all forms and in different flours to satisfy every taste. The pastas are cooked express and marry to perfection with their accompanying customized sauces. His pizzas are fresh out of the brick oven and use the finest ingredients, including his delicate tomato sauce. The meat and fish dishes are a cut above many other establishments – they are made express at the time the order is received in the kitchen, and are accompanied by side vegetables. It is his quest to make every meal the leaves his kitchen, an authentic Italian dining experience, and every meal can be finished with one of his homemade desserts, including any one of the fruit based ice creams where you taste the fruit itself.
The restaurant is conveniently located just feet away from the Ditmars Boulevard first/last stop on the N train in Astoria Queens. For more information visit http://www.viavai-