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20E Lebuh Penang, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-262 0560
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 10:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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152 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The gnocchi is to die for, and the salads are crisp and amazing! Their cocktails are perfect, too. I'm always looking for a good negroni and they had it. This is as close to Italy as it gets!!!

Thank Kimberly J
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just all round excellant, great food, attentive staff, the only downside was the wait for the taxi back to the hotel. This is the 2nd time I have been, and both times the same excellent experience. Very recommended

Thank jdw1961
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Off the bustling street, this fantastically authentic Italian restaurant is a welcome oasis. The staff are extremely helpful and warm, the food is completely authentic and well priced. Completely recommended!

Thank Elliott C
Penang, Malaysia
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114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pizza was soft and cheesy. The spaghetti was flavourful too. Service and environment were excellent. Free bread as well.

Thank Cheryl O
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finally a real italian restaurant in Penang. We found it on web and we come here for dinner. I take a salad and was very nice, my partner ordered a cold cuts and cheese selection and was tasty with a real imported salami. After than we take a pork ribs with a very soft meat and nice flavour and a... More 

Thank JohnLagang
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place small but perfect for have a nice dinner. I take a big starter sharing with cold cuts and cheese and spaggetti alio e oglio. Very tasty and nice presentation. After a tiramisu dessert birthday for my housband and was very good. After dessert, they offer to us an italian homemade liquer Limoncillo. See you soon

1 Thank CHEAH C
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I never eat a pizza like thath. I order a bufallina pizza with bufallo mozzarella and imported ham, parmesan and rocket salad and was amazing. Crispy and taste with a fresh ingredients and high quality items. I ordered also a italian spritz from barman with prosecco and campari. The place is small but with nice staff and professional people. High... More 

Thank Ah L
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come with my friends for a birthday and we order spaghetti di mare with a real sea taste and a mushrooms soup with porcini mushrooms and other kind with an amazing flavour! We try also pizza vegetarianna with fresh grilled veggies and the top is the Tiramisu with a real Italian taste. Service was perfect with everybody happy and... More 

Thank Davidnaw
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We fancied a change from Malaysian food which had all been great, but wanted something different so decided to try Italian. The restaurant was really busy and had a good atmosphere, service was great and friendly. We both went for pizzas which were as good as any we've had in Italy, the wine and beer were Italian and my husband... More 

Thank CandK73
Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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223 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

On a week night this recent week, my wife and I brought our parents together to celebrate my mom-in-law's birthday. Venue chosen was Via Pre. Came to know that they moved to a new premise in Penang Street. The place is smaller but kind of felt cosier. But if you don't like a rowdy dining experience, the cosier ambience may... More 

Thank cclye

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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
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?