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La Pizza Via

Fox River Grove, Illinois

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La Pizza Via

Fox River Grove, Illinois

(98)

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D
16 December 2019

Delicious, well prepared pizza!

L
7 December 2019

First time here. Pizza was awesome!!!!

G
3 October 2019

Crushing it again! Amazing food. Awesome customer service. These guys know their pizza!

J
1 September 2019

Horrible. Ordered two pizzas and they cancelled the order 40 min after it was placed. Wasted my time, my children will have a very late dinner now. The owner investigated immediately and was very hands on. We will give it another shot. More...

A
29 August 2019

Simple....their pizza is delicious and I can’t wait to go back!!

J
28 August 2019

They have awesome lunch specials and are very responsibly priced. I highly recommend checking this place out. It's a hidden gem.

L
18 August 2019

Thank you La Pizza Via for making one of the best gluten free crusts and pizza I've ever had!  My hubby visits this little pizza place several times a week and raves about it (he can eat all the gluten he wants)!  I finally decided to give it a try...had gluten free crust and their Arugula Bianca Via toppings...the ingredients are so fresh; this pizza was hard to put down!  Will definitely order from La Pizza Via again! More...

J
18 August 2019

Excellent pizza!  It's hard to find places that do a good job making Sicilian Style pizza.  We have ordered from there several times and really enjoy it.  best pizza in the area!

T
11 August 2019

Great Pizza and customer service!

A
8 August 2019

Stopped in for lunch while out of the office for a meeting. I had 2 slices of pepperoni pizza with a drink for under $6. The pizza slices were big New York style. Crust was thin and crispy. They also offer Detroit style deeper dish and Chicago tavern styles. They have a small dine-in space that seats about 20. They also offer carry out and delivery and Uber Eats. The pizza is delicious, and I would recommend. More...

M
6 August 2019

I am a huge Detroit Style Pizza fan: as far Detroit Style pizza goes Buddy's is the number one. I know they are a chain but their quality is generally there and they seem to do a better job than most. The cost for the pizza at La Pizza Via was a little bit high versus what I am used to paying but I did enjoy what I got and it blows away the similar options at either Jets or Little Caesar's (who does have a Detroit Style pizza). This being said, we want to try their Stromboli, and maybe a NY style next time. All being said, a Large Detroit Style will feed three people, maybe four if you are eating salads or some sides with it, but it isn't a huge pizza for $18. More...

C
3 August 2019

Who knew that a short twenty minute drive would get us a Detroit style pizza? The high rating and rave reviews made us drive right over and pick up a to go order. Large Detroit style pan pizza with cheese and pepperoni = $18; cut into 8 squares. To look at a Detroit style pizza you think of Little Caesar's. But this isn't fast food pizza.  This is the real deal. No greasy, cheap ingredients here. La Pizza Via starts off with a focaccia crust, cheese that melted over the edges and caramelized, chunky acidic tomato sauce, and pepperoni (or your choice of any toppings that cost extra).  This pizza is very filling and delicious. We called in our order for pick up. Were told it would be ready in 25-30 minutes. Sure enough our pizza was ready when we arrived. Small dining room to the side through a open doorway with a few tables. So this is more than just a carry out location. According to other reviews on Yelp, La Pizza Via also serves NY style and a thin crust pizza as well as Stromboli. We are definitely coming back to try their other offerings. More...

T
2 August 2019

Had a very good Italian beef special for lunch! The quality of the ingredients and the size of the portions will have me back again!

J
19 June 2019

We went to La Pizza Via today for the first time.  We had read about the restaurant in The Best Of The Fox where it was rated the Best Pizza.  We thoroughly enjoyed our pizza.  Jill was our waitress and also the pizza maker.  She answered all of our questions about the types of crusts offered (and there are many choices) and also about ingredients available on the pizza. We chose the Chicago Crust which was thin and crispy.  The pizza was totally delicious with the perfect amount of cheese and other ingredients.  We chose a large pizza with all cheese, mushrooms, onions and red peppers and half with sausage also. We took home leftovers and we will definitely go back again soon. We have told our adult son about our experience and he plans to go soon. More...

T
2 June 2019

Perfect for birthday parties !

B
25 May 2019

Manager was nice. I wanted more than beef on my pizza and he worked with me.. got a New York style pizza was kinda thin but the pizza was good. Had spinach,beef, pineapples and jalapeños! Ask for small and it was more like a medium. Thanks La pizza Via! Not bad! More...

V
14 May 2019

Love their pizzas!  Wish they delivered to us but we're a little far.  Have had the margherita pizza, the Detroit style and thin crust and all were terrific.

S
11 April 2019

We just had the Chicago style pizza and wings. Both were delicious. This is our new favorite pizza place.  We can't wait to try more items  on their menu.

P
5 April 2019

Where else can you go that offers nearly every regional type of pizza from across the country They have NY/New Haven thin crust, Pan pizza with a thicker crust, baked in a square.  Of course Chicago's favorite, cracker thin, cut in squares (many people call it "tavern style)." And what I went for, "Detroit style" which is a square pie, a focaccia like crust, caramelized edges, thick but very airy, cheese and toppings over that, then a few ladles of tomato sauce across the top.I find fault with none of it. It's a hearty, thick tomato sauce from one of the country's premier suppliers to pizzerias. Hand pulled chunks of Italian sausage, flavorful, great texture. Really nice pepperoni, no cupping or charring, and a great cheese blend. (If you want to win me over forever, add thick sliced "Sicilian" (marinated, herbed) green olives!) The shop has an order at the counter arrangement, but an attached dining room. Pastas, calzones, stuffed breads, sandwiches and snacks fill out the menu. Daily specials. Daily slices.It's gonna cost you less than Chicago's regional chains, by 15-20% in my experience. The Detroit takes about 15 minutes in the oven.  They are open seven days and deliver using some of the third party services.If you're from Detroit, this will more than satisfy your cravings, and you won't have to go home and suffer through your relatives company just to get a slice.Great product. Nice people. I hope they have great success. More...

M
28 February 2019

Just tried this place for lunch and sorry I waited this long. Got a slice of cheese and the meatball sliders on garlic knots; could not finish it all and Jill, the manager, could not have been nicer or more personable with all my questions around "Detroit Style Pizza" etc. Will  be back soon! More...

P
28 February 2019

Great food!! Great Service!! My husband and I came here for the first time...and it won't be the last!!!  Plenty of options on the menu for everyone in your party!  The caprese salad is amazing!!Amazing family owned restaurant that treats you like family! More...

M
19 February 2019

Pizza outside the city is often the equivalent of ketchup on a cracker.  We recently ordered pizza here and LOVED IT.  It was a large order placed online.  So many toppings and variety of crust options.  Not only was the order correct, but it was delivered fast and hot.  The ingredients are of high quality and the crust was spot on.  Loved it!!  I highly recommend them More...

S
14 February 2019

Happy Valentine's Day, all!  So what do you do for dinner?  Heart shaped pizzas from the best pizza parlor around!  Their Italian sandwich was awesome as well! ! It has become an annual event for our Valentine's Day!!  I have been missing my east coast pizza and have found the next best thing....in Fox River...... More...

C
14 February 2019

Wow!  Our new favorite pizzeria!  We're from East of the Central Time Zone and are thrilled to find good NY style pizza with fresh toppings and terrific salads (we had the chopped and arugula).  The Nutella bread is so amazing for desert, and the order so huge it will be breakfast with coffee as well!  Today is Valentine's Day and our did we mention awesome NY style pizza came shaped as a heart.  Someone at Pizza Via is an artist--- or else has way too much time on their hands.  We loved it, we will order from here for now on!  We don't live nearby but Door Dash delivered fresh and yummy.  Thank you! More...

S
9 February 2019

La Pizza Via has a lot to offer.  While I won't recommend the NY style at 2 stars because it is good quality, just needs to be elevated and developed a bit. I initially tried the Chicago style and liked it enough to come back - giving Chicago 3 stars.  This is an update to my previous review, so let me explain the four stars.  The owners are passionate about their product, pay close attention to detail, and despite my rather harsh review, treated me with respect and shared insight about the process of their craft.  I'm also intrigued and curious to try their Detroit style as I didn't know that exists.  Out of respect for the Owner and having insight into how he approaches his craft, I know that if we continue to support his business, he will continue to evolve and expect great things from La Pizza Vie.  Come for the chance to try something new, for the excellent service, and to support a business who truly cares about what they put on the table. More...

S
13 January 2019

Omg best pizza I've had around here....try the meatball and cherry pepper Detroit style..so crispy it's perfect...

C
14 November 2018

Love at first bite. How did we not know about your glory? I have been desperately searching for my perfect pizza pie in the suburbs for too long. We ordered a plain cheese to test the waters. The crust was crisp and tasty. The sauce was just right. I can't wait to try more of what they have to offer. We picked up. I'm not even  sure they deliver to us. My small business loving heart will be back though, and often. I'm one of those that once I find a spot I love, I'm brand loyal for life. Y'all just got a lifer over here. Do yourself a favor and skip Malnatis tonight and give these guys a go. You won't be disappointed... More...

J
14 November 2018

Great New York style pizza, tangy sauce and an excellent crust! My girlfriend loved the arugula salad. Friendly owners and staff, a must try pizza place!

J
2 November 2018

O!M!G! This is the best pizza I've had since I left my home town outside Buffalo NY in 1992. I'm always skeptical and disappointed when I see pizza joints tout their NY style pizza. ..but this place over delivered. The crust was spot on authentic NY, as was the pepperoni. I've not seen pepperoni that curls up around the edge since my hometown days. I thought it was an anomaly of the place we ate as kids. But now I know the truth - NY style pizza is alive and well and in Fox River Grove IL..perhaps the only place outside of NY state. The only downside... the lbs I'm sure to gain making this a weekly indulgence. Thank you.Thank you. Thank you! More...

T
24 September 2018

I've eaten pizza from here twice and both times I had the Detroit style pizza which is amazing.  Really fast service and friendly staff.  Can't wait to try the other options. More...

V
20 September 2018

This place is beyond amazing, I luckily work one day a week around the corner and I have started to go every Thursday. They are so kind and the service is A+ I feel so bad that today I cleaned out all of their fresh made slices to bring back home with me because my girlfriend was going to kill me otherwise. The quality of the ingredients is perfect and everything goes so well together. The prices are very affordable as well! Since the first time I came here they added a dining area from the place next door and I hope it will give them even more business! Thanks for being so friendly and attentive because it's hard to find these days. More...

K
19 September 2018

Great pizza and apps. Always excited to get a pie from there. The owners are super friendly and support the community. Another small business I am happy to support!

C
21 August 2018

We have been getting pizza from La Pizza Via since they opened as they are the closest pizza place to our home, but it is worth more of a trip if you have one.  We love all of their unique creations, especially the mushroom specialty and the one with prosciutto and arugula. As you can see, they have unusual ingredient choices, which we love. The clam pizza is a bit too salty for our tastes, but love everything else! More...

N
15 August 2018

Great pizza find.  No matter what your pizza hankering is, Pizza Via's got you covered..and then some.Searching for NY? Chicago cracker crust? Pan?  Detroit style? They have it all under one roof.  We were in the nearby area & starving.  I'm always on the lookout for crazy good & unique pizza spots and when I came across their website, I was immediately sold.  So many options using different dough for each style.  It was a no brainer to come here.The NY is a popular choice and same dough is used for the Stuffed Breads and Calzones.Called in our order for a Margherita NY/NH (with shroom and sausage), Chicago cracker crust with same toppings and small Italian stromboli.  I was told order would be ready in 20-25 min.  This was good news because we were starting to get super crabby and needed grub asap.Pizza Via is a small spot located inside a newer strip mall.  More of a take out place.  A couple tables inside and 2 tables outside.  Very clean.  They have a cooler filled with various canned sodas and water.  I grabbed 2 drinks and we sat outside.  Immediately an employee approached me asking if everything was ok.  I was sort of surprised as I just started opening our boxes.  I took a quick look at our pizzas and noticed the NY/NH was missing the extra toppings I requested but I honestly didn't care, I just needed to eat it.  I love Margherita anyway.  I mentioned the missing toppings and he immediately said he'd make a new pizza.  I assured him it wasn't necessary.  He then said he had my # in their system and would comp us on the next pie.  I can't express how taken back and pleasantly surprised I was.  He even asked if we needed utensils, paper plates, red pepper or parmesan for our pizzas. This alone left quite an impression on me.  I don't know if I'll be back in this area anytime soon, but if this isn't excellent customer service, I don't know what is.  This is a family owned business (I read from NY) and it's obvious they want their customers to be happy.  The employee who helped us (forgot his name) deserves 10 stars alone.  He was great.We loved the fresh, simple, tasty sauce.  My bf could have eaten this in buckets.  Sausage was ok.  Toppings & cheese were good quality.  Didn't get that crunch from the Chicago cracker style.  Wasn't crispy, just very thin.  NY was really really thin also.  Maybe too thin.  Overall the pizza was good but missing a few marks.  I heard the Stromboli was fantastic.  I  took a few bites and yes, I had to stop.   A small was gigantic!  Stuffed with loads of mozz & Italian meats; dough was really soft.   You'll definitely need a nap if you can finish this..These guys really know how to run a business.  Prices are reasonable too.   They're a role model to other eateries....Bravo to them.  I may come back and try the NY again. More...

J
15 August 2018

Today was my first visit and I was not disappointed. Tried the small calzone which I could have easily split with another person, it was huge. Excellent prices and large portions would highly recommend La Pizza Via to everyone! More...

G
19 July 2018

I really want to give this 4.5 but the system won't let me and 4 is too low!! We have ordered from La Pizza Via a few times and find that it has only gotten better over time! We knew tonight would be busy as it's Saturday night and when we ordered the girl said it would be an hour and a half to an hour 45. We were fine with the timeline as we had nothing going on. Our pizzas and garlic knots arrived well within an hour!! We were pleasantly surprised at the speed and everything was hot and fresh.The garlic knots were tasty and had a nice crust. Plenty of fresh garlic but could have used a tad more salt (this is our personal taste too so no ding to the restaurant). My only complaint is that the sauce that goes alongside is very bland. Again, this is personal taste but I would like to see some Italian herbs or something added to give it a bit more zip.We ordered a Detroit style pizza and a Chicago style thin crust one. Both had exceptional toppings!! Delicious! The Detroit style was true to form and had a wonderful, crispy, caramelized cheese edge. The Chicago thin crust had amazing flavor but was not crispy except at the very edges. I'm not sure if this is due to traveling? At any rate, the toppings were first rate and we enjoyed both styles! It is nice to see a pizza place with such fresh ingredients and so many options for crust and toppings!We are looking forward to ordering again!I'm updating my previous review to a solid 5!! We have ordered a couple of times since I wrote this and each time is better. Tonight we tried the New York crust with their specialty Italian pork mix (pepperoni, salami, cappicola, prosciutto) and it was outstanding. Also had meatball sliders which are a must for an appetizer! My husband said he could have made a meal out of them. And we got a Caesar salad which was so fresh and crunchy with plenty of fresh shaved Parmesan and croutons. All in all, we are so impressed with the fresh ingredients and the care taken. Delivery has always been faster than anticipated and the quality of ingredients is top notch! Highly recommend! More...

D
13 July 2018

Really good pizza. Definitely one of the best in the area. And you won't find any other pizza joints like this. Not 1 complaint.

C
27 June 2018

Loved that they had New York style pizza. Literally the only place around that had anything of the sort. I got 3 different styles of pizza, 2 different crust styles, that were all super delicious. And $50 for 1 large, and 2 small specialty pizzas? I'll be back. I ordered 1 large ny style, 1/2 cheese 1/2 pepperoni (which was crispy and DELICIOUS).1 small ny style Arugula Bianca Via. To which I would only suggest adding some sort of acid combo to. Like fresh tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, bruschetta, or roasted red peppers.And 1 16" BBQ Chicken. Detroit style.The only down side was that I had ordered online at 740, not realizing they closed at 8. I got an email saying to pick it up in a half an hour but that would be after they were closed. So I called to make sure and the girl working seemed stressed, so I assumed that was why she seemed short with me. I understand, not her fault. Just maybe give them more help at night? I work in the food industry, so I don't blame the girl. Just an observation More...

R
20 June 2018

Ordered here for the second. Love the convenience of being able to order online and customize it without any extra costs. They allow you to do 2, half orders of any of their pizzas for one costs which is great when you have picky eaters at home . So we've ordered half cheese for the kids and whatever speciality pizza we want to try and it's a win win for all. The pizza is good. Not the best I've had, but it's good. And if you're looking for a good, inexpensive dinner at the beginning of the week, they offer a $5 off large pizza Monday- Wednesday. For $11 and some change for a cheese pizza- it's a no brainer. The garlic knots sounds amazing, one day I'll bite the bullet and try them. Also, though I haven't  had their brownies, they're huge and for $3 I don't think you can go wrong (unless they're gross, but they're brownies- how can one go wrong?). Pick is usually fast, within 30 mins. By the time you place an order, get in the car and drive over- pizza is ready to go. More...

W
14 June 2018

Finally Had the Vodka Pizza &  Half Pepperoni & Half Sausage today...Looking forward to trying other toppings...Cheers!

K
13 June 2018

Found our new favorite pizza place!! Everyone is friendly each time we go. The best pizza, in my humble opinion, is the Detroit Style with sausage. The combination of the crispy crust, with the crunchy cheesy edges put it over the top!! More...

J
7 June 2018

We ordered from Via tonight, they had great stuffed bread, we my ordered the meatball one and my boys loved it. I ordered the arugula salad with pear and goat cheese and  it was tasty, the dressing was yummy and light. I ordered the arugula Bianca with the Chicago cracker crust and it was inedible. The crust was brunt and the pizza tasted like burnt garlic. The manager was very kind and sent a new pizza with the New York crust which she said was better. It was and was delicious. Also their cinnamon knots were a treat!!!! More...

M
18 May 2018

This is the best pizza place around! I will definitely order here again! Not only was the person taking my order very nice and friendly he was so patient and informative with all my questions I asked about the menu. We ordered the New York pizza and the margarita pizza( don't think I'm spelling it right). Anyway the crust was just the right amount of chewy and thin just like New York pizzas the sauce was excellent very rich and flavorful which complimented the mozzarella cheese. Toppings were excellent just the right amount of sausage pepperoni and veggies unlike other pizza places which haphazardly throw all the toppings on. Their pizza I feel is handcrafted and really made thoughtfully. I also ordered pizelles (again don't think I'm spelling it right) taste just like my Italian friend's gramma! I'm gonna try there appetizers next time!! So happy to have found this place and they deliver to cary too!! More...

D
6 April 2018

This is the best pizza in the Cary-Grove area! La Pizza Via does a great job running specials throughout the month so there are great bargains to be had! My family always gets the cinnamon knots for a "healthy" dessert to wash down the delicious pizza. More...

C
9 March 2018

If you have not ordered from this place, you are TOTALLY missing out!! By far, the best tasting and most unique pizza place in the burbs! !  I hope and pray they stay open for a very long time! This place is my family's favorite pizza place and we eat pizza every weekend! Awesome!! More...

B
1 March 2018

This is the absolutely the best pizza joint I have found in the entire NW suburbs!!!   I have been a repeat "takeout" customer ever since they opened.  Standard order is: one large Cheese, and one large Pepperoni.  I grew up on NY style pizza and could never really "get into" the thick bread style Chicago pizza everyone up here eats ...and apparently "loves".  It's just not the same.  Let me tell you, for me, "pizza nirvana" has been found and it's name is "La Pizza Via"!!!   It took more than 15 years of pizza disappointment (yes, I moved here from FL) to finally stumble upon a real NY Style pizza place that just makes my mouth water every time I think about folding one over one of those slices, and taking a bite. The  Management Team is awesome.  These guys really care about their product and their customers.  I remember way back to probably my 5th order - when I got home, as my family and I started to dig into the pies we noticed that the crust was very different (more like your bready standard Chicago style!).  My wife called about the order and asked if they changed their dough.  Management said no, apologized, and immediately asked if they could "comp" a free pie on our next order.  Wow!  Needless to say, we did not give up on them and our "next order" was again back to FANTASTIC.   ...and It has been that way ever since.  The La Pizza Via Team is the greatest!  - Our family wishes you amazing success.  Sincerely, Thank you! More...

M
28 January 2018

Our first time here and we loved it!  Superb job on the NY pizza!!  Felt like I was back in Manhattan!!

C
26 January 2018

DE-licious! Best pizza in the neighborhood. The sauce is flavorful, a little on the sweet side. Don't know if they do a spicy sauce. The thin crust pizza is just right. My husband claims it has good "tooth". Service is always quick and friendly. They are also reasonably priced. Will be back! More...

J
22 January 2018

Best gluten free pizza I've ever had!  crust was so crispy.  The tomato sauce they use has such a fresh tomato flavor! I will be back!

S
13 January 2018

This place is great! Not really a place to sit and eat (they have two small tables). But the pizza is delicious, the facility is clean and easy to find, and the service is super polite!!!

M
6 January 2018

This may be the best pizza place in the area. And, if you like New York Style pizza an added bonus (but certainly not limited to that). Definitely our go to for delivery, hands down, and do not even really consider others anymore. Highly recommend.  Many great standard options, I think it's the Smoking Via, is out of this world, absolutely fantastic and a craving type of pizza! Great wings as well, a homegrown recipe I believe. If you like supporting local, this will be one of your places, great ownership and was very easy to deal with when I ordered via Yelp and an error happened. You won't be disappointed in the food, a hidden gem! More...

S
5 January 2018

Pizza is amazing, you can't go wrong no matter what you order, I've carried out pizza on three separate occasions and somehow each time is better than the last, and I thought the first time was great! The new haven crust is my favorite! More...

R
28 December 2017

They have the best gluten free crust anywhere in this area. This isn't the standard  cardboard crust that is bought from the pizza distributor. It is a corn bread type of crust that they must make (I am not sure if they buy it or actually make it) since I haven't seen this type of crust around here. If you need gluten-free, I recommend trying their gluten free pizza! More...

T
11 December 2017

Try it and you will love it.  That simple.  Their pizza is to die for and their wings are the best I've had in a very long time.  In my opinion this is the best pizza shop in McHenry County!  Very nice staff, quick delivery, and look at all the ways they volunteer locally.  We will be back, have been back, and will continue to come back!! More...

K
24 November 2017

This place is the bomb. I so love that Yelp helps me find all the best spots I never would hear about otherwise. I used to live in Chicago- out here in the NW burbs. And wanted to order some gluten free pizza in a big way. The ratings on Yelp obviously made this place a yes, and I'm glad we ordered. I got 2 gluten free pizzas- one Caprese style for my mom to try and I got one with like EVERYTHING on it. The delivery was right about an hour- very friendly and professional guy- and the pizza was DELISH. In fact, I'm thinking, no, I KNOW we will be ordering again today!! Highly recommend and will update my review later if we try some new stuff! YUM. More...

L
17 October 2017

Hands down my and my husbands favorite pizza in the burbs. It's absolutely perfect and they offer different pizza styles (NY, Detroit, etc. ) We drive 30 minutes to pick it up without even thinking about it. Reading he reviews others agree. I also love that when there is a negative experience with a patron the owner is always super professional and more than willing to make it up. That's what I call smart business and great customer service. Do yourself a favor and order a pie from here, you won't regret it. More...

M
14 October 2017

Wow. I don't normally leave Yelp reviews, but this place is legit. We ordered delivery two nights in a row while we were staying at Good Shepherd for the birth of our daughter.  Amazing stuffed breads. Amazing cinnamon knots. More...

N
7 October 2017

I ordered the Detroit style and it was so perfect! Very different from all the other pizza places around here.  The pizza is so thick, bready and cheesy. The dipping sauce that came with it was delicious. It was so filling that we had plenty leftover, we enjoyed it for a few days.The delivery person was prompt and courteous. No complaints at all, I highly recommend this place and plan to try other pizzas in the future. More...

C
5 October 2017

Probably the best pizza I've had in the cary/frg area! Great customer service, fast delivery and fantastic food! Will definitely order again soon!

K
20 September 2017

Love their pizza and spinach salad. Reasonably priced and great portion sized. Flavorful. Employees are helpful and well aware of how to run a business.

L
27 August 2017

WOW. Sometimes you just want a fresh Margherita pizza and artisan inspired salad. La Pizza Via delivered just that.  Not only was the NY style Margherita pizza to die for but the spinach salad was also really flavorful. The best part was that my husband got enjoy his more classic style thin crust sausage and pepperoni. Love that this place is different/dynamic while still having classic favorites. Really excited to have a place like this in Cary. More...

K
1 August 2017

Saw this place while driving by and needed a new pizza place to try. Soooo happy we tried it! Got a pizza and a calzone. Very tasty and well worth it. Can't wait to order again from there! More...

V
19 July 2017

La Pizza Via has THE BEST pizza I've ever had.  Their pizza sauce is amazing!  Their customer service is exceptional.  A happy returning custoner

K
10 July 2017

I am simply blown away. Flabbergasted in the most positive way possible. Jeff Valentino is an owner with passion and pride for his product and craft. I had a mediocre experience eight days ago at La Pizza Via. My gut told me it was an off night. We all have them. I, more than most I reckon. I took to Yelp not to flame but to share disappointment. Being from Newtown CT I do not subscribe to what Midwesterners refer to as pizza. I was looking for a pie in the New York vein. I just didn't get it that evening and chalked it up to perhaps another plains' state that doesn't get New England.....no no. Jeff gets it quite well. Here is where it gets a bit jaw dropping in today's times. In today's safe space of social media and technological curtains Jeff didn't give me the middle finger. He asked if we could try again-----on him. Um. Free pizza. With an eight month pregnant wife at home. I'm game. Jeff drove from FRG to my home in the Hawthorn Woods area. Not only did he bring a great pie. He brought some sides too-----on him because of an off night. The pizza was divine. It felt like I was near the Yale campus in New Haven or the North End in Boston. Hallelujah. A man who gets pizza right. It reminded me a bit of 'Piece' in the city or Bazbeaux in Indianapolis----the highest of accolades I could give. The garlic knots were a sinful, divine, culinary creation with no filter. It was a total 180 from eight days prior. There are many pizza places to try in the northern burbs. Bluntly put-----most don't have a clue. La Pizza Via gets it. Jeff Valentino gets it. In a business of fickle and fleeting as the restaurant one, I predict large things for this establishment. The product is great. The people running the show are even better. This will be the only place my family gets pizza from now on. I'll drive a little longer for ethics and class. More...

K
9 July 2017

Quality service. Staff is very friendly, and the pizza is pretty good. If you like thinner crust pizza, or the kind of pizza that leaves a bit of flour on our hands (my favorite kind), this should satisfy your craving!

C
30 June 2017

The only thing I can think with the negative reviews is people not understanding what ny style pizza is because this place was great! ! Loved the pizza, my mother got the garlic knot meatball sliders and loved those. Delivery came in a timely manner on a Friday. Literally the only criticism is that the online ordering doesn't show the same menu so we had to call in to get a cheese ny pizza but that's pretty minor. We will be ordering from here again!! More...

R
20 June 2017

I ordered delivery simply based on the picture in the business profile on Yelp!. My friend is in the hospital at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and I wanted to send her caregivers a special treat. Called La Pizza Via without even looking at the menu. Told them I wanted the "pizza roll" (what we call them here in Ohio) and the wonderful woman who answered my call walked me through the menu until we found what I was talking about. The "pinwheel" is what my Ohio friends will know as a "pizza roll" and is basically pizza dough rolled up with spinach, pepperoni, or some other meat I can't remember now, and cheese and after it's baked, cut into slices. Pizza rolls or pinwheel, whatever you call it, it's tasty. ;)I ordered 2, the spinach and the pepperoni and when I asked for them to be delivered to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital the woman on the phone took some time to figure out the exact address and even what entrance to deliver it to - so much appreciated!!!! She even told me she would be the one running the delivery. That personal touch means so much. The delivery arrived in under 40-minutes and was much appreciated. I grew up in a pizza shop. My dad had a delivery/carry-out service for 17-years. I lov the personal touch and great service from La Pizza Via. Many thanks! More...

A
8 June 2017

I'm giving 5 stars because the only negative aspects hinged on our poor ordering skills and nothing this pizza joint did wrong.  Look at this as more of a warning. Our preference for pizza revolves around 2 things. Thick doughy crust and abundant cheese.  Unfortunately, my wife and I both buckled at the knees in our kitchen when we opened the box expecting cheesy deliciousness and found that Sicilian pizza is not traditionally inclusive of cheese.  Holy broken spirits.  Just know what you are ordering! Quick easy delivery! More...

T
27 April 2017

The best takeout food in the Barrington area, bar none. The Caesar salad will rival any five star restaurant we have ever been too, and is simply amazing. Great sandwiches, The pizza is incredible, and sets the standard for what great pizza should be. I ordered the Margherita pizza, and added bacon, onion, and artichokes to it. Absolutely scrumptious! The best part of all, they deliver, and it gets to our house in a very reasonable period of time, usually less than 45 minutes. Support this great establishment! More...

B
26 April 2017

Congrats La Pizza Via!  Great pizza, great stuffed bread .... next I try a sandwich.  Well done.  We needed something like this in town.  In addition to great food, thanks for supporting our community by sponsoring local programs! More...

S
7 February 2017

Went in here for a 2 slice lunch special and I wasn't overly impressed. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great. I decided to give them another chance by ordering a made to order pizza on Superbowl Sunday and I couldn't have been happier. I called when they opened and they had my pizza ready for me exactly when I wanted it. Pizza tasted great. I enjoyed it more than Lou Malnati's thin crust pizza. If you're thinking about giving this place a try, order a made to order pizza, skip the lunch special. Can't wait to get another pizza from here. More...

N
4 February 2017

Great lil family owned pizza place!! Its def NY style which is a nice change..only thing we didn't like was the stuffed bread things should have had option of different sauces but they said they are working on it and the price is a bit steep.

A
30 January 2017

I ordered from Yelp's Eat 24 for the first time and accidentally put in the wrong zip code. Wrong zip? No problem. The driver was super patient and drove the 7 miles to my house. The pizza was still hot!! Let's talk about the pizza... can I just say holy yum?! We ordered a large Sicilian pan pizza, half arugula, ricotta & prosciutto, the other half pepperoni. They are so precise that they called me to verify if I wanted the arugula & prosciutto pre or post oven. Now THAT is paying attention to the details. It was one of the best pizzas I have had since moving to IL, and could easily feed 4-6 people. With a side of the stuffed bread with Stromboli meat, I was overjoyed that I decided to cheat on my diet with this place. We will be back!! More...

K
25 January 2017

Woohoo!! Boyfriend and I found our Specialty Pizza place go to nearby. Have had it twice and both times perfection. The first time I got their Gluten Free Crust & the Arugula Bianca Via and it was amazing and filling. Loved the Ricotta on it and I usually don't like crust but this one I love. It has a chewiness to it and its just tasty and like I said more filling. Then the second time I tried their White Clam Pizza with Gluten Free Crust and the toppings were such a great combination!!! I was nervous at first.. but the clam on it is chopped up good and with bacon its perfect. Boyfriend got their square Sicilian Margarita and loved it.  Both Times got pizza delivered and it was quick. Kind of pricey but pizza in general seems more expensive when you add toppings and such. Highly recommend ! More...

L
14 January 2017

I love this place! The crust is chewy and delish! Everything is fresh and so tasty! If your a mushroom lover you must try the mushroom via! My favorite for sure!! I have tried sausage and spinach stuffed bread, Stromboli stuffed bread. And the chicken parm stuffed bread. You cannot go wrong with any! Hard for me to order any other pizza since the mushroom is soooooo good! Margarita pizza was good too. Love love love!! More...

J
12 January 2017

I had the lunch special 2 slices of cheese pizza and a can of pop for 5 bucks and that included tax very good deal. That style of Pizza reminds me of Marissas (in Northbrook) which one slice is  the same size as the two slice this spot gave me. isn't NY style supposed to be folding pizza in half like Marissas as two pizza slices I wasn't able to fold them? The pizza had less cheese than Marissas hence no grease for me which was a plus and I didn't have the heavy feeling in my stomach, another plus... Reason of 1 star loss. Having the menu behind the counter and when I asked for it and quickly not finding variety i saw on FB when i forgot to grab it with me to sit down from the counter. They quickly put it away I didnt even see the sandwiches or other options I saw on FB page and the board did not have anything listed just pictures and the center one had FB logo on it. They need more work on presentation and menus. They got great potential.  Parking lot is one of the worst designed one in the area. I might come back to try other stuff as the sandwiches pictured looked decent. More...

J
6 January 2017

There are not many mom and pop restaurants around this area. So it was really a leap of faith to see whether this place has what it takes. Just finished our 4th meal there in a month. It is SOOOO good that I already consider this place a hidden gem around this neighborhood. The stuffed bread, pizza all very comparable even to the quality at Eataly in Chicago where I go for true Italian style pizza. The dough are all freshly crafted rather than those mass production you find at the chain stores. Be aware though, if you want those cardboard boxes crusty bread like texture for the dough, stay with those pizza chains..... this is a close to true Italian style thin crust that is suppose to be a bit elastic and chewy. In fact, I had asked the owner to specially made those true Italian dough for me and he said he can tailor that as a special order!! They should be rewarded for staying true to real pizza making and being unique in the neighborhood....... More...

K
4 December 2016

Wow! This pizza is really good. We ordered the Buffalo chicken pizza and it showed up super fast and super hot. This will be my go to from now on!

M
27 November 2016

Stopped by just for the heck of it. Had been avoiding pizza for the past few months due to the desire to stay 'low carb'. What a pleasant surprises ! Clean interior. Friendly staff. Owner gave us a couple slices of garlic cheese bread while we waited. Pizza was great! Not 'Chicago' style. More Sicilian or Neopolitan. Ingredients were fresh. Price reasonable. Definitely will go back! More...

S
21 November 2016

All I can say is WOW! We just tried this place for the 1st time and it was amazing! The pizza was authentic New york style pizza and the garlic knots were simply fantastic. It was worth the drive from Algonquin and you have gained customers for life! More...

B
21 November 2016

It's all about those garlic knots!!!!! They are so good! We also ordered the arugula via pizza. It was very good! It's NY style and different from our typical Chicagoland regulars.  The crust is soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. The flavor was excellent.  Looking forward to coming back and trying some different toppings. More...

S
20 November 2016

I don't think there are words to describe how delicious our pizza was! The crust is light weight and fluffy and the flavor was extraordinary! It's great to have this family run business in our small town! More...

M
4 November 2016

Wow!  New to the neighborhood...and the garlic knots, pizza, is amazing.  A Whole different style that any place else around.  GREAT service...and prompt..  great place More...

B
29 October 2016

La Pizza Via! Holy crap is this place good! We just tried the round thin crust sausage / pep, the wings, chicken parm and sausage/spinach stuffed bread. And man was it all amazing! First off, the wings are honestly some of the best we have tasted in the area. The pizza tasted fantastic with super fresh ingredients. And I will save the best for last! The STUFFED BREAD was LIFE CHANGING!Please support this business. Throw your piles of Money at it and never look back! Wow! More...

J
26 October 2016

Best pizza ever!!! Last time we ordered we got a  prosciutto pizza and the caprese salad, both were out of this world. Seriously I can't wait to try more of their food!

N
11 October 2016

Had to pick up a quick supper for a house-bound friend. Checked Yelp for pizza takeout nearby. Found La Pizza Via -- and WHAT A FIND! Every bit as good as prior Yelpers said. Unusual combos, light and flavorful, a real change from the "all you can cram on the crust" type. I picked up a 12" Smoking La Via pizza and it was plenty for two of us (with a slice left over), reasonably priced, and DELICIOUS! Highly recommended for folks getting off the train in Barrington, Fox River Grove, Cary or Crystal Lake. More...

S
15 September 2016

For NY pizza, it's pretty good, better than la Famiglia and others similar pizza joints in NYC. Staff is friendly, easy to park, and heck, the owner even delivers when needed. Great Place!!!

M
13 September 2016

My favorite pizza place in the area. I really like vodka via pizza! They have the best customer service too

B
5 September 2016

The pan (square) pizza should not be missed, excellent. 8/25/2017 update: We have lately tried the Mushroom Via pizza, our new favorite. With an alfredo sauce that does a wonderful job of enhancing the mushroom taste, highly recommended. More...

M
2 September 2016

Loved my mushroom sausage no cheese pizza!! I chose the round.  Staff was friendly, pizza was dine when they said it would be.  No problem.  I'd go back and recommend it to all!!! ***today I ordered same no cheese with sausage and mushrooms.  And my husband got one with same toppings with cheese.  The crust was so crispy.  We love it.  We are big fans!!!! :) As for the cheese alternative, I'm not a huge fan would rather have it with no cheese.   So thanks and looking forward to trying the square one soon!!! :)***I'm updating my review once again. Today we tried the square pizza and it is excellent.  This is definitely our new fave pizza joint!!! Try it you won't be sorry and it's not greasy at all!!!! More...

C
20 August 2016

Deliciously fresh ingredients and super friendly pizza makers, thank you, La Pizza Via for coming to Fox River Grove. (My favorite iteration is the round spinach tomato garlic, the kids love pepperoni)

D
14 August 2016

Happy that this pizza place is 5 minutes from my home, because it is REALLY good! Ordered a Large pepperoni pizza, and garlic knots for pick-up. Everything was ready in 20 minutes. The garlic knots are amazing. We will definitely be going back. More...

K
12 August 2016

So far, I've tried the garlic knots, vodka via pizza and the buffalo chicken pizza and loved all three. The garlic knots are fluffy, buttery, salty goodness. I like that they're made with real garlic and not just a bunch of ground seasonings. They make them with cinnamon and sugar too, and I can't imagine how delish those probably are- they're on my list to try next!The vodka via is a very unique and delicious pizza. It's got a lot of different flavors going on, so much so that I don't miss the regular pizza sauce. The vodka sauce has great flavor, and the veggies on top only add more. Same thing with the buffalo pizza...so much flavor that you don't think twice about it not having regular sauce. The chicken on the buffalo pizza wasn't rubbery and fake like other places. I enjoy the fact that this place has the typical pepperoni or cheese pizzas, but you can also get something that you've probably never tried before- and it will be awesome! I'll definitely keep trying new things from this place, and I'll, of course, be ordering the things I've already tried again and again! Super yummy!! More...

J
9 August 2016

Decided to try this new pizza place out for the first time since it's right in my area. Placed my order. Wait time was only twenty minutes. Got there right on time and the pizza was also ready right on time. Fresh out of the oven. I had ordered a 12" margherita pizza for $11 dollars which seems about the average price to me. The pizza didn't come with any basil on top. Perhaps I have to order that in addition next time. Everything else was pretty delicious! The crust tasted a bit on the cheaper side, still yummy regardless.Overall, I'd like to go back here and check out more things on the menu. While it might not be my favorite pizza place locally, I've only been here once and still forming my opinion. More...

E
6 August 2016

Finally the perfect pizza place right at 22 & NW Hwy!  We ordered 2 pizzas (square) which made it super fun for the kids.  We are all about the sauce and pizza crust and both were delicious.  I don't know how they did it but the pizzas were piping hot even after our drive home.  We ordered the standard pepperoni because of the kids but I cannot wait to try a specialty pizza --I have my eye on the Vodka Via Pizza!  It looks awesome!  I'm excited about the wings, too. More...

M
5 August 2016

I don't write many reviews, but have to make special mention here. Brand new place in an incognito strip mall - not sure where this guy is trained, but pizza and calzone were bonkers good! Felt like I was in Brooklyn or Naples with the quality and taste. Very friendly folks running the place. Coming back every time I'm in Chicago burbs! More...

K
4 August 2016

Awesome!  The pizza is just great and reminds me of home.  The Stromboli  was amazing.  We will definitely be back.

B
2 August 2016

Delicious delicious delicious. We had the margherita pizza and the garlic knots. It's high quality yumminess. We usually go to rosatis but will be making the extra trip here regularly from here on out.

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