Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Mon.-Sat.
It takes between 90 and 120 seconds to cook a pizza in the 750-degree bell-shaped brick oven in the back of the sunlit dining room. Glass windows into the bustling kitchen provide dinner and a show, as pizza makers twirl and toss dough into frivolously thin disks that bubble and scar in the intense heat. Go for the pizza, stay for the whole package, including pasta, fresh sauces, salads, and a jewel-toned array of gelatos. Porta Via offers a family-friendly taste of Italy in a cheerful atmosphere or — as the name implies in Italian — for carry-out.