A lot of the customers seemed like regulars and ordered carryout, but there's actually a few tables outside and a whole dining area adjacent to where you order so it's more than comfortable to dine in.
On a recent Wednesday, we picked out a seat at a large table and went through the menu.
They ship in gluten-free crust from Connecticut, which seemed at first to be an odd thing to do, until we tasted the gluten-free pepperoni ($14.50). I think we have a new favorite there, and we tried it across McHenry County.
We also ordered a few appetizers, the baked mozzarella sticks ($10) and the chicken tenders ($8.50) with barbecue sauce.
In both cases, you expect to get the regular versions on these order, but La Pizza Via is anything but that. They make their own signature marinara sauce and the breaded mozzarella sticks were clearly hand-breaded, with a much softer outer feel than a normal mozzarella sticks.
And the cheese was perfectly melted inside.