Via Vite

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$30 and under
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Italian
Via Vite is a contemporary Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati right on Fountain Square. Our menu features Chef Cristian's creative spin on Italian cuisine using the best locally sourced ingredients available. Via Vite is the ideal spot for a quick lunch or a lively dinner with friends. We have private rooms available for all size groups and types of events.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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drewsg
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Penne Bolognese was amazing. Great service by Andrew. Overall amazing experience.

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vipHouse
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Trent was excellent server. Food was tasty. The lamb shank was very tender. Soups were great. Drinks maybe a bit pricey. Would definitely go back.

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vipdenac
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants with good food and ambience.

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MartinM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Food was excellent no complaints.

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JibbyB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a great pleasure to dine at Via Vite. The chef, Christian, and his team are a great way to spend an evening.

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viphappilyretired
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lamb Shank with risotto was excellent! The precautions implemented for COVID made our entire table feel safe and at ease! The picturesque tri-fold screens placed in-between tables kept us at a comfortable social distance. All of the staff were extremely friendly under their appropriately worn masks! (i.e., nose and mouth were covered at all times.) We will definitely be back for more!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was a fantastic dining experience as usual. To aid in distancing, they used very chic dividers instead of clear plastic like many other restaurants are using. Found out that Friday is lasagna night, and it was the beat lasagna I have ever had! This place can not be beat.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christian and his staff make us very welcome and the varied menu always excells. Our "go-to" in downtown Cincinnati.

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Via Vite was fantastic. The gnocchi is always on point!

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Katrina
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

I booked a table for my parents 65th Wedding Anniversary June 25th, at 7pm. We were greeted enthusiastically and seated quickly (no one there, COVID-19). The server and the hostess were great, and made a nice recognition for my parents anniversary. The food is a different story. We ordered the veal meatballs appetizer. They came lukewarm, not even that, really. They were burnt, and covered with a weird sauce, probably to mask the burned meat, and not tender at all. The orecchiette had a kale pesto that was not pleasant. Very bitter, tasted awful. Stick to an authentic basil pesto! I shared the seafood risotto with my mother, and the “seafood taste” was off putting. Was seafood fresh? My sister did say her salmon was “just right.” The cook should rethink that menu. The entire menu is way overpriced. The music was too loud, and on a lousy loop of old rock music, but not the good kind. My parents are elderly, and the ambiance was not comfortable nor soothing. Again, the server and hostess were terrific! They did send out an anniversary dessert, which was the best dish of all the food. The chocolate creme brûlée. The food was not worth the extremely high prices. It was a very disappointing dinner experience.

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Sassafrass
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first restaurant dining since covd19 quarantine.
Excellent preparation taken here for re-opening.
My Negroni was beautiful in its preparation and none has ever tasted better. Same to be said of the octopus appetizer. Slightly different plate than I was remembering and it was excellent!
My partner loved his peach gazpacho- a creative play on the traditional.
And the bucatini was perfect.

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rfc1
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Food and service. Great location, easy parking.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here to celebrate Fathers Day. We had a very enjoyable experience. Tables were spaced safely and comfortably apart. Service and food were excellent. We will definitely be back!