Via Vite

4.7
4013 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Via Vite is a Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati on Fountain Square with the largest outdoor dining space in the city. Our menu features Chef Cristian's creative spin on Italian cuisine using the best locally sourced ingredients available. We have private rooms available for all size groups and types of events.

*On New Year's Eve and Valentines day we only offer a pre-fix menu
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
What 4013 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
SM
StephanieM
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food - my out of town business partners were impressed. Loved the ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and management delivered an impeccable experience. The manager went above and beyond to exceed expectations and ensure that our table was given a full scale dining experience. Thank you!

Via Vite
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback!

Report
R
Radams
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience! The food was delicious. I highly recommend the Potato Soufflé! Our waiter and the manager even gave us free dessert because it was our first time there. Definitely will go back!

Via Vite
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, we are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We appreciate you taking the time to review us and hope to see you in again soon!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my young daughters went to a “fancy” restaurant. They had a great time. Our server was very nice and the food was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Via Vite was amazing as always. Cristian Pietoso’s restaurants are the best Italian spots in the Midwest. Real Italian food from an Italian immigrant. My wife loved the salmon and the seafood risotto was the best I’ve ever had, even beating some of the top spots in Chicago and NYC. Great atmosphere and service as well. You won’t find better.

Via Vite
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, we are so thrilled to hear that your experience with our restaurants was such a positive one. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us such kind feedback :)

Report
RL
RonL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Awesome food and Dustin did a great job w service. Noise from blender in bar area was annoying but overall a wonderful time. Look forward to our return.

Via Vite
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Ron, thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We appreciate your feedback :)

Report
g
vipgroceryboy
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Small but excellent menu. Good variety. Service was good, food was hot and served in a reasonable time. Very good wine list. Suggest reservations.

Via Vite
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you in again soon!

Report
B
Bill
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Via Vitte always goes out of their way to deliver the highest quality dining experience
I return time and time again. Their consistency is unparalleled with other establishments that I’ve visited within the city

Via Vite
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Bill, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We appreciate you raking the time to leave us such kind feedback, thank you!

Report
MS
MaryS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

Via Vite
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the five stars Mary!

Report
B
Bummed
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

While the pasta was delicious, I was quite disappointed that nothing was included in the $20-$30 entrees. I understand that restaurants have been impacted financially and did not expect salads and sides with the pasta. However- the fact that I needed to ask for bread and was charged for it - was quite different than I remember past experiences at Vie Vite. I had also checked the menu linked to Open Table prior to making a reservation, as I wanted to make sure there was variety for a picky 14-year old. I chose the restaurant because the linked dinner menu included a nice variety of flatbread pizzas. After inquiring when we noticed the menu had changed… our server shared they no longer offered them. Highly recommend they add them back. Or update Open Table menu link.

Via Vite
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, although we appreciate your feedback, we are disappointed to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. We would like a chance to make things better in the future. Please feel free to reach out to our manager at tobias@viaviterestaurant.co m - thank you -

Report
P
vipPatrick
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta with the sausage (I forget the name) was the best of the three dishes I tried.

Via Vite
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Patrick! Thank you so much for the kind words and review!

Report
SH
StephanieH
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always, knowledgeable waiter and very friendly. Wonderful experience.

Via Vite
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Stephanie, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such kind feedback! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon!

Report
W
dinerbeforeWicked
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience all around. really enjoyed the special menu with wine pairings in place for the production at the Arnoff.

Via Vite
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such kind words and review! We hope to see you in again soon!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Sam and outstanding food! Awesome!

Via Vite
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind review!

Report
c
castle
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding. Seems they are suffering a bit from staffing issues like most service industries right now, so I don't really fault them for it (it was mostly getting seated - the servers were pretty attentive and got us out on time for our play.)

Via Vite
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us :)

Report
AC
AustinC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb shank was out of this world!! I highly recommend you try it!

Via Vite
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for the kind review Austin!

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was great and the Lamb was superb!

Via Vite
Responded on November 30, 2021

We appreciate your feedback!

Report
f
vipfoodisfun
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our server was very attentive but the bruschetta was hard and the tagliatelle bolognese was heavy. We had not dined there for years but we felt it would be a nice place for an out of town guest. Frankly, it was disappointing.

Via Vite
Responded on November 30, 2021

Hi there, although we appreciate your feedback, we're not so happy to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. If you's like to share more details please email our manager at tobias@viaviterestaurant.co m - thank you -

Report
KT
KathrynT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Everything was fair to good.
Not as great as last time I was there.

Via Vite
Responded on November 30, 2021

Hi Kathryn, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback!

Report
JD
JaniceD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food….Bolognese was the best I’ve ever had and the fig and goat cheese bruschetta was to die for. Definitely will go back!!

Via Vite
Responded on November 30, 2021

Hi Janice, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Report
PC
PatriciaC
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent discussion on serving sizes and options

Via Vite
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for the five stars!

Report
MC
MegC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and the service was amazing! Our food was out so quickly! It was a little cold inside, but otherwise it was a great experience and we will definitely be back!

Via Vite
Responded on November 30, 2021

Hi Meg, thank you so much for the kind words and review! We hope to see you in again soon!

Report
SB
SueB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guests enjoyed the food and ambiance. We had good service and weren’t rushed.

Via Vite
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for your kind feedback Sue!

Report
AC
AlexClive
Des Moines
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find while in town for business. Terrific service, food was delicious! Seafood risotto was a standout.

Via Vite
Responded on November 30, 2021

Hi Alex, we appreciate your feedback!

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son was in town from LA and we always took him to Forno….we wanted him to try Christians other restaurant and he was very impressed with the food! Great time and dinner. Kelly, our server was amazing and attentive as well.

Via Vite
Responded on November 30, 2021

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us!

Report
TM
ThomasM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I want to recognize Sam for her service. She was exemplary. I've eaten there before and the food is always consistently good. Love those meatballs! Good selection of wine if you need it. Great variety in food with cost that is appropriate for a work budget.

Via Vite
Responded on November 30, 2021

Hi Thomas, thank you for taking the time to leave us such kind feedback! We hope to see you in again soon :)

Report
SD
StacyD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and the glass of wine were both excellent, it was my second time eating here and I would go back! the upstairs space was neat and enjoyable

Via Vite
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for your feedback!

Report
JS
JordanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Quite disappointed. Went with my wife and just about every aspect of the meal was subpar.

Ordered one glass of wine; took 15 minutes then came with a second. Not a big deal, but my wife is visibly pregnant, so maybe an alternative would have been nice.

Ordered two cups of soup; got two bowls. Was charged for bowls (I would have challenged this but we paid with a gift card so it wasn't a big deal).

Ordered the veal meatballs; inedible. Took two bites and no comment by waiter as to why. Again, if not for gift card would have challenged.

Ordered the seafood risotto; terrible. Ordered the vodka pasta dish; mediocre.

The bread, creme brule, and raspberry dessert were all quite good, but that's about it.

Overall definitely not somewhere I'd need to return.

Via Vite
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi Jordan, although we appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback, we are not pleased to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. We'd like a chance to make things better and the future and the opportunity to have you dine in with us again; Please feel free to email our manager at tobias@viaviterestaurant.co m - we's like to be able to change the experience of your next visit with us - thank you!

Report
JS
JulieS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Overall food underwhelming, pretty atmosphere but super overpriced.

Via Vite
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi there Julie, although we appreciate you leaving us feedback, we are not pleased to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. Would you be willing to share more in depth details about your experience with us? We would like a chance to make things better and the opportunity to have you dine in with us again; please feel free to email our manager at tobias@viaviterestaurant.co m - thank you for your time -

Report
PB
PeytonB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great and the location was very ideal for someone who was just visiting Cincinatti, no wait either

Via Vite
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi Peyton, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us !

Report
T
Trey
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i got the chefs 4 course recommended meal and it was outstanding

Via Vite
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi Trey, we are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again soon

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Seated immediately and attended to quickly.

Via Vite
Responded on November 16, 2021

We appreciate your kind feedback :)

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Samantha as our server and she was fantastic. The Bolognese was delicious and a generous portion. The gnocchi was as good as ever.

Via Vite
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi there, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback! We hope to see you in again soon :)

Report
l
laraa
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to go.

Via Vite
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for your feedback laraa!

Report
DW
vipDWK1
Cincinnati
204 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the seafood risotto and the bolognese. Goat cheese salad was also great along with the service. Looking forward to our next visit.

Via Vite
Responded on November 16, 2021

Hi there, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Via Vite. We hope to see you in again soon!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was fine but disappointing overall. Food was bland. Portion sizes were irregular. Two of ordered the same pasta dish but one serving was clearly larger than the other. Service was just ok. I know it’s a tough time for restaurants but they seemed a little inexperienced and lost, and we just expected more. Wait time for our table wasn’t bad, though. Ordered a salad that never arrived, but at least we weren’t charged for it. Dessert was honestly the best part of the meal. Probably won’t be back.

Via Vite
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi there, although we appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback we are not pleased to hear that your experience didn't meet your expectations. We strive to provide our guest with a great overall experience so we would like a chance to make things better. If you'd like to share more details please feel free to reach out to our manager at tobias@viaviterestaurant.co m for - thank you for your time -

Report
b
vipbtbott
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mama's lasagna!

Via Vite
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for the five star review!

Report
NA
NicoleA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Via Vite were excellent. Our waitress was especially helpful with finding a vegetarian option.

Via Vite
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and feedback Nicole!

Report
AR
vipARJ5488
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great - service was good - little noisy - tables super close together.

Via Vite
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you for the kind feedback!

Report
t
tommyj11
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food gear service and atmosphere. Our Cincinnati favorite

Via Vite
Responded on November 2, 2021

We appreciate your kind feedback Tommy :)

Report

FAQs

Via Vite offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 721-8483.

Via Vite is rated 4.7 stars by 4013 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.