Via Vite

4.7
3976 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.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
What 3976 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SaraD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Via Vite! We always have the best experience and the best food.

Via Vite
Responded a day ago

Hi Sara!! Thank you so much for the kind words and for taking a moment to leave us some feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and staff was friendly! :) Food was amazing. Thank you for a nice evening.

Via Vite
Responded a day ago

Hi there, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We appreciate you taking a moment to review us and hope to see you again soon :)

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Service101
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and cocktails! Great service too!!

Via Vite
Responded a day ago

Hi there, thank you so much for the kind words and review !

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to Via Vite having heard great things about the place. My husband & I were greeted by hostess and seated promptly at an upstairs table. The service was excellent , the dinner was excellent and we enjoyed the whole experience!
It won’t be long before we make a visit back to Via Vite!

Via Vite
Responded a day ago

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

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Drew72
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food. Service reasonably good although other customer seemed to have a monopoly on our server’s time.
Was surprised at lack of transparency… offered bread as an appetizer ( not on menu), accepted bread ( delicious)
And surprised there was a 5 $ charge ( we were not told it would be 5 $, not transparent, and certainly would have taken the rest home since we paid extra for it. Hopefully the staff enjoyed our leftovers.

Via Vite
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Drew, thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you return soon :) We are sorry to hear that you felt there was lack of transparency due to the bread situation, however the Allez Bread we offer is listed on our menu with pricing included. We apologize for any confusion and hope to see you again soon!

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JimS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was outstanding! The service was young, inexperienced but trying awful hard! Toby the GM seemed young but we saw him constantly coaching his young staff. The fig goat cheese app was spectacular, the boloanas was best in town!
Only wish they had a Caesar salad!

Via Vite
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Jim, thank you for the kind review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the seafood risotto, awesome. Wife had swordfish, very good. Will be back

Via Vite
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for the kind review!

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vipCCssss
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was new but very efficient and helpful. The pasta dish she recommended was outstanding!

Via Vite
Responded on July 20, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Dinner was fantastic and service was top notch. We will definitely be going back.

Via Vite
Responded on July 20, 2021

Hi there, thank you for the kind words and review :)

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Miskn
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from everyone, delicious dinner….can’t wait to go back

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BarryJ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic from the service to the meal! We will definitely be back!!

Via Vite
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for your feedback Barry!

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IndyCustomer
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing, food was made with intention and high attention to detail, drinks delicious, courses delivered quickly. 10/10!

Via Vite
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you again soon :)

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ChadC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner experience to celebrate out daughters birthday. Food was delicious, but a bit high priced.

Via Vite
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hi Chad, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again soon :)

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic time. A last-minute reservation that we will not forget. Annie, our server, was absolutely amazing. The food was incredible! (I recommend indulging in the four-course tasting with paired wines) The chef that prepared our food that night deserves some recognition: the food was amazingly balanced, fragrant, and flavorful.

I want to say thank you to the staff for being so gracious to our party; you don't know how much that dinner meant to us.

We will definitely be eating here again! It's my new favorite hidden gem in Cincinnati!

Via Vite
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hi Elizabeth, thank you so much for the kind words and review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again soon :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Christian’s restaurants. Amazing!

Via Vite
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you for the kind words! :)

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JavierD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great food

Via Vite
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thank you for the five stars Javier!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at Via Vite. Our server, Dustin, was so awesome!! The owner came around and checked on everyone’s tables. We felt very welcome and will definitely make this a regular spot!!

Via Vite
Responded on July 9, 2021

Hi there, thank you so much for the kind words and review! We hope to see you again soon :)

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service in a great atmosphere.

Via Vite
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you for the kind review Patrick!

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vipccurran
Cincinnati
366 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a beautiful night to be at Fountain Square. WE had a most enjoyable time.

Via Vite
Responded on July 3, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again soon :)

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ItalianFoodLovers
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great dining experience again! We were celebrating a special occasion with our family. Our seat in the dining room was perfect. We ordered 4 unique pasta entrees. All were outstanding. Andrew, our server, made excellent food and drink recommendations, and his service was superb (as was the trainee’s working with him). Thank you for a wonderful meal and memories!

Via Vite
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us :) we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

We ordered the “Tasting Experience,” which the waiter said was amazing.

The first and second course were very good, but they were both potato-focused dishes and the portions were very small. You would think that they would mix it up and not serve potatoes as both the first and second course.

Next, it took forever to get our third course, which was a tiny piece of overcooked salmon (like a 1/4th of a piece) with a little sauce and greens on top. Yes, it was tasty, but inadequate. We literally waited almost an hour for the third course to arrive.

The entire night, we had to ASK, “Where is our waiter? Where is our next course? Can we get a drink refill?”

And, we are not hard to please. We are very patient. The waiter basically said he was sorry, he was slammed. The kitchen was slammed, etc. But, nothing was done to improve the situation.

We definitely will not go back here. We are foodies and eat out all over the city and the country. And, I try to never leave any negative reviews.

However, this food was overpriced, the service was terrible, and nobody bothered to make anything better.

Not impressed at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great place!
Service is very good and the food is amazing

Via Vite
Responded on July 2, 2021

Thank you so much for the five stars! :)

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Eclecticdiner1
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good!

Via Vite
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you for your feedback!

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KevinW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my wife's birthday. Our server was very attentive and friendly. We were pleasantly surprised when Chef Pietoso came to our table to see how we were doing. We had a very nice chat with him. My wife and I both had the lamb shank and it was wonderful. The meat just melted off of the bone. We could have shared one as we each ended up eating half and took the rest home. The polenta with the lamb was great too. We got the broccolini and mushroom gratin as sides. My wife loved the mushroom gratin. For dessert my wife had the raspberry bravesa and it was dreamy. I had the caramel sea salt ice cream and peanut butter ice cream (that was my favorite). It seems like a place that you would celebrate a special occasion so we went to the right place.

Via Vite
Responded on July 1, 2021

Hi Kevin, thank you so much for the kind review :) We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon to celebrate another special occasion with us!

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AmerasianSensation
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Family in town. We wanted a nice dinner. The ambiance was great as was the food.

Via Vite
Responded on July 2, 2021

Thank you for the kind review! We'll try and earn that extra star next time :)

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excite Staff and Food

Via Vite
Responded on June 30, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The food was amazing, but we got tricked into a lot of up-charges. The server kept offering things that ended up costing us on the bill. Would you like bread for the table? It’s an Italian restaurant and the server offered us bread for the table. We assumed it was part of the meal. She didn’t go through all of the items on the menu offering them. But then she got us again with “would you like meatballs on your bolognese?”. We felt very scammed by the end of the meal. Even though the food was great, I will think twice about going back.

Via Vite
Responded on July 1, 2021

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are sorry to hear that you felt tricked into up-charges, that is never our intention. It is our severs responsibility to offer any menu additions that could improve our guests overall experience; additionally all of the prices of our menu additions are carefully listed and displayed on our menu for our guests to review. We apologize for any misunderstanding and hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

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KellyS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. We made a reservation, arrived a few minutes early but were seated immediately. Our waiter Andrew was fantastic detailing the 4course chef experience and we went with that! Loved it. Will be back!

Via Vite
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you KellyS for the amazing review, we will definitely pass along your kind words to Andrew!

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ScottH
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 7:00 reservations and were seated outside on the second level overlooking Fountain Square. Great table, band was playing on the Square with lots of Reds fans walking around. Sarah was our server, she did a great job. Everyone’s meal was splendid with great taste, tried everyone’s meal. Enjoyed the wine list as well. We will go back soon. Thank you!

Via Vite
Responded on June 29, 2021

ScottH- Thank you for the kind review! We're glad you enjoyed everything and will pass your kind words along to Sarah!

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CorieS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our celebration was a bachelorette party dinner..from the moment we walked in the door the staff, food and entire experience was incredible.. food outstanding.!! We sat outdoors under cover ..it was perfect view of fountain square..
We will be back ..

Via Vite
Responded on June 29, 2021

CorieS, we are glad you guys enjoyed celebrating your bachelorette party with us! Thank you for the review and kind words

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JamesG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Been happy each time we have visited. Try the Sea Food Risotto.

Via Vite
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you JamesG for the review!

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Jennifer
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! We appreciated that there was a kids menu available.

Via Vite
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you for the kind review Jennifer, we will always make sure the kids are taken care of!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely adore this restaurant. The owner Christian is completely fabulous, when he is there he takes individual specialized moments to be in touch with every single table. I appreciate that so much as it’s refreshing to see someone who loves their business, whom also appreciates his clientele. We typically have a server who is also named Christian and he’s fantastic. The food is delightful, the staff courteous and kind, the atmosphere is incredible; You won’t be disappointed. I always feel very well taken care of here.

Via Vite
Responded on June 29, 2021

We are very glad you enjoyed everything during your experience with us! Thank you, Via Vite team

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Suzy1
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and the service was exceptional!
Still remains a favorite of ours!

Via Vite
Responded on June 29, 2021

Suzy1- Thank you for the stars and the kind words!

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KimF
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Date Night, only down fall was we were seated next to a business meeting so I felt like we were talking business all night.

Via Vite
Responded on June 29, 2021

KimF- Thank you for the 5-star review, we are glad you enjoyed everything else!

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LoriW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We”ve been wanting to go to Via Vite on Tuesday for their bolognese special for a long time and finally were able to. Pasta, salad and bread for $12. Ate on the piazza and the evening couldn’t have better. Kelly was awesome and her smile and bubbly personality added to our experience. The bolognese was excellent as usual and the white table clothes added to the wonderful ambiance.

Via Vite
Responded on June 24, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and 5-stars LoriW. We can't wait to have you back in!

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vipJNCh
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

While the food was well prepared, some of our dishes were heavily salted, almost too salty to eat. We had requested low salt with our orders, but the kitchen seemed to ignore our request. Service was excellent.

Via Vite
Responded on June 24, 2021

JNCh - We're glad you enjoyed service overall and very sorry to hear about the salt content in your dishes. We strive to satisfy all tastes and we will definitely seek to gain those stars next time you dine in!

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vipTobilicious
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!

Via Vite
Responded on June 24, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review Tobilicious! We're glad you enjoyed everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, I didnt get our servers name but she was so good at describing the plates that we ordered entrees to go as well! The gnocchi was dedeacant! My friend has the lamb shank and really enjoyed it, another friend has seafood risotto and the Brussels sprouts were perfect!

Via Vite
Responded on June 24, 2021

Thank you for the Five-star review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed everything and we can't wait to have you back!

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EmilyH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service in an elegant and cozy atmosphere.

Via Vite
Responded on June 24, 2021

EmilyH- Thank you for the kind words and the stars.

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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 3976 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.