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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FoodloverfromOhio
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the bolognese with homemade pasta! We will definitely return to get that dish again.

ER
vipEmilyR
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I have always loved Via Vite. I had clients in from Denver and wanted to treat them to a great Cincinnati experience with a view. The FS Fountain is gorgeous- despite the construction, so I chose Via Vite.

What a debacle. It was one of my client's birthdays and given that I love and grew up in bourbon country, they always let me steer the ship on what we're drinking. Old Fashion's are an easy and all time favorite. However, when ordering them, it seemed to be such an issue. Never before have we been served Old Fashion's the way the bartender was making them. It was bizarre. We were all caught off guard and tried to explain what we wanted but it didn't seem to register or make sense to the server or the bartender. After a while, it just became stressful and was eating in to our enjoyment of the evening, so we settled on what was brought to the table and then just switched to wine.

My other client does not eat red meat. He ordered the Bolognese with Taglia pasta, as suggested by the server with no meatball. She brought it anyway, acknowledging when she sat it down that he had said he didn't want it, but decided since the kitchen added it anyway, she would keep it on there and not charge for it....What???? At this point, we were still so exhausted by the drink conversation, we just didn't say anything and he just ate around it.

I called earlier in the day to let them know it was a birthday dinner and it was disappointing that nothing was mentioned by the server about it and that a dessert or anything was offered to celebrate. Yes, this is an assumption on my part. Though, one that is made based upon experiences at other nearby, nice restaurants.

Just... disappointing.

DB
DaveB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great presentation from start to finish. Love the setting with all the natural light,also tables are nicely spaced so you don't feel a bit crowded in your space

TJ
TonyaJ
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I celebrated our birthdays here with my son. This was our 3rd time at Via Vite and everything we had was absolutely delicious!! Always worth the hour drive!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Y’all are just the best! Fantastic as always!

T
Todd
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've always enjoyed the restaurant but had probably the best meal I've had there, or anywhere, recently. Split an 8 ounce filet and seafood risotto with my companion, and both were outstanding. Also had a cup of their pepper soup, which is always excellent. I will be back!

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viplfmom
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Some of the reasons we like Via Vita is the consistently good service, nice ambiance, and delicious food. Who could ask more from a restaurant! They delivered again on Sunday. We’ll be back soon.

DM
DarcyM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

This is a beautiful restaurant on the ground floor but We were brought upstairs to a tiny room that had a metal door that had to be opened and closed every time someone came in. It made the whole dining experience different in a negative way.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had just been at Via Vite for New Year’s Eve dinner and had a great time. Our overall experience here was terrific. Started out a Happy hour at the bar while I waited for my friends to arrive for dinner reservations. Bartenders friendly and friendly folks at the bar. Seated right on time work the a great table and our server was terrific. She took very good care of our table. Food was delicious and came in reasonable time. I enjoy Via Vite more every time I come here!

CC
ChrisC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack was an excellent server- 5 stars- I had made a reservation weeks in advance- it seems a better table w/view- less congested and noisy area for 2 could have been accommodated for celebration my friends 90th birthday- overall a 5 star experience!

KM
KimberlyM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food!!! Highly recommend the four cheese gnocchi!!

JF
JamesF
Cincinnati
4 reviews