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Via Vite

4.4
2931 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Via Vite is a contemporary Italian bistro 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 721-8483
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cristian Pietoso
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Catering
For catering for events of all types and sizes contact Events Manager Alicia Upperman at 513-721-8480.
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Cross street
On Fountain Square, Fifth & Vine Streets
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Parking details
Fountain Square Parking Garage with entrances between 5th and 6th Streets from both Walnut and Vine Streets. Fountain Square exit provides elevator access that exits right in front of our building.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Via Vite has 3 private or semi-private dining rooms on the second floor which seat 8-62 guests, and offer great views of Fountain Square.

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What 2931 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Flavors were excellent. Enjoyed pizza, brussel sprouts and salad. Service was prompt and helpful. Had not dined here in several years, and found everything better than before. Will return.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent gluten free options. Staff very attentive to needs.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious Italian food. My seafood ciopino was divine! Love the ambiance; great service; value-priced wine!

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Eaten here many tunes and never had such poor service and food. Everything was salty and we had two hours ore theater and still felt like a rush

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Henry was our server and very attention when he needed to be otherwise very respectful of our privacy. Wonderful food, great service and great environment. Thank you for a great experience!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere. The fried gnocci us worth the trip!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Wonderful tuna Nicoise!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was sooooo good!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The service was top notch and the food was superb. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had an awesome dinner! I took my mom out for her birthday and they brought a candle with dessert and two glasses of prosecco (on the house!). They treated us great and we got out at the perfect time to go to the ballet!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Disappointed that the restaurant knew in advance it was a birthday dinner and did not recognize the birthday girl. Small detail but very important.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

So delicious ! Loved the Bianca pizza!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Daughter-in-law in town so we met her downtown for an evening out. Ottawa was our server and did a great job of meeting our needs/wants. Not intrusive but very attentive. The food was excellent. especially the rabbit ragu. We were there at an early 5:30 knowing that the sound level tends to ratchet up as the place fills up later. No complaints, many compliments.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

One of our Faves

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was phenomenal, very friendly staff. I will definitely be referring friends and family to Via Vité!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

On vacation and was right around the corner from our hotel. Ratings and reviews were good so decided to give it a try. Was worth getting wet on the way there and one the walk back to the hotel. Everything was delicious. The chocolate Panna Cotta was one of the most delicious desserts I’ve eaten in recent memory.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Service was very good but the food was the star! Soup, salad, gnocchi and two desserts were eaten at our table and if we weren't so full we would have ordered more!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The best down town restaurant for price and taste. Always excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I have been there many times and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great food, great room and great service. It's a wonderful Cincinnati restaurant. Go and enjoy!

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I ordered the tuna nizzarda for a business lunch. I've ordered this before and it was very good. However, they've changed how they prepare this and it was really disappointing. Very little tuna, but lots of lettuce.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The food is always delicious and the service is always very attentive. Can't beat their Bolo Monday for $7 Bolo.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Unfortunately, while we have enjoyed many meals at Via Vite, our last visit was not one. The main issue was poor service, which was important since we were dining prior to going to the ballet. It was more than 20 minutes, after being seated, that anyone came to our table, and this was only after asking the greeter for help. Then the desert was never delivered before we were forced to depart.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was delicious, service was great, the portion size of the gnocchi with black truffle wasn’t great, but it was delicious, maybe it was just that good I wanted more. Pork special of the night was superb, hope they add it to the regular menu. Server was great, very attentive but not too much, other members of staff we interacted with were also very nice, speciality drinks were great too, we were celebrating our anniversary and they didn’t disappoint with a treat to celebrate at the end. Overall the experience was well worth the money.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Wrong food was served. Was in a hurry so I didn’t send back. Wasn’t comped.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Delicious lunch and outstanding service as always. I love the Bucheron Goat Cheese salad and the Pene Bolognese as a lunch combo. I didn't get it but the smoked pork shoulder pizza of the day sounded fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We so appreciate a restaurant that stays open late on Sunday night. Our season tickets to Ensemble Theatre are for the 7:00 Sunday night performances and we always look forward to after theater dining so we can discuss what we've just seen.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The separtiallyrvice and food were good. We’ve did not receive any complimentary bread for the table. The prices are a tad too high for the amount of food you receive.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Terrific service, solid meal. Overall great experience.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Everything was just ok, but it’s not nearly as good as Soto

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Another wonderful experience with amazing wine and the gnocchi! Plus first time for the Fig & Goat Cheese bruschetta and it was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food and service were both great! We had theater tickets and the server made sure we were finished in time without feeling rushed.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Normally this restaurant has excellent service and we keep coming back, however this time the service was marginal. The place was primarily occupied by a special dinner event. I think the other customers suffered as a result and in the future they should consider not taking other reservations during large events . Our server was hurried with every interaction we had, as a result we felt rushed. When we asked her to elaborate on questions about the menus she didn't give much additional information again making us feel rushed. Finally on receiving the check, she first charged the wrong amount on the credit card.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

I thought the food was very good, but the server seemed a little distracted. We didn't get the bread he promised until well after we got our entre. Too bad, because it was good, but we were already too full to eat it. We took it home and it was still good the next morning. Overall though, it was a very nice experience.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Although I made my reservations nearly two months in advance we were seated upstairs. The atmosphere upstairs is not like downstairs. It was very noisy. There was a group of children running around and continued to open the doors from the outside letting in cold air. The staff did nothing to address this problem. Via Vite is not a restaurant that I would expect this type of behavior. When I am spending $100.00 plus on a nice meal I don’t want children running around and interrupting my conversation. Although the food was exceptional as always I was disappointed that I had to be seated upstairs as I planned this dinner well in advance. And I wish someone would have talked to the parents of the children. This should not happen at a high scale restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Delicious and fun

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our server and the food were amazing...i felt like i was back in Italy eating wonderful food

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Although it was a bit noisy for my taste, the food and service were very good.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great location and ambience but the food and service are pretty average for the price.

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