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Via Vite, Cincinnati, OH

Via Vite

4.7
4.7
4194 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Via Vite is a modern Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati on Fountain Square with the largest outdoor dining space in the city center . Our menu features Chef Cristian Pietoso's creative Italian cuisine using the best local and imported 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

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 721-8483

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Cristian Pietoso

  • Catering

    For catering for events of all types and sizes contact Events Manager Casey Gilmore at 513-721-8480 or events@viaviterestaurant.com

  • Private party facilities

    Via Vite has 3 private dining rooms on the second floor which seat 8-62 guests, and offer great views of Fountain Square. There is also outdoor space available for private events and a beautiful terrace overlooking the city center

  • Private party contact

    Casey Gilmore: (877) 626-8563

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Cross street

    On Fountain Square, Fifth & Vine Streets

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cincinnati

    Italian

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  1. k

    kaybage

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried the chefs choice with wine and it was a great choice. Service and ambiance was great. Our small table was very close to another couple which I didn’t love, but overall not a big deal. Thanks for a great dinner!
  2. PJ

    PhyllisJ

    Cincinnati

    66 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    66 reviews

    Dined today

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    This is no longer an acceptable pre theater dining option given the wait time to get our food. Not sure where the issue was but it took over 70 min to get our salad/appetizer course. We needed to get our bill when the entrees came and then finish quickly to get to theater on time. Drinks were watery - some of the meals were excellent; some flavorless - a real disappointment for what has been one of our pre-theater staples. Past experiences would say they know how to be better !
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Bethany, made us very welcome and the dishes well presented and delicious. Always our number one downtown. Philip and Rosalind
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jake was extremely personable, gave us great suggestions and helped to make our night enjoyable!
  5. MM

    MangiaMangia

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great patio. Part of it is also covered, with curtains that can be drawn to block rain. Smart move in our climate!
  6. B

    Bill

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating the wins of the day, week and month all at once !!
  7. G

    Guder

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside,a quick dinner before a play. Very friendly,knowledgeable waitress. Food was delicious,served quickly,but not rushed.
  8. DT

    DeanaT

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love eating here. I usually don’t eat dessert since I am so full but, I have discovered chocolate cream brûlée. It is decadent!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday and show, otherwise not going to downtown.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were excellent!
  11. SB

    StaciB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food-slower pace which we appreciated. Very friendly staff
  12. DM

    DanaM

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were excited to see the Reno. We had a Broadway show and wanted somewhere close by within walking distance to the Aronoff. We frequently eat downtown and also eat at Nicholas and love their Bolo Monday special. A friend told us that Via Vite had Bolo Tuesday and thought we would try it out. Our waitress was not very forthcoming about the special as I asked if they had it myself and she said oh yeah we have that. After that she really was not very concerned about us. We also ordered wine and 2 shareables as well as dessert. We were not offered grated cheese or pepper for our salad or pasta. The pasta was good, Brussels sprouts were soggy and tasted kinda sour. Our expectations were not met with what we expected. We will stick with Nicholas and Pepp and Delores for our Italian cravings.
  13. S

    Shaky

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a very nice server who was attentive but not pushy; the food was very good.
  14. TL

    TheresaL

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    The food here outstanding- no doubt about it! Pick any item- it’s the best you have ever had! Homemade pasta, delicious salads, wonderful drinks are just great. Why the average rating? The area is a bit dicey at times. Sometimes the outdoor festivals are a bit beyond what an elegant dinner allows. This is total personal preference- if you like an atmosphere of what is described, you will love it.

    Via ViteResponded 5 days agoHi Theresa! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Via Vite. So glad you could share our quality of food with others. There is typically a lot going on around Fountain Square. With our main walls all being windows to view the square, the hustle and bustle of the city become part of the viewing pleasure. In addition to our renovation this past winter, there are lots of updates coming to the area soon so we hope this doesn’t deter you from dining with us again in the future.

  15. NL

    NickL

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Hipster italian place, it was strange and not a good experience

    Via ViteResponded 5 days agoHi Nick, We would like to thank you for dining with us and leaving feedback about your recent experience at Via Vite. We would like to hear more as to why your experience with us was not a good one. Can you provide additional details?

  16. EI

    EdInHealdsburg

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Friendly, professional, efficient service and excellent, delicious food.

    Via ViteResponded 5 days agoHi Ed! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Via Vite and the all around compliments. Hope we see you again soon for another wonderful evening.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Food was excellent!

    Via ViteResponded 5 days agoThank you for telling us about your recent experience at Via Vite. We are so glad we could be a part of your wonderful evening!

  18. AC

    AmyC

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was a nice dining experience but I wish the food was better.

    Via ViteResponded 5 days agoHi Amy. Thank you for dining with us and leaving feedback about your recent experience at Via Vite. Could you let us know if it was everything you tried or were there specific items that you ordered that could have been better?

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. The food was excellent . Freshly prepared and beautifully presented. Great service as well. We will be back.

    Via ViteResponded 6 days agoThanks for dining with us at Via Vite. Happy to see you’ll be back after your fantastic experience with us!

  20. MS

    MarkS

    Cincinnati

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time here since the remodel. Don't know that I like the decor any better than before the remodel but it seemed starker and very open so it seemed to get a bit louder than before. The menu has also changed, had the Veal Parmigiana, very good! Other dishes all fine, but, I and especially my sons will miss the pizza. We will continue going back. Service by the way is top notch.

    Via ViteResponded on June 23, 2022Hi MarkS ! Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Via Vite. Glad you got to experience the remodel and remenu. We will let our service staff know of your compliments. As for Pizza, have you tried Forno Osteria+Bar in Hyde Park or Montgomery?

  21. a

    anonymous

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food!! I miss their lentils! Bring it back

    Via ViteResponded on June 23, 2022Hi there! Thank you for letting us know about your excellent experience at Via Vite. You just missed the lentils! The message has been passed along to Chef, so they’ll probably be back eventually.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience4
    Food is amazing but portion sizes are tiny. I did get remotely close to being full and the plate was 35 dollars.

    Via ViteResponded on June 23, 2022Sorry you left hungry. Please let us know when you stop back in so we can make it right.

  23. LH

    LisaH

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    So disappointing. We’ve eaten here for years

    Via ViteResponded on June 23, 2022Lisa, thank you for letting us know. Glad to touch base and make it right with you.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent night in the City of Cincinnati. We enjoyed our food and service. We will return.
  25. JF

    JFL513

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Via Vite's remodel is gorgeous! We had a lovely table overlooking Fountain Square. Our server did a wonderful job of stepping in right on time. As always, Christian's recipes are exemplary. He even came by and suggested a wonderful bottle of wine. This is a terrific place to celebrate a birthday or have romantic dinner. Love it here!
  26. FC

    FranciscoC

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The food was almost perfect for my tastes. I completely understand that each person is different, which is why if had to add the "for my tastes" suffix. I give it 4 stars for me, but I have no doubt there are people for whom my meal would be 5 stars. Our server was pleasant, and very knowledgeable of the menu. Most importantly, she not once popped up mid-chew how the food was. Her timing, whether on purpose or just serendipitous, was perfect.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious & wonderful service! It was a special touch to have the owner, Christian Pietoso, bring our dinners to the table. Love the newly refreshed and remodeled dining room.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Great service
  29. A

    Antonio

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice city vibe when you dine at Via Vite indoor or outdoor. It is real good Italian restaurant, as attested by real Italians.
  30. D

    Debdor

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere
  31. MJ

    MartyJ

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was our wedding anniversary. Food was delicious as was the wine. The service was a little slow, but we took our time ordering & wanted to share our main course, so it was understandable. The ambiance was great. We had not eaten at Via Vite in some time, so had not seen their renovations. We much prefer the new darker look. Nicola’s has always been our favorite Cincinnati restaurant, but Via Vite is proving that the Pietoso family is the best of the city’s restaurateurs.
  32. NK

    NKYpatron

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Via Vite is my favorite restaurant! Everything was wonderful! The server was brand new yet knew exactly what to do and the food was delicious, as always. I always order the bolognese and my husband orders the lamb shank. We enjoyed every bite! When anyone asks where my favorite restaurant is, I always reply, Via Vite!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect food as always. Kelly and her trainee Mary were amazing!
  34. P

    Phillip

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new renovation is both attractive and comfortable. It remains a favorite dining spot in Cincinnati
  35. WB

    WilliamB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An exceptional dining experience, service was impeccable and the food was great.Highly recommend this place. You must try the briosh bread bourbon pudding OMG
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Reagan was the best server, so helpful and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to go back

    Via ViteResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Via Vite. We are so glad we could give you this wonderful dining experience! We are looking forward to having you again soon!

  37. M

    Milan

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere. Servers were knowledgeable. The soufflé for the side that paired great with the salmon and lamb as the main course and the crème brûlée for dessert. The chef came out and greeted us as well.

    Via ViteResponded on June 13, 2022Thanks for dining with us at Via Vite. Happy to you enjoyed yoru evening with us and everyone showed you a great time.

  38. P

    Pyrex

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite Italian restaurant in Cincinnati! Amazing gnocchi! Great service! Love everything about the place! Highly recommended :)

    Via ViteResponded on June 13, 2022Hi there! Thank you for the recommendation and sharing recent experience at Via Vite. We are so glad we show you a great time and be a part of this wonderful evening! Happy to hear we’re your favorite Italian restaurant in Cincinnati.

  39. S

    Schardy

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Via Vita. The chefs , the atmosphere and the food are all such a joy!! If you want to have some fun with some great food in downtown Cincinnati go to VV

    Via ViteResponded on June 13, 2022Hi there! Thank you for sharing your experience at Via Vite. We are so glad to hear the our staff and newly renovated space could create such joy! We look forward to your next visit.

  40. G

    Ggirlz

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.

    Via ViteResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Via Vite. We are so glad you had a great evening!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

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 4194 OpenTable diners.

Via Vite does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Via Vite

520 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On Fountain Square, Fifth & Vine Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cristian Pietoso

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 721-8483

  • Catering

    For catering for events of all types and sizes contact Events Manager Casey Gilmore at 513-721-8480 or events@viaviterestaurant.com

  • Private party facilities

    Via Vite has 3 private dining rooms on the second floor which seat 8-62 guests, and offer great views of Fountain Square. There is also outdoor space available for private events and a beautiful terrace overlooking the city center

  • Private party contact

    Casey Gilmore: (877) 626-8563

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