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7:00 PM
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Via Vite

2874 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

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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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 2874 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Wonderful service, food was excellent. Smaller portions which we actually really liked.

OpenTable Diner (Poconos)
5.0  Dined a day ago

My family and I went on a Saturday evening for dinner. The food was delicious. The food came out quickly. Overall great experience.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

Limited menu on valentines was not great, food had obviously been pre cooked, overdone

OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day. They had a Valentine’s Day special menu and was extremely disappointed in the food.

vipHungryfoodie (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

I was ill BEFORE getting to the restaurant; so I can’t really judge the experience too well. However, once the restaurant knew I was under the weather, they all (manager to waitperson) did a superb job of helping us enjoy the visit as best we could. When flowers I had ordered didn’t show up during dinner as planned with a local florist, the restaurant even created a very lovely table bouquet of roses!! Kudos and many thanks. We will return. PS: my illness was not infectious.
Randy Randolph

SurveyRoadWarrior (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were well taken care of. They had a large, loud party upstairs where we were, but because we were clearly celebrating Valentines Day a day early, they placed us in a private room, one other couple was in there as well. It was very quiet, even though the remainder of the restaurant we walked through to get there seemed very energetic. My wife loved the wine that was recommended, but the craft beer selection could have been a little deeper.
I gave the food only 4 stars because, while I know many people prefer pasta al dente, what we got was a little more than that....almost chewy. Not enough to complain, as we didn't want to ruin the good vibe, and certainly not bad enough to not eat (LOL)....the flavors were amazing, and being able to order half of two different entrees was excellent, as neither one of us could decide what we wanted.
We will definitely be back for special occasions, and we look forward to it.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Via Vite is reasonably priced for the quality of food served. If you are looking for a feast, this restaurant is not for you. The portions are small. But the quality is what you pay for. Overall, I would return to this restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Sat at the chef's table facing the kitchen and watched a well choreographed ballet of cooking! Everyone there seemed happy to be there...happy cooks equals happy food! Chef Christian oversaw everything going out of his kitchen without being overbearing to his staff. The food is always of the highest quality and so so good! The service is always top notch too. Via Vite never disappoints.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was excellent, but very small portion sizes. Drinks were great, though over priced. Overall, a great night, but over priced and left hungry.

4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Mussels appetizer and grilled octapus were flavorful and unique. Super Tuscan by the glass good value.

4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and atmosphere. Service was fantastic. Our server was energetic and attentive to us even with a packed house.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Love the atmosphere at Via Vite. When we first arrived we were to be seated upstairs in a private room. It was early and the downstairs area was completely open so it was a little strange. After having a drink at the bar and seeing other diners seated in the downstairs area we requested to be seated there instead. I’m vegan and my pizza was made with cheese. I didn’t realize until after eating a piece. They made a new one to go and brought some Prosecco for the table, which was nice.

5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Love Via Vite. I was in Tuscany several years ago and I discovered Bolognese. Never thought I would ever taste that wonderful dish again, but surprise, Via Vite granted my wish.

vipBush (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Food was good and service was quick. Our server was trying very hard, but she told us about 3 specials. Then we heard another server at the table behind us list a salad special as well as 2 entree specials that our server had neglected to mention.

vipMike1 (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Once a again I reminded how good this place is. I had the lamb shank this past weekend and it is just unreal - tender, roasted perfectly, and seasoned so nicely with Rosemary. I have to plan to get it once a month! Service was great and noise level is nice.