Via Vite

4.8
3839 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3839 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Awesome chef that came and greeted us at our table. We will go back for sure.

Via Vite
Responded 3 hours ago

Dear Guest - thank you for the kind words and awesome review! We can't wait for you to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the service was great!

Via Vite
Responded 3 hours ago

Dear Guest- thank you for the kind words and 5-star review! We're glad you enjoyed everything this evening and can't wait for you to return.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience at Via Vite. Great food and wonderful dinner service. Loved meeting the chef and the staff was fantastic. If you go the lamb is an amazing choice. 😍

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AnnP
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at Via Vite. Great service and great food. Felt very comfortable that measures were taken for Covid guidelines.

Via Vite
Responded 3 hours ago

AnnP- We're glad you felt comfortable, we take COVID precautions very seriously! We hope you join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top-notch service and food.

Via Vite
Responded 3 hours ago

Dear Guest- thank you for the spectacular review. We're glad we could deliver such an experience to you! We can't wait for you to return.

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NKYpatron
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated another birthday at Via Vite. It’s our favorite place to go to enjoy the most tender and delicious lamb shank, the tantalizing tagliatelle bolognese and my son’s favorite calabrese pizza. Chef Cristian makes sure everyone has a wonderful experience. We will be back soon!

Via Vite
Responded 3 hours ago

NKYpatron - thank you for the amazing words. We're glad you enjoyed everything this evening and can't wait to give you another amazing experience!

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Sparkling
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely time dining at Via Vite. The food was wonderful, service was excellent and we enjoyed our visit there. Great to meet and chat with chef and owner Christian!

Via Vite
Responded 3 hours ago

Sparkling- Thank you for the amazing review and kind words! Chef Cristian loves making sure every guest is well taken care of! We can't wait for you to return!

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texcmh
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding in every aspect. can't wait for the weather to warm to enjoy this their outside dining.

Via Vite
Responded 14 hours ago

Texcmh - thank you for the great review! We feel the same way about the weather! We hope you join us again when we have our Piazza Bar up and running!

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vipAmyxo
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five Stars.

Ate at this restaurant over the weekend to celebrate a special occasion. This was my first visit, and we were very impressed.

Our server was Kelly, and she did a phenomenal job. She knew the menu and made excellent suggestions. She was prompt and attentive without being intrusive. I’ll request her on future visits. Owner Christian brought some of our dishes to the table. I like how hands on he is with customers. It’s obvious he takes great pride in his food, restaurants and service.

The food was excellent, fresh, well prepared and delicious. It’s a nice space, not too loud, and their Covid protocols are very good.

Via Vite
Responded 6 days ago

Amyxo- Thank you for the amazing review. Your kind words have been passed on to Kelly and Cristian! We are glad you enjoyed your first visit and we can't wait for you guys to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent as usual. They did a good job spacing diners apart so that I felt comfortable eating there.

Via Vite
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Guest- Thank you for the fantastic review! We do are best with Covid protocols and are glad you felt comfortable! We hope you join us again soon!

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KYGirl
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Incredible food. Very efficient server. Good wine list, but very small wine pour for the price.

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vipJenna
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here on Valentine's Day and really enjoyed my experience with the prefix menu. The only issue I had with the night is that I felt rushed. The next course would come before I was finished.

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David
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Restaurants need to list when they are doing a limited menu so people are able to plan accordingly. I don't know if this is a problem with the restaurant or OpenTable.

The restaurant staff was gracious, masked, and attentive. The tables were well spaced for comfort and safety. There was a limited Valentine's Day menu but we were able to find items we both enjoyed. Some of the spicy items were definitely hot so if you don't like heat be careful. The portions were a good size so we felt full but not like we ate to much. I did miss my favorite item, the Bolognese, but the items we tried were fantastic!

The only real negatives were during the appetizer. We received a basket of delicious bread but it was delivered with a small (very small) olive oil. The oil had no seasoning and it was just bland with the bread. I asked for butter instead of the oil and was told there was an upcharge. I passed. For a restaurant of their caliber and charging what they did for a the meal should have no trouble with a small amount of butter at no charge. At least they could offer butter or oil.

Other than that issue the experience was great and we will definitely be back!

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JoeK
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was speaking to a gentleman who I believe was the manager. And I quote "every year we come back here and you keep raising the bar". We'll this was halfway through our meal. By the time we finished I was 100% certain that they had yet again raised the bar. We will be back time and time again and look forward to every second and penny spent there.

Via Vite
Responded on February 16, 2021

JoeK, thank you for the amazing review and kind words, we always strive to be improving, even with the trialing times for our industry! We are glad we were able to set the bar higher once again, we can't wait for you to return! -ViaVite team

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James
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great atmosphere, would go back for sure!

Via Vite
Responded on February 16, 2021

James- Thank you for the amazing review! We are glad you enjoyed everything and had an amazing Valentine's day with us, we hope you return! Via Vite team

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Went on Valentine’s Day and they had a special menu which was a surprise to us. We would not have gone if we had seen the menu beforehand and there were no prices on it either.

Via Vite
Responded on February 16, 2021

Dear Guest, thank you for the feedback, we apologize for your experience. We called each reservation to confirm that they knew of the pre-fixe menu which was also listed on Opentable. We are glad you enjoyed the service and ambience, and hope you give us another chance to wow you with the rest of our menu!

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Holly
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was okay but overpriced for quality. Service was good.

Via Vite
Responded on February 16, 2021

Holly- Thank you for the review and honest feedback! We try our best to make our menu affordable with the top-notch ingredients we use in each dish. We hope you will join us again soon for another memorable dining experience!

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KimS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

So the salad I ordered was very boring especially for $14 was not goat cheese was a brie and just the weed like lettuce. The brussels sprouts that we had, several ordered were very mushy not enjoyable. The men didn't enjoy the weird lemon zest flavor to the meatballs but enjoyed the pasta itself. The gnocchi was good but bland and needed more sauce. Outside of that which I know seems like a lot we really did enjoy our meals over all and the experience. The staff was very nice and the group enjoyed themselves.

Via Vite
Responded on February 16, 2021

KimS - Thank you for the honest feedback! We're glad you all enjoyed yourselves and had an exceptional experience! The salad mentioned is our Boucheron Goat Cheese salad, which only uses boucheron style goat cheese, which does have some resemblance to brie. We hope you guys return! -ViaVite team

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DilokJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't wait to come back and try out the other dishes. The bolognese was amazing! I HIGHLY recommend the Brussel sprouts, it's been 3 days since I've had it and I'm still thinking about, I could eat a big bowl of this on the daily! I have to give a shoutout to our waiter Christian, super helpful and friendly, you would have thought he's been with the restaurant for years, amazed to find out that he's been there for 2 weeks. Looking forward to my next visit.

Via Vite
Responded on February 16, 2021

DilokJ, thank you for the amazing review, I will definitely pass on your kind words to Christian for his phenomenal service! We'll have that big bowl of brussel sprouts waiting for you when you return! -Via Vite team

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Chris
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating a birthday and I couldn’t have been more pleased. Food was amazing! (as always) and service was outstanding. I can’t wait to go again!

Via Vite
Responded on February 16, 2021

Chris- We are glad we gave you an amazing experience on your birthday! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us. We also can't wait for you to be back! -Via Vite team

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine Days with the Family

Via Vite
Responded on February 16, 2021

Dear Guest, thank you for the amazing review, we are glad you enjoyed the holiday with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, the end of our delicious meal, the service and attention to detail was impeccable. Thanks for a lovely valentines dinner.

Via Vite
Responded on February 16, 2021

Dear Guest, thank you for the kind words and awesome review! We are glad we were able to give you a fantastic Valentine's dinner. We hope to see you again soon!

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KimR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for our sons birthday. Had a wonderful time. Tara was our server and was absolutely wonderful. Her knowledge of the dishes really was quite impressive. We have been there multiple times and always enjoy ourselves.

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vipRyela
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyla was absolutely amazing! From her personality all the way to her suggestions. We literally did everything she suggested and couldn't have been more pleased. We had the Chef 4 course meal and is was perfect. Recommend!!

Via Vite
Responded on February 2, 2021

Ryela- Thank you for the amazing review and kind words, we will be sure to pass them along to Kyla! Hope to see you again soon!

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MikeA
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The salmon and desserts were amazing, our waitress was detail oriented & knowledgeable around vegan options for my wife & made amazing recommendations. Because of the winter & Covid the upstairs seating was not much to look at but very quit and socially distant from others. Amazing!

Via Vite
Responded on February 2, 2021

MikeA- Thank you for the fantastic review and we are glad we were able to give you and your wife an amazing evening! We hope you two will join us again soon!

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Schardy
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place!! Love it ever time.

Via Vite
Responded on January 30, 2021

Schardy- Thank you for the amazing review! We are glad you enjoy dining in at Via as much as we love taking care of you. We hope to see you again soon! Via Vite team

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ccmd
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our 2nd recent visit since COVID restrictions. The restaurant was bustling. The service was excellent. The food this time wasn't up to par with our last visit. My salmon was a tad on the dry side and a bit cold.

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vipSamanthaL
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our go to restaurant Food and service is always amazing. My only little "complaint" was it was freezing.

Via Vite
Responded on January 27, 2021

SamanthaL- We appreciate the review! We're very sorry about the temperature in the restaurant, and will be looking into this immediately! Via Vite team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service, Kelly was exceptional.

Via Vite
Responded on January 27, 2021

Dear Guest- We'll definitely let Kelly know that she helped make you're evening special! Thank you for the stellar review! We can't wait to have you back! Via Vite team

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ArlisGold
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without question the most authentic Italian cuisine in our region. Always a wonderful experience. We recommend Via Vite to all of our friends and family. It's a true Cincinnati must dine.

Via Vite
Responded on January 20, 2021

ArlisGold- Thank you for the amazing review and kind words! We are glad we could give you and your friends and family an amazing experience. We can't wait to have you back! -Via Vite Team

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KaylaP
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great, but a bit overpriced for what you’re getting. Ambiance was really lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food and service. Only drawback was the noise level. We were seated right by the bar where the phone kept ringing and the staff talked rather loudly.

Via Vite
Responded on January 18, 2021

Dear Guest- we apologize for the noise level and will definitely strive to make sure this doesn't happen again! We appreciate the kind words and honest feedback, and hope you'll join us for dinner again! Thank you, Via vite team

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StephanieT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Via Vite is always consistently good. My daughter and her friends celebrated her birthday Saturday evening it was a great experience for them. Thank you!

Via Vite
Responded on January 13, 2021

StephanieT, We are glad we could make your daughters birthday special and gave them a great dining experience! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipcincyvisitor
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always pleased here. This was our first time to dine in since the pandemic. There was plenty of space, it was clean and felt very safe. So happy to enjoy it as much as we always have. Honestly I think we enjoyed it more because we weren’t sitting so close to anyone else. Made our experience more intimate

Via Vite
Responded on January 18, 2021

Cincyvisitor- we're glad to have you back! We strive to make sure we are a very safe place for dining out during this pandemic, and really appreciate your kind words! Thank you, we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful night celebrating my daughter’s 22nd birthday. The food was great and the staff took fantastic care of us. Thanks for a very memorable evening!

Via Vite
Responded on January 5, 2021

Dear guest, Thank you very much for the feedback! We are glad we could make your daughter's 22nd birthday a memorable one! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipJCCity
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve with a prix fixe menu. All four of us enjoyed every single bite! I have to single out the potato soufflé as my wow bite. Service was outstanding, Covid concerns were well managed. This is one of my favorite restaurants, the prix fixe menu expanded my palate at Via Vite. I couldn’t be happier!

Via Vite
Responded on January 5, 2021

JCCity- Thanks for the amazing review and thanks for choosing us for your NYE dinner. We are glad you had a wonderful experience with us! Happy New Year!

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PadreJ
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very satisfying in all aspects .... I recommend for cuisine as well as location!

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The vodka pasta dish I had was one of the best ever. Great job. My wife and I will definitely be back. Also nice job on keeping people spaced apart. We felt very comfortable. Thank you.

Via Vite
Responded on December 31, 2020

MikeB- Thank you for your feedback and your private note. Yes, the new lumache alla vodka is insanely delicious ! We thank you and we wish you a happy new year . Hope to see you soon !

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vipReid
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remarkably good food. Very energetic and fun environment. prompt service. Very family-friendly, yet refined. Perfect attention to detail on every plate of food. Fantastic meal.

Via Vite
Responded on December 31, 2020

Reid - Thank you so much for your kind review ! We are happy you had a memorable experience with us . Happy new year !

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KimS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

Via Vite
Responded on December 31, 2020

KimS- Thank you for your kind review ! We are very happy you had a great time with us. Happy new year !

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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 4.8 stars by 3839 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.