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Via Vite

2849 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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

On Valentines Day we will be serving a three course, prix-fixe menu for $50 per guest Our a la carte menu will not available this evening. Due to high demand and preparations cancellations less than 48 hours in advance will incur a $25 per person fee. For menu details please contact Via Vite

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 2849 People Are Saying
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Dined 6 days ago

This was my first visit to Via Vite and I was extremely disappointed. I have no desire to return. It was extremely loud and we could barely hear what the waitress was saying when she spoke. We were seated in a table for 2 near a window that looked out to the Fountain but the air coming in the closed window made it uncomfortably cold. The pasta I ordered was not thoroughly cooked and was still hard. For the amount we were paying for the meal and being an Italian restaurant I would expect pasta to be cooked correctly.

hockster (Cincinnati)
Dined 6 days ago

Nice-looking place convenient to Fountain Square and it's garage. Pleasant greeting, quick seating. Our waiter, Brice, is a gem who really seems to enjoy his job. His attention (although not intrusive) was the very best thing about our experience!
We had the antipasta and the pizza of the day. Just enough for two. A little pricy, especially the bar, but you have to expect some of that in a dpwntown restaurant.
Although we enjoyed ourselves, it will have to be a very special occasion to go back.

HSJE (Chicago)
Dined 7 days ago

Chase, our server was great!

Dessert menu could use some help...

tomfrommadeira (Cincinnati)
Dined on January 9, 2018

Although the food was very good, the portions were small and the prices were too high for what you received ie the Bruschetta was one piece of bread cut into five portions with a nice topping but for $10...really? Wine was two fingers and no more. Although it is on Fountain Square, it really does not have the ambiance to warrant high prices. The wait staff was very nice but not very attentive especially since the place was half full. The Manager came to check on us more times than the waitress. Overall I am not sure I would race back since more restaurants are opening up in OTR and in the suburbs that seem to be better. Sorry for the honesty.

vipNeal (Jackson Hole)
Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent service, food and view ... what more can a restaurant provide. Well, maybe a little friendlier pricing, but when you're nailing the big 3, a little pricey is probably to be expected. We requested a window table when we reserved, but when we were seated (on a single-digit winter night) it was very uncomfortable. One of the servers -- not ours, the first we found -- very graciously organized a move upstairs to a comfortable window table right under a heat vent. Our upstairs server, Arianna I think, was superb. Very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. She's a keeper, whom I will ask for on our next visit. Lamb shank, pizza, and pasta Bolognese were all 9's and 10's. As was the off-menu request for a pasta primavera that was very graciously handled by Arianna and the kitchen. Via Vite continues to be one of our downtown Cincy go-to's.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 5, 2018

The restaurant was absolutely freezing and the staff seemed oblivious to it. People were wearing coats to eat, which did not make for a pleasant meal. The "special" anchovy pizza was extremely salty and not much else on it except anchovies. Special Bechamel lasagna was regular lasagna with a dollop of béchamel sauce on one end of it, not a white lasagna.
Chocolate tart was mediocre. Pumpkin/creme boule was delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
Dined on January 5, 2018

I’ve been here before but didn’t find the food as good as last time. And it was freezing so that didn’t help. With that being said, I still love this place for lunch with my friends...

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 3, 2018

Tuna salad was great, wine list is awesome, pizza was super tasty. Been here many times and keep going back. Had kind of a goofy server who was trying to be funny and act like she was the show........I came for the food, if I want entertainment, I will head to the Aronoff!

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and great service

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was