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Via Vite

2884 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • 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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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 2884 People Are Saying
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BobtheBuyer (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 19 hours ago

Via Vite was great as usual. The waiter was very attentive and the food was awesome. Another great dining experience.

vipstakextrordinair (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined a day ago

To start the night, Christian, the head chef visited our table, guided us thru menu. Our waiter was excellent. The food was amazing. We highly recommend Via Vite.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great service. Variety of available menu items. WONDERFUL atmosphere. Highly recommend.

4.0  Dined 7 days ago

This place was wonderful besides the waitress taking my food before I was done. This was done without my knowledge or consent. I don't believe it was purposeful. But made the night a little irritating. I still had half a plate left of food and it was just thrown away. Food would have been worth the price if I would have gotten to finish my plate. Over all though. Wonderful environment and amazing food.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food was great and the service was outstanding. However, they need to learn how to pronounce tagliatelle properly.

DavidG (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Very good food and service. Not too expensive considering the overall quality.

LisaM (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We arrived early and Brandy sat us right away at an adorable table by the window. The service was excellent. The food came out at a great pace and the drinks were great. Fun place. Look forward to returning, especially when the weather gets better.

OpenTable Diner (Poconos)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Perfect spot for a special occasion. Wide variety of options, great wine list, and great desserts. Their chocolate Crème brûlée was delicious! Free regular Crème brûlée with birthdays. Always love it here.

2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We were stuck at a 2 top table in the middle of the restaurant, very crowded. I ordered the Leek soup, it came without a spoon. I stopped someone to get a spoon, wait 10 minutes, after that our waitress came out with a tray covered by a napkin with 5 spoons. There were 4 other customers sitting around me with soup and no spoons. The soup was cold, they didn't offer to bring another soup out. The main entree portion was very small for the price. Plus when I made the reservation there was nothing to say that it was a special menu at $50 per plate. Not a value. You would think that in 11 years that they would know how to run a restaurant. Thank you,

2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentine's day "all inclusive menu" was extremely mediocre. You had 3 options for an entree and it was really just an overall disappointment. Spent 140 bucks, and will not be going back anytime soon.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

vipHungryfoodie (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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 on February 13, 2018

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 on February 12, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable 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.

RickF (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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