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Via Vite

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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520 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3103 (On Fountain Square, Fifth & Vine Streets)
+1 513-721-8483
10:00 - 02:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Lakewood, Ohio
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127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had dinner here with some coworkers when we were in Cincinnati for the night. It was delicious! Everyone loved what they got. I had gnocchi for my main course - it was cooked so well. The flavors were awesome. We also had a shared plate of brussel sprouts that was very good. The inside was cute and pretty small.... More 

Thank Lilly S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I LOVE the food at this place! It is delicious and just writing about it makes my mouth water!! The service is wonderful and attentive. The food is delicious. The view to the kitchen is very cool. It is in a lovely area next to Fountain Square and always a lovely view. The sitting area outside is nice and in... More 

1 Thank Samantha O
Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like Italian food, this is the place to go. Via Vite is a hip, happening restaurant with delicious food, and amazing service right when you walk in the door. Recommend requesting a rooftop table as they have great views of fountain square and the city.

Thank sailorchica
Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disappointed with the food at Via Vite. The service was good, but the food was sub par, especially for the price. The best part of our meal was the meatball appetizers, which you only were given two. We were celebrating my birthday and received a complimentary dessert. It was rice pudding, and I didn't even eat it. I... More 

Thank Teena W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Via Vite is a delicious treat right in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. A perfect place for dinner, drinks and watching chefs create. The Chef bar is fun to watch and the outside venue is nice on a great-weathered day. Better yet, get a seat where you can watch the ice skating rink on the square in the winter months.

Thank sherrytrebes
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Via Vita has a good selection of Italian dishes and a wide selection of wines. Look out for their Lasagna is usually the Friday special, get there early. Other great dishes are the Ciopinno and Penne Bolognese. On Sunday there also have a special priced wine menu, great value.

1 Thank John S
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived in Cincinnati at about 9m after a long drive and wanted to get a relaxing dinner. Heading out from my hotel, I discovered Via Vite. It wasn't crowded, looked trendy and fun, and generally had a good vibe when I stepped in the door. There were about three other customers sitting at the bar when I sat down.... More 

1 Thank pmryan511
ViaViteRestaurant, General Manager at Via Vite, responded to this review

Pmryan511, We strive to always provide our guests with a warm and welcoming experience. We obviously missed the mark here. I never want any of our guests to feel overlooked and I'm deeply sorry that this happened. Thank you for providing this valuable feedback as it will give us the opportunity to grow and improve. I do hope you will... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was great and so is the location, right on Fountain Square. We had a great girls night out, shopping and dining.

1 Thank sll316
Cincinnati, Ohio
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361 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had not dined at Via Vite for some time so we were looking forward to the dinner. We were really disappointed as it seems the service and quality have slipped. We wonder if maybe Chef Pietoso may just not have enough time to keep an eye on things. The hostess took us to our table, laid the menus down,... More 

1 Thank LibbyH1
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Was disappointed in the value. For a family of four it cost $170, nothing outrageous, two glasses of wine. We were surprised, especially as one dinner entree - the scallops - came with three scallops, sauce but literally nothing else, for $30.00. Was expecting more.

Thank CinciPatron

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3103
    (On Fountain Square, Fifth & Vine Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-721-8483

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?