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Via Vite

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

ANTIPASTI
Serves 2-4 $2.0
Allez Bakery Bread Basket
assortment of local sourdough bread, california extra virgin olive oil
$8.0
Fig & Goat Cheese Bruschetta
fig jam, extra virgin olive oil, whipped goat cheese, crushed almonds, chive
$6.0
Tomato & Basil Bruschetta
fresh cut tomatoes, basil, extra virgin olive oil
$8.0
Amish Chicken & Sausage Meatballs
pomodoro sauce, parmigiano, basil oil, crostini
ZUPPA
$5.0
$7.0
Cauliflower
truffle butter, parmigiano, croutons
$5.0
$7.0
Via Vite's Yellow Pepper
parmigiano, olive oil, croutons
$6.0
$8.0
Cioppino
clams, calamari, tomato broth, garlic rubbed crostini
PASTA E PRIMI
$14.0
Penne Bolognese
penne, traditional beef meat sauce
$14.0
Potato Gnocchi
spicy tomato vodka sauce
$13.0
Spaghettini Arrabbiata
pomodoro sauce, garlic, italian parsley, red pepper flake
$14.0
Rigatoni Amatriciana
Italian smoked pancetta, black pepper, crushed tomatoes
$14.0
Orecchiette Rapini Pesto and Sausage
locally made Tuscan sausage, calabrian chili, seasonal rapini pesto
ENTREE
Paninis: come with your choice of soup or side of mixed field green salad
$13.0
Eggplant Parmigiana Panini
lightly breaded and pan-fried eggplant, mozzarella, onion, peppers, Calabrian chili, arugula
$14.0
Ham & Cheese Panini
prosciutto cotto, artichoke, mozzarella, truffle oil, ciabatta
$13.0
Boucheron Goat Cheese
Spring mix, frisee, pistachios, raspberry-truffle vinaigrette. Add your choice of protein:
$17.0
Salmon & Quinoa
beets, spring mix, goat cheese, sherry vinaigrette
$14.0
Via Vite Chicken Caesar
housemade caesar dressing, romaine, parmigiano, croutons
$17.0
Shrimp and Kale
roasted butternut squash, Granny Smith apple, spiced walnuts, roasted red onion vinaigrette, pecorino stagionato
PICK TWO COMBINATIONS
$13. Served Simultaneously
ZUPPA
Yellow Pepper
Cauliflower
Cioppino
+$1
INSALATE
Arugula & Citronette
Field Greens
Caesar
Boucheron
+$1
PASTA
Penne Bolognese
+$1
Gnocchi alla Vodka
Rigatoni Amatriciana
DRINKS
WINES BY THE GLASS
PRICE RANGE
US$15 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with my wife, son and daughter in law. It has the feel of a temporary building sitting in Fountain Square. Service was a B-. Generally attentive but disappeared for long periods of time. Food is way overpriced for what you get. I ordered the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Watson52
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Went with three others. The waiter was nice but unenthusiastic. We got cocktails. They were good. We ordered the bruschetta. It was the best thing we had but very small. Three people got the lasagna and I got the penne. It was so unbelievably visually...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank franmom
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

The evening started out good. My wife was seated promptly as I parked the car. We had an order of bread, salads, bruschetta and we shared a pizza. Well bread is bread. We both had the Boucheron goat cheese salad. This was the best part...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tbiggs159
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Overall, Via Vite was not the best Italian restaurant. While my food arrived relatively quickly, another patron waited over an hour for drinks and their appetizers. The servers did not apologize for their mistakes. When the food did arrive, my pasta was very salty. Given...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Restaurant is in a great location on Fountain Square but I was disappointed by the menu and service. Found the Caesar salad very dry and lacking in flavor and an uninspiring octopus appetizer. Main complaint is a very annoying server who was asking us if...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 724jedg
Reviewed 27 December 2018

Via Vite is in a great location. The menu is varied in content and price from pizza (that can be shared between 2) up to lamb shank. We have visited a few times. The head chef is always walking through the dinning room, helping out,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank siesta4
Reviewed 3 December 2018

If you are searching for a traditional Italian place, with lasagna and too-large portions of spaghetti with red sauce, this is not the place for you. The options are less traditional than that. My husband had the Penne Bolognese, and I had the Crab Spaghettini....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cmkcmk
Reviewed 3 December 2018

This turned out to be a really special evening. We have eaten at Via Vite a few times before and we think the restaurant just keeps improving. Via Vite has kept some of their classics but they also keep adding fun, new dishes. It was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CincyTrotter
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Oh my! The BEST food! The best environment. The BEST chef. Chef Christian came out to talk to us when we inquired about the yellow pepper soup. He is incredible. So nice! And the yellow pepper soup? You’re welcome! You will, no doubt whatsoever, LOVE...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ckbmrb
Reviewed 13 November 2018

I was there while attending a conference at the Duke Energy Center Conference Center; it was easy walking distance of the 14 people in our group. The staff was able to accommodate our group of 14 fairly easily and were able to serve everyone thier...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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