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520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
+1 513-721-8483
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Ranked #35 of 1,740 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $50
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: On Fountain Square, Fifth & Vine Streets
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English first
Los Angeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Via Vite is tough to beat. Cool room, nice people and a menu that always has fresh and interesting things on offer. I've never been disappointed, you won't either.

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Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My sister and I toured Italy last year and when we found that the chef was born and raised in Firenze, we were hopeful to find some authentic, Italian food. We weren't disappointed. Our server suggested the Agrodolce (Stoli vodka, pomegranate, fresh citrus and San Pellegrino) and the Lovely Rita (Contratto Bianco Vermuth, sour and rosemary) for cocktails and they... More

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Brussels
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Great location right on Fountain Square. Always pretty packed. Food is average using Italian standards - perhaps I should use different ones. Somehow I never quite find what I want in the menu and revert to pizza's which are acceptable - but I have had much better ones and not just in Italy. In summary, I always go there with... More

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cristian p, Owner at Via Vite, responded to this review

Mr. Joris-Giorgio, This is Cristian Pietoso responding and I own via Vite. I'm sorry to hear you only had a "Luke warm" experience with us on your last visit. I was born and raised Florence ,Italy and I promise you that the last experience you had does not reflect what we strive for on a daily basis, in fact pronunciation... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A beautiful restaurant located next to Fountain Square in the heart of Cincinnati. We had a large table of 11 in the center. As you can imagine, getting 11 people to make a decision on food and wine is like herding cats. So here comes Chef Pietso to the rescue. Why don't you all just let me start making you... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Located on Fountain Square in the heart of Cincinnati, Via Vite is the creation of Chef Cristian Pietoso who cruises the floor saying hello to patrons. The location is superb, with a beautiful full bar and wonderful wine list, things were looking good. Upon entering the main dining area, tables are a bit packed in and the glass walls while... More

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Mansfield, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Traveled 3 hours to my daughters favorite restaraunt in Cincinnati, Via Vite, to celebrate her 25th birthday and success in medical school. A little slow out of the gates as they forgot to relay the special event to our server however after that it was off to the races. It ended up being one of the best dining experiences we've... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I went with a friend for dinner. I tried the Skate fish, it was a little salty and Overall the cauliflower purée was tasty. At first one bartender made my drink too strong but fixed it. My friend had the seafood soup and was good. The Brussels sprouts were tasty but too much oil. The happy hour prices are excellent.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I was here for a rehearsal dinner in September. The service was great, food was very good, and setting in downtown Cincinnati was ideal for hosting out-of-towners. I'm assuming it's a little pricey for a casual dinner, but it's a great space for a special night out or large celebration.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Via Vite is located in a great spot, right at Fountain Square. I went for my birthday dinner, and I thought the food was very good but way overpriced. My crispy gnocchi was delicious, but small and you had to pay around $5 for each ingredient you wanted to add--I'm sorry, $5 to add spinach to my already-overpriced gnocchi was... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We visited during "Restaurant Week" and chose the prix fixe three course menu. I was with two other people so we ordered one of each item (appetizer, entree and dessert). The server was very gracious and made sure we had plenty of plates to share with each other. The chef came out, shook everyone's hand and remarked about how cool... More

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Additional Information about Via Vite

Address: 520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: +1 513-721-8483
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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