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520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
+1 513-721-8483
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Ranked #32 of 1,747 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $50
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
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We sat at the bar on a busy pre-holiday Friday night and it was delightful. We ordered mojitos. I know, that's a summer drink but the taste buds want what they want. It was a great mojito. Then we shared a white pizza and it was one of the best I've had anywhere in town. Paltry dessert selection but we... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We were visiting Cincinnati for a two night get away--had heard mixed things about this restaurant but decided to give it a try as it was an easy walk from our hotel--so glad we did. We had an 8pm reservation which we were unable to change so,we went early in hopes of a place at the bar but they offered... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Great food, service, menu! Our waitress was extremely helpful as we had not dined there before. She explained a lot of the food and how it was prepared as well as when asked, offered suggestions. I am not a bread person but this was so good, I went back for more! I had tuna and it was better than any... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Our family usually doesn't venture downtown to have dinner together, but since we were near Fountain Square, we decided to give this restaurant a try. We all enjoyed our meals very much and were so glad we stopped there. I love lamb and especially loved the way their lamb shank was presented and how delicious it was! I will definitely... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Excellent choice of food the gnocchi was excellent followed by the Bolognese and very good wine selection highly recommend this delicious restaurant on fountaine square

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Cincinnati, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Via Vite has one of the best locations in Cincinnati; right on Fountain Square making it prime for great people watching while you dine. And the food is sublime. Terrific salads including their famous Boucheron Goat Cheese salad, and the in-season Greek-styled tomato salad that Chef Cristian experienced in Greece on his honeymoon and now recreates every summer at the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

First, this restaurant is enormous. It is on the second floor of the building overlooking Fountain Square in Cincinnati. This was our first time here, the restaurant was full. There was plenty of in-and-out, with turnover caused by diners finishing their meals with no pressure. Table spacing is a little tight but not uncomfortable. The noise level was moderate-to-low. Serving... More 

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Los Angeles
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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