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Via Vite

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Central Business District
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520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (On Fountain Square, Fifth & Vine Streets)
+1 513-721-8483
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 141
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Underrated spot

My girlfriend and I stopped in for dinner on a whim, having eaten at most of Cincinnati's premier fine dining restaurants, and we were pleasantly surprised with everything we experienced here. We had stopped in for drinks before, but had never eaten, and we will be back. The wine list is great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
evice1
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I stopped in for dinner on a whim, having eaten at most of Cincinnati's premier fine dining restaurants, and we were pleasantly surprised with everything we experienced here. We had stopped in for drinks before, but had never eaten, and we will be back. The wine list is great, the yellow pepper soup was darn good, and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were celebrating his birthday and an anniversary. We had gift cards to Via Vite and finally decided to try it. We both come from VERY Italian backgrounds, so we rarely choose Italian restaurants because our standards are a bit high (ha!). The vibe is upscale casual with eclectic music playing. The wait staff is very friendly,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and 4 month old daughter dined here during restaurant week. The mood is upscale casual in that the food is upscale yet you can really come as you are and not feel under-dressed. However the wait staff were very professional and accomodating of my daughter. A high chair was provided but she didn't really use it. Since it... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were seated outside on the patio which is a great spot to enjoy the weather and watch the Reds if the weather is nice. The service and food were both great. I highly recommend the gnocchi entree.

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Mason, OH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We were there early on a Sunday evening and were 1 of 2 tables filled in the restaurant. The server was great- the food was ok but the menu was very small and did not have a lot of options. We did appreciate the half price bottle of wine suggestion and we both liked our meals- but for the price... More 

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Skillman, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great bar and decent Italian food (wouldn't call it amazing) in a great location. Wait staff very friendly and diet-accommodating. Complimentary bread should be served warm. Ravioli is delicious as is the pesto.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great outdoor dining on the square. We have had several work functions here and they are also accommodating. The food is fancy - so your kids may not like it, great wine list!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

One of the best meals we've had. Great food - daughter had the tuna, I had the hen. Megan, our server, was beyond outstanding - I mean, top notch. The chef coming out was a nice touch. Moderately priced ($20-30) - nice environment, top level place.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had the happy hour tour. half priced beers and wine. and the happy hour menu was fantastic. the pizza and bruchetta are a must. we sat on the outside patio and enjoyed a view of the Fountain Square and listened to music playing there

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The ambiance at Via Vite is wonderful - they have quiet places as well as places to dine with a crowd. They also have a patio. Great food - the chef comes out to check how you liked his food - excellent service. We have been here a couple of times and will definitely come back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    (On Fountain Square, Fifth & Vine Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-721-8483

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
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

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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?