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Via Vite

520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
513 721-8483
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Ranked #29 of 1,698 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Cross street: On Fountain Square, Fifth & Vine Streets
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  • English first
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

My wife and I decided to try Vie Vite before a show at the Aronoff. I was disappointed about almost every single aspect of the experience. The host was emotionless and unfriendly. The tables are practically stacked on top of each other. The service was horrible. Our order wasn't taken until after well after we finished our appetizer. Perhaps a... More

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Birmingham, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I grabbed a quick brunch here with friends on Sunday before heading home. We stayed at the Westin which is right across the street. We walked right into the restaurant around 11:15 and there was no wait. (You can use opentable on their website if you want to make a reservation) I am dairy and gluten intolerant and they were... More

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Dominican Republic
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Loved the menu here and had a difficult time selecting my dinner. Definitely want to go back to try something else but my ahi tuna was so good I would get that again. The ambiance is a little noisy so not real romantic but in a great location on the square. The food is excellent as well as the service.... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This restaurant is located on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati. In spite of its awkward location on the Square, the restaurant is well appointed with a comfortable bar, lovely tables, and outdoor seating upstairs. The Chef and Owner, Cristian is from the Tuscan region of Italy and the menu offers an excellent selection of real Italian food. We have had... More

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Cincinnati
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I just ate at Via Vite for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I had the most amazing meal! I had the veal and ricotta meat balls for appetizer. YUM! The warm Boucheron goat cheese salad followed. It was beyond wonderful! For the main course I had the lamb shank. The meat on that bone was massive, tender... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Via Vite is located on beautiful Fountain Square and offers very good Italian food and wine. We've dined here several times and have always enjoyed the food and experience.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We are never disappointed when we eat at Via Vite. Whether it's lunch, dinner, or drinks on the piazza, it's always a sure thing. Delicious menu, fun bar, professional and friendly servers. We know Chef Cristian is very involved and it shows. Try the caramel complexity dessert but beware that it will become your favorite in town. And I am... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Buyer Beware!!! I used to enjoy the food here, especially during their incredible happy hour. Unfortunately, my most recent visit wasn't nearly as good. Some friends hosted a group 'drinks and dinner' birthday celebration here on Saturday night. The pre-meal service wasn't too bad. The food for dinner was pretty good. The service at the end was the deal killer.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Good variety of salads, sandwiches and entrees. Salmon was outstanding. Service was friendly and professional.

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Hong Kong
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The atmosphere is good and environment is cozy for breakfast or lunch. I had vegetarian pizza, which was not so very good but still ok. But minestrone soup was good and tiramisu was great.

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