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Via Vite

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

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  • 30
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  • 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
Great location, good food!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A weekend getaway with my two adult daughters had us looking for the perfect spot for our Saturday evening meal. After reading mixed reviews, we chose to take our chance on this downtown spot located right on Fountain Square. We were more than satisfied with our choice. We had requested an outdoor table but quickly realized that the entertainment on... More 

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Calgary Alberta Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Nice location, with outside seating, I thought my meal was 20% higher priced than the quality of the food. Service was good, but not stellar.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I have been referring to this restaurant as Via Vitae for several years, and thus I am embarrassed. Why family, friends and acquaintances never corrected me, is beyond my hyper critical persona. I would have corrected me immediately! Food from Via Whatever addresses my taste buds several times a month. I live a few blocks away, and stop in or... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very convenient with both indoor and outdoor dining. A very nice menu with excellent fresh pasta. We split a fresh greens salad with candied walnuts which was excellent and then had the trout and the pasta with sausage. If considering outside, think about any music presentations on the square. There is pervasive music inside but the noise level is manageable.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

One of our favorite brunch spots! The menu offers enough variety for the pickiest of eaters. A little pricey, so it wouldn't be a regular spot unless you have the funds for that. The ambiance is casual and makes anyone feel comfortable to come dine. We were very happy with the portions and the flavor of everything we've ordered here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Bolenese is the best! The owners are from Italy and consider their dishes to be craft and the are . Great location on Fountain Square. Excellent drinks and crowd for Happy Hour. Easy parking. "Belowdecks" Fountain. It is my go to place for friends and family. Good first date spot as well

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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, Pizza

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?