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Via Vite

520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
+1 513-721-8483
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Ranked #34 of 1,724 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
Brussels
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
186 reviews 186 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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
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22 reviews 22 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
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20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband I were looking for a slow, indulgent meal to celebrate the end of a very stressful series of weeks. Via Vite came highly recommended by our "foodie" relatives - and wow, were they right! Despite the hubbub outside on Fountain Square where a band was performing and a "Zombie Walk" was in progress, inside the restaurant it was... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Service was great for our party of 10, and the food was satisfying. I had the scallops. While the portion of three was the joke of the evening, with appetizers and a salad I was content. I had no room for dessert.

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