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520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
+1 513-721-8483
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Ranked #33 of 1,761 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
Cincinnati
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was a wonderful surprise, especially since I wasn't expecting it to be as terrific as it was. We had a 6 p.m. reservation on a Saturday night and the place was already full but we were seated immediately. Our server was prompt and helpful. The menu has an excellent assortment of options. I had their signature yellow pepper soup,... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Via Vite is simply my "go to" restaurant when I want a taste of Italy. I continue to try different items on their menu every visit, and yet to find something that isn't perfection. Amazing pizzas, incredible and luscious soups, and I could just live on their lemon ricotta appetizer or their pasta bolognase. Their prices are extremely reasonable for... More 

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Ohio
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Always receive excellent service at Via Vite. The food is really good and the best lamb shank I've ever had. I also recommend the goat cheese salad. The view of Fountain Square is lovely, especially in winter with the holiday lights. Parking in the garage under the square is convenient.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Four of us had a late lunch here on a quiet Sunday afternoon. The room is modern, very open, but the big round booths are comfortable and inviting. The staff are very nice and welcoming. Service is attentive and hospitable. The food we had was mediocre. The fresh Italian bread was excellent. I enjoyed the bruschetta-of-the-day, and the daily soup,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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fairfax,Virginia
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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

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

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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Cincinnati
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 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
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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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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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