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Via Vite

520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
513 721-8483
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Ranked #35 of 1,722 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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 - 10:00 pm
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
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
92 reviews 92 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you go to the Arnoff for a matinee, plan ahead and make reservations at Via Vite. Best lamb shank I ever had

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Sioux Falls, SD
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

While vacationing, we stopped here to eat before going to a concert. We had never been to Cincinnati, so one of my sons used restaurant review sites to pick this restaurant. I am so very glad this is the place he chose. The menu has a wide variety of choices, definitely not the usual Italian fare you see at chain... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife and I dined here for our anniversary. Great location on Fountain Square and awesome staff (Kate was fantastic and very knowledge). Food was authentic and very good. It was a contemporary Italian menu with a diversity if choices. Not your typical "American" Italian fare and it was great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We stopped over in Cincinnati for the night at asked for recommendations for Italian Restaurants. The concierge nailed this one! The food and atmosphere were great and the value was even better! I would definitely recommend this place if your looking for great Italian food.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This restaurant is in a great location right on Fountain Square. There are tables outside and a very convenient parking garage. The service was great, but I was disappointed in the food selections. I wanted a simple breakfast of eggs but that is not on the menu. I ordered the Tuscan breakfast, which is a lot of beans with pork... More

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Cincinnati, OH
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went on a weekend evening for dinner and the place was quite busy. The food is creative and well beyond your typical Italian meatball and spaghetti parlor. We got a 1/2 price deal on a bottle of wine but the bill still approached $100 for 2 people. You can cut costs by ordering pizza but for a full meal,... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

I'd recommend Via Vite for lunch rather than dinner. They seem too rushed to turn the tables in the evening that the dinner doesn't feel as enjoyable as it should for the prices. However at lunch the food is good and appropriately portioned and priced right. Try it for lunch instead.

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