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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
First Time - False Advertisement

This was my first time dining here, and it was suggested that they had good late night options after visiting a concert downtown. i was disappointed they had ONE food option. Which was pizza, they didn't offer a salad or anything. We arrived after 11 pm and their website clearly states late menu... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
sylkiest1
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Cincinnati
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Cincinnati
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was my first time dining here, and it was suggested that they had good late night options after visiting a concert downtown. i was disappointed they had ONE food option. Which was pizza, they didn't offer a salad or anything. We arrived after 11 pm and their website clearly states late menu from 11-1 Friday and Saturday nights. All... More 

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kentucky
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Great food! Menu to suit anyone's taste. Yellow pepper soup is wonderful! Cocktail and wine list is the best! Loved this place ... exceptional service.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Their bolognese is the best thing on the menu. Lots of other good stuff too. The cioppino is worth a try as well.

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Cincinnati
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A group of 6 of us (4 adults, 2 12-year olds dined here on 2/13. The restaurant was already set up with dozens of 2 person tables for Valentine's Day. I thought the restaurant did a good job of giving the early Valentine's Day diners a good experience, while giving those in larger groups the upstairs area or booths. The... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great happy hour! Check it out. Nice patio in the summer. Chef Christian is friendly and likes to meet his dining clients during their meal sometimes. Seasonal offerings are nice. Would like to see them change the color in their dining room. Overall great place. Your can bring your little ones here but I recommend coming a little earlier in... More 

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Cincinnati
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
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
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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