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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 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
Cincinnati's Bi-Polar Restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
enofile1
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Calgary Alberta Canada
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great location and great pizza. I had brunch there once and was not impressed, but lunch and dinner have been very good.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The appetizers and pizzas were excellent. I had a very tasty hard cider and a few people had the peach Belini and loved it. Decent wine selection. There were 8 of us, they set up a table for us upstairs (they have an elevator) and seated us very quickly. The wait staff were very knowledgable about the menu and very... More 

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Granville, Ohio
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We made a return visit to this restaurant for Sunday brunch. It was just as good as the last time. The chef in the kitchen knows what they are doing. Service was also good. We had the breakfast pizza and crab cake sandwich. All were delicious.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This place is fun. Different rooms and then a upper deck that views Fountain Square and the big screen TV. The liver pate bruschetta was yummy as was the pizza and meat and cheese tray. Has a nice happy hour and also easy if you work downtown. Parking at Fountain Square if you have to drive in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Just had the bruschetta and the crispy gnocchi...was absolutely delicious!! Wonderful service by Madison! Hope to return!

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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: 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?