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Via Vite

520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
513 721-8483
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Ranked #29 of 1,705 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
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
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Cincinnati
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

A restaurant for frequent dinning. Service is always good with the staff usually well trained. Wine list is modest but a number of the bottles are well chosen. The food is a cut above what the overall ambiance would lead you to expect- it can border on the excellent while the overall atmosphere would lead you to expect "very good."... More

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Bayville, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Ate here for dinner while visiting my son ... was trying to find authentic italian food that he is used to from back home. I must say I was pleasantly surprised at how good the gnocchi were...I also met the chef and owner and we spoke in Italian so i KNOW its the real deal!! Would definitely recommend it! Thankfully,... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Visited on a lovely Saturday evening before a downtown theater performance. We were seated exactly where I requested, by the window with a fabulous view of Fountain Square and the gorgeous Tyler Davidson Fountain. We shared a pizza margherita for an appetizer, which was delicious, then a lovely salad with goat cheese, simply superb, and both had pasta entrees. Husband... More

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bthom22
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We already had plans for dinner downtown, but stopped @ Via Vite for a few drinks prior. There server inquired if we would like menu's and we casually mentioned we were celebrating our 34 wedding anniversary. She quickly asked if we would like desert before dinner. We kindly accepted a small sampling of 3 small deserts. It was fantastic. When... More

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Alexandria, Kentucky
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Got their special of the day with glass of wine and it was great. We told the lady it was our anniversary and she gave us a complimentary dessert. Our first time there and would go back again. Server was great, food was excellent. It has a great atmosphere. Will have to try dinner with friends.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My wife and I decided to try Vie Vite before a show at the Aronoff. I was disappointed about almost every single aspect of the experience. The host was emotionless and unfriendly. The tables are practically stacked on top of each other. The service was horrible. Our order wasn't taken until after well after we finished our appetizer. Perhaps a... More

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Birmingham, Michigan
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I grabbed a quick brunch here with friends on Sunday before heading home. We stayed at the Westin which is right across the street. We walked right into the restaurant around 11:15 and there was no wait. (You can use opentable on their website if you want to make a reservation) I am dairy and gluten intolerant and they were... More

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Dominican Republic
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Loved the menu here and had a difficult time selecting my dinner. Definitely want to go back to try something else but my ahi tuna was so good I would get that again. The ambiance is a little noisy so not real romantic but in a great location on the square. The food is excellent as well as the service.... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This restaurant is located on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati. In spite of its awkward location on the Square, the restaurant is well appointed with a comfortable bar, lovely tables, and outdoor seating upstairs. The Chef and Owner, Cristian is from the Tuscan region of Italy and the menu offers an excellent selection of real Italian food. We have had... More

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Cincinnati
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I just ate at Via Vite for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I had the most amazing meal! I had the veal and ricotta meat balls for appetizer. YUM! The warm Boucheron goat cheese salad followed. It was beyond wonderful! For the main course I had the lamb shank. The meat on that bone was massive, tender... More

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