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Via Vite

520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
513 721-8483
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Ranked #41 of 1,729 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Cincinnati, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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
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186 reviews 186 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW 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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Denver, Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I wasn't impressed. Our waiter was kind of arrogant. Cincinnati isn't the culinary center of the world. The food was ok. I had gnocchi. It was very buttery but wasn't really to my taste. However, the people watching and the view of fountain plaza is fantastic.

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Norwood, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped in Cincinnati as a halfway point on our trip. Neither of us had been there before. We walked out of the hotel and wandered around, trying to find a place to eat. They were holding a music festival, and as we went up to watch, we saw the restaurant. We got the giardiniera and salame for an appetizer.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I wanted a nice filling meal and not from a chain. I ordered the lasagna and it was amazing. Fresh made pasta sheets layered with bolognese sauce and cream sauce. Amazing. Served with a side of sauce and cream; I used to dip each bite into. Great atmosphere even though a band was playing by the fountain.... More

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Dayton Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great food. it was Friday evening so we sat at the table for about 15 minutes before anyone ever waited on us but they were quite busy. They ran out of lasagna which is what I was looking forward to but the meal I did get was delicious.

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Dayton, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We visited this restaurant last night before attending a concert at US Bank Arena. Our server, Arwa, was beyond wonderful. She was attentive, knowledgeable and sensitive to a possible time constraint on our part. We orderd the Soup of the Day, The Honeymoon Salad and the Asparagus and Mascarpone Ravioli with Lobster. I recommend all three. My daughter was so... More

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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Last weekend my boyfriend and I went to visit his family in Cincinnati. We stopped here for brunch and we asked to be seated outside because the weather was very nice. We were take to the rooftop which had a great view! I ordered a BLT and added a friend egg- SIMPLY MOUTH WATERING!!!I have ordered BLT's elsewhere....and NOWHERE have... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited this restaurant for a private function. What a great location in Fountain Square!! They made an assortment of awesome appetizers and cooked up a bunch of brick oven pizzas! Super tasty! Live music, great service and a perfect place for people watching!

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