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Sun, 5/31
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $50
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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APPETIZERS
Bread Basket
assortment of Allez hand crafted sourdough, California extra virgin olive oil
Serves 2-4 USD 2
Fig & Goat Cheese Bruschetta
fig jam, olive oil whipped goat cheese, crushed almonds, chive
USD 8
Potato Souffle
melted Irish butter, parmigiano, trapanese pesto
USD 10
Peperonata & Ricotta Bruschetta
whipped ricotta, chive, extra virgin olive oil
USD 9
Veal Meatballs
veal ricotta meatballs, lemon zest, parmigiano, tomato butter sauce
USD 9
SOUPS
Porcini Mushroom
Capezzana extra virgin olive oil, parmigiano, chive, crostini
USD 5
USD 7
Via Vite's Yellow Pepper
parmigiano, olive oil, croutons
USD 5
USD 7
Cioppino
clams, calamari, tomato broth, crostini
USD 6
USD 8
PASTAS
Penne Bolognese
penne, traditional beef meat sauce
USD 14
Veal Meatball USD 3.5
Potato Gnocchi
spicy tomato vodka sauce
USD 13
Locally Made Italian Sausage USD 3
Spaghettini Arrabbiata
pomodoro sauce, garlic, italian parsley, red pepper flake
USD 13
Veal Meatball USD 3.5
Tortelloni "Babbo"
porcini tortelloni, broccolini, mushroom, brandy-cream, prosciutto crudo
USD 14
Orecchiette Rapini Pesto and Sausage
locally made Italian sausage, Calabrian chili, seasonal rapini pesto
USD 14
ENTREES
Paninis: come with your choice of soup or side of mixed field green salad. Add your choice of protein to any salad (faroe island salmon $7, grilled chicken breast $5, pan roasted shrimp $7)
Prosciutto Panino
prosciutto crudo, stracciatella, arugula, citronette
USD 13
Chicken Milanese
breaded chicken breast, peperonata, salsa verde
USD 17
Boucheron Goat Cheese
spring mix, frisee, pistachios, raspberry-truffle vinaigrette
USD 13
Salmon & Quinoa
beets, spring mix, goat cheese, sherry vinaigrette, faroe island salmon
USD 18
Via Vite Chicken Caesar
housemade caesar dressing, romaine, parmigiano, croutons, grilled chicken
USD 14
Baby Arugula Salad
prosciutto crudo, pinenuts, parmigiano, citronette
USD 13
"Insieme" Salad
romaine lettuce, radicchio, spicy shallot vinaigrette, Ligurian olives, ciliegine mozzarella, tomatoes, Tuscan finocchiona, giardiniera, oregano, parmigiano
USD 15
PICK TWO COMBO
$14. Served simultaneously
SOUPS
Yellow Pepper
Porcini Mushroom
Cioppino
SALADS
Field Greens
Caesar
Boucheron
PASTAS
Penne Bolognese
Gnocchi alla Vodka
Orecchiette Rapini Pesto
DRINKS
WINES BY THE GLASS
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Reviewed March 10, 2020

Try to visit this restaurant every so often as the food is good, location is great and it's fun and easy to park and be downtown. The special of the day was Penne Bolagnese and it is delicious. I couldn't eat it every day as...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 29, 2020

The restaurant is very modern and was nice and warm on a chilly night. The pasta was very good as was the entire meal. Good service and sat on a window and watched the people in the square.

Date of visit: October 2019
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490taylorc, Owner at Via Vite, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2020

Thanks so much for the stars! People watching from our cozy dining room is one of my favorite things to do too! We hope to see you back again soon. :)

Reviewed December 26, 2019

My husband and I stopped in here on our way to a dinner party. We had read about their great happy hour specials so we went on a search to find the place. It was located in the park, but around a corner. The space...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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490taylorc, Owner at Via Vite, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2019

tigg189074, thank you so much! Honestly, I always tell people that I think the Chef's table is the best spot in house.. you get to see everything! So happy that we could provide you with such a memorable experience. Please come back and see us...More

Reviewed December 21, 2019

The restaurant overlooks Fountain Square. On the outside, the building is metal sheets. But inside is the design improves, and the room is filled with wood and appropriate lighting. My wife and I shared an arugula salad, and we both had bolognese. The serving size...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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490taylorc, Owner at Via Vite, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2019

Wow! Thank you so much for such an awesome review! It pleases us more than you know, hearing that our guests see and appreciate everything that we do so carefully. Please come back and see us again soon!!

Reviewed December 13, 2019

3 of us were celebrating dghtr's engagement. And now I can't wait to return! The Fig & Goat Cheese Bruschetta was to die for, with a generous portion size for all to share. I didn't think it could get any better until I had the...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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490taylorc, Owner at Via Vite, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2019

Yvonne, wow! Thank you so much for such an amazing review! We are so happy that we could make your night. Please come back and dine with us again soon! Ciao! :)

Reviewed November 19, 2019

After various visits we brought friends before a concert but it wasn’t as good as previous visits. Our waitress had way too many tables but was attentive anyway. Even though I ordered a salad with the dressing on the side it came with it on...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Taylor C, Public Relations Manager at Via Vite, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2019

Lawrol, I am so sorry to hear that we missed the mark on your experience. If you would be so kind as to email me directly, I would love to get more details and try to make up for this. We do have a few...More

Reviewed November 13, 2019

Party of 3, we ordered a Margharita pizza for an appetizer. Crust is good but sauce is overloaded with garlic. Two out of the three meals were just average, nothing special. Wine list is weak. Service is just OK. So, in my opinion do yourself...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Taylor C, Public Relations Manager at Via Vite, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2019

Lucca, I would love to hear more about your experience/what kind of wines you would have liked to see/etc. If you would be so kind as to email me directly at zak@viaviterestaurant.com, I would love to make it up to you, as I am sure...More

Reviewed November 6, 2019 via mobile

The salmon dish I had was outstanding. My table mates had the same and we all raved about it. The bolognese pasta was also great. Excellent service and great setting right in fountain square.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Taylor C, Public Relations Manager at Via Vite, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2019

Thank you so much Lori! You can never go wrong with the Penne Bolognese (come in on Mondays during lunch for 1/2 off Bolo!) We look forward to seeing you again soon :)

Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

I had dinner with a group of friends and the hostess was able to accommodate our group, which was larger than originally anticipated, that was appreciated. The food and service were good. I have a comment about the bill. We ordered 5 chocolate brûlée’s for...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Taylor C, Public Relations Manager at Via Vite, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2019

Thank you Ina for the review! We apologize that those 2 extra brûlées were missed and not taken off of your bill. If you would like, we can easily provide you with a couple desserts on us the next time you are in. Just let...More

Reviewed October 14, 2019

We have celebrated two different birthdays at Via Vite this year and have not been disappointed. The variety of the menu and the flavor of the dishes is excellent. While the portions may be small, we thought they were adequate without waste. We look forward...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Taylor C, Public Relations Manager at Via Vite, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2019

Thank you QSentry! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Terri K
March 2, 2020|
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Response from Ina_31 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, it is an Italian restaurant. I suggest contacting the restaurant directly, they are the best to advise.
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Response from Sharon455 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry! We parked at our hotel, so I do not know. Call the restaurant!!!
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