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Via Vite

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (On Fountain Square, Fifth & Vine Streets)
+1 513-721-8483
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
All 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
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Dayton, Ohio
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122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is great because it's so convenient, but it's rather unimposing upon approach and so my expectations were weren't for what we found inside. The bar is energetic and the bartender was knowledgeable and personable. The dining room (we were seated downstairs but there is an upper level and a patio overlooking Fountain Square) was still energetic but quieter... More 

Thank BGBeth
Budd Lake
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pastas were very good, cooked properly, and served with the correct additions (parm and fresh pepper). Pizzas were ok, although I think the crust was better than the toppings. The bread was great. Service was excellent, which can make or break any dining experience.

Thank Marian T
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We go here for lunch occasionally, the service has always been good and the food is very nice. The view across the square is nice if you can sit out on the balcony and its not too hot.

Thank HankScorpioLondon
Cincinnati, Ohio
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388 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is excellent. I've never been dissatisfied with the food, but the servers and bartenders make it worth returning.

Thank explorepossibilities
United States
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved my meal here, but most of all I felt so relaxed in the restaurant itself. It's very beautiful, right on Fountain Square, you almost feel like you're in the trees. Pizza was delicious, as were the artichokes. Service was fantastic.

1 Thank aph03
Cincinnati, OHio
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Italian food, great drinks, great atmosphere (not too noisy) and real comfort. The Bolognese and lasagna are simply divine. Excellent service and easy parking in the lot under Fountain Square. If weather permits, eat outside.

Thank CarpeDiem1944
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were for lunch at Via Vite. The menu card hasn't changed for years so all dishes look familiar. Importantly, they all come with the same level of consistent quality, slightly above the average. The service is very effective and thus good if you are on a limited time span. Interestingly, the bill came with a calculation for 15< 20... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Business dinner for four. Happy hour at the bar until 6PM. Everything is 50% off not just well drinks > Everything. Open kitchen where you can see them making the pizza. View of Fountain Square - very nice. Service was spot on. Everything was very good. Bruschetta on Blue Oven bread was awesome. Crust on the pizza from the authentic... More 

Thank Ready_For_Sun10
Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Via Vite is a spot on the Square where you can go in jeans or jacket and tie. The food offering is eclectic and interesting. Our group was headed to an event...we informed our server we were in a bit of a hurry. The restaurant met our needs with prompt and excellent service. I had the lamb shank, and it... More 

Thank Chuckadv101
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and a good, reasonably priced menu. Great view from rooftop terrace also. Would thoroughly recommend

Thank DRojasor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $50
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?