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Fri, 5/14
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Central Business District
1.4 miles from Cincinnati Museum Center
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$15 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed October 19, 2020 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant. Check in easy (although they should separate the phone calls & in person process), great ambiance, terrific food, quick & attentive service. Nice menu& extremely delicious specials. Will be back!!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed June 26, 2020 via mobile

Christian and his staff always make us very welcome and the varied menu always excells. The "go to" in downtown Cincinnati.

Date of visit: June 2020
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...it is rich and creamy but a really good dish, especially with the veal meatball.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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
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...is beautiful inside. Gorgeous lighting and decor. When we walked in the bar area was very packed. The hostess greeted us right away and I told her we were just there for drinks. She told us the chefs table at the far side of the bar was available for happy hour as well. Which was very nice of her to let us know that instead of cramming in to grab a drink! Our server came right over and grabbed us a drink. The prices were great and we were able to watch the chefs prepping for dinner. If we didn't have dinner plans we would have grabbed food as well, but unfortunately we had to move on.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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...was perfect. Dessert was their specialty, the raspberry bavarese. It's is a dessert consisting of milk thickened with eggs and gelatin, into which whipped cream is folded. It sets up in a cold mold and is unmolded for serving. Perfect and refreshing after the pasta.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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...Orecchiette Rapini Pesto & Sausage with big chunks of sausage in an outstanding pesto. Husband said his Pork Chop was the best he'd ever tasted with a wonderful flavor (we didn't care for the side of Cannellini Beans however.) And dghtr said the only better Gnocchi she'd had was in Italy. Portion sizes were just right and not over-priced. Comfy spacious crisp clean modern atmosphere. Great location with parking underground. See you in a few wks with guests from out-of-town!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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...and when I stated that it was wrong it was set in front of me anyway. I had to ask for a replacement. I ordered mussels and they arrived without a special fork or bowl for shells and at least a third where still closed. After looking forward to eating there I left very disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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...a favor and find another restaurant!!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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
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 :)

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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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Sorry! We parked at our hotel, so I do not know. Call the restaurant!!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Via Vite

  • Yes, Via Vite offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Via Vite offers delivery services.

  • Via Vite is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5