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Via Vite

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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520 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3103 (On Fountain Square, Fifth & Vine Streets)
+1 513-721-8483
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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361 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had not dined at Via Vite for some time so we were looking forward to the dinner. We were really disappointed as it seems the service and quality have slipped. We wonder if maybe Chef Pietoso may just not have enough time to keep an eye on things. The hostess took us to our table, laid the menus down,... More 

Thank LibbyH1
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was disappointed in the value. For a family of four it cost $170, nothing outrageous, two glasses of wine. We were surprised, especially as one dinner entree - the scallops - came with three scallops, sauce but literally nothing else, for $30.00. Was expecting more.

Thank CinciPatron
Great White North
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Via Vite is still good, fun, and the staff is TERRIFIC, warm, caring. Alas, the F&B is not what it used to be (of course neither is Essex). This was the second of two Downtown Vine St. restaurants we visited this weekend, and while we did enjoy ourselves, we both agreed we will not be rushing back. And this does... More 

Thank essexofwessex
cristian p, Owner at Via Vite, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We wanted to thank you for your detailed review. We always assure our dishes are prepared to perfection and our culinary team and chef take criticism at heart. We would love to invite you back to taste other preparations that may satisfy your palate a bit more ( the bolognese may be pedestrian, indeed it's a pure simple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I spent the day in downtown Cincinnati and made quick and easy reservations online for the restaurant. The hosting and wait staff were fantastic; very welcoming and kind. Our server, Trey, was great. Very personable and helpful in selecting an entree. The food was filling and so very delicious. It made a great ending to a great... More 

1 Thank ZRMD
Cincinnati, Ohio
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465 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious lunch with family here on a beautiful fall day! The half and half lunch special allowed me to enjoy both the faro soup and their delicious goat cheese salad! Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals and the pasta dishes were cooked to perfection!

Thank luckyno39
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed dining here on a Sunday evening. The food was really good. We were able to sit outside by Fountain Square. The service was good; and the manager stopped by our table to ask if everything was to our liking. We would definitely go again if we were in Cincinnati! Thanks for a great evening.

1 Thank Frenchiechic
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lunch break with 1800 other attendees in downtown Cincinnati. Lunch was difficult because of time and only so many restaurants open on Sunday. Nine of us walked in and were told that it may take awhile but the restaurant could accommodate us. We were more than accommodated! The service was above and beyond expectations. The food was... More 

1 Thank GarcMay
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for the brunch but we had been quite unhappy. Service is excellent but the food is really bad,not true Italian at all. On top,heavy to digest! Very disappointing.

Thank Hotpuste
cristian p, Owner at Via Vite, responded to this review
Google Translation

Caro signore , le rispondo in italiano perché credo che lei sia italiano come me. Mi chiamo Cristian e sono... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been couple of times to this place and was never disappointed. The food is good, service really nice and helpful. You need to ask what is the special of the day as these are nice surprises - this time I took Greek yogurt/cucumber and beet salad and it was really nice. The raspberry tart was a perfect desert to... More 

1 Thank Tomasz K
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good drinks and Italian cuisine with the hustle and bustle of the Cincinnati Square as your backdrop. I love this door because it brings the outside in and you feel like you are part of the action. Great spot for after work dinner with my team when I am visiting the city. I had the minestrone soup which was a... More 

Thank Jeff A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $50
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
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 St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3103
    (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?