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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 - 1:00 am
Closed 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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
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Caro signore , le rispondo in italiano perché credo che lei sia italiano come me. Mi chiamo Cristian e sono... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
Cincinnati, Ohio
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in for lunch without a reservation on a Thursday (12:16 pm). Sat immediately at an open spot at the bar, ordered the Margherita pizza to go. Came within 16 minutes. Fairly large for one person. Thin crust, as I like it. Sauce went only to an inch from the edge and cheese was light... still, delicious. Not your bargain... More 

Thank VeronicaS713
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A reasonable atmosphere for business lunch- certainly an ideal location Ok hostess staff (seemed bored) The food was very good We had salads and pasta ) homemade pasta) Wouldn't be my 1 st go to place but good enough

Thank Bradley S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here over Labor Day weekend and even though I had previously lived in Cincinnati for 8 years, I had never been to this particular restaurant. My boyfriend and friends were wanting Italian and this looked interesting so I made the reservation and crossed my fingers that it was worth it! The food was actually very good even though... More 

Thank memmers
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to VV a number of times...never disappoints. Chef visits tables, engages with customers, and genuinely seems to enjoy the interaction and creating magical meals. A great meal in a great setting!

Thank ProfTraveler58
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is delicious, but the waitresses make it feel like you're home. Very attentive, but not too overbearing

Thank Larry V
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overpriced italian eats with very expensive drinks. Great location on fountain square in downtown Cincinnati. We went here before a Reds game but wow the prices are high.

Thank SM91411
Naperville, Illinois
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82 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Via Vite about a year ago and really enjoyed their take on Italian food. I must admit the server advised several times that the portions were on the smaller side, so I was warned. However, prices were on the higher side...Had the Cod and it was delicious. Daughter had the Gnocci and it was good too. Split a... More 

Thank KevinK5211

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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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?