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$15 - $65
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Italian, Bar, Pub, Northern-Italian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Central Business District
1.4 miles from Cincinnati Museum Center
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Reviewed June 26, 2022

I tried the potato leek souk. They used an immersion blender so the soup was over-blended producing a slimy consistency. The burrata was delicious. Happy hour is fantasticMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Jason L, Marketing at Via Vite, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2022

Hi Suguen! Thanks for dining with Via Vite and leaving us a review. Sorry to hear you did not enjoy the Potato Leek Soup. We do use an immersion blender to create a velvety consistency, but our chefs are reviewing the procedure to ensure the...More

Reviewed May 7, 2022

Second visit for my wife & me to this upscale dining spot in the heart of Downtown Cincinnati. They have made some very attractive updates to the interior that have improved the dining experience (new lighting, rearranging the seating spaces). Our tableside service was excellent,...with Lauryn giving us personal attention and catering to our individual needs & curiosities about the wide variety of menu items. All of our food was uniquely flavorful (Arancini appetizer, Seafood Risotto, Tagliatelle Bolognese), and the serving sizes were generous. We will return on our next downtown stay, hopefully to try the chef's specials.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 21, 2022 via mobile

Reservation request was very good, overall service was lacking in timing and completeness, food quality excellent. I will return.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 14, 2022

The first night was awesome, so we went back the next night and took four guests with us! They all loved the food and service. One of the best dinners we have had in an Italian restaurant! Incredible

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 28, 2022

The food here is very mediocre. The atomsphere would probably nice in the main dining room however we got seated in a 4 table small room over looking their storage area/outdoor patio. the waitress was the best part of this very poor expierience

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 6, 2021

Dining at Via Vite was an unexpected treat during our weekend honeymoon...and very much worth it! From drinks to our dark chocolate dessert, we enjoyed every bite!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 28, 2021 via mobile

If you want good Italian food, you cannot go wrong here. Both tomato sauces we had were zesty but not too spicy. The dishes would unique, but different fun and good. We would happily return.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 21, 2021

ate here twice in a week, very close if not one block away from Netherlands Hotel. Risotto (seafood) is great. Wine list more than adequate. Went with a group each night and everyone loved the food.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 22, 2021 via mobile

Went for dinner, first time in Cincinnati, staying at the Hyatt a few blocks away. It’s in a great location in Fountain Square. The food was very good, we had the gnocchi and the honeymoon salad and a valrhona chocolate creme brûlée. The service was...prompt and friendly. Would recommend if you are in the area. Easy walk from several area hotels.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2021 via mobile

Food exceeded expectations and both the bartender and waitress provided excellent suggestions for both food and Super Tuscan wines. The Bruschetta was on moist chewy bread with a light crust, layered with whipped goat cheese, fig jam, chives and chopped Marcona almonds. The lightly charred...octopus with crispy potatoes reminded me of Mykonos and a definite favorite as it quickly disappeared. The ricotta veal meatballs were nice, but being from the south, I would prefer a bit more seasoning. The handmade crispy gnocchi was like a puffy cloud with a light truffle flavor and truly was crispy. The moist 12 hour braised lamb shank fell off the bone and will be ordered again. After all of the above, I only had room for their creamy Carmel salted gelato. This is one restaurant I will definitely recommend to friends.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 9, 2021 via mobile

Delicious food. Unique recipes. Great staff. Thank you Mason. Highly recommend. The mushroom sauce on the filet was delicious.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 15, 2021

Visiting from NY so, yeah, tough to compare to NY pizza. Appetizer, the meatballs, were served lukewarm, almost cool. The pizza crust and pizza were ok. The sausage on top had a gamey flavor. Service was excellent and it is very convenient on Fountain Square....My son hated the bread, some type of multigrain which seemed un-Italian. Oddly, they were playing French music instead of Italian. Meh. It was OKMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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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
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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
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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...it is rich and creamy but a really good dish, especially with the veal meatball.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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terrik987
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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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Via Vite is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5