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“Would be 5 star except for service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Via Vite

Via Vite
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Ranked #31 of 1,914 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Cross street: On Fountain Square, Fifth & Vine Streets
Cincinnati, Ohio
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Would be 5 star except for service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Chef Christian always does an amazing job on the food!! I've never had anything that wasn't 110% delicious! The boucheron goat cheese salad is my favorite!! Short ribs, ravioli, lasagna, soups, NY strip, desserts, etc are all five star. In the 15+ times we've dined here we have only had acceptable/good service once. Service is constantly slow and inattentive here. We keep coming back because the food is that awesome! Definitely worth a visit!

Visited October 2012
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Cincinnati
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“urban Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Love the kitchenside option, nice variety of Italian food, good drinks, excellent vantage point for Fountain Square activities.

Visited June 2012
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Dalton, Georgia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Solid Food and Great Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Our server made this experience great with his knowledge of the menu and suggestions from the wine list. The options on the menu made decisions difficult, and he offered excellent guidance. Really solid Italian fare with bold flavors and wonderful presentation. Definitely worth a visit in its convenient Fountain Square location.

Visited October 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Margherita Pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

Ive been here twice now and enjoyed it both visits. It's a neat atmosphere being that it's not only downtown, but on Fountain Square where everything's happening!

I has the Margherita Pizza thus past visit and it was great. Had a salad at my diet visit and that was great as well!

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New York City, New York
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178 reviews
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“Surprisingly Good in Downtown Cinci”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Cinci has very few restaurants in downtown, this one is in fountain square just opposite the Westin. I admit I was not expecting much from this unassuming restaurant but the food was really good! I had the braised lamb shank with polenta ... yum! The meat was nicely seasoned, a very good size ( not a NY mini portion) and was fall off the bone tender. If I had known the portion size would have been so reasonable I would have skipped the assorted brushettas to start. The Appetizer ( yes it was a capital A portion) was great with at least 5 different types of toppings olive, tomatoes, hummus, and artichokes. We could not take on the desserts because it would just have been too much for one sitting. Cinci is opening up more restaurants close to the ballpark but I would highly recommend this one if you are in downtown.

  • Visited September 2012
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