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Founded by one of the most prominent and successful restaurateurs, Via Vite offers an authentic Italian dining experience right in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.

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Lasagne Friday & Bolognese Tuesday

Enjoy our 5-layer house-made Lasagne for dinner every Friday! Every Tuesday we feature a full portion of our delicious Bolognese, a side salad, and a slice of Alléz bread for only $16!

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Got into town in time for dinner and went to the most wonderful restaurant right in fountain square. Our meal was absolutely awesome and the service alone earns a five-star rating. Had a window seat overlooking the ice rink and enjoyed the ambiance even on a cold winter weeknight. Try the bruschetta with fig and goat cheese and you’ll find yourself smiling during the rest of your meal. This is a must stop when you’re downtown and looking to dine at a top restaurant.

– John

Chef Pietoso is one of the cities finest chefs! His culinary skills are amazing and his knowledge of Italian food is second to none. Start with his homemade Cioppino and move to his Ravioli always a specialty to try at Via Vite. The ambiance on Fountain Square is fabulous all year long. Even more special during the winter with Ice Skating outside the door. His Pizzas are the best in town, more than enough to feed two. Ask for special additional ingredients are happy to add or delete to fit your taste. Wonderful sauces from family recipes. You will be so happy you and the family came!

– Dennis

My family and I ate dinner here this weekend and really enjoyed it. We ate on the top outside deck, and pretty much had it to ourselves. Most of our group ate Pizzas and the rest had some form of a bolognese dish. Everyone was happy. The wine selection was good, and the service was excellent. Prices were moderate and the views were spectacular. I strongly recommend Via Vite for excellent Italian food and wine.

– Paul

Best food we had in Cincinnati! My mother and children visited Cincinnati in March. I can’t stand eating at chain restaurants when we are in a new place. A good friend recommended Via Vite and it was wonderful. I had an excellent salad, shrimp pasta, and bread. My little guy that will only eat “noodles with butter” loved the kid’s spaghetti and meatballs! The server was very friendly and knowledgeable. Love this place.


Italian Cuisine

We promise an intimate dining experience that offers something different and ensures a memorable meal. For Parties of: 2-3 Guests, we allot 1 hour and 30 mins for the reservation. 4-5 Guests, we allot 2 hours for the reservation 6 Guests or more, we allot 2 and a half hours for the reservation (depending on size of party, this amount can be adjusted accordingly). We kindly ask that you stay within that time frame so that we can ensure every guest has an exceptional experience. We will hold your table for 10 mins after reservation time. After the ten minutes, your table is released and may be filled by walk-ins or waitlist guests. If you feel that you will be arriving late to your reservation, please give us a call at (513) 721-8483. We will hold your reservation until you arrive but your allotted time for your party will begin at the scheduled time of your reservation. We thank you for your understanding as we look to continue to give every guest a memorable experience at Via Vite!

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