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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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We source the finest imported and local ingredients to handcraft each authentic Italian dish for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch.

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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.

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Italian Cuisine

We promise an intimate dining experience that offers something different and ensures a memorable meal.

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