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Via Vite is a modern Italian Bistro situated in the heart of Cincinnati at Fountain Square in a space that was custom designed for Executive Chef Cristian Pietoso’s vision. The restaurant’s location on Vine Street also factored into its name – Via Vite translates to ‘Way of the Vine’. Pietoso was born, raised and trained in Florence, Italy, and he draws from his culinary training as well as family recipes for his menu. Via Vite is a moderately-priced restaurant that is also very versatile. It boasts the largest outdoor seating area of any restaurant downtown and serves a variety of customers. At different times, you’ll see executives conducting business over lunch, downtown workers kicking back for happy hour, symphony patrons savoring a four-course dinner before the show or Reds fans enjoying a pre-game beer and pizza. The menu includes pasta, risotto and gnocchi; meat and fish entrees; and pizza. The Penne Bolognese is a family recipe, and the pizza is Naples style, baked in a stone pizza oven. It’s definitely worth saving room for dessert too. (513-721-8483)

USA Today has named Via Vite Italian Bistro on Fountain Square to it’s 10 Best list in Cincinnati, Ohio. Terry Weeks, Cincinnati Local Expert writes, “Cincinnati has a dynamic restaurant scene with an abundance of excellent independent restaurants and new ones opening all the time. Choosing just ten was a very difficult task. Many Cincinnati restaurants have won awards for their cuisine. Others are worthy because of their legions of loyal customers. Some have been featured on TV shows, further increasing their popularity.”

Read the full article in USA Today Via Vite Top 10 Restaurant in Cincinnati, Ohio.