“Modern twist to Italian cuisine”
Executive Chef and Owner Cristian Pietoso brings a modern twist to Italian cuisine. We also feature classic Italian dishes such as brick-oven fired pizzas and penne Bolognese. Chef Cristian sources the finest local and imported ingredients that the seasons have to offer. Hand-made desserts and exclusive flavors from local gelato maker Madisono's are also offered. Via Vite creates an atmosphere Cincinnati has yet to see in the restaurant industry with a relaxed and casual environment, outstanding service, quality ingredients, and affordable prices, all staged in a contemporary setting with a full service bar, two dining rooms featuring views of Fountain Square and two levels of al fresco dining available year round.
This place isn't so much for eating as it is for drinking (although they do have really good pizza). Best time to hit this place up is between 3 and 7 during Happy Hour for half off all drinks. If it's nice out, you can ask to sit up on top of the parking garage stairs. You'll get a really nice view of Fountain Square.
While the place tends to be mostly a business casual sort of lunch place (80% suits in here) the food is as good a representation of real Italian food (not Americanized/"family style" Italian) as you can get in town. OK it may not be exactly authentic but it's trying to do the authentic thing, which is keep the food simple and fresh. Quite honestly that can be refreshing in a city where everything seems to have bacon on it or be served with duck fat fries.
Have never actually eaten here, although I hear the brunch is worth trying. The top deck bar is my go-to during nice weather as you get a nice overhead view of Fountain Square.
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- Mon - Wed: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
- Thu: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
- Fri: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
- Sat: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
- Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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