Cuisine: European, Italian
Price Range: $$
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... Read More
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.
- Best Restaurants: "The outdoor dining terrace and Piazza Bar are perfect spots for having a bite to eat during the summer concerts in Fountain Square."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Via Vite has authentic Italian cuisine at a moderate price in Cincinnati's Fountain Square, the heart of the city.