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Via Vite: Modern, Italian Bistro is the perfect place for your special event in downtown Cincinnati

First floor dining area
First floor dining area

Visit Via Vite!  This modern Italian bistro, located right on Fountain Square, offers lunch, dinner and so much more!  Owners Nicola and Maureen Pietoso have created a romantic yet casual dining experience with just a hint of color and culture.  The building is made of glass and steel, creating that modern look that fits perfectly into a downtown setting. But once inside, the eating area boasts comfortable booths, cushioned chairs and even couches to accomodate large parties. 

The menu is extensive and certainly stacked with true Italian dishes.  Check out the menu. From appetizers such as the Veal and Ricotta Meatballs, Wood Fired Pizzas, Salads like the fresh Caprese, to entrees like the Braised Colorado Lamb Shank (the General Manager, Pete's, favorite!),  you're sure to find something you'll love.  For a touch of home, there's also a side dish called My Grandma's Peperonata.

The truely incredible feature of this ristorante, though, is the dining room and terrace located upstairs.  This space is versatile and enormous!  It includes a bar, perfect for private parties, and long booths for large groups.  In additoin, there are many individual tables that can be combined (and covered with white linen) to create just the atmosphere you want.  The terrace, reaching around the entire outside of the building, is perfect for an outdoor Rehearsal Dinner or even a corporate event.  The view is unsurpassed by that of any other restaurant in the downtown area.  Check out the slideshow to see for yourself!

Visit for more details.  Also check out the Piesoto's sister restaurant, Nicola's, located on Sycamore Street, in the Pendleton District.

Via Vite, 520 Vine Street, 513-721-VITE