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About Primavista

Primavista, named after our "Premier View", takes your breath away!
Enjoy Chef Chris Prince's award-winning Italian dishes while over-looking the Cincinnati skyline and Ohio River. Primavista, since 1989, is the cozy but elegant creation of Owners Frank and Joan Lenkerd. Along with Chef Chris Prince, Frank and Joan work tirelessly to keep Primavista "Primo" for 25-years and counting!

Because of our long-standing excellent reputation and many awards for "Most Romantic" "Best Scenic View" and "Best Italian", Primavista the perfect spot for all occasions , from Birthdays to Corporate Dinners.
Located just 5 minutes West of downtown, enjoy the breath-taking views of the city while enjoying fine Italian dishes from all regions.

Celebrate your next event at Primavista in one of our two dining rooms. Primavista will create the perfect atmosphere for your next business meeting, celebration, or family gathering. Hosting groups of up to 75 guests.

810 Matson Place
Cincinnati, OH 45204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm.
Closed on Monday, except 2/13/2017 and 12/18/2017, open for Dinner

Cross Street:
W. 8th & Price

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 251-6467

Website:
http://www.pvista.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking 4.00 and Street Parking. Driveway is wheel-chair accessible.

Executive Chef:
Christopher Prince

Private Party Facilities:
Celebrate your next event at Primavista in one of our two dining rooms. Primavista will create the perfect atmosphere for your next business meeting, celebration, or family gathering. Hosting groups of up to 75.

Private Party Contact:
Cristie Reynolds: (513) 251-6467

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Valentines week serving a special menu.
Details coming soon!

Primavista Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (107)
Scenic View (105)
Good for a Date (102)
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Special Occasion (96)
Good for Anniversaries (84)
Good for Birthdays (69)
Worth the Drive (63)
Authentic (56)
Neighborhood Gem (53)
Cozy (44)
Quiet Conversation (44)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
Notable Wine List (33)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Business Meals (25)
Good for Groups (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Fun (17)
Hot Spot (14)
Late-night Find (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Healthy (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Seasonal (11)
Casual (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Vegan (7)
Waterfront (7)
People Watching (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined a day ago

sensational view, fantastic food and flavors... decent portions! Highly recommended!!! we will be going back again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 2 days ago

Really enjoyed the food and the service. The atmosphere is great and a very nice view of downtown Cincinnati. Not a fan of the holiday menu, some of the best menu items were left off in my opinion, but still a great experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Fun, Healthy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

Reservations made well in advance however worse seating we’ve ever had in 14 years of patronage. Food was disappointing. Prima not so prime this time. Service was very good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food. Staff was very friendly.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful, as ALWAYS! Prima Vista is one of my very favorite local restaurants.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Another enjoyable visit with great food and views especially as the sun sets and the lights come out in the city and along the river.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Went there for date night. The food was great, and the view was even better. Our server Anny was amazing. I highly recommend it.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Honestly very disappointing food. “Bruschetta” was basically just white bread with a bunch of cheese dumped on it. Then both our entrees were just the lowest quality. I’d be disappointed had I only spent half what i did at dinner.

Ambiance & view only redeeming qualities. Won’t be returning.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines dat

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

The view and service were amazing, but the food left a lot to be desired. The spaghetti and mahi mahi topped with crab both had very little flavor. The over cooked vegetables that accompanied the fish didn’t have much taste either. The dried blueberries used in the salad were the same tough kind I can get at the grocery store. Overall, I was not impressed and opted out of dessert to avoid further disappointment.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Our favorite special occasion restaurant. Great view of Cincinnati and the Ohio River. Excellent food, impeccable service, attention to detail and a genuine desire to make the customer experience superb have kept us coming back several times a year fo 17 years.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service, food, atmosphere and a beautiful view!

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 (Columbus)·Dined 7 days ago

A beautiful setting, an outstanding view and a fabulous meal. What more could one want?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Perfect Valentine’s dinner!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We've been going to Prima Vista for years. The views of Cincinnati and the river are well worth going up the hill. Food is excellent and service is great.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

AMAZING views!! The staff was super helpful about the menu and wines!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Never disappoints!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall was a good experience. Good food. Great view. It’s unfortunate we happened to go on a foggy day, but we still enjoyed our time there.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great as always Great food and fantastic view of the city. One of my favorites.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As usual, great experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

They never disappoint! I had my favorite, veal saltimbocca with polenta and fresh green beans. Followed by bread pudding, by far the best around. My husband had their fresh fish with lump crab and angel hair pasta and said it was one of the best meals he’s had! Primavista is our favorite restaurant and a tradition for our anniversary!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food and the best view of Cincinnati. Highly recommended!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service great salmon definitely going back soon.

Tags: Spicy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our first visit to Prima Vista did not disappoint! Clear night, 8:45 reservation, so the lights of Cincinnati made for a lovely view. It was a special occasion, so we splurged - gnocchi was delicious, my shrimp scampi was flavorful, and the dessert special was perfect for two. We had our 7yo with us, and she sampled from our plates but mainly ate the bread and birthday gelato. Pricy for just food, but the overall experience was worth it as a special occasion. Service was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This restaurant was very elegant and perfect spot for a special occasion. The food was amazing, and I loved looking at the view. I did feel odd being only 18, as most costumers were older, but I still had an amazing time. I would also advise wearing nice clothing- everyone was dressed up. 10/10

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Having made this reservation well in advance indicating the special occasion of sharing the evening with the love of my life who lives out of town and only frequents Cincinnati occasionally, I requested a cozy table for 2 off of the center of the room with a view of the city. What we received was exactly the opposite. We were shown to an awkward table in the main room, in a heavy traffic pattern for the staff and far from any view. Although the food was on par I was disappointed from the moment we sat down. It wasn't nearly the experience I had hoped for.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went to Primavista to celebrate my husbands birthday and our best friends birthday. Food and ambience was outstanding. Jasmine was an excellent server! All round great evening.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service was outstanding, with a good pace between courses. It is fairly quiet, which allows for good casual conversation. The food was outstanding. And since it was a clear night, we had a perfect view of downtown Cincinnati. A wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing all around! Definitely will be back

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

One of my husband and I's favorite restaurants. We always have great waiters/waitresses/attendants. The food is excellent, you can eat low end pizza, or high end meals, and many in the middle. And don't forget the Tuscan Brownie! Definitely big enough for two to share.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We enjoyed celebrating our 55th wedding anniversary at Primavista. The view was spectacular and the service was great. The food was very good and tasty. I honesty think the prices were very high.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Waterfront
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great view and hearty Italian. Beautiful date night. Shrimp and gnocchi is a great start. Lamb loin done perfectly. Very nice wine list for every budget

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great view, delicious food, attentive service. Appetizers and entrees range from Italian to seafood to beef & poultry. Altogether a special place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Was a lovely experience!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is our go restaurant in town for a special occasion. We love the food and everything about Primavista. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went here for the wife’s birthday. The view was amazing and the food was great. Our server was very receptive and did a great job. I would recommend to anyone. I also recommend making a reservation. A++++

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Although the building itself didn’t look amazing, the restaurant made up for it. The wine list was superb and the pasta itself was very nice.
I would recommend a window table if possible although it seemed there wasn’t a table you couldn’t see the view of Cincinnati.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Love this place! I'm never disappointed with the food, service or view!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

From the moment memo we stepped in the door it was a great experience. The food was amazing

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