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Primavista

4.7
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3997 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Enjoy Chef Chris Prince’s award-winning Italian dishes while overlooking the Cincinnati skyline and Ohio River in our cozy but elegant Dining Room.
Since opening in 1989 our long-standing excellent reputation and many awards for Most Romantic,Best Scenic View and Best Italian, make Primavista the perfect spot for all occasions.
Take in the breath-taking views of the city while enjoying fine Italian dishes from Spaghetti with Veal Meatballs,Veal Scallopines, Fresh Fish,Chicken Alfredo and Filet of Beef to name a few.
We will re-open on September 2, 2020. We will have our full menu, wine, beer, and cocktails available for take-out. Masks will be required.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3997 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrandonS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. Servers were very knowledgeable on the menu. Drinks were great and so was the wine selection. We intend to spend many more anniversaries here.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food was great! Would definitely go back.

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LouL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Primavista is excellent! So happy they have re-opened through the pendemic.

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RuthT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love my steaming hot food. The staff is even more attentive that before the virus hit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view, food and service was beyond expectation. The setting and ambiance was very romantic and intimate. We were visiting from out of state and decided to celebrate our first year anniversary here. We were pleased with that decision.

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JoeE
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good menu. But they sometimes do not have our pastime favorites. Great food, great service.

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GractiaM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The quality of the food was just average. It definitely is not what it used to be, unfortunately. The view remains second to none.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ! Loved it

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TableforFourFamilyDinner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. Enjoyed everything including the wonderful view!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary dinner, and Primavista never disappoints!! Friendly staff, beautiful view, wonder ambiance,EXCELLENT food as always!!

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vipRuthS
Cincinnati
54 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here several times and have greatly enjoyed each visit. The food is prepared and presented very well and is very tasty. The service has been excellent with very attentive servers. The ambiance is nice with quiet conversation easily done. The view, of course, is outstanding. One of the best views of the city and certainly the best from the west side.

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MarthaL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent, ambiance lovely, noise just a little loud. Food was very good except the antipasto plate which was - well - ludicrous. We were told one would be enough for 2 but there wasn’t enough for even one person. Suggest you improve it or take it off the menu.

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PatrickK
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The spaghetti and meatballs is absolutely no joke, got it with chicken instead of the veal but it was wonderful and seasoned too perfection. If you get desert get the Tuscan brownie, thank me later. It is a warm fudgy brownie covered with a scoop of ice cream that melts into it and makes your mouth have a party with a piece of delightful white chocolate bark some whipped cream and a hot fudge drizzle.

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broadwaybabe
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best view in town! Classic Italian fare in a quiet and relaxing environment.

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JimmyS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service but they are only offering a limited menu right now. The menu selections are only about half of what they used to be (or less).

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vipNicole
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed sitting at the bar before dinner the bartender was very friendly. Lauren our server for dinner gave us great service. The view is amazing.

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ChuckM
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Ordered 2 bloody marys. Small glass, no garnish. Very disappointing. No bread dishes. No butter knives. You need to up your game. Without the view, you would be in trouble.
Food was good, but not exceptional.

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TomS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prima Vista makes every visit a celebration. Excellent food and service.

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DeniseB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anna was a great server - made our first time visiting very enjoyable. Though we missed receiving our salads she made up for it by offering a free dessert. She was very knowledgeable about the wine we selected and exceptional at explaining the menu and specials. The veal saltimboca was out of this world as was the calamari. Veal meatballs were unique but just a little dry (I added them to my Penne Cionni but they probably go best with a dish having a thicker sauce). Great view of course - can't wait to go back!

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vipMonalisa
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and wonderful food.
However, we were sat at the table next to the kitchen (at the window, next to the wall).
Although the kitchen noise was not noticeable, the drink station and the gathering of bused plates/glasses directly behind our table was noisy and distracting. It was also in the evening, so the consistent door opening to the kitchen created a reflection on the windows that took away from the view...which is what the restaurant is rated so highly for.
We will dine there again, but will definitely request to not be seated at that table.

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ClarissaN
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for our daughter. Great food. Great service (Jasmine) and great view!

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TimF
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and service was great, unfortunately there was a rowdy group that they tried to keep at one end of the restaurant but the noise carried throughout.

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Linda
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best waitress ever

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paulf
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You walk in and the view is awesome. I had the fish of the day a mahimahi and my husband had the salmon . We both loved it.

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birthdaydinner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The view helps deflect the price. BEAUTIFUL!
We did attend during restaurant week but it was still pricey.
The service was great 👍

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Debby
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, especially the Shrimp Antionette. The filet was done perfectly. The service was attentive but not distracting. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

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EricaAmelia
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time dining here and we went for Restaurant Week. The food was fantastic and the service was great. Every single thing we tried was awesome and they knew how to make a Tom Collins the right way!

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MitchellH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view; excellent food for Cincinnati restaurant week.

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MarkR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent!

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DebbyS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We are so glad you are open again. We missed you. Can’t wait to go back.

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Adler
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primavista came highly recommended and did not disappoint!! The filet mignon was fantastic, the chicken formaggio was some of the best we'd ever had. Appetizers and desserts couldn't hold a candle to the entrees, but they were great as well. I would, and will, recommend this place to anyone who asks!

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vipKJ70
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They outdid themselves on restaurant week. Probably the best meal I have had at Primavista and one of the best meals we have had in all the Cincinnati restaurants. So excited you are open again. The view of the city is breathtaking and makes us proud to be a part of this great city we call home.

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vipTheresatri
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just fabulous! Food was amazing. Service stellar!

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SusanL
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PrimaVista........... Simply the finest meal, service, view and ambiance you could ever ask for.........before we have even left the restaurant, I am already planning when we will be coming back.....😍

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was wonderful! Antony our server was the ultimate professional, friendly, and efficient. As always the food was excellent! We love Prima Vista!

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TinaT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view anytime of the day with great food to match! My son's first time there and he loved it. Will go back again soon!

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cincydiner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best views of Cincinnati along with an enjoyable atmosphere and meal. Always a great date night.

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Mahdi
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The lady at the entrance door was not very nice and welcoming! Other people were very kind and the food was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience!!!

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geneb
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was just OK. DISAPPOINTING especially with the limited menu.

FAQs

Primavista is rated 4.7 stars by 3997 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.