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Primavista

4.7
2714 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Romantic (111)
  • Scenic View (109)
  • Good for a Date (106)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan
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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
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Phone number
(513) 251-6467
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Prince
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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.
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Private party contact
Cristie Reynolds: (513) 251-6467
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W. 8th & Price
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Parking details
Valet Parking 4.00 and Street Parking. Driveway is wheel-chair accessible.
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Special events & promotions
Valentines week serving a special menu.
Details coming soon!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
What 2714 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 18 hours ago

The best restaurant on the west side and arguably in the top 10 of the entire city.

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ShaquilleN 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Went there for my boyfriends birthday dinner and it was MORE than we expected. The ambiance was amazing and the view was breath taking. The waiter was very attentive and on time and always made sure we were ok. Food was nothing short of delicious, flavorful and just the right amount. Drinks were very good as well. Overall this place is 5 stars and will definitely recommend it to anyone in the area looking for fine dining. Will definitely go back if I go back to Cincinnati again.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

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RyanW 
4.0  Dined 4 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.

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wwpls2 (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined 4 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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ErikaD 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

I took my Love for a romantic birthday dinner & it was everything I had hoped for & more. Every dish was delicious. The service was great & view of the city was just beautiful. We both thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. We will be returing customers & I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food. Staff was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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GHValentines 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Overall, enjoyable experience, food was good and served timely. The deuces or two-tops are a little uncomfortable the way they're arranged, i.e. one seat on the short-end and one on the long-side. You're literally sitting on top of one-another which is a little uncomfortable particularly for a nice dinner. Better for date-night vs. Business meal if only two are dining, or just request a 4-top. The scenic view compensates somewhat for the crowded seating arrangement for two.
The bread could be upgraded to better match the cuisine. The cloves served with the butter spread are roasted which is a nice touch but served cold which takes away from an otherwise nice concept.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 5 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.

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Chives (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 5 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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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined 7 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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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Valentines dat

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined 7 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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vipRobert (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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SaukarM 
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The service was superior. Everyone was fantastic for us. The dinner was ok to my taste, great flavor, just kind of non-exciting. And thr night we went there weren't many options for steak, so maybe we just went on the wrong night. Desert was great. I would definitely recommend anyone to visit Primavista looking for a special atmosphere and great service.

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KarenR (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent service, food, atmosphere and a beautiful view!

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Jenn (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Perfect Valentine’s dinner!

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GaryP (Cincinnati)
5.0  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.

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