Primavista

4.7
3024 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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 3024 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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m
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic as always. Best restaurant in Greater Cincinnati

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k
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great dinner with friends, breathtaking view.

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Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Anthony took care of our anniversary dinner for the second time.
Love Primavista and we will be back!! Thank you again Anthony!!

Aaron & Tracy Porter
West Chester ,Oh

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and wonderful view!

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EI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my husvand’s Birthday and had a fantastic experience. The food was excellent, the wine was good and the view was unparalleled.

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W
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious. Our table however felt shoved between two other tables at the window and very small. I would suggest they take fewer reservations if they cannot accommodate from a space standpoint.

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k
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Primavista never disappoints. The one place we always take out of town guests, the food, the service, that view!

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EB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Took my boyfriend for his birthday. Our server was fantastic and so was our food. Will definitely be going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed every minute of our 3 hour dinner. We were warmly greeted and seated in a quiet area with a great view. The cocktails and wine were well prepared with a great selection. Our food was well prepared and there was a nice variety of entrees. The service was excellent and they tried to please us in all areas. We have recommended Prima Vista to our friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother was in from out of town for a visit. My husband and I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to celebrate her birthday, my birthday, two of our children's birthdays and our upcoming wedding anniversary. For dinner, our selections were the red snapper with crab, the roast lamb, the salmon and the chicken gorgonzola.
Our server, Joshua, anticipated our every need and made our evening a memorable experience. Our dinners were delectable and of course, the view!

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MA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and view in the Cinti area! Very relaxing pace for evening.

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GP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Clinton our server was excellent. Very nice. Everyone was great. Good food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It had been several years since we dined at Primavista. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Our server Annie was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Even though the weather was very rainy, the view was still enjoyable. We will be returning soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary dinner and it was amazing!! Great atmosphere with a beautiful view of downtown and the food was great! I would definitely recommend and will definitely go back!

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AJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our daughter and important other out to diner here. Had a great night with a wonderful view of the city. Food was excellent with service to match. Great place for a date or entertaining out of town guests. The Incline Theater is across the street with convenient parking. We took in a show after dinner. Overall an excellent experience. Will do it again.

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DS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant with an amazing view. Great service and a great menu. You can't go wrong with Primavista

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BO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our dinner was very good.
We sat right by the windows, and the view was so great!

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AR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They cancelled our reservation 40 minutes prior. Didn’t even offer to reschedule or accommate for the sudden change. I had created this reservation a month in advance for a special occasion and we were left scrambling at the last minute. Regardless of the cause of the cancellation, there should have been something done on their part.

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CR
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed all of our dining choices - gnocchi appetizer, cioppino and special coho salmon main courses, and tiramisu and special espresso custard desserts. And the view can’t be beat! Easy to park, with new lot across the street.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Good place overall. Great view, very good service. Food can improve.

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l
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very good service. Menu choices were plentiful for anyone and dishes were prepared
perfectly. Great view overlooking outside downtown landscape from high point.

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AL
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food always superb, noise always horrible couldn’t even hear the waiter.

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JK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anticipation the greeting from the hostess to the presentation of the wine and food menu. All of this was a build up the the serving of the food which exceeded all of our expectations. The fact that this all framed a perfect and relaxing evening of conversation with friends may an evening out a real memorable date for my wife and I.

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R
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner with a window view of the city. We happened to catch a rainbow as well. Photo attached.

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OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always.

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JG
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience with great service

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B
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Our waiter was wonderful. It was our 25th anniversary and we celebrated with my parents. He was attentive and took our picture and congratulated us on 25 years. I wish I could remember his name. Our reservations were Friday August 31st 7:30.

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GO
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our dining experience, especially the food and scenery.

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MM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always savor the experience and the food! Salmon was outstanding, as was the
bread pudding!!!

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MV
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Just not what we expected.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Daughter’s birthday

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F
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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JG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without doubt, an excellent choice for a special occasion. Wine, food, view, all exceptional. Our server was attentive and helpful. First-time customers would be at an advantage to look at the menu online before hand. Would help to have dress code and parking info on website.

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KW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent first time experience dining here. Staff is very friendly and go above and beyond. The view is excellent.

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FH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought our twins for their 18th bday and couldn't have picked a better place! Very enjoyable!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. Food was delicious and service was great.

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L
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect evening at Primavista! Loved our server, the wine and our meals. And even though it wasn’t a perfectly clear night, the view was still spectacular.

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g
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Love the view!
The staff was very polite, friendly, and knowable about the menu and the wine list.
The food is perfect, everything we ordered was prepared exactly as we asked.
Very recommended!

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AP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time, my girlfriend said it was the perfect place for her first experience for a nice restaurant. We will defiantly be back in the future.

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JS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have standing reservation for the Incline theater seasons. We try to have Anthony as our waiter, however all the staff are great and very attentive. The food is excellent and the view is to "die for". what more could you ask for!

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