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Primavista, Cincinnati, OH

Primavista

4.8
4.8
4772 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.
Now serving Dinner Weds.-Sun.Reservations suggested and often required.Valet parking.
Please see our website for menu and directions.pvista.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:45 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 251-6467

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    W. 8th and Mt. Hope 5 mins West of downtown

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking $6.00 per car. Public Parking lot across the street is $5.00 per car. Street parking is free when available. Driveway is wheel chair accessible.

  • Public transit

    We recommend Uber or Lyft if you are not driving.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,772 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Scenic View

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Italian

  • Cincinnati

    Best Service

  • Cincinnati

    Scenic View

  • Cincinnati

    Italian

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  1. M

    Mimikuhl

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ore server, Jasmine was absolutely wonderful! She was very pleasant, professional and helpful. She was also very efficient. The food and menu were great. We had guests in from the DC area and they were quite impressed. We had a fabulous evening! Thank you!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Treated us well for anniversary dinner.
  3. PH

    PHum

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure to dine at Primavista. Neither the food nor the view every disappoint. Thank you for another lovely evening.
  4. K

    Kaity

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were amazing, and you can't beat the view.
  5. d

    dontreadway1948

    Cincinnati

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent and that’s why I go back often…I’ve never had bad food, service or anything the least but negative…really good experience consistently…
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant. Allie was a great waitress. Food was delicious
  7. j

    jweil810

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fantastic service and an outstanding view.
  8. O

    Ohiotrip

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got recommended this restaurant by a friend and am extremely please that I went. I will be recommending this to others.
  9. FB

    FBCA

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Table upper level but still great view. Service was wonderful and food wonderful. Great choice of wines. Can’t think of anything that could improve our experience.
  10. RT

    RuthT

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I warned you that my son and his wife would (reluctantly) be with us for dinner. Alex was at his best! The whole family will be there on July 27 at 5:00 P.M. including the two granddaughters who were there twice last summer. WATCH OUT FOR THAT "GREEN STUFF AND MUCHROOMS" on little Veronica's Ravioli -- if she orders the same thing. I try very hard not to make my daughter-in-law unhappy -- she might kick my son out and send him back home. Alex spoiled us with a dessert birthday treat for my daughter-in-law. I keep telling my son there won't be a dime left for him. I was so happy for your entire staff with a darn good crowd, but I still like our Wednesday at 5:00 P.M. the very best. I think Alex might have won my son over...not sure.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time with family!
  12. SE

    SusanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, spectacular city view, attentive wait staff.
  13. SS

    SSte

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our visit to Primavista was long overdue and did not disappoint. While the view is worth a visit on its own, the food and service made our night. Highly recommend!
  14. M

    Mason

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Absolutely incredible restaurant. We had a party of four and each got different dishes and they were all exceptional. I usually do not eat spaghetti and meatballs but had them there and they will forever change your perspective about the potential of spaghetti and meatballs. Everything about it was superb except our specific server. She was fine, not bad service at all and was very timely but just not super polite or helpful especially as we were struggling to determine what we wanted to eat. Again, not bad service though just not as good as my expectations in a place like that. But excellent experience overall, sitting right by the huge windows and seeing the city at sunset was incredible.
  15. PM

    PaulM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fist time to Prima Vista but won't be the last! Phenomenal view, food and service!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great
  17. KC

    KeithCaserta

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 6: 4 adults and 2 teens. Everything about the Prima Vista was friendly and accommodating with helpful staff from the valet to the hostess to the waitress to the support staff to the management. Incomparable view. The food was inventive, delicious, beautifully served, and in just the right quantity. We split salads and that was plenty for the adults. Noise level was a little above ideal. Dinner was pricy, but worth it. This place is invariably excellent and a real gem.
  18. PH

    PatsyH

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’d not been to Primavista for two years due to pandemic. Thankfully, it survived and is just as wonderful as before. Everything there is delicious. I can’t recommend any dish in particular because they are all very good. Our server was attentive and so positive about his employer and team of coworkers; he’s worked there nine years and clearly loves his job. That was nice to hear.
  19. j

    jayc

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful evening. Our waiter was excellent and the food was delicious.
  20. DH

    DonH

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience and our food were outstanding. Jasmine is the best. Knowledgeable and so friendly
  21. PJ

    PadreJ

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was absolutely fabulous but decor could use an update!
  22. RT

    RuthT

    Cincinnati

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent excellence -- as usual! We had a lovely conversation in the lobby with another couple actually older than we are. We introduced them to John with whom we had recently become acquainted. We will be bringing our son, Criss, and his sainted wife, Casey, who are in their early 40s and are humoring me by coming for an excellent dinner instead of that burger-with-a view place next door on Friday, June 24, at 6:45 P.M. I am, of course, an arms-length mother-in-law and do my best to see them when I can. Their two girls (entering 4th grade and entering the 6th grade) are away at summer camp. Enough said on that point. I can't believe the two I-beams in the front yard of Queen's Tower, but we would have entered through the basement restroom if we had to, to get to a table for dinner. Bo at the door was melting with a fan. Hope they get back up soon, but, of course, you will see us every other Wednesday. Watch for a man named Brian. He works at a high-end appliance dealer where you have to make an appointment. It took them 1 year and 2 months to deliver our new dishwasher. He gets off some times on Wednesday. I told him all the things we do that are not on the menu. He's expecting a $50 certificate to your restaurant, but I'm going to buy $100 as soon as I can. It will be a very special night for him and his wife!
  23. CQ

    CountyQuirk

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are big fans of Primavista. We dine here every year on our anniversary and the staff remembers us. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient and the food is simple, fresh, and delicious. The view is lovely and it is not overpriced.
  24. I

    luv2eatItalian

    Cincinnati

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love this place and it’s the first place we think of when we want to either celebrate a special occasion, take friends there for the first time, a date night once a month or just at the last moment dining. The food is always great and we look forward to eating there. Also, every seat in the restaurant has a great view and that is another reason why we like this place so much. We can’t say enough about the wonderful service that we have always had each and every time we have ever spent there.
  25. s

    seanc

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was very helpful and nice. View was amazing. Food was the best we have had in years. Would recommend to anyone
  26. JZ

    JeffZ

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's been several years since we were last there. For our favorite appetizer it was no longer on the menu so we tried another (Shrimp Antoinette) which was excellent. We skipped the salad and my wife had the veal pacotta and her veal was tender and what we remembered it to be. I had a new addition to the menu which was described as Ravioli with mushrooms and sausage which I thought was going to be the filling. It was actually cheese filled and the sauce is what had the sausage and mushrooms. It was the best red sauce I ever had with the sausage and shiitake mushrooms. It was a beautiful evening and we were there during sunset and we got too watch the city light up. It was a great night.
  27. g

    gck0914

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    View and service was outstanding! Meal was great! I’d love To go back on our next trip to Cincinnati!
  28. Y

    Yvonne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. We recommend and we will be going again.
  29. AA

    AndreaA

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As with most restaurants these days, some patrons are just rude talking as if they were the only ones in the room. It's a shame.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really excellent. The service could not have been better. All the personnel were friendly.
  31. l

    luv2eatout

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate there for my husbands 70th birthday. It was a great way to celebrate ! You can’t beat the view, the good or the service. We have never been disappointed eating at the PrimaVistsa!
  32. W

    Wayne

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attention to detail from a charming server named Annie, to a delightful menu, to attentive service from the valet parking staff, the evening was a pleasant and enjoyable experience. The view is particularly stunning.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yum! Great service and the food is delicious!
  34. MC

    MikeC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Memorable evening. Service was over the top giving us all the time we needed to relax and enjoy dinner and drinks. Food was excellent. Perfect!
  35. SD

    SuzyD

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My sister has been celebrating her birthday at Primavista for many years. This year did not disappoint. We were glad to have a window table and enough room for Seven of us to enjoy our meal. It was a busy night but the service was good as well as the food
  36. JS

    JacobS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was super friendly and patient. The server Elle was helpful sweet and attentive. I asked for a table with a view and received a primavista experience.
  37. RG

    RonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate our first year anniversary dinner. Would highly recommend a visit.
  38. KA

    KandA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view was amazing!! Thanks for a special night.
  39. CH

    ChristinaH

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Annie and the PrimaVista staff are hands down the best! The food of course is second to none. Thank You
  40. CS

    CarlS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Great food and views. Staff was little overwhelmed so at times it was a little slow. But we would definitely go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Primavista is rated 4.8 stars by 4772 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Google Map for Primavista

810 Matson Place Cincinnati, OH 45204

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W. 8th and Mt. Hope 5 mins West of downtown

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:45 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking $6.00 per car. Public Parking lot across the street is $5.00 per car. Street parking is free when available. Driveway is wheel chair accessible.

  • Public transit

    We recommend Uber or Lyft if you are not driving.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Prince

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 251-6467

  • 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

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