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.
Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm.
Closed on Monday, except 2/13/2017 and 12/18/2017, open for Dinner
Details coming soon!
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Special Menu to be served, speak to manager for more details.
$20 per person deposit, must cancel 24 hours in advance.
Monday, December 31, 2018
It was my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. When we arrived we were seated promptly. Our server Anthony was exceptional. My wife and I recently traveled to Asia & ate at several Michelin star restaurant including Gaggan. Anthony alone would easily earn a Michelin Star. He is phenomenal! All of our courses were properly prepared & enjoyable. The view was fantastic & Anthony went above and beyond to make their anniversary special. Thank you!!!
Great as always
Owners Frank and Joan are wonderful and friendly people. The food was amazing and the service could not have been better.
The service was great at Primavista but the food was not worth the price. I ordered the Cioppino and the tomato broth was more of an oil rather than a tomato soup. I was extremely disappointed. My boyfriends meal was average (penne and veal meatballs). The best thing we had was the pesto walnut ravioli appetizer. The view was what we paid for I guess.
My husbands 30th birthday dinner
Me and my gorgeous fiancee had an AWESOME date night here. Will definitely be back
Hidden gem in Cincinnati. Beautiful views and fantastic food. We had amazing service both times we visited.
Always a great meal!
This was our second visit in three months, as there was a major hiccup on the last visit and they invited us back. This trip, we were sat by the window view, but right by the kitchen door...so swing, swing, swing. The food is just ok and it is expensive. We had two grilled chicken dinners and a veal. The veal was the best of the three, but it was $42. I paid $11 for a glass of wine, that the retail bottle price is $19.99....so overall it is expensive and OK. It is a pretty view over the back of Cincinnati.
Romantic! And probably one of my favourite Italian restaurants. Even though we usually don’t like Italian food as much. But their mahi mahi special was spectacular and their Alfredo sauce is bomb! I would recommend booking in advance to get the window few for special occasions. They also added a on the house dessert for our anniversary. Thank you
All was excellent except the choice of wines by the glass. Very limited choices.
Prima Vista always delivers. The food is consistently delicious and not to fancy or ambitious. We have been several times and have always enjoyed the friendly staff, reasonable prices and best view in the city.
I hate the glass table top, but the food overcomes that minor style flaw.
At our first visit to Prima Vista we had an early (5:30) reservation and were seated right away at a window table with that spectacular Cincinnati view. Our server, Brian, was great and gave wonderful customer service (thanks Brian!) We had the antipasto appetizer and it was just the right size to pique our tastebuds. Dinner for both of us were the specials of the night: a fish dish served with asparagus and a veal dish served with polenta and green beans. The fish was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. The veal was a tad bit bland and hard to cut, but still tasty in it's cream sauce with mushrooms. The green beans were plentiful and very good.
Because I had mentioned that we were celebrating my husband's birthday, Brian brought out a dish of spumoni ice cream with a candle on top--gratis--and it was a most delicious ending to a lovely meal. We will be back.
Loved the food, waiter Joshua made it special. Attentive, fun and on pointe!
Need to upgrade the food delivery staff who was borderline rude however (female) who ignored our request for utensils...
Birthday,server was awesome!
Our favorite place for out of town guests and for other special occasions. It never disappoints.
The food and service is excellent. I recommend the filet, goat cheese and honey bruschetta, and gnocchi. My fiancé and I come here for anniversaries, birthdays, and any occasion that calls for a nice, romantic dinner. My favorite restaurant in Cincinnati
We always enjoy our time at PrimaVista. Each year we make reservations to celebrate our anniversary as well as other times. We are able to enjoy our meal without rush and the service is impeccable.
Great service and experience. Went for an anniversary and we had a great time.
Great service - very romantic - awesome view of Cincinnati
Best place in town! My choice for all occasions. Always choose the Prima Vista when friends are in town or celebrating.
The view is really nice and the food is excellent. It has a very nice ambiance for a romantic/anniversary celebration feel. We would definitely recommend this for a nice, quiet night out.
My wife and I felt a little rushed by the waitress and didn't feel a ton of warmth from her. She was relatively short with us and wasn't very uplifting. It was a small blemish on an otherwise great evening.
It had an absolutely amazing ambience. The chefs special mussels were cooked to perfection. The quality of service also was great. It was perfect place to celebrate anniversary
I made reservation for a window side table days in advance and yet was told that guests are seated first come first serve basis when I arrived there. I don’t understand what is the point of whole reservation prompts and recommendation on the website.
Acknowledged our anniversary with a table with a wonderful view. Food was amazing, service was attentive and knowledgeable. Antipasto and roasted lamb were amazing.
Great food, great view, great service. Highly recommend
The atmosphere is unmatched, the view is spectacular but the price is crazy for what you get. My husband got penna noodles, red sauce and grilled chicken and it was $27, that’s wild! I will go back for the simple fact that we have been coming yearly since we had our rehearsal dinner there 11 years ago. The service is outstanding!
I love this restaurant I love the view, the food and the wonderful people who make you feel special. We have Anthony as our person the last several times and he is so personal and professional at the same time. I enjoy this restaurant very much and plan on coming back soon.
Wonderful view, great service by Annie! Food was really good but nothing really outside the box. Not sure if they adhere to a dress code. I had on a suit, wife a nice dress, but table above us were in a tee shirt and jeans with holes. Not what I expected, but not my restaurant . Definitely a must for the view. We would go back.
AMAZING SERVICE AND FOOD. The server made the night and the view was incredible.
This restaurant had spectacular views of downtown Cincinnati!
The food was good.
Service was good.
Décor needed an update, fresh paint, fixtures, etc.
Loved it! The view was amazing and the food was great. I suggested live music like maybe a soft jazz band would be great
Wonderful dinner and great service. Nice options for vegetarians.
Our second visit to this restaurant was just as good as the first. I especially recommend the chicken formaggio, and the Ceaser salad for fans.
Good and atmosphere is great. Food always good and reasonably priced
Very classy, amazing service, and food so good you'd of never thought it existed
Nice atmosphere nice service great view great pre theater place
This is and has been my favorite for many years. The service is outstanding.
Great View, Valet Parking is Awesome and inexpensive, Food was very good with a good variety to please any taste. Service was spot on. Drinks were well prepared. Meal was timed right. Waiter was knowledgeable and had the entire menu memorized. This was our second time there, we will be back when visiting Cincinnati.