Enjoy Chef Chris Princes 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 29-years and counting!
Because of our long-standing excellent reputation and many awards for Most Romantic ,Best Scenic View and Best Italian, Primavista is 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.
Celebrating my husband’s birthday. Amazing view and they moved us to a nicer table once one was available with out is even asking. Food was incredible. Look forward to going back.
Wonderful food and a great view of the city!
Great food great service! The food was great will definitely be back!
Great dinning every time we go also great staff plus great view
Service and good were excellent!
Annie was a great server - friendly, welcoming, efficient and committed to our having a great dinner experience -- which we did! The view was fantastic, the food was incredible (the redfish/crab special and the veal scallopini special) and we wanted to take Annie with us on the cruise we are taking in a few days.
Anthony was an excellent server.
The food was absolutely sublime! There were 7 of us for dinner for a 60th birthday and none of us had a single complaint! Well done!
Dined with friends. First visit to Primavista. Food and service was very good. Well prepared food and nicely presented. Best view of downtown from the west side or anywhere for that matter. Attractive dining room. Looking forward to our next visit.
The food was amazing and the service was great. They tried to make our Anniversary as special as possible.
Always a pleasant evening where your every need is taken care of. Excellent restaurant!
Breathtaking view, excellent food and service!
Was a little upset about the fixed menu.. Food allergies and no accommodations..
Excellent food and service, our server was courteous and attentive to our needs. This was our 19th anniversary and we wouldn't want to eat Italian anywhere else...
Another lovely dinner at Primavista. We always enjoy the view, food, and service.
Our server made a pre dinner drink not on the menu happen for each of us--much appreciated.
I also asked to substitute sausage for a meatball in the red sauce preparation--that also happened.
My husband was very satisfied with his salmon entree. We each had a salad as a first course--right size for me, not too large. Of course we'll be back!
The wife and I have come here a few times. Luv the ambiance and food!
My only draw back for this visit is that I made the reservation about a week and a half prior and requested a table for 4 by the window for my sister in-laws birthday.
We arrived on time but was kept waiting. They were gonna seat us a table back after awhile, which isn’t bad but we wanted something better for her.
My issue was that 90% all along the window seating is 4 ppl seating with only 2 ppl sitting. What’s the point of making a reservation if you don’t get what you reserved.
I understand that the request for the window is only a request but I’ve worked in a restaurant before and we reserved tables 20-25 minutes before so the table is ready for the party. Had it not been a special event then I wouldn’t have cared.
Just my opinion. The service was amazing and when we did get our table the view was Spectacular!
4.5 stars just for poor planning on reservations.
Everything was outstanding!
Absolutely wonderful from start to finish. The service here is amazing. Our water glass never even made it to half full. The food was delicious, with perfect flavor/seasoning/temperature, etc.....but if you go for nothing but the view, you will be happy too!
This was our first visit to Primavista, and we were celebrating a special occasion. We were able to have a leisurely meal with no pressure while watching the sun set over Cincinnati and the Hunter's moon rise. Our service was excellent, and the food varied and delicious. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience, complete with table seating that allowed for lots of people watching!
Great view of the city, good food and pleasant staff!
It's a beautiful place to take your beautiful Girlfriend's or Wife's so definitely I recommend this place to everyone.
Savannah was our waitress, and she was exceptional. And the food, wine, and view were exceptional, too. Primavista is just a very special restaurant for us. At other restaurants, we eat. But at Primavista, we dine. Bravo to Frank, Joan and The Chef.
Great service, great food, incredible view.
Primavista never disappoints! The view is always terrific and we have always had a delicious dinner. This visit we all took advantage of the specials - pistachio encrusted salmon and veal with mushroom sauce & polenta. They knew we were celebrating birthdays and anniversaries and surprised us with a small gelato to cap off the night. This place has been a favorite for the past 25 years and this night was no exception!
I love this restaurant; go often; tell everyone.
I use valet parking when it is available, and find that I do not go back if it is not available.
The resturant was out dated but 5 stars for our waitress Ms. Jasmine!!! She was amazing. Very attentive, kind with suggestions and so sweet with our daughter who ended up having to join us. Portions were smaller then expected the view was very nice, uality of food was to be expected. Overall I've been to better for the price but would reccomend since Jasmine made our dinner a special one. Thank you.
Great food, service and ambience. Overall, excellent experience.
It was incredible!
Experience was fair-to-good. View of the city was excellent. Veal was overcooked; marsala wine sauce and mushrooms were insufficient. Except for brownie, desserts were forgettable. Tiramasu tasted strange. Restaurant was quite noisy. Table was too close to/unconcealed from the kitchen. Given the price of the entrees and all the hype, I expected better.
Lovely view at sunset. Nice special occasion spot. Saturday was very crowded and be sure to make a reservation, which also probably made the dinner service very slow. The server, Jasmine, was topnotch.
Wonderful food and service! Great views. It’s a must visit!
Great first time experience, loved the food and view! Will most definitely come again
Evening was great! Bar service was terrific, hostess was great as we were seated at the window for a view as I requested. Table service was great, food was awesome. Noise was high but due to a party of 8 that were all trying to talk over each other, and maybe well lubricated.
Wonderful waitress and wait staff. Perfect ambiance. Fantastic food! Well worth the money for a special occasion. ThePrima Vista is one of Cincinnati’s best kept secrets. Treat yourself!
The view, the food and the service were all excellent!
We’ll be back soon ! Delicious food and excellent service !!!!!
We visited Primavista for an anniversary dinner, which didn't get us anything for free (not a complaint, just an observation). The service (Lauren) and the view were superb. The food was good, if a bit pricy.
Thanks to Annie, the experience was superb!
My wife and I enjoyed the food and view very much, and Annie's service was fantastic!
Anthony our server was awesome! Very attentive. We were on a tight schedule because of going to see a play at the Warsaw Theater and Anthony timed all of our food perfectly. Great night, can’t wait to come back.
Delicious meal for all six members of our party. Outstanding views of the Cincinnati skyline!