Primavista

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Primavista, named after our Premier View, takes your breath away!
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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Serving a Special Menu this evening, featuring 3 courses for $68.00 per person. Please call Manager for details

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 3720 People Are Saying
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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my anniversary and it was AMAZING!!! The food was cooked to perfection and the service was superb!!! Absolutely amazing!!! Annie was phenomenal, she was very kind, fun, energetic and informative about the restaurant and menu. She checked on us regularly and did anything we asked in a very timely manner. She made our experience feel of quality and because of her we will definitely come back! Whether it’s a celebration or just a casual night out. Primavista is 10 stars!!! I recommend the restaurant and specifically Annie to anyone I know.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my wife’s birthday and we had a very good time! Nice ambience, great food and excellent service

LE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our waiter Anthony was amazing and he really new his stuff! He made our One Year Anniversary a memorable one! The food was outstanding and the view was amazing! We can't wait to come back again in the future.

J
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Primavista has been our special occasion restaurant for years. This time, it was to celebrate our 53rd anniversary and Primavista didn't disappoint. Though it was a rainy, foggy night, the view was still spectacular, the food very good and the service and ambiance excellent.

OT
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone happy.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Great food and service. Enjoyed the view

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice meal awesome view great service

O
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The view of downtown is what we went for. Food was okay, wine overpriced. Really enjoyed the classy vibes and excellent service.

W
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. Service was good and prompt and waiter was very personable. Food was excellent, cooked to perfection and hot when delivered to our table. Atmosphere was romantic and the view of the city just beautiful. Pricing for menu items was in line with quality received to customers. I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone looking for atmosphere and fine dining.

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

DN
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience! Beautiful dining room and bar. Overlooking the city of Cincinnati. The service couldn’t be better. The wine selection is fabulous. The food is beautifully presented: warm and delicious.

d
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food. great ambiance. wish the lager beer selection was better. priced a little high for the portions served. overall, a wonderful place eat.

IH
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great dinner and experience.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

If it wasn’t for the view Primavista would go out of business. They really need to step up their game. Food and drinks were ok but ok isn’t good enough. At this point the place is over priced and just ok which doesn’t cut it.

i
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

You just can't beat the gorgeous view of Cincinnati, the Queen City. The food is very good and you feel pampered. The atmosphere is elegant, yet cozy.

CB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience. My girlfriend has a dairy allergy (noted in my OpenTable reservation) and Anthony, our server, was excellent and provided us many options. Dinner was excellent! Will definitely be back

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Primavista to celebrate my wife's birthday and everything was great. The food was great, the service was great and the view is great.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best view of the city by far!

R
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was getting late, we weren't overly hungry and we simply wanted a rather quick dinner consisting of a nice entree with a nice view. We requested a view table, but received only a secondary view. Apparently there was a group of over two dozen that placed there orders before ours. There were also quite a few children present who were rather active. After about 40 minutes, we were not served and inquired about the timing of our meal. The manager was very understanding and provided us with salads and complimentary deserts. It was generous, but more food than we had actually wanted. We were also provided with a table that had a nice view next to us, and finally received our entree after about an hour - around 9:45pm. We finally left the restaurant about 10:30pm - nearly two hours after we arrived. The food was good and, with certain tables, the views are terrific. The service started off well, but then our server seemed to disappear. After we mentioned our concern with the timing of our meal, the manager made a concerted effort to improve our situation, which she did, and our service greatly improved. Our food was above average. But the dinner was much longer than we had expected, And we consumed more food than we had originally ordered. I'd probably recommend visiting this restaurant early rather than later if you'd like a dinner that's served more timely. Evidently the restaurant also has a private room downstairs that might better be able to handle large groups. Having large groups in the main restaurant can cause some inconvenience for couples.

RA
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Had a 8:00 reservation, got seated about 30 min late. Upon ordering dinner we had to wait almost an hour for our food. I understand you were busy and had some large groups but the i would think offering a free dessert or some kind of comp would have been in order.

RB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Primavista celebrating our 30th anniversary! Food was delicious along with the view of Cincinnati. Highly recommend going!

C
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and food was second to none.

CG
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great view, good food. Our server was amazing. Place was a little crowded, so service was a little slow, but we weren’t in a hurry. Good place for a pleasant dinner.

DB
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a business meal and was a very positive experience. Service and food was absolutely spot on. All said, the view was great, especially for my business associate that had never seen the city before.

MH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primavista is a great restaurant with an amazing view!
The food is fantastic and the staff very friendly and helpful.
My wife and I had our 20th-anniversary dinner here and it was magic

JH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view! Food was delish maybe a little small portion for the cost. Old building old decor ok for the setting. I’m not even sure if anyone looks inside anyway.

k
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was terrible

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best salmon I’ve ever eaten. Will definitely order again on my next visit.

MP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Been coming here for years for all our special occasions but as of lately the service has gotten very slow and short. The most recent visit they sat us next to the kitchen despite being frequent guests and it took about 2 hours to get dinner despite us knowing exactly what we wanted.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. I had the salmon and it was the best I have ever had. Delish!!

TG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner was good. Service was outstanding. Great place to take a date, amazing view.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primavista was amazing as usual. The food was great. The view was super cool and the service was on point. You won’t be disappointed. Love that they have a separate vegan menu. A+++++

MJ
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was just OK Very cold in the restaurant. I was put off immediately by the hostess.

Service was good. Food was just OK.

Not worth going back.

CV
Cincinnati
122 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty combinations of flavors. Some favorite classic dishes have returned to the menu. Veal dishes are noteworthy.

H
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am usually not dissatisfied when as I eat at Primivista, I think the is one of the best Italian restaurants in the area.

NG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way: food, service, view, attention to detail. They noticed I had marked "anniversary" as a special occasion for the dinner and went out of their way to make it special.

s
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect and best restaurant one for date night! And it has a beautiful view.

d
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great view! Great everything!

SC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most consistent and favorite places in Cincinnati. The seafood special is one of my favorite dishes in the city!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great perfect view great services,,, Our waiter Joshua was very helpful and nice...