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.

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TH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and terrific service. I highly recommend dining at Prima Vista.

KS
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great last meal until the quarantine began.

JM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Service & food was fantastic. Only negative was the gentlemen who kept getting phone cals & putting his conversation on speaker phone.

DV
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our special place never disappoints. Food was outstanding. Everything was cooked perfectly. I had the Filet which was wonderful! Wife had the Pasta special which she loved. We had the Mussels as an appetizer. Best I've had in a long time. Topped it off with a nice bottle of Chanti and had a lovely time. Our favorite place to eat for sure. The view ain't bad either!

N
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s 60th birthday party, and it was simply perfect. The view, the champagne, the food, everything was just excellent. Our waiter was Joshua (Josh) and he made everything appear seamless. We asked him to choose 4 appetizers and 4 deserts, which we shared. It will be a very memorable dining experience for my wife
Thank you, Team Primavista!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and amazing food. I did not know calamari could be so tender! It was a lovely night with great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!! Kudos to the Chef!!

T
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fantastic as usual. Food was amazing. Service superb. Love the roasted garlic with butter for bread!

KJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food!!!! It was our first time. We will be returning.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

s
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there about 6 times, but Granddaughter, who had never been there, chose it for her birthday. Asked for a window and got a great view. Waiter was very, very knowledgeable about everything from drinks, to appetizers, to entrees to desserts. Everyone (10 of us) were very pleased with the experience. (I usually get the mussels and loved them again this time!)

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary here and the food was just as great as the last time we ate here. The view is more of a plus. It’s awesome that they think enough of how others eat to include a separate Vegan/Vegetarian menu.

We love the food and will definitely be back. A++++++

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for a birthday dinner in January and got a call a couple days later from the restaurant. I thought at first it was some kind of survey BUT we had actually won a $100 gift card back to the restaurant. This was our second time there and the views were just as great! The cocktails were delicious and the food was tasty. We will definitely be back for the third visit!

RM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular view and spectacular food. Ordered the special and it was fantastic. Service was great. We were so happy to have such a great place close to us for a nice evening out. Recommend for special occasions as they gave us a little dessert for our anniversary, which we told them it was. Also ask for a window table when you make the reservation. They can't guarantee it but they will try. We had a window table and the other tables are elevated so you can still see the view but it didn't look as nice, IMHO. We got dessert and drinks and coffee and our bill was reasonable for as fabulous as it was. Cannot wait to bring our friends when they visit from out of town. Soooo special!

C
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was the gentleman who had the pleasure of asking my now fiancè to marry me on Saturday night. Thanks for everything. If you could have my server send the photos over to me that would be awesome. I can't wait to come back every year to relive the moment.

SK
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Our server was outstanding, and the food/wine was absolutely delicious!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here, and it was just as amazing as the first. Jasmine was our waitress both times and she is outstanding. If you’re looking for a unique dining experience this place is for you. The mussels which are on the chefs specials are by far my favorite.

KT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and relaxing dinner! Staff was great!

MJ
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad experience at Primavista period. The service, the food, the view are the best. I have been going to Primavista since it opened. I find it hard to believe some of the negative reviews post. First class from start to finish.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place

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SC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, service was amazing and the food was even better i would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The Risotto was to salty. The manager was great. He took it off our check.

AH
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View, amazing. Food, fantastic, Service, top-notch! We will be back again!

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