Primavista

4.8
4539 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.
We will re-open on September 2, 2020. We will have our full menu, wine, beer, and cocktails available for take-out. Masks will be required.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4539 people are saying
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Steve
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular view on a clear night. Food and service was tip-top

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WilliamH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and view of the city. Our sever did an exceptional job of describing the dishes while providing excellent service. Great spot for a date night or special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WELL DONE good service. Great food

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vipAmyP
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Outstanding view! Wonderful place to gather with family! Definitely one of our very favorite restaurants!

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TCJD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fantastic. Wine, bruschetta and main dishes were all outstanding. Roasted garlic butter and olive oil for bread could both be better.

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vipRuthT
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just can not do this computer thing..........I think I filled this out already. Pretty darn sure it went through with my pictures.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place overlooking the city with amazing food and impeccable service !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sat by the kitchen doors. Loud and busy. Not very good for conversation.

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vipGusg4k
Cincinnati
60 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not been to Primavista in awhile and will be going back more frequently! The view is amazing, our waiter Tim was awesome gave us great recommendations and was just a joy to talk with. My husband had the spaghetti with meatballs just classic and so good and I had the salmon which was a special and it was so melt in your mouth good. We were so full couldn't decide on a dessert but Tim brought us a sample of gelato which was also great. If you haven't been to Primavista in a while go you won't be disappointed.

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alyannie
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great to food was outstanding and you can't beat The view. I highly recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

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castle
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can you say? Great scenery with the skyline in view. Excellent service. I usually get the Cioppino or steak. But opted for the simple Ceaser and then spaghetti and veal meatballs. Holy cow (no pun intended) we’re they outstanding. The girls each had dessert too. Tuscan brownie and Tiramisu were both excellent.

Also the best Manhattan I’ve had in a while.

Bring your money though!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter there for her birthday. The view, the food, and the service was amazing. They made us feel very special and welcomed. Highly recommend!

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DanielH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primavista was recommended to my wife by another couple. The service was second to none. Our server made sure we lacked nothing but didn’t get in the way. We were able to enjoy the stunning view and delicious food without being rushed. We will definitely return.

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ColleenS
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. We will be back

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BobW
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night with a very special person

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and great waitress!!!!!

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SharonH
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food, wine, service, and view! Thank you for an enchanting evening with our friends!

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RobM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a customer since this amazing restaurant opened. Everything about the experience remains consistently excellent.

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Albert
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I usually go to PrimaVista on our anniversary and we are always so pleased with the food, service and beautiful view.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing and we really enjoyed the food, the view, and the service

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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chrisw
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hardly a better view can be found. I got the filet which was the best filet I have had in years. Service was great. Valet parking done well. Very happy with this restaurant!

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mkignatius
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great and friendly. They went out of their way to help us celebrate a milestone birthday. Food was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visiting and our waiter was amazing! The food was delicious and the view was impeccable! Definitely plan to return!

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vipluv4food
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cioppino was incredible. Just the right amount of spice and none of the seafood was over cooked. The fillet Oscar style was over the the top in flavor and tenderness. I think you could have cut it with just the fork. Then you can't finish a special dinner with out an espresso and dessert. The bread puddling with a side of the Woodford gelato was an explosion punch to make for a finale. Chef Chris and staff always makes for memorable meal.

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tonkatoast
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a terrific view overlooking the city. Tony and Julie were aces as servers. Very attentive and knew the menu inside out.

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NancyT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The view is spectacular. The food was average. Our waiter, Alex, was awesome. Great place to go for a romantic date.

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vipBobbyK
Hawaii
46 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent evening! Our server Alex was great and the food was fantastic!! We’ll definitely be back again.

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vipWilliamH
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps the best view of any restaurant in the city. Excellent service, good menu and excellent food.

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LauraM
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This long time restaurant still holds up its timeworn tradition of excellent white table service and fine dining with a superb view of downtown. My filet topped with lump crab meat in lobster sauce was perfectly done and my husband thoroughly enjoyed his Cipollini. We celebrated our 1st Anniversary and our recent 29th Anniversary here. I can not think of another Cincinnati restaurant that can boast that quality and longevity. Anthony was an excellent server, well timed with bonus wine tastings and recommendations. Oh, and you can even park for free on the street.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 22nd year anniversary we ate dinner there and it was an amazing experience I would recommend the food was delicious the servers was on point we really enjoyed ourselves!

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Hayley
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere and service were amazing! This was our first visit but we’ll definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful, one of Cincinnati’s best!

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vipLolanati
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took some out of town visitors here for my son’s birthday. We had a very nice experience and the visitors were awed. The service was very attentive but not obtrusive, the food was delicious, and the location could not be improved.

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WilliamT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Prima Vista. The staff is always very attentive, the view is spectacular any time of day, but especially after dark. When there's a full moon, it knocks your socks off!

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PamS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was beautiful. The food was delicious! The service was impeccable!
We truly enjoyed our evening.

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Mothers
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always reliable! Ordered 4 of the 5 appetizers on the menu. They went over great.
Big table near us made it a bit hard to converse, but we were out so made the best.
everyone loved their main course, but my salmon dish was THE BEST. Love your restaurant

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MaryM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is spectacular. Our server, Anthony, and his partner, are knowledgeable, gracious and accommodating. The food was excellent, as always. It is always a treat to dine at Primavista.

FAQs

Primavista is rated 4.8 stars by 4539 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.