Primavista

4.8
4547 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 4547 people are saying
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vipWilliamH
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best view in the city while enjoying a fantastic meal. Great service - excellent experience.

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kychemky
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always! We love eating at Primavista! The food is amazing and you just can’t beat the view! Nighttime is our favorite time to go. 👍🏻⭐️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday with family!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The best ravioli I have ever had in my life!

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DonnaK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent way to celebrate my 55th birthday with family

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Rathernotcook
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed dining with a small group of 7. Apps of mussels and shrimp were enjoyable. Salads were delicious, arugula was nice. A selection of various entrees were tried and everyone was well satisfied. Bread pudding was very good for dessert.

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ChristinaM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Everyone was friendly and super attentive. Beautiful restaurant and wonderful food. My mom said the salmon was the best she has ever had. I also recommend the bruschetta.

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vipJohnR
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Such a good time. The view was spectacular!! Service was very friendly and very attentive! The food was good, not stellar by any means but very good. The arugula salad was a definite highlight. When compared to another dining experience earlier this week, this one was hands down better. We will definitely be back!

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vipHeartinCincy
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! The soup was outstanding and the main course was excellent.

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happy
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service from Tim. Great food always. Beautiful sunset view and evening view of the city. Everyone from hostess to bussers gave excellent service. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my sis. Primavista has exceeded my expectations for 30 plus years

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vipBryantC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here many times over the years and have always enjoyed the evening.

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Steve
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Ashss
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The view of Cincinnati’s skyline is the only redeeming quality of this restaurant. Maybe at some point in history you came here for the food but now no longer. The Italian food is subpar: the fried calamari is not even all the way fried so what you end up eating is rubbery squid with light panko breading and marinara sauce from a jar, mussels are served with small bread cubes floating in the sauce when it should be served with larger slices of bread on the side to properly dip the bread in the sauce to eat with the mussels should you wish, the veal saltimbocca is tough and covered with a layer of solid burnt cheese, and the tiramisu leaves much to be desired after your disappointing appetizers and main course.

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WilliamH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
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 on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WELL DONE good service. Great food

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vipAmyP
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
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 on November 21, 2021
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 on November 21, 2021
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 on November 21, 2021
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
62 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
Cincinnati
3 reviews
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.

FAQs

Primavista is rated 4.8 stars by 4547 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.