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Primavista, Cincinnati, OH

Primavista

4.8
4.8
5984 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.
Now serving Dinner Weds.-Sun.Reservations suggested and often required.Valet parking.
Please see our website for menu and directions.pvista.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:45 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (513) 251-6467
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Christopher Prince
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Cristie Reynolds: (513) 251-6467
  • Neighborhood
    Cincinnati
  • Cross street
    W. 8th and Mt. Hope 5 mins West of downtown
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking $6.00 per car. Public Parking lot across the street is $5.00 per car. Street parking is free when available. Driveway is wheel chair accessible.
  • Public transit
    We recommend Uber or Lyft if you are not driving.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,984 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Romantic

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Great for scenic views

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Italian

  • Cincinnati

    Best Ambiance

  • Cincinnati

    Romantic

  • Cincinnati

    Great for scenic views

  • Cincinnati

    Italian

5,984 Reviews
  1. TonyD

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were excellent. The server was particularly good.

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  2. tgd3

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Primavista is always a good time! Service by Elle was excellent—only wait was for desserts. Good was great, but one dish was not hot which was disappointing. Incredible views, great ambiance!

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  3. Michele

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prima vista is back!! We loved this restaurant pre-pandemic. We decided to dine there after the pandemic. Twice. Both times were just ok. Fast forward 1 1/2 years. This was one of the best Italian meals we have ever had! It was phenomenal! The veal was tender and the pasta was perfect! The wine was great! Service by Annie impressive! We will be back over and over!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food, service, and view were excellent! The restaurant is dated and it shows through the decor, but the rest was wonderful!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been dining here for many years and have never been disappointed. Out of town guests that were with us on Fri May 17 were impressed.

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  6. CMA2015

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took a client out for a birthday dinner. PV never disappoints with food and atmosphere. The wait staff was spot on too.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner at Primavista was exactly as we hoped it would be for a special, quiet celebration. Our waiters, the food, the view, the ambiance of the restaurant were so welcoming and comfortable. The prix fixe menu was really nice, and several of us ordered from it, and the food was wonderful. We will definitely return!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic view at night. Food was great and delivered in a timely manner. Service was excellent.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was comforting and cozy, service was outstanding, food was delicious and the whole experience was memorable.

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  10. TomO

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meals were amazing! I enjoyed the Caesar salad, grilled chicken with asparagus, and raspberry sorbet for dessert. Our other meal was salmon with asparagus, probably the best she can remember ever tasting. Beautiful view of the Ohio River as the passes Cincinnati, with Kentucky hills in the background. Service was perfect! Friendly, prompt, professional.

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  11. RuthT

    Cincinnati

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent dinner with Anthony , and John coming by. Anthony told us about the sauce on the filet and the complexity of it's preparation. I love it. Anthony gave me two wedges of line with my Americana -- delicious! This is why we show up every other week!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Asked waiter to have pizza cut into 6 pieces instead of 4 and he didn’t think it was possible due to how they want the food to be presented. Surprised, they did cut it into 6 pieces. Asked waiter if there was a kids menu and he said “I don’t think we have one, just order from the side dishes.” Long wait times for food (over an hour). Then, order came out wrong and we were told it would take 30 mins to make the pasta dish we ordered. We said cancel. Bruschetta was a piece of bread / toast cut into 4 pieces. Total joke. Overall, very dated. Not a good selection unless you like seafood or veal. Everything was mediocre at best. Lived here 10 years. Tried it. No plans to return.

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  13. Greg

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service and the view was magnificent. Will definitely return.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice - we are some of the original customers- 35 / 40 years..

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  15. luv2eatItalian

    Cincinnati

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always, and we have been coming here for years and years. The is always wonderful from the beginning when you first walk in till you leave. The food is delicious. We always try to plan our special occasions at this restaurant. Time time again it has proven to be our special place to go either just the two of us or with family and friends.

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  16. FrequentDiner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Primavista delivered on all fronts, and on a holiday no less. This is the kind of restaurant where you take young adults to introduce them to fine dining.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our Server Anthony made my first experience there a memorable one! Food was amazing and served in a timely fashion. I will most definitely return to try more on the menu!

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  18. DavidC

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely magnificent experience. Some of the best prepared Prince Edward Island mussels I’ve had. Veal Scallopini served with a creamy mushroom reduction was flavorful. The shrimp and gnocchi was also delicious. The only downside was all of the bread I consumed eating the leftover sauces! I dine out a bunch all around the world and I’m typically too lazy to review everything. One of the standout parts of the experience was the level of service. They were swamped, but our server Molly, and the manger provided top notch service.

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  19. lisac

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great Mother’s Day experience! Our table was excellent and Alex, our server was really great…super friendly and helpful! The food, though pricey, was delicious. We all cleaned our plates! The only thing missing was a little Mother’s Day ambience, eg. flowers on the table…something to make it feel a little bit special. But we love this place and will most definitely, be back!

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  20. TimR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I were there for our wedding anniversary. The hostess was gracious enough to seat us by the window. I forgot to ask when I made the reservation. The service was outstanding. Never felt rushed and we had ample time between courses. The food was outstanding ( we both ordered the evening special which happened to be fish. Grouper). We've eaten here many times over the years. It's still our favorite place for a special night out. It's worth it just for the beautiful view of the Cincy skyline.

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  21. MikeK

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding overall experience. What a great view and exceptional service!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We received amazing service! Very kind and attentive wait staff, very knowledgeable as well. The view also always very cool! You can see the entire city, it was great! Food was very good, not amazing, but very good. I would go back.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing view. We will be back. 😃

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service was prompt and attentive. Restaurant was beautiful with an outstanding view of Cincinnati.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable as always with the additional privilege of seeing Annie!

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  26. TimM

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Beautiful view. Exceptional service. While up scale business casual is fine.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner as always. View is amazing as well. Highly recommend.

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  28. Mobeth

    Cincinnati

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is always excellent. The food is fantastic, but last night the special Veal dish with Truffle cream surpassed any meal in Cincinnati. I would give it a 10 out of 5 if I could. I should have taken one home to enjoy again. My thanks to the chef!

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  29. GBIII

    Cincinnati

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view; great food and service. Highly recommend

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Primavista is a go to for celebrations and date nights. The view is incredible. Our server Debra was outstanding- very informative and checked on us the right amount where we felt cared for but not intruded upon. Our food was delicious- Debra gave great recommendations too. We had the specials - red snapper and veal scallopini. Both were delicious! We will definitely be back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view of cincinnati. Great food. Great server.

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  32. BradW

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time visiting Primavista- it was fantastic! Food and service were both excellent.

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  33. SMD76

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Annie our server was fantastic and food was excellent, we will be back soon.

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  34. mikef

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I sat at the bar and had dinner. Our daughter and her friends had a table for dinner before senior prom and everything was perfect.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Prima Vista was a wonderful experience. I cannot say enough about Alex, our server. He gave excellent suggestions, was attentive but not overbearing, and answered every question knowledgeably. We went very early with the intention of having some appetizers and cocktails. He helped us with our choices, pointing out which ones were heavier or lighter or shareable. My favorite was the Shrimp Antoinette, served on a garlic crostini. Early on a Saturday night was a delightful mix of people. First, all the elderly early bird people like us. Then, many groups of young people all decked out for their high school prom! Gave us lots to look at in addition to the view of downtown Cincinnati and the river.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to show off your city and celebrate a special occasion.

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  37. CarlaR

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful scenery. Great view of the city. Fabulous view of the Flying Pig Fireworks! The food was delicious!!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fabulous, and our server, Annie, was phenomenal. Our party of four gave the evening an eight thumbs-up rating.

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  39. Impressive

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to place for a wonderful meal and amazing views! The arugula salad and the bread with their special garlic puree are amazing and ever single entree we’ve had have been terrific. You cannot go wrong at Primavista!

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  40. Patricia

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent. Brian and Christie took great care of us. Food flavors were rather plain so for the price we won’t be back.

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FAQs

Primavista is rated 4.8 stars by 5984 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Google Map for Primavista

810 Matson Place, Cincinnati, OH 45204

Additional information

  • Cross street
    W. 8th and Mt. Hope 5 mins West of downtown
  • Neighborhood
    Cincinnati
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:45 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking $6.00 per car. Public Parking lot across the street is $5.00 per car. Street parking is free when available. Driveway is wheel chair accessible.
  • Public transit
    We recommend Uber or Lyft if you are not driving.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christopher Prince
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (513) 251-6467
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Cristie Reynolds: (513) 251-6467
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