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Primavista

4.7
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3930 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

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  • Restaurant Week Menu Only this week

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     $36.00 per person
    Sep 29 - Oct 4, 2020
    This is Restaurant Week Sept 29th - Oct 4th We are only serving our three course Restaurant Week menu with six entree options. We are offering two price points, three courses for 36.00 per person or 46.00 per person. Go to our website to view Restaurant Week Menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3930 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.8
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LaurenL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the whole experience, which is exactly what this restaurant is! The main course was amazing, the desert was okay. The views that ambiance was so unique and a wonderful experience!

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KathyD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience and will come back again to celebrate another special occasion.

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JaneG
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to go to Primavista. We have always been treated with respect, the service has been wonderful and of course the food divine.

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vipbirthday
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back !! Thoroughly enjoyed our evening

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Pitcher
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my wife's birthday. It was one of the best meals ever! The salmon special was amazing and the mahi mahi succulent. Service is first class but friendly - a great combination for a truly award winning restaurant. The view is the best in the city and the most romantic spot in town. Make sure to finish your meal with the bread pudding. Your wife will sound like Sally (see when Harry met Sally restaurant scene - "I'll have what she's having!!!") . Can't wait to go back.

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GregK
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greatest view of downtown Cincinnati possible with very good food and service. Would always recommend this restaurant

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vipBoop
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Service was especially phenomenal - Joshua was great! And the weather was perfect for viewing the city.

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PhilM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The server (Anthony) was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The view is outstanding and very romantic. Perfect for celebrating our anniversary. Tables were spaced far enough apart so that we did not feel uncomfortable. Will definitely go back.

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PaulF
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious , the view is fantastic. A great restaurant ! We highly recommend Primavista.

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vipRuthS
Cincinnati
52 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our dinner was very well prepared and delicious. Server was very attentive and responsive. The view is one of the best in Cincinnati, certainly from the west side.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great restaurant overall, would absolutely recommend.

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Carwashmoneyguy
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great staff, great view, good wine selection, great bread pudding

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ITROCS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD
GREAT VIEWS
GREAT WAIT STAFF
PARKING WAS EASY

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JeffS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was really complimentary to the exceptional view.

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vipTheresatri
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View of course was fabulous! Service I
Impeccable and good absolutely amazing! One of my favorite restaurants ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to go back already. The food was good!

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GingerJ
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best filet mignon I've ever had. The bruschetta was amazing and different, and they offer a fantastic wine selection. We went for our anniversary and sat overlooking the skyline and watched the sunset. Highly recommend.

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JennyP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was outstanding, so happy they opened back up

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vipNats1
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to meet John, the son of owners Joan and Frank. This is a fabulous spot, a splendid view with marvelous food. We had veal piccata and mahi with lobster butter, Caesar salad, and then finished it off with lemon basil sorbet. All of the staff are observing proper safety protocols, so support this wonderful Cincinnati tradition

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BobB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so refreshing to go out and have a nice dinner again. Prima Vista did not disappoint us

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KIYAD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Salmon and strawberry salad were very good. Overall menu was not a good mix or variety (veal) was the main theme and in today’s world it’s either steak or fish and there just wasn’t enough options, you just kinda settle on something. Food service was really slow... even the bread that was served came out 30mins into service; right after we made our dinner selection which causes us to order an appetizer that was bread... would have never ordered two breaded items. Olive oil was amazing! Overall I would go again for the ambiance and drinks and not really the food or experience. 1 out of 10 and 10 being the highest I would give it a 7.5.

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vipSteaklover
Cincinnati
54 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Prima Vista for over 20 years. Such a great place to view Cincinnati. We weren’t sure how they would be since they just reopened a few days before. The food and service were excellent! Highly recommend Prima Vista!!!

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vipPeaches
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable! The food was fantastic. The setting and view made the evening even more special for a birthday celebration!

We had a short wait for our table and the owner stayed with us the entire time. We had such an enjoyable conversation with him. They were very safety conscious. Overall excellent experience!

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K8View
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We dined here for the first time for our 34th Anniversary. I guess I was expecting something special, and it just wasn’t. The view of the city was the only exceptional thing. I had the ravioli, and it was salty and very heavy on the rosemary, which I do not like. The restaurant is pricey, so expect that. Someone was always refilling our drinks, and that was appreciated. However, I could see the waiters giving the bulk of their attention to the tables with big tickets. Once was enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had planned for my wife and I to come here for our anniversary in August but they were closed. I was happy to learn they had reopened Wednesday 9/2/20. So I began planning our first date night in quite a while! Very beautiful building with drinks and food that were both phenomenal! Staff was superb with impeccable attention to detail! Will definitely be going back!!

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JosephL
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, as usual, was delicious! Service was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a romantic location. Very are amazing. Prices are excellent and service is top notch.

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MattB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC! Best restaurant in Cincinnati!! The veal saltinboca (sp?) is amazing.

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jake
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine...my favorite...great people. We love the servers and are thrilled that the pandemic did not close the dining establishment. God bless!

JB
JulianaB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner, service and the view was beautiful and delicious as always ! We had Calamari! Best in Ohio! I had veal saltimbocca, bottle of Chardonnay; John had pasta with mushrooms ,garlic,& tomatoes !
We cannot wait to return, a real favorite!

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jojocincy
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful view, excellent service! So glad it reopened!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening. The food was amazing, the staff were wonderfully attentive and courteous. All of the care and concern shown for our health and wellbeing during COVID made us feel quite comfortable. Distancing was excellent, our waiter Anthony took excellent care of us and explained some of the changes from previous dining experiences. We could relax and enjoy the wonderful food and view. So glad to see the Primavista open again!

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Beautiful views, delicious food, and wonderful atmosphere.

JB
JulieB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re so happy they’ve reopened. We had a nice family dinner with great food and service. Hands down a family favorite! We felt very safe inside and everything was impeccable.

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vipPizzamom
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be back at Primavista! Tables were spaced well. All employees wore masks. Menu is temporarily reduced, but hits all tastes! Nice job!

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lala
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked a reservation for m 33rd Anniversary through Open table. They confirmed my reservation via e m ail and text. Even text me the night before toco firm reservation! So on Saturday my husband and I arrived at Primavista for our Anniversary dinner and they were closed!!!!!!!! Nothing on Open Table to confirm they were closed!!! I made the reservation with Open Table. They text me the day before to confirm. We go there tonight for our reservation and find out they are closed!!!!!!!!!! So disappointed!!!!

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vipPeaches
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, view and exceptional service!

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TeresaH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKarenS
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great last meal until the quarantine began.

JM
JoyceM
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.

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Primavista is rated 4.7 stars by 3930 OpenTable diners.

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