Primavista

4.8
4373 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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4373 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JanD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been fan of Chef Chris and the whole management/service team at Prima Vista for more years than we can count. The food is always delicious & the drinks are perfect every time. Absolutely our favorite restaurant in this beautiful city we call Cincinnati. Always our first choice for celebrations.

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Sammy
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with an amazing view and great service. They surprised us with a free dessert for our anniversary.

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vipabharrington
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good, but the service, ambience, and view were even better. It was a terrific experience!

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Danny
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server's make sure you don't have an empty glass of water !

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ChristinaH
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Annie is outstanding. We have had her service several times and ask for her when we can. The best!!

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StephiLynn
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We were just in Cincinnati visiting IKEA, we ate lunch at IKEA. We went on trip advisor and went down the list of top restaurants and Primavista was the first one we could get a reservation (while driving). We weren't expecting to park valet only. The food was so/so. The bruschetta was awful. It was one piece of toast cut into 4 pieces like you would serve a child. The view was the best part. IKEA Swedish meatballs were way better.

JS
vipJamesS
Naples
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Very cold in restaurant. Could not convince
Management of that. Food came out very hot, but cooled
Off repaidly. Had to use extra napkins to try and
keep warm. Will NOT return.

CQ
CountyQuirk
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated like VIPs. The view, the staff, the cuisine were all excellent. We will certainly return to this gem.

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PattiP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared the delicious calamari and then I had the Mahi with the crab butter sauce. We shared the honey lemon cannoli for dessert.
Beautiful view and great service !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely amazing and very quick! We had an appetizer, our entree, and then dessert and we were done eating within an hour. Our waitress was very nice and had good recommendations. My boyfriend and I both had the specials for that night, a salmon dish and a shrimp gnocchi dish. Both were excellent and good portion sizes! We shared the Tuscan brownie for dessert, which was super moist and dense. Very delicious! The price of the food is definitely worth it for the wonderful taste, excellent service, and amazing view of the city! 10/10 would recommend for any occasion!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Shrimp not tender or flavorful. Overall great dining experience!

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RachelK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for a great date night, place to celebrate, or just a really great meal? Be sure to check this place out. Great meal, great service, and even better views of the city. Highly recommend checking this place out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view and even better food. Great overall experience

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Cathy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place with wonderful food. We will visit again!

LL
vipLiveLaughLoveEat
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was sooo sweet and kind. The food was amazing and the view is spectacular! Will definitely be returning.

CB
ChrisB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a great view.....loved the experience!

GK
GeorgeK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for a romantic dinner. The food was fantastic.

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luv2eatout
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. You can’t beat the view!

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ScottandShelly
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primavista did it again! They never fail to impress us with their meals and service. Yet another anniversary shared over great food with great views.

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RuthT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annie was our server, and once again she was excellent and attentive to our food and needs. I would recommend that the servers continue to wear their names on an identifying badge, because if a customer wanted to compliment the server and did not use Open Table, did not use a credit card and paid with cash, it would be more difficult to recall the server's name or describe the server. We love Primavista. We try to come to the restaurant at 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday and frequently provide that information to friends in case they want to join us. We have also received exceptional service from Anthony and the lady with the brunette hair and the warm smile -- see? I don't know her name.

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MichaelW
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view of the city , outstanding service and quality fare.

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Chestnut
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had seven folks; 4 veal marsala, 1 chiopino, 1 shrimp and knocci and one Salmon.

It was all wonderful!

Our waiter was Anthony, he is top notch!

MM
MerrillM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annie was gracious and personable. She made this a wonderful experience. The view is great. The restaurant sits above Cincinnati and looks down into the city with a great view of the city and skyline. The food was excellent. My wife had the ravioli which she loved. I had the salmon. The salmon was thoroughly cooked but not overcooked. It was so tender and flavorful. The sauce over it was a mixture of salty and savory flavors that blended so well with the salmon, asparagus, and mushrooms that it was an experience by itself I made good use of the bread that was left to sop it all up. Primavista made our anniversary celebration special. The price is commensurate with the level of service, food and wonderful view. If you eat at the Primavista do not be in a hurry. Take the time to enjoy the service, the view, the food and the ambiance, it is worth it.

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reserved the table for 5 just 4 days prior to our event. I requested a lower window seat. They were able to accommodate our wishes. We were greeted at the door and escorted to our table right away. The service was fantastic. Food was everything we expected. Great way to celebrate the in-laws 55th wedding anniversary. We especially enjoyed the show that the cicada's were putting on for us just outside that window. This was only my 2nd visit to Primavista. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipRuthS
Cincinnati
72 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy every visit to Prima Vista. Food was excellent as usual. Service was very good as always. The view, of course, can’t be beat.

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Signa
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a beautiful place to enjoy such a delicious meal. The view of our city of Cincinnati is absolutely spectacular! Our food was delicious and the service was excellent. We really enjoyed Tony our server. His personality was such a delight and he was so attentive. Thank you for such a perfect evening for us to share with our out of town family.

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PattyR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best service from Anthony delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No bad seat in the place

CG
ChuckG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food, best view, best service, best bargain for great dining in Cincinnati.

JP
JeffreyP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Primavista. The view is spectacular, service was excellent and food tasty. Our table had the mahi mahi with crabmeat, chicken formaggio, filet, and salad with chicken. Everything was cooked to perfection. The cannolis for dessert was an extra treat!

JM
JohnM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, great view, -what's not to love

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time and a window table was the perfect spot for a romantic dinner.

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Doug
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly. The service was very friendly and fast. Both of our meals were very well prepared and very good. The atmosphere was quiet. The view of the city from our table was terrific. I'm not normally a fan of valet parking, but service here was the best of ever had. No waiting at all.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and outstanding Tiramisu. Such a great value and the rain cleared just in time for a one-of-a-kind dinner view.

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vipAdventure0077
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food in a beautiful setting, sitting up high and looking over to city of Cincinnati. Restaurant was very busy but still had very good service and food just excellent.

JS
JaclynS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Beautiful view and the food was good. The interior needs an update and a little pricey for the menu options. Still, the beautiful views were worth it, so happy we went there for a date.

RJ
RestaurantJunkie
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful meal and the staff was so helpful!

AS
AllenS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You come for the view (which is outstanding) then experience service and food that is awesome. The evening could not have been better.

KM
KarenM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service is fantastic, worthy of the spectacular view of the valley that includes Downtown Cincinnati. Be sure to try the Shrimps Antoinette appetizer, it was superb! Our guest said his Chicken Formaggio was the best chicken he'd ever eaten. We had a lovely evening.

BR
vipBobR
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

FAQs

Primavista is rated 4.8 stars by 4373 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.