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Primavista

4.7
2805 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Primavista, named after our "Premier View", takes your breath away!
Enjoy Chef Chris Prince's award-winning Italian dishes while over-looking the Cincinnati skyline and Ohio River. Primavista, since 1989, is the cozy but elegant creation of Owners Frank and Joan Lenkerd. Along with Chef Chris Prince, Frank and Joan work tirelessly to keep Primavista "Primo" for 25-years and counting!

Because of our long-standing excellent reputation and many awards for "Most Romantic" "Best Scenic View" and "Best Italian", Primavista the perfect spot for all occasions , from Birthdays to Corporate Dinners.
Located just 5 minutes West of downtown, enjoy the breath-taking views of the city while enjoying fine Italian dishes from all regions.

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 guests.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm.
Closed on Monday, except 2/13/2017 and 12/18/2017, open for Dinner
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Phone number
(513) 251-6467
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Prince
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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.
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Private party contact
Cristie Reynolds: (513) 251-6467
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W. 8th & Price
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Parking details
Valet Parking 4.00 and Street Parking. Driveway is wheel-chair accessible.
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Special events & promotions
Valentines week serving a special menu.
Details coming soon!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
What 2805 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My husband and I eat dinner out a lot around the Cincinnati area and nothing quite comes close to the meal at Primavista. The goat cheese and honey brussetta appetizer is by far our favorite. This is a five star restaurant and we can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our waiter was attentive and friendly, the food was great, the view from our window table was spectacular. We have experienced very enjoyable visits here in the past, and since we took a special guest this visit, I was counting on a special evening. It was even better than expected.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The ambiance at this restaurant is exquisite and the food and service are outstanding. Our server, Deborah was fantastic!!! We love to celebrate special occasions here, too. It's well worth the drive from Louisville.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Restaurant was overrated. Our service was pretty bad and the food was pretty bad.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always a great choice for the best of Italian.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service and very friendly staff. Made a request for a table with a view as it was a special occasion and they delivered. Haven’t always had a request honored with other restaurants so we were very pleased!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We love this place! Always exceptional food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Ignore any bad reviews you may read, they are Completely False. I cant believe how off base they were after dining at PrimaVista. Arguably the best Italian food in the city. The service is of the highest quality, every staff member was very knowledgeable and beyond professional. This next remark is all you'll need to know about the place.... The two owners both were there and working on a Saturday evening! One greeting guest on there way into the restaurant and the other made sure to speak with every guest at each table. This was our first time and we will be back many times over.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great view, food, and service. Our waitress (Jasmine) was personable and absolutely lovely.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Very nice evening out. Proprietor Frank stopped by to check on our meal, enjoyed chatting with him for a minute. With longer days the view if the city is likely not as spectacular as we missed the city lights. We will be back as the days grow shorter.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Really terrific service, food, ambiance, and a breath-taking view of the city. Highly recommended

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The view was nice. Unfortunately, I didn’t care for the food.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Outstanding as always ! Our favorite restaurant . Fine Italian dining. Mussels are superb, fish and veal entrees cannot be matched and a Great wine list. If you want a smaller meal we sit at the bar and split a salad and mussels or entree!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

No matter what table you receive,it's the best seat in the house.The view is amazing. Food and service was outstanding.I couldn't have picked a better place to dine.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food and service are excellent. Loved the view of the city as nightfall came.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Disappointing. Very little was eaten. Group of 8 and majority ordered fettuccine and said it was terrible.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

I took my family here while on vacation. This was my daughters first trip to a fine dining restaurant. She loved the muscles and the Mahi mahi. The bread was awesome also. My wife enjoyed the view overlooking the Cincinnati rail yard and skyline. The service was impeccable and they all had a very friendly attitude. I would recommend this place for business meals or for families who want to enjoy fine dining for the first time. I had the Mahi with truffle sauce and it was absolutely awesome. They must have some very fine chefs in the kitchen because everything I ate I enjoyed. If I am ever in the area again I will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. Anthony is the best.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

1st time to Primavista and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Good wine, good food. If you are Vegan or Vegetarian, you must ask for that menu. The first table they sat us at was the size of a postage stamp by the window. They were extremely accommodating when I asked for a bigger table. All in all, very enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great experience at the Primavista. Good food, good service, good view. We’ll definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We went to Primavista because they offer a vegan/vegitarian menu. We had a couple vegan's in our dinner party. Everyone was satified with their meal, although no one thought it was outstanding. The service was very good, nice dark casual atmosphere, with a superb view of the Cincinnati skyline. We will go back....

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The Chicken Marsala with a side of Fettucine Alfredo is the way to go!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Wonderful!!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The Prima Vista Restaurant is one of our go-to places for a romantic or special occasion. Our food was awesome, our server (Allie) exceptional and the view of the city at dusk just can't be beat! We will continue to dine at this restaurant, like we have for the last 20 years, for everything mentioned above and so much more!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Amazing as always! Dinner was the Mahi special and was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Awesome view, delicious food and our server, Anthony was terrific; funny, personable and efficient. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Our Anniversary. First time there. Great food and exceptional view. Staff was courteous and welcoming.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Stellar attention by our server Lisa and fantastic food! Perfectly paced service, and our water glasses never went empty. The name doesn't lie, the view is "prima". We dined for our 20th anniversary and they went out of their way to make it special.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great service great view great food

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The staff was amazing with us. We were over 30 minutes late for the reservation & they still were able to not only take care of us, but give us one of the best tables in the restaurant! I highly recommend dining here.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Fantastic view at night. Go when the moon is supposed to be full and watch the moon rise just after dusk.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Fantastic place. Great service with spectacular view. Moon rose over the city while we dined.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We celebrate special occasions here. Have always thought the view out shined the food. Not anymore! Had the veal special and it was so unique. Well cooked, tender and the sauce was extremely special. Service was outstanding. Great dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Very good meals. We both loved our selections. My friend had the veal meatballs & I had the chicken formaggio. Loved it. Please send coupons to me so I can come more often!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Never disappointed!

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1.0Dined on February 27, 2018

food was excellent however a little too pricey. Atmosphere was great as well as the service.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Everything was superb, from the moment we walked in until the moment we walked out.
The food is consistently excellent, service consistently superb, hosts, servers, bussers!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had a great waitress and enjoyed a seat by the window though the fog tried to ruin our view. Food was so delicious and the old fashioneds weren't too bad either. Perfect for an anniversary!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My husband and I love this restaurant for date night. Everything is top notch, the view is spectacular, and we are able to have a conversation without yelling. Service is always excellent. Thanks for another lovely evening!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Daddy / daughters night out was a success

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