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About Primavista

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.

810 Matson Place
Cincinnati, OH 45204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan

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

Cross Street:
W. 8th & Price

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 251-6467

Website:
http://www.pvista.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking 4.00 and Street Parking. Driveway is wheel-chair accessible.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Valentines week serving a special menu.
Details coming soon!

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We are serving out Special Valentine's Day Menu exclusively tonight.

A $20.00 per person deposit is required. You card will not be charged as long as you show up or cancel at least 8 hours in advance by calling the restaurant.

Primavista Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (123)
Romantic (118)
Good for a Date (104)
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Special Occasion (103)
Good for Anniversaries (99)
Worth the Drive (69)
Good for Birthdays (68)
Neighborhood Gem (55)
Quiet Conversation (53)
Cozy (49)
Authentic (47)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Notable Wine List (36)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
Business Meals (30)
Good for Groups (24)
Comfort Food (18)
Fun (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Healthy (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Vegan (11)
Casual (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Seasonal (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Waterfront (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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Live Music (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 4, 2013

Pizza is fantastic as were the salads. Good food all around.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2013

I've been here a handful of times over the past few years. One of the 2 best Italian restaurants in Cincinnati. Food was excellent and service was above average. They were hosting a large party, and had the courtesy to seat us on the other side of the restaurant (without us asking) for some privacy and quiet, which we greatly appreciated. View of downtown Cincinnati is a nice touch as well.

Will definitely be going back sometime soon!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 30, 2013

Primavista was a lucky find -- it was Friday and I was looking for a highly-rated restaurant for Saturday night while we were visiting Cincinnati. The interesting ones downtown only had times available very early or quite late. Then I came across Primavista, a bit out of the way but worth the drive. My appetizer was a small lobster tail on a delectable cream lemon sauce. Followed that with Ravioli di Carni ai Funghi, wonderfully rich mushroom and house-made Italian sausage sauce. In addition to the wonderful food, the view of Cincinnati was incredible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 30, 2013

The view was amazing as was the food great place!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 30, 2013

for the first time the food wasn't up to your usuall standards.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 30, 2013

There is no other spot that has this view with the food served!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2013

Fantastic view, terrific food. It makes me want to come back to Cincinnati just for the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 29, 2013

One of our party was celebrating a significant birthday. The staff, good food, good drink, lovely view made it a birthday to remember.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2013

Everything was great. Service was a bit slow but very friendly and knowledgeable. Appetizers, Salad, Dinner and Dessert was great. Will be returning soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2013

Fabulous dinner and ambiance. I'm not sure what I liked better, the food or the view. Both are well worth the trip to this gem.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2013

My friend and I and I went here for her birthday and
it was a little loud for us to have a conversation, but the overall ambience and food were
terrific.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2013

This was our first time at Primavista and we'll definetly go back. The view of the city is amazing and the food was delicious with more than enough to take home. Everyone on staff were friendly and made for a great dining experience. Great spot for a date night.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2013

The view was amazing. The service excellent. And the food was tremendous.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2013

This dinner was a special occasion, our 45th wedding anniversary. The view was great, the service wonderful, but the table, at the window, was just too small for two to dine. I would have asked, for a different table but the restaurant filled quickly and I didn't want to move from the window view. Although pricey, which I expected, the food was excellent. The wine too, I think was priced too high but again, if you want the food and the ambience you should expect to pay the price.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2013

My wife and I had a fantastic meal at Primavista. We were celebrating her birthday. A friend had recommended the restaurant so we decided to try it and were not disappointed. We had the mussels for an appetizer, a wonderful salad and the entrees were both perfectly prepared. The fresh green beans were great. We will definitely go to Primavista again. It was the best food we have had in the Greater Cincinnati area in the 4+ years we've lived here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2013

Really nice views and very friendly staff. Was not impressed at all with the food though.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 16, 2013

When we arrived the table was ready. Food was outstanding and our waitress was even better. It was an excellent choice to spend an evening with my wife.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 16, 2013

Our service was exceptional and the food was creative and excellant! Wonderful place for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 16, 2013

Very knowledgeable server with impeccable knowledge of the menu and wine list; exceptional view of the Cincinnati skyline; very romantic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 16, 2013

Food and service were good, do not rush you.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 15, 2013

The Cinti. Enquirer printed an article and the Prima Vista was included. We have been coming here for years but it has been a while. Great view and great food. 2 of our group of 4 order the spaghetti w/veal meat balls. It was just "good" not great as the article implied. The pasta was almost fry. Asked for additional to take home left overs. Meat balls were very good. The 2 chicken dishes were outstanding though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 15, 2013

This was my first time going to Primavista, and the view is spectacular and near breathtaking. We (My girlfriend and I) were seated near the windows, which are huge and have a great view. We received our food, appetizer, salad, meal ect.. in a timely fashion but did not seem rushed everything came out at very appropriate time. I would definitely recommend this for a romantic date or any occasion in which you would like to impress someone with out going to the huge $ more well known places. Also a great place to bring someone if you want to show off our city!

Great Everything!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2013

We were looking for a place to celebrate a birthday on Sunday. All the great downtown places are closed on Sunday. Then I remembered we used to enjoy Prima Vista for special occasions. I was delighted to find out they were open. We hadn't been there for a few years, but everything was very good.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2013

What! no baked eggplant parmesan no chicken parmisan...no sausage with pasta (the ravioli overdone)..just a tasteless chicken dish with overdone penne...come on! The noise level..atrocious

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 9, 2013

Prima Vista is our go-to restaurant when our out of town friend comes in. We love the variety and the wine list. In particular, we enjoy the appetizers and the side dishes.... it's possible to be quite satisfied with just a salad and a couple of sides, so it doesn't need to be pricey.
The wait staff is helpful and courteous; attentive without being underfoot.
One thing I would mention is that the chairs are not very comfortable. But that never stops us, and after a bit of wine, who cares!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 9, 2013

Once again, PV is simply outstandingly incredible! I took my wife there for our first date in 1999, proposed to her there a year later, and we have been going back ever since on our anniversary. We also take friends and family there every chance we get. It is by far our favorite restaurant, even more so than the former Maisonette and Pigall's and any others you care to name. The menu! The service - professional but not condescending.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 9, 2013

My husband and I arrived at 5:15, which was perfect as we were able to enjoy the various "shades" of the city as the sun set! The food, setting and service added up to a perfect evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 7, 2013

I made reservations for a special occasion,a perfect place to proposed to my girlfriend. I asked for a table for two and a great view. We got much more than that. The food was very good as well as the service. My fianceesaid she wants to return when she comes back to town for a visit. Thanks

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 4, 2013

great experience witha wonderful server

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 3, 2013

Dinner was an overall A-
-Wine list very accommodating
-Calamari app was great
-a la carte Caesar salad definitely worth it
-Veal Marsala very rich but tasty
-Tiramisu was a bit small and way over-garnished (served on a plate w Chocolate and Cocoa powder, topped w whipped cream, and then finished w a drizzling of raspberry sauce) - the Tiramisu itself was very good but why mask it w all the extras?
-View was excellent (of course) but the one-way facing booths are pretty uncomfortable
-Staff was professional and very friendly

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2013

First time visitor to this restaurant. Older décor and nothing great about interior, but the view and the food make up for any shortfalls there. Server was great and attentive, prices reasonable and menu was had a broad selection of Italian dishes. A very nice evening.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 2, 2013

The PrimaVista was wonderful from the appetizer to the dessert. Every course was full flavored and the service was fantastic. I would definitely go back again for both the food and the view.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 1, 2013

Good food and a spectacular view! Wonderful night!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2013

Entire dining experience couldn't be beat!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 23, 2013

We have been dining at Primavista for over twenty years. It is our favorite restaurant for celebrating special occasions. The food, service and atmosphere is constantly excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2013

High expections for both and PrimaVista delivered! Beautiful views of the city were enjoyed while dining on lovely and very tasty presentations of food. Indulge yourself and try the many choices of appetizers. We also shared the insalata between four people and it was delicious. My filet mignon was cooked to perfection and tasted fantastic. We were too stuffed for dessert so we indulged in espresso martinis, a wonderful way to end the meal.
This is another hidden west side gem!
I have also tried their pizza for carryout and they prepared a really good thin crust, wood fired flavor with gourmet toppings.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 20, 2013

We enjoyed everything. Great evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 19, 2013

FIRST TIME FOR MY DATE - was so impressed by the overall experience

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 19, 2013

My wife and I love dining at Primavista. Unlike every other fine dining establishments we patronize, we have NEVER had a disappointing experience at Primavista. The food and service is always excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 19, 2013

A friend recommended Prima Vista to us - we were looking for something really special for Sweetest Day. The food was so flavorful and beautifully prepared. The servers were attentive and kind. The view was amazing!

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