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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (115)
Scenic View (112)
Good for a Date (100)
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Special Occasion (99)
Good for Anniversaries (92)
Worth the Drive (65)
Good for Birthdays (64)
Neighborhood Gem (52)
Quiet Conversation (51)
Authentic (49)
Cozy (47)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Notable Wine List (35)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Business Meals (29)
Good for Groups (23)
Comfort Food (16)
Fun (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Hot Spot (13)
Healthy (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Casual (10)
Seasonal (10)
Vegan (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Waterfront (7)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Music (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Although the building itself didn’t look amazing, the restaurant made up for it. The wine list was superb and the pasta itself was very nice.
I would recommend a window table if possible although it seemed there wasn’t a table you couldn’t see the view of Cincinnati.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Love this place! I'm never disappointed with the food, service or view!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

From the moment memo we stepped in the door it was a great experience. The food was amazing

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

My favorite high end place to eat. Great view, service and food. Just wish they had Osso Bucco everyday. We’ll be back!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous food with outstanding city view. Very well trained staff.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Our dinner at Primavista was amazing. From the view to the service to the food, not one detail was overlooked. Dinner was a leisurely, relaxing end to the work week!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Love going here. The pasta is always so fresh and tasty. it always sets a great mood for the evening.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food and service was great

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Lovely setting overlooking the Cincinnati. Good food, cozy, great view.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

LOVE Primavista!! The food is exceptional! I was there for my 50th birthday with my boyfriend...his first time there. Usually the service is the best, but this time, our waiter seemed to be so busy with bigger parties that we waited and had to ask for more drinks....something I've never experienced there. Other than that, the whole experience was fabulous! I will definitely return again and again!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was decent but the service was sub par at best. We waited 20+ minutes before our waiter even arrived. He then took our drink and appetizer order and then went dark again. We had to flag him down to order our entree. Long story short the meal lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes. My family sat waiting while others around us were served. There were other guests that arrived after us and left way before us. Very frustrating.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great view, friendly service

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was nice

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Beautiful view

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service great food especially the view @ night

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

PrimaVista restaurant never disapoints and the overall dining experience is so spectacular, you are often left wondering how anyone could top a culinary delight that incredibly delicious again!
And without fail they rose to the occasion Saturday night.
First, we were given our favorite table, that I had requested only hours before. We so appreciated John our waiter, and the rest of the staff for delivering accommodating as well as superior service, without being too formal. They create a level of ambiance that makes you feel like you are the only table they are attending to!
And finally, if you are looking for the most incredible filet of beef that you could bet your life on, you would live forever LOL. All kidding aside, the perfect crust, the perfect cut size ( VERY GENEROUS) and the perfect sear with accompaning sauce comes atop mushrooms and fried polenta. Incredible! My husband has never said this about any place (and filet is his choice when we dine out) but he could not stop raving - it was, quite simply, the best he ever had.
That is when the argument ensued. Again all kidding aside, he is not a fish lover by any means. I had the fresh fish of the day - MahiMahi, atop asparagus and assorted vegetables in a brown butter sauce. The fish, which was steak-like in cut, was grilled and seasoned to perfection, and cut like butter. It was so amazing- we ended up splitting both meals between the two of us. This non-fish lover had just experienced the best of both worlds.
And George, the owner, is such a sweet and caring man. I have never been to PrimaVista where he has not taken time out of his night to stop and chat to see how everything was.
Again, Simply amazing PrimaVista. It happends every time! And did I mention the view?
Sincerely,
Susan L

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This restaurant is fine if you want a scenic Cincinnati location. The menu is limited and the prices are high. Much prefer other restaurants for extended menu and similar pricing. Service was fair.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Their angel hair pasta & veal meatballs are awesome with the tomato basil sauce! None better!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our server, Annie was fabulous. One of our guests was very particular and she handled him with patience and respect. I truly appreciated her kindness and professionalism.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Cozy
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 5, 2018

excellent as always...i've eaten here many times with nothing but good results...as an eastsider its well worth the drive...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Always a wonderful experience. Comfortable with a classic flair. Excellent food, a great view, powerful cocktails, and conducive to intimate conversation or a "contained" party atmosphere. I'm a big fan!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

I really enjoyed the view and the food was excellent. The waitress and staff were very attentive. I will definitely be back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

I wasn’t sure at first how I would feel about PrimaVista, because I hadn’t had much fine dining experience, however, the staff was very friendly and patient. I loved the food, and it didn’t seem terribly priced for what we got.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve and first engagement dinner!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our meal was absolutely delicious and the view beyond compare. Our wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. There when you needed them but not hovering. Overall a simply wonderful experience!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed celebrating the start of the new year.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was exquisite! It made for a very festive evening.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I always enjoy coming to Primavista they never disappoint!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Cincinnati. We had a lovely evening, great mussels, fine city view. What more?? Happy New Year.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My boyfriend and I came here for my 26th birthday. The view was excellent and the food was beyond words. We shared the honey, goat cheese and rosemary bruschetta, and the gnocchi with rock shrimp. Highly recommend for apps.

My boyfriend ordered the Penne and Sausage, and I ordered the Chicken “Formaggio”. We added a Veal meatball to our entrees because we heard PV was known for it - we both overly enjoyed our entrees! Paired with some wine - it was the perfect evening. Excellent food, view, drinks and service! Will be visiting again soon!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Flawless food preparation and some new twists on classic favorites

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of our favorites spots in Cincinnati. My wife and I were celebrating our mutual retirements and were travelling to FL the next day. Could not think of a better place to go to celebrate. The chef has been there since they opened over 20 years ago which is unheard of! Says something about the food and his creative menu. Service is always impeccable and this was no exception. I highly recommend this for "date nights", special occasions, anniversaries, or just a great Italian meal!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Primavista is one of the best restaurants on the west side! Great food, great service, great view!

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Family gathering to commemorate our late parents anniversary and a celebration of life. We had family from out of town and some returning home to Cincinnati for the first time in a while. The evening was perfect. We were seated as soon as we arrived. The wait staff was attentive and took excellent care of our group. Our food was amazing! We all ordered something different and we were all very happy with our choices. The view was spectacular overlooking downtown. The night was just perfect!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We absolutely love the ambiance and view of the city! The service was friendly and accommodating. It feels as if we have private dining , as well as being able to experience the heart of the restaurant. Primavista makes every occasion special.

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Authentic, Scenic View, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Hot Spot, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great view, great food and great service! We were visiting from out of town and were very impressed. The scallops were superb and the lamb shank literally fell off the bone. Delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Although the view of downtown Cincinnati was obscured by a light snow it was nice, Pasta dish was over cooked! meat fried meat balls were good but small! Ambiance was stuffy and outdated.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This was our first time visiting and it was absolutely phenomenal. It was quite possibly the best meal I've ever had and the service was top notch. I've lived in Cincinnati for almost 30 years and never had a chance to try this place. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent service with delicious food

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My husband & I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary at Primavista. It was spectacular! We are foodies, and we placed his meal that night in our top ten EVER! The servers were both personable and professional. This will become a favorite dining spot!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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