Primavista

4.8
4517 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

We will serve a three course dinner for $68.00 per person. We will serve this menu exclusively.

What 4517 people are saying
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this8120
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the portions were generous. Our waiter was charming, knowledgeable, and attentive. The view of the city was amazing.

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CoreyR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place I've ever been too. Food and staff was amazing! View was incredible! Highly recommend!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Over priced for the type of food. Not impressed with the taste lacked spices. Service was superb

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AnneH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong with Prima Vista. It feels as though they've even stepped it up more, since all the trauma of 2020. Great cocktails, appetizers, salads and main dishes. Prima Vista is our special occasion go-to.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing!!! The service was fantastic! The view was breath taking. I can't describe how amazing it all was. We are going to be making this a preferred date night!

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RuthM
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was wonderful, the food was terrific, a little pricey, but excellent.

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Joeh
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Alway count on great food

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very kind & attentive. Beautiful night & a table by the window to enjoy the view of downtown and a glowing full moon. Food was delicious as always and servers pleasant from the check in through dessert. Like many times before Primavista did not disappoint.

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Mossb
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top 5 best restaurant thes far. I have been to plenty elegant restaurants from Ohio to Clearwater Florida.

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vipRuthS
Cincinnati
79 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit to PrimaVista is a pleasure. Love the menu as well as the wine and cocktail list. The food was very tasty and well prepared. Service was excellent. The view, of course, can’t be beat.

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vipKathleen
Cincinnati
63 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and serve pot. Service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, as always. Everything is delicious, from the appetizers, to the entrees, to the dessert. The bourbon selection is very small, but the beer options are decent, and the wine options are as amazing as one would expect from an Italian fine dining establishment. Service is impeccable, and of course the views are always the highlight of the evening.

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Loud
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our group was there for a reunion. Our table was isolated with a great view. Our waiter was outstanding.

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PamO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only one comment regarding the food. We didn't care for the bread. We were hoping that since Primavista is fine dining we would be served a more "traditional" crusty Italian bread.

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JosephF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a fabulous experience. Terrific all around!

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CindyK
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service, beautiful view. Felt safe due to staff wearing masks and tables socially distanced.

JM
JasonM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lived in Cincinnati for over 17 years and this was our first visit to Primavista! A great eastbound view of Cincinnati and well-executed food. Great place for a date or anniversary dinner.

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BartG
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Looked forward to revisiting Primavista and was not disappointed. Food, view, service - all excellent. The only negative was the noise - restaurant was full and the customers animated on this Friday night. Surprising was how tight the seating was - not very Covid conscious with social distancing tables, though facemasks required for entry and exit and was worn by staff. Overall, still a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing! Great service and very friendly staff. Food came out in a timely matter. Highly recommend, and the view of the city is great!

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HelmutCinti
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 of us had different main courses all were exceptional. My personal favorites for the night were the Mahi Mahi and Crab meat and Chicken and pasta.

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Tonia
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view was spectacular and our server, Annie, was excellent.

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groupdine
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was wonderful! Food was excellent! Wait staff was very attentive.

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PaulaM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait service especially Tim.
Food delicious. View of city unbeatable

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A nice evening celebrating our anniversary

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TrentonC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view and atmosphere, very romantic, the food was great and so was the service, would highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and really good food in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend.

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ChristinaH
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jasmine is an outstanding waitress and so sweet to comp our dessert for our 32nd anniversary! We really enjoyed ourselves thanks to her❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is absolutely beautiful and the food was excellent. Every bite seemed more delicious than the previous! We were more than satisfied!

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Dobelly
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere and view! My wife and I celebrated her cancer free anniversary there. And always a good choice for special occasions or entertaining someone from out of town.

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vipKeda
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday with my husband and it was thoroughly wonderful! Our waiter Alexander was great and so personable. Food and views were great! It was a perfect evening!

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TimT
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. I wish i lived closer

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montgomery
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

If you did not have the view it would not be worth the rather high price given the average quality of the food.

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PaulF
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Server Alex did an outstanding job. Never disappointed with PrimaVista

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vipMable
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love our waitress Deborah!
The food was the best! I just got back from Italy and this was better!
I had the cioppino was the best I have ever had!
Can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 7 loved the view and being able to talk without having to shout. A relaxed atmosphere lent to a wonderful time!

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vipCuisine3
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

View was great!
Food was adequate.

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DarrylH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was spectacular. Some of the tables near the window are too close together however. But overall the expense was amazing.

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maryg
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good. Have been there several times. Would like a few more meatless options that stay with the Northern Italian theme

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere fantastic food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

FAQs

Primavista is rated 4.8 stars by 4517 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.