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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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

SERVING OUR SPECIAL NYE 3 COURSE 68.00pp Menu exclusively tonight. Please see Manager for details
$20.00 deposit per person, card is not charged unless you no show, or cancel less than 24 hours in advance.

Primavista Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (125)
Romantic (104)
Special Occasion (102)
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Good for a Date (98)
Good for Anniversaries (95)
Good for Birthdays (66)
Worth the Drive (65)
Quiet Conversation (53)
Cozy (45)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Notable Wine List (40)
Authentic (37)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
Fun (23)
Business Meals (22)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Comfort Food (14)
Healthy (12)
Vegan (11)
Casual (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Waterfront (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Seasonal (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Very nice waiters and food was made very quickly.

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·Dined 4 days ago

If you love seasoned Italian food, you'll HATE Primavista.

That said, if you love good wine and a great intimate ambience, Primavista works beautifully for a wine and bread spot to impress your company.

The service was great, also. Food, not so much.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome experience! The service is fantastic as well as the view.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined 5 days ago

my husband and I went to celebrate our 32nd anniversary. The view was amazing and the food was fabulous and the service was great! It was a over all great experience. We will be back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fun, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Always delicious food, and one of the very best views in the city.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Although it was a rainy night the view was outstanding. And what was even more outstanding with the meal - the best veal I have ever had. I will be putting this restaurant on my favorite list and will be back soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Great Place for Dinner!

We had a wonderful time at Prima Vista. Annie, our server was wonderful and the food and the view were spectacular. We started off with the veal meatballs and arugula salad and they were both fantastic. I had the filet and my wife had the seafood special (Mahi) and they were both excellent. My filet was a bit more done than I had ordered but everything tasted amazing. My wife loved her fish and asparagus - some of the best she has ever eaten. Annie was delightful, attentive and we loved our experience. The view of the city added a romantic charm to the experience. Highly recommend for date night.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fun, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

This is our go-to spot for special occasions. It truly is fine dining

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The overall was an amazing night, love the atmosphere and the food taste it amazing.

Tags: Live Music, Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very excellent place to be. I would recommend this place to anyone!

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I never leave or write reviews. However, this is review worthy. You will not be disappointed. The entire experience from start to finish was delightful. I will go again next time I am in town.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Another great meal. And our waiter Anthony did,as always, a great job !! Highly recommended.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

At 5PM Saturday I got on line to see if there was a table available, at 6:00 pm we were sitting with the best view (table 35) with a glass of wine!!!! It was a wonderful evening.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was my second visit to the restaurant. The ambience is cozy and vibrant. A reservation is a must given the popularity. I have no criticism of the restaurant. A fabulous meal is guaranteed.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server Lauren C. was fantastic. Very knowledgeable of the menu and wines.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I was looking for a restaurant in the Cincy/Covington area that had an open reservation for the early dinner hour. The Opentable app allowed me to seamlessly place my request, with the assurance that my reservation was indeed confirmed. The dining experience turned out to be everything my friend I could have wished for, and more! The food was superb, the ambience elegant yet cozy, and the venue was even conveniently located near our theatre of choice for the evening. Thank you.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service (John), view, table and food were all excellent. Definitely worth the hour drive from Dayton!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was our first time at Primavista and we will definitely be returning! We were out celebrating our anniversary and everything was wonderful! Our table was right by the window so we could see the Cincinnati skyline which was nice for pictures. Our waiter (Anthony) was also wonderful and took time to walk us through the menu despite it being very busy. Service far exceeded expectations.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This place is so beautiful. I’m in love. I booked this place for my husbands birthday and they took great care of us. This place is amazing, they were beyond my expectations

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Romantic, Authentic, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent and the server, Annie, was exceptional. My steak was as i like it, my wife’s pasta was very good

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and scenery are both one of a kind. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice night out.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Perfect setting. Excellent meal of orange and pistachio salmon. Unusual and delectable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We have enjoyed Primavista for many years. It is our favorite place to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. The atmosphere, the food and the service are always excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was overall not as good as usual. Glazed brussel sprouts were drenched in sauce and way too sweet. Antipasto platter was mediocre. Olives not good, meats seemed not fresh. Scoop of gelato was a baby-sized scoop.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing food and we got a table right against the glass which had an amazing view.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I loved primavista. I loved my food and the atmosphere. I was really disappointed by our waitress. I felt like she was rude and thought she was too good to be a waitress. She acted insulted when I asked for butter. She just turned around and walked away. When she came back to the table I asked again she said " i said YES". Then she said she went to get it (whoever "she" was). My date asked for A1 she gave him less then half a tiny cup. When he asked for more she said that was all that was in the bottle. Ill have to see if i can find some more. There might be some down stairs. Im just thinking we dont care just go get it like you should have the first time. Sheesh. My date wished you had baked or mashed potatoes. I ordered the chicken and it was perfect and I love the blue cheese sauce that came with it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I was disappointed, the meatballs (veal) and capellini was tasteless, the meatballs were so dry and cold, I was not impressed with the sauce and capellini. I paid an extra 8 dollars for a a plate of mixed greens in dire need of dressing. The busboys were attentive and the waiter was fine. Towards the end some gentleman came to the table and asked how was dinner, still not sure who he was.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Never disappointed. Dinerdessert, drinks and wine perfect with the view.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always enjoyable and delicious!
Service, food and view never disappoint!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was excellent and a fine example of what happens when splendid food meets stellar service. Of course the view of the city lights from on high made the dining experience that much sweeter.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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food5
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This our second time to visit. Everything was terrific the Second time around. Great food, service and ambiance!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My sister comes from Phoenix to visit me in Cincinnati twice a year and we always make reservations at Primavista for her last night here. Never have had a disappointing dinner . The service is wonderful and the view fantastic. It is our favorite place to go. Don't ever let the chef, Chris Prince get away from you.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great service, excellent food, memorable experience.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The service and food were great the view is great
Great for special occasions

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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value3

 
·Dined on October 21, 2017

Celebrates our 30th Anniversary ! Great food, great service and an awesome view. Primavista is the complete package!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The location is the best in the city of Cincinnati. I have always had wonderful meals prepared at PrimaVista. The service is outstanding. Get an early reservation so you can at a table in front of the window overlooking the skyline as evening sets. It is magical! This is the restaurant to bring persons you want to impress.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went to Primavista to celebrate a birthday before going out to a show at the Aronoff. Arriving early, we were able to be seated at the bar and try one of their signature cocktails. The bartender made excellent recommendations and helped set the tone for a wonderful evening. We were seated at one of the window tables and had a great view of the city. Our waitress was attentive and gave sage advice regarding items on the menu. Meal service was prompt. Portions were generous without being overwhelming. The flavor profiles were authentic while maintaining a new creativity. We were able to enjoy appetizers, entrées, and dessert while still making it to the show with plenty of time. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for romantic Italian.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I have reservations at 8 30pm we was seated on time than we wait for 25min for our server to greet us.
Service was very disappointed for this restaurant.

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food3
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

we arrived a few minutes early for our reservation but were seated promptly at an excellent table

we were greeted promptly by our waiter who reviewed the nightly specials for us

i asked to substitute a side dish of pasta for the polenta that came with my veal dish and the waiter indicated that this could be accomodated for a dollar or two extra, my wife did the same

when the meal came, the veal was excellent, but i had to cut my very small portion of pasta with a knife because it was all stuck together

then the bill came and we were charge $7 each for the very small pasta side dish, so my $31 veal piccata cost $38

so, i would say that the view and setting of the restaurant were excellent; the service was good; for the most part the food was good, but the prices are way too high for what you get

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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food4
ambience5
service4
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I'm extremely picky and Prima Vista delivers time and time again. Not to sound egotistical but my four stars would be most people's five stars. Last good place to get mussels in Cincy that don't taste like the bottom of the Ohio.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy
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