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Thu, 4/26
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11:30 PM
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Primavista

4.7
2808 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • 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 2808 People Are Saying
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4.6
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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 4 days ago

Always a great meal. Never fails. The wait staff is outstanding and many of them have been there for many years. I miss the Ossobuco. Never pass it up when offered.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was very good, best pork chop I have ever had. The view is unbeatable, if you can make it a time to enjoy the skyline at night.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Service and food was amazing! Of course this place has the best view of Cincinnati from any seat within the restaurant. This was my first but definitely not last time...looking forward to trying new dishes...

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The view was wonderful and the food was so delicious. The wait staff was so very attentive to our every need. Best tiramisu I’ve ever had. Highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great meal and outstanding service!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Annie our server was great!

Hadn't been to the restaurant in a long time--- everything from the moment we walked to the Hostess stand until we exited-- was top notch!
The view is nice ---

Portions are plentiful, enough for 2 meals!
I want to go back!
Keep up the great service and attention to details.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the view and the food. The wait staff was excellent. We will go back!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely AMAZING meal & service. Came for restaurant week and will definitely be back!!! We had a quick drink at the bar while waiting for our table and the bartender had good wine recs and was friendly and attentive. Our server, Anthony, attentive, funny, gave great recommendations, etc etc. Not to mention the amazing view and ambiance!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Great Service. Only disappointed in beer selection. Unfortunately just not a good lager selection on hand.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very good food and a view to match. Loved their arugula salad.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The table was perfect the view was awesome. The wait staff was superior. Out server could not have been better she explained everything was very attentive. The meal was perfectly cooked came in a timely manner. I loved it

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We went to Primavista for Cincinnati Restaurant week and a family member’s Birthday celebration. The dining experience was delightful.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Everything was top notch. Our waiter, Brian was exceptional and the entire staff was attentive. Definitely a return trip is in store for us. The food was better and more creative than we ever expected.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We hadn't been to Primavista in quite a while, but we had a great experience and will go back soon. Both food and service were great!

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The only down side is I requested a window seat with a view due to the fact it was our anniversary and we had not been there before. When we were seated the hostess said there weren't any available at the moment. I seen a few open ones and wondered why we weren't being seated there. It made me feel like someone else's reservation must have been more important then ours.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Excellent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The ambiance and food were exceptional!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We were seated at a table half the size of a normal table for two. It was squeezed between two other tables so we were unable to sit across from each other. Great food and service, too bad we were seated at the kids table.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food is healthy and cooked so well to perfection. Always accommodating. Request a widow and we got a window. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Beautiful view of the city. Tasty food with a quality wine list. Prompt service. I had the chicken pasta dish....Amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent in every way from the waitress to the food to the atmosphere to the view.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My mother loved her birthday dinner! Our waitress was absolutely wonderful! The food was delicious and views were wonderful!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Appreciated the view and the Italian soda!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I love the view everything was amazing!!! Perfect date night spot !

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Everyone had a good time. Food was good. Servers interacted with us

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wonderful menu selections, authentic northern Italy flavors, attentive service. Very friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We especially loved the ravioli appetizer and the brownie for dessert! We will definitely be going back!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My husband and I love Prima Vista and eat dinner there at least once a month, frequently with friends. When we're in the mood for special weeknight dinner, we order the garden salad, individual pizzzas, wine, often leaving room for dessert. We have recommended Prima Vista to friends and family.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Absolutely Amazing! Random pick of places and I picked a great establishment! Wasn’t crowded at all great low volume music.Our server (Heather) was amazing great recommendations and an all around great experience AND THE VIEW #Perfecto 👋🏾👌🏾

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My husband and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary at our favorite, Primavista last night. And as expected we a great dining experience. I tried the veal scallop initially special. And my husband had the roasted lamb. Both dishes were well prepared and very good. We split the brownie sunday for dessert. I only wish we'd been seated by the windows.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I was celebrating an anniversary and had requested a table with great skyline view. We were given a wonderful table and our server was outstanding. She set the tone that it would be a relaxed experience and gave us ample time between courses. The food was delicious and fresh; we enjoyed a gnocchi app, Caesar’s salad with shrimp and a veal special. Our server surprised us with a complimentary dessert as well.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Primavista is predictably wonderful. The food is always outstanding, and the level of service there is without compare. What a wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As always, Primavista comes thru. Great service, exceptional cocktails and wonderful food.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A beautiful "Western Hills" view of the city. A nice table at the windows, but a bit too close to our neighboring tables so their conversation "was a part of ours!!!" The food was quite good, served well and a nice touch of an ice cream dish with a candle for my wife's birthday.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing restaurant the service was excellent! The meal was amazing everything I tried from the appetizer to the meal was delicious. The view was the best part of the night. I requested a table with a view when I made my reservation of course they accommodated. Gorgeous view of the entire city of Cincinnati absolutely breathtaking.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Good food and service! The view is amazing. Had never been before and loved the view of Cincinnati from Primavista. Waitress was very nice and friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food and service was excellent as always. We enjoy being able to just relax and enjoy dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I ordered the arugula & strawberry salad with the addition of grilled salmon. It was delicious. The salmon had a yummy crusty layer. My husband also enjoyed his pasta with veal meatballs and said they were the best meatballs he has ever eaten. Service was very good and accommodating to special preparation requests for the salad and dessert.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We arrived at our Reservation at 8:15 PM wereceived our wine and our r salads within 10 minutes of our reservation. From 830 until 915 we have no service and no food. Finally at 9:15 we complained to the manager and received our spaghetti and meatballs five minutes later but it took 45 minutes to get out dinner. Manager told us they try to get entrées out within 20 minutes. Ours took 45 minutes. The manager did comp our salads and entrées. We paid for our $99 bottle of rombauer and tipped the waitress on the total amount. We love the restaurant but this is the third time it has taken almost an hour to get our dinners.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great experience. Good food and service!!

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