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Primavista, Cincinnati, OH

Primavista

4.8
4.8
4871 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.
Now serving Dinner Weds.-Sun.Reservations suggested and often required.Valet parking.
Please see our website for menu and directions.pvista.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:45 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 251-6467

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    W. 8th and Mt. Hope 5 mins West of downtown

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking $6.00 per car. Public Parking lot across the street is $5.00 per car. Street parking is free when available. Driveway is wheel chair accessible.

  • Public transit

    We recommend Uber or Lyft if you are not driving.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,871 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Scenic View

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Italian

  • Cincinnati

    Scenic View

  • Cincinnati

    Italian

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  1. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going there every single year for our anniversary and special events for almost 30 years. Been to a lot of other restaurants over the years and this is still our favorite. Debra was our server last night and she was amazing. Food was delicious as always. View is the best in the city. Their attention to detail is the best. And the chef doesn't get enough accolades, but his menu, and for me the filet mignon every time, is one of the best in the midwest. Thank you Primavista for being our favorite dining destination in greater Cincinnati!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Alex, went out of his way to make sure we had a great dinner.
  3. JF

    JoeF

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed the view and the food was delicious.
  4. JS

    JonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of a kind Cincinnati experience! Great service, great drinks, the food was delicious. Be sure to put this one on your list.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. Window seat was great. Service was outstanding. Food was very, very good. Appreciated the free desert for our anniversary. Haven’t been here in years
  6. D

    Dojibo

    Cincinnati

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit since the pandemic. Very happy to see that the quality is still excellent, and ironically, though most people would say it is rather expensive -- their prices have not gone up nearly as much as many fast food and family oriented places, so, it seemed like a good value as well. I also like it that they haven't gone with the trend of loud music -- there is very soft music, so, people don't have to talk loudly, so it's a pleasant environment. The service was attentive and not rushed -- this isn't the place to go if you want to get in, eat, and get out in less than an hour --- it's a place to relax, enjoy the city view, and enjoy their classic dishes.
  7. VC

    VictorC

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Jasmine was very professional. Her description of the special was very well done
  8. T

    Teejay

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time at Primavista and the experience was amazing! The food the service and atmosphere were all fantastic. Our waitress (Annie) was made the entire dining experience a pleasure.
  9. SC

    SusanC

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Prima Vista! We eat here a few times a year for special occasions and are never disappointed. Annie is our favorite server!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful! Our server, Jasmine was the BEST!! The food was excellent. The view is spectacular. No one made us feel rushed and the timing of the delivery of each course was perfect! I highly recommend this restaurant.
  11. b

    birthday

    Cincinnati

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always- great meal and great service!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our anniversary and had a wonderful experience at the restaurant. Staff was fantastic and the Filet Mignon was delicious!
  13. PB

    PeggyB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Allyson was warm and friendly. She gave us ample time to enjoy our drinks before we ordered our entrees. She answered our questions about the menu selections and served everything in a way that met our expectations.
  14. A

    Andrew

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great time, the food was great, the view is even better, the older lady with blonde hair was our waitress and she was amazing, would definitely recommend to anyone for date night
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner, It’s always pleasant and the food is very good. The service was a little slow but the place was very crowded. I can’t imagine the kitchen on an evening like that. The food was excellent but to be honest the bread isn’t very good. It used to be much better.
  16. S

    Steaklover

    Cincinnati

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having been here many times over the past 25 years, PrimaVista never fails to impress! The service and food are excellent, but…you simply cannot get enough of the view of Cincinnati from the top of Price Hill!! If you are from the area and haven’t been here, that is a shame! If you are visiting Cincinnati, you need to eat here!!!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view! Even better food! Alex and William were very attentive. So much appreciated. Wonderful night celebrating UC graduation! Thanks!
  18. MR

    MattR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I ate there for our 15th wedding anniversary. It could not have been better. The food and the view were incredible. Our serve Jillian was wonderful and very helpful. They went out of their way to get us the best table too. On top of all that, a thunderstorm went over downtown, and at the end of our meal there was a double rainbow! Highly recommend.
  19. f

    friendofmine

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner celebrating our 49th Wedding Anniversary. Service was excellent. The setting was beautiful. Food was very good. I had a seafood and pasta special and my wife had the veal picata. Both were excellent. What a great evening!!!
  20. MP

    MarvinP

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic unobstructed view of city, great service, superb food. No disappointments in any way.
  21. AK

    AndreaK

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good food and service. The view of the city is wonderful. Always a go to for special occasions.
  22. JB

    JimmieB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view. Great food. Amazing bread pudding. Service was fantastic.
  23. WR

    WendyR

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was our 10 year anniversary. Deborah and Annie were spectacular!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our wedding anniversary.
  25. GL

    GLENNO

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time Sunday with a party of 1. Food was great and our server was excellent . tony was on top with everthing. We will be back soon.
  26. AT

    AaronT

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect date night!! Everyone on staff was amazing!!
  27. C

    Chops

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding -- especially the appetizers and the entrees; a bit disappointed in the desserts of the tiramisu and bread pudding but definitely would go back for sure!!!! The view is absolutely breathtaking!!!!
  28. MT

    MattT

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal, service, view, and overall experience
  29. CG

    CynthiaG

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant never ever disappoints. It’s name says it all The view is spectacular. I always think I will try something different then go back to my pasta favorites! Great job John and the entire team at Prima Vista!
  30. DL

    DaveL

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went for our anniversary. They honored our request to be seated near the window. Our server was friendly and helpful. The bruschetta and calamari appetizers were recommended and more than lived up to expectations. The cocktails were spot on. (Bar did not have a huge selection, but definitely should have something for everyone.) My wife thoroughly enjoyed her seafood cioppino. I had the veal piccata. The sides were fantastic (green beans, polenta). The piccata sauce was good, but the veal was a bit tough. I haven’t eaten veal in at least 20 years, so I figured it wasn’t as good as I remembered, but several people since have told me veal should be always be fork tender. This one wasn’t. The flavor was good, but I guess it may have been over-cooked. (I didn’t mention anything, so the restaurant didn’t have a chance to correct any potential issue.) We we’re given complementary champagne and gelato for our celebration, which was a nice touch. The view was wonderful, but I do wish we had dined later, as I’m guessing it’s spectacular as the sun sets and the city lights come on. Would definitely recommend and come come back again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A shoutout to Elle our waitress. She is the best waitress we have ever experienced over 40 years of dining in the US and Europe.
  32. JS

    JosephS

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great as always! Long-time waitperson, Debra, is THE best! Love this restaurant, its owners, and staff. Obviously, we will return again and again. Been coming here for over 30 years.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Our server Ann was the best. She had some great recommendations. We had a perfect window seat to look at the Cincinnati skyline. We weren’t rushed like some restaurants do to get to the next customer. We had a great, relaxing experience.
  34. TM

    TammyM

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best view of Cincinnati!
  35. HE

    HoosierEd

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Annie is a fantastic server. She deserves a raise.
  36. JH

    JanetH

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Primavista never disappoints. The food was delicious and our service was outstanding. And of course that view! This was where my husband and I went on our first date 21 years ago and we went back last night for our anniversary!
  37. MD

    MarthaD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With our table by the window, we had a wonderful view of the city. The food was outstanding. The server was awesome!
  38. KS

    KimS

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great view and the food was spectacular! My mom and her girlfriend used to go there when it was the sovereign restaurant. Loved every minute of it! My husband and I go there for the fireworks and New Year’s Eve as well.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We traveled to Cincinnati from Lexington for a quick getaway and we’re looking for somewhere new to eat. A friend from the area recommended Primavista and we were thrilled. The food was excellent, our server, Alex, was excellent and the view was just a bonus.
  40. RT

    RuthT

    Cincinnati

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We were spoiled, as usual. Sustained, consistent excellence. Will be taking Ray Jirousek (Cleveland, son graduated from CIA) to Ron's Roast on Monday, because you're closed. I gave two $100 certificates to my primary care doctor several years ago -- anonymously. I never told him who gave him those Christmas presents until Thursday. He said if he had known who gave him the gifts he would have had to decline to accept them because of doctor ethics. After I pressed him, he said he had never been to such a nice place, the food was excellent, and they were treated very well. Of course, I said, "Mention our name; they know us." It's simple, John and his family, the Chef, and staff do an absolutely wonderful job of making people feel special. I'm glad that young man pouring the water got his braces off. His smile is radiant!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Primavista is rated 4.8 stars by 4871 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today
Google Map for Primavista

810 Matson Place, Cincinnati, OH 45204

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W. 8th and Mt. Hope 5 mins West of downtown

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:45 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking $6.00 per car. Public Parking lot across the street is $5.00 per car. Street parking is free when available. Driveway is wheel chair accessible.

  • Public transit

    We recommend Uber or Lyft if you are not driving.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Prince

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 251-6467

  • 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

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