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Primavista

4.7
2796 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
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.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
What 2796 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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 13 hours 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 a day 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 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The ambiance and food were exceptional!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everything about the experience was terrific. Food was outstanding, staff was courteous, and the view was absolutely incredible. My wife and I will be back for a special date again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Went for a birthday celebration. The food was wonderful and the view breathtaking!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We go there for the Rissoto, but the taste changed dramatically. Sent it back to the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My husband and I eat dinner out a lot around the Cincinnati area and nothing quite comes close to the meal at Primavista. The goat cheese and honey brussetta appetizer is by far our favorite. This is a five star restaurant and we can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our waiter was attentive and friendly, the food was great, the view from our window table was spectacular. We have experienced very enjoyable visits here in the past, and since we took a special guest this visit, I was counting on a special evening. It was even better than expected.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The ambiance at this restaurant is exquisite and the food and service are outstanding. Our server, Deborah was fantastic!!! We love to celebrate special occasions here, too. It's well worth the drive from Louisville.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Restaurant was overrated. Our service was pretty bad and the food was pretty bad.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always a great choice for the best of Italian.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service and very friendly staff. Made a request for a table with a view as it was a special occasion and they delivered. Haven’t always had a request honored with other restaurants so we were very pleased!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We love this place! Always exceptional food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Ignore any bad reviews you may read, they are Completely False. I cant believe how off base they were after dining at PrimaVista. Arguably the best Italian food in the city. The service is of the highest quality, every staff member was very knowledgeable and beyond professional. This next remark is all you'll need to know about the place.... The two owners both were there and working on a Saturday evening! One greeting guest on there way into the restaurant and the other made sure to speak with every guest at each table. This was our first time and we will be back many times over.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great view, food, and service. Our waitress (Jasmine) was personable and absolutely lovely.

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