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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
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (125)
Romantic (110)
Special Occasion (108)
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Good for a Date (100)
Good for Anniversaries (96)
Worth the Drive (70)
Good for Birthdays (64)
Quiet Conversation (56)
Cozy (44)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
Authentic (41)
Notable Wine List (41)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Business Meals (25)
Fun (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Healthy (13)
Casual (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Vegan (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Waterfront (6)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Tapas (2)
People Watching (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

The food at Primavista was outstanding for all 4 of us. The menu had a nice variety and the view was fantastic. Highly recommended.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

We moved to the neighborhood a year ago but had never been to Prima Vista. It was such a great night. Excellent food, excellent recommendations from our server..

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

I have been going to Primavista for special occasions for a long time.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that they now have a separate vegan/vegetarian menu. Awesome!!

The food, as usual, was excellent and the wait staff very attentive. Actually I found them to be a little too attentive this time... constantly coming over to see if we were done and needed our food to be boxed. It was a little annoying, but didn't take away a whole lot from the experience.

Of course, the view is excellent. All in all, five stars.... as usual.

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·Dined 4 days ago

It was great view and food were good. I love peoole around

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was wonderful! Love the view!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Employees Christmas dinner.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

View was awesome but the bar is really cramped . Appetizer we ordered had just 4 pieces literally. Salmon had no seasoning and so was my pasta . Huge disappointment.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great view of the Super Moon. Delicious food. Thank you!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

wonderful view. service was excellent. food was great but overpriced

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a fabulous time and great service at Primavista. It had been 20 plus years ago that I had been here and I can't understand why I've not been back. The view of fireworks going off in downtown Cincinnati as well as the City lights made for a most memorable evening! Loved it!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

It has the best view of the city. The food is fabulous, and the service is top notch.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Absolutely delicious and the view is breathtaking!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

So I decided to take the love of my life out for a fun evening and decided prima Vista would be the place to get some dinner. Neither of us had been and I have heard nothing but good things from friends and people who have been there so we tried it and I am so happy we did. We are a young couple 26 and 21 but both look much younger and I was concerned that maybe the server would treat us with little attention because she would think "they won't tip well" WELL I WAS SO WRONG! I wish so badly I could remember my servers name she was the absolute best and the Busser was amazing kind as well! Everyone made us feel comfortable, desired and knew exactly what the perfect amount of time was between each check up. We didn't feel ignored nor overly bothered. We both had a amazing time and can't wait to return. It's definitely going to be a long time choice if every experience turns out so amazing. Oh and the Food is fantastic as well. We had Ceaser salads to start, Split ravioli entree and a side of gnocchi and Polenta. Perfect evening.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was our 3rd time at Prim

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love the view & the food at Primavista. Also love the fact that it's been around for so long! I had the side (angel hair) pasta with the spicy diavola sauce which is delicious! I grew up in Cincinnati & now live in Porland, so it was a treat to go back.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was quite ordinary and very overpriced for the quality. Service was good. View is beautiful, but I wouldn't rush back. Based on all the great reviews, I wonder if we just didn't order the right thing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I reserved this reservation through OpenTable for our Son and Daughter In Law that were in town for Thanksgiving. They have not been out to dinner since giving birth to our first Grand Daughter and I thought they could use a enjoyable night out. This was selfish on our part (Grandparents) which gave us time with our 11 week old Grand Daughter ( Brooklyn ). I left a message on OpenTable that this was a special occasion for our Son and Daughter In Law and they did not disappoint. Anthony their server congratulated them on their first child, and asked if there were any time restraints to get back for baby sitter, etc., they said No and he tailored the dinner to give them the full experience. The food was outstanding and the view from table 35 was an amazing view of the city. Thank you for making this a special occasion for both of them.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and great service - best place on the west side for a special occasion!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very nice waiters and food was made very quickly.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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