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Primavista

4.7
2720 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Romantic (108)
  • Scenic View (108)
  • Good for a Date (104)
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 2720 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
service
4.8
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 7 hours ago

Daddy / daughters night out was a success

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Wait staff was fantastic. Food was mostly good, while possibly not nuanced in flavor. Overall a very good experience.

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Joni721 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

I’ve never been disappointed and I go there often!

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vipLawrenceH (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food was fantastic and Annie is always an awesome server. First Class

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The best restaurant on the west side and arguably in the top 10 of the entire city.

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ShaquilleN 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Went there for my boyfriends birthday dinner and it was MORE than we expected. The ambiance was amazing and the view was breath taking. The waiter was very attentive and on time and always made sure we were ok. Food was nothing short of delicious, flavorful and just the right amount. Drinks were very good as well. Overall this place is 5 stars and will definitely recommend it to anyone in the area looking for fine dining. Will definitely go back if I go back to Cincinnati again.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

sensational view, fantastic food and flavors... decent portions! Highly recommended!!! we will be going back again!

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DavidS 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Exquisite. Wonderful food and a premier dining experience plus a wonderful view of Cincinnati. Loved the entire experience. A great place to dress up and enjoy being served. Made our celebration special and most memorable. Salute.

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RyanW 
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Really enjoyed the food and the service. The atmosphere is great and a very nice view of downtown Cincinnati. Not a fan of the holiday menu, some of the best menu items were left off in my opinion, but still a great experience.

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wwpls2 (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Reservations made well in advance however worse seating we’ve ever had in 14 years of patronage. Food was disappointing. Prima not so prime this time. Service was very good.

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ErikaD 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

I took my Love for a romantic birthday dinner & it was everything I had hoped for & more. Every dish was delicious. The service was great & view of the city was just beautiful. We both thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. We will be returing customers & I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Delicious food. Staff was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Wonderful, as ALWAYS! Prima Vista is one of my very favorite local restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Table was near the kitchen and heavy traffic by servers. My meat was undercooked but did not want to send it back because I wanted to eat with my husband. The dessert menu lacked fresh baked options—my indulgence when eating out.

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GHValentines 
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Overall, enjoyable experience, food was good and served timely. The deuces or two-tops are a little uncomfortable the way they're arranged, i.e. one seat on the short-end and one on the long-side. You're literally sitting on top of one-another which is a little uncomfortable particularly for a nice dinner. Better for date-night vs. Business meal if only two are dining, or just request a 4-top. The scenic view compensates somewhat for the crowded seating arrangement for two.
The bread could be upgraded to better match the cuisine. The cloves served with the butter spread are roasted which is a nice touch but served cold which takes away from an otherwise nice concept.

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