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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (125)
Special Occasion (103)
Romantic (101)
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Good for a Date (97)
Good for Anniversaries (96)
Worth the Drive (66)
Good for Birthdays (65)
Quiet Conversation (52)
Cozy (44)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
Authentic (39)
Notable Wine List (39)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Pre/post Theatre (36)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Business Meals (22)
Fun (22)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Comfort Food (14)
Healthy (12)
Vegan (11)
Casual (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Waterfront (7)
Seasonal (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

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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food5
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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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food4
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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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We have enjoyed Primavista for many years. It is our favorite place to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. The atmosphere, the food and the service are always excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was overall not as good as usual. Glazed brussel sprouts were drenched in sauce and way too sweet. Antipasto platter was mediocre. Olives not good, meats seemed not fresh. Scoop of gelato was a baby-sized scoop.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing food and we got a table right against the glass which had an amazing view.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I loved primavista. I loved my food and the atmosphere. I was really disappointed by our waitress. I felt like she was rude and thought she was too good to be a waitress. She acted insulted when I asked for butter. She just turned around and walked away. When she came back to the table I asked again she said " i said YES". Then she said she went to get it (whoever "she" was). My date asked for A1 she gave him less then half a tiny cup. When he asked for more she said that was all that was in the bottle. Ill have to see if i can find some more. There might be some down stairs. Im just thinking we dont care just go get it like you should have the first time. Sheesh. My date wished you had baked or mashed potatoes. I ordered the chicken and it was perfect and I love the blue cheese sauce that came with it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service1
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I was disappointed, the meatballs (veal) and capellini was tasteless, the meatballs were so dry and cold, I was not impressed with the sauce and capellini. I paid an extra 8 dollars for a a plate of mixed greens in dire need of dressing. The busboys were attentive and the waiter was fine. Towards the end some gentleman came to the table and asked how was dinner, still not sure who he was.

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food2
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Never disappointed. Dinerdessert, drinks and wine perfect with the view.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always enjoyable and delicious!
Service, food and view never disappoint!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access
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food5
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was excellent and a fine example of what happens when splendid food meets stellar service. Of course the view of the city lights from on high made the dining experience that much sweeter.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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food5
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service5
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This our second time to visit. Everything was terrific the Second time around. Great food, service and ambiance!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My sister comes from Phoenix to visit me in Cincinnati twice a year and we always make reservations at Primavista for her last night here. Never have had a disappointing dinner . The service is wonderful and the view fantastic. It is our favorite place to go. Don't ever let the chef, Chris Prince get away from you.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great service, excellent food, memorable experience.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The service and food were great the view is great
Great for special occasions

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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service5
value3

 
·Dined on October 21, 2017

Celebrates our 30th Anniversary ! Great food, great service and an awesome view. Primavista is the complete package!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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food5
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service5
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The location is the best in the city of Cincinnati. I have always had wonderful meals prepared at PrimaVista. The service is outstanding. Get an early reservation so you can at a table in front of the window overlooking the skyline as evening sets. It is magical! This is the restaurant to bring persons you want to impress.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went to Primavista to celebrate a birthday before going out to a show at the Aronoff. Arriving early, we were able to be seated at the bar and try one of their signature cocktails. The bartender made excellent recommendations and helped set the tone for a wonderful evening. We were seated at one of the window tables and had a great view of the city. Our waitress was attentive and gave sage advice regarding items on the menu. Meal service was prompt. Portions were generous without being overwhelming. The flavor profiles were authentic while maintaining a new creativity. We were able to enjoy appetizers, entrées, and dessert while still making it to the show with plenty of time. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for romantic Italian.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I have reservations at 8 30pm we was seated on time than we wait for 25min for our server to greet us.
Service was very disappointed for this restaurant.

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food3
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

we arrived a few minutes early for our reservation but were seated promptly at an excellent table

we were greeted promptly by our waiter who reviewed the nightly specials for us

i asked to substitute a side dish of pasta for the polenta that came with my veal dish and the waiter indicated that this could be accomodated for a dollar or two extra, my wife did the same

when the meal came, the veal was excellent, but i had to cut my very small portion of pasta with a knife because it was all stuck together

then the bill came and we were charge $7 each for the very small pasta side dish, so my $31 veal piccata cost $38

so, i would say that the view and setting of the restaurant were excellent; the service was good; for the most part the food was good, but the prices are way too high for what you get

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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food4
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I'm extremely picky and Prima Vista delivers time and time again. Not to sound egotistical but my four stars would be most people's five stars. Last good place to get mussels in Cincy that don't taste like the bottom of the Ohio.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

We celebrated our 46th anniversary and it was wonderful and they even acknowledged our special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent service and well prepared entrees. Very impressed with the view and ambiance of this restaurant, it is one of our favorites!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Authentic
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Salmon was excellent as well as the Chicken Formaggio. Great views of the city and excellent service. Will definitely come back to celebrate special events.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2017

As always, the food is flawlessly prepared. Two of our guests were new diners at Primavista and they're eager to return. Tonight's special dessert of the dark chocolate custard was absolutely delicious. Lois brings elegant, friendly service to the table all throughout the evening.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I took my wife there for our anniversary. First of all, make sure you make a reservation, this place is busy. There is parking across the street, and there is a valet.

The view: This is a really cool vantage point to see downtown Cincinnati. We went at night, and was amazing.

The food. Oh my! Where do we start? They have an awesome Vegetarian and Vegan menu. We tried the Goat cheese, honey, and rosemary oil bruschetta for an appetizer - it came with four pieces, and was delicious. The bread was fresh, and served with an olive oil and garlic puree. My wife had an Arugula salad. She really liked the dressing.

For our mains, I tried their Ravioli with mushrooms and tomato basil. Best tomato sauce I ever tried. Excellent! My wife had the Risotto with Arborio rice, Parmesan and exotic mushrooms. I tried a bite, it was to die for, so full of flavor! She really loved it.

We finished off our evening with dessert. My wife and I shared the bread pudding. I judge Italian restaurants on the quality of their desserts, and this was really great, out of this world!

It was a great evening, no complaints, and we will return!

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Love the place, great food and great ambiance.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always excellent! Primavista has never disappointed us. It is our "go-to" place for great Italian food.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Cozy
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is a great spot for abience and the view - may be the best in the city. The food is pretty good - though heavy on veal options. If you're looking for what I would call grandma's Italian, this may not be the place for you, look over the menu before booking. The tables are a little bit one on top of the other which can get a little annoying. But overall we enjoyed ourselves and will go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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