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Primavista

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810 Matson Pl, Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45204-1457 (W. 8th & Price)
15132516467
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Description: Award-winning Primavista is named after it's breath- taking view of the...
Award-winning Primavista is named after it's breath- taking view of the Ohio River and Cincinnati skyline. Located just 5 Minutes west of downtown,it's a great place to dine Italian while relaxing with a date,friends,or family.Owners Joan and Frank Lenkerd have been working together with Chef Chris Prince for over 20 years and have received many various awards including : Best Food with a view,Most Romantic,and Best Italian.party rooms,carry out and free parking are also available.
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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Prima Food - Prima View

We've been going to Primavista since it opened many years ago. It is our go to place for just about every special occasion. The food and the service have been consistent and good over the years. Owners Joan & Frank run a tight ship. Their veal is great, the seafood dishes also are always... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Penny S
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been going to Primavista since it opened many years ago. It is our go to place for just about every special occasion. The food and the service have been consistent and good over the years. Owners Joan & Frank run a tight ship. Their veal is great, the seafood dishes also are always excellent. If you are looking for... More 

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Thank Penny S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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178 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Yeah, who would have thought that such a nice restaurant would have so screwed-up our table of 6 dinners. Sure, they were busy, but tables all around us came & went and we were last proverbial table waiting. To the details - food was 'interesting'. The Caesar Salads were really bland. Each of our main courses was not prepared to... More 

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Thank CJ5687
Lexington, KY
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

While a bit pricey, this is an excellent restaurant. High on a hill , Primavista offers diners a commanding night time view of the West side of Cincinnati to the city center. Penne with tomato basil sauce and pasta with artichokes were excellent. The pasta figioli was the best we have ever had.

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Thank DC-3Nut
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

This is my second visit to Primavista. We went with family to celebrate our son's 21st birthday. While the best part of the restaurant is the view, the food is pretty good too. I like the fact that there is a separate vegetarian menu. We had bruschetta, gnocchi and Diavlo penne pasta. All of them were very good. Our waitress... More 

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Thank Ravi R
Milan, Italy
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

This traditional Cincinnati restaurant has history, charm and the best view in town! The portions are large and the pastas are more than enough for two people to share. I would suggest ordering a half order if you choose a pasta dish and to start with one of their tasty salads. I love when an Italian restaurant presents you with... More 

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Thank Sarah W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Unlike many other reviewers our recent dining experience at Primavista was a last minute decision to avoid the 6pm traffic rush heading back to Blue Ash from the west side following a visitation for a good friend's brother who had just passed. We wanted something to lift our spirits and reminisce about the good old days of growing up on... More 

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Thank Linda R
Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The food was excellent. The wait staff was pleasant, efficient and made the dinner very enjoyable. Plus the view of Cincinnati from any table was outstanding. We will definitely return to Primavista on a future visit to Cincinnati.

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Thank CindyCindy500
Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a good place to go for a special occasion, or if you have out of town guests. The tables all have great views of downtown as they are on three different risers. The pasta dishes are all pretty good. The appetizers are very small so don't even think about sharing. There were 3 of us and we ordered... More 

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Thank kellyg674
Florence, Kentucky
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We've been going to Primavista for years but hadn't been in awhile. This was our favorite restaurant for an evening out. We were disappointed this time. First the good news. The view is spectacular, the service excellent, the employees friendly and the wine list is very good. That, however, is where it ends. The menu is definitely reduced and two... More 

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Thank lesg923
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

For all the hype this place gets we had to try it for our anniversary. The service, cocktails and wine were very good. That's where it ends. The calamari appetizer was cooked well but devoid of any flavor. We had better Caesar salads at Logan's Steakhouse the night before. The veal was overcooked, the swordfish special lacked flavor. Mousse was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 810 Matson Pl, Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45204-1457
    (W. 8th & Price)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 15132516467

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

Award-winning Primavista is named after it's breath- taking view of the Ohio River and Cincinnati skyline. Located just 5 Minutes west of downtown,it's a great place to dine Italian while relaxing with a date,friends,or family.Owners Joan and Frank Lenkerd have been working together with Chef Chris Prince for over 20 years and have received many various awards including : Best Food with a view,Most Romantic,and Best Italian.party rooms,carry out and free parking are also available.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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