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810 Matson Pl, Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45204-1457
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Ranked #42 of 1,747 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: W. 8th & Price
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.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you want an excellent view, great food, and personal service then Prima Vista is for you. From the pastas, to the stuffed chicken, to the deliciously prepared seafood, each time I visit Prima Vista the authentic Mediterranean food always leaves me wanting more. Though the restaurant isn't cheap it is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a memorable... More 

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Mason, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Primavista is a good place for a special date night purely because of the amazing view. The food is good but not great. The service is decent but not superb. For the price I think there are better alternatives in Cincy. The Lobster Pasta they had but stopped making was delicious but once they stopped making that it was not... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My company put on a formal business dinner for around 60 guests earlier this month, and we chose Primavista as our venue. Everything exceeded our expectations. We offered two entrée choices to our guests, the filet and the salmon, and both were excellent. We received a lot of complements regarding the quality of the meal. The staff was very attentive,... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The restaurant is out of the way, sort of, but has tons to offer. First, the view. Unreal view from Price Hill of the western downtown of Cincinnati. Second, the food is very, very good. Had Coho Salmon, wife had crab topped Mahi and daughter had Shrimp Scampi. All were top rate and delicious. Finally, the value. For this view... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My husband surprised me with a special birthday dinner at primavista! We went with our daughter. What can I say but perfection from the view to the drinks food and desserts were 5 plus stars all around and the kicker was it is affordable! This will be are special occasion place to go. Love love love(:

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New Albany, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My first visit to Primavista left my date and I very satisfied customers. Everything exceeded expectations, and I have very high expectations. Crab cake appetizer was superb. Fresh blue crab with no breading. My entree of risotto was perhaps my best risotto experience. The side order of Italian sausage was the perfect accompaniment. My date had the shrimp scampi and... More 

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Weston, MA
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Although the food was good, the decor seems "tired." Waitstaff disheveled in appearance and not too enthusiastic, given the pricey menu. Received awards back in the 1990's and these plaques are prominently displayed as you enter a rather run-down building. Would NOT recommend this dining experience unless you crave the skyline view.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Next door to the Incline Public House, Primavista shares the spectacular view, but with considerably better food and a decidedly more upscale perspective. Great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I loved this experience!! Make reservations and go to this place!! This is a very nice formal place to have dinner. I don't think they required a jacket for the men, but the dress is nice. The food was fantastic! The view is AMAZING!!!! The staff is very very good!

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West Chester, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our server's name was Amanda and she was great. She was attentive and had a VERY pleasant manner. The food was good but not great-especially considering what you pay for it. The view was a tad bit on the disappointing side. It improved as the sky got darker. The darkness covered up all of the train tracks and misc. eyesores... More 

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Additional Information about Primavista

Address: 810 Matson Pl, Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45204-1457
Phone Number: 513-251-6467
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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