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Primavista

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810 Matson Pl, Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45204-1457 (W. 8th & Price)
513-251-6467
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    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
Superb - Beginning to End

This was our first visit to Primavista, and we were impressed with the food quality and service. Our view was partially blocked by a column, but this was really the only negative. We had salads, entrees, a side and desserts - it was all delicious and served in generous quantities, piping hot. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Cobo94
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Cincinnati
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Scenic view
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English first
Cincinnati
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was our first visit to Primavista, and we were impressed with the food quality and service. Our view was partially blocked by a column, but this was really the only negative. We had salads, entrees, a side and desserts - it was all delicious and served in generous quantities, piping hot. The service was professional and efficient. The atmosphere... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Primavista continues to bring wonderful dishes onto their menu. Their salad specials are an amazing way to start a meal. The Chef's seafood special was amazing. A great place for a delicious Italian meal.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Primavista is a special treat. It's an intimate restaurant with amazing views of downtown Cincinnati. My husband surprised me with reservations here for a special birthday celebration. The food was very good. We had Caesar salads and I had the Chicken with Gorgonzola, which was very flavorful and delicious. My husband had the shrimp scampi, which he very much enjoyed... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Our party of 8 had a table by the window with a great view of the city and the service was excellent. The veal saltimboca was delicious; however, they put a little too much cheese on the dish. The fried calamari is always a nice start to a meal. The staff was very attentive throughout our meal.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We sat by the window for our anniversary, the view was outstanding. The food was so incredibly good! We had risotto and salmon and they were perfect! ! Don't be discouraged by walking into the entrance of an old shut down business, the restaurant it to the right. . It's worth it! !

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Our dinner was a gathering of several family members who had not been together in quite a while. Choosing Primavista made the visit perfect. The service was attentive and upbeat from the time we entered the door. Our waitress paid attention to detail throughout the meal beginning with the wine service. For our appetizer course we ordered a Prosecco. She... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I have mixed feelings about this place. It aspires to be first class, but falls short. The view is lovely, of course. The people are warm and friendly and try to be accommodating, but the actual service is spotty. At a dinner for 4 adults, we were offered drinks fairly quickly, but then waited 25 more minutes before anyone came... More 

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Cincinati
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had out of town guests and this restaurant sits on a wonderful hill overlooking the entire city. However, no matter how good the view it cannot make up for a indifferent staff and a very outdated restaurant. The food was acceptable, but the service was painfully slow. The hostess was surly. We called ahead for a window seat and... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is one of those restaurants that can combine delicious food and a location that is impossible to replicate and create a destination dining experience. My wife and I had dinner there on Valentine's Day and the food the service and of course the stunning views of the city made for a wonderful experience.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

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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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: 513-251-6467

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Scenic view

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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?