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810 Matson Pl, Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45204-1457
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Ranked #43 of 1,721 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
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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82% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Visited Primavista for the first time in January and the food was excellent. For an appetizer I had a pot of muscles, cooked with a white wine, which was really good. For my entree I had pasta with lobster dish. The size of the dish was great for the price, but the taste was outstanding. The view from the restaurant... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was looking forward to coming to this restaurant for a while. I heard the food was reliably good and of course the view incredible. This restaurant did not disappoint. Located on the ground level of a modern apartment building in the Incline District of Cincinnati on the west side, the door to the restaurant appeared to be a portal... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We chose Primavista for my daughters high school graduation celebration dinner. We had a party of seven, with reservations. We have eaten here twice before this visit, and we are Italian, so I tend to be harder than usual on italian restaurants. We arrived and was seated immediately, at a table against the windows with a great view. That is... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Four of us had dinner here on a weeknight. We all loved the salads and entrees. The Limoncello/Grey Goose martini was delicious. The bread was unimpressive. The tiramisu was just okay. The "gelato" was ice cream. Service got off to a rocky start. We had a change in waitress shortly after we were seated. The second waitress initially seemed agitated... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I've eaten at Primavista a number of times and have always had a good experience and very good meal. This review is for a recent event in Primavista's private party room. We had a celebration for my mother's birthday here and it was wonderful. We'd originally planned to have a small family dinner in Primavista's main restaurant area because it's... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Established back in 1989, I discovered this restaurant for myself in 1995 and I go back as often as I can. The menu provides a multitude of flavorful, Italian-themed options that can be prepared to taste. The portions are generous and presentation is very good. The dining experience is complimented by what is arguably one of the best views in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

From salad to dessert, the food and service was great. My wife had the veal special and I had the scampi. The side of Brussels sprouts was the best we have ever had. The view of Cincinnati added to the atmosphere.

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We requested a window table when we made our reservation and they honored our request. Even at night the view of the city is magnificent. Service is top notch and the food is exquisite. Our meal was very relaxing and everyone had a wonderful evening. It is a little pricey but worth every penny. DO make a reservation

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Most beautiful view of the city. Great veal, but new things need to be added. Specials are always similar so they don't provide variety that much. Servers not always as refined as the menu and prices would dictate.I still give it a very good because of the veal dishes and the view.

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It was during our Anniversary my hubby took me there. The view from the restaurant was excellent and the food was yummy.:-) Though its on the bit expensive side, overall experience was good.

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