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810 Matson Pl, Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45204-1457
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Ranked #44 of 1,727 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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125 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
93 reviews 93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Everything we did here was a 5 star. From the ease of the online reservation, the waiter already knowing it was my wife's birthday, the no rush atmosphere, the amazing food, and obviously the view. All amazing.

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Cincinnati, OH
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Primavista offers great food, especially the desserts, in a beautiful atmosphere. The restaurant itself is very romantic and it has a great view of downtown Cincinnati and the Ohio River. The service was fantastic and we were never for want of anything. The tiramisu was the best I have ever have. The one downside is that Primavista is a bit... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The opening of the Incline House next door has Primavista upping their game! There is a noticeable improvement on our last few visits compared to years past in all areas - service, food quality and ambiance. Of course nothing beats the view of the city from nearly every table-perfect for a romantic night out.

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