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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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our 42nd anniversary at Primavista and it could not have been any better. The view is spectacular and the food was even better. The crab cake started the night and was the perfect beginning for my wife's striped bass. The veal was delicious and desserts were my wife's favorite in the city - (bread pudding)... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you enjoy a wonderful view while dining, then this is your place. I have never had a bad experience dining here and this time was no different. Our server Erin was very helpful and always had a smile on her face. I had a taste of everything at our table and it all was delicious. Gnocchi, veal meatballs, filet... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We ate at this restaurant last weekend. My friends swore to me this place was awesome -- both the food and the view. The view is neat, although the view from Mt. Adams is better. The food was okay. My husband loved his veal dish and my in-laws enjoyed their shrimp. I had a chicken pasta meal and it was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I ate here recently for a family event and while I enjoyed because I was with my family, I wouldnt recommend seeking it out. the positives-the staff was very friendly and the view was nice, especially as it got dark. The appetizer was very good but then the meal was nothing special for the price and the building is run... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 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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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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