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Primavista

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810 Matson Pl, Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45204-1457 (W. 8th & Price)
15132516467
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Dessert, 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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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Table with a View

Food, service, and view were all amazing. This is one of the best Italian restaurants in the Queen City and you cannot get a better view of the city unless you are on Mt. Adams. Highly recommend this spot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Michael O
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Berkley, Michigan, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Berkley, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Food, service, and view were all amazing. This is one of the best Italian restaurants in the Queen City and you cannot get a better view of the city unless you are on Mt. Adams. Highly recommend this spot.

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Cincinnati
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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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Additional Information about Primavista

Address: 810 Matson Pl, Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45204-1457
Phone Number: 15132516467
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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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: 15132516467

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?