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“Best Italian in Cincy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Primavista

Primavista
810 Matson Pl, Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45204-1457
15132516467
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Ranked #25 of 1,668 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Italian in Cincy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Best Italian food and Service in Cincinnati. Fantastic view of Cincinnati. Excellent wine selection and cozy bar if you need to wait for a table.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Sevierville, Tennessee
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Pricey Italian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Took our older neighbors to Prima Vista as they said they'd wanted to try it. I think they were a little sticker-shocked, but you're paying more for the view of downtown Cincinnati.
The food is high quality, but even I (I'm 51) thought the prices were a little over the top for what was offered.
They don't have standard Italian fare such as lasagna or onion soup, my husband went with the cheese ravioli, we split a salad, which was ok, I can't even remember the ala carte dish I chose, the neighbor's had pasta and shrimp which they didn't seem to think too much of.
I had a dirty martini which wasn't "dirty" at all, but our server was SO friendly and very patient explaining the menu and specials and always there if needed.
If you enjoy pricey Italian and being in a place that people don't dress like slobs, AND enjoy a great view of Cincinnati, then Prima V is for you.
Me? I'd rather walk next door to The Incline House where they have fabulous salads, great bruschetta and prices that are more in line with an enjoyable evening out AND a gorgeous deck with the very same views, if not better!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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286 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Pure Romance!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

If you are looking to propose, first date, or anniversary. This is the place to do it. Beautiful view of the Cincinnati skyline in an atmosphere of elegance and class. Oh by the way the have hands down the best Italian food you have ever tasted anywhere.

Visited May 2013
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Canton, Michigan
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135 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“great view, tasty food, outdated decor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The food was great. Better than I was expecting, actually. The view was lovely. The decor is very outdated. I realize this isn't why you go to a restaurant, but I think upgrades would push this place up a few notches. I'd go again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Celebration dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We went to celebrate our engagement. The view is spectacular. It set the evening off just right at sunset. Nice atmosphere inside. Food is very well prepared. We will be back.

Visited December 2012
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