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810 Matson Pl, Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45204-1487 (W. 8th & Price)
+1 513-251-6467
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Franklin, Ohio
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot top this view or dining experience in Cincinnati. The food is great. Make reservations. Parking is great.

Thank kcarol8340
Newport, Kentucky
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

We came across this in the list of top romantic restaurants in Cincinnati, very close to Sotto. With a date long due, I went for this as it had an available reservation convenient to our time. Ambiance: Well, I am starting with ambiance since you need a perfect ambiance on a date. Not that food isn't important but at a... More 

Thank Jay M
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Being every month in cincinnati this one was high on my list. After a short drink in the bar we were guided to our 4p table with a magnificent view over cincinnati. Our waiter was polite in the background still very ad-rem when something was needed. We got the shared calamari and bruschetta as a started. Delicious! Our main course... More 

Thank Spijkers63
Cincinnati, Ohio
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132 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Primavista has one of, if not the best, view of Cincinnati if you are lucky enough to get a table next to the window. The four of us had a great time - not hurried by our server. Some interesting Italian menu items, but nothing really unusual. The chef somewhat specializes in seafood, so two of us ordered the snapper... More 

Thank Douglas H
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

This is really a great place to visit for any celebration. The location is phenomenal, overlooking the city. The food & service was excellent. The varieties offered were unique & authentic. Great desserts. Creative presentations. Interiors of the restaurant is amazing.

Thank Frederick R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

I take the family for special occasions, entertaining customers and associates etc.......They have never let me down. The fireworks on Memorial day was especially memorable. If you have never dined at a high end Italian restaurant this is a must try. They also provided my son with an ego boost as he suggested for Prom and no one knew what... More 

Thank Larry S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We've eaten here before. In fact, many times. Always a pleasure. This time, we planned our visit to coincide with the rising of the Gibbous full moon this November, something that hasn't been this big for about 48 years. That's an old moon; one I didn't wan't to miss, considering I'm old, too. Anyway, to the meat of the matter.... More 

Thank Rico B
Cleveland, Ohio
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173 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Got to be the widest selection, finest vegetarian & vegan menu in the region. Yes, the cuisine is Italian without a doubt but even then its not a single type of pasta but many to choose from. Pricing is good values. Mixed greens salad as side is typical portion for $6. Brussels sprouts side is delicious and unique. You won't... More 

Thank Llibsenoj
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144 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Four of us went to Prima Vista at 5 pm on a Saturday night during Restaurant Week, when a three-course meal was $35. Because we were one of the first people to come to the restaurant, before it even opened, we got a table at the window. This had a great view of the bend in the Ohio River, initially... More 

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Amelia, Ohio
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186 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

The view is definitely wonderful. The service was fantastic and the wine list good. I guess its one of those "I've heard so many fantastic reviews" stories. The food was good, but not outstanding. Just well done Italian. I don't know what I expected, but have had just as good at cheaper local Italian. View and service worth the price... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 Matson Pl, Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45204-1487
    (W. 8th & Price)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-251-6467
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?