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810 Matson Pl, Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45204-1487 (W. 8th & Price)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Lexington, Kentucky
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there to celebrate our 29th anniversary! Everything was wonderful! Starting with the service, our antipasto special, our entrees, special dessert and cappuccinos! Erin was our server, she was friendly, attentive, but not hovering. We were just there 2 days ago and my husband can't wait to be able to go back!

Thank sndcchmc
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Primavista says it all it is an incredible view of my husbands old stomping grounds. The whole experience was an amazing one from our seat to the food and service was perfect.

Thank Linda B
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view and service were impeccable! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the bruschetta. To top it off, the view of downtown Cincinnati was stunning! Highly recommended!

Thank Anastasia K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went out to a romantic dinner with my boyfriend who then proposed to me shortly after dinner! Service was pretty decent. Our service was mostly accommodating however he seemed disappointed that we did not want to order dessert?? Otherwise, the food was superb!! The lighting was dim but romantic and the view of the city was breathtaking!

Thank Yula N
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here when I decided to propose to my girlfriend and she was very impressed with the Primavista. The view is incredible and we were seated pretty close to the window. Our server was kinda annoyed with us that we did not order an appetizer or dessert which we found a bit weird but I suppose most people do. I... More 

Thank Clayton A
Cincinnati OH
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

We ate here on a Tuesday night. We had a window seat overlooking the city. Our server was very accommodating. The food was delicious and the garlic spread is yummy. I always stick with the veal dishes, as they are so tender and the sauces are superb. The clientele is a bit older, but if your reservation is later, they'll... More 

1 Thank onelastplace
Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Recommend to come at night for a perfect, breath-taking view of the Cincinnati skyline. Food is top notch and I love the fact that every time I have been there the manager/owner always stops by and asks if everything is good.

1 Thank Alejandro A
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located in an apartment complex. A local recommended that we check it out. Walking in, we saw a more updated restaurant to the right that had outdoor seating. Although it was tempting to check out the competition, we walked decided on Primavista. Wow! Great choice! The food was amazing. There is a fish dish that is frequently... More 

Thank Beardancer
Cincinnati, Ohio
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458 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This place is always perfect. Top notch food, service and views. Give yourself some time to find the place if you don't visit the Westside often (so you don't miss your necessary reservation).

Thank explorepossibilities
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

There were 6 of us and the staff was great, we didn't have to wait on anything. The food was amazing...the pasta was wonderful and the cost would meet or beat the chain Italian resturants. I would go there as often as I could.

Thank William C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view
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: 15132516467
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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