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810 Matson Pl, Ste 1, Cincinnati, OH 45204-1457 (W. 8th & Price)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Have been here more than 10 times and have never had a bad experience. Food, service, and view are top notch. Recommend dining at dusk as the view if the city magically changes as the lights cone on

Thank TDAVIS44
Sunman, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Primavista has become a favorite restaurant and one worth the near hour drive it takes for us to arrive. Some people have described the decor as dated, but it is classically dated... and one that makes you long for civilized behavior to become popular again. There are no tables better than others--really! A varied menu, great wine list and good... More 

Thank hoosiermomkc
Loveland, Ohio
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This was one of best restaurant in Cincinnati. (Perhaps best) Positives - They have lot vegetarian options (in fact they have different menu card for veggie which I rarely see). - View is just amazing. - Service is great. - Food is good. Everything from Drinks, Appetizer, Main course to Desserts was delicious. There is nothing on Negative side as... More 

Thank Mandar D
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109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Our group of seven couples split up with men on one end of the table, and the women at the other end. This seemingly made it hard for the servers Andy and Anne to keep track of the separate checks. But no - they were perfect. Just the final piece of an outstanding dinner. PrimaVista has huge windows overlooking the... More 

Thank FLandOhDannyBoy
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

this is hands down my favorite reaturant not only in the City, but of all time. The attention to authenticity and service is unmatched to anyone else. I travel everywhere and have eaten at many "highly acclaimed" venues- can't hold a candle to Prima Vista- If you are looking for a place that will transform you to an Italian Villa...this... More 

Thank KEisenhauer
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

A group of us went out to dinner to celebrate our friends engagement. We chose Prima Vista for the reputation they have as one of the best dining experiences in Cincinnati. They truly lived up to the expectation. The first jaw dropping moment of the evening happens when you enter the dining room and see the view for the first... More 

Thank Andy W
Florence, KY
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

My friends and I ate here when they were visiting from England and all of us enjoyed the wonderful view as we ate tasty Italian dishes. It's a bit more difficult to get to, but well worth the drive.

Thank Jinnyus
Liberty, Indiana
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

My wife and I have visited Prima Vista several times over the recent past years. Past experiences have been mostly excellent, but last night's dining experience broke the positive string. As usual, service and ambience were outstanding. My wife's meal (Pistachio Crusted Mahi-Mahi) was very good, but my meal, one of the Chef's Specials...Sauteed Veal Scallopine, was mediocre...at best. The... More 

Thank Caribbeanblue_10
Woburn, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Visiting friends and family in Cincinnati. Went on October 20th. As the other reviewers have stated, the view is excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the food. I had the veal satimbocca. Delicious, maybe too much cheese but very tasty. sampled the pesto linguini, which was solid. Other guests had the spaghetti and meatballs, penne alla vodka and veal osso bucco. All... More 

Thank johng032
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Enjoyed the view; restaurant needs a complete overhaul tired, dated and worn out looking and not up to par with other restaurants in the immediate area. The food was just ok and I think way overpriced for what we received. Not impressed, just average. The one redeeming experience was the waitstaff which was wonderful Nice, but would not return, go... More 

Thank jocelynd102

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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, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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 45204-1457
    (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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