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“great view, tasty food, outdated decor”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Primavista

Primavista
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Ranked #53 of 1,953 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Canton, Michigan
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200 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“great view, tasty food, outdated decor”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 The decor is very outdated.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
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Celebration dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Toronto, Canada
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177 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Fabulous view, old-fashioned but delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

We visited Primavista on the last day of our last trip to Cincinnati, following our daughter's graduation. It was a perfect way to say goodbye to a city we've visited many times over the last four years. The view of downtown is spectacular, the service was charming and friendly and the food, while perhaps a bit on the old-fashioned side, was definitely excellent. We ordered several different veal dishes, all of which were superb, as was the bread pudding. Our starters were fabulous as well. Can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Visited April 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Another great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Some think Primavista is just for special occasions. Not so! My friend and I were looking for a quick bite Saturday night, didn't want fast food and didn't have reservations.... We took a chance and stopped in and grabbed a couple of stools at the bar. We ordered a couple of drinks from Sarah and perused the menu! My friend had a delicious pizza and I had the amazing Prince Edward mussels. Great Food, great Service and a great view.

Visited February 2013
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Cincinnati, OH
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“Great dinner experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

We started with the Mozzarella con Pomodoro, which was really good. For our entrees, we had the Penne alla Vodka with Chicken and Veal Scallopine with artichokes, polenta, and green beans. The food was excellent, but slightly overpriced for the atmosphere. The view was truly special. The entranceway was cool, but once inside, the decor could use an update. Romantic spot for a couples' night out, but would also be good for groups. Service was attentive and prompt. Large wine selection.

  • Visited February 2013
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