Cincinnati, OH 45204
Primavista, named after our "Premier View", takes your breath away!
Enjoy Chef Chris Prince's award-winning Italian dishes while over-looking the Cincinnati skyline and Ohio River. Primavista, since 1989, is the cozy but elegant creation of Owners Frank and Joan Lenkerd. Along with Chef Chris Prince, Frank and Joan work tirelessly to keep Primavista "Primo" for 25-years and counting!
Because of our long-standing excellent reputation and many awards for "Most Romantic" "Best Scenic View" and "Best Italian", Primavista the perfect spot for all occasions , from Birthdays to Corporate Dinners.
Located just 5 minutes West of downtown, enjoy the breath-taking views of the city while enjoying fine Italian dishes from all regions.
Celebrate your next event at Primavista in one of our two dining rooms. Primavista will create the perfect atmosphere for your next business meeting, celebration, or family gathering. Hosting groups of up to 75 guests.
Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm.
Closed on Monday, except 2/13/2017 and 12/18/2017, open for Dinner
W. 8th & Price
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking 4.00 and Street Parking. Driveway is wheel-chair accessible.
Private Party Facilities:
Celebrate your next event at Primavista in one of our two dining rooms. Primavista will create the perfect atmosphere for your next business meeting, celebration, or family gathering. Hosting groups of up to 75.
Private Party Contact:
Ashley Alford or Cristie Reynolds: (513) 251-6467
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
Valentines week serving our full menu 2/11,2/12,2/13, and
a limited 6 Entree menu at regular price on2/14
Primavista Ratings and Reviews
Service was great this evening. Food was delicious! Good selection of options that appealed to both myself and my other half, who is a vegetarian. Beautiful views of the city! Only critique of the restaurant is that it can feel a little cramped space wise - not the roomiest seating.
Occasion: Date night with my wife.
We arrived on time and were seated right away. Unfortunately we were seated at a small corner table directly next to the kitchen where the light streaming through the kitchen windows all but killed the desired ambiance. Servers were routinely entering and exiting through kitchen doors just behind our chairs and we found ourselves straining to converse with one another over the constant sound of plates and silverware being tossed into sinks and busser bins. Although we voiced our displeasure with the table location, we were not re-seated, even though the dining room was nearly 1/2 empty with plenty of other open tables. Service was slow and forgetful (bread, wine, check, etc.), as was the food. We ordered the night's fish special, along with the shrimp scampi and side of gnocchi. Unfortunately, I found the dishes only average at best.
I had high hopes for the evening. Sadly, I was very disappointed with the entire experience.
Unparalleled views of Cincinnati. We went on St. Valentine's Day and it was a limited menu. We understand the reasoning as I am sure they did hundreds of dinners. We would have preferred the regular menu. We have our favorites. The arugula salad was deliciousl and the raspberry chocolate glace was the best. One of our favorite restaurants. The owners are always there and want to make sure that everyone has a wonderful experience. They work so hard. We really appreciate them.
The service was outstanding. Debra was our sever and she did an excellent job. I was quite frustrated when i was handed a condensed menu. My wife and I drove from Indiana specifically for the chicken and pasta meal that we just love and we could NOT order it. My steak was cooked perfectly and was very good but not what we had came for. The only other thing i would suggest is to have some sort of normal potato side dish besides the potato/cormeal patty.
I had my first experience on Valentines Day with my wife.
Service was great ( Amanda was our server)
Food was great.
The table next to us was very disruptive with continuous "flash" picture taking.
I can tolerate 4 or 5 flash pictures. The party took at least 25 flash pictures in a 35 minute period.
We didn't want to make a scene, so we kept quiet.
This totally ruined our experience for the evening.
I would have expected the management to step in after a reasonable period but nothing was said.
My date and I went to Prima Vista for Valentine's Day. It was a great choice. The entire serving staff were well dressed and very appropriate for a dining place of this reputation. We enjoyed our perfectly cooked meals and the desserts were just as good as the main courses. Will go again very soon.
Sat at a nice table for two against the window overlooking the city. Great view! Wait staff was very knowledgeable and attentive, and didn't try to push on upselling. Food was very good, my date and I both ended up with seafood and was well-prepared and delicious. Too pricey for normal dining, but great for special occasions or a great date night.
We had a reservation for 7 and showed up a few minutes early. Sadly we were not seated until 7:20. With a reservation at a nice restaurant such as this I would have expected to be seated soon. The hostess didn't even apologize for the wait. The food and the view were good however and slightly made up for the wait.
Overall a very goo experience. Can't beat the view as every table has a view of Cincinnati down below thanks to the floor to ceiling windows. The side we were at farthest from the window was terraced up bit higher so we could see. Food was very good; the pasta was excellent as was the chicken dish. The risotto was good but would have been top notch if they had used Porcini mushrooms instead. Brought out a little dessert treat for the birthday girl, a nice touch. Would definitely recommend.
What I love about Primavista other than the spectacular view is that the food and service is very consistent. The service is on point and not overly intrusive. The food is consistently good and the options are just right. We always look forward to our visits there!
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