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, Ohio River and Northern Kentucky hillside. Primavista, established in 1989, is the cozy but elegant creation of Owners Frank and Joan Lenkerd. They and Chef Chris Prince have been working together to keep Primavista "Primo" for over 18 years. Because of our long-standing reputation for excellent food and service, Primavista draws guests from all over the world. From Prom dates to 50th Anniversary parties, Proposals to Rehearsal Dinners and Business Dinners to Birthday Parties, you're sure to impress your guests at Primavista. Just 5 minutes West of downtown we're quite convenient to all areas , but please see our website for directions, promotion details, and other information. www.pvista.com 513-251-6467
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm.
Closed on Monday.
W. 8th & Price
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking and Street Parking. Driveway is wheel-chair accessible.
Private Party Facilities:
Primavista offers the same excellent food and service with the same breath-taking view as our main dining room, for private parties. We pride ourselves in the fact that our Chef Chris Prince prepares dishes for 100 guests with the same care and attention as he does for two guests.
Private Party Contact:
Ashley Alford or Cristie Reynolds: 5132516467x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
Primavista Ratings and Reviews
Excellent Italian food on the westside o ...
Excellent Italian food on the westside of Cincinnati. The gnocchi with shrimp was fabulous. The veal was great also. Actually everything we had was great. Service was a little slow but gave us time to enjoy the view.
Sure glad I came to the "Natti". I would ...
Sure glad I came to the "Natti". I would have never known about this place. It's an extremely rare day (or night), I say anything along the lines of "One of the very best restaurants North America has to offer", but the truth is out there. Little did I expect the best, most enjoyable Saturday night ever (or any night, for that matter) would be happening in downtown Cincinnati!! Who would have thunk' it?
Primavista's the name; world class food, drink, service (love you Allison!), view and ambience is the game. Yes, people this place can rival any eatery in N.Y.C., L.A., Vegas, Miami. Right here in the Queen City. The veal special- lived up to it- and how. The wine, Albarino (never heard of it before) is is permanently etched in my mind. Shocker alert: Usually restaurants that have an outstanding view, are usually overrated and overpriced. This is the exception. EVERYTHING matches the outstanding view!! One word about our server. (Actually lots of words.) Professional, classy, sweet, her pacing the dishes that we ordered was perfect. "Love you Allison" Oh wait, I already said that. Well, I guess it bears repeating then. I felt like a million dollars; but didn't spend a million. If I would have had to spend a million dollars on Primavista? Well worth it. Come to think about it, I probably would gotten off cheap!
The view is wonderful...especially in th ...
The view is wonderful...especially in the evening as the sun sets and the city lights come on. However, I was disappointed in the attire of some guests dressed in shorts and t-shirts. Everyone who served us (in the bar area and at our table) were polite and responsive to our needs. The bar area is in need of an update. Our food was good but served dry as though it had been sitting out too long and then reheated. I had the penne sausage dinner and my wife had veal. It was my wife's 63rd birthday and I wanted it to be a great experience...it came close. I would not go back there again for a special occasion.
Im 95% sure my credit card was compromis ...
Im 95% sure my credit card was compromised at prima vista, which is sad because other than that it was a very nice evening. This was the only place I've used this card in the last month where it left my sight. Next morning there were three large purchases in Columbus using a copy of my card. No return call from the restaurant. Oh well. Amex is taking care of it.
Ps- in Europe the card is swiped at table side. US catch up!
My brother recommended this restaurant a ...
My brother recommended this restaurant as he lives in Cincinnati. My husband and I were in visiting for a concert so made a reservation. We were thoroughly impressed by the quality of food, the excellent service and, of course, the location and view of the city. We will be back!!
Food, Sevice, and oh the View; absolutel ...
Food, Sevice, and oh the View; absolutely amazing! We started off with the calamari appetizer,then shared the Caesar salad and then our entrees. I had the saltibocca and my husband had the filet. Every bite was delicious. Thanks for everything! We will be back!
This was the best Italian food that I ha ...
This was the best Italian food that I have had in Cincinnati. I have already recommended this to multiple people. The service was fantastic and the view was unbeatable overlooking downtown. I will definitely be back in the future.
Though we would like to frequent PrimaVi ...
Though we would like to frequent PrimaVista often, we look forward to our annual anniversary celebration overlooking the city and enjoying a premier meal. I am dairy free and they are always accommodating with outstanding and personal service.
i requested a booth table so we were abl ...
i requested a booth table so we were able to enjoy the view, this was out 10th wedding anniversary. We were seated at a table for two far from the window. To enjoy the view we had to look over several tables of people. The next time I make a reservation at a restaurant I will call them to make sure my specifications are honored.
We usually pick this spot for special oc ...
We usually pick this spot for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc. We always get a lower end seating, but notice other get the nicer tables by the window. I am convinced this restaurant caters to a class of regulars and friends. May not be going there anymore. I guess we don't make the A-List.
Outstanding view of the city. Excellent ...
Outstanding view of the city. Excellent service. Mussels in wine/garlic sauce were great. Bar served a fabulous Manhattan. Party of 5 had 5 different entrees, everyone very satisfied with their choices. And great deserts to finish an excellent evening. Took our time, but never felt rushed.
The food and overall experience has alwa ...
The food and overall experience has always great at Prima Vista, but at this visit, we picked up five bad mussels in our appetizer, which was a surprise and a disappointment. Other than that, our entrees were wonderful, the garlic spread was wonderful, the server was knowledgble, the view sublime, and we love the new chairs!
We're repeat customers and picked Primav ...
We're repeat customers and picked Primavista for a special occasion for a friend. As always, the atmosphere was relaxed, and service friendly and efficient. Great antipasta plate appetizer, sliced pork, salmon, filet mignon, and meatballs. Once again, the food and service were "out of this world".
Celebrating our anniversary, we chose to ...
Celebrating our anniversary, we chose to come to Primavista because of the reviews from other people who had dined there. They raved about the food as well as the view, so how could we not go? We're so glad we did. The hostess got a window table for us, which was fantastic, and the waiter (Brian) tended to our every need. We got the shrimp scampi (out of this world) and the veal piccata (very good) along with a nice bottle of wine. The bill was as expected, but we felt it was worth it.
If you can find this place, you'll be glad you did.
I've been to Open Table several times wi ...
I've been to Open Table several times with both small and large groups and each time is flawless. Kudos to Debra, who has almost always been our server and contributes to the experience with her warm smile and professional attitude.
My wife made reservations for Father's D ...
My wife made reservations for Father's Day. We enjoyed it very much. The waiters and waitresses gave us the right amount of attention and were very calm and genuine. The views were breathtaking, and the atmosphere was great. The food was good.
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