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
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.
Everything was delightful! Service was p ...
Everything was delightful! Service was perfect and the view was wonderful!
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.
I took my girlfriend here for a Saturday ...
I took my girlfriend here for a Saturday night date, was blown away by the view and the service couldn't have been better. Food was great and worth the price. I will for sure be going back there soon!
The restaurant was wonderful. My husband ...
The restaurant was wonderful. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary (54 years) so we ate everything from appetizer to dessert and, of course, a few drinks and were very surprised at how reasonable the check was. Our server was very attentive and made suggestions when we asked about a particular entrée. All in all, a very enjoyable evening.
Incredible evening. They acknowledged my ...
Incredible evening. They acknowledged my wife s b day and made sure we were able to get to the theater on time. Highly recommend view and overall expierence is excellent.
The food was fantastic. We can't wait t ...
The food was fantastic. We can't wait to go back. Our server, Annie, made the evening all the morning wonderful. She was excellent!
The food was amazing. The view was beaut ...
The food was amazing. The view was beautiful. The ambiance/decor is very outdated. My fiancé and I also felt very out of place because it felt somewhat like an old boys club which we weren't 100% expecting.
Attentive staff and gorgeous view of our ...
Attentive staff and gorgeous view of our city too! Food was delicious.
Primavista is my favorte dining spot in ...
Primavista is my favorte dining spot in Cincinnati. They have the best food, the best service, wonderful view. My go to spot for a special meal. Pricey but worth every penny.
Everything about our experience was grea ...
Everything about our experience was great. The staff were polite and attentive, and the ambiance was romantic and peaceful. Not to mention the food was amazing. My husband had the veal meatballs and they were to die for! We loved every aspect of our meal. Definitely recommend!
The view and the menu are outstanding. Something seemed different this time. New chef? New manager? Not up to snuff as many times in the past. It was nosier. The lettuce was yellow. The raisins on the bread pudding were minimal. A staff member upturned a plate of spaghetti. This is our go-to special restaurant. I hope it gets back to the highest standards. Perhaps that day was a fluke.
Mesmerizing view , amazing food and know ...
Mesmerizing view , amazing food and knowledgable service (thank you Anthony). We had a beautiful evening.
Great food. Great staff. Great view. The food was excellent. Well made, good presentation and perfectly timed. The staff were outstanding. From the greeting upon arrival to the end of the meal. Our waiter (Brian) was very knowledgeable, prompt and courteous. We chose Primavista for my wife's birthday dinner celebration. We will definitely return.
Our server was very attentive and the fo ...
Our server was very attentive and the food was delicious. It was a very pleasant evening after a somewhat stressful day. Thank you so much!!
My mushroom risotto was to salty, I had to return and order something else, order polenta and brussel sprouts, polenta was very plain and brussel sprouts overcooked . I would not recommend this restaurante if you are vegetarian or vegan !
Great view - that's about all
We can't complain about the food, but there are so many better special occasion restaurants in the city. It has been forty years since we have been there, and it looks like nothing changed. The food was fine, but everything else lacked that special touch to make it a special place to dine. Our server was nice, but the entire staff needed to pay attention to detail and upgrade their dress and manner. Not sorry we went, but it is off our list for sure.
A lovely experience
My husband and I went to Prima Vista before seeing a show at the Federal Incline Theater. Overall, we had a wonderful experience. We were celebrating our first wedding anniversary and were given very good service. They sat us by the window where we had a spectacular view of the city as well as a short rain shower and a glorious rainbow! Our waitress and bus staff were very attentive and had great attitudes. We ordered the carpaccio (which I thought was quite good), a caesar salad (I wasn't fond of this-I believe there was too much dressing and was a little too tart for me), the ravioli (which was delicious), and the grilled chicken with gorgonzola (which I thought was only so-so. A little bland and dry for my taste). I think the food left a little to be desired (especially for the price), but it might be worth a visit for the spectacular view and the convenience to the theater. The clientele was on the older side, so as a younger couple we felt a little out of place, but I guess in a way that was part of its charm as well.
Our server Lisa was really nice, patient and catered to our needs very well. Please thank her on our behalf and she deserves a pat on her back!
Anniversary date night
My boyfriend and I went here for our 3 year anniversary dinner last week. The view was incredible and the food was very delicious. They have a vegetarian and vegan menu also available.
Perfect As Usual
We celebrated our anniversary here this year. The view out across the city as night falls is wonderfully romantic. Everything we had was really good. The Copper River Salmon was superb! Served over al dente asparagus with morels and diced Pancetta, prepared rare per our request, was perfect. Our waitress Debra remembered us from previous visits, provided impeccable service, never intrusive. The restaurant is always quiet enough to carry on an intimate conversation. Sixteen years later it is still one of our favorite romantic spots.
My husband and I enjoyed a romantic dinner over looking the city to celebrate our 35th Wedding Anniversary. It was a wonderful evening, from the view to the food and great service, it was delightful!
Excellent views and delicious food!
Excellent views and delicious food!
Great food, mediocre and snobby service
Just as truly rich people often don't act rich, truly top-end restaurants should not be pretentious. I had to ask who our server was because it took her so long to introduce herself. When she did wait on us, she was demeaning and slow. I was not impressed. The food was OK. The veal marsala was very salty and slightly chewy, and the scampi was more noodles than shrimp. No one in our group of 7 made a comment of how much he/she enjoyed the food. It was simply adequate.
Wonderful ambience, food and service ver ...
Wonderful ambience, food and service very good Only complaint, crummy cocktail glasses, too small
Food, service, atmosphere and all I betw ...
Food, service, atmosphere and all I between is great here. Great date place or special occasion. A little pricey, but everything is excellent
Great view and great pasta dishes.
Great view and great pasta dishes.
The view of the city.
The view of the city.
We had a wonderful experience. Thank you ...
We had a wonderful experience. Thank you chefs and servers - you were great.
Went to Primavista for our 40th wedding anniversary. Great food, great service. A little pricey but this was a special night. Nice view...we sat at a window but good view no matter where you are seated.
Great food. Great service Spectacular v ...
Great food. Great service Spectacular view
OMG! The view = Just WOW! The appetizers were great, and the meal was even better. Fine selection of fine. This is THE spot if you want to take a romantic night out with your special one. The view is breathtaking, you won't be disappointed!
Been to Prima Vista many times. Never ha ...
Been to Prima Vista many times. Never had a bad experience. You need to bring back your wedding soup
Every table had a magnificent view of th ...
Every table had a magnificent view of the city. We watched the sun go down and the city light up. The food was about the best classic Italian I've ever had. And our waitress, Jasmine, was superb - plenty of personality and attention without overwhelming us. My date loved it and so did I.
We have dined here several times now and the food and service are always spot on. Add to that the beautiful view, and you have a recipe for a memorable and truly enjoyable evening out. Love this place! We will definitely return.
Great view. Great food.
I've never had a bad meal at Prima Vista. I returned to Cincinnati after several years and brought my daughter to the restaurant for the view and food. Both were terrific.
Amazing view, truly professional service ...
Amazing view, truly professional service staff, delicious food!
As always, food was flawlessly prepared. ...
As always, food was flawlessly prepared. Servers are conversant with menu and specials and can advise how to best order the dishes to suit each diner's tastes.
The view was amazing!
The view was amazing!
Great restaurant and view
Couldn't fault anything - from the fresh bread basket, to the goats cheese bruschetta and the raspberry sorbet was to die for. Our waiter was also very accommodating with a few dietary requests. And to top it off you get the best view in the city! Highly recommend.
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