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
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.
Excellent as always with an exceptionall ...
Excellent as always with an exceptionally clear and sunny view that evening.
Celebrated my birthday here. We've been ...
Celebrated my birthday here. We've been coming to Primavista for many years... never a bad meal, always consistently great!! And you can't beat the view!
We were there for Mother's Day and the experience was the best! Great atmosphere, service and food. My mother is 88 and had never been there - so she was thrilled with everything and felt very special.
Amazing food. Awesome service. Great vie ...
Amazing food. Awesome service. Great view. Had an amazing anniversary, with some great friends.
I was dissapointed in the food and the server.
I was surprised by how bad the food was. I would have rather ordered pizza. The view was amazing and the only thing worth the trip. Our server could clearly see that I wasn't eating my dinner but never bothered to ask why. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone unless they let you enjoy the view and bring food with you.
Such a calm and romantic atmosphere
My husband and I came to Cincinnati for a weekend getaway. With 3 daughters at home, we really wanted a romantic, all about us, weekend. Our experience at this restaurant was unfathomable . We have never been somewhere with such a romantic atmosphere. We will definitely be visiting there again in our future. As well as will highly recommend to anyone that will be in the area. The food was so amazing. The waitress as well as all staff was helpful, polite and on top of our needs. Highly recommend!
Not a bad seat...
Primavista has a view to match their food, great! The restaurant is designed so every seat has a great view of the Cincy skyline. The " Tuscan Brownie" dessert is simply ridiculous it's so good. The pricing is not near what they could charge, based on the food quality and view I expected to pay much more than I actually did.
On top of a hill
This was our first time here, and it was not all that easy to find. We were also informed about needing to use Valet parking due to ongoing constructing in the neighborhood. Okay.. $5 for a teenager to drive my car 25 feet, but okay, whatever. We arrived on time and were promptly seated. And, Yes, what a view. All of Cincinnati , roads, bridges, trains right outside the window. Their website is very helpful as it details the menu by food groups, i.e. vegetarian, gluten, ect as the printed menu does not. We began with a bottle of Italian wine ($35), and enjoyed it with our meal, which we really enjoyed from appetizer through dessert. Pesto Raviolis, Caesar salad with added fillet of salmon, vegetarian pasta medley, tiramisu to share. Our only complaint; the tiramisu was glommed over with extra syrup & whipped cream. Not necessary as this made it too sweet and the cake was quite good on its own. Would certainly return. Dinner for 2: wine + app + salads + entrees + dessert + tip = $145.
I first came to Primavista three and a half years ago for my birthday dinner with my boyfriend, who I had recently started dating. This past Friday, we came back together for dinner after three and a half years, and I was completely surprised with an engagement proposal after dinner, outside overlooking the city! Primavista will always hold a special place in our hearts, and we can't wait to come back for more celebrations!
Wonderful meal. Had the veal special! E ...
Wonderful meal. Had the veal special! Excellent. Others also loved the food and great view. If you are veggie ask for the special menu nice touch for my wife's needs.
We loved the relaxed feeling, the scenic view
A soon as we got there, we were received by a very friendly host, I had left a note on Opentable, I got married that day, and they were prepared exactly for what I had asked for. Our Server was excellent, not overwhelming, kind, paid attention to details, she was fantastic (Debra). View from our table was great, food was exquisite and on time, and wine as expected, our children enjoyed the food and strawberry daiquiri . My wife and I even danced to one of there background toons next to the table. Thank you.
We celebrated our daughters'S 18th birthday and we enjoyed dinner thoroughly. My only only wish is that the snails appetizer was still on the menu. :(. But an excellent meal. Our server Heather was outstanding! Thank you.
Sharing our gift certificate.
We received a gift certificate from grandaughters in North Carolina. We invited our two sons and wives to celebrate their wedding anniversaries with us as a Thank You for all they do for us. Since we had been there before we knew how beautiful,the view was and wanted to share it with them. Thanks to your great wait staff and delicious food, it was a memorable time for all of us.
Incredible dining. Not only was the view ...
Incredible dining. Not only was the view to die for, the food was heavenly. Can't wait to go back!
View is great. Nice experience.
View is great. Nice experience.
That view! Outside of the jaw dropping ...
That view! Outside of the jaw dropping view the food was delicious. My wife and I had the veal picatta and I had the veal meatballs. We shared a calamari appetizer. The marinara sauce is delicious and the meatballs and calamari went perfectly with it. My wife love her dish as well. My wife had a sangria to drink and finished with the bread pudding dessert and she raved about all of them. The service was great and mother nature even added to the view with a beautiful rainbow. It was a perfect anniversary dinner and our waitress even wished us a happy anniversary after I only mentioned it in the open table reservation.
First time great view good food. I will be back . This is a great place for a date night.
I'd heard such good thing about Prima Vista. I went during Restaurant week and ordered the pesto shrimp. I was disappointed and did not like my daughter's veal. When I talked to people who recommended this place, they all had more tomato based entrees and I suspect I would have liked that better as well. So I may be back to try again.
A great restaurant week value
This restaurant is a bit above our usual price range, but the 3-course dinner offered during restaurant week gave us a chance to try it out. All of the food was very good. We had a table by the window, overlooking the city -- unfortunately there isn't much to see during daylight -- a whole bunch of trees, the road, and a soccer field. At night when the view would be city lights, it would be very nice. The service was good, and I think it is not quite as formal as years ago -- a plus for people who aren't into a lot of fussy details.
A wonderful dinning experience as always. It defines true dinning and not just eating.
Went during restaurant week for Birthday celebrations. Server was awesome, food fantastic and the view is always spectacular. Great restaurant week menu options.
The view of the city and delicious food ...
The view of the city and delicious food is what I will remember most. The mussels and swordfish were cooked to perfection. Both were tender with great flavor. However, the crab cake was a bit plain and the side of gnocchi was very small. I was just excepting a bit more from those dishes. Our server was very nice, but wine took a long time. There is definitely room for improvement for both service and culinary, but overall it was a pleasant experience.
Best Birthday Dinner
This was our first time at the restaraunt and the whole experience was wonderful. We had a fantastic view with great service and amazingly delicious food!
We've dined at PrimaVista a handful of times and are never disappointed. We are considering doing our rehearsal dinner there too. Great view and excellent food!
Everything about this restaurant was amazing, except for the Tiramisu.
Our server was fantastic!
Our server was fantastic!
Couldn't be happier
Took my sister out for a special birthday dinner and we were so impressed with everything. The service was spectacular, the food excellent. The ambiance was comfortable and elegant. Try the bread pudding, it's amazing!
Great View Great Food
Great Northern Italian food and great view. Very romantic. We went to celebrate our anniversary and it was perfect. Bruschetta and gnocchi were both interesting and very tasty. Risotto was heavy.
One word ...amazing
I cannot say enough so i will just say the service is unmatched and the food was melting in my mouth.
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