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, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
Primavista Ratings and Reviews
It's worth the drive from Milford to Pri ...
It's worth the drive from Milford to Price Hill, especially on a beautiful summer evening, to experience that outstanding view and the outstanding food. I've had the Chicken Gorgonzola twice in the last few weeks because it was just so good I couldn't resist! The biggest downside is that it is so dated. It could really use some money spent on changing the décor and cleaning it up a bit. We overlook the décor for the view and food but this place could be as busy as Incline Public House is next door if the room would be 2016 and not 1986. Prices are reasonable too compared to downtown Cincinnati.
This my 23rd Anniversary dinner. So I ex ...
This my 23rd Anniversary dinner. So I expected a good time with my friends which I did. Most times when you dressed accordingly and with a group you are asked what's the occasion but not in this case even though we were about the only ones there due to it being a late Sunday afternon reservation. One of party members ordered a steak medium that came out looking dry n well done. The dining room head hostess said it was the lighting (imagine that on a sunny bright day and sitting next to window ). By that time she the hostess got over to the table with the steak it had been passed around from the waiter to whomever... and finally brought back and my friend was made to feel like a 2 year old who was gonna eat it no matter what. My friend refused and wanted another steak. What embarrassment! Imagine that. But the hostess ended up taking care of their bill and cooked her a new steak. So it ended well. Will I go back?Probably not but the view was spectacular.
One of our favorites in Cincinnati. Have ...
One of our favorites in Cincinnati. Have come here often for special occasions and for no reason at all. Always excellent wait staff and wonderful food. Great/affordable wine list which changes often. We'll be back again, and again, and............
I love Primavista and always have for th ...
I love Primavista and always have for the beautiful view and the outstanding service. It is the place to go for romance and yet it is a beautiful restaurant to dine for a special occasion. My only small negative is I wish they offered some other food choices like pasta and sauce for vegetarians. Or cheese ravioli and maybe even lasagna for teens who haven't developed a taste for veal and seafood. I would definitely recommend Primavista to family, friends and anyone who is visiting Cincinnati. The is view is AMAZING!
The view is spectacular, only to be exce ...
The view is spectacular, only to be exceeded by the food! The bruschetta with goat cheese, honey and rosemary oil was truly delightful. We had the sockeye salmon special and red snapper fish of the day. Both were excellent. Our sweet tooth was in heaven with the bread pudding. As you can tell, we will be back very soon - so glad a friend told us about your restaurant!
This restaurant has by far the best view ...
This restaurant has by far the best view of Cincinnati! Also has a wide range of food that is accommodating for every budget. My wife and I have been here many times, and we have never once been disappointed! Great dining experience!
A must if you want a spectacular view an ...
A must if you want a spectacular view and lots of good food while visiting Cincinnati. This was our first visit, but will not be our last. My BFF and I were in Cincy for the weekend celebrating her birthday. The owner stopped by our table to see if everything was satisfactory. We told him we were from Columbus and just in town for the weekend. He immediately thanked us many times over for visiting his restaurant and insisted on buying us both dessert. So nice!
Our waitress was very friendly and professional. Attentive without being intrusive.
The food was fantastic! We had the goat cheese with rosemary honey bruschetta as an appetizer. It was incredible! My friend has the mushroom risotto and I had the capellini with veal meatballs. Huge portions and so, so good. For dessert, she had the bread pudding with dark caramel sauce and Marsala raisins. I had the Tuscan brownie with Salted Caramel gelato. Both desserts were fabulous.
If you're looking for a nice restaurant without crazy high prices, a great view, and really good food and service, go to Primavista.
We went to Primavista to celebrate my Mo ...
We went to Primavista to celebrate my Mom's birthday. We had a beautiful view of Cincinnati, wonderful service, and an excellent meal! The part-owner, Frank, even came by and checked on how our meal was. He then surprised us by buying a dessert for my Mom.
This is a great dining spot for not only ...
This is a great dining spot for not only fabulous food and scenery, but a chance to savor the food and scenery as the total meal experience takes almost 2 hours. This combination of excellent food, scenery and time to enjoy the meal creates a complete dining experience.
The food was excellent and very well pre ...
The food was excellent and very well prepared and presented. The view is spectacular and the service was perfect. We were seated promptly (we did have a reservation) and the food was served in a timely fashion. The menu has a good amount of variety and there were also specials.
We went to celebrate our one year marria ...
We went to celebrate our one year marriage anniversary. We had a good time there. We ordered gnocchi with rock shrimp, the veal special dish and shrimp scampi. The sauces were excellent and I enjoyed dipping the bread in the sauce and eating it. We enjoyed the romantic ambiance along with the night view of the city. I must mention that the ladies room has such antique and pretty looking furniture!
Our server Heather was absolutely deligh ...
Our server Heather was absolutely delightful. She had a wonderful attitude and was a ray of sunshine. I was impressed with her extensive knowledge of the wine list and menu. Our food was beautiful, tasted delicious and was prepared perfectly. I look forward to my next dining experience with Primavista.
Impeccable service and gorgeous view. A ...
Impeccable service and gorgeous view. Adored the argulla salad and fresh bread. Only downfall table over to right of us kept telling there child to look out the
window at our table numerous times then took pictures right at our table. Extremely rude and definitely put a kink in our anniversary dinner. Coffee outstanding well. Cocktail prices our outrageous for the martini I ordered was also extremely small glass.
The view is amazing, and the tables are ...
The view is amazing, and the tables are set up so that most tables have a great view. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The cheese plate, bread, and garlic spread were so good that I couldn't stop eating it. I had angel hair and veal meatballs. It was tasty, but the pasta was a little congealed and dense. The meatballs were tender and flavorful. My husb had the snapper with crab that had a super rich buttery sauce that was very good. Good place to impress someone from out-of-town or a romantic date.
Prima Vista is our place to go for speci ...
Prima Vista is our place to go for special occasions, birthday, anniversary, etc. This was my husband's 70th birthday and he loves the Veal Piccata so that is where we went. Once again we were not disappointed. Food delicious, service exceptional and view awesome.
My husband and I came to celebrate our b ...
My husband and I came to celebrate our birthdays and wedding anniversary, all in July. We were prepared to enjoy ourselves just being in this delightful spot. Service at the beginning was flawed: we ordered a bottle of white wine, and an appetizer. Our usual protocol is to enjoy a glass of wine before any food arrives. The complimentary appetizer (bread, garlic, oil) came before the wine. The server then asked us what we wanted to order and I churlishly said I did not want to think about food until I had a glass of wine in my hand. After another delay, she brought the wine in a cooler, saying, "I think it is cold enough now." This seems to mean all whites are not kept on ice but iced upon order. If there is a next time, I'll be warned. Things are changing in the restaurant business with a lot of young people who don't even know how to dine, so training is needed. Or am I wrong?
Tasty food,great service , scenic view;a ...
Tasty food,great service , scenic view;a winner. Hadn't been there for years for 3 years since we live in East side of town. However, we wanted a place close to the musical at Covedale Performing Arts Center and this was our first choice. We plan to be back.
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