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.
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:
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, 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
We found the seating for two awkward as ...
We found the seating for two awkward as the two tops are turned the wrong way to save room along the length of the dining room and so one of a party of two has to sit in the aislway. We've been coming for years and I guess have never been seated at one of these.
I had the Dory special it was a good piece of fish that I would have enjoyed more if it hadn't been smothered in butter, the pancetta was over done and chewy. The steak, service wine and atmosphere were perfect. We will be back!
Absolutely delicious meal, wonderful amb ...
Absolutely delicious meal, wonderful ambience and scenery and impeccable service. Came back to Cincy for a visit and reminisced with old friends. Your restaurant was the perfect setting. Brought back wonderful memories of prom and victory dance dinners in the 70's! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
One of my favorite restaurants, and I wo ...
One of my favorite restaurants, and I would consider myself a foodie. The veal saltimbocca is my favorite dish, serve red with polenta and fresh green beans. The bread pudding is a must!
Excellent service every time!
Table for 2 was very romantic and the sc ...
Table for 2 was very romantic and the scenery was breath taking! Our server was incredibly polite and knowledgeable. Food was outstanding, and for a reasonable price. Perfect place to take your special one out for a dress up date. Will definitely go again.
The latest in a more than thirty years c ...
The latest in a more than thirty years continuing experience with Prima Vista. We've never had a bad meal here. We eat here once or twice a year and will continue to do so. The mussels were particularly good this time. They are better here than anywhere else.
Our experience at Primavista is always a ...
Our experience at Primavista is always amazing! The seafood special was delicious and fresh. The filet is always a good choice. Our waitress was on top of everything and very helpful. Highly recommend for a nice upscale dinner spot!
We met some out of town family members a ...
We met some out of town family members at Prima Vista Restaurant for dinner during the Holidays. The view was special and dining was excellent. I highly recommend the experience in going to Prima Vista Restaurant for that special dining experience. It is located close to anywhere and easy to get to in Cincinnati.
This restaurant is known for the spectac ...
This restaurant is known for the spectacular view overlooking the city which is the main reason for choosing it. Our backs were facing the sprawling windows. I will give it that it was Christmas week and somewhat crowded but there is no excuse for such a poor table.
Seated promptly with a great view of the ...
Seated promptly with a great view of the city and the Ohio River a wonderful setting to enjoy a birthday dinner with my Son. Service was personal, timely without being intrusive. Enjoyed the fresh bread with garlic and oil, my salad was a flavorful start and my lamb was perfect. Cant wait to return, again. Always have such a nice experience at Primavista thank you Frank and Joan.
Primavista once again proves to be a hid ...
Primavista once again proves to be a hidden gem in the Queen City. Our meals were excellent. Our server, Heather, was fantastic. The views of the city were unparalleled. Whether just visiting Cincinnati or living here, Primavista is a go-to restaurant which never fails to provide top quality every time.
We had not been to Primavista for severa ...
We had not been to Primavista for several years and I don't know why. The service is impeccable, and the view is spectacular, matched by the menu and the preparation and presentation of the food. We won't wait so long to return.
Primavista has, perhaps, the best dining ...
Primavista has, perhaps, the best dining view of Cincinnati. Try to get a window table. The food is good, but not really special. Prices are a little high if you add a salad, side, or dessert. Not that bad for a special occasion if you get the view. They did not hurry us as we sat and talked to good friends for a while after our meal. By, they did not offer coffee after we were finished eating. It is a special occasion place if you get the view. Otherwise, there are other places nearby without the view and much more interesting food.
Everything was great. My food was awesom ...
Everything was great. My food was awesome and the portions were plenty. I just had knee surgery 2 weeks ago and didn't have to walk a lot from my car to my table. It was the perfect place for a special date with spectacular view.
The view of the City and surrounding hil ...
The view of the City and surrounding hills, River and Northern Kentucky are stunning. The Italian cuisine is wonderful and unique, not what you will get at other Italian restaurants . Nice wine selection and great service.
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