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Goat cheese
honey, and rosemary oil
Roma tomatoes
fresh mozzarella and basil
Basil pesto and parmesan
Gorgonzola and pancetta
Thin sliced raw beef with parmesan, capers, and extra virgin olive oil
Gnocchi with Sautéed Rock Shrimp
With potato dumplings, roasted tomato, Alfredo sauce and escarole
Fried Calamari
Tender squid, breaded and fried, served with tomato basil sauce
Gnocchi with Pancetta and Peas
Potato dumplings with sage butter, black pepper, and Reggiano
Fried Veal Meatballs
With marinated Mozzarella, tomato basil sauce, and arugula
Ravioli with Walnut Pesto
Stuffed with spinach, ricotta, and walnuts, with walnut pesto, and gorgonzola
Pasta e Fagioli
Hearty soup of cannellini beans, escarole, bacon, and ditale pasta
Light and crispy with a blended fontina and provolone cheeses and tomato sauce
Side $8.0
Entree $12.0
Romaine lettuce with parmesan and croutons tossed with our traditional Caesar dressing
Side $7.0
Entree $10.0
Mixed Green Salad
Red leaf, bibb, escarole, radicchio and carrots tossed in our house Italian vinaigrette
Side $9.0
Entree $13.0
Arugula Salad
With strawberries, mozzarella, toasted almonds and mint balsamic glaze
Seafood Cobb Salad
Crab, rock shrimp, avocado, pancetta, egg, tomato, arugula, romaine, lemon vinaigrette and Dijon aioli
Warm fried Calamari
Gorgonzola or Goat Cheese
Three Sautéed Shrimp
Sautéed Sustainable Salmon
Grilled Antibiotic Free Chicken Breast
Prosciutto, Goat cheese or fresh mozzarella
Sausage, Pepperoni or Artichoke hearts
Penne and Sausage
With basil pesto, pine nuts, and Reggiano
Capellini and Veal Meatballs
Angel hair with tomato basil sauce
Penne "Cionni"
With roasted tomatoes and portabellas tossed in garlic and oil and topped with gorgonzola and scallions
Chicken "Formaggio"
Fettuccine tossed with butter and parmesan cheese and topped with a grilled antibiotic free chicken breast
Penne with Artichokes and Pancetta
Tossed with garlic and oil, red onion, and topped with arugula and Reggiano
With sausage, mushrooms and tomato basil sauce
Arborio rice with parmesan and exotic mushrooms
Veal Marsala
Scalloping with mushrooms and Marsala veal glaze with polenta and green beans
Veal Picatta
Sautéed veal scalloping in a lemon caper white wine butter sauce, polenta and green beans
Veal Saltimbocca
Scalloping with prosciutto, fontina, sage and veal glaze with polenta and green beans
Shrimp Scampi
Jumbo shrimp with mushrooms, bell pepper, artichoke and red onion in garlic butter sauce over angel hair
Sautéed Seasonal Fish with Crab*
Chef's choice of fresh fish sautéed and served with lump crab and rich shellfish butter sauce with asparagus, bell peppers and arugula
Fresh fish, mussels, shrimp and calamari with mushrooms, celery, onion, and spicy tomato broth
Sautéed Verlasso Salmon*
Pancetta, pistachios, brown butter-orange vinaigrette and green beans Served Medium
Roasted Lamb Loin*
With parmesan polenta, green beans, arugula, and Dijon cream sauce Served Medium Rare
Center Cut Filet Mignon*
With veal glaze, parmesan polenta, asparagus, mushrooms, arugula and Reggiano
Grilled Chicken with Gorgonzola
Antibiotic free breast with asparagus, mushrooms, pancetta and gorgonzola cream sauce
With peas, pancetta, butter and sage
Fried Parmesan polenta with tomato basil sauce
With prosciutto, pine nuts and parmesan
With sherry garlic butter
Sautéed with red onions and portabella mushrooms
Brussels Sprouts
Balsamic glazed with bell peppers
Side Pasta
Side portion of angel hair with your choice of Tomato Basil, Spicy Diavolo, Garlic and Oil and Basil Pesto or fettuccine "Formaggio"
Veal Meatball
Italian Sausage
Sautéed Sustainable Salmon
Three Sautéed Shrimp
Primavista was named "Best Italian Restaurant" by Cincinnati Magazine's Reader's Choice, and continues each year to win numerous public popularity categories such as "Best Dining with a View," "Best Date Spot," "Most Romantic," and many more by CityBeat and CiN Weekly for it's breath taking view of the city. Primavista offers fine Italian dining with dishes from all regions. We specialize in Veal and Fresh Fish, and feature nightly specials created by Chef Prince. All sauces and stocks are made in house, and we use only the finest ingredients available. Our private party room is perfect for groups of 10-45+ people, for all types of functions from business meetings to rehearsal dinners. Prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really good food with real italian taste Amazing view on the Ohia river and on the Cinci Downtown Risotto is really a killer ! You just need to be a bit patient with some amazing appetizers and you'll be delighted, inspired and so carried away...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jipeaero
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the view, didnt like the fact there was no free parking I liked the food overall, didnt like the fact that the restaurant sell itself as a italian restaurant(using italian words in the menu) but it really has american food inspired in italian...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rmelob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the fact that the restaurant is in an apartment building; it's a lovely hidden gem, with terraced seating overlooking the downtown. Our server Annie was attentive, knowledgeable, with great personality without being overbearing, and never once seemed in a hurry,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mike K
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

This is a must do restaurant in Cincinnati. The food is excellent and for the quality, service, and ambiance, very, very reasonably priced. I’m very picky about my veal, but I will say the Saltimboca is as good as I’ve had anywhere. I tasted a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PappyVanWinkle
Reviewed 13 November 2018

We had a reservation for 5 of us for my daughter's birthday. We got there and the table we were supposed to be still had the guests sitting there since they stayed much longer than anticipated. We had a cocktail at another table until the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lorene T
Reviewed 12 November 2018

This has been our restaurant of choice for the last 8 wedding anniversaries because the food along with the fabulous atmosphere in the dining room is always superb and the the service is impeccable.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank elise n
Reviewed 9 November 2018

What a view! The service was extraordinaty! The food was delicious with a great variety Did I mention the view? I highly recommend Primavista!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing service, food, and view! They also brought out free spumone for our anniversary. Would recommend!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ashlynevers
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We enjoy going to Primavista for a special occasion. The service is A 1. The food is great.....and the beautiful view of the city is really special. A special date night. This is the place to go.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank bossycow67
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is quite simply our very favorite Cincinnati restaurant. Situated in a high rise with an incredible view, the ambiance alone makes this place extraordinary. The food matches up. The same chef has been in charge of the much-awarded cuisine for 25 years. The food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank John A
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Business casual attire is fine.
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