Back in the 1980s, it was known as The Sovereign. Today, Primavista is still king of its hill - Price Hill that is - with fine dining at reasonable prices.

What a premier view it is. You can't really claim to be a Cincinnatian if you’ve never seen the skyline from the west looking east. Primavista presents this panorama through grand picture windows, and the scenery isn’t limited to just a few tables. Seating accommodates large groups. The party room can handle from 10 to 50 diners.

Voted often as Greater Cincinnati’s best Italian restaurant, Primavista delivers well-prepared dishes at reasonable prices. Chef Chris Prince needs 30 minutes to prepare Risotto ai Funghi (arborio rice with porcini and exotic mushrooms), but he delivers it for a mere $14. His salmon crusted with pine nuts is another popular entree.

Co-owner Joan Lenkerd says there’s no truth to rumors that after more than 18 years, Primavista is moving. Plans for development of what’s being called the Incline District will add business, she notes.

If you have a large clan gathered for the holidays and decide to give the family cooks and cleanup crew a break, head to the heights of Price Hill for hearty winter fare and a jolly scene.