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Primavista Restaurant Review: This place is all about the view. Many a date has started with couples requesting a window seat on the hillside overlooking the Queen City. The food and the wine list won't disappoint, either. Décor-wise, not much has changed since the restaurant opened in 1989; there's still an old-school phone booth with the phone removed. But it does Italian food right. For starters, we recommend the carpaccio Parmigiano (thinly sliced raw beef with Parmesan, capers, olive oil and hearts of palm). You can choose to "dress up" a salad or pasta by adding extras, such as a veal meatball. Among entrées, go for the New Zealand lamb chops in a garlic rosemary crust with creamy mustard sauce; order it with a side of pasta or a vegetable such as sautéed asparagus. Vegetarian and gluten-free menus are also available (try the risotto with exotic mushrooms). To finish, traditionalists may opt for the layered tiramisu. Nonconformists might like the Tuscan brownie with hazelnut gelato and white chocolate bark with toasted almonds.