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Prima Italian Restaurant

5325 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1229
+1 612-827-7376
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good30%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pasta” (13 reviews)
“antipasti” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5325 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1229
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for wife's birthday. It was Sunday evening and they close at 9:00p.m. A bit early for my liking. The pasta was excellent, I had the Mahi Mahi and it was very good. Pricing is mid to high range. Parking is available in back...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Prima is one of my favorite neighborhood Italian restaurants because the food is always perfectly prepared to order and reasonably priced; the pasta is freshly made; the service is professional, and the ambiance is cozy. Much of the food is grown or raised on the...More

Thank teacherpam88
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant. Ambiance 10 service 10 food 10. All ingrediants were so pure. Not one negative.Ok they did not have bottled sparkling water ;) We really had a great evening and will be back for sure.

Thank Lenemetien
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Prima Restaurant sits seemingly unnoticeable on 53rd & Lyndale Ave in Minneapolis. It is next to what use to be the Boulevard Theatre, so I think if you are not looking for the restaurant, you are likely to miss it. And that is very sad!...More

Thank SMStadnik
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

In this neighborhood, restaurants fill up fast, and Prima is also a local favorite. How they differ from the competitors is speed. Within minutes of ordering, pasta dishes can be delivered. It may take longer for other items, but the pasta always comes quickly, and...More

Thank Sheri S
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I live in the area and occasionally eat here. Reliably goid food, nice atmosphere, and friendly staff.

Thank DavidS560
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Came here with family including two young children to celebrate my brother and mother‘s birthdays. We had a great experience! The waitress that we had was wonderful, unfortunately I do not remember her name. She was excellent with the children. She worked with us to...More

Thank Brenna R
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Prima has been a go-to place for us for years...until this past week. In the course of being served, the waiter spilled a bottle of wine on my wife! Duly embarrassed, he was, but the problem began when the female maître 'd stepped in, presumably...More

Thank Ignatius56
Primampls, Owner at Prima Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Please email me directly @ primapasta1@gmail.com or call Prima at 6128277376. I would like to speak with you. Thank you, Jennifer Jackson-King, Owner. I am aware of your experience, I did not however, realize that you were not taken care of that evening. We would...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017

What a fantastic place! The setting is small (seats 55) which adds to the charm. The food is typical Italian fare but what sets it apart are the amazing flavors of the dishes. Don't hesitate to order the daily special. I did and was delighted...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Some friends suggested this place that we didn’t know. We really enjoyed the food and the attention of our waiter. We started by sharing their meatball appetizer; one serving for 2 people. That sauce was fantastic. I can recommend their grilled chicken risotto. Yum! Thanks...More

Thank Sbueb
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Questions & Answers
Elaine F
30 December 2015|
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Response from ljl64 |
It says "call ahead," (they mean just before you come) but I emailed them about 5 days ahead of time (we had a party of 10) and they accepted a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5325 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1229
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-827-7376
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