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Prima Italian Restaurant

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5325 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1229
+1 612-827-7376
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been over 5 years since our last visit. I forgot how much I enjoyed it. Great food, great service and warm environment. A neighborhood gem. Sun-Thur they have $25 bottles of wine.

Thank JFKmsp
Alexandria, Virginia
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a drive from downtown in a pretty non-descript area, but we're glad we went. We had a scallop special that was fantastic as was the flourless chocolate cake. Wait staff could not have been nicer

Thank Susan C
Richfield, Minnesota
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been to Prima a couple times now and I have enjoyed the food and the atmosphere both times. Although they could use a little larger waiting area, they make up for that in their great customer service and food!

Thank 2016AllenM
Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Went there for lunch. Very good food, great service and nice ambiance. Food was very good and had a freshness to it. I would like to go back for dinner.

Thank Dave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We were at Prima to celebrate our daughter's birthday in January. The food was delicious, the servers prompt and helpful. The atmosphere is lively and cozy. My only complaint is that it was bitter cold out the night we were there and our table was by the front door. We felt a cold breeze everytime someone opened the front door.... More 

Thank Hsl1962
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Brought a great friend to this restaurant that we have been going to for years. She found the food to be as amazing as we always have. Service is second to none, super attentive and meets every need. Menu changes frequently so you get dean options but you can also rely on old favorites! Bring everyone you know here, you... More 

Thank Caroline G
East Granby, Connecticut
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412 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I forgot to take a photo of the apple walnut cake and the chicken risotto with balsamic reduction. Those were excellent choices, even though I was skeptical at first (nondescript location, not visible from the street) Servings were just right. Not enormous Midwestern portions. It is rare to find risotto with balsamic reduction, so i asked for extra. Apple walnut... More 

Thank lakwatsera2014
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Had to do a carb-o-load for a marathon runner. The pasta I had was wonderful and it was full of different seafood items!

Thank Jesselyn_Nicole
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We consistently receive fantastic service and food at this neighborhood gem. We frequently get dinner to go on the way home from work(always ready in 10 minutes!!) and love it when we have the time to walk over and have dinner outside on the sidewalk. Great wine menu and salads. They are always willing to customize your order as well.... More 

Thank Kathleen V
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

A bit hidden in the strip but worth looking for. Good parking on street and behind the building. Exceptional staff that expends all efforts to make your experience fabulous. Excellent, fresh and flavorful Italian fare. Menu is generous and offers something for everyone. Some seasonal desserts that are absolutely delicious. Bustling happy place. Such a wonderful atmosphere. A little tight... More 

Thank 113marybethf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 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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Arden Hills, Minnesota
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?