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Come Prima Restaurante Italiano

#28 of 3,426 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Rua do Olival 256, Lisbon 1200-744, Portugal
+351 21 390 2457
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 19:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food and great Ambiance! Pizza was amazing cooked in a wood fire oven. Bruschetta appetizer was yummy

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Thank Megan B
Roseland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was a complete surprise. My large Italian family (who are from the NYC area) were skeptical to try Italian in Lisbon, but boy are we glad we did. The Lasagna Al Forno was light and delicious, the acorn pork pasta dish was hearty yet amazing and every pasta was home made. The service is attentive and are able... More 

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Thank Michelle M
Wash DC
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had very good service, everyone enjoyed their dish and no one complained about the meal or the time it took to get it. We weren't rushed and the service was quick.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in a what looks like a house / apt (from the outside). The food was delicious and the services was wonderful. Rafael was our server and he was exceptional in walking us through the menu to ensure we each got exactly what we were looking for. My only note would be to request the main dining... More 

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Peniche, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super tasty pizza and pasta in a nice atmosphere. Good products, everything taken perfect care. Also the service is 5 star, with little bruschetta as starter and a limoncello to finish! Recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner with a colleague and the whole experience was wonderful. Indra was our server and he was excellent...very attentive and pleasant. Wonderful bruschetta to start. I had a delicious shrimp pesto dish and the chef made a carbonara sauce especially for my friend. The desserts were delicious and just enough...wonderful coffee and espresso and topped off with limoncello... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A team of fantastic wait staff gave us a beautiful night out with fantastic Italian food in Lisbon! Veal was exceptional - perfect med rare cook - we had the Gorgonzola sauce - awesome! We ordered the ragu and got the lamb shank but it was good karma! Tender and flavorful. Relaxed happy pace of the meal. Complimentary apperitif -... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would like to share my opinion with everybody about this charming place. In every business the people it's the key for the success. Has you step into the restaurant the sympathy that you're welcomed makes you feel that you are at home. In all restaurants the chef makes the difference in this case the Chef Krishna treats you has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner! The people were so nice. Rui and Krishna were great! The food, the atmosphere, the people made for a perfect night!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was by far our best meal in Portugal. As others have said, cozy, interesting place with character, and the food was wonderful. For us though, what really stood out was the kind service, from who we assume was the owner, as well as the staff (and in particular, Sekar). Winner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$65
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Olival 256, Lisbon 1200-744, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 390 2457
Description
Praise there is aplenty for Come Prima, one of Lisbon���s best-loved traditional Italian restaurants. Being a bit tucked away on Rua Olival, an easy walk from the romantic Tapada das Necessidades gardens, is part of the restaurant���s considerable charm. A reassuringly cosy atmosphere, lovely lighting, wooden tables and chairs and friendly staff - Come Prima hits all the right notes. Expect wonderfully simple Italian classics - tomato soup to tiramisu - freshly prepared with skill and care. Some diners have said the pasta and pizza are the best they���ve ever had. What���s certain is Come Prima hand-make their pasta fresh, and bake their pizzas to perfection in a wood-fired oven. Nice wine list, too. Ask for a table upstairs where it���s cosiest.

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