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Prima Italian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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5325 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1229
+1 612-827-7376
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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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382 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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
Lonsdale, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

My wife and I had a meal here last night, our first time at the restaurant. It won't be our last. Every course -- from the antipasti to the salad to the pasta dish to the fish and then dessert and coffee -- was excellent. Our waiter was gracious and knowledgeable. Prima has a menu that allows customers a chance... More 

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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Great place for pasta date night! We called ahead for seating and were seated immediately. Very friend staff and nice atmosphere. Open kitchen concept so bustling with activity. We started with the refreshing Roasted Pear salad. The dressing was light and the pumpkin seeds made it salty and fun. I had the Capellini Al Pomodoro with Shrimp. Great version of... More 

Thank Michelle D
Kansas City, Missouri
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Came here on the recommendation of our airbnb hosts, excellent food, friendly staff, owned and run by a local farm family using much of their own produce in the dishes. Highly recommended and we will be back on our next visit to Minneapolis. Gluten free menu available, but unfortunately no gluten free pasta option.

Thank ChuckandDave
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

This was our first time here, they did not take reservations, but did take call ahead seating! We split a Bruschetta, which was tasty. I had the Bucatini Al Amatricana, it had great flavor! My husband the Rotini Con Polo and he loved it! We ended the meal with Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée, yum! Caused the table next to us... More 

Thank Jwbarton
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

There is a decent selection of food and it all sounded pretty good. I went with the roasted duck ziti, the flavor was really good. The portion sizes are pretty good and they do not skimp on the meat. The atmosphere was average. This is a small place in a strip mall, it has some cool art but nothing else... More 

Thank Andrew B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
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?