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Prima Italian Restaurant

5325 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1229
+1 612-827-7376
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5325 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1229
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a friend in Texas and it didn't disappoint. The food was amazing and the service was spot on. Our server and Daniel could not have been nicer or more helpful. We look forward to visiting Minneapolis, so we can come back and dine...More

Thank Waynebg5
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Discovered it a few years ago. A very friendly staff. I believe the food is prepared by the owner who is also the chef. A lot os it is also sourced from the owners' farm. The menu does not vary too much but we always...More

Thank Saathi31
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Small and quaint restaurant. Excellent service and wonderful food!! Special attention is made to make sure that you have a great experience. Wine list is great and affordable!

Thank cmd72265
Reviewed 26 July 2017

So surprising to find this little gem of a place in a strip mall like area. I was so impressed with my meal, I ordered a take-out entrée to take back to my hotel for lunch the next day. Very attentive staff.

Thank bethwL6035DG
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I visited this neighborhood place as a guest of some local residents. First, the ambiance is intimate, inviting and unpretentious. Service was excellent – our group was nearly 20 people and they accommodated us nicely. I ordered the special of cheese ravioli with grilled shrimp....More

Thank rrkessler
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Prima is our family "go to" Italian restaurant. The cuisine is truly fresh and delicious. I've been there at least 15 times and have never had the slightest complaint. Try their capellini with their tremendous meatballs (crispy on the outside...excellent), or the Risotto. They have...More

1  Thank Nedbones
Reviewed 20 May 2017 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
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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
Reviewed 5 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
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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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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