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Prima Italian Restaurant

5325 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1229
+1 612-827-7376
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good29%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pasta” (11 reviews)
“antipasti” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5325 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1229
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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 22 January 2018 via mobile

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

Thank David S
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
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 Wayne G
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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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