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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 - 21:00
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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Richfield, Minnesota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 26 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 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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405 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
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
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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88 reviews
56 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 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
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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120 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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

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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
USD 12 - USD 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?