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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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“shrimp” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5325 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1229
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

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 4 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
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank Hsl1962
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank lakwatsera2014
Reviewed 8 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
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....More

Thank Kathleen V
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Elaine F
Do they accept reservations?
29 December 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
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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