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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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5325 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1229
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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 Waynebg5
Reviewed 8 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 27 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 25 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
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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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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