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Established in 1977, PRIMA Ristorante is a casual restaurant that specializes in contemporary Italian food. It also operates Prima Vini, which is a full-service wine merchant and offers a selection of Italian and Australian wines. The restaurant uses products from local and regional farmers and ranchers who use sustainable farm practices. PRIMA Ristorante s dinner menu include gnocchi with fresh porcini mushrooms, pine nut and praline with rosemary, grilled Meyer s ranch New York steak, grilled niman ranch pork rib chop, and baby lettuce, fennel and grape salad. Located in Walnut Creek, Calif., it also organizes special events for private parties, as well as offers valet service, audiovisual equipment, floral design arrangements and other related amenities.
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Phone: (925) 945-1800

TollFree: (800) 945-1800

TollFree: (800) 707-7462

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First of all... no, I don't work at Prima. But I've dined there about 15 times in the last year, and I was just there last week. The food is some of the most authentic regional Italian in the Bay Area (my other favorite is A16 in San Francisco). The menu changes weekly, the ingredients and the spirit of the food is top notch, the service is knowledgable and elegant, the tables are romantically lit, and the wine list ... view more

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My mother is italian, so granted, I may be biased. I thought that the food was terrible, over-priced, and downright lowsy. They obviously do not understand the basics of Italian cuisine- SIMPLICITY=QUALITY. \r \r Past was certainly NOT al dente, and eating pasta any other way is a sin. \r \r

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Not a good value for your money

Prima has a very nice atmosphere. With that said, the food and service is mediocre. We went to Prima to celebrate my husband?s birthday. It was a very rainy day and there were accidents all over. A few people in the party were late and this irritated the wait staff. We understood and ordered quickly. When all was said and done our bill for 8 people was over $1000 and we were asked to leave because the room was reserv... view more

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True Italian Food in Walnut Creek

Prima has come a long way since I first dined here 10 years ago. The new chef/owner is a real asset to this establishment. For a very unique dining experience, ask for the chef to prepare a meal for you. There is no chance that you will be dissappointed. From antipasto to pasta, fish, meat and dessert - every dish is fresh and flavorful. I loved the wine we were suggested to drink and was able to take a bottle h... view more

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Focus on the apetizers and the wine

Prima didn't disappoint us entirely, but at the same time it didn't impress us immensely either. Their service and decor is quite good. The tuna appetizer and the spinach gorgonzola salad was very good, comparable to some of the good S.F. restaurants. But the New York steak that I ordered was quite mediocore. Considering I spent almost $35 dollars on that piece of meat, I had higher expectations! The osso buco... view more

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I loved this restaurant. The food was absolutely amazing. The service was fantastic. My server was extremely knowledgeable, which seems to be rare lately. I came on a Friday night. There was a live Jazz band that is there regularly. The wine list was amazing. There were well over a 1,000 wines on the list. Overall, I'd have to say this one of my most memorable dining experiences.

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Prima Ristorante

1522 N Main StWalnut CreekCA 94596

(925) 935-7780

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