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Prima

Aeschenvorstadt 48, Basel 4051, Switzerland (Vorstädte)
+41 61 272 00 75
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Ranked #131 of 374 restaurants in Basel
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Vorstädte
Most recent review
- Feb 17, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Vorstädte
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Basel, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Prima is located in the center of Basel in a lively street. Restaurant in Switzerland are known to be the most hospitable but this rule doesn't apply for Prima. The waiters are very nice, quick and always reactive to the guests' wishes. Even during the hectic lunch time the waiters will find time for you The location is nice with... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

As soon as we entered the restaurant were were transported into the heart of Italy. Although visiting for the first time for a business lunch we were warmly welcomed, seated and served, despite the place already being almost full. I had a glass of Pinot Grigio with my Risotto Pescatore and both were excellent. My colleague had Lunette Tartufo and... More

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Basel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We are regulars at this restaurant for several reasons. It's a place where you can come with family or friends for a meal or by yourself simply for a coffee or a glass of wine. The food is good -- the menu isn't wildly inventive, but the dishes are tasty and the portions are just right. The wine selection --... More

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Have been now a number of times and have been impressed each time. One of the better Italian places in Basel, especially considering the price. The menu has both pizza and pasta and a good selection of both. Most importantly, their wine list is quite extensive and changes regularly. I would absolutely recommend.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We stumbled across this place our first evening in Basel and were very pleasantly surprised at the price of the drinks. As British people who'd previously been in Switzerland four years previously (Geneva) when the GBP:SWF exchange rate was almost exactly the same as today, and found it hideously expensive, we were braced for an extremely hefty bill, though we'd... More

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Zevenhoven, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Pizza Prima has excellent pizza's and other honest Italian food. Prepared the way it has to be: few, tasteful and fresh ingredients. Their open wines are also fine. Definitely worth a visit. Also fine service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012 via mobile

Very good Italian food. Friendly staff. Perhaps a bit over priced for the relative basic courses.

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San Francisco, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Had a dinner here on a recent trip to Basel and it was a pleasant surprise. The appetizers and salad were really fresh and the food was great. They had a decent wine list as well. The staff was friendly and the overall atmosphere was very nice.

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Basel, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Informal but efficient, great wine list and the best Saltimbocca in the region (recommended with tagliolini).

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Zurich
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Good Italian in Basel's city centre, with attentive, friendly service and neat interior. Pasta and Pizza are very good. Decent Wine list. Food can take a while to arrive, so better plan 90 minutes for lunch rather than Switzerland's usual hour. As located in a business district, I imagine it might be deserted in the evenings.

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