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Prima

Vorstädte
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Aeschenvorstadt 48, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 272 00 75
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian restaurant in the center of Basel

The restaurant is located very close to the town center, and offers a good space for business, families and groups inside (during summer time it is possible to be served outside). The food quality very high and the menu is rich enough. The service is also good and generally fast. I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Nathan_Morgenstern
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Basel
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lovely restaurant. Family friendly! Delicious food and good choice.Highly recommend. Central location

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Basel
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The restaurant is located very close to the town center, and offers a good space for business, families and groups inside (during summer time it is possible to be served outside). The food quality very high and the menu is rich enough. The service is also good and generally fast. I would recommend to try the first courses (pasta based... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is one of the view restaurants thats does gluten free pasta and is also vera tasty! Service is efficient and quick and food good quality and tasty too. Far better then most of the other italians in Basel and has become a regular for us! Highly recommend. Good wines as well.

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Almhult, Sweden
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Good pasta. Value for money! Great service and friendly atmosphere! Kids love it, and want to return to the "kinder egg"-place!

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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This place is another Italian in Basel which is not really worth going, except for business meals where you head for an average place anyway. I ate here multiple times, food was OK but lacks attention and finesse. Service is rather good.

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Basel, Switzerland
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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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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Verona, Italy
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Aeschenvorstadt 48, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Vorstädte
  • Neighborhood: Vorstädte
  • Phone Number: +41 61 272 00 75

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?