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Aeschenvorstadt 48, Basel 4051, Switzerland (Vorstädte)
+41 61 272 00 75
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Ranked #248 of 435 Restaurants in Basel
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Neighborhood: Vorstädte
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Italian first
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English first
Almhult, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
12 reviews 12 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Additional Information about Prima

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