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Come Prima Restaurante Italiano

Rua do Olival 256, Lisbon 1200-744, Portugal
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Ranked #9 of 2,244 restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $65
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Praise there is aplenty for Come Prima, one of Lisbon���s best-loved traditional Italian restaurants. Being a bit tucked away on Rua Olival, an easy walk from the romantic Tapada das Necessidades gardens, is part of the restaurant���s considerable charm. A reassuringly cosy atmosphere, lovely lighting, wooden tables and chairs and friendly staff - Come Prima hits all the right notes. Expect wonderfully simple Italian classics - tomato soup to tiramisu - freshly prepared with skill and care. Some diners have said the pasta and pizza are the best they���ve ever had. What���s certain is Come Prima hand-make their pasta fresh, and bake their pizzas to perfection in a wood-fired oven. Nice wine list, too. Ask for a table upstairs where it���s cosiest.
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

upon entering the premises i was confronted by an aroma that can only be described as an absolute pleasure to the seances. i asked the chef to recommend me a dish to take away to enjoy at my temporary home. he recommended to me to try the pizza,and so i ordered, and home i went to enjoy my private feast..... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing fresh and traditional Italian food. Can't fault this restaurant, large portions of perfectly prepared food. Excellent value for money. The place also has an old style charm to it... Definitely one to try if you are looking for an uncomplicated place to deliver impeccable Italian food.

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Austin, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Such a great experience and this restaurant is worth finding. We started with the bruschetta and local bread with olive oil. Next we had the Vitello alla milanese and one of the special pizzas of the day. The manager made a great recommendation on wine, which was a perfect pairing. The end of the meal was capped with cheesecake and... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

It'a a small beautifull restaurant with excellent Italian Cuisine. The home made pasta is great. I choose the house selection that contains three small portions of house dishes. All of them were excellen, spwccially the Tagliatelle. Tiramisu was a perfect choice for desert The wine list is small but with very good choices The prices are really good. Excellent costvbenefit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent food, great service and a lovely ambience. We booked based on tripadvisor feedback and weren't disappointed. Would recommend for a romantic meal on a weds night!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor after walking around the Bairo Alto area for an hour and not finding anything that looked appealing. We were really thrilled with Come Prima! The staff are all Italian and the food is proper hearty traditional Italian food. If you appreciate a good quality great value meal - this is the place to go.... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Loved everything about Come Prima! Food, service....... the best italian restaurant in Lisbon!!!!!! will come back;)

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant- it was our absolute favorite when my boyfriend and I were in Lisbon for a five days. We went there THREE times because we loved it so much!!! The waiter Indra is so lovely, amazing service, and the food is simply out of this world. The bruschetta is God's gift, and all of the pasta... More

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Undoubtedly, the best Italian restaurant in Lisbon! Incredible garlic bread, perfect pizzas with a thin and crispy dough, and pasta full of good flavors. The space is really cool and perfect for a romantic dinner!

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Gualeguaychu, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Whilst the chef is not Italian he has many years of experience in first-rate restaurants in Italy, and it really shows from the quality of the food. The pizza base in particular is very fine. Prices are reasonable and surroundings most agreeable.

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