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Come Prima Restaurante Italiano

Rua do Olival 256, Lisbon 1200-744, Portugal
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Ranked #14 of 2,083 restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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90% Recommend
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Leuven, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is really a very nice restaurant. The carpaccio of salmon as a starter really melted in your mouth. We took the Irish ribeye with a balsamico sauce. I have seldom eaten wuch a tender and succulent piece of beaf. From beginning to end it was a delight. The service was great. The waiters are friendly and make you reallyfeel... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I live near by and I'm italian. Come here regularly to eat aweome pizzas. Krishna the 'pizzaiolo' is amazing!

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

following rave reviews on tripadvisor,we visited come prima.greeted by young and welcoming staff.the food and wine were superb,the room had a romantic atmosphere. just a few euro taxi ride from hotel,it was well worth the trip. thank you tanka and rita. xx.m.g.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

When I lived in Lisbon in the Necessidades, I saw this tiny Italian restaurant with only 10 or even few tables open. It was runed by the most friendly person, Tanka. Tanka came alone with a stop in Italy all the way from Nepal, the food was delicious. A few years later the restaurant moved to the present location, we... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Simple, surprising and delicious!!! Very nice place and great service. The lasanha was fantastic and I can't complement enough the spinach ravioli. For desert go for The Fungo!!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Went based on tripadvisor reviews and was not disappointed. Fabulous food and excellent service. Would love to visit again.

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Tampere, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Went there for dinner in April 2013. The place was a bit hard to find but well worth the trouble. The service was excellent and the food was great. We had drinks of white port wine which we never would have thought to order but the recommendation from our waiter turned out be be a nice, refreshing drink. The pasta... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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126 reviews 126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
520 helpful votes 520 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Reservation made by phone to 9:30 pm but arrived at 9:05 at the restaurant door because I know how hard it is to get a place for the car on a Friday night in the heart of Lisbon down-town, there I got the good surprise the "Valet service" sign. The valet didn't have anything that proved he was really a... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The best Italian in Lisbon, perfect food, restaurant, ambiance ! Excellence of fresh ingredients and wood oven baked pizza's.

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Westlake Village, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Off the beaten track. Cosy atmosphere. Good service and excellent food. Good alternative when you get tired of the local cuisine. Or if you have a picky eater like us.

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