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Come Prima Restaurante Italiano

Rua do Olival 256, Lisbon 1200-744, Portugal
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Ranked #9 of 2,251 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Good food, homemade pasta and homemade deserts, nice wine selection, cosy, friendly service. We will definitely come back here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Wonderful food, affordable prices and another excellent reason to visit Come Prima Restaurante Italiano is the perfect place to grab a quick bite to eat and you can try different types of pizza.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A lovely meal in a Lisbon neighbourhood Italian. Jam-packed with diners, nice atmosphere and great food. Superb pizza and great seafood pasta. Good value. Nice service from Indra.

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Milan / London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The pizza here is spectacular and cooked in a wood-fired brick oven. I ordered a pizza with fig, prosciutto and gorgonzola, a mix of flavours that went particularly well together. It is let down by its service however, and not by the lack of staff but they just seemed very untrained and without guidance. The restaurant itself is spread over... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The food is good, parking the car is a nightmare. I have been there a couple of times, and it's always full. The staff is friendly but always running. It's a nice place, but I prefer a calm Italian restaurant where you can talk and stay for a couple of hours. The food is really good, so I keep coming... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 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 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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