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Come Prima Restaurante Italiano

Rua do Olival 256, Lisbon 1200-744, Portugal
213902457
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Ranked #11 of 2,229 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
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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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Freshly made pasta dishes. Seasonal produce. Reasonable wine list and attentive service. All at a reasonable price Yummy!

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Brugge, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We have been to Italy many times and are addicted to both the country and it's no nonsense cuisine. That's excactly what we found here at Come Prima. Excellent bruschetta and woodoven pizza prosciutto / funghi to start , followed by lasagne al forno ( yummie ! ) and seafood tagliatelle della casa (delicate shrimp bisque sauce ). A beautiful... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I've been there with my boyfriend and the the restaurant is very romantic. The food very nice and not too expensive. I will definitely recommande.

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Kent
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We found this restaurant using Trip Advisor as it was located near to our hotel the Lapa Palace. It is quite a small unassuming restaurant -it is not in a particularly central location but worth a visit if you are in this area. There is a wood fired oven downstairs so the restaurant is quite warm as the space is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visiting Lisboa with my family I found this gem of a restaurant just a few blocks from our hotel. Great food (first time our 8-year old honestly enjoyed pizza), attentative staff and pleasant atmosphere. Will go back when next time in Portugal.

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