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Come Prima Restaurante Italiano

#16 of 3,006 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Rua do Olival 256, Lisbon 1200-744, Portugal
+351 21 390 2457
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Description: Praise there is aplenty for Come Prima, one of Lisbon���s best-loved...
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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  • 249
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 13
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian cuisine at its best

Its always a pleaseure eat at come prima. The atmosphere is fantastic and the crew knows how to make you feel welcome. I recommend the rigatone with maiale ragu and the pasta with black truffles. I recommend it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Its always a pleaseure eat at come prima. The atmosphere is fantastic and the crew knows how to make you feel welcome. I recommend the rigatone with maiale ragu and the pasta with black truffles. I recommend it!

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Thank rubenscasanova
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been a customer since 2007. This is the best Italian restaurant in town and has been receiving due awards meanwhile. I totally recommend the amazing pizzas and their pastas! The brusketas are amazing, as well as the "sangria de espumante" (try it! You won't regret it). Amazingly cheap, less than 20€/pax! Sou cliente frequente desde 2007. É o melhor... More 

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Thank dgduartegoncalves
Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hidden in a backstreet in Lapa, it is without doubts the best Italian joint in Lisbon... by far. And the owner is Nepalese! I hear this is where Italians in Lisbon actually congregates. The food is very Italian. I am not Italian, but I hail from France, so I have an unfair advantage when it comes to judging food. I... More 

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Thank Stef1984
Estoril, Portugal
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, very cosy Italian restaurant, located in an old part of Lisbon, not far from Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga and the River Tejo. High end excellent and truly Italian cuisine. Firewood oven. Good Italian wines which is quite difficult to find here in restaurants, apart some Portuguese very good wines. Faultless service. Very suitable mainly for couples or a... More 

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Thank João Pedro A
Makkinga
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We, and most of the guests we saw, had pizza, but this place has much more to offer. I had a starter with filled mushrooms wich was a classy and tasty dish. I regretted that I ordered the pizza because I expact that the other dishes will also be of high quality. But still, the pizza's were also great. It... More 

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Thank fvangenne
Upper Bavaria, Alemanha
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and wine coming along with very friendly and perfect service!! Highly recommended !! :-))

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Upper Bavaria, Alemanha
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, romantic, value, really great, recommendation! We found this restaurant by recommendation, really nice!

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Berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great prices for some real nice Italian food. Highly recommendend this restaurant. Also try the wine.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

After a week of being in Lisbon and eating nothing but fish and seafood, we had a great lunch experience at Come Prima having a change up from the seafood to having a casual Italian meal with pizza, pasta, bread and soup. It is nothing extraordinary but definitely has a nice family atmosphere in a low key area in Lisbon... More 

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Thank Halie E
Cottingham Yorkshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We had not pre booked prior to our visit and our hotel had difficulty finding us a suitable venue. We were pleasantly surprised . The food was excellent as was the service. The staff could not have been friendlier. We were given a nice bottle of wine as we left which is a first anywhere we have been in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua do Olival 256, Lisbon 1200-744, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +351 21 390 2457

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 65
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?