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Come Prima Restaurante Italiano

#31 of 2,685 Restaurants in Lisbon
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Rua do Olival 256, Lisbon 1200-744, Portugal
+351 21 390 2457
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - 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, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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My wife and I were staying at the Lapa Palace Hotel 5 minutes walk away and we ate here twice during our stay. Both times we both had superb meals in this fabulous place. The food was excellent and the prices very reasonable indeed, even after they'd added a few euros for the bruschetta and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My wife and I were staying at the Lapa Palace Hotel 5 minutes walk away and we ate here twice during our stay. Both times we both had superb meals in this fabulous place. The food was excellent and the prices very reasonable indeed, even after they'd added a few euros for the bruschetta and homemade rolls at the start... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

There are probably thousands of restaurants around the world like Come Prima. Unassuming, off the beaten track that you'd simply walk by if you didn't know about them. The first night we had delicious minestrone and Aubergine Parmigana followed by Sea Bream and Tagliatelle con fungi. The second night was Minestrone again and stuffed mushrooms followed by salmon lasagne and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This little restaurant is so great! I am a chef from Hawaii, and found myself looking for the best foods in Europe.... I must tell you this one won the 4 star review. Do yourself a favor and find this place. You will be so happy you did!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic authentic Italian... Split the pesto wild shrimp and truffle butter angel hair pastas, both were delicious. Added pizza for dessert, pizzas were a true Napolitano style pie and was also delicious. Service was super friendly and inviting, made the meal an absolute pleasure. Meal was very reasonable price including two bottles of wine. About €20/person

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you have never been to Italy, you would probably love this restaurant. I went there excited by the very good reviews it had. Although the food was pretty good, I was expecting something closer to what I would get in a decent restaurant in Italy. It's not quite there. It is probably difficult to find better in Portugal, because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food was just great! We stayed at the Lapa Palace nearby and found the Come Prima the perfect mix of fine dining with a genuine local feel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were staying at the Sheraton so our taxi driver from that part of town was unsure how to get there! He had to ask another driver on the way for directions. So lesson learned, bring the address and the phone number with you! This restaurant is on a quiet side street amid the cobblestone streets of Lisbon. Once we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Come Prima offers solid quality Italian food. Exellent service and good atmosphere. We are a family of four and where all very happy with what we fot. We can wholeheartly reccomend Come Prima, good job.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I got to be here with my friends.After three weeks stay at Lisbon finally, by a great coincidence found a great place. Yes its Come Prima, which made my day special. I loved the pizza Margherita. It was awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was a good food option away from the centre and traditional Portuguese food. We arrived without a reservation and were a bit worried that we wouldn't get in but they accommodated us. They offered us bruschetta and bread with oil to start the meal and we opted for the bruschetta only. Note that whatever they put on the table... More 

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Additional Information about Come Prima Restaurante Italiano

Address: Rua do Olival 256, Lisbon 1200-744, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 390 2457
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
Average Prices: USD 26 - 65
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pasta

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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, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic

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
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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?