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Come Prima Restaurante Italiano

#22 of 2,511 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta
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Rua do Olival 256, Lisbon 1200-744, Portugal
+351 21 390 2457
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Today
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 421
    Excellent
  • 189
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Bday dinner

Very good food. We went for a bday party and there was a pre arranged 17€ menu. The option I chose was some pasta in the oven. Lovely meal. The wine and the bruchetas were also very good. We had a late dinner which started around 10 and stayed in the place until 1am. By that time the waitters... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Lisbon
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Lisbon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Very good food. We went for a bday party and there was a pre arranged 17€ menu. The option I chose was some pasta in the oven. Lovely meal. The wine and the bruchetas were also very good. We had a late dinner which started around 10 and stayed in the place until 1am. By that time the waitters asked... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Has a nice environment, service is good and the food is even better. Recommend a dinner here after visiting the historic areas of Lisbon.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

After a few disappointing eating experiences in Lisbon, we decided to go for Italian. This place did not disappoint. The bruschetta was amazing as were the rose sauce shrimp pasta and the seafood tagliatelle. Great lighting in what was otherwise a quite plainly decorated place which instead of art on the walls had framed newspaper cuttings of the restaurant's own... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Top class quality food and service, all their dishes have great attention to detail from the way they make to the

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very relaxed and cozy mood even tough the rooms are a little noisy. The food is excellent, it has a varied menu with typical italian dishes, antipasti and good desserts. Good choice for family dinner. 4/5

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Macolin
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26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I happen to sometimes travel for business here in Lisbon, and our office is 2 minutes walk only. It's actually lost in a small lane in the middle of nowhere, and no one in office even seems to know about it. Once I entered, it was a delight in every aspect: very nice decoration and atmosphere, exceptional service, delicious wines... More 

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Blankenberge, Belgium
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

I picked this restaurant, after reading all the good reviews, and I did not regret it : we walked 2km, and then took a cab to get there in time ( it was a Saturday evening, and I did not made a reservation). The place was getting packed with locals, but the friendly staff managed to squeeze us in, in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Fabolous Pizza and Panini ! Like in Rome ! Excelent Staff and Service ! I can only suggest this restaurant ...

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is by far the best Italian restaurant in Lisbon. Both the service and the food deserve high praise, The food is authentic Italian with Italian staff. If it wasn't for the presence of some Portuguese serving staff, you would think that you were in Italy and not in Portugal. The pizza's are by far the best I have ever... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A bit off track, but worth the detour. If you want to eat good Italian food and especially if you have kids who want pizza or pasta, this is the place to go. You can taste the products are good and fresh and full of that taste we all love. I really wanted to taste their risotto but unfortunately they... 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 & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?