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“Still going strong” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Prima

Prima
1522 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 935-7780
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Ranked #6 of 222 Restaurants in Walnut Creek
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lincoln
Transit: Prima is a few short minutes from the Walnut Creek Bart Station.
Description: Guests from the Bay Area and the world over celebrate Italian sensibility in this stylish ristorante, with the comfort and sophistication reminiscent of Florence and Rome. Dining at PRIMA is like taking a culinary journey throughout the regions of Italy. Executive Chef, Peter Chastain, changes the menu daily, using the freshest of nature's bounty - creating a dazzling mix of the finest ingredients, resulting in authentic Italian cuisine that is exquisitely pure and immaculately simple. Of course, dining at PRIMA wouldn't be complete without a choice of over 1,600 wines from international "artisan" producers. With PRIMA VINI retail wine shop adjacent to the restaurant, guests may purchase their favorite vintage to take home, or special order wines through PRIMA VINI's wine clubs. PRIMA is the perfect venue to celebrate a special occasion, linger over a sumptuous meal, or design a special dinner party (with customized menus and wines to match) Buon Appetito!
Clayton, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Still going strong”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Probably been here 30 times, though mostly 5 years ago and before. The atmosphere is classy, but relax and not stuffy. The wine list is probably the best in the East Bay. Service was good, the food was better than the last visit and we will be back!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“My favorite restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I love Prima! The food is delicious - melt in your mouth fabulous - and beautifully presented, both in terms of the arrangement on the plate and the service. There is nothing stuffy about Prima; though it is elegant, it is comfortable and relaxing. I've never had anything that wasn't perfect in this restaurant. You can order half of a salad &/or half of a pasta dish which means you can save room for one of Prima's excellent desserts. Another plus to Prima is that you can order a tasting serving of wine - so you can have 2 ounces of one wine with a salad and 2 ounces or 4 ounces of another wine with your entree and 2 ounces of a third wine with that great dessert. I agree that the tasting menu is a wonderful option - especially paired with the suggested wine for each course. Even if you don't order the tasting menu, you can try the suggested wines. Do not miss this restaurant if you are anywhere near Walnut Creek.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Walnut Creek
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

fantastic food and the service is great. the owners are there and treat you like family. a real treat anytime you are in walnut creek.

Visited October 2012
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Pleasant Hill, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Had dinner for two on a recent Saturday evening to celebrate a birthday. We chose the Chef's Recommended Menu and the food was excellent. Server was very attentive and provided great service. The energy level was pretty high in the restaurant that night with a large party in the back room, but it was not overly distracting or loud. I would certainly return.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“The Best Tiramisu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Had dinner here with daughter. Was a lovely experience and great food. We had Endive & Fig Salad, Speck, Pizzetta. We finished the meal with the freshest tiramisu I've ever eaten. Our server Andreia was very professional. Would return.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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