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Come Prima Restaurante Italiano

#19 of 3,313 Restaurants in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua do Olival 256, Lisbon 1200-744, Portugal
+351 21 390 2457
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Ottawa, Canada
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131 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great night at a small beautiful restaurant. The service from Rui was top notch from the minute we walked through the door. Two hours start to finish. Beautiful wine menu. Every dish prepared without a lot of love. Our party ordered the pasta and the veAl and the pizza all prepared to perfection. My veal tenderloin was as... More 

Thank Lynn N
Dayton, Ohio
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a cozy little restaurant, a short walk from the Ancient Art museum (MNAA). Best Italian I've had in a long time. The veal was exceptional - perfectly prepared. The wine was great, as was the service. I like Portuguese food, but this was a welcome break.

1 Thank markjchambers
Montreal, Canada
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went there with my girlfriend. Had a great time there. The service is outstanding and the food is really good. Had Rissoto and both seafood and mushrooms were excellent. Don't miss out in the desserts! They are great too! Haven't tried the pizza but they looked so yummy!

1 Thank Raynald P
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Others had highly rated this restaurant so we decided to try it on our one free night in Lisbon. And you should do so also! Our taxi driver had some difficulty finding it but he got us there with the help of his GPS device. The service was excellent from the time we walked in the door until we left.... More 

1 Thank Don B
Phuket, Thailand
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must of italian cuisine! Quality of food, taste, quality of service, excellente romantic atmosphear ...do not hesitate to experience...

1 Thank Panbi06
Lisboa, Portugal
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first night in Portugal and we couldn't have picked a better restaurant!! The food was delicious, the drinks were wonderful (the negroni is not to be missed) and the staff was great!! The fact that we don't speak any Portoguese was no problem - the staff made us feel right at home and took great care of us. Victor... More 

1 Thank jnoland3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am since 5 days in Lisbon trying very tasty Portuguese specialities and for the 09th September I wanted to celebrate our wedding anniversary in an Italian restaurant. Come prima is just the most perfect restaurant for that thanks... For the service and the amazing food.

1 Thank Slim B
Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there with my coworkers a few times and we always enjoyed the food and ambience. I guess that it's a great place for romantic settings too. Staff was nice and service was good. The food was also better than average italian restaurants.

1 Thank Mónica V
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous food, wonderful wine and sensational service, what more could you ask for. Well worth a visit if you're missing Italian food in Lisbon. I will certainly visit this restaurant again. TIP: It's worth booking at the weekend as it gets full, the sign of really good food. "bellisimo"

1 Thank DewiPortugal
Methuen, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at this restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday. She was looking for a cozy restaurant with good food, an unpretentious atmosphere, and a bit off the beaten path. Come Prima didn't disappoint. The restaurant is on the corner of a narrow street away from the hubbub of downtown Lisbon but not so far as to be inconvenient. It's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $65
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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