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1522 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4607
+1 925-935-7780
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“warm olives” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1522 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4607
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have always been impressed by Prima! Over the last 25 years I have gone to Prima for business dinners, Romantic dinners and family celebrations. Great wine collection and great food and service.

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prima is go to spot for wine, however the food is also outstanding. The staff is friendly and strives to meet the customer needs.

Thank RBC0727
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know you are at the right place with a wine shop to the right, white tablecloths, and a nice welcome from the hostess. Wonderful menu, wine list, and ambiance. Chef came out to visit the regulars and check on things. Had the tasting menu....More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I don't believe one can go wrong here, no matter the occasion. The food is consistently wonderful and the people make one feel truly welcomed.

Thank John H
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Great food, service and anironment. Servers are very kind. Variety of food and drinks at a very reasonable price. I encourage you to visit.

Thank Efraincito
Reviewed May 21, 2018

This is one of those restaurants that reminds you, you don't need to drive to SF or fly to NY tp have a real top notch experience and wonderful food.

1  Thank peterallas1
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Look for Jordana; manager. She will take care of your request. We had our company dinner in one of the private room, everything was wonderful and seamless. All our associates enjoyed the evening. We came back with smaller group and was welcomed in the same...More

Thank nmcc10
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Try the chef’s recommended menu! I did and it was exceptional. Starting with a crostini with a mint “pesto”, pasta with artichoke, lamb chops with peas and potato and finally muille fogolia for dessert. Very very good. I would rate 5 on food alone, unfortunately...More

Thank GE3-95037
Reviewed March 26, 2018

We went for Saturday lunch. A cozy, beautifully appointed place with a very attentive receptionist and wait staff. We started with warm olives and grilled artichokes, went on to a seafood pasta and cannelloni (Prima's interpretation is more like manicotti, to be honest) and a...More

Thank tuck33000
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Hadn’t been here for awhile and wanted to go somewhere special to help my friend celebrate a major birthday. The food was as good as I remembered, however the noise level was very high. We had the grilled romaine salad with pine nuts and the...More

Thank golf4edie
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California casual is the right approach but you certainly can dress up as well...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1522 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4607
  • Public Transportation: Prima is a few short minutes from the Walnut Creek Bart Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-935-7780
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!
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