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“Really mixed, but ultimately a nice time”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Prima Trattoria - CLOSED

Prima Trattoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Full bar and out great wine list. A non Smoking Covered area, and a smoker friendly compliance smoking area set far apart from the covered non smoking area. Waterfall , palm trees, very cozy, family friendly and romantic place to spend the evening. Delivery Service to Town and all Hotels and Condos. Featuring our Western Fried Chicken from years past, back by popular demand, Texas Style, kettle cooked to order. Fresh seafood, and daily specials in addition to our regular menu, at very friendly prices in the new location and much lower overhead.
illinois
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Really mixed, but ultimately a nice time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

I think the first time we ever experienced Prima, they had just opened and were handing out bread samples (of which they were justifiably proud) on the street. We used to go to the restaurant often when it was just off the square and always enjoyed the experience, the service, and, generally, the food. We finally stopped in again on our last trip for a holiday/birthday dinner. Really good: the drinks, the bread, the garlic pasta that accompanied my meal. The service is still really good, right down the young woman tending the elevator entrance. My very simple fish dish was prepared well.

Things got a little more difficult with my husband's meal, a seafood-stuffed fish special. It came to the table raw in the middle; he sent it back, and the new one was also seriously underdone in the middle. He kept it, not wanting to send it back again (I gave the raw bits back to the fish the next day). They brought us a comp tiramisu in honor of the birthday, which was both kind of them and tasty.

We ended up having a really nice time, thus my offering four stars, in spite of that one not-so-great entree. I think my takeaway from the experience is that we'll likely return, but we'll order carefully, and probably keep it simple.

  • Visited December 2012
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primacozumel, Manager at Prima Trattoria, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
We will take 4 stars, come back and will do our best for A 5 STAR LUNCH !

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Kelowna
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lunch at Prima Trattoria”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

We happened to stop by this restaurant, elevator up to the top of El Cantina Norte on the main street. The oceanview was spectacular and it serves breakfast until 3:00pm. We had a hamburger and a club sandwich and it was very tasty, well presented and lots of it. The price was very reasonable and the place was very busy. We returned another time and although not very busy then the food was very good. This time we split the club sandwich. They serve you cinnamonn buns prior to your meal which are excellent and made there. Would definitely recommend it for any meal.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank anniekelowna
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Indiana
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Two very different experiences”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

We recently ate here twice for breakfast during our stay on the island. The first day was amazing...great cinnamon rolls, great service, and great food. The second visit during this stay was the total opposite... very unfriendly staff and the food was below average. The view is amazing and this is one of the few places on the island that serve DeCaf coffee.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Happystacy
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primacozumel, Owner at Prima Trattoria, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
We will work on more smiles to go with our great food.! Thank you for the constructive comments.

ALbert
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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“Special view!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

We had breakfast there last week because we heard it was good from some other hotel guests. We were not disappointed! The view was worth the price alone, but the crab Benedict and chilaquiles were superb. Free wifi was a nice bonus.

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Thank 3georges
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primacozumel, Owner at Prima Trattoria, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
My staff and I thank you for yoru business. Please come back.
Albert
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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“Breakfast and Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

We recently returned home after another fabulous dive vacation Cozumel, Mexico. We (#3) stayed in the El Cantil Condo complex. It was beautiful and located nicely next to town. We dined every morning at Prima for breakfast before our dives. The food and staff exceeded our expectations. The menu offered a choice for all to enjoy. We also had dinner there twice and again it was Excellent. We were on the Island Feb 2-9, 2013. We have eaten at Prima many times in the past and it is always good.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank TravFunRMonk
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primacozumel, Owner at Prima Trattoria, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you very much for the review.
We appreciate your business and hope to see you soon
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