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“No chips!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Prima Pasta

Prima Pasta
Ranked #61 of 769 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $13
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Homemade, fresh and delicious pizzas, pastas and salads in a cosy, informal setting. Run by cousins Lindsey and Sarah with the fabulous Marina as manageress.
Bromborough, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“No chips!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We called in last week around 6.30pm to book a table for 4 couples later on the same night, It proved to be a wise decision. We arrived at the restaurant at 8.15 and sat in the outside section
which was not reserved for us the restaurant filled quickly after that and by 9 pm was 70% full.
The outside section is the entrance with a roof on and is 3 metres away from the main road so
a scenic view is not really a selling point. The staff are really pleasant and attentive but they are very busy we ordered a starter and main course at 8.30 and the mains did not arrive until 9.40! so not the venue for a quick bite to eat when busy. The meals are all loosely based around pasta so no chips (or french fries for the posh set) are served. The food was OK for the price paid but we were served with a fish dish which had a watery sauce and the fish was cold, and a chicken dish which also had a watery lemon sauce. All of our starters mainly mushroom dishes were very hot so the microwave was working then after all. Overall opinion from our group led to the OK but average from the starter and mains perspective but then some of us had very large and tasty "puddings" which saved the day! Overall the location obviously adds to its popularity and the regulars, but we ate at several other establishments in the week and from the VFM basis rated Prima pasta average. The place is dark with authentic décor and popular with locals and trippers alike but sitting on a hard wooden bench for 2 hours is a tad to authentic for us over fifties!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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lancs
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Off the main road but worth the trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Set in a rustic style the atmosphere was relaxed. The staff spoke English and were attentive. Moderately priced the food was what you would expect for pasta and pizza. Only opens in the evening. We will definitely eat there again when where one the area.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 review
“a great little italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

fantastic food great service and a reasonable price too all in all top class...does get busy but the good places will...

Visited June 2013
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Greate food. Too hot.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Been there a few times, very local to where our villa is. The food is great, good value and cater for kids well. Very 'old school' algarvian decor and they will quite happily modify some dishes to your requirements or tastes. However it is way too hot even at 10pm. Which is the only problem for me.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Norfolk
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

We found this place a few days before we went home and enjoyed it so much ate there twice, lovely staff,food and service. Shows how good it is when all the tables are full.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Villagefolk
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