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“Delightful dining in a cozy caring setting”
Review of Prima Pasta

Prima Pasta
Ranked #71 of 838 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $14
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed February 18, 2014

I have been a frequent diner over the past few years as well as a 15 year food reviewer for culinary arts schools. I always enjoy a warm welcome and a well-planned variety of very tasty pastas and pizzas@ moderate prices. The pizza crusts are consistently thin and crispy; the toppings are varied, fresh with tasty combinations. Well-travelled friends have commented " best pizza ever!" The sole complaint from a colleague was: " portions so large, I needed to take some home for lunch!" I've also brought guests simply for their fabulous homemade desserts, another bonus. Kudos to the caring staff who deliver honest no-nonsense Italian cuisine in a cozy, caring setting.

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1  Thank Barb K
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

We've eaten here several times over the years & have never had a bad meal - quite the opposite, The food & service are always excellent, they are really family friendly & even in the summer, when it's really busy, we've never had to wait a long time for our meals. The fact that it's one of the few places that stays open all year round speaks for itself & we are told that all the locals eat here on a regular basis. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank carol b
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

15 Feb 2014
My husband and I had been to this restaurant a couple of years ago and it was excellent, so last night we decided to go again.
On arrival we made welcome and decided for pasta dish and a pizza to share between us. We were told the pasta chef had not turned up for his shift and pizza was the only meal we could order.
My instinct then was to leave - but we did not. That was a mistake!
2 tasteless rubbery lifeless pizzas later we left the restaurant very disappointed and will not return again.
Such a shame considering the great meal we had on first visit.
Best meals in a Portugal are family run establishments where the food is real!

5  Thank Edith M
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LindseyHoyle, Owner at Prima Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2014

Such a pity that none of these complaints were made known to us at the time so that we could have tried to remedy the situation. Our pizzas are made freshly, on the premises using quality,and where possible,local ingredients. I understand that to be eating something you didn't fancy is disagreeable and that the chef was late was unfortunate but to use this site as a platform for this kind of complaint is a real shame!

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Great service and lovely food in a nice quiet location!! Huge portions... would definitely eat here again!!

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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Been several times and will return again. Friendly staff, good food, choice of good wines (their house red is delicious and only 5.50 euro for 500ml.) and interesting desserts. The surroundings are rustic/basic but the atmosphere is great.

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