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“Great service, decent food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Prima Ristorante - CLOSED

Prima Ristorante
Price range: $21 - $50
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Cross street: 14th & Arapahoe St.
Description: This casual yet sophisticated bistro in the style of an Italian cafe features vast, graceful windows, airy eighteen-foot ceilings, and elegant banquettes surrounding an ornate cherry-wood bar. The surroundings accentuate Chef Kevin Taylor's Italian bistro cuisine. Favorites include the following: Seared Scallops with Lobster Risotto, Grilled Colorado Lamb Chops with Gorgonzola Polenta, and Rare Ahi Tuna with Artichoke Frito.
Denver, Colorado
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great service, decent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Located very close to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Prima is a good choice for pre-event dining. The staff understands a need to move it right along and they are very accommodating. The cuisine is modern Italian. The carpaccio appetizer is not really large enough to share and the dressing is a bit bland, but the green salad is very well executed. Pasta courses are varied and may be ordered in half or full portions. There are second plates of heartier fare but we didn't get that far.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Denis S
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Portland, Oregon
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449 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Excellent, comfortable for drinks or full meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Friendly, knowledgeable staff, excellent wine menu and service, excellent food choices and quality of food. Service of food a little slow, but the quality makes up for it. Looking forward to my next visit!

Visited October 2013
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Thank VacaBoy
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Average food and amateur service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Food was just ok, waitress didn't know the menu and gave me false information. The wait staff were all eating behind the bar and ignoring the tables.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Klala
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Kevin T, Owner at Prima Ristorante, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear Klala,

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Prima. We apologize that our staff wasn't up to par; we will address your experience with them directly. This certainly isn't our standard, and we hope you will try dining with us again.

Kevin & Denise Taylor, Owners
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Princeton, New Jersey
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Dining Option in Hotel Teatro”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

I've eaten in Prima Ristorante on a number of occasions because I was staying in it's host, Hotel Teatro. Prima doubles as the breakfast restaurant for the Teatro, but deserves consideration on its own for it's 'modern Italian' dining. Situated in a sleek setting, with casual hightop and regular tables, you will find a menu which touches most of the flavor points of classic Italian dining: antipasto, calamari, caprese salad and pasta options, as well as traditional continental offerings such as Colorado lamb, Angus beef, salmon and chicken.

Visited August 2013
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Kevin T, Owner at Prima Ristorante, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Hi MorayJohnny,

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at Prima Ristorante. We're glad you enjoyed our cuisine and the setting. We hope to have you dine with us again soon.

Kevin & Denise Taylor, Owners
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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
“Yummy Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Went to Prima as part of a package deal with the Hotel Teatro. There was no one else there, but it was Sunday morning. The prices are moderate, but the hotel credit pretty much covered it. I would love to go back and try dinner.

Visited July 2013
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Thank tljohnst
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Kevin T, Owner at Prima Ristorante, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear tljohnst,

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Prima, during your stay at Hotel Teatro. We hope you’ll stop by again soon to try our dinner menu, or visit Prima’s sister restaurant, Restaurant Kevin Taylor, also located in the hotel.

Kevin & Denise Taylor, Owners
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