Prima Ristorante
Prima Ristorante
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Prima Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ktrg.net/prima-ristorante/
  • Phone: 3032280770
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Taylor
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering available through Kevin Taylor Catering. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Prima Ristorante, located within Hotel Teatro, features modern Italian cuisine in a newly-renovated contemporary setting, complete with black granite bar, casual high top tables and an airy outdoor patio.
  • Private Party Contact: Lauren Allen 8773610085

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th & Arapahoe St.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking at Hotel Teatro. DPAC garage at 14th and Arapahoe or street parking also available.
A word from Prima Ristorante
Located within Denver’s luxurious Hotel Teatro, Prima Ristorante features modern Italian cuisine in a newly-renovated contemporary setting, complete with black granite bar, casual high top tables and an airy outdoor patio, perfect for gathering with friends.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as in-room dining, Prima also serves a late night bar menu with unique cocktails and an extensive wine list, as well as a popular weekend Champagne brunch.
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Prima Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Restaurant's been closed for weeks!
    Bubba
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    If you had fond memories of this restaurant, keep them! Do not go back! Finally got my drink after salad and appetizer served and it was flat and watery.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining before theater
    bruce2mc
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Excellent spot for dinner before any of the Denver Theater Center Productions. I had difficulty finding the place (INSIDE the Hotel Teatro), but once there it was great, albeit small. A wide selection of food, mostly but not exclusively Italian is offered; tasty and well-presented. Waitress/staff was attentive to our need to finish in time for a &7:30 pm curtain.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rock of Ages
    wininanddinin
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My wife and I made reservations at 5:45 before our show. We shared an amazing soft egg ravioli that we both loved! Added a glass of Chardonnay to the Salmon and Gulf Shrimp entrees and enjoyed every bite!
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Concise menu, great food
    iBiteLiteVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Calamari was excellent and so was the lamb lasagna, I highly recommend both. The bass looked excellent as well. The place it self is in a hotel and looks like it is really swank from the outside, however on the inside you find the upscale look has a refreshing casual feel.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The quality has deteriorated
    CliffVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The quality has deteriorated in every area since we were there 2-3 months ago.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It missed the mark
    TheProf
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The desserts were good and better than the main meals at brunch. The orange juice for one of the parties was never served. The coffee was good. There was nothing that approached outstanding of the main brunch meals. The scrambled eggs with basil, tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella cheese was ordered to be served soft and creamy but, as feared, came dry and with "lumpy" pieces of egg. The prices for each entree are typical of most downtown restaurants but too high for the meals ordered: frittata and the aforementioned scrambled eggs.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sorry this good restaurant
    operalunch
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Sorry this good restaurant is closing due to hotel renovation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For the past two years, I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    For the past two years, I have enjoyed Prima before an arts event such as the opera and plays. I have also enjoyed it for special occasions to celebrate with friends. I am very sorry to see it's being closed down.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prima Ristorante scores again
    Gamin
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This was my second visit this year and once again, P.R. was a delight. The food was outstanding -- the salmon is to die for -- and service excellent. My dinner partner had some special dietary needs which were handled smoothly and quietly. All in all, an outstanding evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing . . .
    Zach
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Service is below medocre. Food is uninspired and overpriced. Kevin Taylor is phoning it in on this one.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somewhat disappointed
    BudC
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food was excellent and very intriguing. They have lots of interesting vegetarian dishes that suited us well. The Marscapone Potato Fritters were to die for!! The downside was the service. It wasn't bad, just mediocre and disappointing for a Kevin Taylor restaurant. We used the same fork and knife for appetizer, salad, and entree. There was no cleaning of the table between courses. Our server was very nice but not well trained for this level of establishment. They could definitely do better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great - I hate
    rivergirl
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The food was great - I hate those tall chairs. Going to miss this place.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We actually went for lunch but only brunch available. It was very nice. I would recommend having both lunch and brunch available on Saturdays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food; mediorcre service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had the salmon. It was excellent. The salad was ok for me too much dressing for my companion. Service was very slow and inattentive. We had to skip dessert and ask for our check to get to the symphony on time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We went to this restaurant because it is one of our friend's favorites. We started with the Baby Caprese Skewers which were very nice - because they didn't offer a regular mixed or baby greens salad. The bread was excellent. While the sauce and accompanying vegetables were very tasty, I thought the chicken itself was dry. My husband thought the spaghetti was good but nothing special. Our friend commented that their salmon was very good. Don't miss the Apple Crostata - superb! And my husband enjoyed his Chocolate Hazelnut Torta. Overall, I thought the menu choices were a bit disappointing. I actually don't prefer to sit at a high table with legs dangling, (my foot fell asleep during the meal) - although some think that is special.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre theater dinner
    DenverDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    We had excellent service, very good red wine and the carpaccio was good although the slices were not as thin as I have had before. Tasted great though. The apple squash ravioli was very good too. All of us at the table thought the meal was very good and we were out in plenty of time for getting to a 7:30 event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Before-Theater Dining Place
    BarbC
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We caught a meal here before attending a play at the Denver Center next door. The food was good, the wait staff pleasant, & the noise level was appropriate for conversation. The only difficulty we had was finding the actual entrance as the signage is somewhat subtle.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salmon Was Perfect
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The roasted salmon with asparagus, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes was delicious. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the buttery sauce was so good - I can't remember exactly what it was but it was excellent. Three of us had this dish and we all raved about it and would highly recommend it. Unfortunately, the squash and onion soup was not a success - it was pretty tasteless even after adding salt and pepper. I would not recommend the soup.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • See it before you go to the theater
    Mprice1515VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Perfect restaurant for going to before a performance at DCPA, The location including parking make it an ideal spot to grab a bite before the performance. We were. quickly. When the waitress learned that we had performance, she identified the menu items that would be best for us to order to make the show on time. The wine menu is diverse enough and the food menu offered, even with a tight turn around, a decent variety to choose from. This service should be noted was exceptional. From the valet to the waitress to the follow up of the service staff in holding the leftovers until after the performance for us to pickup. I would return to when attending one of the events at the performing arts Center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine if you are staying in
    Green3023VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Fine if you are staying in the hotel and want convenience. If not, there are many restaurants nearby that have better food and service in the same price range.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner before an early performance
    Becky
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Good thing I had made a reservation as all tables were reserved by 5:00. The restaurant is very close to the Denver Center for Performing Arts and service was very accommodating to get us to the play on time. Our dinner selections were delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, but
    randd
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I really loved the food. However for the price I expected more, I left still hungry.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Location to the Denver Performing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Location to the Denver Performing Arts Complex is great and this is the one notable of this restaurant. The weekend lunch/brunch menu is limited. Although the food was tasty, portions were on the small side. Our waiter, though nice, was not attentive and seemed preoccupied. We had to ask that empty water glasses be refilled more than once and had to ask another server to take our payment at the end of our meal as waiter was "busy" folding napkins. This is my second time at this restaurant and likely will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night
    MonkeyMattyVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went for Valentine's day and it was wonderful. The food and ambience was incredible as were the drinks. The server was a bit out of touch however it was rather busy due to the holiday. We really enjoyed the experience none the less.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, terrible service
    Premier
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    All in all, the food was good, service was terrible, and I would not recommend this restaurant. Instead, go to Oceanaire just across the street, for the same price, everything will be top notch.
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  • such a disappointment
    DenverdinerVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Poorly conceived dishes, badly executed, served with snark and indifference, thankfully there are many other dining choices before heading to a show. Prima has been crossed-off our list.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    Christian
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    We eat here fairly regularly before the theater and it's always good. The last time, the squash risotta dish was a bit bland, but this was atypical. Drinks are a bit pricey, but excellent.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch and a Show
    CCMLH
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We chose Prima Ristorante because of its location. We were going to see a show at the Buell and it was too cold to walk to the 16th Street Mall to eat. This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed everything from the spicy bloody Mary's to the chocolate dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you are going to the theater,
    DAZEE
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    If you are going to the theater, this is a great location. The food and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Theater Hotspot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    The restaurant is great for pre-theater -- the Denver Center for Performing Arts is a block away. The food is quite good. However, they need more help. We had one waiter taking care of the entire upstairs. He did his best but there were lulls in the service. I know it's difficult trying to serve everyone going to the theater at the same time, but a second server would have made a difference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    The food was very good, I had a salad with a piece of grilled salmon on top that was cooked perfectly rare, just the way I ordered it. My husband had the pork risotto which was also very good. The service was good, my only suggestion would be that our plates sat on the table for a good 20 minutes after we were finished eating, it doesn't bother me at all but my husband is more fussy about that kind of thing.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Moglat
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We had reservations for 6:30 it was extremely busy and we had a short wait but we were seated and still made the symphony.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really. This was not a good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Really. This was not a good experience. The service was increadiably slow and not accommodating. There are so many better Italian restaurants to go to in Denver. Pass this one up.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • second time we've been here,
    nick
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    second time we've been here, and would go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find!
    Bart
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Woudl recommend this place to anyone looking for a great place for great food!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch before Nutcracker
    DenverDinerVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    This was our first visit and we had a wonderful time. It was quiet and we had excellent service. The soft egg ravioli pasta dish was unique and buttery. The shrimp tagliatelle was excellent, as the shrimp were tender and sweet. Chocolate cake/ torte was agreat finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat Visits Delight
    BroomfieldMom
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We have been to Prima many times with different groups and it does not disappoint, if you are looking for good food, friendly service and a warm environment. Interesting twist on traditional Italian. We even have brought young children who were accommodated well. Great location to the arts district.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prima No; Ultima maybe
    james
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Prima is a bistro located in a bar. We were seated directly in front of the bar with two TVs broadcasting football. This is not what I expected at all. It might be OK if you are looking for a sports bar. In addition, my pasta was simply glop!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous service
    navorue
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We visited Prima Ristorate on Christmas eve. The food was good, but what made the evening was our server. She was fabulous.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a kid friendly restaurant
    Joe1
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Definitely not a kid friendly restaurant. While they made a burger and fries for each child, they charged $17 per burger. Ridiculous. The pasta was good as was the salad. They were good about keeping us on schedule so we could make our 7:30 show. Our seating was in a very busy area of the restaurant which was not ideal.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate