We were in a bit of a hurry
We were in a bit of a hurry to make the Nuggets game, and the staff/service exceeded our expectations.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Generally, a great restaurant
Generally, a great restaurant with terrific food and service.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was wonderful! Our waiter was attentive and knowledgable. We would definitely come back. Thank you.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Second visit made up for past sins
On an earlier visit, the food was excellent, but the service was dismal. We had to seek help from the manager. This time both were excellent. I believe our most recent visit was more indicative of their norm. Try the fig brulee - delicious. We will be back. It's also extremely convenient to the Performing Arts Center.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
great place to dine before
great place to dine before attending the DCPA. Service was personable and efficient. The scallops were tasty. The pork was not. They were accommodating- offered another entree and gave us wine vouchers for next time. would definitely try it again.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Prima Restaurante has been
Prima Restaurante has been a favorite for us for a long time. Starting with the food, which is wonderful, and then the location, which is also very convenient for the downtown area of Denver. I would also suggest that the three part fixed menu offering is a great bargain and well worth it.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A friend and I usually dine
A friend and I usually dine here before going to the Denver Center for Performing Arts productions because the restaurant is close and it's geared to getting diners out in time to make opening curtain for the performances. Wednesday night was no exception -- except the food was exceptional. The seared scallops were amazing - served atop a carrot pistachio risotto. We could have licked our plates clean, but there wasn't anything left to lick. This was the best preparation of scallops I've ever had.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed our meal. Great service. Reasonable price. Easy stop prior to theatre at DCPA.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is great. We had the tenderloin and the burger. The burger was very flavorful and the tenderloin melts in your mouth! Highly recommend and will be high on my list for downtown restaurants.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprisingly easy access
I had thought it'd be a real pain to eat at the Prima Ristorante because of its location. The valet service was quick, friendly and no hassle. We found the waitress to be very courteous and were seated promptly. I recommend the 3 course prefix, takes all the guess work out and was delicious.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pre Theater Fav
Prima is very conveniently located near Denver's performing Arts Center and the staff is geared to getting you out in time to make your curtain. Interesting tasty appetizer menu, many of which could make a light meal--the calimari is a must! Very good value is to be found in their daily prix fixe menu--generous servings. Our server, Rachael, jsut two days into her job, was ehgaging, attentive and very competent, making this a pleasant dining experience.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent for vegetarians!!!
Great menu for vegetarians. Many choices and reasonably priced. Great for a date and wines are amazing!! Best Italian in downtown by far.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We chose Prima because of it's proximity to the DPAC and our show tickets. We got stuck in very heavy traffic on I-25 coming from Parker. When it became obvious that we would be late getting to Prima, we called and they were very understanding and indicated that they would hold our reservation. They were extremely courteous and got us a table right away when we arrived 45 mins. late. They also promised to get us fed and out in time for the show. They delivered! And they did it all without making us feel that we were rushed.
Our Server was helpful, knowledgeable and efficient while always making us feel that we were her number 1 customers. On top of all this great service the food was delicious. A nice varied menu with great preparation.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and people watching!
We sat out on the patio on a Saturday night and watched people going in to the events at the Denver Center! Perfect people watching spot and terrific food and service. One of us eats non-dairy and there were literally NO dessert options and pretty much every salad has some cheese on it. Easy enough to get them to hold the cheese on the salad, but without it and the bacon the arugula salad was kind of plain.
The beef tenderloin dish was excellent and so were the seared scallops! Again, there is dairy on pretty much every side dish so that was frustrating, but overall the food is wonderful. Great martinis too!
Will definitely return.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and timely service.
Great food and timely service. Nice place for dinner before the theater.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated downstairs
We were seated downstairs near the bar and the noise level is louder. Three previous visits we sat upstairs and liked it better, more private. Waitress knew we had play tickets and said we had plenty of time but she seemed to get distracted, so dessert, coffee and paying our tab took longer than it should have. Overall, a delicious meal.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten at Prima several times and have always experienced great service and food. It's location near the Denver Center for the Performing Arts makes it a great spot for dinner before the show.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely family birthday dinner!
We had a couple of thrills that night - the band One Direction was staying across the street at the Four Seasons and there were TONS of teenage girls trolling the streets for a glimpse of the teen idols. My husband and son got to see one of their idols (sort of ...) in Prima that night! Lance Armstrong was dining with some family and friends a few tables away from us. The restaurant did a good job of not making a spectacle of it though...
We LOVE that their cocktail list is present on an iPad! I have some dietary restrictions and preferences (NO dairy, prefer no meat ...) and the menu is a little limited for me, but the rest of the group were very pleased with their meals. Service is always timely and friendly.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great location to have a tasty meal and walk to the theatre. Always get great service.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was decent however it
Food was decent however it was over priced. The waitress was excellent and the wine was very good
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived over an hour late
We arrived over an hour late for our reservation, but our table was still available. We were in a hurry and had theatre tickets at
7:30. The staff did everything possible to get us a great dinner and drinks very quickly and were extremely pleasant and helpful.
We really appreciated the great service. Our thanks!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was awesome!
I used to work there and got to see some of my old co workers which was a treat. On the service side of things it was interesting to me because I learned a lot in the way of fine dining service from working here and it was lacking. It wasn't terrible I was just surprised and maybe because it was brunch and a little slower that was the reasoning the gentleman was a complete sweetheart
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love having lunch or dinner
Love having lunch or dinner at Prima before
The theatre !!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
makes an evening at symphony a great joy for seniors
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
great spot for dropping in
BUT paying $18 for valet parking was ridiculous.....
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was attending a professional meeting in Denver and looking for a place near the conference center. Prima Restaurant fit the requirement and I liked what I saw on their online menu, so we made the reservation. We sampled two fresh pasta dishes and two of the main dishes. All but one of them was quite good. That one was incredible. The soft egg ravioli is unlike anything I have tasted. Fresh pasta, a little ricotta making a rim to hold a fresh egg. With the top of the ravioli in place, it is cooked until the egg white is set and the yolk still soft. The ravioli are then sauced with butter and black truffle shavings. This is rich beyond belief and deeply satisfying. One is all you need so share with your friends. Happy.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out of 4 dinners/lunches and
Out of 4 dinners/lunches and 2 appetizers all were 5 stars as far as I was concerned. Looking forward to going back.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed diner, but when we
Enjoyed diner, but when we arrived they had no record of Opentables Reservation.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently satisfying experience
We've visited this establishment many times. We are always pleased with your experience -- both the food and the service. I simply love the egg ravioli appetizer -- simple, but wonderful.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Convenient spot for dinner before going to an event at the DCPA. Menu is Italian with a modern flair. The carpaccio appetizer was disappointing, with a rather bland dressing but the green salad was quite good. Decent pasta and the choice of half or full order fit our appetites perfectly. Staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The absence of any soft surfaces led to a noise level that was just tolerable.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this place and use it most frequently prior to going to the theatre. Food is always delicious. Upper level is our preference.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a recommendation from a friend - certainly glad to have found this place. The food was delicious and the service was great. Highly recommend Prima!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had brunch before a matinee at thne Denver Performing Arts Center. Good food, conveneient location, and only park once.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, allow some time
Prima Ristorante was slightly difficult to find, as it's in Hotel Teatro, and the signage isn't good. However, the food was excellent and the service friendly, if slow (it got faster when we mentioned we had a show to see).
The food is quite reasonable for the price, and I found that the appetizer sized pasta was more than enough for a meal (I had some left over and I'm not a lightweight). The drinks are good, too.
This place is very convenient if you have a show at DPAC, as it's about a 3 minute walk to the theatre.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for pre-show
Great location, good food, timely service, valet parking, friendly staff!
Worked out perfectly to dine and catch the show.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant offers a very good dining experience, with good food and a bar scene prior to attending a performance at the DCPA. Yet, be aware that the price of all menu items and drinks are at the high end of most dining costs.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant serves excellent food with cheerful and unobtrusive service. The location near the Denver Center Theater makes it ideal for an evening out.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worked great for dinner after
Worked great for dinner after a show at the Denver center. I'm eating vegetarian and had no problem getting lots of good food. The others enjoyed their entrees as well, both the lamb loin and the gnocchi were favorites. A little heavy on the oil for the garlic spinach and sauteed wild mushrooms for my taste, but everything was yummy. The pork shoulder risotto was not as good expected. It was good, but not as flavorful and excellent as the other dishes we tried.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wine List Needs a Lift
My wife and I really enjoyed Prima Ristorante for its ambience, food and service. However, we both were of the opinion that the wine list - by the glass - was way to short, offering too few choices. We felt that the restaurant wine menu was set up to push customers into having to buy a (quite expensive) bottle of wine rather than allowing the customers a chance to try different wines by the glass.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, wine, service, and we could actually carry on a conversation without yelling at each other!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been going to Prima
We have been going to Prima before the Nutcracker for over ten years. Food is always very good, the restaurant is very attractive.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
food was great and well prepared with good presentation. service was friendly and efficient. restaurant is clean and well tended. only negative is that it is a bid noisy for people with hearing difficulties..lots of echo and hard surfaces that don't absorb sound well.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
this is our second time having
this is our second time having brunch. It is convenient to the theater district. The food has been very good both times
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM