Prima Cucina Italiana

4.5
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$30 and under
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Italian
Regional Italian with emphasis on the cooking of Rome. An unforgettable dining experience.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance downtown! Loved the olives, devil’s on horseback and the meat Ragu was delicious! They have a very nice wine list with lots of lovely Italian varietals at a great price point. The lemoncello is DIVINE! Both owners stopped by to make sure everything was great and to thank us for stopping in. We will be back soon! Thanks again ❤️

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service - will definitely be back!

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EricM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Very little options for glasses of wine. We ordered a caprese salad that came with no oil, salt, pepper or balsamic and it was very plain. The dinners do not come with a side of pasta but were higher priced for mediocre food and no bread was offered at any point.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were both very pleased with our dinner and experience. We will be back as soon as possible!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience from start to finish was perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Surprisingly more delicious than expected! Beautiful inside as well. High corking fee if you plan to bring your own wine

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining here. My wife and I love this restaurant and the owner/chef Josh. The food is incredible. Very unique menu! The environment is very classy and romantic! Very good service! Will be returning soon!

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tomc
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good restaurant enjoyed the opportunity of eating outside. Food and service was excellent. The Hostess, Anna made you feel welcomed and when asked for a recommendation immediately suggested the eggplant parmesan. This dish is a great value and delicious. Also recommend some of the appetizers.

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luv2eatwell
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here because of an Open Table rewards coupon. I had actually forgotten that they had opened up because of pandemic situation. It is a hidden gem. We love, love, loved it!!! They did a slight remodel which really improved the ambience. It was just enough to make it feel trendy yet still authentic. The service was excellent from the wait staff to the bus boy. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. The menu was substantial and all of our food choices were excellent. We had the Carbonara as a pasta course. It was delicious. We each had various entree dishes and all were very good. Sadly, we didn't save room for dessert. But we definitely will make that a priority on our next visit.

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vipRodneyS
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grrrrreat Food!

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Mary
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We brought friends to enjoy dinner. After raving about it. We’ve been many times. The food/sauce is amazing. They were out of the wine we wanted. An owner was there entertaining friends, they had the last 3 bottles and we couldn’t get our waiter because he was stationary at their table. We had to flag people down to wait on us. Couldn’t get the check. It’s their restaurant obviously. It would have been nice if they were entertaining that they designate someone to wait on them. They left us completely unattended. Our friends were not impressed. Very disappointing.

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MichaelL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the menu and selections. The eggplant parmesean is not typical fried and served with pasta, but is light and layered like a lasagna. Absolutely delicious. The appetizer menu has some unique, yummy offerings. The ambiance is like being in Europe. Our server was outstanding and the owner and Chef visited our table and wanted our feedback. Definitely will return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Well, let me start by saying that there was a definite improvement in the facility- however, from a dinner perspective I thought they lacked - first no Bread- then no salad- the food was average- so my overall take is that Robertos food was a step above but the overall atmosphere was better now- you do the math!

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SandraB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful and the service was excellent!

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EllenT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food
Excellent steak too. Great atmosphere.

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DonnaD
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service where wonderful. It looks beautiful in there!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff is super friendly. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

SB
SBNeuro
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this new place! Very nicely decorated and renovated. Food is excellent!

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JoshuaN
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good, the Tonnarelli Alla Carbonara pasta and "Devils on Horseback" app were standouts. The calamari was average, on par with what you would expect from a Valley restaurant. Tiramisu was stunning

Restaurant seemed to take the current COVID pandemic seriously, with temperature checks at the door and masks on the servers... Except for our server. For some reason, for the entirety of our meal, our server had his mask under his chin the entire time. It was rather disconcerting, especially since everyone else working there was masked up.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was amazing. Lovely evening.

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Ashley
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James took great care of us. Food was outstanding and could give my late Italian grandmother a run for her money. Wine list was priced well and get the homemade limoncello!

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Djechm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food is very good. Presentation is lovely. Everything is a la carte. Not your typical “dinner comes with salad and bread”. There is an appetizer sized salad but no options for a single diner (and no bread).

We had the Carbonara and Pork chop dinner which were both very good. We ordered the appetizer sized salad which was also good, but at $12 was a little pricy for greens and shaved Romano. We sat in the patio-nice for a summer evening but will try inside next time. Our server Frederico was lovely and very helpful.

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Jeffrey
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service. The drinks were well prepared. Recommend.

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AndreaC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing it was prepared perfectly and presented perfectly service was outstanding! Very nice selection of wine .
atmosphere Was very pleasant, My boyfriend and I met another couple for dinner, It was most enjoyable I highly recommend this restaurant!

KJ
KJDeami
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. Our waiter, Jimmy, was excellent. He went above and beyond to take good care of us. The food was remarkable.

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MaxxG
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was expensive, overcooked and salty. Wine prices are very high and seemed to be out of most bottles.

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vipfoodiefromtexas
Grand Rapids
26 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal! We started with the fried artichokes which had a really nice sauce to dip them in. We went with our waiters recommendations for pasta dishes and he was spot on. The carbonara was delicious! We will be back again! I highly recommend this restaurant. And the interior was beautiful.

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Jenna
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our first time here it was very nice the decor, and the waiter was excellent and made great recommendations on the appetizers, pasta to share.
The timing of our entree took very long (which we didn’t complain to anyone about) and while we waited we noticed the owners talking to every table loudly but us, they talked to others about the work and opening during Covid, and asking how was the food and is everything fine.
Then when we were walking out to leave the owner was talking to the hostess and he asked her loudly enough for us to hear if we had paid.
The food and the service wasn’t good enough to overlook that being said in ear shot prior to leaving. I might also mentioned we were dress appropriately for the atmosphere since it was also our anniversary that night, so there really is no excuse to profile a young couple.
I love supporting local but I don’t think I would be recommending to anyone unless they are okay being treated like they are eating at Dirty Dicks.

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CindyC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place! Perfect mix of sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere. Food delicious. Server Frederico, molto bene!

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Prima Cucina Italiana is rated 4.5 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

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