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About PRIMA Ristorante

Guests from the Bay Area and the world over celebrate Italian sensibility in this stylish ristorante, with the comfort and sophistication reminiscent of Florence and Rome.
Dining at PRIMA is like taking a culinary journey throughout the regions of Italy. Executive Chef, Peter Chastain, changes the menu daily, using the freshest of nature's bounty - creating a dazzling mix of the finest ingredients, resulting in authentic Italian cuisine that is exquisitely pure and immaculately simple.
Of course, dining at PRIMA wouldn't be complete without a choice of over 1,600 wines from international "artisan" producers. With PRIMA VINI retail wine shop adjacent to the restaurant, guests may purchase their favorite vintage to take home, or special order wines through PRIMA VINI's wine clubs.
PRIMA is the perfect venue to celebrate a special occasion, linger over a sumptuous meal, or design a special dinner party (with customized menus and wines to match) Buon Appetito!

1522 North Main St.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Continental, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; BAR Service Available 2:30pm - 5:00pm Mon thru Saturday; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Lincoln

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 935-7780

Website:
http://primawine.com/

Catering:
Prima can accommodate almost any catering needs.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available for $11.00 with validation.

Public Transit:
Prima is a few short minutes from the Walnut Creek Bart Station.

Executive Chef:
Peter Chastain

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Visit our website www.primawine.com/events.php to view a list of our up coming special events and Friday Night wine tastings. Note that BAR Service Available 2:30pm - 5:00pm Mon thru Saturday.

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PRIMA Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (60)
Notable Wine List (55)
Good for a Date (51)
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Good for Anniversaries (49)
Romantic (45)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Business Meals (31)
Worth the Drive (25)
Authentic (24)
Cozy (23)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
People Watching (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Fun (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Seasonal (7)
Casual (6)
Healthy (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Organic (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful meal and fantastic food. The chef, Peter and the wine list and the service are all exceptional. BEST place in the Bay Area for a lovely evening with family and friends for a relaxing perfect dinner!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

It was all good! IT was a birthday celebration and was so delightful I would recommend to anyone...

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Very ecelctic menu. Nicely prepared, however, our guests ordered their lamb medium rare and it was cooked to well done. Not wanting to make a scene, she did not send it back. i would have.

Other than that (fixable) problem, always a great experience.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I was very pleased with the service and the selections that we made were delicious and everyone was very comfortable

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Consistently good food and fantastic service - Amanda -thank you! And, the wine list is second to none!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was so slow we really wondered if they had no shows for wait staff

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Very good food. Parking is problematic. Cost is a bit on the high side.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was quite good, although the menu was rather small. We were seated in the front of the restaurant in the atrium section and as it filled it became increasingly loud in there until we had to focus to hear each other while trying to have a conversation. A bit too loud for my taste.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food was awesome. Service outstanding. A great dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We went to Prima for my wife's birthday. The waiter was personable and very helpful. The food was delicious and the drinks were great too. We missed our favorite app. but the chef replaced it with a great and different item. Prima is a wonderful place for a date or a special occasion. We will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We haven't been to Prima for many years and now that we're bacj, the food continues to be outstanding..This is a must !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good service, VERY LOUD, no gluten-free bread or pasta options.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Exceptional food. Extensive wine list. No brainer.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Quite average for the price; so i see little value in this restaurant. Looks very tired, awkward seating locations in spots; food just average. Nothing special here. Don't bother.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We have enjoyed many fine dinners and the service has always been perfect. However, this time the bartender was also our waiter. While he did his best to provide us with good service he was really stretch between tables and manning the bar. Hopefully in the future this will not happen again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Prima is an excellent choice for a special occasion. The chef - Peter Chastain - is creative, and a great cook! The staff is professional; service excellent; special requests accommodated (a quiet table, a combination of antipasti). Recommended without hesitation.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the food and the wine. We had assistance from the sommelier for pairing with seafood spaghetti and lamb and swordfish. It was a great super Tuscan . He also assisted with the grappa choice paring with lemon tart. We also purchased the House olive oil which is lovely. They never rushed us. We eat here at least once a year .😀

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Thought the menu and wine was a bit pricey for the offering. A biscotti served with the $6.50 cup of cappuccino would be a nice touch as well as some mints and toothpicks upon leaving. Access to valet parking for a handicap person was a challenge.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Fabulous lunch for my birthday. Great menu selection and equally magnificent wine options. We had an amazing pizza appetizer that was so light yet intensely flavorful - then a Calimari salad that was amazing. Had fresh shrimp grilled to perfection. The freshness relates to Chef Peter Chastain’s passion for intense freshness and flavor. Wonderful!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was extremely poor. Waited 15-20 minutes for initial contact by our waitress. Had to chase her down multiple times during the meal. Very different experience from our first visit a few weeks earlier when we had an outstanding server

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

food was good...wine prices are way too high (have been a wine collector for years and have some of the wines they carry in our cellar and their mark up is sometimes 300 per cent...crazy dumb in my view)

like the ambiance...

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

I have been to Prima several times, they never disappoint! The menu changes so you can always find something new Chef Peter has created. The wine list is extensive and there is always someone helpful to recommend a great pairing with your menu choices.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I always say the same thing after dining at Prima. The food is great and the service very professional. Walnut Creek is a happening place.

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

PRIMA is my favorite restaurant in downtown Walnut Creek. The Tasting Menu is always great and I love it that you can get half portions on the pasta dishes half pours on some of the wines. We had Angela as our server last time and she did a great job. It is also nice that valet parking is available.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Haven’t been here in a while. E#verything was excellent, although a bit pricey.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband took me there for my 65th birthday dinner. The food was wonderful and the waitress was great. Would definitely recommend Prima for any occasion. The whole staff was very attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Prima's food is beyond excellent and the service is stellar. Always a wonderful experience!

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Prima is an excellent restaurant in Walnut Creek. The food is exquisite. The ambiance is lovely. The service is among the best around.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Consistently one of the best restaurants in Walnut Creek.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a lovely lunch, celebrating my birthday and the champagne made it even better, definitely go with the ravioli!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Prima is consistently one of the very best restaurants in the Diablo Valley. Certainly the best Italian cuisine. Chef Peter never ceases to amaze with creative dishes, from pasta to lamb, and of course the outstanding Florentine steak. We went with friends the other night and received the usual expert service and wine recommendations from Prima's friendly staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always dependable lunch or dinner spot. Consistent quality of food, great Italian wine selection, friendly staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very pleasant, private feeling with a delicious meal!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Christopher our waiter was great, and did an excellent job.

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Have gone to Prima for years & it
Never disappoints.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The service was impeccable as always and the food was delicious. We were entertaining foodies from Boston. I believe they were surprised to find such fine dining in Walnut Creek.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary and were given a lovely table and complimentary champagne upon arrival. Lovely way to start our meal. The food was delicious!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Prima has been our first choice for special occasions for many years. We especially enjoyed attending the Beaujolais Parties in previous years.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Always excellent. A bit pricy, but I knew that going into it and still went!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our meal was fabulous. Service was excellent. Recommendations from both waiter and sommelier were spot on. Can’t say enough good things about our experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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