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PRIMA Ristorante

4.6
1959 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Continental, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(925) 935-7780
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Chastain
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Catering
Prima can accommodate almost any catering needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lincoln
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Parking details
Valet parking is available for $11.00 with validation.
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Public transit
Prima is a few short minutes from the Walnut Creek Bart Station.
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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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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
What 1959 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 19 hours ago

The food and service (thank you Amanda!) was outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Another wonderful dinner at Prima it never disappoints!

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vipPapalamma (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Couldn't say anything but a rave review. The food, service and ambience were great.

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vipsarif (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Went for birthday celebration and we both had the chef’s menu with wine pairings. It was an Italian Alpine menu, and we are going to that area soon, so we decided to try the menu. We loved the carefully prepared dishes with the wine pairings, best meal in a really long time! Costly, but very special.

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Mark (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had an excellent dinner with friends. The swordfish was memorable! The service was perfect and for my first time to Prima, a wonderful experience. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

My chicken was fatty and gross. I returned it for a pork chop which was dry but the marinade on top was good - but overall a total miss. Pasta was average and they were stingy on the meat sauce. Service average.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We recommend getting the chefs four course meal. It is divine and reasonable.

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Shaun (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Truly impeccable service and great Italian cuisine.

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vipFussyeaters2 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We arrived early after playing golf and were made to feel welcome. We were able to choose our table in a quiet section so we could easily converse while enjoying the fine food and service

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was great. The service was slow and the waiter not very helpful when it came to ordering wine

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Obya (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food wasn’t that great compare to the price ($400 for two). The menu didn't deliver a value or have a wow factor vs cost (I would value the food at $150 for two) actual value of the food $150v/$400c = 37.5%, 62.5% under delivered or inflated price. Nice place I would say.

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zacharys (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food, service and knowledgeable about the wines of course. A bit noisy at times but I’d return

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was above average as was our very attentive waiter Alex. He was so aware of all of his tables and spent time to really elaborate on the menu and specials. He made for a very enjoyable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The best in the Walnut Creek area

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KathleenD (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent food. The rack of lamb was the best I have ever had. The service was also great. The server recommended several items. Altogether I delightful evening.

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