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Primal, Saskatoon, SK

Primal

4.8
4.8
589 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian

Please note that we offer a two hour seating. If you are requiring longer than this please contact the restaurant directly. We have high top and low top seating, groups of six or more are often assigned to high top seating, please let us know if you have any mobility issues which may prevent this being comfortable for you and your group

Def. - basic, fundamental, elemental, inherent

Creating time honoured Italian food & handmade pasta using Saskatchewan heritage grains & whole animal butchery.

For Catering information, please contact us directly at info@primalpasta.ca

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Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (306) 974-8111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Christie Peters and Kyle Michaels

  • Neighborhood

    Saskatoon

  • Cross street

    Avenue D

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 589 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Value

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    Fit for Foodies

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    Good for Groups

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    Hot Spot

  • Saskatoon / Saskatchewan

    Neighborhood Gem

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    Notable Wine List

  • Saskatoon

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Saskatoon

    Best Service

  • Saskatoon

    Best Ambiance

  • Saskatoon

    Best Value

  • Saskatoon

    Fit for Foodies

  • Saskatoon

    Good for Groups

  • Saskatoon

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Saskatoon

    Healthy

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  • Saskatoon

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  1. WM

    WhitneyM

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    We are monthly regulars at Primal and we’ve had both great and not great food experiences over the years. Last night was a not great experience unfortunately. Both of our pasta noodles were very overdone and mushy. Service was great as usual. We’ll be back again to try other menu items.

  2. HJ

    HailJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I visit Primal a few times a year. They always exceed my expectations on service, food, and cocktails. I love the values they bring into this industry as well being minimal waste, using homegrown/locally produced products. This is always one of my top recommendations for anyone coming to Saskatoon.

  3. S

    Sarahm

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    I’ve heard rave reviews so I just expected something a bit more. When we showed up with a reservation they didn’t even have the table open and didn’t seem to know what to do. I asked to be moved because the table was awful and loud and uncomfortable. The food was nothing to write home about and very expensive.

  4. T

    Travy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a whale of a time enjoying some pasta and wine!

  5. B

    tBone

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The meal was exquisite, the service was sublime, and this continues to be one of my most favourite restaurants in Saskatoon. I recommend Primal to many friends and visitors. I have always found our dining experience at Primal to be memorable, and so it's become a place we go for our very favourite of special occasions, or just when we want to experience a simply outstanding meal. Thank you to each staff member who brings friendly charm and class to such a beautiful space.

  6. B

    Brooklyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Best pasta I’ve ever had in the city. Would recommend anyone to try for a treat night.

  7. B

    Blondie

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated my birthday with a couple of friends. Food was excellent. Service was great. Drinks were also very good.

  8. CP

    ClaireP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the best. Carpaccio was especially on point! Fabulous, enthusiastic, and smart service. Just can’t get enough!

  9. BN

    BradN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Our first time and not our last. My wife and I ordered the 5 course meal for her birthday! Very filling and very delicious. Staff was very friendly

  10. S

    Snoic

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Try the bison carpaccio - absolutely outstanding. Paper thin bison slices topped with arugula, shaved parmesan, pickled walnuts and deep fried artichoke hearts. My husband’s creamy tomato soup was pronounced the best he had ever eaten. The pasta to follow was made in-house and combined tender chicken chunks, creamy sauce and was topped with crispy chili bread crumbs. Superb! We were celebrating an anniversary, and we were surprised to be greeted with two glasses of complimentary champagne. We will be back!

  11. B

    kathyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I personally find it harder to sit at the higher table but others at my table were ok. because the space is small, i also found the noise level a bit high, but everything else was superb

  12. C

    Catcatcat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was unreal, ambiance disrupted by the restaurant phone ringing quite a bit throughout supper.

  13. t

    tammyk

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a sister date. Loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious

  14. MH

    MarkH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Has been great everytime I have gone. The pasta and wine is top notch.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a late Mothers Day celebration dinner with my fam. Food was great as always; it was the service which was outstanding this time. The server was attentive, genuine, polite while not being intrusive at all. Well done Primal.

  16. S

    Sarah

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional! My husband and I went to Primal for our wedding anniversary and we were greeted with complimentary champagne! The staff were very knowledgeable about pairing wine with the food and about my celiac restrictions (zero symptoms the next day!). The service was friendly and efficient. We chose the course menu and the food was phenomenal! It was a wonderful night out and we look forward to our next visit. Highly recommend!

  17. N

    Nate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Noise level was a bit loud but I'm also half deaf so take that for what it is! Amazing food, I will be back!

  18. VM

    VickieM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Carpaccio was better than ever before!!!!! Great meal as always Thank you!!!

  19. VM

    VickieM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience4

    I adore this place Food was amazing This is the first time ever I have had poor service Waited for everything and server didn’t know food had arrived No wine too ups and was over an hour without seeing anyone for a bill It was fine bc Lofe the food and great company so didn’t matter but the service has always been outstanding so this was very different

  20. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, excellent atmosphere. One thing they need more of: alcohol-free cocktails. They have a good selection of juices, and Italian soda. But they are missing actual alcohol-free cocktails.

  21. DW

    DanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, good environment, good stuff.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and delicious food!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The chicken Alfredo was cold when it was served, and not at all creamy. It was dry and not hot. The other 3 dishes were hot and very good, but the chicken Alfredo was not at all good

  24. T

    Tren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great staff. It was a very enjoyable experience.

  25. EA

    ElynA

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always. Our server was attentive and friendly. We always choose three dishes to split between the two of us (instead of an appetizer) and we get to try new things on the menu and enjoy some favourites. That said, the rigatoni and the celeriac ravioli are a must-try for new diners. Primal is our favourite place for special occasions in Saskatoon <3

  26. TP

    TaylorP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    My favourite restaurant in the whole city. From the quality of food to the ambience. Best place to intimately celebrate with a group of friends for any occasion. Looking forward to see how the renovations go. Only thing negative I notice there is the music can be quite loud sometimes, difficult to hear server!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious. I tried the beetroot salad for the first time and it won’t be the last! The celeriac ravioli and bison carpaccio were also just as tasty as I remembered.

  28. JW

    JulieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Easily one of the best places in Saskatoon. This is a must try!

  29. Y

    Yomomma

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I enjoyed the over the top flavour in the tomato sauce in the eggplant parmigiana (also the best main dish for a person with diabetes cuz low carb count) and the crispy crunchy breading with just the right amount of cheeses.. our servers were great with our big group too. Enjoyed the experience

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have visited Primal twice now. This time we brought friends and it does not disappoint!

  31. AB

    AnitaB

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Treated like royalty. The food was amazing! So fresh and delicious! I would eat there every day!

  32. MS

    MorganS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing meal. Our waitress was outstanding, provided lots of information and made excellent recommendations. The food, drinks and atmosphere were all fantastic. Great value for the experience.

  33. A

    Ashleyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great service and even better food! will be back for sure!

  34. MP

    MichelleP

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    Unfortunate we were only allowed to stay two hours then asked to leave for another reservation.

  35. E

    Ethan

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great! My girl and I enjoyed ourselves and will do it again!

  36. SK

    StobKent1

    Saskatoon

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic evening as we ease out of the COVID lockdowns, the drinks were starting excellent, the appetizers which we all shared from the brad, to cheese sticks, to olives, to oysters were superb. The mains - i had the black cod were a nice sized portion, beautifully presented and with the extra of potatoes and garlic were yummy. I tasted the fettucine and it was creamy and garlicy. Desserts were delicious. Definitely be back. Service was attentive and comfortable. One draw back was the very loud party of four in centre of restaurant.

  37. AC

    AllyC

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our table host was very friendly and knew the menu inside and out. Food was impeccable - rich & delicious, like great pasta should be!

  38. B

    Brandon

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Servers and food were both excellent! Had the 5 course meal and they were all delicious and we left completely stuffed! Will be back for sure.

  39. BJ

    BrendaJ

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful presentation, fresh ingredients, creative flavours. I really enjoyed the paired wines that accompanied the 5 course meal.

  40. AT

    AmyT

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere. They gave us complimentary champagne for our anniversary.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Primal does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Primal also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (306) 974-8111.

Primal is rated 4.8 stars by 589 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Primal

423 20th St W Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X3

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Avenue D

  • Neighborhood

    Saskatoon

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christie Peters and Kyle Michaels

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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