Primal

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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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OT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Drinks and food were great, service was good, only two things to mention was the delay between apps and entrees, there was about a 20-25minute gap in between but worth the wait. Not much ambiance, just a lot of voices around you. Besides that, still a good experience.

OT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love going to Primal! It’s an intimate setting with the BEST homemade pasta and sauces... so fresh and tasty. You HAVE to get the fried bread to start, it’s a life changer. We went for pasta and wine night (Thursday) an incredible value just $20! Best pasta in the city!

V
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was good but the seating at the bar was awful. It is very high and for a girl on the shorter side, my food was right under my chin. Also, you're seated next to the door to the kitchen and the staff comes and goes all the time, never minding you. I didn't feel welcomed at all. Won't recommend.

MJ
Saskatoon
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Primal is normally great but this was not a good experience. I usually order pasta but I decided to go for the whitefish instead. Big mistake: it was dry and the sauce on top was far too salty. One of my friends also had the whitefish and was disappointed. Another dinner companion had the tagliatelle and said it was overcooked. I was embarrassed that I had recommended Primal for our group dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Overall, my sister and I enjoyed our meal.. The food was delicious. The music was a little too loud and the tables were too close together. We found that our neighbours conversation was also overpowering in noise level. The server was great. The decor was interesting. The prices are high for the actual portions. We like the fact that a lot of the food is produced locally. We would come back to try other dishes. Thanks!

AS
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always divine. Service is also top notch! I love the decor.

TC
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food never disappoints. Delicious and well-worth the price. Staff are friendly and the atmosphere is relaxing, gets a little bit more active and loud later in the evening but who doesn’t enjoy a little fun? Try this place! You won’t be disappointed

B
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was a part of a group of four and we all ordered different pastas as part of the Thursday special. We all tried a bite of each others food and I couldve been happy ordering any one of those dishes. Each was a distinct and wonderful flavor medley, I think I could have been happy ordering any item from the menu. I really appreciated that there were plenty of vegetarian options that even a meat lover would go for. Everything seemed very thoughtfully put together.

The dishes and menu included lots of unusual and local/native ingredients making it a delicious and unique dining experience. Good wine and fun drinks from the drink menu too!

It was a little noisy but we had no problem hearing each other.

TC
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very consistent. Great service a must restaurant in Saskatoon

C
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are always impressed! Another amazing meal :) Thank you!

MS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a fantastic solo meal. Sat at the bar, the servers were all friendly and engaging, made great recommendations and were happy answer any question I had. Fantastic homemade pasta, and an overall terrific meal.

OT
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The pastor was absolutely amazing! Delicious! It was a bit noisy for conversation. But the fabulous food more than made up for that small inconvenience.

LG
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Fabulous!! Knowledgeable, caring and engaged staff. Bone-meltingly good food!! Thank you!!

JH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Primal is my favourite restaurant in the city. Delicious food and great staff!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night! Great service and food!

JW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The focus is the food. Good thing, because it's a little dark in there. Even the waitress had to grab the candle to read the bill. The heavy dark weave panelling aside, it's an understated place and the food really Pops! Outstanding.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing as usual. Fun times. Thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall great time tonight... Small group company dinner and a really great server.

IB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I arranged a dinner for 6 people when one said they wanted Italian food. The food was excellent BUT my choice was considered a fail for the following reasons:
- an awesome wine list but only two types of beer
- menu was too limited - although I invited all of my guests to check out the online menu
- seating arrangement was not good for 6 (I was worried about that as the last time I was there there were 4 of us and I recall the area as tight and not comfortable
- one guest who needs hearing aids could not hear anything because of the open, loud area.
People said they would all take a date there but never take a large group there.
Ooops.

OT
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The food at Primal is always excellent.

This time the noise level was actually painful. I feel we should have been informed when I made the reservation earlier in the day that they had booked the large centre table to a large group of young men for a bachelor party. Everyone was yelling and talking so loudly that it was impossible to hear anything at our table. We left as soon as possible but we had arrived and ordered before the group arrived.

CC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I enjoyed an exquisite evening at Primal; it was the best Italian cuisine we have enjoyed in the city of Saskatoon. Our server was knowledgeable and fun and the food was absolutely delicious. We loved the fact that the pastas were made in house. We will be back! :)

OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing service with exceptional food! Definitely recommend for a step up dinner or date.

FB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious appies, awesome entrees, and great wines to choose from. Knowledgeable wait staff. Will definitely go back.

PH
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pasta, great appetizers. Very efficient service. One of the best restaurants in Saskatoon

JC
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is excellent, although the deep fried bread with cornmeal was not as quite as good as the previous time we went (it tasted like the oil it was cooked in was a bit old). Pasta is perfection, particularly the meatballs in the spaghetti. Pasta is super fresh.

TM
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing
It took forever this time tho
Usually it wouldn't matter but we have ourselves almost 2 hours to be at primal and we were more than half an hour late due to service being unusually slow

KW
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal! We will be back.

DM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were out on a date night and wanted to try something different than our usual places.We were quite pleased from our warm welcome right on through to our meal.I had the spaghetti and meatballs and the meatballs were the best I’ve ever tasted.The atmosphere was nice and cozy and actually very quiet.We will definitely be going back.

DK
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific! Appreciate the gluten free options.
Service was friendly and timely.
Will return often!

BB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unreal food, really enjoyed it! Will defiantly be back and will spread the word of how good it was.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been wanting to try Primal for a while and so glad that we finally went! Amazing staff, we did the family style dining with wine pairing and each course and wine selection was thoroughly explained by our server. All of it was so delicious, from first bite of the antipasto, to the pasta and entree, and cheesecake for dessert! Will definitely be our go to for pasta in the city.

OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Primal for our anniversary dinner. We had a great experience our server was knowledgeable, and appropriately attentive. From Cocktails to dessert everything was well executed and well portioned. I will definitely be going back.

MB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was incredibly slow. Diet coke was three years old

SR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great, as always. Primal makes my favourite pasta that I’ve had in any restaurant. My wife is celiac and can’t have dairy either so she ordered a dish that had GF pasta and goat cheese (which she can eat) instead of regular cheese. The waitress forgot to tell the chef about the dairy issue so they put parmesan on her dish. They were quick to remake her dish but by the time she received it everyone had already been finished their meals for 10 mins or so. Meal probably should have been free for that long of a wait. But the food was still good and besides that the service was good as well. Small portion sizes, but you go there for the taste, not to feel full unless you want to spend a lot. One of my favourite restaurants in Saskatoon.

TD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favourite place to go, always top notch!!

RW
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Exceptional service. Excellent wine list.

OT
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing.

MM
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servicec was great, pasta was perfect. Great wine list.

JB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Primal was absolutely outstanding. The portions were spot on and the pasta was delicious. 100% would recommend

ND
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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