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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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
The food is always divine. Service is also top notch! I love the decor.
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
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.
Great food and very consistent. Great service a must restaurant in Saskatoon
We are always impressed! Another amazing meal :) Thank you!
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.
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.
Absolutely Fabulous!! Knowledgeable, caring and engaged staff. Bone-meltingly good food!! Thank you!!
Primal is my favourite restaurant in the city. Delicious food and great staff!
Great night! Great service and food!
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.
Food was amazing as usual. Fun times. Thank you
Overall great time tonight... Small group company dinner and a really great server.
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.
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.
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! :)
Amazing service with exceptional food! Definitely recommend for a step up dinner or date.
Delicious appies, awesome entrees, and great wines to choose from. Knowledgeable wait staff. Will definitely go back.
Amazing pasta, great appetizers. Very efficient service. One of the best restaurants in Saskatoon
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.
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
Great meal! We will be back.
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.
Terrific! Appreciate the gluten free options.
Service was friendly and timely.
Will return often!
Unreal food, really enjoyed it! Will defiantly be back and will spread the word of how good it was.
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.
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.
Service was incredibly slow. Diet coke was three years old
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.
Always my favourite place to go, always top notch!!
Great food. Exceptional service. Excellent wine list.
Food was amazing.
Servicec was great, pasta was perfect. Great wine list.
Primal was absolutely outstanding. The portions were spot on and the pasta was delicious. 100% would recommend