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Bar Prima, Toronto, ON

Bar Prima

4.6
4.6
221 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Italian
The neighbourhood Italian restaurant you’ve always dreamed of, Bar Prima will feature a luxurious atmosphere that evokes a sense of timelessness and nostalgia. The restaurant design will capture an old-school charm with dimly lit ambiance, creating an elevated and elegant atmosphere. From Italian disco inspired music to vintage design touches, Chefs Craig Harding and Julian D’Ippolito have curated a space that feels as though it’s been there forever.

Bar Prima can at times feel opulent with its banquets and table lamps but can also feel relaxed and romantic. We seek to share our passion for food, beverage and hospitality, creativity and design with our open-minded guests!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 34 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (647) 347-9697
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Julian D'Ippolito
  • Neighbourhood
    Queen West
  • Cross Street
    Five minute walk east of Queen and Dufferin St.
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    From Dufferin station take the 29 or 929 Dufferin bus south to Queen. You can transfer onto the 501 Streetcar and get off at Abell St streetcar stop. Bar Prima is located across the street from the streetcar stop.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 221 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

221 Reviews
  1. JamesL

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an amazing anniversary dinner at Bar Prima. Service was top shelf, food was presented beautifully and tasted delicious. All coupled with a strong wine and cocktail list. The beautiful interior takes you back to the OG days of fine dinning, where style, moxie and sophistication ruled the restaurant scene. The only caveat is that the temperature in the restaurant was a bit cold, but nothing that negatively impacted our overall experience. Highly recommend!

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  2. William

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nuanced and subtle, the interior of Bar Prima is very sophisticated in idea and lovely execution. Subdued lighting coupled with high level, knowledgable service makes for a lovely evening. Beautiful food, wine list and service of this kind are often not easy to find.

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  3. FrankG

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not a huge fan of the appetizers but the parpadelle al ragu might be the best I’ve ever had, and the grilled octopus definitely was! Definitely going back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great server. Her name was Sy? I think

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall an amazing experience! Service was amazing, and the food was so yummy. The interior of the place is gorgeous as well. I would recommend!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ambience & service, delicious appetizers but very disappointing mains that were hugely overpriced. The octopus was an epic fail, that was not fresh and served cold. Pasta with rock shrimp was cold and salty. Would recommend staying away from their seafood options. Cocktails are overpriced too ($24 ea).

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  7. randiA

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. I would Highly recommend !

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was gorgeous and the food was great. However, for the price point, I had higher expectations for the food and service that was received. There were no issues but the impact to my rating was due to value.

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  9. Foodie

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My second time at Bar Prima and it didn’t disappoint. New menu selection which was delicious. Serving staff was amazing, friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, attentive. We gave feedback on a dish that wasn’t exactly great … just so the kitchen should know, bc table next to us got same fish and theirs looked great. Might have been bc ours was one of the first out, anyway the comp’d it which we didn’t expect. We simply wanted them to be aware. The didn’t even mention they comp’d it which was classy. We appreciated the gesture even more. Will def be back!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect.

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FAQs

Bar Prima is rated 4.6 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Bar Prima

1136 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Five minute walk east of Queen and Dufferin St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Queen West
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    From Dufferin station take the 29 or 929 Dufferin bus south to Queen. You can transfer onto the 501 Streetcar and get off at Abell St streetcar stop. Bar Prima is located across the street from the streetcar stop.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Julian D'Ippolito
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine
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