Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Cleveland / Akron / Canton
  4. Youngstown
  5. Youngstown
Prima Cucina Italiana, Youngstown, OH

Prima Cucina Italiana

4.9
4.9
366 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Regional Italian with emphasis on the cooking of Rome. An unforgettable dining experience.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (330) 743-3000
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran
  • Executive Chef
    Joshua Santangelo
  • Neighbourhood
    Youngstown
  • Cross Street
    Phelps
  • Parking Details
    Free public parking on Federal and Phelps and behind the restaurant at the Youngstown Water Department lot.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 366 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Best Overall

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Best Food

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Best Value

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Italian

  • Youngstown

    Most Booked

366 Reviews
  1. MDMD

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Squid ink pasta w clams/mussels/shrimp a delicious delicacy for only $25.

    Is this helpful?

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and friendliness were great. Service was a bit relaxed. Plan on staying for a while.

    Is this helpful?

  3. Artsy

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly wait staff. Clean utensils for every course. Owner was very nice and gave us eggplant on the house to try. Exceptional!!

    Is this helpful?

  4. auntiekat

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful find while searching for a place that we could make reservations for six people in downtown Youngstown. Reminded me of one of my favorite small Italian restaurants in my hometown but your never know what to expect. But our whole group thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Our waiter Dimitri was awesome and described some of the specials in detail. So we enjoyed some bottles of wine, tried some appetizers to share and then enjoyed different entrees, follwed by some gelato and tiramisu. They gave us a table in just a small side room to the evening was filled with laughter and great ambience and delicious food.

    Is this helpful?

  5. ncgmarie

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved Prima Cucina Italiana! Both the service and food were excellent. We especially loved the lemon cake we had for dessert! Incredible.

    Is this helpful?

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was amazing. Will definitely return because it’s one of those places that you crave the deliciousness !

    Is this helpful?

  7. candace

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and wine! Such a pleasant experience and we can't wait to go back!

    Is this helpful?

  8. HeatherM

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was Amazing. If you like to take your time dinning (like my husband and I do) you will love this place. This IS NOT a place where your appetizers,salads,and main course comes to you all at once. This is an opportunity for you to really enjoy every course that comes out from the kitchen. This experience will take about an hour and a half to 2hrs.... (If you order appetizers, salads,dinner,and dessert). Wait staff was very knowledgeable...if you're unsure what to order ask them ...i did and everything he recommended was divine. Definitely worth every moment.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. LisaG

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Nicolo, was fantastic! They are accommodating and knowledgeable about gluten free needs. The menu is fantastic. The food is outstanding. We moved to Ohio from NJ a few years ago. Prima is by far the best dining experience we have had since we moved here. We love it!! I feel it’s the best restaurant in every aspect in Youngstown and the entire area.

    Is this helpful?

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a delightful experience. Delicious food and the perfect amount of attention from the wonderful waitstaff.

    Is this helpful?

  11. BillG

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful - truly ‘real’ Italian dishes. Carbonara was outstanding

    Is this helpful?

  12. PattyR

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was fantastic. I am sorry forgot her name but she was blond and was so friendly. The food was delicious! We had the halibut and the bone in pork chop Milanese. With greens. All we can say is absolutely excellent. So me and my besties had a wonderful experience, thank you!

    Is this helpful?

  13. VincentD

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was, as always, beautifully presented and delicious. Authentically Italian cuisine, as opposed to Italo-American fare, which is so prevalent in this area.

    Is this helpful?

  14. SabrinaS

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Awesome meal! The eggplant was delicious and so was the carbonara ! Great drinks and service !

    Is this helpful?

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time experience and will Definitely be coming back soon. Neil’s service was amazing and the food is fantastic! We tried salad, eggplant parmigiana and haddock. Very nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

    Is this helpful?

  16. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was okay, service was lacking especially with getting drinks.

    Is this helpful?

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is like a family dinner..you are close together but it's a fun environment. Service has always been excellent. They're knowledgeable about the menu and make great suggestions when asked. Tried a couple of new things this time and they were absolutely delicious. The first course we had the caprese salad and the roasted brussels sprouts. For our main course, we had the specials-the halibut and the butternut squash pasta. Everything was absolutely delicious and exactly as ordered. We will definitely be back..hopefully before that butternut squash special leaves the menu!

    Is this helpful?

  18. Mazz

    New York City

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife had the meatballs and polenta; I had the Carbonara - both meals were great, albeit the Carbonara was a little dry. It's a small restaurant so the noise level was a little much for us and there's not much ambiance to speak of, but overall, it's a good place to eat downtown, and we'll definitely be back.

    Is this helpful?

  19. HannahR

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, the service was wonderful, and the entire experience far exceeded my expectations!

    Is this helpful?

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here very often, food is always great. Our server Neil was very personable and attentive accommodating our needs. We really enjoy his personality and service!!

    Is this helpful?

  21. MaryJ

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My group of 6 had a wonderful evening. The owner/chef came to our table, the sommelier was knowledgeable and friendly (Adam), and our server (Devin) was polite and informative. My husband and I choose Prima Cucina to host our parties and to enjoy the downtown area.

    Is this helpful?

  22. RosalieW

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious Italian food in a lovely setting! Would recommend to anyone looking for great Italian food

    Is this helpful?

  23. TomK

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were stuck with the table for two right by the front window, which literally had the bar patrons right next to our table. Wasn't even offered another with lots of other tables opened at that time. Food and service was good, but being jammed in that nook took away from our first-time experience.

    Is this helpful?

  24. MargaretF

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and service. It's a great place to eat.

    Is this helpful?

  25. amawells

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have an excellent experience. Food is delicious and service is outstanding.

    Is this helpful?

  26. LaurieC

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite restaurant for a reason! Devin is a fabulous server! The good is excellent and the quaint atmosphere makes for a wonderful experience. The eggplant is wonderful- the best in town. Love this restaurant!

    Is this helpful?

  27. PamD

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and atmosphere was great. Always a pleasure dining there

    Is this helpful?

  28. AlanW

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prima Cucina has become my favorite dining spot over the past year. Ambiance, service, and food are authentic and outstanding.

    Is this helpful?

  29. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent, drinks were excellent and service was excellent. We will definitely return.

    Is this helpful?

  30. RosalieW

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a fabulous place to enjoy a delicious Italian meal! It’s a beautiful restaurant with great ambiance, friendly staff, and the food is excellent. I have been here twice as this is the halfway point for my parents and I to meet up, and I can confidently say we will be back and this is our official meet-up restaurant for the future. On our last trip there, we ordered the mussels appetizer and the insalata misticanza (mixed salad) which were both delicious. Our main courses were the Pappardelle al Ragu', Linguini Neri allo Scoglio and the Spaghetti alle Vongole - all three were spectacular. I absolutely devoured my Pappardelle and the Ragu was the best I have ever tasted!

    Is this helpful?

  31. TCod

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and wonderful service! We enjoyed our anniversary dinner here and everything we had was so good! We were able to take our time and didn't feel rushed at all. I loved the polenta and the seafood linguine!

    Is this helpful?

  32. JudyV

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food! While the menu isn’t large, there are many delicious choices! We had no trouble parking but the city sure is taking forever to fix W Federal!! Shame on them! Go Prima!

    Is this helpful?

  33. Rocky

    Naples

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful downtown restaurant that allows locals a "bit of Manhattan" and out of town guests a bit of Youngstown hospitality. Prima atmosphere has a big city vibe, tight... but not too tight, white table clothes, attentive servers from around the world.....several speak fluent Italian which is always a great touch at an Italian restaurant......a decent, fair priced wine list....well stocked bar and of course very good food. It's worth the trip downtown for locals and out of town guests will not be disappointed.

    Is this helpful?

  34. Denise

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and as always, the food was amazing!

    Is this helpful?

  35. DavidG

    DO NOT USE

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazingly delicious food. Great ambiance. I will revisit this restaurant again and again.

    Is this helpful?

  36. LOUISD

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious appetizers. The halibut was fresh and amazing. Friendly servers, very attentive

    Is this helpful?

  37. SuzanneB

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly Recommended. Downtown under construction but still plenty of parking nearby! Make the effort to go!

    Is this helpful?

  38. MichaelP

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time at Prima Cucina. The food was excellent. The presentation was wonderful and the wait time was extremely reasonable. The best part was the service. Everyone at Prima Cucina was attentive to all of our needs and so very friendly. p.s. don't forget the dessert. The chocolate cake was awesome!

    Is this helpful?

  39. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a hidden gem! Despite the construction, do not hesitate to sit and dine in one of the finest restaurants in this area! Lemon Italian cake is superb!

    Is this helpful?

  40. KenanE

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were great, but the ambience could use some work.

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Prima Cucina Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (330) 743-3000.

Prima Cucina Italiana is rated 4.9 stars by 366 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Prima Cucina Italiana

103 W Federal St, Youngstown, OH 44503-1303

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Phelps
  • Neighbourhood
    Youngstown
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free public parking on Federal and Phelps and behind the restaurant at the Youngstown Water Department lot.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Veteran
  • Executive Chef
    Joshua Santangelo
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo