Primal

4.7
513 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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Tasting Menu

    CA$104.80 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    We will be offering a special five course tasting menu for $80 per person plus tax and gratuity Valentines Day Tasting Menu Fried bread and endive salad with citrus and bagna cauda dressing Mushroom arancini with black garlic aioli Spaghetti Pomodoro Beef Tenderloin with beet polenta, broccolini and beets Chocolate Budino with hazelnut praline Price listed includes all of the above and tax and gratuity, you will receive a separate bill for any additional items ordered at the restaurant. Vegetarian option available upon request and dietary restrictions can be accommodated

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 513 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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HollyG
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Katie was wonderful :):) I love her!!! She is THE BEST EVER

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JeffM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A group of 6 of us enjoyed an amazing evening of food

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ChristieB
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The oil wicks needed to be refreshed, tables a bit too dark. But honestly, it was a lovely dining experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Always so fresh, quality ingredients, amazing beverages, local, can’t say enough good things.

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WarrenN
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, excellent quality food, great menu

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Might be the best restaurant in Saskatoon. Always a great experience!

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DerekW
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Primal pasta offers unique, fresh, ans hearty dishes. It is definitely worth a try. Second time dining here, both times service, food and atmosphere were outstanding. I will be back again.

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LizT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service will be back. Perfect for our anniversary supper

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went out for my birthday and was not disappointed. Everything was fantastic - food, presentation and service. I think those were the best oysters I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to go back.

LW
vipLotiW
Saskatoon
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Service was excellent. Very cold in restaurant. During these - 30 some days, restaurant temp needs to be warmer. Food was good but quite costly.

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Reagan
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The server was knowledgeable and passionate about the ingredients and process. And the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great. First time there and it was so memorable. Every penny I spent was worth it and really appreciate the Prosecco on the house. Definitely would be there for another special occasion.

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Kelsey
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10. Primal is so good! Great quality food and drinks and amazing servers.

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Foodiefamily
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

Excellent food. It’s just too bad we were the unlucky ones to be seated right next to the door with all of the people coming in and out for pick up orders and the constant flow of -35C cold air. We were so cold…

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anner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

The food and the service were great but the building was cold. They had issues with the heat that day, so it was pretty chilly when we arrived. However blankets were available for the patrons’ comfort and the building warmed up eventually.

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Mallard69
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great drinks and a great atmosphere. We very much enjoyed our past two dining experiences at Primal. Highly recommend

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Patti
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely excellent from start to finish. The only complaint is it was dreadful outside and our table was close to the door. We eventually warmed up and the weather was no fault of Primal

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Alobim
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, very good interesting food. Tasted very fresh

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

We have loved Primal in the past and it is a special place we like to take my parents when they visit from Edmonton. However, after this last visit, we might not return. In total our table of 4 spent over $800 which was difficult to justify because the restaurant was freezing with the door constantly being opened by people coming and going and because of a heating issue, the floor was sopping wet, the wine pairings were terrible choices, my risotto was soggy, our server was frazzled and the port serving at the end of our meal was pitiful. I am sure there might have been a lot going on behind the scenes that made it a difficult night for the staff but it is just REALLY hard to consider ever returning after spending this much money on a poor experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food and service was really great. Interesting wine menu. What was not great was the 10-15 reminders about my reservation over the preceding week plus a phone call from the restaurant. I was ready to cancel the whole thing I was so annoyed.
Open Table needs to reel it in a bit. I will go back again because the restaurant was excellent.

MK
MichelleK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

I’ve be here many times , tonight I took my mom for her 65th birthday, I was kinda disappointed, the service was slow , the food ( appetizers) where lacking and everything was just ok . Not sure if it was there skeleton staff due to the holidays, but it was but there best

KM
KendraM
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. The carpaccio was a highlight, as well as the black cod!

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KenW
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Very well prepared meal. It was delicious with the ingredients made on site. We did not have to wait long for our meals to come. The wine list had an excellent selection. Good value for what we were served. Only issue is it very noisy with the guests.

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Phil
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Server was either quite new or clueless.
- Took over 30 minutes to come and get the order.
- Then forgot about the cocktail and brought the first course and wine pairing before we'd even got the cocktails.

Food hit and miss.
- Fried bread amazing
- Portions in tasting menu small
- The tomato sauce from scallop and prawn arrabbiata, tasted like Chef Boyardee from a can

Overall, probably not a top 100 restaurant in Canada

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Sina
Jersey
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

One of the few fine dining restaurants in Saskatoon. The dishes are always reliably good, especially the pasta and sauces. There is an excellent Italian wine selection.

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BrettN
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks. We’ll go back for sure.

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JillianF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible. They offer a gluten free penne that can be substituted for any of the regular pastas and they also have a flour free ganache which was delicious. Best pasta I’ve ever had. The service was also really great, our server was super helpful with picking food items. Cocktail list is small but the martini I had was fantastic.

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Road
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service server knew about everything on menu very pleasant. Food was amazing 🤩

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traceyc
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the service above and beyond. I look forward to more dinners there!

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EDP131
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We came as a group on pasta and wine night. Great deal for a lovely glass of wine with any choice of pasta. Absolutely delicious. Coming back for more!

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RobinM
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We were greeted promptly and shown to our table. Our Server took our drink orders promptly and we received them in a short period of time. The waitress took our orders and was knowledgeable about the menu so ordering was smooth and easy. We all had the 5 course meal which was just excellent. Each course was amazing! The courses were not rushed and my hubby and I did the wine pairing with each course which was perfect! The only complaints: a party of 12 came in after us and took up the long table in the middle of the restaurant. They were a loud chatty group which made it hard to visit at our table. The waitress was good but never asked if the other two people at our table wanted drink refills, she seemed too focused on our wine pairing. It was not a cheap meal but for my birthday the experience and price seemed worth it!
And the piece de resistance, oysters flown in fresh from PEI!!! So good.
We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was unbelievably delicious!

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Jayf
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We come here often and love it every time. Now that we’ve done the 5 course deal, I think that’s what I’ll do each time. So many delicious menu items to choose from. Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely LOVE Primal. The Food, Service and ambiance is amazing. Always a favorite place to dine. Thank you again for feeding my heart and soul!

SK
vipStarlaK
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Our food was not good. Mine tasted like it was pre frozen and reheated to a lukewarm with the Center being cold. My friends meals were also cool and the steak was so tuff she could hardly chew it. My other friends meal was Luke warm and tasteless. We won’t go back and won’t recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can’t go wrong, the server helped with suggestions and pairings, and I have zero regrets!! Amazing

MP
MarilynP
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, great foodie experience. We did the 5course meal and wine pairing. Very interesting and satisfying food choices and pairings. Ask about orange wine!

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LizzieB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A neat restaurant with an amazing menu! A hidden gem!

JE
JanaE
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and drinks once again. We were there on pasta and wine night busy and fabulous food as always!!!

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Fixes
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Great server but Disappointed we were not told about the specials when the tables around us were. Our main pasta dishes took a long time to be served.

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 4.7 stars by 513 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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