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Creating time honoured Italian food & handmade pasta using Saskatchewan heritage grains & whole animal butchery.
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
We did the tasting menu and it was fabulous! Our server was knowledgeable and kind. We had a great time!
Food was great, wine was wonderfully curated by our server, gorgeous views of the bess from the patio with the prairie sunset behind us.
We had a table for 8:00 on the night of our 47 th anniversary. Our experience could not have been more perfect. Our servers were very attentive and knowledgeable about the different items on the menu. They are following all of the Covid guidelines and we felt very safe there. My husband had the walleye and I had the steak, with two appetizers and a dessert and all were delicious and prepared with care. A very enjoyable dining out experience- our first night out since March and we were not disappointed! We will be back!
The experience was great! Very safe covid free environment. The staff were friendly and helpful. I would go back for sure!
My boyfriend is Italian and he said the pasta sauce tasted exactly like his grandma’s homemade recipe! The service was amazing and the staff was really knowledgeable about the food and where it came from. All around great atmosphere. Will be visiting again!
Food is all superb. The pasta might be too soft for some, definitely not al dente but that comes with having fresh pasta I guess. Overall, an excellent experience.
Excellent drink choices, the rosè was incredible! As was the strawberry and fennel non alcoholic mock tail. The oysters were fresh ams the pasta top notch! Excellent service, server was able to answer all of our many questions and provide great suggestions. Can’t wait to go back!
Fantastic food, outstanding service
We went here for our wedding anniversary and it was so amazing. Great food, great service and such a special night!
Very good experience! It was our anniversary so we decided to check out Primal. A great Italian restaurant with great food and service. Their precautions for Covid were also up to our standards - overall a great experience!
Very good food, cozy atmosphere, not cheap still reasonable. we always spend a very good evening at Primal
A friend and I split the five course meal and added a fry bread and an extra half order of pasta. I'm still full the next day. So good! Beautiful meal with alllll the flavour.
Best food in Saskatoon by far. Sat on the new patio and it was great
Server was very welcoming and very professional, and the food was outstanding.
Wonderful experience start to finish.
Went for an anniversary supper and really enjoyed the meal. We did the 5 course and Matthew was our waiter...he was outstanding! The pasta course was both of our favorites!! Looking forward to going back again!!
First time coming to Primal and it was amazing. Very knowledgeable, polite staff. Covid measures are in place but they put a nice twist on the space between tables with a plant. And it's actually so much better, should just stay that way..... Then you don't have to look at the table next to you.
Excellent food with helpful friendly service.
Unfortunately covid distancing does make the restaurant seem a bit barren. but happy to be safe.
Impeccable tastes and superior service made this a memorable dining experience. Safety measures amidst COVID-19 were appreciated and guests adhered to the rules. Thank you Primal.
Outstanding menu and great presentation/taste of food. Very enjoyable meal and experience. Service was a little slow, but understandable with just returning after the Covid shutdown.
Great food and great service! So happy that they have reopened. Miss the Thursday night special.
This was my second time at primal, and it was just as good as the first. The food is amazing, and the staff staff are very friendly and accommodating. We were the only table on Monday night before they postponed service for the rest of the week, and we were treated very well - we were even given complimentary desert! Primal’s menu is handmade, sourced locally, and extremely good, so what more can you ask for?
As always, we were greeted at the door with a smile and led directly to our table. We always appreciate that the staff acknowledges us as frequent customers. The service was very attentive and they always make us feel like we are dining in our own home. The food was unbelievable and lived up to every expectation! Thanks for another excellent experience!!
Really good food. Loved the berry sangria. All of the portions are reasonable. Everyone enjoyed their meal. With the upcoming social distancing push, I am hoping the restaurant will offer takeout. It is a little noisy and could use some acoustic upgrades.
Great atmosphere with amazing food and wine. The Thursday pasta and wine deal can’t be beat. My favourite restaurant in the city.
This is a nice restaurant in a reviving neighbourhood. Salad made from greens grown in the basement was very good. A cool surprise. I love agnolotti and gave the pork one a try. It came in a salty/porky broth, that was just OK, for the highish price.
Dinner was nice (two dishes, pasta and pork plus desert), but our request to share was not handled properly, both dishes were served at the same time, wish gave us no time to enjoy each course separately, rather disappointing!
The food was very flavorful. Ravioli was stuffed with maybe 1/2 tsp, not impressive. Husband was definitely hungry after. Cheesecake was to die for. The incense was overbearing. Felt like I was in church- hubby had a cold so it drove him nuts.
Glad we went, like to support local. But not sure if I would choose this place again. Maybe for dessert.
I take out of town guests to this restaurant often and every time the food/service is excellent!
Appetizers were delicious (fried bread and chili garlic broccolini), mains were delicious (taglitele mushroom alfredo, and pork agnolotti), and service was great! Would definitely recommend. Atmosphere was cozy and quiet.
Amazing food, service and cool place. Highly recommend. Top 2 Pasta in saskatoon easily.
The house made pasta is excellent as is everything on the menu. We started the meal with salad, smoked olives, and fried bread. All were delicious. My husband had carbonara and I had the risotto. Though the risotto was a little sweet, both were perfect. We finished with the lemon pudding and tiramisu. Light and not too sweet. Excellent service, quiet ambiance, and a perfectly paced meal. We will definitely be back.
Always fantastic!!!! Absolutely amazing food and wine. 11/10 every time
Counter seating should not be used for 2 person reservations. At a pub I can understand be jammed beside strangers but not for a $100 pasta meal.
Simple and beautiful would go back again and again
Fantastic! Service was great and the food was exceptional!
I always love going to Primal, I’ve never had a bad meal. The only issue is trying to narrow down your choice to one dish! No matter what, GET THE FRIED BREAD!
My wife had a hair in her food at my sons birthday dinner. She brought it to waitress attention in quiet way to not embarrass her or make a scene. Should not have been so nice and accepting...no acknowledgment from chef or any consideration on bill even though she could only eat half the meal.
Absolutely, the chef's capture the exact essence of the name of the restaurant in their food. From the fact that they butcher their own animals or that they grow their own greens and make their own soaps, Primal speaks to what it means to keep things local and simple. An amazing dining experience with extremely knowledgeable staff that can answer any question you may have. My wife and I enjoyed our dining experience very much and the food and service was well worth the price tag!
We have always had wonderful service and great food here. Appetizers are a bit overpriced. Only consideration we would like to see is more typical Italian desserts like cannoli.
Everything was delicious. Will definitely be back!
Primal offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (306) 974-8111.
Primal is rated 4.6 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.