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Primal

4.6
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161 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Please note that we offer a two hour seating. If you are requiring longer than this please contact the restaurant directly.

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 161 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dm627
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We did the tasting menu and it was fabulous! Our server was knowledgeable and kind. We had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, wine was wonderfully curated by our server, gorgeous views of the bess from the patio with the prairie sunset behind us.

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DebC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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GarrettP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The experience was great! Very safe covid free environment. The staff were friendly and helpful. I would go back for sure!

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KaliO
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Yoehann
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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MarciaS
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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HollyB
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, outstanding service

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JodyF
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went here for our wedding anniversary and it was so amazing. Great food, great service and such a special night!

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AaronS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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DezD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food, cozy atmosphere, not cheap still reasonable. we always spend a very good evening at Primal

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Kate
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipNancyC
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food in Saskatoon by far. Sat on the new patio and it was great

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KStan
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was very welcoming and very professional, and the food was outstanding.
Wonderful experience start to finish.

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NicoleV
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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!!

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Nikita
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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wonderwoman
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food with helpful friendly service.

Unfortunately covid distancing does make the restaurant seem a bit barren. but happy to be safe.

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KristineK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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KTYAG
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

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.

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JudyP
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and great service! So happy that they have reopened. Miss the Thursday night special.

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Eric
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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?

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vipSatisfiedClient
Saskatoon
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!

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JamesD
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Mrelly
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere with amazing food and wine. The Thursday pasta and wine deal can’t be beat. My favourite restaurant in the city.

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vipCWCalgary
Calgary
35 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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nochef
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

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!

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Ford
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

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.

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LucilleG
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I take out of town guests to this restaurant often and every time the food/service is excellent!

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NickL
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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johnk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service and cool place. Highly recommend. Top 2 Pasta in saskatoon easily.

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ChrisE
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Caitlan
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fantastic!!!! Absolutely amazing food and wine. 11/10 every time

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

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.

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AustinL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simple and beautiful would go back again and again

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Meags
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Service was great and the food was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

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.

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Kolbyb
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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TamTam
Saskatoon
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was delicious. Will definitely be back!

FAQs

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.

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