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Primal, Saskatoon, SK

Primal

4.8
4.8
1010 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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (306) 974-8111
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Christie Peters and Kyle Michaels
  • Neighbourhood
    Saskatoon
  • Cross Street
    Avenue D
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Years Eve 5 Course Dinner

    $117.90 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Celebrate New Year's Eve with us! Here's a look at the menu for this year's 5 Course Dinner: 1st Course Trio of Tuscan Crostini -spicy ragu -truffle butter -chicken liver spread 2nd Course White Fish Carpaccio, lemon dressing, pistachio, herbs, smoked focaccia 3rd Course Ricotta Gnocchi, pumpkin seed & arugula pesto, parmesan 4th Course Whole Stuffed Sea Bass, fennel, tomato acqua pazza, sage roasted potato, peperonata 5th Course Pine Nut Tart, whipped vanilla mascarpone Price per guest is $90 plus tax and gratuity. Any drinks or additional items are not included. Please make note of any allergies or dietary restrictions so accommodations can be made. Any cancellations will be refunded in the form of a gift card.

What 1,010 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Saskatoon / Saskatchewan

    Best Overall

  • Saskatoon / Saskatchewan

    Best Food

  • Saskatoon / Saskatchewan

    Best Service

  • Saskatoon / Saskatchewan

    Innovative

  • Saskatoon / Saskatchewan

    Hot spot

  • Saskatoon / Saskatchewan

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Saskatoon / Saskatchewan

    Great for fine wines

  • Saskatoon / Saskatchewan

    Good for special occasions

  • Saskatoon / Saskatchewan

    Most Booked

  • Saskatoon

    Best Overall

  • Saskatoon

    Best Food

  • Saskatoon

    Best Service

  • Saskatoon

    Best Value

  • Saskatoon

    Innovative

  • Saskatoon

    Hot spot

  • Saskatoon

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Saskatoon

    Great for fine wines

  • Saskatoon

    Good for special occasions

  • Saskatoon

    Most Booked

1,010 Reviews
  1. BrittanyZ

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for our wedding supper last night and we did the 5-course tasting. The food was amazing the flavour was so amazing. Our server was the best, she was so personal and fun & had great energy. She made our experience even better. I apologize I don’t remember her name. Beautiful girl with glasses and black dark hair. Thank you again for having us and for making our wedding day so special.

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  2. KristaC

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was such a wonderful experience. Food was fantastic, and the service was attentive. I highly recommend Primal if you want a special night out.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the 5 course meal, it was extremely delicious, the server was amazing with suggestions for us, and the quality of food was the CB eat I’ve seen in saskatoon. Great first experience, will 100% return.

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  4. KWSK

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had. The tasting menu is an incredible value. Don’t sleep on the risotto.

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  5. MarilynnC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was date night for my hubby and I. The staff were amazing in their drink and food recommendations, and they came around enough to keep us happy but not so much as to interrupt our wonderful night. The food was excellent! We had oysters and bone marrow to start, followed by the eggplant parmigiana and rigatoni as mains. To finish the night we had tea, decaf coffee with chocolate torte and butterscotch budino. The whole experience was perfect!

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  6. AllisonH

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! Will definitely come here again.

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  7. Jono

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were friendly and helpful. Ambiance was good. One of three meals was excellent. The two pasta dishes were way too salty.

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  8. KieraJ

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was 1000/10, our sever was so kinda and knowledgeable about the menu which was great as it was me and my partners first time there! I had the mulled wine New York sour and it was delicious! All in all was a fabulous experience, it’s been a bucket list restaurant of mine for quite some time now and it did not disappoint!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a Fantastic experience at Primal!! I had the special Spaghetti Vongole with clams… Amazing!

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  10. Rick

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service. An attractive menu with lots of choice. Nice furnishings and appropriate lighting. But the music was away too loud. And stay away from their charcuterie board, which was the same price as in most other good restaurants but had just two pieces of (the same kind of) cheese and 5 pieces of (the same kind of) charcuterie, plus some bread and olives. I'm used to at least three kinds of cheese and three kinds of charcuterie, with several pieces of each, plus crackers, spreads, etc. I almost sent it back, as it bordered on the insulting. Everything else though was great.

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  11. Greatpeople

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fabulous time. Great greeting, wonderful service and everything was very tasty. Valentines menu was so good! Superb Thank you for your time we truly appreciated it.

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  12. MariaC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and great food Truly a unique dining experience

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  13. JEFFM

    Saskatoon

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always amazing. The specials and regular drinks are fantastic. One of my favourite places in Saskatoon.

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  14. Kristine

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the food and service! The oysters and pasta were incredible! The ambience was okay… the Tbone was not superb but overall a great experience!

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  15. Erbird

    Saskatoon

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, draft beer and cocktails. 7 of us ate 13 dishes family style. So good. Our server, Kasha, was a delight!

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  16. RobA

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic locally owned feastery.. so fresh and just so flavourful. A must visit!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    so delicious. we had the bone marrow and oysters to start which were amazing. the home made bread was to die for. carbonara was equally as satisfying.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried the oysters and marrow to start. Both were incredible. We then shared two different pasta dishes and fry bread and every bite was better than the next. Our server was delightful, professional and had a passion for the business and food.

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  19. Amber

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Primal is without a doubt my favourite pasta restaurant in the city! The drinks are interesting and delicious! The food is always fantastic! I almost always do the 5 course with wine pairing! Highly highly recommend!

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  20. Charlene

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice evening. Delicious and fresh ingredients.

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  21. David

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal, great service. My girlfriend is Gluten & Dairy free & they had great options for her. We both loved our meal. We'll definitely be going back!

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  22. BailieK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and absolutely delicious food! We will be back!

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  23. WendyR

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s still a little dark but better than the last time I was there - my step son who was there a week earlier said the same thing ,,, it seemed a little easier to read the menu !!

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  24. EmilyK

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing, absolutely nothing bad to say. Shelby’s wine pairings were some of the best we’ve ever experienced. Would recommend to anyone.

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  25. KathyG

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, great server. Music could be much quieter

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  26. Kimmy

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food. No features the evening went but not a big deal. Menu has great options. Not too busy; nice and quiet.

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  27. BriannaL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. We had a large reservation and they made it happen with no issues. Excellent service!

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  28. AmberS

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing! Shelby was an incredible server. The lighting and music created the most lovely ambiance. 10\10 recommend

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  29. DarrellM

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, service, and all that goes with that was very very good. I’d like to have them at 4.5 stars.

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  30. ErinT

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! Amazing service, beautiful atmosphere, and great food. The 5 course menu was wonderful, and well worth it.

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  31. ValerieY

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner out, from start to finish! Consistently great food!

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  32. StevenP

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    5 course menu was delicious, service was great. They went above and beyond.

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  33. MicheleL

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The lighting was so poor, it was difficult to read the menu. A chair was added to the end of table next to us and it was so close that I could not get out of my chair - a little too close for comfort. The food was good but not exceptional.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 new years tasting menu, would come back again in a heartbeat.

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  35. BonnieN

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fabulous evening! Just wished the lighting was a tad brighter to match the energy of the food and service.

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  36. ChantelleB

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing tasting food. Will definitely be back to try more!

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  37. Anon

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Excellent food but pricey considering it lacked the ambiance of a fine restaurant. Too noisy to enjoy a conversation.

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  38. MikeB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great but also expensive for not having protein in some of the dishes. I enjoyed the visit until I got home and realized that the agreed to 20%gratuity for a table of 6 was actually charged a bunch more. I called and they were able to sort it out though, so it’s ok now. But check your bill! Before you leave!

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  39. CarlosL

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    place was busy when we got there, service was really good, the food was good, the antipasti board was delicous

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  40. VickieM

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I spent two nights at primal in a row. The first was to have a glass of wine while waiting for takeout pizza and which was excellent and had exceptional service. The following night had a full wonderful meal with great wine awesome service, and probably the best oysters ever. The pasta was always delicious and just a wonderful evening.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 4.8 stars by 1010 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Primal

423 20th St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X3

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Avenue D
  • Neighbourhood
    Saskatoon
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Christie Peters and Kyle Michaels
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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