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Primal, Saskatoon, SK

Primal

4.7
4.7
657 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

11:00 p.m.


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

What 657 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and amazing service!
  2. TM

    TerryM

    Saskatoon

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We've finally found a restaurant that provides authentic Italian food rather than the North American version (huge portions of heavy pasta) that most 'Italian' restaurants seem to think people want. Everything was fresh and very tasty. The service was great and the prices extremely reasonable for the quality of the food. We will certainly be back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The music was sooo loud no one could hear anyone talking. Liked the food, and the restaurant but won’t go back again because the music was too dam loud. People like to talk over dinner not dance. We asked the server to please have the music turned down but that was a no go. Me and everyone in our party all had the same complaint. We ranged in age from 55 to 24, there were 6 of us.
  4. ST

    ShelbyT

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    As always, fantastic food. Service was wonderful and friendly as always. Our only complaint was being seated next to a table of 8 adults who were quite loud, doing shots etc at a 5 pm Sunday dinner time. Not much Primal can do about that but perhaps could have seated that group away from the folks having date nights and family suppers looking for a bit more of a serene experience.
  5. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Unfortuately - I got terribly sick with what I would presume to be food poioning right after I ate here and spent that night / next day very ill. I was with a party of 3 and the other 2 people were fine. We shared everything - appitizers / wine and the only thing different I had was my main meal - spaghetti carbonara. The rest of the food we shared and the other 2 mains were good. As I was only visiting family in town for 4 days, it was a shame that I was sick for half of my time in Saskatoon.
  6. JK

    JeremyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent! Service was great. Only quibble was that the music was louder than necessary.
  7. N

    Nick

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner at primal as always. Tasting menu provides great variety and lots of food.
  8. MV

    MarkV

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great tasting pasta and great service. The place is a little dark though.
  9. KC

    KathCl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious. If it were socially acceptable I would have licked the plate.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and fresh. Tastes like summer on a plate.
  11. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Coming from an Italian family, I am picky when it comes to Italian food; Primal was excellent overall.
  12. K

    Kara

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Primal is always my go-to for a reason! Another wonderful experience taking our friends who were in from out of town. They were so impressed as well, thank you Primal Team!
  13. DG

    DanielleG

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Great menu, yummy drinks, top-notch pasta. Lovely staff. Huge thumbs down for the awful, sticky, deteriorating table top resin/wax(?) finish. It wasn’t just our table, several in the row were in the same state. It was as though every table had been wiped down with a linty-cloth soaked in maple syrup. That said, we’ll be back…wearing long sleeves. 👍🏻
  14. R

    Rapzillatron

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Primal is just fantastic! We shared the 5 course meal (that's more like 6) and it was delicious, plus the cocktails were superb!
  15. D

    Delicious

    Edmonton

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a difference fresh pasta makes. Best pasta we have had in a long time. Will be back
  16. SS

    ScottS

    Las Vegas

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable and the food was better. Cool vibe and very enjoyable.
  17. VH

    VickiH

    Manitoba

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely meal if you love garlic pasta. appies and dessert exceptional! Sitting by the speaker, twice asked to turn it down a little. Shouted conversation
  18. TS

    TrishS

    Saskatoon

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It was okay. My two guests did not finish their meals - risotto had changed (felt like soup) and the other said it was good but too rich. I enjoyed the Carbonara. A bit disappointed for the price!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Primal gave us champagne on the house because we were there for our anniversary. We didn’t go there expecting that so that was a very nice surprise. We loved Primal and will absolutely be back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic as always. Our go-to spot to showcase Saskatoon's food scene when we have visitors and it never disappoints. Grab a bunch of plates and share family style so you can get to taste a variety of their offerings. Will be back! :)
  21. SN

    SantoshN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal from apps to dessert.
  22. AB

    AndrewB

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We travel to Saskatoon for work and have decided that Primal is our new favourite restaurant in Saskatoon. The food was excellent both in taste and presentation. The team were attentive and made suggestions which were well received. Will definitely be back!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is always fantastically prepared. Generous portions and the servers are great at explaining the meals. They also take food allergies and preferences very seriously
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 26th Wedding Anniversary. Everything was fantastic!
  25. T

    Tal1

    Saskatoon

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Had amazing scratch pasta on night out with friends on pasta Tuesday. Was happening place - very busy and loud. Friendly server and fast service. Would be nice if all items or wine options could be part of $30 pasta/wine special rather than house. All in all was nice night out.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful in every way! Don’t miss this gem!!!
  27. JS

    JandS1968

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Primal and it was a wonderful dining experience. Amber, our server, was absolutely fabulous! We appreciate theme she took to explain the menu, and offer her knowledge concerning our food and beverage choices (thank you Amber). Given this was our first visit to Primal, we wanted a broad sample of the menu and ordered the five course entree option - this was the absolute best choice for us. The food was excellent and we left fully satisfied with our evening out. Well done Primal!
  28. MW

    MichaelW

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good food. One annoying thing is that you can only order pizza to go, not for in-restaurant dining.
  29. TS

    TabethaS

    Saskatoon

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bison carpaccio was amazing. It is a bit pricy but worth it for a special occasion. The staff is all very friendly and knowledgeable.
  30. KJ

    KristyJ

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal! We shared so many amazing dishes, service and wine were incredible!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing accommodations for allergies. Our server was able to confidently run through what was safe to have and did an excellent job. A bit on the pricy side, but the food and service is well worth it.
  32. x

    xkoala

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food in Saskatoon! Kudos to the chef and staff, all very professional and friendly, beautiful dining experience from beginning to end👍
  33. DB

    DocBrown

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food, seating was a little uncomfortable. I will be returning, but maybe grabbing a booth next time.
  34. D

    Derchelle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great experience!! Food, service, and environment were all amazing! Would recommend!
  35. C

    Celine

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for a get together with friends or family. The food was fabulous, great portions amazing service. Highly recommend it.
  36. JL

    JuliL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful dining experience… from the drinks to dinner to dessert. It was all a beautiful work of art with flavour and presentation Our waitress was also delightful. Looking forward to our next visit
  37. TG

    TamaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful first time at Primal. Our server, Shelby, made us feel right at home. We were celebrating our mom's retirement. They made her feel extra special. Food was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening there and would highly recommend!
  38. JC

    JoeC

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal. We had the tasting menu and it was amazing. One of the best meals we have ever had. Wonderful service and great ambiance.
  39. F

    Food

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was so damn good, came quickly. Service was quick and attentive, I think we were in and out in one hour. Overall ambience was good, maybe a bit too quiet. Only comment: Mentioned that dinner was for a special occasion and it got brought up once or twice by the server and that was kinda it. Not sure if there’s a point in asking then…? At Hearth last year, they at least gave you a little treat at the end for the celebration. A very small, entitled gripe I know. Otherwise it was amazing.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for our anniversary. Excellent meal. Will definitely come back.

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 4.7 stars by 657 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 22 times today
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

  • 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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