Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Prima Ristorante

1522 N. Main St. (Bonanza St.) Send to Phone
925-935-7780 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Italian cuisine, topnotch desserts and a jazz pianist Wednesday through Saturday evenings.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly

* Click here for rating key

  • 5.0 star rating
5.0 rating over 1 reviews
Dining room at Prima Ristorante, Walnut Creek, CA

Prima Ristorante Restaurant Review

: Since its 1977 debut as a wine-and-cheese shop that served informal meals, Prima has been an East Bay favorite. It still has a wine shop at the back of one dining room, from which diners can choose a wine right off the shelf for a modest corkage fee; there are weekly wine tastings, and all wines served by the glass are available for tastes. Prima's co-owner Peter Chastain is also its executive chef; fellow co-owner John Rittmaster is its wine director. Dishes have included agnolotti filled with braised oxtails served in a Parmesan broth, local halibut, grilled ahi and braised baby chicken, and such desserts as pistachio millefeuille --- puff pastry layered with toasted pistachio cream. A jazz pianist plays Wednesday through Saturday evenings.

User Ratings & Reviews for Prima Ristorante
GAYOT has uncovered the best restaurants in (and around) San Francisco for you to enjoy right now
Top 25 Restaurants in San Francisco to Eat at Right Now

The weather is cooling down, but the Bay Area restaurant scene is heating up.

Read more


Check out the 2015 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the US and more.