• For our one of a kind rustic Italian cuisine.
    We start with fresh ingredients.
  • Welcome to your intimate Italian bistro.
    in the heart of South Minneapolis
  • Right in Waconia, Minnesota
    Many ingredients we use are grown on our family farm.

Prima is an intimate 55-seat neighborhood Italian Restaurant located in South Minneapolis.

Celebrating 15 Years in South Minneapolis 1999-2014!

Owned and operated by Eliot and Jennifer King.

The menu is rustic Italian cuisine that features pasta, salads, panini, meat and fresh seafood items. Daily Specials, a Children’s Menu, Housemade Desserts, Carry-Out and Catering menus are also available. Our entire menu is “made in-house” from the highest quality ingredients, locally sourced or grown on our own family farm in Waconia, MN, whenever possible. The entire menu is offered for carry-out. We also provide full service catering and family-style take home meals. Carry-Out is usually ready within 10 to 20 minutes making Prima an excellent mid-week dinner option.

Prima’s decor has soft, faux-painted walls, high ceilings, deep-colored fabrics and Picasso-styled artwork set in antique frames. Prima offers table and chair or banquette seating and has an open kitchen with counter seating to watch the action. Sidewalk Cafe seating during the warmer months adds 20 seats.


A wine list of reasonably-priced Italian, American and World wines is available by the glass or bottle. Bottled beer is also available.