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Primal, Saskatoon, SK

Primal

4.7
4.7
618 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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (306) 974-8111

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Christie Peters and Kyle Michaels

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 618 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    KyleG

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Primal is the best restaurant in Saskatoon! We’ve been going since it opened and have never been disappointed. The Chefs are magicians!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our experience at Primal! Our service was amazing and the food was so good! Would recommend to anyone celebrating a special occasion.
  4. KG

    KeithG

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great. Food was presented well. Nice variety on the menu
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved my 5 course meal from Primal. Definitely going back again
  6. AH

    AnneH

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food great service and well priced, highly recommend.
  7. SC

    SylviaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Waitress was very pleasant, food was ok, price was a high for potion size.
  8. S

    Shopdude

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and wine. Service was very good. Can’t say I love the location though.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the 5 course dinner with wine pairing and it was all very good.
  10. B

    Brent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, outstanding food, great atmosphere. Highly recommend the 5 course meal. The squid ink risotto is amazing.
  11. AC

    AlaynaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to go for a fancy or casual outing - the cheese cake is deadly good!!!
  12. AG

    AmyG

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent cocktails, food was very good. Service was great!
  13. C

    Cody

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time at Primal. I was expecting it to be a formal environment, but it was a lot more down to earth than I thought; which I quite enjoyed! The service was great, friendly and warm. The food was excellent; the best I’ve had in Saskatoon in a long time. I highly recommend everyone to check this place out
  14. S

    Sabreman

    Saskatoon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was fantastic. High top tables noise level makes to difficult to hear beyond the person beside you. Would be a great place for up to 4 people but our group was 8 and it was difficult to converse. Will definitely go back for date night.
  15. H

    Hello

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The ice cream with the pavlova was not good. I think there was a mistake. We were only charged half but it was so bad I think it should’ve been taken completely off the bill. Other than that, it was good.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening! Staff were 12/10, food was 12/10 and drinks were 12/10! So yourself a favour and book in for dinner!
  17. TF

    TamF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were absolutely excellent. Menu options were very good and something for everyone's tastes. Drink menu and wine selection excellent. Portion sizes slightly small, given no salad or bread side. Overall wonderful and will definitely visit again.
  18. P

    Pike

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food, outstanding service. Music was louder than I would keep bit that was my only complaint.
  19. BB

    BoneBroths

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, relaxed atmosphere. The wine pairing was fantastic.
  20. L

    Leah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    I have wanted to go to Primal for years and finally went for my birthday. I ordered the risotto after long deliberation and was very disappointed. It did not have a lot of flavor and was not worth the value. The server was excellent and brought me the spaghetti pomodoro instead which was good but I could not even enjoy it after the risotto. The pasta portions are very small for the high price and I expected a lot more out of the food. The noise level was very loud so for those with sensory issues may struggle in this setting. Service though was lovely!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Primal with three other friends and everything was amazing, service was knowledgeable, nice and fast. Food was so tasty! We got the bison carpaccio and oysters to start and both were so flavourful and everyone’s meals were exceptional as well! 10/10 for everything!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I was disappointed by our dining experience tonight. The or
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted to check out the only restaurant in Saskatchewan that ranked in the top 100 for 2022. It did not disappoint. We both got the five course dinner. Every course was magnificent. We shared our options. We particularly loved the beef carpaccio. The beet salad was a playground of flavours and textures. My tagliatelle was lusciously meaty. My husband’s seafood pasta had such a light and refreshing tomato sauce. The steaks were done perfectly cooked with an addictive smokey bite. Cheesecake and tiramisu ended our meal on a hugh note. You have to go! It is one of the best in Canada!
  24. A

    April

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The meal was amazing. I purchased the 5 course vegetarian meal. Was very delicious, was almost able to finish it all but shared some with my husband. It was very loud though for such a small place.
  25. BT

    BrittanyT

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So Amazing!! This restaurant never disappoints! Food and Service are always out of this world and very accommodating to any dietary restrictions 😍
  26. PE

    PatriciaE

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very efficient hostess and table service! Food presentation was excellent!
  27. DY

    DeannaY

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have never been disappointed with the food or the the service. Definitely one of our favourite places to eat in Saskatoon
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Flavours were outstanding and the service was top notch. Can’t wait to come back!!
  29. S

    Shovelface

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Menu was very small and the options were limited. They only had 3 kinds of beer which were all gross. We all left hungry portions were small
  30. WM

    WhitneyM

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We are monthly regulars at Primal and we’ve had both great and not great food experiences over the years. Last night was a not great experience unfortunately. Both of our pasta noodles were very overdone and mushy. Service was great as usual. We’ll be back again to try other menu items.
  31. HJ

    HailJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visit Primal a few times a year. They always exceed my expectations on service, food, and cocktails. I love the values they bring into this industry as well being minimal waste, using homegrown/locally produced products. This is always one of my top recommendations for anyone coming to Saskatoon.
  32. S

    Sarahm

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I’ve heard rave reviews so I just expected something a bit more. When we showed up with a reservation they didn’t even have the table open and didn’t seem to know what to do. I asked to be moved because the table was awful and loud and uncomfortable. The food was nothing to write home about and very expensive.
  33. T

    Travy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a whale of a time enjoying some pasta and wine!
  34. B

    tBone

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was exquisite, the service was sublime, and this continues to be one of my most favourite restaurants in Saskatoon. I recommend Primal to many friends and visitors. I have always found our dining experience at Primal to be memorable, and so it's become a place we go for our very favourite of special occasions, or just when we want to experience a simply outstanding meal. Thank you to each staff member who brings friendly charm and class to such a beautiful space.
  35. B

    Brooklyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Best pasta I’ve ever had in the city. Would recommend anyone to try for a treat night.
  36. B

    Blondie

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday with a couple of friends. Food was excellent. Service was great. Drinks were also very good.
  37. CP

    ClaireP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best. Carpaccio was especially on point! Fabulous, enthusiastic, and smart service. Just can’t get enough!
  38. BN

    BradN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our first time and not our last. My wife and I ordered the 5 course meal for her birthday! Very filling and very delicious. Staff was very friendly
  39. S

    Snoic

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Try the bison carpaccio - absolutely outstanding. Paper thin bison slices topped with arugula, shaved parmesan, pickled walnuts and deep fried artichoke hearts. My husband’s creamy tomato soup was pronounced the best he had ever eaten. The pasta to follow was made in-house and combined tender chicken chunks, creamy sauce and was topped with crispy chili bread crumbs. Superb! We were celebrating an anniversary, and we were surprised to be greeted with two glasses of complimentary champagne. We will be back!
  40. B

    kathyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I personally find it harder to sit at the higher table but others at my table were ok. because the space is small, i also found the noise level a bit high, but everything else was superb

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

    • Waiting staff 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 618 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Primal

423 20th St W Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X3

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Avenue D

  • Area

    Saskatoon

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 17:00–22:00

  • 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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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