I often find that Italian restaurants in Lisbon are a poor representation of actual Italian food and, in my view, are all fairly similar. Come Prima is an exception and I find the quality of the food to be far better than most other restaurants I know, but hey, that’s debatable. The truth is that they prepare wonderful pastas, ingredients are fresh, service is good and the place has a really cosy and warm feel.
The wooden interiors and the dim lights make it a nice place for a quiet dinner, especially in the colder evenings that are now approaching.
I especially recommend the lasagne (the normal Bolognese, but especially a great one with salmon and spinach – a real treat). The bruschetta makes for a good start and their tiramisu is a great way to finish a real Italian meal.
The queue is usually long in the evenings so I recommend you book at dinner time and come with plenty of time to spare, because if you don’t know the area, it may take you some time to find it and parking is big a problem. But it’s definitely worth the effort.