Prima Cucina – review
And our dining out experience continues with Krogveckan…
Prima Cucina has an extensive menu for the special Restaurant Week which was mainly the reason why I chose it.
We were 5 people and the restaurant was one third full. This is a neighborhood restaurant so that might have explain it. It was after all a Monday night! But the atmosphere was great and we had a corner to ourselves!
Unfortunately, they didn’t have the tuna appetizer (supply problem) which was a major disappointment as I had been salivating all day thinking about it. So I went for a dessert instead. For the main, I had the spaghetti Prima Cucina which according to the menu consists of Scampi, ventrinicina, chili, körbärstomater, vitlök, vitvin och persilja (shrimps, chili, cherry tomatoes, garlic, white wine and parsley). No idea what the ventrinicina is. The scampi was fresh and cooked to perfection and definitely NOT pre-cooked so kudos to them! Anyway, I thought that I’d check out the price on their website and it turns out that this dish is not on their regular menu. Is that good or bad? The dish was good homemade Italian food but unfortunately, I didn’t taste the chili and the garlic was not overpowering which was unexpected, given that it was on the list of ingredients! Was it a restaurant dish, ie. something that I can’t make at home and have to go out for? The answer is “No”.
For dessert, I had the tiramisu which was ok. The biscotti was still half crispy which meant that they didn’t get their full share of being dunked in coffee. I may be wrong there but I didn’t see any mascapone cheese.
All in all, it was good food but not exceptional. The prices on the regular menu are in the middle range which is what it should be. Unfortunately for me, I could make this kind of food at home so this means no return visit!
Prima Cucina, Tulegatan 21, Stockholm (metro: Rådmansgatan)