Food from Prima Donna in Culver City

Prima Donna

If you’re on the hunt for modern Italian fare, Prima Donna at The Shay is the place for you. This charming spot in Culver City is easy to like thanks to its refreshing atmosphere and of course, delicious plates of Sicilian-inspired cuisine. You can dig into a wood-fired pizza while sipping their mouth-watering selection of cocktails in a setting fit to kick off a night on the town. You can easily enjoy catching up with friends, co-workers, or date night at this bright spot on the Culver City dining scene.

Visit if You Like:

Margot • Simonette • Lemon Grove

Prima Donna Details:

🍔 Food:
You won’t be disappointed by their menu of appetizing eats. The modern take on classic Italian favorites extends to the pizzas, pastas, salads, and seafood. The Crispy Brussels Sprouts are a great way to kick off the meal and the Dry-Aged Branzino will keep you coming back for more. Their pizza is also an absolute must, with the Spicy Pepperoni being a standout. End with the Lemon Pistachio Cake and you won’t regret the decision.

🍸 Drinks:
A refreshing menu of signature cocktails will keep the good vibes flowing no matter your liquor of choice. The “Viola” is perfect for gin lovers with tastes of elderflower and lemon, while the “Midnight Noir” is for whiskey fans, made with pear and orange bitters. There’s also an extensive wine list to pair with any dish you go for.

🎶 Music:
You’ll hear a range of upbeat pop/dance music that sets the tone for a lively night.

You’ll immediately notice the inviting vibe of Prima Donna the second you step in. Their expansive floor plan includes a long bar top, bright indoor seating, and a breezy outdoor patio to take in the LA sunshine. White brick, wooden furnishings and coastal décor come together to evoke a welcoming dash of Mediterranean charm.

📸 Photo Ops:
There’s no spot in particular that sticks out, but definitely take advantage of the beautiful brick backdrop for a few solid selfies.

🛎 Hotels Nearby:
The ShayPalihotel Culver CityThe Culver Hotel

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🎥 LALA Guide on TikTok: Prima Donna

@lalaguide Full review in our bye oh! 😎⁠ ⁠ Stop by this Culver City spot for modern Italian fare on the first floor of The Shay hotel! You can dish on wood-fired pizzas and delicious pastas for a charming breakfast or vibey dinner. 🍕⁠ ⁠ 🍝 Mouth-watering Italian cuisine (especially the seafood!)⁠ ✨ Modern coastal design⁠ 🍸 Handcrafted cocktails that hit home⁠ ☀ Breezy outdoor patio⁠ ⁠ 📍 @PRIMA DONNA at @The.Shay.Hotel ⁠ Thanks to Prima Donna for inviting us in to visit! 🙌🏾⁠ ⁠ #losangelesrestaurants #losangeles #culvercity #laeats #larestaurants ♬ Espresso – Mark Ronson x FNZ Working Late Remix – Sabrina Carpenter & Mark Ronson

Prima Donna Info:

📍 Address:
The Shay Hotel
8801 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Sun-Thurs: 7am-11am, 5:30pm-9pm
Fri-Sat: 7am-11am, 5:30pm-10pm

📱 Contact:
(209) 364-7543


  • Beautiful design with spacious layout
  • Delicious pizzas and menu of cocktails
  • Super friendly staff


  • No street parking available
  • Location is a bit awkward to get to
  • Not a lot of light during dinner hours
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