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Primo! Ristorante

8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
941-359-3690
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Ranked #287 of 832 Restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Upon entry into the restaurant a hostess barely greeted us (setting a tone that in no way made us feel like she was glad to see us), grabbed two dirty menus and walked toward a table without offering that we follow her. She never suggested we enjoy our evening or that a waiter would be with us soon. As we... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have been going to Primo since I moved to Sarasota in 1999. The food is great. Mauricio is a fabulous owner (chef and baker also). We have hosted many great parties in the private room. Also, I have catered many home parties through Primo. Finally, each year (for about 5 years), they have hosted fund raisers and donated food... More

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Sarasota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Our group of 11 had coupons that we wanted to use. While there was a limit of 3 per table, the place was empty, so we asked if that limit could be waived. The manager not only refused, he was rude and sarcastic. We split up into 2 tables next to each other. We pointed out that it would make... More

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Maurizio C, Owner at Primo! Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear customer, My name is Maurizio Colucci Primo! ristorante owner, you may don't see or ear very well and is understood...we have sign at the entrance of my restaurant that explain the rules for the guest that use coupons, and I also did give you the reason why we can take more of 3 coupons for party. Coupon are an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We've been to Primo's for about 11 years now. They change their menu now and then. Right now my favorite is their "Sorrento," a very delicate marinara sauce with lots of Mussels, Shrimp, Clams, Calamari and Scallops, over a bed of pasta. You get fresh baked bread right out of the oven, with olive oil/herb dipping sauce, and salad with... More

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Longboat Key, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A must if you like Naples style pizza! Thin and crisp, right on sauce, great cheese and toppings! Try the "criminali" with home made sausage, ham and pepperoni! Wonderful staff and owners to great you! Huge wine selection, great service. Look forward to stopping by every time we are in North Sarasota.

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Bradenton, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

From the moment that you enter this restaurant you are having a great time. The wait staff is superb (with suggestions, conversation, etc.). I had the liver (best I've ever had and I'm a big liver fan). My wife had the octopus and it was magnificent. The house wines are good and inexpensive. I have driven by Primo for several... More

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Palmetto
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went with friends for the second time. Two of us had eggplant parm which was very good and definately not greasy. My husband opted for the Veal Parm, and rated it as okay. The veal was not as tender as it should of been, but was made very well. Angel Hair pasta is served with the veal and eggplant parm,... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Food average, expensive for the size of the entrees. My wife ordered a crab pasta and the crab was out of a can. You would think it would be easy to get fresh crab from the gulf.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Whenever I have guests in town, I take them to Primo. There's a brick oven and the staff is quite friendly. However, on yesterday my 70-year-old mother and I went there. Just before I got off work she had already eaten. She wanted to try a piece of pizza at Primo. Every time we tried to order the early bird... More

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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We ate here with a group. The staff handled us all very well. They were gracious. The food was good and there were half price specials. There were no low carb offerings (whole grain pasta), but gluten free was offered.

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