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Primo! Ristorante

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8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
941-359-3690
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent experience!!

We had the special roasted lamb over risotto and eggplant with rapini... Absolutely fabulous!! Even the balsamic that was brought to the table was fabulous! This is a very special home cooked Italian food experience that shouldn't be missed! The only negative was no wine list..this is a problem for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Maryanne T
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Ann Arbor, United States
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Ann Arbor, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We had the special roasted lamb over risotto and eggplant with rapini... Absolutely fabulous!! Even the balsamic that was brought to the table was fabulous! This is a very special home cooked Italian food experience that shouldn't be missed! The only negative was no wine list..this is a problem for wine lovers. How can one choose if one doesn't know... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were lucky to get a reservation on the day of live music was playing. Had fun celebrating a birthday with a party of 10!

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

First things first, the food was excellent. I had lamb shank and my colleague had chicken marsala. Both of us though the taste was great, I also had truffle fries which were amazing. The service was excellent and the restaurant had a nice decor. Now the prices were very high. I live in Ft. Lauderdale where you expect to pay... More 

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very authentic Italian food and excellent service. We were a group of 6 and everyone was extremely satisfied. No complaints at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The food was great good deals on Wednesday 1/2 price dinner if you get a drink and who doesn't like that. Ice tea was good. I had octopus it was amazingly good. Salad dressing was amazing brought some home. Pasta was great we had the flatbread app it was great we could all have a piece. Great recommendation from our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great local Italian family restaurant, authentic recipes, endearing waitstaff! Ask for Rebecca, she'll steer you right if not straight! Pastas are tender, sauces spot on, seafood succulent. Wide wine selection. Senior citizen friendly, fun for all ages. Discount bad snarky reviews: has always been a great visit, month after month.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Wonderful food, 4 different main dishes among us, all superb. Seated fast, at 6 pm, dining room nearly filled to capacity then. Bonus, the best wait staff in Sarasota: Rebecca is alternately charming, funny, and attentive to everyone's needs. She treated our 2 seniors with dignity and grace, made them feel at home immediately. Salads have a unique twist; herbs... More 

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My husband and I went to Primo's tonight, and had the best meal we have had in quite a while at a restaurant. We were greeted at the door, seated promptly, and attended to with the greatest attention the entire time we were there. We ordered the Mozzarella Rolls, as an appetizer, and while they were coming, we enjoyed the... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We have gone to this place at least ten times in the last ten years and it is a mess. I would suggest you could go to tril advisor to find other places to fone other places to find a good meal.

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Come on people. You walk in it is slow, everybody hanging out(waiters,waitress,etc) get a shallow greeting and lead to a table, maybe I should say disposed of.... Waiter finally comes, it's a rush, send him away....first time here I would like to look at the menu....waiter takes order never to be seen until food comes out and disappears until the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-359-3690

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?