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Primo! Ristorante

8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
941-359-3690
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Ranked #286 of 839 Restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We've been 3 or 4 times. We do like the early bird specials, can't wait to try the pizza next. My favorite pasta dish is Amorieto. Penne with artichokes, black olives, chicken and more. My hope is to get a waitress next time who is not so forgetful.

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Bradenton, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a very good Italian restaurant with a very good wait staff. There is usual a coupon in the paper for 50% off second meal. We have gone several times and our dinner was always good and plentiful. I would go back again and enjoy a good Italian meal.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was our first visit and we really enjoyed it we had pizza and some of their special pasta dishes. We were there for the early bird and prices were 50% off. Such a deal! Our waitress, Rebecca was outstanding and we can't wait to return.

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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