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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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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
vanvan11
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Bradenton, Florida
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  • Large groups
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very good Italian food from scratch . Really good homemade salad dressing. Manicotti was delicious. Service was friendly and efficient

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

I had the Sophia Loren which was amazing with crab meat and angel hair. He had a pizza and the 12inch was ample. Wine prices reasonable. fantastic service from a handsome waiter made the night

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Sarasota, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

From the minute we arrived, we were not expecting much. The hostess was anything but happy to be there and the decor was cheap. After being seated our waitress (Rebecca) who was friendly but exposed her tongue ring as she greeted us with a familiarity that you would find in a local pub brought us our beverages. We ordered the... More 

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

In 50 years in Hospytality business, I learn that there is a categories of custmers that you just can't PLEASE.Usually they have some physical and mental issues,have no taste in clothes, are lonely, sex oppressed and most of them drive fancy cars for impress...only few friends put up with them. Then thanks to this web site, they exspress there daily... More 

Siesta Key, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Pirmo's has a very good selection of Italian food that's Authentic and Tasty! Great friendly service and atmosphere. I've had the Pizza (which is brick oven) and it was wonderful. The chicken parm is fantastic and their Tiramisu is out of this world Delish!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went with friends for dinner at Primo Ristorante. They frequent this Italian establishment quite often when in vacationing in Florida. Very friendly staff with nice atmosphere. Great menu with nice daily specials. Must have been a bad luck day for me. First the incorrect salad was brought to my table. The waitress apologized, but the right one took forever to... More 

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Additional Information about Primo! Ristorante

Address: 8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
Phone Number: 941-359-3690
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?