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Primo! Ristorante

8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
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Ranked #285 of 806 restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner
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117 reviews from our community

63% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

There was a very large group of us, 10 or more people and we were accomidated very well. Ther server was excellent, the food was very good also. Will def. go back when we are in the area! And if you come in between 4 and 6 I believe, most of the menu is half price!!

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Winneconne, Wi
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Three of us ate dinner at Primo's on March 6. We all had spaghetti & meatballs which doesn't sound like fancy cuisine, but this spaghetti was!! The meatballs were generous in size and quantity, the sauce was seasoned like none I've had, and the garlic & spice-flavored olive oil bread dip was fantastic!! Our waiter was a hoot! She made... More

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Statesboro, Georgia, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Not bad. Not great. Food I ordered was not particularly flavorful. Slow, but polite service. Considering the plethora of Italian restaurants in Sarasota County, I think will go some place else next time I want Italian. Maybe it was just an off night for them.

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2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We went with a group last night and our server was very pleasant and full of energy but the service was very slow. This was mentioned by others in our group that had the same past experence. To top it off, we went to use our Entertainment card and didn't know you had to have the coupon in the book... More

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Carterville, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I was searching for a restaurant prior to a play at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota. Stopped at Barnacle Biil's----way too crowded and a long wait. Same at Anna Maria Oyster Bar. Because of time, I was nearly reduced to McDonald's but saw a sign for Primo's which was clearly Italian. I figured a salad would be fine and... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

One of the local favorites because it is so good and with reasonable prices. The Marinara is delicately light and the cream sauces are extremely rich. Fresh ingredients and a nice included field greens salad with proprietary dressing (available for purchase) make for a pleasant dining experience. Ambiance is friendly with a distinctly neighborhood feel. Nothing pretentious. Oh, "pass" on... More

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Parrish, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We had dinner here on 2/9. Joe was our very pleasant server. He gave us plenty of attention and catered to us very well. I had Sausage Tonino and my husband had Lasagne. Both were served quickly, hot and truly delicious. We even commented to Joe had much we felt the restaurant had improved!!!! We have been eating here, off... More

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

What a great time we had ! A cozy table for two with fantastic mood lighting ; just the romantic Italian dinner I was looking for for a special night out. Salad and bread included in the meal price was a bonus! I was very happy with the service and seeing how busy the dining room was, expected a wait... More

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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I went to dinner with my wife on the 7th of Feb to have dinner.We have been there several times before,but it has been at least 3 years,since our last visit.The salad was 30 mins late after we ordered it.I had to go to the manager and complained.The waitress brought it few minutes and apologized ,she said that she forgot.I... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We have been to Primos multiple times when we have requested the I want to say the Italian waiter service is great anyone else seemed to be clueless, 1st issue I really like my appetizers before my meal not with it, not cold and certainly NOT after it, the food is fairly good but can be ruined because it often... More

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

Dear Customer, i am glad you took out from your chest this frustrations...hope you feel better now!. In this day and time we all become food Food Critics, thank you to all this TV shows and sites like this one. In the real restaurant life things sometime can go wrong and we take full responsibilities, like i assume in your... More

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