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Primo! Ristorante

8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
941-359-3690
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Ranked #294 of 824 restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Palmetto
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food and service was excellent. The pasta was cooked to perfection and the Alfredo sauce was fantastic, better that I had at Alfredo's restaurant in Rome. If you get there before 6, the pasta dishes are half price.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

First visit to the restaurant but everyone else in our group had been there before. We were seated right away without reservation due to the size of the group. Reservations for 10 or more only. Service was excellent I don't remember the servers name. The starters were very good and the entrées were very good. The pumpkin ravioli was the... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I have been here a handful of times. It is a great midway point for Bradenton and Sarasota pals to meet. 6 of us were there for a leisurely dinner and Joe took great care of us. I like the design of the place as there are multiple rooms, lots of corners so a group of people can feel like... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Wandered in here without knowing anything about it, and I left vowing to return. Exceptional service. Fun environment. And most importantly, outstanding food. A+ marinara sauce. I dined here the night before I closed on a condo I was purchasing in advance of becoming a snow bird. I'm so pleased to have found a reasonably priced Italian restaurant with such... More

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We used to enjoy eating here at least once a month but had not been to Primo since last summer. The Soprano pasta dish and Baked Ziti were both smaller servings and not as good as I remembered. Service was friendly but restaurant does need to be updated.

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Sarasota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Primo! offers an interesting range of Italian dishes with enough variety for everyone in your party. The risotto is rich and creamy and loaded with seafood. The veal Valentino is fabulous with three large pieces of tender veal lightly covered in smoky, creamy, balcony goodness. The kitchen will prepare any dish to your specifications, a welcome touch for those of... More

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