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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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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mamas missing

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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Bradenton, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Venice, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Italian food isn't usually my first choice but the food at this restaurant is fantastic! Loved the fresh flavor of the sauce and perfect sized portions. I ordered eggplant parmagiano which was served with a basket of sliced crisp bread, olive oil with seasoning for dipping and salad with delicious creamy Italian dressing. Hubby had the chicken parmagiano which he... More 

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Lewes, Delaware, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Decided to try this place and what a wonderful surprise. Food was authentic and delicious! The antipasto was terrific. We had a risotto and a chicken pasta dish in a cream sauce. Both were great. We eat out often when we come here and this will be one of our new favorites.

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Albany, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My friends and I all LOVE Primos. Primo has delicious food that is served quickly by a phenomenal wait staff. The atmosphere is authentic and lively. I usually get the Spaghetti & Meatballs, but have also tried the Chicken Parmesan and Seafood Risotto, all dishes are excellent! Highly Recommended.

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Bradenton, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

First I want to say we've been visiting Primo since we moved to Florida in '97 and usually have had very good meals but our visit on 3/16/15 left us in disbelief. Second, I want to say our server, Crystal, was excellent and this review does not reflect on her at all. We chose Primo because we can usually get... 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?