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“The ravioli is great!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Primi Ristorante Italiano

Primi Ristorante Italiano
27 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3804
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Ranked #133 of 739 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Post office
Description: The Klenke Family has taken over Primi, and all we can say is - HOLD ONTO YOUR HAT! This snazzy indoor/outdoor eatery has long been a downtown favorite. But now that Klenke enlisted an extraordinary kitchen staff to fine tune the menu, locals and out-of-towners are converging in record numbers. How have patrons weighed in thus far? Wrote one, "It’s such a joy when you find a restaurant that you want to go to every day..." And another enamored diner had this to say, "Primi is a fantastic local place that I will frequent again, and it is very reasonably priced...You could easily spend something comparable or more at a cookie-cutter chain -- but in the end, a place like Primi is a much more rewarding experience." Indeed, it is. For lunch, the Chicken Feta Roast Pepper Panini, House Salad and Pasta Dishes come highly recommended. For dinner, the Beef Carpaccio or Black Mussels in white wine ... Don't forget to ask for the home made deserts: Tiramisu' , Creme Brulee'...& more!
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“The ravioli is great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2008

The ravioli is great!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous Downtown St. Petersburg Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2008

Well worth the trip to the downtown area. A party of 10 adults were at a band competition at the Tropicana Field and were looking for something close by. We found the best Italian restaurant in Tampa / St. Pete area. It is not a "red sauce and formula Italian" restaurant; instead you will find heaven in their mushroom ravioli as they practically float off of your plate, flavor and freshness in their shrimp appetizer, and receive service beyond compare. The fresh ingredients and well chosen combinations make the selection of your meal an adventure. The chef wanted everyone to be happy with their meal and the waiter ran to keep us well fed. We had ten adults all order something different and everyone raved about their meal. We recently had friends who traveled to Tampa, went to Primi and ended up going twice on their trip due to the fabulous food. If I did not live 10 hours away, Primi would be a regular spot on our foodie group list of favorites. Go. You will not regret anything except the fact that you may live too far away to go on a regular basis.

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“Chicken Recco is awesome!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2007

Chicken Recco is awesome!!!!

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