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Primo's Italian Bistro

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2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6418
+1 530-600-2220
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fresno, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ate at Primo's Italian Bistro with our party of 30 and the service and food was outstanding. Served family style and more than enough food for all of us. Convenient location right on Lake Tahoe Blvd. Definitely a "must eat" place in Tahoe!

Thank Ken J
South Lake Tahoe
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average food for an average restaurant. More an American version of Italian than authentic Italian food.

Thank Robert L
Plymouth, Indiana
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family of four visiting SLT and we were hungry for Italian. We got the recommendation from a local who said it was the best in Tahoe. I'll be honest it was darn good! Service was great. They give the table bread and we were able to ask for more and they brought it without hesitation. Pricing was fair and they... More 

Vacaville, California, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided not to stop for lunch on the way up to Tahoe. Wanted a quality meal prior to checking in to our hotel. This place was right off 50 on the main drag to the Hotels. To our surprise the food was outstanding. Home made pasta was great. The soup and salad was great with fresh sourdough bread for dipping.... More 

Thank Victor L
Jupiter, Florida
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Primos did an awesome job from the reservation we made, to having our table ready, to great service,to great food. All the things you look for in a restaurant. The food delivered a great Italian flavor that wowed all of us. We are very impressed with this restaurant and definitely would say it is a local type of restaurant to... More 

Thank Tom W
Aventura, Florida, United States
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family ski trip and craving for Italian pasta for the night, search from trip advisor pop up this restaurant with 4 stars, so I make reservation. We went there, small tiny place full of reservation , full bar. Nice wine but not expensive from Toscana. Very tasty sauce seafood pasta, my kids ate pizza. Ending with Everyone happy. Good place... More 

Thank May S
Hallandale Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always check with the local residents. We wanted Italian food after a long day of skiing. Primo's was great. A tucked away spot right off Lake Tahoe Blvd. The service and atmosphere are great! The food was amazing, homemade, fresh ingredients. Primo's is on the list the next time we are in South Lake Tahoe.

Thank Bernard C
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

This was a very busy place but service was fantastic... 10 min wait on a busy night... Tried the Rissoto and the sole.... So much to choose from... wine is reasonable... Yummy must try... OOO large portions wow....

Thank MJM676
Goiania, GO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Their homemade pasta its delicious! The place is cozy and has a great service! We had small salads, shrimps and calamaris as appetizzer, lasagna, carbonara and parmegiana. Everyone loved it!

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Maryville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Stopped in after a day on the slopes. We were early for dinner - 5:30ish and not hardly a soul in the place. Host made a big deal that we didn't have reservations. Server was very helpful. They are a little stingy with the bread but the olive oil/balsamic/garlic dipping sauce is delicious. The meal was average. My soup wasn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6418
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-600-2220
Primo's Italian Bistro serves authentic Italian recipes and boasts the most extensive selection of Italian wines on the South Shore. Large parties, catering, reservations and to-go orders are welcome. We also have quarterly wine pairing dinners.

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Grass Valley
5 months ago
los altos, california

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?