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Primo! Ristorante

8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
+1 941-359-3690
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (40 reviews)
“bread” (37 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful Italian restaurant! Great service and delicious food! I stopped in with my two daughters while visiting Sarasota. My girls loved their food! We will definitely return again!

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Lots of local "older" crowd for 1/2 early bird, food ok we shared an anti pasta app, it was good but to much oil on the plate. the dipping sauce for the bread had a sweet element that was not that great, we shared paghetti...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed March 8, 2018

The parking lot was packed on a Friday night, which was a good indication. We had a little wait, so I went to the bar to order a drink where no one was standing and received a rude statement from bartender..."you will have to wait...More

Thank Newdoll
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We've eaten at Primos many times over the years, but our most recent visits have been really lousy. Between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., they have a 1/2 price discount. On visit Number 1 we arrived around 5:40 p.m. There was a empty table and...More

1  Thank JCM1949
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

We went here 2 times this month - as we had shows near by. The service Was as usual good and friendly. The food is good and I just love their Chicken Francese. And their fresh salads. I tried the pizza and it was okay...More

1  Thank kathiev_13
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

I've been to Primos many times over the years. The atmosphere is upbeat, and authentic. The food is good, but a bit overpriced. One of my friends ordered spaghetti and meatballs that was half priced because she ordered a mixed drink. They failed to mention...More

Thank Littlekbs
Reviewed February 10, 2018

We really enjoy everything a Primo! All their pasta dishes are excellent, and the service is really great.

Thank CarCrazyMarc
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

My family and I decided to try Primo for dinner - I had been once before and enjoyed the food. Once again the food did not disappoint, but the service definitely did. Our meals were served, even though we still didn’t have our salads. Good...More

Thank Sharon A
Reviewed December 20, 2017

Went to Primo Ristorante with a large group of elderly men last night. I was very impressed. I had been there before perhaps 20 years ago and did not care for it. But everyone was raving about how good the food was, so I thought...More

1  Thank Joe094
Reviewed December 19, 2017

Went to eat here with friends and chose it because of the close proximity to our hotel. Was not sure what to expect due to mixed reviews, but we were very pleasantly surprised. Food and Drink was outstanding! Interesting atmosphere too, including a 1970 Fiat...More

Thank mrd71
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Joe D
April 23, 2017|
Response from Maurizio C | Property representative |
Sorry I just view your question, yes you can bring your bottle of wine, there will be a charge of $15.00 for cork fee. I like to suggest some of our spectacular wine selections.We only purchased wine from Family own Italian... More
Joe D
April 23, 2017|
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Response from Larry S | Reviewed this property |
yes they do
March 24, 2017|
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Response from Maurizio C | Property representative |
My Dear Customer, yes we do have Gluten Free Pasta and Pizza, like also other items in the menu. Look forward to see you and serve the best Italian Food in the area. Ciao Maurizio and Primo! Staff.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-359-3690
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