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Primo! Ristorante

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8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
+1 941-359-3690
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“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 February 25, 2016

Our favorite Italian restaurant in Sarasota!!! So warm and inviting! Excellent food, we have never had a bad meal. The staff is awesome and make you feel at home!

1  Thank jfinsley2600
Reviewed February 24, 2016

the comments others have made is spot on. decor, food are fond memories of the past. my eggplant was terrific and husband was happy with veal dish. it took awhile for dinner to arrive though, but it was yummy. seemed like they have a regular...More

Thank flatrockgal
Reviewed February 19, 2016

It has no pretenses and serves very good home style Italian food. Most favorites can be found on the menu.The portions are generous and the bread is delicious. Our server was outstanding and was not only attentive but gave good suggestions.

Thank bakfar
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Had a very nice late dinner. Rosa's spaghetti and meatballs is a tasty dish. The bread was good and the dip is truly delicious.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Primo's has been a favorite since I first started coming to Sarasota 15 years ago. I don't expect frou-frou or gourmet dining. There are plenty of those places around. I like the old time atmosphere, friendly service and authentic tasty home cooking. Nothing fancy; just...More

Thank JordanS8
Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

We were staying by the Sarasota airport and found this place! Great menu, busy, busy fun! My husband & I decided to share a pizza......it was delicious, all fresh ingredients and the waitress was very friendly! Must stop If in Sarasota!!!!!

Thank julgus377
Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

We went there by recommendation of our hotels receptionist and it was a hot tip. The Italian Family runs the place very well, the ambience is personal. The two risottos of ours were both fantastic. If you go there and have a car at hand,...More

Thank Dominik M
Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

My BFF and I were in town for a half marathon and was looking for a restaurant in order to "carb load" and a sweet lady named Ms. Rose recommended Primo! So glad she did!!! This was one of the best Italian meals that I've...More

1  Thank Lacey J
Reviewed February 5, 2016

The food, the service, and the value were outstanding. We were so impressed that we went back the next night and were glad we did,

1  Thank 2plusadog
Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

I read a lot of varied reviews before we tried it. It's nothing special. I agree with some of the comments that Carabbas is better...and for Italian... That says a lot. They are in the south and don't serve sweet tea. Calamari is frozen and...More

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Questions & Answers
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, 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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