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Bar Primi

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Thu, 8/22
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

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Bar Primi is an Italian pasta shop on the border of NoHo and the East Village.
$12 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews brunch rice balls pasta ricotta pancakes crostini carciofi lamb broccoli rabe gelato panna cotta clams breakfast sandwich tapas style great food great service portion sizes decided to give it a try seated upstairs
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice brunch for 8 on a slow Sunday. It was quiet and relaxed in the upstairs seating area. Service was quick and our server was perky and fun. Ricotta pancakes were yummy but could have used more Nutella. Breakfast sandwiches substituting bacon were good....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Rocmomvball
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great modern Italian dishes - the brussel sprouts are to die for - the pastas very good - very noisy and the staff not very friendly

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Kerala2013
Reviewed July 10, 2019

We decided to come here for lunch on a rainy afternoon. The appetizers that we ordered (Sicilian rice balls, a.k.a. arancini and the ricotta crostino) really hit the spot, but the pasta we got was sort of a let down. While the sauces were good,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

A pure fluke fortunate walk in - we were a party of 12 that hadn’t booked anywhere for dinner on our first night in NYC. After a few attempts at various venues in the vicinity Primi, although very busy made room for our group and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank acallbssev
Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

We had family in town for our daughter’s graduation from NYU, and we chose Bar Primi for a place to have a late lunch/early dinner. So ten of us came in around 3 pm and were immediately seated and tended to by a nice staff....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Steambush
Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

My friends chosen this place for our Easter lunch as I wanted to try some nice pasta, as I am visiting from London. It started with the pretensions and rude hostess that totally ignored our requested to have a table in the ground floor as...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AnaPiussi
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

Found this to be a really fun place. Lively and upbeat. Kinda crowded upstairs, tables and chairs close but you won’t notice once you start diving into the great food. Well portioned, reasonable prices and tasty. Probably more room and quieter on the first floor....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Neil K
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

Visited for our dinner reservation at 6.30 on Friday evening and were seated upstairs in a booth at the rear of the dinning room. At first I thought it rather dark and had great difficulty reading the menu, infact we all read the menu by...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank RedJuly50
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Sometimes I go to Italian restaurants and feel like I am still living in 1979--but in a bad way. Bar Primi is a breath of fresh air in a sea of old-school Italian places that have lost their mojo. Their flavors are on point and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Marty C
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Bar Primi is an Italian cuisine restaurant with unique twists to classic Italian dishes. My friends and I went to try out there Pasta offerings which comprised of a New York take on Italian Ragu Bolognese with ricotta for 24,50$. Quite honestly the dish was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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