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“Good food yet service have gone down lately”
Review of Primi Coastal

Primi Coastal
Ranked #215 of 360 Restaurants in Port Elizabeth
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We used to frequent the restaurant over the past few years since it had opened but since there has Been a change in management the service has gone down.Mistakes made on the bill,and the general quality of the food has also gone down a bit.Despite this it serves the best pasta in town and the portions are generous.It is a bit pricey but if the food warrants the price it is acceptable.The vibe is busy and noisy so if you want a quiet night out this is certainly not the spot for you. It is sad to see the old Primi isn't around any more but maybe this one can pull its socks up to its old standard again.

Thank Annali
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

In my experience, the Primi brand distinguishes itself with two things:
- fresh, tasty food, prepared in clean open (viewable) kitchens
- attentive service
Primi Coastal delivered neither of these during my recent visit. The restaurant was not busy during the post-lunch session of our visit, yet the service was as poor as I have rarely experienced in any restaurant in about a decade.
The food was acceptable, but - with burned pizza crust and a long wait for the arrival of our food, I was hoping for more.
The sea views are uncomparable and certainly the highlight of this establishment. As I expect, you can also see what is going on in the kitchen through orange perspex / glass, but I certainly did not appreciate seeing kitchen staff eating big helpings of pasta while preparing food! (I can only hope that they were not taste testing food before sending it out, as the same spoon was being used throughout!)

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Thank Ribbie_001
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

This restaurant has opened and closed a few times, the staff are friendly but I find the giggling between waiters and waitresses a little off putting. Food is okay.

Thank bungy19
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

We mostly visit here for breakfasts although it is a popular late night restaurant. Great cocktails and a really wonderful deck with awesome sea views. A must for a visitor to PE. The menu is extensive and well priced and the food good quality. Child friendly and good service

Thank Sarahthexton
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

If you like noise, this is the place to go. Food, service, atmosphere great. Something different. Don't go hear if you have soar ears!

Thank Centrino583
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