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“Will Never Return”
Review of The Primadonna Restaurant - CLOSED

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The Primadonna Restaurant
Price range: $0 - $20
Dining options: Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Seating
Washington, DC
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Will Never Return”
Reviewed March 25, 2010

Received gift certificates to this restaurant and took my mom there for a treat. The restaurant opened 30 minutes late and only let us in after we called to tell them that we had been standing outside for half an hour. When we were let in, the restaurant was dark, musty-smelling, and the tables were still not ready for customers-- we also both almost tripped over a lump in the carpet. We tried to order off of an early-bird menu but were told that not only could we not use gift certificates for that particular menu, we had to order two dinner entrees and were only allowed to use one gift certificate at a time. There is absolutely NO mention of any of this on either gift certificate. We then realized why we were the ONLY people in the restaurant. We left and will be passing the gift certificates on to someone who is willing to deal with their excessive rules.‎

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English first
Beaver. PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“AWFUL!”
Reviewed February 3, 2010

Outrageous prices for poor food. Waitress helped me try to find the veal pieces that were buried in mushrooms/sauce. Dinner was served on a luncheon sized plate. Spaghetti was horrid. The restaurant was so cold I told the waitress and she brought over a space heater! Lights were so low you couldn't read the $23+ entree menu! Salad was tossed right out of the bag with an olive and 1 grape tomato added. We were the only ones in the dining room, I wonder why? We did complain to the waitress and it was not addressed by the mgr/owner. What a dissappoinment!
Don't even think about going there!

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“outstanding restaurant. Great classic italian dishes and a nice place for a romatic date”
Reviewed July 22, 2008

outstanding restaurant. Great classic italian dishes and a nice place for a romatic date

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“Best Italian food I have...”
Reviewed March 14, 2008

Best Italian food I have ever had. Portions are unbelievable and the service is second to none.

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