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“One great restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Primo

Primo
Ranked #90 of 1,971 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Local. Fresh. Modern. Primo restaurant offers a fun and casual environment with a menu featuring fresh, locally sourced and organic cuisine made in our 100% scratch kitchen. It’s the perfect place for families to business diners. Experience what’s new at Primo with our inventive and robust Italian cuisine influenced by Mediterranean, French and Spanish flavors. Executive Chef Melissa Kelly is the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards winner of the American Express Best Chef, Northeast Award. Chef Kelly was named one of the upcoming chefs of the 90's by Food & Wine magazine, Nation's Restaurant News, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Chocolatier, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Travel and Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Town & Country, and New York Magazine, among others, have all recognized her culinary talents. Her restaurant was listed as one of the "20 Most Important Restaurants in America" by Bon Appetit Magazine in 2013.
Swansea, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“One great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Food, service and ambience terrific. Great Duck, Saltimbucca, Arancini, Homemade Limomcello, etc. Thanks Ian and Staff

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Sue C
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JWRestaurants, Marketing Coordinator at Primo, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thank you for your recent review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope you get a chance to visit us soon.

Crystal R.
Marketing Coordinator
Food & Beverage Team
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
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West Richland, Washington
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, great server, uncomfortable chair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

We had reservations, and so no problems getting a table, but it was completely full on a Saturday night. The food (including the bread they serve to get you started) was delicious and obviously freshly prepared. The watermelon salad had a great dressing and was a little challenge to eat...I'm not one to eat the seeds, but it was so good, it was worth the effort. We were invited to tour the outdoor gardens while our meal was prepared and that was a fun, unexpected treat. The date and pomegranate trees were ripe with fruit. My only complaint is that our chairs were rather uncomfortable. We sat at a low table and both the chairs were slouchy with very little support, so you had to learn forward, to an unusual degree, to eat. They need to be replaced. Our servers were very attentive and it was nice to be offered sparkling water as well as still.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pickyandproudofit
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JWRestaurants, Marketing Coordinator at Primo, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thank you for your recent review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us as well as take a tour of our gardens. We apologize that you were not able to find the seating very comfortable. Our management team is looking to provide a comfortable seating option for these particular chairs in the restaurant.


Crystal R.
Marketing Coordinator
Food & Beverage Team
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
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Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Absolutely nothing to complain about…food was very good and the service excellent! As with all of the hotel, the views are fantastic.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank SMNOLE
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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Loved the Bacon Wrapped Scallops”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

The food was amazing, the service was out of this world. I would definitely be dining here for the fritters, scallops and the paella forgot the name :-) loved it

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank traveller06811
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fabulous meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

The dinner was the best meal we have ever had in Tucson! Our server was incredible as well and later told us it was only her second night serving! Highly recommend this restaurant!

Visited July 2013
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Thank cbancroft
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