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Rua das Palmeiras 60 | Centro, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
+55 22 2623-4132
18:30 - 23:45
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owner is a nice guy, the food is even better. The gnocchi is the main specialty of this restaurant and they do a really good job! Taken together with the modestly price of the dishes served this is a winner for sure!

Thank Nick L
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The difference with Primitivo is the attitude. Clearly driven by customer focus by the owner - a Brazilian who worked in the UK for 12 years and then came back to his Italian heritage in Brazil. The food is great, we recommend the entrada for two people, and you can't go wrong from there on because it's clear the owner... More 

Thank Middleagedskier
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Went to Primitivo after seeing its rating at Trip Advisor. It was as great as its previous rating. Great food, nice service. Really good option for a family dinner at Búzios.

Thank Rodrigo A
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

"Rua das Pedras" is a must go in Buzios at night. We decided to visit Primitivo and we liked it. It's not an amazing food, but I liked lasagna a la bolognesi and the Italian style thin pizza. My wife and son asked for a risoto with shrimp, zucchini and lemon but they didn't like that much. Next time we... More 

Thank Luiggi-Campany
State of Sao Paulo
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I had a lovely dinner, the host recommended the risotto with lamb. We went with that and a bottle of prosecco. Food was great and the service was excellent. Good prices too!

Thank Darren M
Rio de Janeiro
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We ordered pizza and although they were not too bug, they contained too much cheese and the bottom was too thin, and not at all crunchy, in short: disappointing!

Thank 960maartenr
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Superb wonderful food,great service,so.very friendly staff,they made us feel so comfortable,paradisiac place.we definitely recommend PRIMITIVO!

Thank boeiraernani
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and a delicious food. The manager Mauro was extremely friendly and welcoming. Highly reccomended.

Thank laurasouza
Montevideo Department, Uruguay
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Don't know all restaurants in Buzios, but from what I've tried, this is the best. It's an Italian place, and they're very good at it. Delicious food (especially pizzas) and a great wine selection. It's quite easy to tell the food is fresh and made with the very finest ingredients. All of their staff is super friendly and customer focused.... More 

Thank vgonzalezfernandez
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Amazing food, lovely and gentle people and very clean and beautiful settings. Super recommend it... Sure, will be back when visiting Brazil again!

Thank Rejane45

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:45
18:30 - 23:45
18:30 - 23:45
18:30 - 23:45
18:30 - 23:45
18:30 - 23:45
18:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua das Palmeiras 60 | Centro, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Armacao dos Buzios
  • Phone Number: +55 22 2623-4132

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?