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Primo! Ristorante

8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
+1 941-359-3690
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
16:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Primo for dinner and really hoped we would find a little pearl in Sarasota. Unfortunately, we really did not like the place and most likely won't go back. We entered the restaurant around 7:30 pm and there was a really bad smell...More

Thank The_Italian_Reviewer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in there with my family for dinner and had a wonderful experience. We were greeted by the owner, and he was all smiles. Our server, Miguel was extremely accommodating and took excellent care of us. He got our order perfect, which was slightly complicated....More

Thank Katrina G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were headed down to a slightly higher rated Italian place down the road. When it turned out to be next to dollar tree in a strip mall, and we had 10 people, we decided to go back to Primo. We were not disappointed. As...More

Thank Orthocincy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have enjoyed dinner here a number of times. Plenty of parking, easy to find, and spacious interior. Great food, am currently in the process of visiting and trying one new dish each visit, yes the food is that good.

Thank scuffydog
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I was with a group of (10) for a birthday party and we were most disappointed. The lasagna for example was overpriced and lacked real flavor, (Stauffer's would be better!) The only person in our party that was satisfied was a gentlemen who ordered PIZZA,...More

1  Thank Tom C
Maurizio C, Owner at Primo! Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

We in Hospitality business we frequently are on the mercy of Custmer s with personal issue,and use this sites for unload their own misery. I respect opinions,and concrete criticism, but this one is sound suspiciously.You must be a coward , because normal people does not...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I so much wanted to love this place. Love the service. Let me say that again. Loved the service. Ciara was fabulous. The pizza was. It quite not perfect. And that is what it is. The edges were burnt and the center was soft. I...More

Thank Laurie G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We eat here frequently when in the North Sarasota area. We like the food and the service is usually first rate. I haven't seen our favorite server lately, Rebecca from Chicago, she is soooo funny. I hope that she still is employed there!

1  Thank Luckyboots
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. However, we just did not enjoy the food. The bacon in the penne vodka was too overwhelming for our taste and the chicken was just ok and the side of spaghetti was over cooked. However, the...More

1  Thank FairyGMa
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Having been to Italy I can truly say this is one of the most authentic places I've been to. The hostess is perfect as is the Pizza Maker. The food is the best in the states. Try anything. I like the service, spaghetti, and Pizza.

1  Thank terrenceanthony
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My family is always raving about this restaurant and since they attend the theater on a regular basis this has become their usual dinner restaurant. The house salad and dressing is very good and I just had to purchase a couple bottles of the Colucci...More

1  Thank Lori B
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Joe D
24 April 2017|
Response from Maurizio C | Property representative |
Sorry I just view your question, yes you can bring your bottle of wine, there will be a charge of $15.00 for cork fee. I like to suggest some of our spectacular wine selections.We only purchased wine from Family own Italian... More
Joe D
24 April 2017|
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Response from Larry S | Reviewed this property |
yes they do
24 March 2017|
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Response from Maurizio C | Property representative |
My Dear Customer, yes we do have Gluten Free Pasta and Pizza, like also other items in the menu. Look forward to see you and serve the best Italian Food in the area. Ciao Maurizio and Primo! Staff.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-359-3690
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