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Primo! Ristorante

8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
+1 941-359-3690
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“pasta” (41 reviews)
“bread” (37 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I decided to try Primo for dinner - I had been once before and enjoyed the food. Once again the food did not disappoint, but the service definitely did. Our meals were served, even though we still didn’t have our salads. Good...More

Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Primo Ristorante with a large group of elderly men last night. I was very impressed. I had been there before perhaps 20 years ago and did not care for it. But everyone was raving about how good the food was, so I thought...More

1  Thank Joe094
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to eat here with friends and chose it because of the close proximity to our hotel. Was not sure what to expect due to mixed reviews, but we were very pleasantly surprised. Food and Drink was outstanding! Interesting atmosphere too, including a 1970 Fiat...More

Thank mrd71
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Second visit to this dated restaurant which serves adequate, average Italian fare from a boring, uninspired menu. The only redeeming quality is that the prices are fairly reasonable in a city that contains far too many overpriced restaurants.

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

You will be welcome with a homemade italian bread and a pesto. Food is amazing. Pizza is fabulous. Local IPA for only $3.

Thank daolb1
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Everything was spot on tonight. We had reservations on a Sat night, and were a little worried that the restaurant was not very busy. Everyone was happy with their choices. All was prepared to order and our server was very attentive and professional. We had,...More

Thank Susie P
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I've lived in Sarasota and for many years did not think to travel north of the airport for a night out. But then, one night, my husband and I went out for a special date at Primos! Wow, I wasn't expecting such an evening. The...More

1  Thank GayleyPablo
Reviewed 16 September 2017

My husband and I were at an Air BNB location just down the street from the restaurant and walked here for the three nights we were in Sarasota. He loved the spaghetti so much that he ordered it all three nights while I tried different...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Server was great considering the number of people that she was responsible for. Food was less than average. My third visit and I've yet to experience a good meal. Very disappointing.

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Maurizio C, Owner at Primo! Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear Customer You must be stack on something... why you keep coming back??! They call it insanity, for blaming other for your own issues. Have a good day. Regards Maurizio Colucci

Reviewed 4 August 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
Joe D
23 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
23 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, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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