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Primo's Italian Bistro

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2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6418
+1 530-600-2220
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

A very nice place with tasty food. We had a few starters that were very nice- Crispy brussels sprouts, Stuffed mushrooms and a salad. We then had veal cutlets, lazanya , Veal marcello, Diavolo- pasta sea food. All very good and tasty. Good service .

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El Sobrante, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

It was our first visit to Promos and this was a great find. It was Sunday and wanted an early quiet dinner. Primos opens at 4 pm for dinner a perfect time. I love eating over white table cloths. We were The first customers and our Waiter Joey was great. He explained the menu and wine list. (not a full... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Really a great meal for the price. Take the time to find this place, and do not be put off by the laundromat next door.

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Central Oregon, Oregon
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Good spot for a special night out in a non-casino location at SLT. Excellent service and good food. Pastas are made fresh, and caprese salads featured heirloom tomatoes. Ample portions, enough for one of us to take some home. Reservations are a good idea, as this restaurant is small and busy.

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2 Thank Barb S
Jim P, Owner at Primo's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Barb! I just wanted you to know that I appreciate your kind review. We strive for excellence, so it is great to hear that we are going above and beyond our customers' expectations. Hope we have the chance to serve you again in the near future. Best wishes, Jim Primo More 

Cameron Park, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We wanted to try a new restaurant. We have been eating at our favorite place for 25 years need to expand since we are up there a lot. We ate at the Hard Rock the night before for the same price and got a way better meal believe me!!! Two of us for about 50.00 two apps,1 beer, and a... More 

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Davis, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This small restaurant has indoor seating and a patio. It has a cozy atmosphere, and very good Italian food They serve wine and beer; the wine list is extensive. Service starts with warm bread and a herbal olive oil and vinegar dip. A caprese salad was an excellent appetizer. I had eggplant parmesan and my spouse had the veal saltimboca.... More 

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Jim P, Owner at Primo's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts online, Susan. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your food and your overall experience at my restaurant. Next time, don't hesitate to let us know if something isn't perfect - we are always here to provide you with the best food possible. You will love our... More 

Kirkwood, Missouri
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews for this restaurant, we were anxious to try it. We all came with high expectations, but decided it was just mediocre. We each had something different, but three of us had the red sauce that did not meet our expectations since the server mentioned how good it was. These entres were lacking in flavor, as we... More 

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Thank Marilyn M
Jim P, Owner at Primo's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Marilyn, It is difficult to read reviews like yours online, as my kitchen staff and I strive to provide the highest quality of food possible. We ship our tomatoes in from Italy to make sure that our sauce is 100% authentic, so it is hard to hear that you did not absolutely love it! Needless to say, I am... More 

Millbrae, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Lovely little restaurant serving warm bread and all the usual Italian food choices along with daily specials. All very well done! We sat outside on a warm summer's evening under the lights with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra singing in the background, what could be better?

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I called to see if there was a wait and was told it was 20-30 minutes. I made a reservation and we were seated quickly upon arrival 30 minutes later. We chose to sit on the patio which is small and tables are close but comfortable. The antipasto salad for two was great and would make my Italian Aunt proud.... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Our intent was to take a picture of the meal when it was served. As you can see that didn't happen. The bruschetta was fresh and tasty. The lasagna was light for a lasagna. Really it is because of the homemade pasta that was not doughy or heavy. The homemade ravioli was also very light. The sauce was ample and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6418
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-600-2220
Description
Primo's Italian Bistro serves authentic Italian recipes and boasts the most extensive selection of Italian wines on the South Shore. Large parties, catering, reservations and to-go orders are welcome. We also have quarterly wine pairing dinners.

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Grass Valley
3 months ago
los altos, california

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