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Primo! Ristorante

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8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
+1 941-359-3690
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

Thank terrenceanthony
Crestwood, Kentucky, United States
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 salad dressing for home. Everyone enjoyed their meal and wait staff was attentive.

Thank Lori B
Parrish, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Parrish but were in Sarasota at dinnertime. We found Primo Ristorante just driving by so we went in. What a great find! Excellent authentic Italian food and wonderful personal service just like in Italy! They also have martinis and good wines. The desserts are home-made heavenly clouds. We're going back next week and bringing friends. Ciao!

Thank susanhW3702LG
Sayville NY
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great wood fired oven pizza and an extensive menu of Italian dishes. Service is wonderful and the atmosphere is very nice.

Thank Bouelvard
Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authentic Italian food. My dinner was ok. My wife didn't care for the Lasagna, not enough Ricotta cheese. Pricey.

Thank Larry S
Maurizio C, Owner at Primo! Ristorante, responded to this review

You must be a real AITALIAN.... since when you put ricotta in Italian Lasagna? I am sorry we still learning. Ciao Maurizio More 

Sarasota, Florida
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for an early pre-theater dinner. Reservations are not offered but we had no problem picking any seat in the house for a 5PM dinner. The dining room and the service are quite informal, but everything is professional and pleasant. The regular menu was supplemented by a list of specials. We were three and we each had something... More 

Thank IntlTravler
Englewood, Florida
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159 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise. We were 4 couples and were sat at a round table. It was wonderful to be able to visit with everyone. They have early bird specials - most were 1/2 price (excluding entrees) with a drink order. Service was perfect. One of us ordered the Sophia Loren which had tiny tiny pieces of crab, tasty but... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a large party, fifteen or so. Well taken care of by owner's son. Food and servic was superb. Personal size wood fired pizza big enough fo two. House creamy Italian dressing (only one offered I believe) is excellent. All 15 in group were happy with their food. Great place.

Thank franetic1
California, Maryland
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

First off, my new favorite thing to eat is the Artichoke Casanova, which is sauteed baby artichokes with garlic, butter, and cheese. It is to DIE! for. We also had the antipasto, which is quite possibly the best I've ever had, with all kinds of meats and marinated vegetables. My partner had the Sorrento pasta and I had a Criminale... More 

1 Thank DeeJayGude
Pickering, Canada
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266 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I googled this restaurant because I did not want to face Airport food before my flight home. Primo is two blocks from the airport almost on one of the runways. The people are very warm and welcoming and seemed to know the clients as they came in. The decor is unique and I expected the Rat Pack to be holding... More 

1 Thank Tempoman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?