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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%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (41 reviews)
“bread” (37 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 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 27 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.

Thank lilliesgrand
Maurizio C, Owner at Primo! Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 29 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 5 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
Reviewed 3 August 2017 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 27 July 2017 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 23 July 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
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, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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