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Primo's Italian Bistro

2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6418
+1 530-600-2220
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6418
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasantly surprised! Fresh home made pasta and service that was excellent! We started with Brushetta. It fresh clan and simple. Delicious! My husband had the home Ade Lasagne. He cleaned the plate! I jade the Seafood Diablo pasta. The seafood As cooked perfectly, served...More

Thank Sweetamd
Jim P, Owner at Primo's Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mil grazies for your great review and photo. I will have to share it on my Facebook page. I hope you don't mind. I truly apreciate your business, and I hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Jim Primo

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like many others we chose Primo's due to its rating and reviews. My Daughter and I were on holidays, traveling around the US for 4 weeks. As such we were looking forward to dinner after driving from Napa. On arrival we were told our table...More

Thank Domoliscious
Jim P, Owner at Primo's Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, I truly apologize for what you describe as a dining nightmare. Even though the restaurant gets incredibly packed during the busy summer months, there is no excuse for impolite service...and especially not for burnt pizza! With the brick oven, there are definitely some...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited it yesterday with my wife for our 6 years anniversary got there around 615 got greeted and sat us on our outside table was beautiful didn't see my server for another 15 min finally after ages a server great us no name tag unprofessional...More

Thank Gczille
Jim P, Owner at Primo's Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon, I am so sorry to hear that this was your anniversary experience at my restaurant. It sounds terrible, and nothing like the high quality standards I hold my staff to. Had I known this were the case, I certainly would have comped your...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Had my birthday dinner here and it was delicious. I had the lasagna and it was so packed with meat that it was hard to detect the pasta layers. It's a small place that is very busy. Make a reservation if you go for dinner....More

Thank FLVisitors
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We held a family reunion in South Lake Tahoe, and we opted for an Italian dinner for our group of 27. Primo's was very accommodating with excellent food and fantastic service! The entrees were good, but the the appetizers and desserts were particularly tasty. Well...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 26 July 2017

A small restaurant set back from the street at the end of a strip mall. They have an outside dining area. Food very good for price. Fine service. Especially good for lunch. For leisurely dining, not a fast place.

Thank michaelslc2016
Jim P, Owner at Primo's Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Michael, I just wanted to send a quick message to thank you for your review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Primo's. Please come visit us again next time you're in South Lake Tahoe! Cheers, Jim Primo

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We dropped in for lunch yesterday and it was yummy. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Nice little find.More

Thank cfionatx
Jim P, Owner at Primo's Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Hi Fiona! Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words online. I am happy that you found us, and that you had a nice lunch. I will pass your compliments on to Lauren as well. I always appreciate hearing nice things about...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

We recently ate dinner at "Primo" while visiting South Lake Tahoe. Although we thought the food was good (with the exception of the spinach stuffed mushrooms) we felt the atmosphere was a bit dull and shabby. The service was average and the prices were what...More

Thank Maui2014NMR
Jim P, Owner at Primo's Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Hi there! Although I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your food, it saddens me that you did not receive the quality service that we are known for. I'm also sorry that you were not impressed with the decor. We are constantly updating it,...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon Primos 2 years ago when we got engaged in S. Lake Tahoe, aboard the Tahoe Queen. The food was amazing, and we found out the server and owners are from MA! We felt instantly at home and decided to have our Reception...More

Thank Melaniej71
Jim P, Owner at Primo's Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hi Melanie, It was such a pleasure to meet you, and share your special occasion with the entire family. I am glad that you found us, and we were able to connect over our common East Coast roots. Did I tell you that my family...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I are vegetarians and we're looking for some lighter Italian fare. This fit the bill to perfection. The bruschetta was fresh and bursting with basil and olive oil flavors. The warm bread with an olive oil and balsamic vinegar dip were good...More

Thank Shankar R
Jim P, Owner at Primo's Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to share your review online. I am glad that you and your daughter both enjoyed your meals, and I appreciate your nice compliment on the pasta too. I hope that you come visit us again next time you...More

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Barbara P
18 October 2016|
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Response from Jim P | Property representative |
Hi Barbara! We sure do! Hopefully I am not too late in responding to you. Please call the restaurant at 530-600-2220 to make a reservation. Cheers, Jim Primo
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clearbanter
8 September 2015|
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Response from Jim P | Property representative |
Hello! Our menu can be found on our website. You can always give us a call at the restaurant as well 530-600-2220. Thank you for your interest :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 30
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, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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