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Primo! Ristorante

8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
+1 941-359-3690
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8076 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2057
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We eat here frequently when in the North Sarasota area. We like the food and the service is usually first rate. I haven't seen our favorite server lately, Rebecca from Chicago, she is soooo funny. I hope that she still is employed there!

Thank Luckyboots
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. However, we just did not enjoy the food. The bacon in the penne vodka was too overwhelming for our taste and the chicken was just ok and the side of spaghetti was over cooked. However, the...More

1  Thank FairyGMa
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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...More

Thank susanhW3702LG
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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

Thank Bouelvard
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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

Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

Thank IntlTravler
Reviewed 27 March 2017 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...More

Thank kathiev_13
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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...More

Thank franetic1
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Joe D
Can you bring your own wine...a corking fee?
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
do you have a full bar
24 April 2017|
Response from terrenceanthony | Reviewed this property |
Do U have glutei freme pizza? Were your locate.
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
USD 10 - USD 25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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