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#86 of 1,539 Restaurants in Tucson
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3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, AZ 85745-5115
+1 520-791-6071
17:30 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 17:30 - 21:00
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Champaign, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food here was excellent and did not disappoint. We ate here twice during our stay at the resort. The seafood is very fresh and if you sit up at the bar you can watch them prepare all of the food. The wine and beer selection are great and it also a great place to share plates.

Thank megcleg
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great dinner. it is hard to get a reservation. we couldn't get a table for the day we wanted. It's ironic because the restaurant is never full. so it makes no sense why they would turn people away. That was the biggest disappointment. the dessert--- you have to try the Zeppole. Out of this world!. I actually ordered that as... More 

Thank Liane_W061759
Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Wife’s co-worker had her birthday party here and I was really looking forward to having Pella again. Had a few bites, wasn’t overly impressed. Last Pella I had was in Miami so I figured my expectations were too high and then I discovered the piece of unopened shellfish. I’ll just say I really didn’t enjoy the rest of my evening... More 

Thank lilwoff
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend dining and service. Excellent wine list and menu. Open kitchen. Local produce. Excellent presentation

Thank Lincoln P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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318 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We went to Primo on Thanksgiving. They had a 75$ fixed price menu with turkey. The turkey came in a bowl and was very underseasoned. No cranberry sauce. No sweet potatoes. They put out a small dish (looked like an ash tray) of stuffing for 2 people. Overall – a terrific disappointment. The wine list was excellent. The ambiance also... More 

1 Thank QQ1234
cincinnati, oh
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The wait staff is super friendly and works well as a team. Everything can be made to your specification ( ingredients omitted etc). Homemade bread and foccacia. Mussels are chefs choice recipe and we were lucky enough to get the creamy apple cider mussels. We don't eat bacon and they gladly omitted it. To die for! They also grilled the... More 

Thank marlacohen24
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The food quality was ok. Service was good. But the atmosphere is really lacking. The kitchen is not equipped to handle a full house, so plan on waiting if the restaurant has a good crowd. The Duck dish was tough. Their Strip steak was prepared a little different but was good. But if you want a special meal, go off-site.

1 Thank Tidex16
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Excellent food. Everyone in our party was very pleased with their meals and drink pairings. The waitress was very friendly and helpful.

Thank Kristen C
Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The chef at Primo is very innovative, and changes the menu to bring in local, special, and seasonal ingredients. You can have a fancy special occasion meal, or go weekly for happy hour and a pizza, which is what my husband and I usually do. Last week they had a delicious clam chowder thickened with potato rather than cream -... More 

Thank _dcnn418
Tampa, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The food was delicious. Can't say enough about it. I want to keep going back until I've tried everything on the menu.

Thank Maureen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 45
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, AZ 85745-5115
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-791-6071
Local. Fresh. Modern. Primo restaurant offers a fun and casual environment with a menu featuring fresh, locally sourced and organic cuisine made in our 100% scratch kitchen. It’s the perfect place for families to business diners. Experience what’s new at Primo with our inventive and robust Italian cuisine influenced by Mediterranean, French and Spanish flavors. Executive Chef Melissa Kelly is the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards winner of the American Express Best Chef, Northeast Award. Chef Kelly was named one of the upcoming chefs of the 90's by Food & Wine magazine, Nation's Restaurant News, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Chocolatier, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Travel and Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Town & Country, and New York Magazine, among others, have all recognized her culinary talents. Her restaurant was listed as one of the "20 Most Important Restaurants in America" by Bon Appetit Magazine in 2013.

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