“I can’t tell you how many times we have been here. The salad is amazing, the house dressing is something I buy from them on a regular basis, the bread and olive oil has the best flavor, and their food is really great. The soprano pasta dish is my go to favorite. My fiancée always gets the Sophia Loren. Overall, I can’t give this place enough stars. We make the 25 minute drive here from Palmetto regularly and it is so worth it! Our server, Kymberli, was fast and courteous at our most recent visit. Highly recommend this restaurant.” – Christine L.
Come to Italy!
Primo! Ristorante is one of the most popular and reputable Italian restaurants in the Sarasota & Bradenton area. They have been a landmark for over 25 years. They have the first “wood burning” pizza oven in the area and they serve authentic Neapolitan Pizza, prime veal cuts, fresh seafood, homemade pasta, risotto and handmade desserts and much more.
Chef-Owner, Maurizio Colucci, an Italian native brings to your table his long experience of working in the European food tradition of Grand Hotels and restaurants in Venice, Rome, Milan, Switzerland, France and Germany. Maurizio looks over every detail of Primo!
Their catering facility is second to none. They specialize in both high and low volume catering and also they have an on premise great banquet room with seating capacity from 30 to 95 guests for all of your special events.
One of the best kept secrets is their Martini bar with and extended wine list.
Join them for the best value Early Bird Specials (20% off special entrées).
Primo! is the place for a romantic dinner and the first date to impress! They have a very casual family atmosphere where they can easily make happy the most challenged mother-in-law! They have a great staff and they love working at Primo! They will do everything possible to make your visit an enjoyable one.
So, make Primo! your next restaurant night out and you will not be disappointed. Reservations suggested.
“I’ve been coming here for 25 years. It’s my Italian ristorante.” – Bill Long
“We LOVE this place and have been going for almost 20 years! When you are here, you are family. The food is always delicious!! My favorite is the Veal or Chicken Valentino!! The salad dressing is to die for and their desserts heavenly. My daughter and son-in-law just had their reception for 100 people there in their banquet room last week! Bravo Primos!!” – Monica B.
8076 N Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34243
Primo! is located 1 mile north of the Ringling Museum across the Sarasota/Manatee border on US 41 (Tamiami Trail).