Good value, good food and serviceExcellent, very authentic Itallian food with good service and a stylish dining room at a reasonable price.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways meet friends for dinnerAlways meet friends for dinner when we are in DC. Great place with
Lots of personality.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Pasta DishesWe made a last minute reservation for a group of 12 for lunch, and Primi Piatti had no problem accommodating us. The service was efficient and friendly. The pasta dishes were absolutely fantastic. The linguine special that day, with rubina and squid, was perfection--flavorful, the just right portion size, not overly salty or greasy. Everyone in our party was happy with his/her order. We'd definitely return.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWent back for second timeWent back for second time in a couple of weeks and it was excellent again. Took grandson on a Saturday night and they treated him like a special guest. Salads to begin were fresh and delicious. Pasta dishes were both tasty and prefectly prepared. The spaghetti with black ink was superb and the risotto special was great. They prepared a simple pasta for the 4 year old and then sent him strawberries with whipped as a dessert. This restaurant makes the best pastas in the city.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very nice dinnerWe had a very nice dinner at Primi Piatti. We had an outdoor table which was nothing special, but nice to dine al fresco after a long winter! Our server was knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations. Service was efficient and friendly. The eggplant rollatini appetizer was small but very tasty. The signature veal dish (bocconcini) and the fish special were fresh, well cooked, and delicious. They provided a generous portion of pasta for our son and he said it was excellent. Very enjoyable meal.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been a big fan of PrimiI have been a big fan of Primi Piatti for many years already, using their Wine Room (very private and beautiful) for private dinners with high-level international delegations, and stopping by occasionally for a special-occasion lunch or dinner, and have never had anything less than great experience. The food (eggplant and calamari appetizers, black-ink pasta, pork chops special and tuna) was excellent, house wines (chianti and merlo) were very good. The service was also excellent, as always, - very attentive and friendly but without hovering. And it feels great to be recognized by waitstaff even after you have not been to the place for months. I would greatly recommend this place.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA nice place to have goodA nice place to have good Italian food with professional, friendly service. Nice room side walk available, nice, relaxed bar. Conversation was easily had and the background music was nice and quiet. I'd go back again. fits like a comfortable sweater. The Rissoto was fabulous!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMUnfailingly good experience.Unfailingly good experience. Have taken business guests to Primi on several occasions and have never been disappointed.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband were treating ourselvesMy husband were treating ourselves to lunch between a series of appointments. And we were treated! We shared an appetizer of carpaccio - a lovely preparation and presentation. Then we each had the same entree, abbacchio alla romana, lamb with a wonderful combination of herbs. We will return.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Pastas Downtown DCWent back to Primi after a couple of months and had excellent food and service. Took our 4 year old grandson and they were so nice to him, allowed him to order a plain pasta dish even though not on menu and brought him a juice with a glass of cherries, which he had requested. When we went to watch chefs work, head chef asked if he wanted strwberries for dessert. Couldn't have been nicer. As for us, had 2 delicious pasta dishes, black fettucini with seafood and a penne with mushrooms. Both cooked perfectly, al dente not mushy like at most Italian restaurants, and could not decide which was better. The 2 salads as starters well equally excellent and both were fresh and served at a perfect temperature.
Will definitley be back soon, es4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGood foodie stop nice staffGood foodie stop nice staff and good wine list. Reasonable prices with most entree choices around $303/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough the salads and desertsAlthough the salads and deserts are over priced, the entrees seemed reasonable for the quality. We had the the lobster rigatoni and the lobster ravioli special. Both were amazing.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPre-theatre. The staff knewPre-theatre. The staff knew of our plans but didn't rush us. The food was marvelous and the service was impeccable. Our thanks to our server, Aris. The staff were very attentive.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently ExcellentI have been eating at Primi Piatti for years, but had not visited recently. I was thrilled to find that it remains a wonderful restaurant. The food is delicious and the wait staff is excellent. I highly recommend.3/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is great! the bartenderThis place is great! the bartender was friendly as well as the whole staff.Food was delicious and I'm definitely going back for the mushroom risotto!2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM