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Primo at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
Primo at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa

Primo at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.primotucson.com
  • Email: ian.w.broome@marriott.com
  • Phone: (520) 791-6071
  • Hours of Operation: Happy Hour: Daily 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday 5:30pm - 9:00pm

    CLOSED Mondays & Tuesdays

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European
  • Executive Chef: Melissa Kelly
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We cater specialty, high-end parties.
  • Private Party Facilities: Make your dining experience, a private one.
  • Private Party Contact: Lori Scheffing (520) 791-6051

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Primo now has a private complimentary parking lot, steps from the restaurant. Proceed past the hotels main entrance, it's on your right hand side. The Host will validate parking.
A word from Primo at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was outstanding, desert reminded me of some of the best places in Little Italy and the waiteress we very personable and lnowledgiable."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very nice setting with exceptional service from the moment you arrive to departure. The lighting and music levels are very relaxing and elegant. The food selection is impressive and very flavorful. Truly a enjoyable evening with everyone in our party."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We have celebrated birthdays and anniversaries there. Always enjoy the food and service."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Had a great experience at Primos. Food and service were both outstanding."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It was a delightful evening in every way. Three of us sat outside, and had the patio to ourselves (visiting from Maine, we found the February evening plenty warm in Tucson). The server knew the menu thoroughly, and there was much of interest to choose from. The menu could be described as sort of "enlightened traditional." Sophisticated yet hearty, and thoroughly delicious. We wondered if we were going out on a limb when ordering fried artichokes (a personal favorite), as my dad was there, and it wasn't something he was used to eating -- but it was a conversion experience for him. Good wine, which we had by the quartino so that we could have some white and red, some Rhone and Chianti. Thanks to everyone."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Primo has a very comfortable setting with great food and excellent customer service. A great option when staying at the JW Marriott."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "When we first arrived the service and attention was awesome. However as the meal progressed the servers were nowhere to be found. We had an awesome mussel with lobster and shrimp starter. For dinner we had scallops and shrimp - the scallops were quite nice and on their own would rate very high. The shrimp unfortunately were way over cooked and were so encrusted in black pepper it killed the dish. Gelato for dessert was awesome. All in all we would probably try again and hope we just had some bad luck."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Huge portions, surprising for a classy place like this, especially with local organic ingredients. Wanted to try more, but left too much food."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I've been a big fan of Melissa Kelly's cooking in all the years she's had the restaurant in Rockland. However here the food was appalling. It was salty overcooked meat and fish. The pizza was doughy and inedible. The desserts were excellent and the service was great but the starters and mains were shockingly bad. My dining companions all agreed and we'd all eaten in Rockland. The only saving grace were the desserts which tasted as if Price had made them and very attentive service."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "This was our second dinner here and the food, beer and wine selections are wonderful . Staff is superb. Great experience."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Primo was TERRIFIC. We were greeted warmly by the hostess and promptly seated. The service throughout the evening was excellent by Sarah, our server. She was attentive without hovering over us. The food came out quickly from the appetizer right through dessert. Portions were just right, and the selections were perfectly prepared. The wine list was as good as one would find anywhere. The desserts menu made it difficult to choose just one, and the one we chose was sinfully delicious. We could not have had a better evening."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Staff is wonderful and very helpful. Food was exactly as they described."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "We all loved the ambiance and relaxing vibe. The menu was amazing with dishes prepared in the moment not made ahead of time. Let me just mention a few items we had. The Carciofi, crispy artichoke with parmesan cheese was wonderful and we all wanted more of that. The fresh beet salad was delicious too. We also had the shrimp and the squid ink linguine, another winner. And last but not least we had a shrimp and scallop dish over squash that was fantastic. Service was well timed and very friendly."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was amazing as always and the service was great. Definitely a great place to spend our anniversary!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "When ever we stay at the Starr Pass Marriott my wife and I always enjoy dinner at Primo. This occasion was one in several outstanding dinning events. My wife had the special Mussels that was prepared with various chilies and asked if it could be very spicy. Without any questions the dish was prepared and was excellent. To ensure that it was prepared correctly the Chef came directly to our table to make sure that it wasn't too hot and informed us that he was able to use a Ghost Chili in the dish. The only complain from my wife was that the Mussels were a bit on the small size, but besides that the dish was great! Overall another wonderful dinning experience at Primo."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "This was a great restaurant and totally unexpected. The food was delicious and my girlfriend loves Italian. We had a late dinner, maybe one of five couples in the whole place. Our waiter had great recommendations and made us feel like we were the only ones there."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We dined here on New Year's Eve to a special 5 course dinner. The portions were appropriate and the food absolutely outstanding."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This restaurant is located at a resort and we usually don't expect too much. What a surprise. Great authentic Italian food and a knowledgeable and friendly staff. My wife and I couldn't stop marveling at the quality. It was so good that we returned the next evening for desert and a nightcap."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Very nice restaurant for those special occasions. The staff made our dining experience enjoyable. When we were handed our menu's, my wife and I had 2 different versions. One had a stripped bass entree and the other had halibut. Our waiter gathered our menus and brought back the correct ones. I felt they could've offered a few more entree's on the menu. I believe there were only 7 options available. My wife and I had a nice, relaxing time. I'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Hidden away on the far western edge of Tucson, primo is a great dining experience specializing in fresh on site grown veggies & herbs. Chef prepares each dish one at a time to order. The attention received from the staff is refreshingly attentative yet not over bearing."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "In the opentable note box i explained with detail on how important was my 5th wedding anniversary dinner. That i needed something special and they just didn't know anything about it when we got to the restaurant. I mean in any other restaurant that wouldn't bother me but when you are paying triple the cost of any average restaurant in Tucson you expect nothing but the best. I ordered a NY steak medium well and it was just too dry outside and under cooked in the inside, they have hundreds of wines on a impressive list but just 5 Merlot! And i couldn't get a glass of those unbelievable. We got a table with everyone where they had like groups so not a very romantic area. Waitress brought us a special desert saved the night!!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We have been to Primo on a few other occasions but this past week the food and services were beyond our expectations. We have had good food and services in the past but this was well above. The staff was attentive yet not untrusive. The food had great taste and presentation. The have a very good wine selection. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "Loved the food--very creative and fresh menu. Ingredients superb! We sat on the patio on a lovely night. Inside was too noisy and dark."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary at JW Marriott Tucson in October. It was such a special evening on the terrace gazing at the magnificent Tucson scenery. Our server was so sweet. When we told her of the event, she brought us a dessert with the words Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. Our meal was excellent as was the appetizer. I had a tomato/cheese that was quite good. An event was going on on the nearby patio, so we enjoyed the music throughout the meal. It was indeed a special night.."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Everything about Primo was great. The food was phenomenal! The view is amazing. Great place for a romantic dinner. It was so good, we went back the next night."
    Dined on 10/18/2013