Primo Tuscan Grille

Primo Tuscan Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://primotuscangrille.com/
  • Phone: 7043343346
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Providence
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Primo Tuscan Grille
Welcome to Primo Tuscan Grille, Charlotte’s premiere Italian restaurant since 1993. We bring the best of Italy to the heart of Myers Park, offering classic Italian cuisine created from the freshest ingredients served in a warm, casually elegant atmosphere. Preview wines from our wine cellar and enjoy a cocktail before or after dinner in our cozy bar.

At Primo Tuscan Grille, pride in our food, excellent service and an inviting atmosphere never let us settle for being anything less than the best. We were featured in the South Charlotte Weekly Culinary Corner. Come in and see why they gave us five stars!

To each and every one of our loyal customers, you have our family’s word; you can count on us in the future as you have in the past.

GRAZIE!!
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Primo Tuscan Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (9)neighborhood gem (8)special occasion (7)fit for foodies (3)good for groups (3)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Bad Start
    JulyGirl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We arrived on Saturday at our reservation time. We made our reservation on opentable. The maitre d' waved his hand at me and said we did not have a reservation. I had my phone so I showed him my confirmation email. He said he would try to fit us in. He then sat us at a tiny table crammed in a corner. We tried this restaurant because it was restaurant week and we wanted to try something new. The tight little corner we were in had no ambiance and was a bit dirty to be honest. The food was ok, the service was ok. I would not go back to this restaurant. Its very dated and needs a good cleaning. The maitre d' needs an attitude adjustment-the experience was ruined at the door.
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  • One of the Best.
    Smitty
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    A hidden gem that you must try. the food was great. The atmosphere was wonderful.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Silversjh
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went for restaurant week and the food was ok!! The bar however was nice and the bartender made wonderful drinks.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not anything special!
    EBSS
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The waiter struggled with his English and had poor communication skills. First off the shrimp appetizer included 4 tiny shrimp that I could by at Harris Teeter for a small handful of pocket change. For a $12 appetizer I could not believe that jumbo prawns were not served. While that alone is not a deal breaker, my steak was delivered well done when ordered medium rare (sent it back) while my girlfriends chicken dish was also overcooked. Further, the mashed spuds that were served as a side appeared and tasted like they were made from a powder. They reminded me of being in the 5th grade at the school cafeteria. This was a special occasion for my girlfriends birthday celebration but we both left disappointed.
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  • Not All Bad
    ElsenorVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    While the overall experience left a lot to be desired, certain parts of the evening were fine. We did go during Queen's Feast as we wanted to give the restaurant a try. Absolutely no menu changes were allowed - fair enough - but when I asked if the prosciutto could be omitted from the portobello mushroom and was told no, and then it came out and couldn't have been easier to remove, I was a little annoyed. My ribeye was cooked perfectly; my date's stuffed chicken was a little dry. Service was extremely slow. We felt as though we were a burden rather than guests. This place has the potential to be a great neighborhood restaurant. Based on our first experience, I doubt we'll return.
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  • nick
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The restaurant is a bit dated. However, the egg plant parm is excellent. The cheesecake tasted freezer burned and the lobster ravioli was hard on the edges.
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  • delish!
    ting
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    It was my first visit to Primo and we went during restaurant week. The food and staff were five star! The interior could use some sprucing up but was fine - the food and service were both great. It's above another restaurant so you do take stairs to get there which could be difficult for older folks possibly. Quaint and in a fun location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • a regular favorite
    bkwo
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Whether it's restaurant week or a regular Saturday, Primos never dissapoints me. It's always excellent, from the atmosphere at the bar to our table, the food and service are spot on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food But Quiet
    FoodieB
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The menu and food were very good. Everything was prepared very well. It was very quiet-background music needed. There were probably 5-6 groups dining and they put each party in a differnt corner of the restaurant. Server was a bit impatient when asked any questions about the menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 93 reviews are from the Primo Tuscan Grille reviews archive.
  • The waiter was not attentive
    LoveYourFoodVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The waiter was not attentive to our table. Ordered an incorrect salad, slow response on replacing it which caused a delay in our main course. We had to ask another waiter when we needed other items and refills. This is the third visit to this restaurant and we had service issues two of the three times.
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  • Suggested by a friend
    SteveKVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Overall, I would say this was a good dining experience. At 6:30 pm on a Thursday, the place was pretty empty. While I thought the quality of the food was good, the menu seemed old world. Not very contemporary. the Calimari looked like it came from a bag. The stuffed chicken was excellent I was surprised when the check came. Pretty pricey, when our only drink was a bottle of Pellegrino. If it's always this quiet, then it's a great place for a special meal. Other than that, I doubt I will return.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Food was good, not great. Actual menu was much smaller than that on their website. Service was poor. Waiter was frantic (although when we we arrived there were many open tables), any courtesy was perfunctory. He asked about our food after we were finished, he never asked if we would care for another beverage. He literally flung the check on the table as he was walking by. Restaurant was loud. Tables were much too close together. Man at a nearby table got bumped numerous times by patrons walking by. Food was good, but not good enough to put up with everything else that is wrong.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Primo Tuscan Grill
    falsealby
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was fair to good but the service was very good. There was no bread served, only sesame seed crackers which is unheard of at an Italian restaurant. There are other Italian restaurants in Charlotte that are much better all around (food, price and ambiance) when compared to the Primo Tuscan Grill.
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  • Worst dining experience ever
    foodcritic
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We made dinner reservations 2 weeks out to dine at Primo. We were seated at our table within 10-15 mins as our table wasn't ready on time. We did not mind waiting for the table; however, once we were seated, we never had a waiter approach us. After being seated for THIRTY MINS we decided to leave. Only upon standing up, did a waiter walk up to us and ask us what was wrong. My husband told him we had been sitting at the table for 30 minutes without any assistance. The waiter mumbled something - but no apology - and walked off. Can't review the food because we never had any. We thought we might get a phone call with an apology later since the restaurant had our name/number due to our res, but that didn't happen either. AWFUL customer service.
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  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Dined twice this week. Already had reservations for Valentines Day when we lost our power the day before. Fortunately, Primo was open and we had a wonderful meal after a long cold day. The special menu for Valentines Dinner the next evening was wonderful with both of us selecting the Beef Wellington.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed a very leisurely
    RoseVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We enjoyed a very leisurely dining experience. The food was very good, we are already making plans to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Been dining there for years
    Yumyum
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Primo is a terrific restaurant. The staff is always friendly, and food terrific. Always recommended. If restaurant week is your first experience at Primo, be sure to go back. The full menu and specials are great, and it's not so hectic. Reasonably priced for a high end restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We went during restaurant week. Appetizer was chopped salad. Strange tangy taste. Filet was over cooked and creme' brûlée was cold. Waiter was inattentive but bartender was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eastover Gem
    Mark
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Primo is an Italian Gem in Eastover. The food and decor are great and so is the service. The only thing I would recommend is bringing your own steak knife as theirs are horrid.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    killerme55
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    I have wanted to go to Primo for a while now and a friend and I decided to go for Queen's Feast Restaurant Week. We both enjoyed our meals very much. Our waiter did a great job at giving us recommendations for wine and helping us choose between the menu items that we were considering. The atmosphere is cozy and there are beautiful paintings on the walls throughout the restaurant. I would definitely go back to this restaurant based on the food, service, and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good--not great. Restaurant
    Fishy
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Good--not great. Restaurant week was very busy...service was slow.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Food was good but not extraordinary. And the service was ok but drinking glasses stayed empty.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay, but nothing to die for
    Robbypiano86
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The food wasn't horrible, but it wasn't amazing. I ordered the lasagna, and honestly there are better Italian foods out there. Chef Boyarde as more taste and spices, the service was great, the mixed drinks were perfect, the decor, the table and everything was great, just the food was okay.
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  • Great meal
    Love2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We had a very nice meal, very good service. Great spot, easy to get to, food was delicious and service was attentive.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much $ for the quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    When we arrived we were greeted and quickly shown to our table. The wait staff was excellent and the atmosphere was nice however, the food was dismal at best. We both ordered fish, hers was the special of the day and it was bland. Mine had some flavor but it looked like a frozen piece that was warmed up in the oven, and the plating was armature at best. I paid over $100 for the dinner and I could have done better with three packages from the frozen section and 40min time with a hot oven and a microwave. Again the service and ambience were great, but was sorely disappointed in the food. I will not recommend this place to any of my friends or return myself because the food was that bad.
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    notable wine list
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  • I can't recommend this place
    4catsVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    I can't recommend this place for anything. The food was horrible and the service was so poor the waiter never greeted us or told us his name. The veal hemingway could have ben cooked when he was alive.
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  • Terrific place. Elegant. Great
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Terrific place. Elegant. Great variety on specials.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Stopped by for Restaurant Week. Everything was great.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charlotte Restaurant Week
    MFBM
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Great experience for restaurant week. Will definitely go back to order from full menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    JsaaveVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    The food was wonderful. The service was impeccable. Even thought I went during restaurant week I was impressed with the quality of food and service. My party of four all enjoyed their selections.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    The salad was excellent, and the meat was properly cooked. However, the mashed potatoes had very little flavor and tasted somewhat institutional. The overall meal was not to the standard I expected.
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  • Great Tuscan food. Wait staff
    lxjjjf
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Great Tuscan food. Wait staff makes you feel special and welcome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Been there 2 or 3 times before.
    MickeyL
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Been there 2 or 3 times before. Food was not nearly as good as before. Did not like the smell of the restaurant to start. The shrimp appetizer was not good...the portobello appetizer was fair. Chopped salad was awful. Wife had the farfelle and sausage..pretty good. I had the lobster ravioli which were so so and so few. They did not have decalf cappucino and its supposed to be an Italian restaurant. Last time we go there.
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  • Food was excellent and the
    LoveYourFoodVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Food was excellent and the service great. We had two children in our group and the staff interacted with them extremely well. We will return.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal and service
    blueflagVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Excellent meal and service was great too. Would definitely come again. the food was prepared extremely well, tasted great and looked appetizing. An all round great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Intimate Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    This is a wonderful & intimate Italian restaurant close to uptown in Myers Park. The crabcakes were the best I've had in Charlotte, though a little skimpy on the vegetable side. They were happy to customize a pasta dish for us and it was delicious also. The bread & large crackers were tasty. They have a nice wine list. The bar area is nice & quiet. Dress to impress. Ladies in dresses, Gents in sportcoats.
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    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • As per usual, everything about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    As per usual, everything about Primo was a bulls-eye! Keep it up, you are a Meyers Park treasure. JPC P.S. This trip, cheated a bit on noise, ate early when crowd was still small. However, for once I could hear all our table topics without say "What?" once!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • First time to Primo. Won't
    julie
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    First time to Primo. Won't be the last! Loved it and wished I had found it sooner. Great service!
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  • We love Caesar from the wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    We love Caesar from the wait staff. He is a Charlotte gem.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There was very noisy table
    Dwardfardward
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    There was very noisy table next to us. Our waiter smoothly moved us to another table.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate