The quail salad has changed,
The quail salad has changed, and is still very good. New menu coming in April - can't wait, even though the specials are always good and ever-changing.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have dined at Primo multiple
We have dined at Primo multiple times and it seems that it only gets better. Food was excellent along with the service. If staying at the JW Marriott or just visiting Tucson, Primo provides an excellent dinning experience. Truly gourmet!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The entire experience was simply outstanding. The manager called me four hous before our reservation as they had several large groups coming and wanted to ensure we were not delayed in any manner. Attention to detail = Great Customer Service.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Varied menu and wine list
Varied menu and wine list with a number of Arizona wineries featured. Good food and excellent service.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place far exceeded my expectations. Food and service was. The best ever
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food just keeps getting
The food just keeps getting better and better! The mussels du jour this time were cooked in Calvados and cream - terrific! The cannolis are made with tuiles, not dough, so are super light and delicious. The octopus salad, beet salad, etc. were all great, as usual.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice spot within the hotel.
Nice spot within the hotel. Good place for two if you want to sit at the chef's counter
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
New the dishes on the menu
There are several new dishes on the menu (beside the ever-changing-but-always-delicious mussels and pizza di giorno). The sauce for the new grilled chicken raviolis was very salty due to the parm rinds, but you'll never find a more flavorful or intense chicken dish!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Anniversary in the Desert
My wife and I chose this spot for our anniversary, and it did not disappoint. The food was outstanding as was the service. While the menu is not extensive, it has very good choices. The view is wonderful and the restaurant is at the end of the hotel, so there are not people walking through. We were not rushed and we had a very enjoyable dinner. The reviews that we read were right on. This is a great restaurant at a great resort.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with a view
There may not be a better view in Tucson for dining plus the food was very good.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Freindly and efficient serivce.
Freindly and efficient serivce. Our food came out very quickly. Our waiter and the wait staffed were great a worked as a team. If one of servers saw that we needed water, they would bring it, instead of just focused on their table. I love this approach and wish more restaurants would take this Team approach.
Great food, Great Service, Great time!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
There was a special of mushrooms with polenta, and it was killer (a tad salty, but I don't use salt much in my own cooking). The mussels du jour were also great (with salumi, onions, arugula). Don't miss the burrata with heirloom tomatoes. The farmer's salad is no longer on the menu, but we'll have to keep asking the chef to bring it back. The new small plates menu allows us to order more dishes for sharing.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience
Great food and service, coupled with a beautiful interior and a beautiful view of the mountains. Wonderful dining experience!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The specials are consistently great
The chef changes the specials daily, and they are always terrific. IF abalone mushrooms are ever on the menu, don't pass them up - I've had them two weeks now (first with a cream sauce and then last night in a purple potato hash with lamb chops) and they were fabulous.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a superb evening at Primo. Food was excellent and only exceeded by the service and ambience. Bruchetta appetizers were very good but the NY steak was great. Luciano was our waiter for the 3rd time in a row when dining there. It's 30 miles one way from our home and worth the ride.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great from Soup to Nuts
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Primo this year, as we did about three years ago. While the menu options have been reduced and simplified and the overall ambience is more casual, the chef's attention to using local ingredients and the staff's attention to detail is still strong. Our entries were carefully prepared and flavorful, the wine list was varied with lots of choices by glass or bottle, and the pastry chef continues to make some of the most creative and decadent desserts in the southwest. The restaurant's location is a bit out of the way for many in the Tucson area, but local folks like us should remember this excellent restaurant for special occasions and when entertaining out of town guests.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always A Winner
The food is truly outstanding with an innovative menu. I eat at Primo every time I am in Tucson. Excellent staff who cannot do enough to make your dinning experience memorable.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always!
Delicious high quality food and great service. Beautiful views.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special night out
This is a great restaurant for special occasions or a nice night out for an evening to enjoy with a special person.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wait staff excellent
We got special attention especially from Stephanie and Athena. We almost felt like we were their only customers. The Red Trout was great: the best that I ever had.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
great local ingredients
The chef has been cultivating more local suppliers, and the fruits, burata and heirloom tomatoes are terrific! if he's got abalone mushrooms in house, don't miss them - he's a magician with mushrooms.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, wine tasting, & service
Steak was cooked to perfection and trout was excellent. Fresh cooked vegetables and the octopus salad were very tasty. I particularly appreciated the wine flight which allowed me to select the 3 wines I wanted to taste at a cost of the highest per-glass wine. I prefer sampling several different wines during a meal vs. one full glass of wine that may or may not be to my liking . The service was attentive and friendly, and we were not rushed during the entire meal nor did we have long waits for any course or service. Overall, a very enjoyable dinner and we will return.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Secret Gem of Tucson
This restaurant is such a great secret gem of the city. The quality and local ingredients is such a delightful and noticeable element. Laid back enough for a relaxing Wednesday by yourself, but classy enough for a special occasion.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Organic Garden on site
I had the best salad here. Beats, tomatoes and greens with goat cheese. Outstanding!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful & Delicious
What a wonderful find! Primo during happy hour was tasty, the ambiance was perfect, and the food was exquisite! We had the most marvelous appetizers (artichoke, zucchini, cashew-based dressing ceasar salad), and a separate meal. Highly recommend, we especially liked eating outside in the patio, with its wonderful views.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambience and service are not to be missed at this desert dining spot! The food was very good though not terribly imaginative - call it classic cooking - but absolutely well done. my party ordered steak and scallops and both were delicious though the accompanying veggies were a tad salty. The donuts for dessert with the four dipping sauces were the perfect end to the meal!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
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..
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Service beyond comparison
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.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic dinner saved by waitress
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!!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM