Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Midday: Saturday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Icon Parking: 610 Broadway between East Houston and Bleecker Street
Bar Primi offers partial and full buyouts for celebrations for 50-175 guests and semi-private bookings for parties of 20-45. Our event program features custom, chef-designed menus and personalized service from a team of event planning professionals.View Private Dining Details
What Insiders Are Saying
Bar Primi is a great East Village move for a pasta-heavy group dinner.
Always delicious, never disappoints.
Our appetizers were amazing. We had the ricotta toast and the cauliflower Cacio e Pepe. Both were outstanding. My pasta dish was not good. I can’t even remember what it was called ciofe something. I thought it had a zucchini flower on it but it didn’t. It was just off. My partners dish the spaghetti with clams was better. For dessert we shared the chocolate panna cotta that was awful. Flavorless. The cherries took over the dish completely and we did not eat it.
Service was great. Atmosphere was great.
Bar Primi was as stellar as ever. Took my wife for her birthday as she has a soft spot for Italian food and this is our favorite spot hands down. Spectacular service all around paired with incredible food offerings. Can’t wait to enjoy another cheat day here. Keep it up guys!
The pasta here is amazing! they have something for everyone. I also love the sundae desert, it has nutella ice cream and chocolate sauce with real hazelnuts. Bar primi is quiet during weekdays even at night but on the weekends at night it gets pretty loud.
The tomato balls are a must. TERRIFIC garlic breadcrumb linguine and the carbonara was delish!
Great ambience. Great food. Great service.
Ordered Squid Ink Campanella, and was absolutely amazing. Also had the pasta with pancetta and pecorino, another great pasta that would definitely recommend!
Amazing but too noisy upstairs!
Not generous at all with their portions. I had 6 pieces of small ravioli on my plate and they tried to make the plate look more full by adding more tomatoes in the sauce. I had to fill myself with bread, there are better Italian restaurants in NYC that will offer better portions for the same price and quality.
Everything was wonderful. Trish was our server and she was amazing. Delicious!
One of my top 3 Italian restaurants in manhattan. It’s an absolute MUST. Their brunch and dinner are equally amazing and the service is impeccable.
The rice balls were amazing! Reminded me of my Sicilian Mom's rice balls! Great wine by the glass selections! Overall great ecperience, cannot wait to go back!
Decent food nothing special
Very tasty food and friendly staff. I had bronzino and my boyfriend had linguine with clams.
Always love eating at Bar Primi. Food and service is fantastic. I've recommended it to many friends and all have loved it as well.
I chose this restaurant for my birthday dinner because I love pasta. My party arrived within a 15 minute window of my reservation time and did not receive any hassle from staff for being a little past the actual reservation time. That was great. The ambience of the restaurant was nice it was slightly cramped for a seven person table but it was very lively at 9:30PM on a Friday night in mid September. As far as the food goes, it was good, however I found the plates to be small portions for some of the prices on the menu. Felt like I had only 4 fork-twirls of pasta. The froze was great choice. My parents called the restaurant ahead of time and ordered a bottle of champagne that was poured by servers after we sat down. Assumed dessert would have been on the house considering the occasion was for my birthday, they did put a candle in it however.
Great place for good food and ambiance. Delicious Bloody Mary. Service was great. All around wonderful place for brunch.
Great food and service. The wine list is wonderful too. It's a little pricey for what it is but still worth it.
My husband and my favorite local spot. Branzino and bucatini are musts
A fine, comfortable ambience great for group dinners or casual date night. Pasta is delicious, though could use some more succulence. Wait staff is very friendly and accommodating.
Service was terrible... There were 3 servers 'Trying' to service us and they were all rude and got our order wrong. The food was either cold or hot but not cooked enough since they rushed to bring the order after making a mistake twice.
We had a delicious meal with friends at Bar Primi. The portion sizes of the appetizers were great for sharing -- we sampled four different items on the menu. On a hot, sticky night, the watermelon salad was splendid! The pasta was fresh and delicious, and nicely seasoned. Desserts can also be shared (don't miss the tiramisu). The staff was friendly and attentive, and helpful with suggestions for ordering. I highly recommend this restaurant!
Service was very very slow. We had to ask about our main course and had 2 different waiters that made things confusing.
Bar Primi is quickly becoming one of my fave spots. It's a great go to for almost any occasion. The cocktails are great & the bartenders are pretty engaging. The food is delicious and pretty much all the seating is awesome. You feel like you can breathe and relax here. It's quite big and open but still feels really calm and friendly. This is a great spot to have a talkative brunch with cocktails & carbs. You can also get some decent people watching in if you have a view of Bowery. I've taken my suburban parents here. It was a good dad spot.
Food was absolutely incredible. I enjoyed every second of the meal. Will absolutely be returning.
Have never felt so rushed to get out for dinner. Had 6 waiters and bus assistants ask us if we were done and could clear our unfinished food 5 minutes after getting our dishes. Not a great experience
Bar Primi is a cozy fine dining establishment with a lovely outdoor patio. Wait stuff is very attentative- the froze and meatballs are a must!
Service was not very good and they didn’t let me sit without the 1 other person in my party even though there was a lot of empty tables. Food was good and the bartender was soooo nice
This place is good. Pretty little spot. Airy and nicely set up. Felt a tad rushed at lunch and there weren’t a lot of people there. But overall food was nicely made. Meatball appy was tasty.
The frozen rose was probably my least favorite one to date.Right. You don’t order a frozen drink or sangria in an Italian place. BUT broke my rule cause it was hot.
Great food and service. Nice wine list. The only drawback is the noise level.
Pasta is sensational. Small portions but excellent.
I made a reservation for just myself for restaurant week and I was seated at the bar. That is the most annoying thing as a solo diner. It literally makes you feel like you are unworthy. If I wanted to sit at the bar I wouldn’t have made a reservation. Also, the gelato was highly over churned to the point where it was crumbling and the bartenders response, though apologietic, was “well, it is the last day of restaurant week.” Okay, sir. Whatever you say. Not sure if I’ll be back.
No air conditioning. Had to move seats.
Great and understanding servers and service. David at the bar made it worthwhile.
Really cute outdoor seating, perfect for a lunch or dinner with friends. The food was incredible - best brussel sprouts I've ever had. Highly recommend!
Staff was very friendly and the food is always consistently great!
Cool place but service is lacking. Felt ignored and rushed. Portions are super small.
This was my second time here and we want to come back one of my favorite Italian restaurants, the best rice balls in nyc!
Service was slow. Our waiter was standing around most of the time. Appetizers for 3 of the 5 of us were brought out. We waiting for the other 2 to get their cheese plate. Took more than 10 minutes to come while our waiter told us twice, that it's on its way. Food was just good. Nothing special. And portions were quite small.
The Salad and Porcini sandwich were amazing. Gelato not so good. Instant favorite
Absolutely love Bar Primi! A favorite. Service is wonderful- professional without being stuffy and still being plenty friendly. Menu is perfect for a casual evening of pasta or going all out for a special occasion
Went with a friend to Bar Primi with a friend for dinner. We ate outside since it was a beautiful night. Had the frozen Rose which was great and perfect for the hot evening. We had to wait a long time for our salad to arrive. ( I think we were forgotten about) However, once the error was noticed the rest of the meal went smoothly. Everything we ate was delicious, in particular the arancini. We received these for our long wait on the house, and turned out being our favorite part of our meal. I would return despite the error in service.