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Bar Primi is a great East Village move for a pasta-heavy group dinner.
Waiter and food were great. A little noisy but fun spirit
The place is great. Their pasta is delicious, the only problem is that it is a bit expensive, both their drinks and their food.
My favorite place in NYC...keep up the great work...thanks to Macha
Bar Primi is always a fun experience! I have been dining here at least a few times per year for the last five years (give or take) and consistently have a fantastic time. The staff really go out of their way to make your meal excellent, and the food is always spot on. We love the casual atmosphere and can always have a nice conversation there without it being too loud.
I love this place. The upstairs ambiance is really nice with the big windows and high ceilings. The pasta is freshly made with a nice variety of dishes. My only critique is that it's a little bit higher priced than I would like for a plate of pasta, and the cocktails and wine will all run you $15 a pop, but I guess that's New York for you.
Great, attentive service (both at bar and in restaurant) and plenty of delicious food options. Great negronis, too!
Great food. Great service. Go to date night spot in les
Fantastic food, great wine menu and amazing service!
expensive for mediocre food, not really worth the money
Very noisy Friday night with some rude patrons but still a good meal and friendly service
Good food and beautiful venue!
Noisy but very good food
Same as always: to make you order drinks at the bar, they make you wait at least 15 minutes although you can see your table ready and waiting for you. So great food but ...
Wonderful, food was fantastic!
waiter was extremely inattentive and it took an hour to receive our food. No one checked in on us, we had to ask the waiter to check on our food twice.
I was very pleased with my whole experience at Bar Primi. I can't wait to return.
It was a lovely occasion. Our server was very kind and knowledgeable about the wine list and encouraged us to get a delicious bottle that paired lovely with our meal. We are excited for our next visit!
Love this place for brunch. The food is delicious and the ambiance is great.
Had a very nice lunch. We all had the pasta and it was delicious. Drinks were all very good too.
Great food, relatively small portions.
Extremely slow service. Food mediocre at best
One year anniversary done right!
Delicious but portions are small! Great for a light dinner.
My teenaged and I were delighted by the food, service, and ambiance at Bar Primi. The staff was friendly and authentic, and they made fantastic recommendations. Squid ink pasta with crab was terrific. Starter salads were delicious and substantial. Lovely evening.
Eat here all the time. Reliably good.
A consistently great place to eat with amazing pasta, ambiance, & service!
Dinner was great (brussel sprouts, burrata, bucatini, etc.)! And the ambiance is wonderful. It took a while for some members of our party to get their drinks (which came out after some appetizers). But overall the staff was great and attentive (knowledge of wine list, clearing plates, etc.).
Service was mediocre and our waitress was not attentive. The cocktails were well made, but the food did not meet my expectations. Do not order the carbonara. There are much better Italian spots downtown.
Great food and good ambience. The service is not great though...
The food was great but service was very slow. He was unapologetic about the long wait time for everything. I’ve been here before and that wasn’t the case, so hoping it was a one off.
Delicious Sunday brunch. All four of us thrilled with our appetizers and entrees
My wife and I had a great meal here. Everything was very nice, though I note that, as is typical, the tables (at least downstairs) were packed close together and the noise level from conversation was high. That aside the food was great and the service was very nice. This has to be one of the best downtown Italian places, and certainly at its price point (and also with a nice selection of moderately (for NY) priced wines). Highly recommended.
Sunday night of a three-day weekend so they were pretty slammed. But our waiter / server could not have been nicer. Super attentive and went out of his way to try and accommodate a special request. Food is always top notch there...
Great brunch and should be your go to!
Great experience. One of my favorite restaurants in NYC.
Bar Primi is consistently excellent. Great cocktails, welcoming service (as long as you have a reservation!) and outstanding food. The linguine is the stuff of dreams and we've never had a bad dish here.
My only constructive criticisms would be that it seems there's a real effort to turn tables over super quickly. We ordered drinks, appetizers and entrees, and were still in and out in under an hour. I would have appreciated the opportunity to linger a little more, particularly given the high price point. Also, many of the smaller tables are quite cramped together, which can kill a little of the otherwise romantic vibes.
I cannot express what a disappointment this was to the people at the door. We had a reservation and they jerked us around. We had to argue to get a seat and the restaurant was half empty. The manager sat us after the hostess walked off. And the waiter took the bread pate away and then tried to rush us through. The menu was not well translated into English and most of it was Italian. We had to ask a out each dish. I know it's an Italian place. I live in the USA - wright the menu in ENGLISH. We settled on two dishes. No extras. Just Pasta for a lot of cash and then they brought the bread plate back AFTER I ordered a salad because the plates are small and there was no greens with it. We paid over one hundred bucks and left hungry.
SO I have two words for Bar Primi and they are NOT happy birthday.