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Primo Grill, Tacoma, WA

Primo Grill

4.7
4.7
1659 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Primo Grill is a chef driven Mediterranean by Northwest restaurant showcasing the best of local bounty. Local wild caught fish, meats from local farms and foraged produce feature from the grill and brick oven. Owners Chef Charlie McManus and Jacqueline Plattner offer a relaxed yet sophisticated experience with an emphasis on Washington wines and hand muddled artisanal cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Northwest, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (253) 383-7000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Charlie McManus
  • Private party facilities
    Completely private room
  • Private party contact
    Jacqueline Plattner: (253) 383-7000
  • Neighborhood
    Tacoma
  • Cross street
    Oakes
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,659 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tacoma

    Best Food

  • Tacoma

    Good for business meals

  • Tacoma

    Innovative

  • Tacoma

    Neighborhood gem

  • Tacoma

    Lively

1,659 Reviews
  1. BarbaraP

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food especially the crab cakes. It is very expensive.

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  2. MC00

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    very enjoyable happy hour meal with friends. we could not have happy hour options at a table so had to cancel reservation and move to bar. we had four people serve us which was a bit confusing - maybe more so for them. little loud to hear each other sitting at the bar but we all enjoyed the food and drink.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was attentive exactly the right amount. I wish I could remember her name. She checked on us and was super patient with us taking a while to choose what to get. Food was very good. Highly recommend

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  4. SkipB

    Seattle

    142 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    142 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoy Primo, this time for a family dinner. Cocktails, pizza, pasta and crab cakes were all very good. Service was also very good and nicely accommodating to the child in our party.

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  5. SheriT

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely birthday dinner - started with the mussels in a yummy Thai curry and lemongrass broth. We then shared an arugula salad. I had the rib eye and my spouse had the pork chop. My ribeye could have been a bit more rare (which I had requested) but was good. The leftovers today for lunch were excellent. I liked the brussel sprouts and the potatoes a lot! The pork chop was to his liking, and the sauce a bit sweet for me. We had a strawberry rhubarb hand pie for dessert - absolutely spectacular. Overall the dinner was a real treat. We ran into an old friend there, and she raved about the happy hour menu! We will be back soon!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, perfectly spaced between apps and entrees. Low key atmo and low ambient noise, and the food is superb. Best steak I've had in a long time, calamri sublime, cocktails divine.

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  7. SteveR

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always tasty and creative entrees. Impeccable service.

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  8. RNfoodie

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as usual. The lamb chop are great and the scallops melted in my mouth

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  9. billg

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a really special place in Tacoma. The owners walk the floor and really seem care about everyone’s experience. The food is scrumptious haven’t had a bad plate there yet in 7 times have been there. Price is comparable for other places. Just go and enjoy.

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  10. Cate

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Primo is always a great place to eat. It’s nice for special occasions. The food is really good. The service is always excellent.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a great little dinner spot that I found by chance. It was a little loud but the food was really good. The drinks were great too. Walked out with 3 drinks, app, 2 entrees, and one dessert for around $200. It was a treat for us but probably not something we could have often. The staff were super nice and attentive.

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  12. ShannonF

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came from out of state to celebrate our daughter’s graduation from UPS. I read many reviews of Primo and decided to make a reservation. I have never enjoyed a restaurant so much as to want to leave a review. Everything was perfect. The food delicious and the service impeccable. I can not recommend enough.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again the attention to detail on every plate makes Primo… just that!!!

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  14. KMP51

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were fabulous, I highly recommend the pork chop! We were next to a table of 8 that were LOUD AND BOISTEROUS, not too much staff could do about it but it was hard to have a conversation. I’d return in a heartbeat anyway.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Bianca, was very attentive and nade wonderful suggestions. We ordered Brussels and flat bread with excellent mozzarella, tomatoes, and elegant sauce. The salmon was amazing. My husband was not impressed with the Moraccan chicken but ordered the strawberry rhubarb hand pie for dessert. Now he’s a believer😘 My sister from NC loved tge hand pie. The wine was lovely too

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  16. SharonL

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was sad that they didn’t have the oyster salad tonight but…the beet raviolis in the brown butter sauce more than made up for it. FANTASTIC! Started with some mussels, some burrata, some bread. All 3 were perfect. Service was excellent. Primo Grill is my favorite restaurant by far. Always have great food.

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  17. Cabowithkids

    Seattle

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely phenomenal! We loved everything we tried, had wonderful service from the bar and servers - will definitely be back!

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  18. MattT

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Primo is first class. Weekend specials are superb. Happy hour, until, is good value. Cheers.

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  19. JoanE

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was so friendly and helpful. Nice experience

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  20. KerryO

    Seattle

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I eat here often, and always enjoy my meal. This evening I had the porcini encrusted halibut - it was delicious! My vegetarian friend was accommodated with 2 special side dishes. We enjoyed our wine, wait staff were helpful and pleasant.

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  21. DavidP

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are just amazing. Fresh made pasta. Fresh fish. Excellent steaks You can’t go wrong.

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  22. SkipB

    Seattle

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Never a disappointing meal at Primo. Both the halibut special and the mainstay ravioli were really delicious, as was the "winter caprese" appetizer that we shared as a salad. We will return over and over to enjoy Chef Charlie's creations and the wonderful ingredients he uses.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They made our wedding day special took care of me and my bride second time here and still the same everything we love it here

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  24. RobertP

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service in a pleasant and comfortable environment. Pastas, pizzas and desserts were all great. Looking forward to visiting again.

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  25. KelliT

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and very flavorful. Would definitely eat here again to sample more of the menu. Attentive waitstaff.

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  26. LouiseB

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great find! Nice ambiance, friendly hostess and server, server replaced my wine for something I liked better without an issue, food was delicious. We would definitely go again!

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  27. ShawnP

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Primo Grill always has top quality food and service!

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  28. KariC

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    So disappointed in the Primo Grill. I had heard good things so I took my husband and our friends to dinner for his 64th birthday on Saturday. We were seated in the front, next to the host/hostess station. When I powdered my nose in the ladies' room afterward, I saw a very cute room in the back. It would have been nice to be there. I got the feeling that everyone working was just done for the night or had quietly quit. I had talked with Frankie that afternoon and told him this was a special occasion, but there was nothing special about it. The food was marginal. I had the oyster/arugula salad. The oysters were room temperature, bordering on cold. The flavor was good, but with cold oysters, the dish was kind of icky. The waitperson told us that people came into the restaurant specifically for this dish, but I would never return for it. My husband had pasta with pork ragu. Very bland. Two of our friends had the spaghetti carbonara. It looked like something I would make myself at home--spaghetti with white sauce out of a jar. They were out of foccacia bread so they brought our table two small (about the size of the palm of one's hand) pieces of bread to share. We needed Jesus there to make it into enough for everyone but I think he was eating someplace else. Another friend had the chicken, which looked OK. No one raved about the food. The next day my husband thanked me for taking us all out but said, "Let's never go there again."

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  29. LauraP

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food, drinks, and service! Medium high on pricing but not unexpectedly high. Only drawback was the noise level. A bit difficult to have a conversation. Other than that, great! We will be back!

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  30. SharonL

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ll be dreaming about that Pan seared oyster salad. Hope you add that to the menu. AWESOME!! And the duck was good. Short rib good. Never disappointed with my dinner at Primo!

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  31. Marley

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite place for happy hour - excellent food and service every time. We had a lovely evening there.

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  32. concerto25

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    From Maryland, where good food is easy to find, unlike Washington. With that out of the way, Primo's is about as good as your going to get. Food is excellent. Service is great and you don't have to worry about tipping (which is a backward culture anyway), since Primo's does an automatic surcharge. Whatever! You do you, Primo...I would classify Primo's as a neighborhood gem. You feel like a winner when you dine there. It took me long enough to find good food here in WA, and I'm thankful. We'll be back.

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  33. EricS

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh food and the sturgeon was fantastic- make reservations or sit at the kitchen and watch-looked fun too

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  34. TraceyP

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great food, wait staff friendly and helpful. Has that 6th Avenue vibe which is fun and electric. Great spot for dinner and drinks for date night or with a group.

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  35. AuntieD

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, chill vibe, excellent wine (Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir), TREMENDOUS starters (bread service, grilled calamari, brussel sprouts), and DELICIOUS entrees (carbonara, pesto, mussels, and beet ravioli. Bravo Primo Grill!!

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  36. beckster

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food at the Primo Grill was very good just small portions of meat for the high cost. We did not have our drinks served until our salads so rather slow service at the beginning but caught up. I doubt that we will go back because it is so expensive and was not the exquisite experience that would be expected for the cost. I would recommend this restaurant to a friend considering the above.

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  37. DeanaM

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing Cauliflower appetizer, chicken, short ribs and brownie dessert. Perfect !!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service. I always get the penne vodka pasta, delicious:)

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding, all very fresh especially loved the focaccia to dip in the curry cream.

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  40. MichelleR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Primo is quality--quality food, quality atmosphere, and quality service. Primo is a great choice for anything from a casual weeknight supper to the fanciest date-night event. You can't go wrong with Primo!

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Primo Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 1659 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Primo Grill

2701 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Oakes
  • Neighborhood
    Tacoma
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Northwest, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Charlie McManus
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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