Primo Grill

4.8
1030 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1030 people are saying
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LynnG
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Primo never disappoints! Service by Geogie was attentive, friendly and professional. Food was deliciously prepared: NY. Steak, sturgeon and lemon pasta with shrimp were all wonderfully prepared. Only recommendation is with the calamari: cook a little less so it is less chewy. Very tasty though.
Love this place!

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MAAP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food quality and timing were excellent. The wait staff was professional, knowledgeable, and engaging. Look forward to our next visit.

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JayP
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was overall Awesone. A little pricey but cant complain when the service is over the top. Will def go again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing server and amazing food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

They are not really trying. They were out of many menu items but that wasn’t the big issue. The food just isn’t very good. Staff was good but they need a better chef. We were politely warned by someone who used to work there, but we didn’t appreciate what he was saying until we ate there. Pricey and not good food. Try something else.

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vipMarko
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous... One of the best restaurants in Tacoma!

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Tacomanative253
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I’ve been to by far! Food can get a little pricey depending on what you get but it’s worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Primo grill was amazing once again. Love what they are doing and service was great.

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MichaelO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is outstanding especially with Frankie. The food is delightful and mostly for royalty. Nothing but kudos for this restaurant

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AshCC321
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good is amazing… everything we ordered was delicious.

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WillT
Tallahassee
31 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious. Service was great. Ambiance was nice.

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spara
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our family went for a birthday dinner. The apps, dinner and dessert were amazing, comparable to food in Italy.

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vipcoloradobrunch
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! We were in town dropping off our daughter at school and already made a reservation to come back. We loved everything from the cocktails to the food. The fish was cooked perfectly and the flavors spot on. The service was also outstanding.

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vipJackHammer
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent bartender (Frankie). Very god waitstaff. Food was very good. Wine prices were very reasonable. I love this place!

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DanaL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved this restaurant. the food was delicious, the drinks were fun, the service was outstanding. i would go back in a heartbeat.

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West5Girl
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was fantastic. We had a table of 6 and everything was flawless. It was tough to decide what to eat. Our table had a little bit of everything and everyone raved. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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vipLobstahboy
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had a great woodfire pizza and salad. Excellent food and service was terrific.

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Maesehng
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Our favorite out of the meal was the caprese and calamari.

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vipDanielleF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We travel from the Bay Area to visit our daughter in Tacoma once or twice a year and we always consider our meal at Primo a highlight of the trip. The food and service are always exceptional. Every drop of sauce on every plate is consumed with great delight.

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CurtisC
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was so cool, they greeted us with a "Happy Anniversary"! The food was great. It was a hot night in Tacoma and the restaurant was warm, but I can't fault them for that. We had a great night and will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it was a good experience considering we haven’t been in over a year.

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JessB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique dishes, ample drink selection, great service, and wonderful ambiance. All the food was tried was absolutely delicious and well portioned. Their coconut cake was to die for. Not super “kid friendly” for those with especially young or rowdy kids (all glass cups, no official kids menu) but my calm 4 year old did great!

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Southerner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, this meal was impeccable. The calamari appetizer was delicious and a welcomed change from the typical deep-fried type. Fish specials of halibut and swordfish were divine and accompanying vegetables were perfectly cooked. An ensemble of desserts for the table including a flourless chocolate cake with bourbon sauce, and a fruit hand pie a la mode were out of this world. Service was spot-on. We will return. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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JanC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were great and food was fantastic. I recommend making reservations.

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KiaR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made us feel so welcome and we had tired little kids with us. Our server was very knowledgeable about the items on the menu. The food was amazing!

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TeaF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is outstanding. Outstanding.

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lauras
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious as always. We celebrated my daughter‘s 18th birthday. She loved it.

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mbtacoma
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the only restaurant in town that everyone the family loves. Delicious, as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the swordfish was the best dish ever and the Bees Knees-Wow.

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Omar
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent quality and service, impressed especially during the hiring crisis in the country.

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RonW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Primo Grill many times over the years. We have always had out standing food and Service. would highly recommend.

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EmilyL
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came here to celebrate a new job, OUTSTANDING food! If you're a foodie who dislikes mediocre food (aka, most restaurants in the area), you should try this place at least once. We got the burrata, two (handmade!) pastas, a few drinks, and dessert. Everything tasted wonderful and meshed well together. We will come here anytime we're craving delicious pasta.

The only thing I can add is,
1. They aren't doing happy hour after covid. We made an early res to catch some of the items only available on the happy hour to find out it wasn't a thing anymore. While we didn't mind, some might.
2. The service fee is included in your bill. While this is nice for the staff, it really makes them move slow. They weren't super friendly; took a long time to get water, didn't get a chance to order a second cocktail since we were basically ignored after our entrees came, etc. This should be removed with a base tip of 15% added of which you can choose to raise, that way they always get a tip, but are still incentivized to give good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Primo and I was happy to see such positive reviews when searching for a place to have dinner with our family after not seeing each other for many months. There is a great vibe as soon as you walk in. It was super busy when we arrived for our reservation and they seated us right on time. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and gave us excellent recommendations for dinner and dessert. All the food was delicious with beautiful presentation.

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vipKerryO
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends brought me here for a birthday dinner - it was excellent from start to finish. Salad was fresh and dressed with just the right amount of dressing. I had the swordfish steak and it was delicious. I always enjoy Primo's - looking forward to coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Tacoma.

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AnnT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! Love their fresh, in season menu. We like to choose Primo Grill for special occasions and they made our anniversary special!

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really liked the bacon onion pizza, Brussels sprouts, and the hazelnut brownie sundae. The service was very good and they went out of their way to leave flowers on the table and acknowledge our anniversary. I also had the pork chop which was ok. The windows were open because it was a really nice evening and several cars and motorcycles seemed to take that as an invitation to make as much noise as possible. Not the restaurant's fault, but something to be aware of. Otherwise having the windows open was really pleasant. Would not hesitate to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoy dining at Primo. The staff are just lovely. The good always delicious. Our daughter attended the university that is close by and Primo is the place to have a great meal and splurge a bit on our student while visiting.

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Primolover
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious locally sourced food prepared with care, delightful food presentation, Courteous professional staff, and inviting relaxed atmosphere.

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vipTari
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here never disappoints! Excellent evening, from cocktails to dessert. And our server, Sid, was knowledgeable, welcoming, and efficient. Such a great experience. Thanks!

FAQs

Primo Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 1030 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.