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About Primo Italian American Cuisine

As the Winner of the 2016 Daily Herald Readers Choice Awards in 9 categories including Best New Restaurant, Best Steakhouse, Best Italian Restaurant, Best Martini, Best Romantic Restaurant, Best Unique Salad, Best Vegetarian Cuisine, Best Place to Dance, and Best Venue for Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties. Primo sure does live up to it's name!

PRIMO(meaning “The Best” in Italian) is our interpretation of the marriage of a classic American steakhouse and a signature Italian restaurant.

Replete with soaring ceilings, Italian marble, and custom furniture, PRIMO's grand and dramatic dining instantly sets a luxurious yet comfortable tone. The atmosphere is rivaled only by the menu, which is composed of both Prime and Grass Fed steaks, chops, and classic Italian dishes inspired by the vast regions of Italy. PRIMO's menu is both familiar and sophisticated, and complimented perfectly by our 100+ bottle wine list.

720 Milwaukee Ave
Gurnee, IL 60031
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steakhouse, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: from 11am-4pm every day.

Happy Hour: 3pm-6pm Monday-Friday

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday; 4:00pm - 1:00am,
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am

Cross Street:
Grand Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 336-3446

Website:
http://www.primogurnee.com/

Entertainment:
The entertainment will include variety of local and national acts including, but not limited to, acoustic acts, instrumentals, djs.

Catering:
We can customize a menu for you, pending notice and availability, in addition to our Banquet menu. We offer options to make your event unique and most importantly, easy for you to enjoy.

Services include, but are not limited to: •Pick-up •Delivery •Set-Up •Tear down •Butler Service •On-site Live Preparation •Service staff •Bartenders •DJ •Sound •Lighting/Audio Visual •Event Design
•Event Coordination •Day of and/or From start to finish •Wedding Planning
•Graphic Design •Printing •PR/Marketing

Contact:
Nicole Khayat (nicole@khayatenterprises.com)

Public Transit:
Libertyville and Grayslake Train Stations. Grand Avenue Bus stop.

Executive Chef:
Celebrity Chef Rich Mancini of Beat Bobby Flay, Finalist on Hells Kitchen, WInner of Chopped, WInner of Chef Most Wanted, Winner of Cut Throat Kitchen

Private Party Facilities:
PRIMO is a sprawling, multi-room restaurant designed for large & small crowds and appetites. Private rooms are available for groups of up to 10-150. The restaurant is available for buy-out functions and can accommodate up to 500 guests.

Barrel Room- Just inside the PRIMO Grand Entryway, this one of a kind space is the perfect venue for large events or intimate social gatherings. This private space holds 35-80 people comfortably. *Handicap accessible

Board Room - Tucked away from PRIMO’s sprawling dining room, the Board Room is the optimal space for your corporate meetings and smaller gatherings. This private space holds 10-30 people comfortably. *Handicap accessible

Bordeaux Room - Located on PRIMO’s lower level, the Bordeaux Room is the ideal venue for a grand private event. Complete with a private bar and restrooms, this stunning space accommodates 50-150 people.

Private Party Contact:
Paul Martens: (847) 336-3166

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Specials:
1/2 Price Appetizers from 3-6pm (at the bar)

Daily Drink Specials- Available all day:
Monday- $5 Call Matinis
Tuesday- $3 Primo Lager, $6 House Wine
Wednesday- 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine (wines offered By-The-Glass)
Thursday- $6 Smoking Sangria
Friday- $6 Prosecco Spilts, $25 Prosecco Buckets
Saturday- $6 Kettle One Mixed Drinks
Sunday- $10 Bloody Mary & Slider Combo and $5 Local Drafts

Saturday Night Live: Sip on our Signature Cocktail, the Smoking Sangria while listening to incredible Live Entertainment from 8pm - 11pm.

Visit www.primogurnee.com/news-events or Join our Diners Club to gain coupons and have the events sent directly to your mobile device. .

Follow Us for announcements and specials:
Facebook.com/PrimoGurnee
Twitter: @PrimoGurnee @fancynikki
Instagram: PrimoGurnee & FancyNikki

Primo Italian American Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Good for a Date (45)
Good for Birthdays (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (32)
Romantic (26)
Worth the Drive (24)
Bar Seating (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Cozy (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Business Meals (16)
Casual (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fun (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Authentic (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Seasonal (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Live Music (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Small fish portion. Not all specials described by waiter.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Gluten free options were great. Waiter very knowledgeable and helpful on GF menu. Will definitely go back again. A+

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our wait staff was very helpful and the food was delicious.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great dining experience. Had the salmon and friend had the beef wellington. Everyone's meal was fantastic. Will be back soon

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We try to find a restaurant half way between Lombard IL and Milwaukee because our daughter and son in law live up there. This was for husband/fathers birthday celebration. We were all very happy with Primo. Our server and the staff were all great and the food was delicious. We were able to relax and visit as we were there from 3-5, less busy. We will be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

I went here on a Friday, about a year ago. The place was packed - the food was mouth-watering, delicious!!

I went there this past Monday for my birthday, expecting the same delicious food. I ordered the Teriyaki Salmon, with quinoa, and broccoli. It was average - the food wasn't hot, and had very little flavor.

I'm not sure if the quality of the food depends on who's cooking Monday vs. Friday. I'm sure the
better chefs cook on the weekends. Sorry, but I was really disappointed, and my guests were too.

I do plan on trying it again - on a weekend date - to see if there's a difference.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Experience was good but a bit pricey for the area. I would recommend this place for a special occasion only. You would break the bank if you were a regular customer.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great local restaurant in Gurnee. We have many big chain restaurants so this is a nice change. The food was really good and the atmosphere was nice. They had some live music to add to the evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 7, 2018

What a great restaurant! Great food and service!

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent food with great portion size. The carrot cake is absolutely phenomenal.

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Best Sunday Brunch in Lake County by far! Everything is hot and fresh. Amazing selection, probably over 50 items if I had to guess The mimosa flight is so neat! Definitely recommend.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New years eve dinner with friends, table ready on time, very attentive staff and the food was not only very good but the portions were awesome. try it out. I am pretty sure you would not be disappointed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Marco was our sever and did an excellent job.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner was fantastic! Very attentive staff and service was prompt. The only bad thing was some debbie downers at another table wanting the fun lights turned off :( Boo! Stay HOME, its NYE people!!! But back to the restaurant - well decorated, clean and a nice variety on the menu. Would definitely visit again. Worth the price! I had the fresh oysters and Caprese tenderloin. Hubby had the tenderloin and loaded potato, and our son had the Mediterranean Sea Bass. Perfectly done!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is good in general for a la carte dining but the Sunday brunch was below expectations.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was good wait staff was very attentive good atmosphere not to noisy large selection of foods

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food and service were very good. The carrot cake was wonderful. The noise level was very loud. Very hard to converse easily. The tanguary and tonic were light.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Holiday weekend and we were able to enjoy a relaxing and delicious dinner.
Service was fantastic and the food was delicious👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Noise level was extremely loud. Food was delicious but everything is a extra charge, salad, vegetable. Have had lunch there several times and it was excellent.i would not recommend it for dinner . A bit expensive and way too loud

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and excellent service by our sever Marco , who is also their Sommelier was very informative about their wine selection and just a very nice person overall. We will definitely be regulars.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Once again, another exceptional meal at Primo. Our party had reservations for 3:00 in the afternoon allowing us to order from the dinner menu. This was a good time for us as we were the only patrons at a table and the restaurant was quiet. (The noise levels during peak times in this restaurant are its only drawback) Our waiter was well versed and though always seen, he never hovered.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

our favorite place to celebrate locally. great food, great wine list, great service always.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very beautiful place! Everyone was very welcoming & friendly. Food is outstanding!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was great , and our waiter (I believe his name was Steven) was so welcoming. Food was delicious also, our first time for brunch and I would most likely come again. Thank you so much!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service is always top notch, and the food is some of the best in the far northern suburbs. Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Except for the tomato bisque soup (bland, probably from a can, with a soggy goat cheese crouton) and uninspired salads, every thing was good. Some nicely priced wines, always welcome to see.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We always get the octopus appetizer. It’s fabulous! We enjoyed the short ribs, lamb shanks and teriyaki salmon for our entrees and finished our meal with an order of the beignets. The presentation of the beignets was charming and the 3 dipping sauces were wonderful. Our server, Andy, was very knowledgeable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Outstanding food, service and drinks. Ambiance was good and facility was clean and decorated nicely. We will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We’ve dined at Primo previously and when Becky and Aubrey are serving the bar tea the service is always top notch. This particular Sunday there was a new server and it was just one bad experience after another. We ordered a nice bottle of wine which the server poured without offering a taste and poured the glasses so full and fast that wine splashed onto the table twice. He didn’t even offer to wipe the table down. We ordered the same dish which the server forgot so we had to reorder. And when the dishes arrived mine was incorrect. We were watching the football game that evening, a point made to the server when he asked, and then less than 60 seconds later he turned the one of two TVs we were watching over to a hockey game. We quickly asked him to turn the other TV back to the football game which he did but by then we missed the last 2 plays of the 4th quarter. We asked him for the check and he forgot. We had to flag down the hostess to close us out. Never dining there on a Sunday again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Was very mediocre. Most of the hot items were cold and just not very impressive. Lots of choices in the cinnamon rolls were a nice touch but again they were luke warm and nothing special service was okay for a buffet but overpriced for quality. I had been there for dinner and felt the portion were too small for price.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I have been there for dinner and the food was fine. Nothing fabulous, but the atmosphere is great. Upscale, but comfortable. So for a special occasion it’s nice. I took my mom and children for brunch and for the money I would say never again. The only thing I really wanted was eggs Benedict, but a man who was there before me littered took like 6 and left nothing. By the time they refilled the eggs Benedict, I was full. The table side cinnamon rolls look great but they are dry and cold so no to that. Chicken Marsala was bland and the pasta was mush. The penne vodka was also bland. The chopped salad had good flavor but it was watery.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We came in after a long day of christmas shopping. We were tired and and a little crabby. Our server, Shannon instantly changed our mood. She answered all our questions and made a few suggestions for my daughter who is a very picky eater. I really appreciate that as sometimes eating out with her can be less than fun. Our food was wonderful and the service was outstanding! We will definitely be back, and we will definitely be looking for Shannon to be our server.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I feel they should not have live music or it should be done much quieter as we could not have a conversation at the table

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was just ok- the service wasn’t great! Portions are small

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food and atmosphere was great at Primo. Several of us had the evening specials. Nice variety and presentation and quality were exceptional!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

The steaks are the best! I've been to this restaurant many times and it never disappoints. The staff is attentive and the food is excellent. Great atmosphere. There is no comparison in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Every year my team at work gets to choose a restaurant for our holiday dinner and this year they chose Primos. To say it was a great choice would be an understatement. Our server was incredibly efficient yeah knew the right times to come to our table and went to leave us alone to chat. The food was spot on perfect. Among other things, we had the seafood tower, steak, Spicy seafood and pasta and pretty much all the sides. Everything was perfectly prepared and delivered properly. I can’t wait to go back. Our server, Marco, went out of his way to make sure we were completely satisfied

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Love Primo's the only down side is its a little noisy when it gets busy. if they could do something with the acoustics it would be a plus

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

What an enjoyable sunday brunch with Santa! ( and Mrs. Claus)
We love Primo!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great brunch in beautifully renovated restaurant. Hadn't been back in years, so it was a great surprise. Santa was a bonus.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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