Primo Plates & Pours

4.7
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516 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Offering Curbside Pickup from 5pm-8pm daily. Call 952-479-1143 to place your order. Thank you!
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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vipTracyS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super meal with family. Staff are wonderful!

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BillH
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primo is the primo spot for the best italian food. My wife and I love Primo. The food and service are outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food!

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FoodLover
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this little restaurant! Always great food and service!!!

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vipMichaelR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a local treasure! The food was exceptional.

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vipTurtleox
Minneapolis
158 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice authentic Italian food, comfortable atmosphere. Meatballs fantastic.

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vipJeanB
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious and great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here. Kids love it too!

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Jss1489
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We split 3 courses, which they were kind enough to split in half for us. All 3 were very good, as was the service! My only complaint would be it was a bit chilly inside.

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Nate
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place for any date night or a Valentine's Date night. Drove from Big Lake (45 min drive) and was highly impressed. Service and food were excellent. My only knock on the restaurant, was the wine. Their least expensive bottle is about $32.00, but I remembered the name and label as it's a wine my wife and I wanted to purchase outside the restaurant. Found it for $9.99 at Total Wine..Quite the up-charge.

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vipJamieM
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was amazing, the food was underwhelming, I feel as though the flavors just weren’t there. Everything tasted a bit bland.

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vipdjs0404
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Let me clear that we love Primo Plates & Pours and have written very positive reviews in the past. On this visit though they were crazy busy and that might have effected the meal quality. First the good - they accommodated my advanced seating request for a table against the wall, in spite of being able to seat walk ins at the larger table, and for that I was very grateful. Our waitress, Stacy, was very helpful, pleasant and attentive, even though she was moving quickly between tables. And, quickly noticed when we did not receive our order as requested, and replaced it. The food though ultimately was the downfall. The veal parmesan was very tough, difficult to cut and chew. And, my go to dinner all the time, clams and linguine in a white sauce, just didn't taste right, almost sweet?? Maybe the wine used in the sauce? They quickly offered to replace the veal with something else (I didn't complain about my meal), but we said that wasn't necessary. In return, they did give us dessert, an amazing tiramisu! So, not the best night, but as I stated, the service was totally on par. We will be back!

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vipMichaelR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!!

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vipMarkK
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding! The portions were great and was a fantastic wait staff. Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!

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BillH
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another outstanding dinner at Primo! The waitstaff is wonderful, the food unsurpassed, the prices reasonable, and the ambiance is perfect. Primo is one of those rare, unexpected, hole-in-the-wall finds. A truly wonderful experience, don't let the outside fool you, come in for one of the best meals you can find. My only tiny issue is that they don't have veal parmigiana on the menu (although their other veal dishes are fantastic!). Strongly recommend reservations as it can get very busy!

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vipPlymouthRocks
Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Primo is great on service, atmosphere and value. Food is MOR otherwise this review would be a five.

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vipKathyS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a lovely date night at Primo. The service, food and ambience were perfect.

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vipjalmpls
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the appetizers, pasta and steaks for dinner, and chocolate cake for dessert. Fun drink options too.

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Krewmom
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We thought we'd give this place a try. Our food - Chicken Parm and Baked pasta with fenil sausage was very bland. Presentation was good - our house salad was great and tasty. Service was good but bland entrees will mean we probably won't return.

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RobinL
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. It’s expensive- but the food is excellent and the service is excellent. For special occasions this is one of my first choices

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vipCarteB
Minneapolis
53 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

I really like Primo, but the tables are so close and crowded that if you are seated almost anywhere-but especially in the middle area -one’s chair gets hit and jostled all the time. It is very disruptive and spoils any ambience and conversation. I really liked our waiter, but it was so busy that we had to wait way too long for service all during the meal. I think the food is good, but those tables for 2 in the middle are awful.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great bruschetta appetizer. All of our meals were wonderful, with generous servings. Ambiance could be improved by removing a table or two to provide more room. Packed pretty tightly

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vipgrinny
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner from our family go-to restaurant. Exceptional food in large quantities, with stellar service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Table was not ready

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JudyM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Two of the three dishes ordered were very good, the pasta with saffron sauce was a bit weak in flavor and a little too thin a sauce. Feel a little "squeezed in" as tables are very close together and can easily hear conversations going on next to you. That being said, would definitely go back and try other dishes

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Paul
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Seemed to be understaffed. Waited a long time from the salad to our main course. Ceasar salads were nothing special and croutons tasted old. My wife ordered the fettucine and it had absolutely no flavor to the point she had to ask the waitress for a salt shaker and the noodles were overcooked. My dish had noodles with shrimp and a pesto sauce --it was just okay. Heard so much about this place and really wanted to like it-- but the food and service fell short of our expectations.

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BrandisA
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing!! Food was phenomenal and the place is just so quant! With nice jazz music. We brought our 70+ year old mother and our 2 kids. Easy breasy .... spaghetti sauce for kids was spicy!

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vipScottT
Little Rock
26 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Had heard great things but disappointed with food. Lettuce for salad was wilting and lobster in pasta was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten at Italian restaurants all over the world, and this one is comparable with the best of them. Even the restaurants in Italy.
If you are anywhere near this restaurant, and you want to plan a meal out for a night, this is a place you need to experience at least once.
Thanks for the great service Greg!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waitress was amazing, and the food was so yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent pasta. Great ambiance. Quite pricey for a family!

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vipEPFoodies
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I hesitate to do this but we feel very let down by Primo. We made reservations for 11-16-19 and noted in the reservation that it was our 24th wedding anniversary. When we arrived the hostess seated us next to two other couples right in front of the kitchen. There was no acknowledgement whatsoever that it was our anniversary. We both ordered the Lobster Pasta (we almost always do) but it came out with too much lemon with killed the flavor.
The hosted was a young lady so she must have not read our reservation or did not care. We have gone back since and 10 times in 2019 prior with bills over $100 so do the math. Sadly our last two expereices have killed Primo for me. My review on 2-8-19 was a high point, unfortunately I no longer desire to eat at Primo

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem!

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time with family. The atmosphere is calm and inviting. Space is limited but Wonderful service and exceptional food. We will definitely be back.

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SteveS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was my second time dining at this restaurant, the food and experience as very good. The only negative wad that the bread that was served was warm on outside and cold and dry on the inside which leads me to believe it wasn't freshly made that evening and was a left over from the previous day.

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Primo Plates & Pours offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 479-1143.

Primo Plates & Pours is rated 4.7 stars by 516 OpenTable diners.

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