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Primo Tuscan Grille

4.1
190 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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About

Welcome to Primo Tuscan Grille, Charlotte’s premiere Italian restaurant since 1993. We bring the best of Italy to the heart of Myers Park, offering classic Italian cuisine created from the freshest ingredients served in a warm, casually elegant atmosphere. Preview wines from our wine cellar and enjoy a cocktail before or after dinner in our cozy bar.

At Primo Tuscan Grille, pride in our food, excellent service and an inviting atmosphere never let us settle for being anything less than the best. We were featured in the South Charlotte Weekly Culinary Corner. Come in and see why they gave us five stars!

To each and every one of our loyal customers, you have our family’s word; you can count on us in the future as you have in the past.

GRAZIE!!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian
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(704) 334-3346
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MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Cross street
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.0
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4.0
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Best ice tea in the city and great service a hidden gem .

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Restaurant decor and menu needs updating , asap. Don't wait any longer , do it now .
Brown tuna tartar ?

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Our waiter was amazing. Food was ok. Breading on Milanese was a bit soggy for my liking. Perhaps I ordered the wrong item. I will be back.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Very slow service in the beginning. Second time we've been and same situation...we had to wait 10-15 minutes for someone to take our drink order. Same waiter....a bit snobbish. Very good food though. Go if you have plenty of time.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Food was good; made a reservation and had a nice table by the window. I am not one to notice service one way or another if the food is good, but our server was so bad that it ruined our experience. The server did not seem to be understaffed as he was just paying more attention to his "regular " customers in the table next to ours. Our reservation was for 7:15pm and the menus were still sitting on the table at 7:45 and he had not taken our order. He told us the specials within 2 min of our arrival, but did not take a drink order and we did not see him again for another 15 min. We ordered drinks eventually and then he did not take our food order until 7:45. We did not get away until 8:45 and the server never asked us if we wanted a 2nd drink during our 90 min dining experience. We spent most of the 90 min looking at our empty glasses and waiting for our food. He actually avoided eye contact whenever we tried to get his attention; He just spent all his timing attending to the table next to us.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

We enjoyed our meal very much. Authentic style Italian food with good service. The wine selection is limited but adequate.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2017

Were first time diners and it was the perfect spot for family dinner with the in-laws..

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Very quiet place on a Friday night but service was lacking. Asked for bread 4 times to multiple wait staff, finally was delivered after dinner was complete.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2017

Have never been disappointed... service and food have always been great!! Worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

We've been going to Primos for years, and the drinks, food, and service are always perfectly consistent. One of the few places I've found that makes a perfect martini. We usually ask for Vincent or Ceasar, but I'm sure everyone is top notch. The paintings on the wall add to the quiet, intimate ambiance and make dining even more special. The only downside is for the mobile-challenged; you have to walk a long flight of steep steps to enter. Parking might be a little challenging but not really an issue.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

We were looking for a new place to.try and how can you go wrong with Italian. Primo Tuscan Grille was quiet and the staff were very friendly. I enjoyed the Penne Primo Pasta and it was excellent. Not so sure about the frozen Carpacio, but nonetheless, everything was awesome. We'll definitely be back again.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2017

I have an annual dinner with my cousins in Charlotte. This place was awesome. The decor was beautiful. The waitress was very attentive to our needs. The only down side was that my cousin ordered sweet tea. It was not sweet.

We were a group of four. I ordered the duck breast. Everything was cooked perfectly. The soup of the day was lobster bisque it was the prefect marriage of sherry and cream.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2017

My daughter and I went to Primo before attending a symphony performance . Our server was the best! Great personality!! We were seated at a lovely table in a cozy nook with a big window. The food and wine were delicious. My duck breast was cooked just right! Will definitely dine there again!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Was underwhelmed by the food for the price. Service was sub par. I understand valentine's day is busy for all restaurants, but the overall experience was not good. Beyond the service, food took about an hour to come out after ordering, and no vegetarian options were available and no accommodations were offered. Would not return.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

The quality of food was excellent and service was great. The only down fall was having to wait almost two hours to receive our food.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

We were out for Valentine's Day and we very rarely go out my wife and I, when we got there we definitely like the environment in the restaurant it was perfect for the ocassion our server Brian was very helpful and overall we had a terrific experience, I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Don't get a reservation for 6:30, they won't be ready to seat you for about 15 minutes and won't wait the table for another ten. Once things get going, however, it's great.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Great background music such as Sinatra. Old style ambiance. Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Added percent - we weren't rushed through our meal. Focus was customer service and not turning a table. something that is rare to find these days.

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1.0Dined on February 4, 2017

We go to primos all the time, my uncle goes there once a week and is personal friends with the owner. We got there on Saturday and was seated, wasn't given menus, and wasn't greeted by a waiter for 20 minutes.... so we left. The waitress and manager tried to chase us down the stairs asking us to come back inside saying they would give us 1/2 off our meal, but being ignored for 20 minutes is just ridiculous. Needless to say, we went to Flemings downtown and had a great meal with amazing service!

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2017

I didn't like how the restaurant conducted their business when we visited. One reason, we didn't have bread available when sitted. We had to ask for bread. Then we had a huge hair on our butter. I don't know how it was missed but it was clearly a hair from someone heads which made us question the sanitation of the restaurant. We would have left then but our food was already served.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Food was excellent but the service was terrible. We had to hunt him down every time we needed something and when we reordered our drinks they took forever to come. Wouldn't return to this restaurant because of the service even though the food was excellent. Too many offerings in Charlotte to waste my time going back here.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Very nice restaurant. The service was excellent and the food very good. Must try the shrimp St. Thomas.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

We went for restaurant week and Primo did not disappoint. Outstanding food, wine, and service.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

This place never disappoints. I love the pasta as I can get 1/2 order.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2017

My husband is a personal chef so we like to eat out very often! We also hate to spend money on food that we could prepare better at home. At Primo Tuscan Grille this was not the case! The food was the best that we've had in Charlotte in quite some time. It was far better than some of the more popular restaurants in the area. Can't wait to return!!!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2017

Back after a a bit of a break. Local gem, cozy and the service and food are very good. Maybe could use a freshening up but it is still a great place for a very good meal.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

The best! Rack of lamb and Osso Buco 😘

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1.0Dined on December 22, 2016

We usually love this restaurant. they were extremely under-staffed. One person acted as a hostess, bartender and waitress for the entire restaurant. we had 7:00 reservations and sat ourselves at 7:40. We did not even have menus and had to flag someone down to help us after 15 min. We still did not have our first course at 8:50. The staff was very overwhelmed but not very unapologetic. It took 30 minutes for them to even bring us a bottle of wine we ordered. We asked for extra bread twice and never received it. The did not offer to discount any food or beverages. I am only writing a bad review so that management knows how disappointed we were at our experience. We spent a lot of money and we treated poorly because there was no staff to help the experience. We would have been better off leaving without ordering.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2016

Always great, love this place!

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2016

This was our second trip here and as before the food and service were very good.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2016

The service, food and atmosphere was perfect for a great meal and a glass of wine.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2016

The Food and the Ambiance was 5 Star, but the Service was 1 Star at best. There seemed to be only one waiter for the entire restaurant which is really sad because this place has so much potential to be a really Top Charlotte Restaurant. I am not sure if I would go back because of the service. If I did, I would call first to see how many waiters they have working before I made my reservation or the drive there.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2016

Great service!

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2016

always great food and service. Very moderately priced...well worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2016

Enjoyed the atmosphere and food and service. Quiet intimate sophisticated restaurant v

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2016

Good atmosphere. Food was very average. I ordered the special and was largely disappointed. Solid for a neighborhood locale. Not for foodies nor high end Italian fare.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2016

Awesome date nite. Treated like a king and queen, staff was very attentive and bowed to every need. Wonderful experience. It's our new go to spot.

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2016

Good food. Will need to try it again not during restaurant week.

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2.0Dined on July 26, 2016

The appetizers were good but the rest of the dinner was tasteless. We finished our salads and waited a very long time til our dinner arrived. I overheard the conversation from a group of people at another table complaining about the food also. I had high hopes as I love Italian food.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2016

We ate on saturday night during Restaurant Week. Very crowded. Service was excellent considering the crowd. We were seated at the time of our resveration. Lobster ravioli and sea bass were very good. Will go back when restaurant week is over

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