Il Primo Cambridge

4.9
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540 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Eclectic, neighborhood Italian restaurant in the heart of Ooltewah. we take reservations for a portion of our tables, leaving much of the restaurant for guests to simply walk-in without a reservation. We take reservations by phone daily from the hours of 2:00 to 5:00 or anytime through the Ooltewah location page of www.primochattanooga.com.

Come and enjoy an authentic American-Italian inspired cuisine, complimented by a diverse selection of Italian and American wines and signature craft cocktails.

We look forward to serving you!
What 540 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMichelleT
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love the Tuesday special Lobster Risotto!

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vipReviewsbyBB3
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We cross town for this location- always great dinner and cocktails. Classy but kid friendly which is a must for midweek dinners out. We are downtown loyalists who get pulled to this location in ooltewah more often than we might want to admit!

MS
MikeS
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was very good and so was the service. I was extremely disappointed with the noise level....I couldn’t even hear our server. We were expecting a nice date place, but it felt more like a local hangout. Aside from that, it was good.

JA
JenniferA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Our server was hopeless. Food was ok nothing special.

NP
NickP
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent, both food and service. On our rotation of restaurants in the Chattanooga area

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vipMichelleT
E. Tennessee
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there almost weekly and the food and service does not disappoint. The spaghetti carbonara and the lobster risotto are our favorite specials!

KE
KimE
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy coming here!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Our server made multiple recommendations and answered any questions we had. The Lobster Risotto was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and service as always

MK
MKRL67
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and can't wait to come back and try the nightly specials on Tuesday and Thursday.

JB
JimB
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I needed a date night and Il Primo never disappoints.
Avery was an amazing server and we will ask for him on future visits. Chicken Carbonara and the Port Scaloppini were amazing.

CS
CindyS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Primo is one of my favorite restaurants! Our waitress was awesome, the service was excellent and our food was delicious.

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vipMfish
E. Tennessee
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very good meal here with my wife. Been here many times and it’s always good.

LD
LisaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food and wine. Relaxing dinner.

KE
vipKEVIN
E. Tennessee
25 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food.
Superior Service.
Amazing Atmosphere.

MB
MelB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!! Charcuterie delicious and worth the money. Chicken Piccata yummy!

MW
MistyW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night experience. A little loud sitting outside but wonderful nonetheless.

AS
AndreaS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. The food is good, but a little overpriced.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service & ambiance.

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Debbie
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside on the patio which was very nice! Less noise.
The food, wine and service was fabulous as always! Il Primo is one of my favorite restaurants in the Chattanooga area!

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. It was a bit noisy and hard to hear the waitress. She was good but not great. Took a little while to come to us to get our drink order but did check on us during our visit. She was hard to hear at times, especially with the mask on. Overall though I would highly recommend to others!!

JT
JeffreyT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real deal Italian.. Amazing! Scratch made food with class

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vipKesl
Tallahassee
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dining outside!

SG
SunnieG
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying Il Primo. We drove 30 minute drive and worth it. Food was so yummy- located in a cute little Shopping/dining square. The service was fabulous and perfect for dining with our friends, but would have made a great date night as well

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Greeni
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my son’s 18th birthday and it was great. It was our first time eating dinner there. This place is highly recommended for great service and food.

DP
DannyP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Il Primo. We eat here frequently and ha e never had a bad meal. The service is exceptional and the food is outstanding. Our favorite restaurant in Hamilton County for sure!

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vipKEVIN
E. Tennessee
25 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian Food in CHA.
Gene is a Machine and
Takes Care of Everyone.
Great for Dinner.
Great for Dates.
Great for Foodies.

SK
vipStephenK
E. Tennessee
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoy every visit here. They were a little busy this past weekend which I am glad to see during this crazy time we are in. Took a little longer to get my food but gave us time to visit with the folks we were dining with. Food was spot on as always with fresh and tasty dishes. Service from waitstaff is always superb.

NY
NYCVisit
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place for a great meal and good service.

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spp1957
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food consistently good; great happy hour; service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always an AMAZING experience. Absolutely love this place!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and atmosphere was great. Only problem was when we arrived and told them we had reservations through the Open Table app, they had sat someone else, so we had to wait a few minutes. We arrived on time if not a little bit early.

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Geno
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome crew from seating to check out. I highly recommend Il Primo.

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vipChawareagle
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Happy hour then dinner!

MB
MarkB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fresh and great!

Wait staff is polite and attentive

KE
vipKEVIN
E. Tennessee
25 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Meal and Great Birthday Celebration with the Family.

Thanks GENE for always making our visits to Il Primo special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, ordered the specials, it was awesome!

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viphatrac35
E. Tennessee
26 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Primo is one of the best restaurants in Chatt! Food is always fresh and consistent. I typically eat whatever fish is on the menu. Their side options are the best in town! The pasta dishes are wonderful and you can substitute spaghetti squash for any pasta. When heirloom tomatoes are in season you must try the Caprese salad. The service is always wonderful. They are knowledgeable and always try to accommodate any dietary restrictions you may have. Just go because you will not be disappointed!

LP
LouisP
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal immensely

FAQs

Il Primo Cambridge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (423) 498-1300.

Il Primo Cambridge is rated 4.9 stars by 540 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.