Primo Italia

4.7
804 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
True Heritage Based Italian Cuisine set in a Beautiful, warm and vibrant wood-look setting. Truly, your South Bay outpost, for craft cocktails, live music Thur-Sat, Private Events and always only the best authentic Italian food our area has to offer. The Beach Cities best Italian located at 24590 Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance, California. Michelin Star quality dishes at South Bay prices.

Come enjoy our two new OUTDOOR PATIOS - Primo Piazza & The Primo Patio. We have Cozy Blankets and Heaters, Please be sure to dress for a possible Evening Breeze....If you would like to make a eservation please feel free to call Primo and check what with us. See you soon at Primo.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 804 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMS220
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Full. Full. Full. And overbooked. They were unable to seat us at the outside table we had reserved. We were sat inside, and the restaurant looked like it was at full capacity. Disappointing.

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Bubba
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food. Average service. But worth the trip.

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vipJALinHermosa
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner at Primo Italia. Everything is so authentic! The pasta was mouth-watering, and the Gnocchi was among the best ever.

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SANM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Primo, as the atmosphere is super relaxed, and the food and ambiance are wonderful. We meet friends there often, and it is always such a great experience. I love that the owner is on hand often, and sometimes he will even sing a few songs at the piano.

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vipExceptional
Denver
158 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We look forward to dining there again very soon.

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Kdelo
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious meal, the ambiance was quiet. This is a great place for a date night or special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and superb service.

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vipPamela
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Especially appreciate being back inside. Now, we just need Lou and the pianist on a Friday night!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Primo always does an excellent job providing a great atmosphere for a business dinner or casual dinner, alike

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! Best Italian food in the South Bay, maybe even all of LA! Amazing staff and service, great ambience. Had the Lasagna split into four as an appetizer along with charcuterie. They slice the prosciutto so thin... it’s delicate and delicious and the cheeses, truffle honey... all of it. From the bread to appetizers, pasta, steak, snd then desert... every single bite was fantastic. A truly memorable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS FOOD, great service and the owner is very much involved with his restaurant he came and asked how we heard about the restaurant and all. It was an awesome experience overall!

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LadyO222
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Primo nestled into the base of Hawthorne Blvd as you start heading into the hills. When you step inside the room is dark but has big windows, tall ceilings and a beautiful wooden beam that stretches across the ceiling above the bar. The music was softly playing r&b and soft rock tunes, and all the staff were nice and pleasant.

The food was delicious! We had the calamari fritto, caprese salad, calm linguini and truffle pizza. Everything was good, not one complaint on any of the food. I was so impressed that I promised myself I would be back. Makes a very nice dinner for girls night out (for more of the grown and sexy vibe) or a date night. You can also bring your family but I wouldn't recommend for babies.

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JennyR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service.

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vipAdrienne
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant & safe

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Patti
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! ! We can’t wait to go back.

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AndiM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Best seats are at the bar, if you can get them

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vipRaul
Los Angeles
105 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with nice wine. Good spacing indoors in a quiet, backroom area. Gr8 service. We will be back!

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vipStaceyG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!

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Nicole
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu and wine list. Inviting atmosphere. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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vipConnie
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent INSIDE atmosphere! as always, food and service very good.

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vipDriver
Los Angeles
113 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our party jumped out with black truffle everything as it was the first family outing in months. Special wine from Dau closed the evening. I recommend Primo Italia to all.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious,the services were perfect, and Owner Lou was amazing would recommend this place to everyone! Especially a family they took care of us like family!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Doing a great job under the circumstances!

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DanaC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had one heater for 2 table

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vipGabyM1
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here many times pre COVID and loves it, but we’re a little hesitant to go back now. We were so happy to see that they have set up tables outside on their courtyard with heaters and beautiful lights! :) The food and service was excellent as always. We highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite date night spot.

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vipShellyA
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved the food (wonderful-top 3 carpaccio), the warmth of the owner and the ambiance. Service began very very well but dropped slightly after an hour. We waited for our server to get a steak knife and to order dessert but just decided on the check instead. That being said this is a place well worth the visit and a definite return.

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PMedhat
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food and service was fantastic.

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kckckckc
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Windy, very delicious, very kind servers, thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food always!

CM
vipCaroM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, cheerful waitstaff, lots of outdoor heaters and great spacing between tables!

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KarlB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primo’s is one of our favorite restaurants! Excellent Italian food and steaks.

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jeffstephw
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and they have done an excellent job in bringing these ding experience outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was our first time here and I thought it was ok. I did not like the dipping sauce with the bread. I would have preferred an oil and vinegar dipping sauce for the bread. My fiancé ordered the salmon and said it was ok. I ordered the clam linguini but the waiter got my order wrong and brought me the lasagna. The restaurant gave us the lasagna for free since it was the wrong order while my meal was prepared. My fiancé was done with his meal before my meal came to the table. Overall it was an ok experience, nothing great.

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vipGeorgeF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tha food and the service top notch. Very attentive staff. We had multiple appetizers such as Carpaccio, Sicilians salad, gnocchi Alla romana and truffle pizza all flavorful and delicious. Home made special smoked salmon pasta was delicious as well. And of course the desert tiramisu and berry panda cotta

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vipJanW
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Primo!

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vipMarianneC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primo always exceeds our expectations. The outdoor patio has plenty of heaters and they offer cozy blankets as well. We had grilled octopus and calamari appetizers, and entrees of salmon, branzino, and the Florentine porterhouse steak. What a feast!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Nice outdoor space but a bit windy. Was underdressed and ended up being very cold

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

2/14 - food was great. Unfortunately, we were sat at the dark side of the outdoor dining area... where the heaters “did not work” until we were about to leave one of the staff members was asked about the heaters because it was freezing and windy, where he then turned on all 3 heaters that supposedly “did not work”. Our table was on a incline causing the table to wobble, was not asked about fixing our table wobble. Overall service was below my expectations and below what I paid to eat there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boy Lou, the owner, totally hooked it up with a rose for my girlfriend. He’s an awesome dude and has a boys back.

FAQs

Primo Italia does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Primo Italia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 378-4288.

Primo Italia is rated 4.7 stars by 804 OpenTable diners.

Primo Italia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/2104/primo.

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.

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