Primo Italia

4.7
756 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. While it is Summer and we have Cozy Blankets and Heaters, Please be sure to dress for a possible Evening Breeze....If you would like to make a "late " reservation 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 756 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLuv2dine
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant on the hill! Great staff and delicious entrees.

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vipLynnW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, fresh food as always! You get a taste of Italy at Primos from our waiter, to the wine and the food!

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TaeK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Last minute change from 4 to 8 guests and they were very accommodating. Server was not very attentive to our needs.

Food is fantastic. fresh homemade pasta that everyone really enjoyed.

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vipWestsider
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely and tasty dinner with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service, amazing food! Definitely going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

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vipbitemeLA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing on every level.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside on the lower partio earlier this week. The tables were well spaced, with comfortable chairs, and heaters were abundant. The food, drinks, and service were exemplary. I don't see how anything could have been any better. Thanks for a very nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the service and the food. Will come again soon!

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vipLlhcpa
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really great. I had the seafood pasta special and it was delish. My nephew had the veal parmigiana and it was not only beautiful but a big portion and he loved it. Wine list had lots of options at various price points. We sat on the patio next to Hawthorne Blvd., so it was a little noisy but that's really not their fault due to Covid restrictions. I would definitely go back!

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EuniceP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favorite local restaurant! The service is great, wine is great, food is awesome. Can't find a single reason why this restaurant won't deserve a five star from me :)

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MaryM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lasagna is what I come for... the octopus starter is delicious. The chef makes amazing sauces, so flavorful. I love the outdoor experience during Covid- they’ve made it charming and perfect for date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a frequent diner at this fine Italian restaurant. Service and food always top notch. Thanks for another great meal, Lou and staff.

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KevinM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primo has adapted to outdoor seating very well. Nice tables, comfortable indoor chairs, swift service despite all the stairs, plenty of spacing, and nice and quiet. And the food is as good as ever.

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KurtG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

inside is better but Ok during Covid patio traffic noise

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good date vibes and food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Their outside dining right now for covid is so comfortable and welcoming! The food is so good and staff is kind.

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vipVejv
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Fantastic!

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Suzie
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great as usual! Since we were outside, the ambiance was not like the wonderful ambiance inside. I hope the open up indoors soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service was outstanding. Greeted with courteous verbiage by every service men we encountered. However, I was distracted by displeased guests, and loudly speaking guests in our purview.

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vipsusank
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful dining experience. Excellent menu selection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding ... so many yummy choices on the menu. Loved the chopped salad an d lasagna was to die for ! The ricotta cheesecake was light and tasty . Great conversation with the owner . Looking forward when he can sing for the guests !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Booked as an anniversary celebration. No recognition of that. Everything else fine other than that.

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vipJimmalongjones
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me tell you...this spot is 🔥🔥🔥. Outdoor dining space is very comfortable , the service was incredible, and the food was really genuinely fantastic. We ordered the special lamb chops, black truffle pasta, mussels, Caesar salad and calamari. 5 stars for all. Lamb chops were special. I will also say the the cocktails and wine list were top notch. Such a great experience, I would recommend to anyone and everyone.

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viprgm123
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday we celebrate with Primo on a regular basis!
Everything was perfect!

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viphere24
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Didn’t honor reservation time. Host volunteered “We need to kick some people out to get you seated.”

Expensive menu - for rather ordinary meal with limited selections. Food was good buy not exceptional.

Bill included “Covid” charge which I’d never seen before. I asked was was told it was for PPE. Should have told in advance. In any event, that’s not a way to get customers.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great. The food, service, ambiance, setting. The only thing I didn’t like is we have a reservation at 7:30 and weren’t seated until 8:15.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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Amazing
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is second to none in the South Bay! Little piece of Italy in our backyard. Always a great time at Lou’s.

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vipDomcat
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything there is outstanding the service, the food wonderful.

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jeffstephw
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family owned restaurant with wonderful food and very welcoming staff.

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vipMarkC
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and excellent, friendly service on a spacious patio. Definitely worth a visit.

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pvduffer
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Elegant cooking with a somewhat rustic menu(!). They have a nice patio area outside and inside is warm and classic. It appears they had live music preCOVID. Thoughtful wine list.

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EuniceP
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved it. Definitely coming back!

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SueS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fine dining off the beaten path secluded quiet lovely even the chairs were comfy

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Emma
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem. The food was phenomenal. Our server was knowledgeable, the atmosphere was romantic. I can’t wait to dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and we loved it. Staff was great and food was delicious. I will be definitely be coming here again to try other items on their menu.

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Abicab
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there, absolutely perfect!! Amazing food, great wine list.. A Hidden Gem!!!

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vipJanW
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-Covid, our favorite local restaurant was Primo; these days it’s still our favorite local restaurant on the Hill. Lou has done an excellent job with outdoor dining!

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giovanir
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and we enjoyed with my wife , pizza and lasagna espectacular will be back soon

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 756 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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