Primo Italia

4.8
939 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.
Indoor and outdoor dining, as well as private rooms available!
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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 939 people are saying
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vipTedC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We visit regularly and it’s always good. I do not prefer being seated in the back room ( as we were most recently) there is no music and the ambiance is not the same as in the front room. There were a number of wines not available from the list , which is understandable given current supply chain issues, unfortunately I had to find this out through a process of elimination, ordering three wines in a row which were 86’d. At this point the server took the list from me and drew a line through the out of stock wines. Best, I think, to have done this first. Food was delicious, as usual.

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vipJanW
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tomahawk pork chop is outstanding! Perfect lighting creates great ambiance. Our go-to restaurant for sure!

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MilkDud
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This beautifull restaurant is tucked back off the street and we had no idea how nice it was. It has a big dining room with a bar and live piano for those who want some energy. They have a couple other smaller dining areas if you prefer a more quiet intimate atmosphere.

The food was excellent. My wife and I shared a pizza, seafood risotto, and veal and paired them with some pretty excellent wines.

Even thought the place was super busy, the owner took the time to stop by the table to chat with us and make us feel welcome.

We will definitely be coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food best fresh pasta

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to have a great dinner

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Pvpeacock
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and nice ambience.

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vipEllenS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so wonderful to honor my request for a quiet table. Thank you!

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jaynej
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this restaurant, its owner, Lou and the amazing staff there. It is cozy and welcoming. NOW, the FOOD Is Amazing. Everything I've tried has been awesome. I look forward to it. The freshness, the authenticity of the pastas, the cocktail and wine list... all are perfect. Can't wait to go back!

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PeterK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food have no taste and very expensive. I'm not recommended this restaurant.

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MelanieC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great evening at Primo. Relaxed atmosphere, great food, and top notch service.

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vipCoreenL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I love the atmosphere that Primo provides it’s wonderful for a night out to listen to some music and have a date night. However it does tend to get very loud at the bar which is very close to the dining area almost right on top of each other. The cocktails are delicious however the food has never been memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and evening. The owner Lou is amazing.

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EddyLara
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic dinning experience, good seating, attention to detail and food selection

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambience, delicious food! Love the place!

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Nicole
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always delicious. Their salmon is amazing. Also, the arugula salad with grapes and Gorgonzola is next level, wish I had the recipe.

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Dominic
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Tomahawk pork chop is the best pork chop in town!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine

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RoyM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and pleasantly surprised! Good food and good service..

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DiegoR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on point. Excellent food and service

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vipDinosDad
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great as always!

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vipKdelo
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner, drinks, & dessert were exceptional! I tried the Tomahawk pork chop & it was cooked perfectly! This was by far the best pork chop I’ve ever tasted. The espresso martinis were the perfect ending to a wonderful evening!

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Frenchie
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was great...

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EmmeliB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Always have a good meal here. Didn’t read the menu carefully so didn’t realize the osso bucco was a lamb shank. For $34 was expecting the usual veal shank. Very tasty nonetheless but would probably get something else next time.

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MonicaG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. All the dishes we shared were delicious. The sauce was amazing.

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HungryJules
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fun restaurant, love the live piano! Our server was very friendly snd support staff very attentive. Food was good, not great. I had pasta, which was very well made, but I had hoped for a little more flavor. I asked for salt and pepper snd that helped pep it up. My husband had the veal which was cold and tough when it arrived. It was sent back and returned warmer but was not as good as it has been. A little disappointing for our third trip to the restaurant. Maybe just an off night. Won’t write it off, we will return as the ambiance is so much fun. Very loud. Not the place for a serious conversation! Great place for cocktails and appetizers-!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

We love Primo. Yesterday it order a

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JimA
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic place. Terrific. Great wine list. nice italian dishes. Lots of celebrities

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida increíble el personal muy atento

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PatR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, service and atmosphere are excellent. We will return.

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Ruebezahl
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem: Italian specialty restaurant which is a bit hidden in this small village setting/shopping center.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, great service & delicious food. We loved it

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Oldguy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the octopus appetizer and their pastas are great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The pasta with clams was excellent as well as the calamari. Was disappointed the chicken parmigiana in it was very tough to cut through and also disappointed with the fact they couldn’t make an accommodation on a pizza with wanting it half cheese and half prosciutto. Dessert was delicious. Service tailed off after the initial greet. Not sure if our server was overwhelmed with other tables near us. We would come back with hopes of sitting in the main dinning area with a different server.

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CarlaZ
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was outstanding! So were the drinks.

Our waiter could have been more attentive. Lots of lag time between sitting down, ordering cocktails, ordering dinner, ordering dessert and waiting for check. Finally decided to pay in cash as he was tardy picking up our cards.

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RichS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of new favorite spots. Great food, excellent service. The place was packed by the time my guest and I finished our meal. Dinner was Veal Saltimboca, one of my favorites and was nicely done, my guest had the Pasta Bolognese, she said was excellent. I'll be back with friends

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birrrdy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great piano bar player who was tasteful, not cheesy. Food was impeccable. Good value, even on premium items like filet mignon. Multiple servers always checking on us to make sure we were okay.

Brought two 9 year olds that were welcomed like family. Can't give a higher thumbs up.

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Ericj
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place rocks! Great food, wine,service.Lou the owner is a great host.

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delighted
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were, by request , outside on the patio. Being seniors , we appreciated being out on the quieter patio where we could still hear the piano.
Servers were most attentive.
Thank you

FAQs

Primo Italia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 378-4288.

Primo Italia is rated 4.8 stars by 939 OpenTable diners.