Primo Prime

4.6
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155 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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 Prime, 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 on upstairs and see why they gave us five stars!

Specials

$4 Drafts, $3 Domestic Bottles

Enjoy $4 Draft Beers & $3 Domestic Bottles Every Wednesday!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 5, 2018

Ends: October 6, 2117

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-10:00PM

1/2 Priced Bottles of Wine Under $60

1/2 Priced Bottles of Wine Under $60 on Tuesdays!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 5, 2018

Ends: October 6, 2117

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-10:00PM

Martini Monday

Enjoy 6$ House Martinis on Mondays!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 5, 2018

Ends: October 6, 2117

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-10:00PM

What 155 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda was fantastic

SB
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their fish specials are always the best in town. The red grouper last night was outstanding

NC
Charlotte
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyable evening. We ordered all the specials and found them very good. Waiter was not quite up to par on the specials.

OT
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Very good service.
Nice evening.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We were really disappointed with the food. We got the gnocchi and the New York Strip. The New York Strip came with “fingerling potatoes” but it was really just unseasoned French fries. The steak was tough and drenched in sauce, not what you are expecting when spending $40 on a steak. For a $20+ plate of pasta the gnocchi tasted store bought and the sauce tasted like it was out of a can.

The service was great, but we will not be going back after spending $100+ for this food.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cuisine and excellent service!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely and delicious place!

RG
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, good variety of choices for a business group of a wide variety of preferences. Steak was awesome and lamb chops were delicious!

LP
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Fish was huge but undercooked.

RT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere are just wonderful. I had the Scottish Salmon in a butternut squash purée, served with a side of crispy kale and spaghetti squash. It was so delicious and healthy. The newly renovated atmosphere is very nice, too. I love the white tufted benches and accents, but glad you chose to leave the old world wall paintings in place. A favorite of mine and my sister’s for a long time. She especially loves the bar and always meets some interesting people there. Thank you for a lovely evening!

Primo Prime
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thanks RobinTheRealtor for the FANTASTIC review!! So glad you and your sister appreciate the special art and atmosphere! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Menu was different than one on open table. We had reservations for 7, the server took over an hour to take our order from when our party sat down. Food took over an hour to come out. We didn’t leave till after 10pm.

SW
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by the staff but Joe and Mia in particular.

Primo Prime
Responded on October 22, 2019

YAY!

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PC
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a great meal, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere. Primo is a Charlotte hidden gem!

Primo Prime
Responded on October 22, 2019

Super PaigeC!! Come see us again real soon! Cheers!

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Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! From food to service, it was outstanding

Primo Prime
Responded on October 22, 2019

YES!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for my husband’s birthday. I got the butternut squash soup and he got a classic Caesar salad to start. The soup was delicious! For dinner, he got the ribeye, and I got the salmon. Everything was so good and cooked perfectly! Our server was very attentive and checked on us appropriately. We will be back again!

Primo Prime
Responded on October 22, 2019

So glad to hear!! Thanks so much!

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SW
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dinner with good service from Rachel.

Primo Prime
Responded on October 22, 2019

Wonderful!!

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SW
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service by Mia and Michael.

Primo Prime
Responded on October 22, 2019

We love them too!! Thanks!

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OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only complaint was service was slow but not our server’s fault. Otherwise swordfish and special salad with beets were fantastic.

Primo Prime
Responded on October 22, 2019

We'll do better next time!! Thanks for the review!

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EW
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine, fish and dessert. Excellent service with very knowledgeable waitress.

Primo Prime
Responded on October 22, 2019

So good to hear!! Thanks!

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda and Rachel made the night memorable their knowledge and attentiveness made dining pleasant. The food was excellent, well prepared, well seasoned just an all around excellent dining experience.

Primo Prime
Responded on October 22, 2019

Love to hear that!! Those girls are the best! Thanks!

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5
Charleston
223 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous meal and service! Can’t wait to go back!

Primo Prime
Responded on October 22, 2019

Can't wait for you to 57mgaman!! Thanks!

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BH
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding!!!

Primo Prime
Responded on July 29, 2019

Yippee!!!! Cheers!

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PA
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best resturant week dinner I have ever had. No short cuts, food was delicious! Can't wait to go back!

Primo Prime
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thanks so much, PaulaA! We are pleased you were pleased! Cheers!

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OT
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Just because you can fit a table into every square inch of a space, doesn't mean you should. I understand that there may be demand for lots of tables, but providing an atmosphere for the lovely food and service is important too. Our food was excellent, each course was better than the last. The service was attentive, but not rushed or overbearing. My only complaint is that we were placed on the incredibly narrow inside porch and the waiters and other guests kept bumping into me as they passed. Not a pleasant experience. Just get rid of the tables along the interior wall of the inside porch and everyone who goes out there (staff and patrons) will have a much better time.

Primo Prime
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you for your review. We normally only have three tables in that room... but restaurant week forces us to split the 4 tops into 2s.... we will definitely take this into consideration. Thanks for taking the time to let us know. So happy you enjoyed the food and service! Cheers!

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C
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Disappointed in the table we were seated at. A Tight 2 seat table in the corner. We asked for another table (4 seats) but were told they were ‘slammed ‘ that evening and could not seat us at a larger table.It was 5:30, the restaurant was empty. Two separate couples came 30 minutes later and were seated at the two separate tables for 4 on either side of us! WHAT!!!??? There were still many open tables of 4 at 7 pm when we left the restaurant. So much for being so SLAMMED that we could not be seated at a larger table. Mentioned it on our way out, got a lame apology.

Very disappointed!

Primo Prime
Responded on August 1, 2019

Crystal, I'm so sorry that you weren't happy with the table. OpenTable preassigns seats when so busy & based on the allotted (predicted by algorithms) time given for dinner service, seating folks throughout the entire evening doesn't get backed up. I assure you that the hostess was just doing her job, however we should have gone beyond and figured out a solution. Next time you choose your table!! That's how it typically goes with us! We'd love to have you back! Thanks for letting us know!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not really worth the trip. Very tight seating. Service was lacking and the food didn’t make up for that.

Primo Prime
Responded on July 29, 2019

Oh no!! So sorry to hear... let us know what we could have improved on. ;(

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Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari, shrimp and white fish app was perfectly lightly fried and remoulade sauce was yummy. Lamb shank with risotto melted in your mouth. My husband had the veal piccata and thought it was excellent. We both had the chocolate mousse and were very happy. We have been here before if and when Primo has veal osso bucca on the menu don’t hesitate to order it-the best in Charlotte!! Diane was our server and was an extra for Queen’s Feast and was extremely competent!

Primo Prime
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thanks, Debbie5500!! We love that Diane helped us out (We may not let her go!)!! She's got great energy and very professional! SUPER love your review!! Thanks a million!

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JI
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a terrific restaurant. The food as well as the service are excellent. We live in the neighborhood and dine there probably 10-12 times a year. Without fail we always comment how good our meal was and not ridiculously expensive.

Primo Prime
Responded on July 29, 2019

LOVE IT!! Thanks bunches!

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M
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a little hidden gem in Myers Park. This is our 3rd time dining here and it is absolutely excellent. Staff, ambience, food...everything is charming and lovely.

Primo Prime
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thanks so much for the review, Mary!! Amanda is AMAZING! So glad you love her as much as we do! Tell all your friends! Cheers!

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QC
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This gem is tucked away off of Providence Rd.... but what a great find! From the attentive and knowledgeable wait staff, to the great wine selection, delicious food..... can't wait to go back!!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great place.

Primo Prime
Responded on July 29, 2019

((clap clap clap)) Thanks!!

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S
Charlotte
74 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They hit it out of the park! The calamari/shrimp/fish appetizer was outstanding. The crispy crab Cake was great also. I had a wild mushroom ravioli with brown butter that was made from scratch and it was fantastic. A very nice menu with many choices. We'll be back to try more - it will take a few visits to try everything that looked great. Easy parking too. A good choice for a couple or small group.

Primo Prime
Responded on July 29, 2019

Shane with the winning review award!! Thanks!!! We greatly appreciate your kind words!! See you soon!!! CHEERS!

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DV
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Nice, serene atmosphere, clean, casual, good date restaurant...large portions, appetizer with shrimp, fish, and calamari more like a meal, bread good, all 4 of our dinners excellent, service slow at first-took 30min to take our appetizer order, waitress not attentive but overall, food well worth the wait, great desserts, would recommend and return

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! The food was absolutely delicious, the wait staff friendly and attentive. Great ambiance and the murals are works of beautiful art.

Primo Prime
Responded on August 1, 2019

So happy to hear about your experience!!! We love the murals too... so very special!! Cheers!

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Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Bruno as our waiter. He was great!

Primo Prime
Responded on July 29, 2019

He's just only THE best EVER!!! Thanks for the review and come back and see us!! Cheers!

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5
Charleston
223 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way! Be back soon!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was absolutely horrible.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. The bread was wonderful. Salmon cooked to perfection. Wait staff was very attentive.

G
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amanda is super waiter. So personable. Makes us want to go and hope we get assigned to her table. She attends to our needs without asking

5
Charleston
223 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service!! Great place to eat dead animals in Charlotte!!