Primo Restaurant - Salt Lake City

4.4
156 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

For a restaurant that marries New York-style fare with the laid back Salt Lake living, visit Primo Restaurant in Holladay, Utah. The venue is elegant with decorative seating and a private patio available during warmer seasons. Enjoy a view of Mount Olympus as you dine on a menu of comforting surf and turf options at Primo Restaurant.

Special fare options at Primo Restaurant include tortellini Bolognese, fresh fish of the day, veal marsala, filet mignon, rack of lamb and more. Each item on the menu can be paired with a list of wine selections provided by the restaurant and served at your table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff very yummy food for our Brunch

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vipsaucequeen
Salt Lake City
33 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Primo is one of the few places in the valley where a diner can find high-quality veal, properly pounded and prepared. Whenever we come here, it’s hard to not order the vitello picatta. It’s served with seasonal vegetables (asparagus most recently) cooked to toothsome perfection, and the Primo mashed potatoes; or they are quite amenable to seeing the veal with the pasta of your choice. Service is always friendly AND professional, and the space is beautiful.

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vipvetter
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. As always.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in, pleasantly surprised, beautiful design, great food and drinks.

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vipTasty2
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu variety. Excellent staff. Fantastic bread.

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vipJeff
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

They use multiple servers for each table which causes redundant questions and makes them look like they don’t know what they’re doing. Example: Would you like a drink 30 seconds after we ordered one from someone else. Food was excellent though...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a beautiful patio! We had a wonderful experience, and would highly recommend!

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DawnJ
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The menu is not as large as it once was, probably another result of covid and they should update their online menu to reflect the change. Our table was a little disappointing because we felt like we were sort of in the line of traffic, I've always had lovely more intimate locations in the past. The food and service were good as always, although my veal was a little too done.

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vipsaucequeen
Salt Lake City
33 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Primo occupies a lovely, soaring space. We enjoyed a complementary bruschetta while admiring the architecture of the interior.
Our main course was the veal piccata, pounded to tenderness, with a white wine and lemon butter sauce dotted by plenty of capers. Chef Samir graciously substituted cappellini for the mashed potatoes that are usually served with the dish. Perfectly cooked asparagus and roasted carrots complemented the veal and pasta, making a very satisfying dinner.

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Karla
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service-delicious St Patrick’s day meal!!

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vipRodR
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal and dining experience!

Highly recommended!!

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vipvetter
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and very good service as always. Highly recommend.

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viprodneyn
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sam and his entire crew really love to serve good food and great service and they hit it on the marks every time. Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food was awful
Service was awful

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KristleA
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at Primo celebrating a new job with great friends. The food was excellent and the service was exceptional.

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vipvetter
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. Always been a nice dining experience.

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IanA
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is a place where 80% of the bill is coming from ambience. The food is very uninspired, if not completely reductive. Service is good bordering on very good. But the actual food is so forgettable and valueless that I can’t see booking another business dinner here.

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vipRESTY
Louisville
37 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious homemade l’italian food. Quiet atmosphere

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CarolA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Service was great so it is to bad the food is so poor.

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TrueReview
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Remarkably disappointed. To start, I do NOT mind paying a bit more for the avoidance of normality, and chaos often found in chain restaurants. So we finally decided to try Primo. Soon to find, the only thing Primo offered was high price, for substandard meals. Lets simplify.
Food; BLAND, I had chicken piccata. two small, seemingly water boiled tasting breasts, inadequately paired with 4 small strands of asparagus over 4 carrots. A side of mashed potatoes and everything tasteless. Truly had the characteristic of a microwave dinner. My date had the salmon. This totally over seasoned, to which she politely had boxed to see if she could get her son to eat it at home.
Perhaps the first hint of poor food was how these meals came ready in less than 5 minutes. HOW, does salmon cook in less than 5 minutes?
Atmosphere is likened to a dim conference room, quickly arranged after a meeting to accommodate the poor food it shall serve.
The better part was the service. The server was polite, and available.
Final thought, way over priced!! Food was not good, and surprised this place stays open.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and ambience.

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Tomas
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Great restaurant, normally with wonderful dinners. But this Thanksgiving was a disaster.

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LyndseyL
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! My boyfriend and I were celebrating a major bucket list purchase at Primo and Samir really rolled out the red carpet. We were placed in front of the fireplace and treated to an out-of-this world dinner with delectable clams, veal, and lamb chops. It was a romantic delight in a beautiful setting. The only critique I have is that when decanting the wine, don't glug it out of the bottle since that simply stirs up the sediment. Perhaps a little training there but otherwise, perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Always a great date night location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today I've decided to bring my mother here for her birthday. We had an amazing dinner and dessert! The server's we're on point and the chef came out, which showed us that he's very dedicated to his work. We loved every bit of this place!! If I had more star, I would definitely give this place a thousand. I'll be surely coming back here again.

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StacieM
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husbands birthday. It was so great to be able to eat dinner,have a drink, then go downstairs and steam and have a massage!

What a great setup! We do this combo a lot and we will continue todo it!

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vipDave
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding dinner for my birthday here. The tables are well separated inside and the food is excellent. It is the perfect place for a nice dinner in the COVID era.

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vipNatashaG
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience. food was phenomenal and had such great flavor. Service was great too

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vipGabrielaa
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food but the tiramisu needs to be prepared with more coffee. Needs flavor. Thanks

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AustinS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful place, customer service is excellent and had a good date night

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The patio is large, shaded, and comfortable. The grouper “special” with the tomato sauce, capers and sun dried tomato was delicious. The mashed potatoes and carrot/asparagus complimented everything well. As first time diners, we’re sure to return again.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was all fantastic, except gelato was average ice cream. A little pricey, but the ambiance was nice. Will go back.

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Fenner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter and husband were in town from Texas and we wanted to have a great evening. The food was as always, just right. My wife wanted her halibut slightly undercooked and the kitchen came through. The chef stopped by our table twice and then provided two desserts complimentary. We will definitely be back.

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vipDonG
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food but a limited menu which I would assume is partly due to the pandemic.
Great serviced and a nice patio.

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Mike
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I'd prefer rating Primo as 4.5 stars. We had a delicious meal, but the shrimp scampi was a little overdone. Everything else was great. Service friendly and professional.

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Dragon65
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great for a date night or just a casual night out. Patio was quiet and comfortable and the service was excellent. Small but good wine list

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adventureater
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as usual. Sit outside on the patio for beautiful views of the mountains.
This is such a great local restaurant!
Way above and beyond on both food and service!!!

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vipvetter
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. I highly recommend you try this excellent restaurant.

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Edgar
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service. We have loved the restaurant for many years.

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BradM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. would highly recommend

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Primo Restaurant - Salt Lake City is rated 4.4 stars by 156 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.