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“Italian in Tahoe”

Primo's Italian Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$30
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Primo's Italian Bistro serves authentic Italian recipes and boasts the most extensive selection of Italian wines on the South Shore. Large parties, catering, reservations and to-go orders are welcome. We also have quarterly wine pairing dinners.
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Tahoe has its share of mediocre Italian restaurants. This is not one of them. Primo's rises above that heavy-sauced, bland and gooey, processed-cheese flavor that defines so many of the others in town. In fact, at its best, Primos rises to a level of dining excellence that can surprise a hungry soul in the taste-desert of the Tahoe basin.

Service varies from very nice to so-so. And the food is sometimes not quite up to what you'd like. But the biggest demerit is for the uncomfortable surrounds. The tables and chairs are woeful -- you'll feel like you're in the high school cafeteria on that front. And many of the seats feel like you're in an airplane hangar.

But if you're hungry for an Italian lunch or dinner, this is one of the better spots that should pop up on your mental list. Try it, you'll like the food if not the setting.

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Thank flyingmax
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

this is a must if your in Tahoe...eaten here a few times...the owner is friendly and he a brother and sister working...they are all great....pizza are so good

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Thank ukjohnski
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

The food and pasta are extremely fresh with delicious, traditional favorites as well as intriguing, gourmet twists concocted by the owner and chef. Great for appetizers after work, lunch or dinner. Nice wine list as well.

Thank AngoraPat
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

We happened to go to this place more by accident than by design. We were out for Thai food and went to Orchid but were put off by the lack of vegetarian options and the attitude of the staff. It looked like they were simply not interested. This restaurant was next to Orchid so we ended up there.
We told them that we were vegetarians and they did decent pasta and pizza for us. The bruschetta was avoidable. The pimento sauce was good.
The service was fantastic. We will not mind going there again.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We came here for a weekday lunch. We ordered the bruschetta, shrimp scampi, and the pasta of the day with meatballs. We loved every bite! The waitress was super nice and everything came out hot and ready to eat. It was too bad we found this place on our last day because we would have gone multiple times!

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Thank WestHoneymooner
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