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“Good honest Italian food at the right price”

Primo Ristorante Cafe Bar
Ranked #193 of 1,805 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$32
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The restaurant opened in 2008 and since has built a reputation for good quality service and food - and with its comfortable, contemporary interior, superb food and extensive affordable wine list, has rapidly become one of the most popular destination restaurants in the city for both lunch and dinner.Situated at West Point on Wellington Street, this Italian ristorante has a highly experienced team ready to create delicious authentic Italian dishes using fresh local produce and imported Italian specialities - all served with a delightful mix of Mediterranean panache and Yorkshire warmth and value.They show passion for customer service and when asked what makes Primo different - The answer is simple: Italian staff, quality of customer service, great menu created from typical Italian dishes using only fresh - not frozen - ingredients and nevertheless, the value for money compared to quality of food and wine.
Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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“Good honest Italian food at the right price”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Primo regularly comes up high on the ratings in terms of Italian restaurants in Leeds. Thought I would try this for a friend's birthday.
Service was quick, pleasant and efficient if a little impersonal. The owner/manager was lovely and did come over at dessert time and was very charming.
In terms of the food, very good quality and flavours, mussels could have been a little warmer but this more due to a slight delay in one of the other starters arriving which meant they cooled a little. Seabass dish that my friend and I chose was beautiful, the flavours rich and deep. The beef tartare and tuna loin ordered by her husband equally as impressive.

The desserts were beautiful, excellent quality pannacotta and cheesecake, true Italian desserts at their best. The only thing with Primo which is not the fault of staff, can be the atmosphere, due to the high ceilings and large open space can seem a little cold. Nice decor though and I know the lunchtime trade with local business is always busy. Food definitely good enough to return. Not at all disappointed with a good evening.

  • Visited April 2014
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bradford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant 1st Class”
Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Well what can I say. .... The service, The food was amazing!!! The waiters knew exactly how to treat a customer, attentive and knew their stuff. The food was authentic and gorgeous, I love Italian and this is 1 of the best I have been to for ages. I am a hard customer to please as am very picky as I work in the food industry. I would recommend this restaurant 4 * plus!!!

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Leeds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Enjoyed a really good meal at Primos tonight. Really appreciated their knowledge and understanding of coeliac disease (allergy to gluten - can't eat flour and other wheat products), as my wife has this disease.

Excellent starter of squid, prawns and courgette in batter. My wife had aubergine.
Main courses of steak and tuna were excellent.

Only found out about this restaurant because I bought a Social Living Voucher. Will return.

  • Visited March 2014
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service. A hidden gem!”
Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

Booked for lunch. Greeted warmly by staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Food was to a very high standard. Lovely surroundings. Well worth the money. Will be back very soon!

  • Visited March 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Good celebratory dinner”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Visited Primo for a birthday meal after reading the many good reviews. The place did live up to its expectations and food was delicious. Ordered the tuna steak salad and tuna was perfectly seared with a little pink in the middle, yummy! My friends ordered the chicken and the pork mains and was equally tasty. Our waiter was friendly and kept coming back to ask if everything was alright. The setting felt more professional and business like rather than a cosy relaxed one which I'd have preferred. But overall a nice place and worth the try.

  • Visited March 2014
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