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About Primo Grill
Primo Grill is a chef driven Mediterranean by Northwest restaurant showcasing the best of local bounty. Local wild caught fish, meats from local farms and foraged produce feature from the grill and brick oven. Owners Chef Charlie McManus and Jacqueline Plattner offer a relaxed yet sophisticated experience with an emphasis on Washington wines and hand muddled artisanal cocktails.
Tacoma, WA 98406
Mediterranean, Northwest, Italian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: M-Th 4:00pm-10:00pm
Dinner: F-Sa 4:00pm-11:00pm
Dinner: Su 4:00pm-9:00pm
Monday - Saturday 4:00pm - 6:00pm 9:00pm - close
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Quarterly wine dinners
Regional dinners featuring cuisine of Mediterranean
Primo Grill Ratings and Reviews
My favorite Tacoma restaurant is Primo Grill. Maria could not have been a more helpful or kinder server. Charlie stopped by to say hello; Jacqueline greeted us warmly at the door. The scallops were wonderful. The heirloom tomatoes were such a treat! We sat at the open window next to Sixth Avenue and enjoyed ourselves greatly.
The only issue I have with the dining experience is the pre-calculated Tip that Primo's adds to the bill. Here is my reason why I take exception to this. We had a female waiter, who I fell didn't regularly check up on our meal, or sufficiently re-fill our drinks. We were provided luke warm tap water in a glass bottle while we waited for our appetizer, and during our appetizer. We didn't receive our drinks until the meal was provided. Does this service warrant an automatic 18%? That depends. I will always tip, but when someone tells me I have to tip a certain percent, regardless of the service I receive, I take exception to this. I will say, I'm not 100% current with Tacoma business and municipality ordinances, and I'm not sure if the mandatory tip is at other restaurants in the same area either. So hopefully I'm correct in saying this isn't the typical expectation in Tacoma. That aside, I wasn't pleased with the limited menu, and the fact the menu is a billboard for advertising where products were sourced. That being said, I don't think I will be dining at Primo's again, even though we've only eaten there a hand full of times.
Great food - everything we had tasted very good. Three of us had pizzas, and one had a pasta dish. We had the brussel sprout appetizers (and we saw a LOT of them coming out of the kitchen so clearly they are very popular). I didn't love the flavor of the pizza crust compared to some brick oven style pizzas, but the toppings were good! Drinks/cocktails were very tasty. Service was decent - a little slow - but nothing too bad.
Excellent menu with many interesting choices -- we came across from the list of best restaurant in Tacoma --well not being from Tacoma it is definitely an excellent choice from wherever one is located. The flavors of the menu items are outstanding --the service was good and the coconut carmel gelato was excellent.
We have been visiting Primo Grill for several years now. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Tacoma. The food is always good. The service goes out of the way to make sure your needs are met. We especially love to sit along the cook line and watch the food being cooked and the salads and desserts being prepared. I'm sure that isn't for everyone, but it has been a delight for us. Charlie and his crew are great.
Primo has an excellent location, the windows can all open outward to make it feel like you are dining outside, but out of the heat of the sun. The food is flavorful and locally sourced - I especially like the house-made pasta dishes. The wine on tap currently (the red blend) is so delicious!
My wife and I have been patrons of Primo since it opened in 1999. We always enjoyed the food, the servers and the chef. Now, it's all gone. Primo is no longer the place it once was. The service was terrible. The server never once mentioned any specials. We had to hear about them from another table. The food wasn't hot when it came to our table. And worse of all, everything was ala carte. And too pricey.
So we bid farewell to another of our favorite restaurants in Tacoma, we won't be going back.
Recommended by people who live in Tacoma & we had a concert to go to - so ate there with our daughter/boyfriend ahead of time. Our first time & we had a regular menu & were in time to order off the Happy Hour Menu - we ordered lots of items - mostly from Happy Hour & were really satisfied with the quality of our food - mussels, sprouts, pizza, fries, steak etc & do not miss the sticky toffee pudding or gelato (choc/hazlenut) for dessert - pleasantly surprised by the total price - all staff were friendly, attentive and very professional. Too bad it's not close to where we live as it would become a very regular place to frequent.
Summer is here and the windows are open at Primo Grill! That's good (fresh air and nice urban vibe) and bad (the roar of vehicles makes it harder to hear conversation). Enjoyed Father's Day dinner with my teenage daughter. Food and service both excellent. I was able to watch Charlie and his crew working in the open kitchen. Overall a really good experience on this busy night. It was noisy but everything was done perfectly within the restaurant.
We had never been to Primo, I wanted a new experience. Was concerned with the Open Table design. But it worked for us. Love the large open windows to allow fresh air.
Food was excellent, fresh, enough yet not too much and interesting. I had my first cocktail that I liked so much I had two...I am not a drinker.
Over all good evening out with husband who is picky but said he'd come back. Thanks for the bright cheery service from every one. Waitress was particularly friendly and informed making us smile.
Our family visited Primo for Father's Day; we made the drive up from Olympia for the occasion. The menu is diverse in options and offers a number of creative dishes. Every member of my family loved their entree. We were placed in the back where it is quieter, and we could easily converse. The service is excellent as well. We think Primo is worth the 45-minute drive for us!
I must confess: I already love promo. But hey- when it keeps on being great, it deserves another review, right? Primo is my first choice always- and I'm never disappointed. Food superb, staff friendly and fun, atmosphere upbeat always ( sometimes more robust than a quiet night) and now that nicer weather is here , the windows are open often. Primo is our 24/7 go to restaurant. I can't recommend it highly enough !!
I hadn't been here for several years, since before they moved to their current location. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and drinks. We love a well crafted cocktail and both the drinks we had were excellent. We loved the appetizers and pizzas we had for dinner. All of it was delicious. I'll be back again for sure.
Primo grill was very accommodating. I had requested a window table due to my special needs adult. A window helps to ensure he stays in his seat. A window was only available in the lounge but my party wasn't all adults. So Primo Grill set us up in a very private area where my sp nds adult could wander around, & my hard of hearing mother & sister could hear conversation due to the remote/private area of the table. But best of all for me & my husband, we could relax & enjoy the dinner because our adult "child" wasn't in anyone's way. It was lovely & I'm very grateful. The food & service were outstanding! I would highly recommend Primo solely based on the food & service. The special accommodations for us was truly icing on the proverbial cake! Thank you!
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