“Welcome to Primo!” Chef-Owner, Maurizio Colucci and his team at Primo Ristorante have been saying that to their loyal customers and friends for 30 years. A lot of wonderful people have walked through the doors…. Parents, grandparents, kids, grandkids, husbands, wives, girlfriends, boyfriends and so many more!
So much has taken place at Primo over the years! Weddings, Sweet 16 Parties, Graduation Parties, Baptism Parties, Wedding Showers, Confirmations, Bar Mitzvah Parties, you name it, it has happened at Primo.
Maurizio’s 3 sons Liam, Julian and Gabriel have all worked at the restaurant at one time or another. The photos in this story certainly show the love of family!
And, there have been so many talented musicians that have performed at this Sarasota treasure along with wonderful stage shows. Just the other day, Managers Afaf and Minal (they are sisters) shared some wonderful stories and memories. Ask them the next time you are there, they love to share!
And the food! Oh, it’s Italian and just about everything in the kitchen is home-made. My favorites? No one can beat Primo’s Spaghetti and Meatballs and their Risotto. Their pizza is made in a wood burning brick-oven style, the first one in Sarasota! And, don’t forget to ask about their homemade desserts. Just about every night there are specials that will make your mouth water.
So, if you’ve been to Primo, you know how great a restaurant it is. If you haven’t been there, well what are you waiting for? Great food, drink, and the nicest staff! You will be treated like family. They have been doing it right for 30 years!
On a personal note- I have known Maurizio for many years. I have invited many friends and family to Primo where we are always treated like family. When my kids and grandkids visit Florida, it’s the first restaurant we go to! Congratulations to Maurizio, Afaf, Manal and the entire team at Primo for a job well done over the last 30 years.
8076 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
Photos from Sande Caplin & Associates and Primo Facebook Page