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Posted by yum-in-mytum on 01/03/2009
one of our "go to" spots and we like to order in (except they dont seem to send the free salami cheese olive plate) however just read someone else experienced the yelling owner/host. the other night on a saturday night, place was packed and he was SCREAMING at people, he should have been embarrassed. My husband & i were laughing. He even screamed at a customer who split the bill onto 3 credit cards... The guy was a total maniac, but of course we will go back!! oh yea, and the chicken parm not on the menu is awesome, looks like a thin margarita pizza!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/17/2008
The food is great, i've always ordered the special fish or some of the other seafood entrees. I have never had a bad meal there in the 5+ times I have been. While crowd is older than me it does not detract from the experience. Be prepared to pay real money if you want better than decent wine but hey its a restaurant with great food on the UES how many are there really!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/05/2008
food at best average. service abrupt. presentation very poor. wine list weak. over priced for what was delivered.
Posted by anonymus on 05/16/2008
I had heard great things about this Upper East Side eatery but no one warned me about the host, who I am told was the owner. To call him a brute would be an understatement. He screams at the staff to the point of embarassment. Uncomfortable to witness. Shame on you. The food and drinks were great. The service was nervous, but attentive. We'll go back when the "boss" goes on vacation.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/26/2007
the service is extremely harried, restaurant is always crowded with a mostly older, affluent crowd. Food reasonably priced but hold one to your walet for the beverages. The wine list is untouchable. Only Italian and California wines with perhaps two or three wines under $50.00 most around $75.00-$100.00. Howeverr, the food is excellent. Try the veal with mustard sauce for appetizer. Out of this world.
Posted by Lana on 02/02/2007
I went there for the first time last nite, and had the Chicken with truffles and fontina cheese. It was very good, and came with triangles of polenta, which were great with the sauce from the chicken. Servings are generous, and I took half home. My fiance had venison, and said it was the best he'd ever tasted, and he's eaten it at the best restaurants. The Osso Buco was appealing and not at all fatty. I would definitely go back again!
Posted by Anonymous on 12/21/2006
Eating at Primola is akin to looking directly into the eyes of God. The food is simply heavenly. The waiters are treasures and the angel hair pasta is indeed wow-worthy. If you ever have the chance to go, consider yourself blessed.