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Posted by Menu's please? on 07/07/2006
The place seemed pleasant when walking through th efront door, after randomly picking an italian spot to eat. After being seated, seemed as if the waiter didn't exist - had to ask the busboy for our menus. The wait staff seemed a bit stuffy, food came extremely quick, which didn't allow for much conversation over wine. On the plus side, they did have plenty of complimentary finger foods / bread. After dinner was served, didn't see the waiter until I needed the check - but the bus staff was very cordial and attentive. Bottom line - food over priced, service below par, atmosphere, ehh, would not go back.
Posted by A. E. L. on 05/14/2006
I came here with high hopes, expecting another great NYC Italian restaurant, a type of upper eastside good Italian joint. I made a reservation for 7, got there at 650 and ended up waiting around untill 730. It was bustling with various Fortune 500 CEO's, which was more than expected, and saying hello made the wait a little shorter. However, when we were finally seated, it took another 15 minutes to order, 30 more for the anti pasto, then another 30 or 40 untill the dinner came. Meanwhile my glass was dry the whole time. The food came, and it was all great, though nothing incredible. Quite frankly i feel that Primola is a bit over rated, and I will not be going back. The service was simply not up to my standards. However, the dessert options and wine was great. If you are set on going, the Veal Chop is very good as is the Millanessa.
Posted by Gottesman Family on 04/24/2006
Beautiful wine, beautiful service, beautiful people. The owner is a gentleman. We enjoyed everything, but especially the lamb chops. Wow.
Posted by Mike C. on 04/07/2006
This Upper East Side Italian eatery will make your pallate feel like its on an Tuscan vacation. The Veal is the 'Real Deal' and the 'Linguini is Dreamy'. I felt like I was back home at my Popa Luigi's and Mama Germana's restuarant in Parma. The waitstaff makes you feel like your their 'pizzan' and the drinks got me 'yanialated'. I couldnt contain my taste buds after my delictable and sultry dish so I had to delve on some traditional yet succulent homemade dessert. 'Ming!!!', Fugged about it!! This my friend, are what dreams are made of. Do yourself a favor and mosey on down to Primula. With a great atmosphere, great service and dishes to make your stomach yearn for more, you cant go wrong.
Posted by Golfer on 12/20/2005
I thought that the drinks were watered down. We were a party of 6, and everyone thought that the drinks were watered down. My drink was on the rocks. There should have been less rocks and more bourbon. At these prices they should at lest put more booze and less everything else.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/21/2005
This has to be one of the best Italian restaurants in all of NYC. I?ve been living in New York for a few years now and this is definitely one of the best places I?ve been to. The service is great, the food is phenomenal, and the restaurant itself has an old school charm that some of the newer restaurants are lacking. Everyone working there aims to please including the owner who walks around and checks to see how you are doing. If you are in the neighborhood don?t pass this place up.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/03/2005
Primola is fabulous! Everything was great about it, the food, the waiters and especially the Host. The decor is very beautiful and the wine selection is great. If anyone is looking for a wonderful homestyle italian restaurant Primola is just the place. I especially recommend the pastas, they are made fresh and they simply melt in your mouth. I highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a great italian dinner.