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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.
Posted by Jennifer on 12/19/2006
The restaurant was overly crowded, hot, and loud. The servers were very attentive but rushed us through the meal, we only had a couple of minutes to review the menu before it was taken from us. The dishes were removed before you could finish that course. The food was ok but nothing special, there are definitely better Italian restaurants on the Upper East Side.
Posted by George K. on 08/17/2006
Been hearing about this for a long time so we were quite surprised at the poor service. The service alone is reason not to come back. The food was good but certainly not as good as many other Manhattan Italian restaurants.
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.