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Primo's Italian Bistro

2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6418
+1 530-600-2220
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“homemade pasta” (25 reviews)
“bread” (23 reviews)
“veal” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6418
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always visit Primo’s when we come to Tahoe. The food is excellent! Great veal piccata, excellent shrimp and calamari soup, fettuccini Alfredo, everything fresh.

Thank Bill V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live at Tahoe in the summer but had never been here until recently - and will return. It is in the back of the Hills Center (look for Orchid’s) but I think the word is out because we made a reservation because our neighbors...More

Thank LauraJ48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for a special anniversary and were amazed at the quality of the meal. The lamb shank over polenta was the most tender and tastiest I have had in a long while. The stuffed mushrooms were great tasting. Our waiter, Chris, went over the...More

Thank jamesmichael2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling through and Primo’s was close by. Didn’t expect to walk into one of the finest Italian dining experience I can remember. The house made pasta melted in my mouth and their homemade sausage had perfect spices. Nice menu choices, excellent wait staff and wine...More

Thank Clyde M
Reviewed 31 August 2018

If you are hoping to enjoy an evening that is as close to authentic Italian restaurant as you can get, this is the spot. Whenever we are craving Italian that we cannot make at home we head to Primos. We always have a lovely evening,...More

Thank LakeTahoeYoga
Reviewed 24 August 2018

I looked up best pasta dishes and Primos was the first place that popped up. I ordered the fettuccine alfredo and added shrimp. Every bite was amazing and I wished I had more. It's a small place and located on the back end of the...More

Thank Mrs_Urban
Jim P, Propietario at Primo's Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Wow! What an awesome review to read! Thank you so much, Mrs. Urban! We were named the best of Tahoe Pasta this year, and reading your review confirms it! Thank you, and please do come visit us again soon. Cheers, Jim Primo

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Good food not so good service To long of a wait to be served 30 minutes to get a cold cut appetizer Horrible horrible serviceMore

Thank Manuel P
Jim P, Owner at Primo's Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hi Manuel, I am sorry to hear that this was your experience at my restaurant. Would you mind sharing the details of your visit with me so that I can address them with my staff? We pride ourselves on good food and service, so reading...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for early dinner. The patio is very nice and shady. The food was fantastic, every dish is handmade. Fresh pasta and sauces. The fettuccine Alfredo and lasagna were outstanding. Friendly service, great food, I would highly recommend this restaurant.More

Thank Jo B
Jim P, Owner at Primo's Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi Jo, I just wanted to send a quick thank you for your review. It means a lot to hear from our guests after they leave, especially when they have great experiences. I am happy you enjoyed your meal on the patio, and hope you...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

We were on the way back to Stateline, NV from spending the day hiking. We found Primo's almost by accident, I is i the back of a shopping center. It was early. My taste buds have been destroyed but radiation, but tis place brought them...More

Thank surfer2038
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Looked this up on TripAdvisor - decided to stop in for a quick lunch. Really glad we did. We both got Lasagna - it was really good. We planned on going back for diner but could not make it happen. Give this place a try...More

Thank Foster B
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Questions & Answers
Barbara P
17 October 2016|
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Response from Jim P | Property representative |
Hi Barbara! We sure do! Hopefully I am not too late in responding to you. Please call the restaurant at 530-600-2220 to make a reservation. Cheers, Jim Primo
8 September 2015|
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Response from Jim P | Property representative |
Hello! Our menu can be found on our website. You can always give us a call at the restaurant as well 530-600-2220. Thank you for your interest :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6418
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-600-2220
  • E-mail
Primo's Italian Bistro serves authentic Italian recipes and boasts the most extensive selection of Italian wines on the South Shore. Large parties, catering, reservations and to-go orders are welcome. We also have quarterly wine pairing dinners.
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