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Primo Italian American Cuisine

720 Milwaukee Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031-2612
+1 847-336-3446
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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11:00 - 01:00 Hours
Steakhouse, Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
720 Milwaukee Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031-2612
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Overall really great experience. We had a table of 10 adults. We were seated promptly, greeted, and had a drink order in. The flow of the meal was good— not rushed but not too drawn out. Our dinner was just over 2 hours from drinks,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Veronica D
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Well, we have been a few times, each visit had marvelous, attentive service. But, the Italian fare is overcooked and full of cheese sauce. The fish also is full of sauce. We really need a local restaurant with grilled fish adorned with lemon only. Oh,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank C4072CXkarenm
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Arrived early 5:45 since we didn't have reservations on a Friday night. Bar dining area already had several tables full,we were first ones in main dining area. Ambience is warm and inviting,waiters and his staff very attentive,constantly walking through to clear plates and checking to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lesyukon
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A first-time visit to this restaurant with my girlfriends was not as pleasant as we wish it would be due to the loudness of the place. The band playing that Saturday night was not very good but very loud. Together with the loud conversations among...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank goldengirls89
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a memorable Sat night dinner here. He started with the Caesar salad which they make fresh in front of you. I loved the shrimp with “gigli” noodles in a vodka sauce and spinach; and my husband equally enjoyed the towering...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank diannek238
Reviewed 16 July 2018

My best friend and I visit different restaurants for brunch to catch up. We hadn't done much research, but saw online that they had a Sunday brunch. There weren't any prices listed. When we arrived I felt a bit under dressed. It is a bit...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lindsey K
Reviewed 5 July 2018

This is a place that aspires to be a top tier Italian (steakhouse?). This was our 2nd visit. Let me just say there were a couple of things that were absolute deal breakers for me: We spent almost $200 on a dinner for two (we...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank SteverinoKenosha
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Had a delightful Father's Day Brunch. All the food was quite tasty. A large assortment ranging from Pasta's to fresh fruits and desserts along with carving station and of course fresh omelettes made to order.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank cpbr0wn
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Love their tableside Ceasar Salad and their steaks are awesome! They have live music and special events.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank BadBetsy
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Had a 7 pm reservation with a request for a booth to celebrate our anniversary. Arrived and checked in at 6:30 to have a drink at the bar. My husband ordered a cucumber mint gimlet from the menu and it took literally 15 minutes to...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Debbie S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 Milwaukee Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031-2612 (Formerly The In-Laws)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 847-336-3446
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As the Winner of the 2016 & 2017 Daily Herald Readers Choice Awards in 9 categories including Best New Restaurant, Best Steakhouse, Best Italian Restaurant, Best Martini, Best Romantic Restaurant, Best Unique Salad, Best Vegetarian Cuisine, Best Place to Dance, and Best Venue for Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties. Primo sure does live up to it's name! PRIMO(meaning “The Best” in Italian) is our interpretation of the marriage of a classic American steakhouse and a signature Italian restaurant. Replete with soaring ceilings, Italian marble, and custom furniture, PRIMO's grand and dramatic dining instantly sets a luxurious yet comfortable tone. The atmosphere is rivaled only by the menu, which is composed of both Prime and Grass Fed steaks, chops, and classic Italian dishes inspired by the vast regions of Italy. PRIMO's menu is both familiar and sophisticated, and complimented perfectly by our 100+ bottle wine list. *Kitchen: Open Daily 11am to 10pm, Lounge: Open Daily: 11am to 1 am
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