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Primo Ristorante Italiano - CLOSED

810 W Clinch Ave, 5th floor Sunsphere, Knoxville, TN 37902-2811
+1 865-249-7321
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (2 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
810 W Clinch Ave, 5th floor Sunsphere, Knoxville, TN 37902-2811
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We didn't realize the view everyone mentioned was because this place is in the Sunsphere at the World's Fair Park. The valet parking was great. The views pretty good. The service excellent. Our waitress was experienced and nice. The food was a pleasant surprise. We...More

Thank JJBlondie
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

First - if you still want to visit this restaurant after my review -- PLEASE pay attention to a small (4") step that is poorly placed at the end of the bar just before you go into the bathrooms - there is a small dark...More

Thank kool-karz
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We love the view. Friendly staff and really good Italian food! This is a great spot for date night. They had valet when we were there, so parking was not an issue.

Thank KnoxJazzSinger
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Our visit to the restaurant took place late February 2017. When we first arrived about 5:45PM we tried to valet park but there were no one working the parking. So we had to park at the Hotel next door. Then we took the elevator upstairs...More

Thank davidjohnmoore
Reviewed 20 February 2017

So we went here as a group. We had to rsvp upfront, so the restaurant could cater for a large group. Hmm, well, that was not very obvious. Staff was messing around, service was unbelievably slow, and the food was rubbish. It started with drinks,...More

1  Thank L V
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The view was great (5 Star View). Romantic getaway during sunset. The food was below average. For Italian food this was probably a 1 star. Service was great.

2  Thank JCL045
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Amazing views, especially at Sunset. Great for a special dinner or a very unique place to relax and enjoy a drink.

Thank Omaoffour
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We went on a weekday night and were the only table, solicitously served by two wait staff, one in training. This site just can't get the right formula. It was great Italian food with huge waits as Primo. Now the menu has been Americanized, which...More

Thank IrmaV
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We had a dinner with business partners during sunset - great experience Menu selection rather Italian style - good variety of starters, something for everybody's taste, steaks were excellent Just one remark: the place was rather chilly, I know we have that as well in...More

Thank Gion D
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I gave this an extra star for the view only. I think it's a great place for drinks and aps. The meal we had was average at best. We were still eating our salads and the main corse came out. "THIS SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN" at...More

Thank Peter A D
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:59
17:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 W Clinch Ave, 5th floor Sunsphere, Knoxville, TN 37902-2811 (Formerly Icon Ultra Lounge)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-249-7321
  • E-mail
Primo Ristorante Italiano is influenced by the legendary days of the Rat Pack of the 1950s and 1960s. The atmosphere transports diners back to the days of glitz, glam, black ties, and martinis. The iconic decor, music, menu, and cocktails have been selected to create an updated version of a classic, intimate Palm Springs, California supper club. This is the kind of place where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. or Joey Bishop would be sure to have frequented while in Knoxville. Come join us on the 5th floor of the Sunsphere. Sit beside sloping windows that offer a panoramic view of the East Tennessee landscape, downtown Knoxville, Mount LeConte, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Tennessee River running in the distance behind you. Come to Primo at the Sunsphere and live it up!
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