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“Great restaurant for a special occasion”

Primo Italian American Cuisine
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Ranked #25 of 155 Restaurants in Gurnee
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Description: 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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Description: 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
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We were here for my husband's birthday. The restaurant is quite pretty and spacious. You don't feel crowded even when busy. We made reservations for 7PM and were seated right away. The server was very helpful, knew the menu well and had good suggestions. We were offered bread and butter while we waited for dinner. We had the meat lasagna and the vodka tortellini alongside mashed potatoes to share. All the plates were large enough for 2 people. We had the triple chocolate cake for dessert and they brought a large candle for it. Everything was really good, the lasagna and the tortellini sauces were thick and very flavorful. We had a really good time and we recommend the restaurant. I should warn that it was a little pricey so it would be a special occasion place for us in the future.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent restaurant, fantastic food, and the best staff/manager I've come across! My man and I just had dinner here after a fun filled day at six flags on June 5th! We're from Indiana, and we definitely plan on returning every time we're in Gurnee, which will be often since we have season passes to six flags. Thank you so much Paul Martens for making our night simply amazing and unforgettable! We can't wait to return, and we've been spreading the word that Primo is definitely the place to go!!!

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Was Prim's for a special event. Food served family style was not great. Three dishes were pasta based, Green Beans were cold and under cooked; pasta w/vodka sauce runny and only three sticks of bread for eight individuals. No coffee or ice tea! Bar service was great but drinks were very over priced for the area. Gurnee is not downtown Chicago! If there was a serious incident people with disabilities would be in real danger since the small elevator was hardly working! I would not recommend this establishment unless improvements in food and elevator are made.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant, good food. A little over priced for the area. I highly recommend the carrot cake!!!

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

We met our daughter here for a fun family lunch. What a delight! The place is gorgeous, nicely decorated, made us feel very special. Our waiter Kyle was spot on and made sure we had all we needed, without rushing us at all. The sandwiches and salads were so special and very tasty. We all felt it was a lot of food for the price and both our daughter and I took half sandwiches home. Try the pear salad....wow!

We will definitely be back. Understand they have jazz on Tuesday nites and we have been there for music Saturday evenings. It's nice to have a local spot that has good food, fun and music!

Date of visit: May 2017
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