Primo Italian American Cuisine

4.6
1271 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Winner of 2016, 2017, 2018 Best Steakhouse, Best Italian Restaurant, Best Seafood Restaurant Best Martini, Best Romantic Restaurant, Best Unique Salad, Best Vegetarian Cuisine, Best Place to Dance, and Best Venue for Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties. Winner of 2016 Best New Restaurant.
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1271 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chilly
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Primo has continued to serve excellent food. Just seems like prices have gone way up in recent times. Understandably, just becoming more difficult to rationalize dinner out. The Ahi Ahi was fantastic. Salads are always good. Salmon with noodles was heavier than expected. The teriyaki salmon was much more flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was awesome, food was great per usual. Highly recommend!!

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tanyat
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive. Tasty. Thoughtful. We will go back.

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Jonk
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! I recommend everyone try a meal here. Amazing!

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MaryL
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always excellent. The restaurant is beautiful. Love the fireplace.

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Hoyleanna
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, our waiter Ryan was great, everything was perfect

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Norbert
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I was told to wait at the bar while my table was ready and I was not told it was ready until my date got there and I saw her walk to a table and sit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Marko did a great job helping us celebrate my wife’s birthday

MT
vipMaryT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Questionable compliance with pandemic guidelines.

JC
JayC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great experience never a disappointment. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This was my first visit to Primo. It’s an average restaurant that thinks it’s high end dining. I’ll give it another shot but wasn’t really impressed. The food wasn’t that tasty and was overpriced. Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Service was not the greatest I am going to assume that because it was a busy time that could contributory factor. Good food great ambiance. Found glass in a drink. I will give it another try one day.

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KathyS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Ask for Ryan. He'll take good care of you.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment with amazing food and attentive staff!

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NoeR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pretty good food awesome ambience, good music over all great vibe.

TK
TonyK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Took my family here for the first time. Nice restaurant and service was very good. Some of the food took awhile but on a busy night that’s ok. Kids loved their food. Wife had some delicious risotto. The low rating is because her risotto was supposed to have shrimp and it didn’t. My lobster linguine was absolutely flavorless. And the lobster tails that came with our meals were dry and rubbery. We did enjoy our desserts and the waiter got my linguine removed from my bill so it wasn’t the worst restaurant experience. Just disappointed to get geared up for a couple of signature lobster dishes and be that disappointed. The tables around us seemed very pleased with their food so that’s encouraging. Would maybe consider giving them another try.

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vipSheilaN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Very very crowded for Covid. Waited 23 minutes in lobby for our table with a reservation. Mask rules were not enforced when people were moving from bar to hostess station to inquire about seating. Food was average. Service with Brett was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was phenomenal and the food was excellent. I will definitely be going back.

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YvetteS
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant. Worth the drive from Chicago to Gurnee.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our evening was based on having a Valentines dinner with another couple. Everything was very good. We were seating in the dinning room towards the back where there is a door hidden behind a curtain. Being that is was an very cold night we could feel a breeze coming thru and made it a chilly dinner for the four of us. We managed to get thru it since we understood that it was a busy night. Overall great service and pleasurable experience being our first dinner there.

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DDiPersio
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was great, the lobster bisque was just warm and for 12 dollars it should be piping hot. My Carbonara was very good. We were seated near the fireplace in the main dining room which was beautiful. Over all very nice, but very loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day date here!

DZ
vipDebbieZ3
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are thrilled to be back at our favorite restaurant. The food is exceptional, the owners are the hardest working people we know and so professional, considerate, welcoming.

We have never had anything but the best of everything here!

WM
WilliamM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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dfoodie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service or chefs were slow. Busy valentine crowd. It was ok

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Allie
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service itself was great, however the food not so much. My husband's risotto was undercooked and the dessert were not cooked thoroughly at well.

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vipDjrandall9
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dinners and drinks at this restaurant.

AM
AnnM
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a Valentines Day Lunch. The food and service were outstanding. It was so nice to beat the crowds and celebrate early.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited for 40 minutes in a crowded restaurant with bartender not properly wearing mask, only to find out that our table had been given to another couple and that we’d have to wait longer. Waited about 15 more minutes and then left as we were never notified that a table was ready for us. Will NEVER return to this restaurant. Horrible experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was very good as always. Drinks from the bar were only average.

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VincentB
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good environment; however, the pasta was slightly undercooked and chewy. It was a little too tough. But overall, great!

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TinaH
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

With virus still concern why are people allowed to sit at bar? Where they talk over the ice and glasses shoulder to shoulder?

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As usual wonderful experience. Waiter was new but he tried. Food was delicious and it was nice to go downstairs and see the piano players. Nice to see some entertainment coming back.

KL
KimL
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening celebrating my husband’s birthday! Great food, fabulous service. We will definitely return soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was a little pricy and it wasn’t the greatest

PH
vipPHILIPZ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place
Great food
Great people

RP
RoxanneP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE LOVE PRIMO! Everything from the food, to the decor, to the Parlor for entertainment! This place is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this local place!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mother and my wife out to dinner. The service was exceptional. Marco the waiter was great. The food was five stars!

FAQs

Primo Italian American Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Primo Italian American Cuisine also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 336-3446.

Primo Italian American Cuisine is rated 4.6 stars by 1271 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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