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18

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Mon - Sun5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Primitivo is a Mediterranean wine bistro located in Venice, Calif. The restaurant specializes in a variety of wines and tapas from varied regions of the world. Its lunch menu includes mixed mushroom soup, fried calamari, grilled romaine salad, tiger shrimp and pan-roasted sea bass. Primitivo s dessert selection features chocolate pecan tart, warm bread pudding, coffee-brandy cr me brulee and chai panna cotta. The restaurant also serves a variety of wines, such as Champagne, chardonnay, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, syrah, zinfandel, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and riesling. It additionally provides catering services for above eight people. Primitivo offers an online reservation option.
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Fax Number: (310) 396-6652

Fax: (310) 396-6652

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amex, diners club, discover, master card, visa
Neighborhoods:
Venice, West Los Angeles, Oakwood
Categories:
Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Wine Bars, Tapas, Latin American Restaurants, Health Food Restaurants, Bars, Spanish Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants

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05/04/2011
Oh the beauty! Maybe they put ...

Oh the beauty! Maybe they put something in the wine, but there is just something about the fairy-land lights, the outdoor seating, and the playfulness of eating tapas that truly makes me an exuberant advocate. It could just be that they give you paper and crayons so you can DRAW while you eat and drink and play all merrily - but who knows. Leave space for miracles, right? Read more about what I like to eat and ... view more

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Airblue1
05/15/2010
Best Tapas in So Cal

I have been to the Primitivo on several occasion for many different reason. I have to say this is the best restaurant to meet my energy and food desires. The seasonal menu is one I look forward to, well, every season. For a tapas restaurant the portion sizes are a bit bigger than one would expect, however that does not mean you have to eat your entire meal. The food is always made fresh and brought to the table in a ... view more

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heather w
03/29/2010
Bad Experience

I have never felt the need to write a bad review until now. I went to Primitivo on Saturday night to meet a group of friends. I was carded when I ordered a drink at the bar and couldn’t find my ID because I had been traveling all day and it was lost in my purse within a purse. The bartender said that he couldn’t serve me and I understood. I’m clearly 32 years old so I asked to speak to the manager. I was informe... view more

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JohnnyZee
03/14/2009
Bad Experience

we told him we had a party of 20. We told her that we were interested in their Thursday night special. However, Primitivo, acted like a used car sales woman and did the bait and switch. They tried to have us each commit to 35 dollars a person and 18 percent tip !! I was shocked. I asked them what about your Thursday night special. She changed the subject. I ask that you do not give your business to these con artists.... view more

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summerair
12/31/2008
Best bar in LA

Last week I was meeting three of my friends here for dinner. I arrived early and the hostess asked if I wanted to be seated or wait for my group to arrive. I choose to sit at the bar and wait and I am so happy I did. The bar was awesome. The bartender was quick to help me find a wine I loved. I am usually a cab drinker, but wanted to try something different. He suggested I try a Rioja and it was wonderful. By ... view more

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guyeatsalot
12/23/2008
yumm yumm this place is fun

Let me start off by saying this place has the perfect vibe. The bar is full of people tasting, sharing, and loving wine. The tables inside are great for a fun dinner, or the two outside patios will allow you to have a romantic evening over looking the beautiful garden. \r But who cares about all that? lets get to the food! For starters try the endive salad with blue cheese and bacon, need I say more? Follow that ... view more

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mbeckett
12/05/2008
Unique Tapas

Really great food and excellent wine selection. Okay, I'm really just writing this review to test Facebook Connect :)

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LAgirl2008
11/30/2008
Bad quality of food, bad service

This place destroyed the definition of tapas. Most plates are $15, which sounds a little pricey for a tapas place, and I have eaten in many of them in Los Angeles. The waiter did not bother to mention the size of the ""tapas""...and most of them are like a regular entree. We ordered gnocchi with ox tail, short rib, and salmon wrapped in grape leaves. When we saw the actual plates, we could not comprehend how they cou... view more

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ga522
10/17/2008
Always great

Two things you can always count in this place... Fun Bar and Great Food. This is a great place with an ecletic crowed. From local singles at the bar to romantic couples on the back patio.

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jmkanter
07/10/2008
Best Local Spot

Primotivo used to be a well-kept Venice secret with its amazing tapas and wine selection. I have tried some of the most amazing (and hard to find) Spanish wines and really appreciate that they are always willing to make things ""veggie"" friendly for me. I would highly recommend it, especially for happy hour, which is always a fun, eclectic mix of people.

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