Primo Ristorante

IBE members are privileged to have one of the best Italian restaurants in Sarasota as part of the IBE family. Primo Ristorante located at 8076 N. Tamiami Trail is a gem. Open 7 days a week at 4 pm, this is the restaurant to bring your family, or just a quiet dinner with your favorite guy or gal!  Host and owner, Maurizio Colucci will be there to greet you and make sure you feel right at home. His long time manager, Afaf loves to welcome IBE members. Going to Primo is like going back to Italy! Maurizio loves to gab & loves all of the ladies!!

Maurzio Colucci

You will love their “wood burning” oven Pizza…..the first in the area. Their homemade mouth watering dishes are a true delight. From veal or chicken parmesan, to fresh seafood or homemade pasta, as an IBE member you owe it to yourself to visit Primo. Oh, don’t forget to save room for a homemade dessert!

I want to share a secret about Maurizio!  Not only is he a great guy, he is a fabulous chef.  On any given night he might disappear for awhile.  You will find him in the kitchen cooking up something very special that he brings out to share with the patrons at the bar.  He loves to create a special pizza that is baked to perfection in the wood burning oven…….and I love to watch him create something on the small stove at the bar.  That special frying pan that he uses produces an aroma and flavor that will make your mouth water!

Having a party? Primo’s has a great catering facility that will accommodate up to 95 guests.  Recently, Primo hosted “Ladies Sing the Blues,” a fabulous charity that raises money for the needy in Sarasota.   Use your IBE dollars for a great party with the best Italian food in town. Visit the Primo website today at Call them at 941 359-3690. Scrip is available at the IBE office.