Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine
Dine from a menu of gourmet Italian cuisine, such as semolina-dusted calamari fritti with homemade marinara ($8.95) or penne al arrabbiata con prosciutto ($12.95).
Primi Ristorante Italiano
With its plates of homemade pasta, sautéed marinated chicken, and seafood dishes lit by streaks of neon and sided with martinis, Primi - under new ownership - evokes the image of both a homey Italian restaurant and a swanky nightclub. That's because executive chef Tony Macaroni spent years not only mastering the cuisine of his native Italy, but also working in the kitchens of high-class hotels cooking for celebrities such as Evander Holyfield, Scott L. Schwartz, and Bob Newhart. Together with sous-chef and baking specialist Kenneth Kopcsik, Chef Macaroni whips up elegantly plated dishes such as a thin-sliced tenderloin carpaccio, wild-mushroom ravioli in sage butter reduction, and a slowly braised lamb shank served with broccoli and homemade croquette. An extravagant selection of wines from the Americas and Europe complement the flavors of mussels in garlic butter while four-course chef's table events allow guests to experience the luxury of having their own personal chef.
Great service, classy atmosphere, wonderful pasta and nice wine. The excellent lady pianist added immensely to the quality of the evening.WaterwaysExplorer, TripAdvisor, 1/12/13
We had a good experience at this restaurant. The food was very nice, authentic and freshly prepared. The service was pleasant and timely4fromON, TripAdvisor, 3/23/13
Downtown St. Petersburg
27 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701