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The Burien eatery boasts a menu of Old World authentic Italian fare inspired by the chef-owner’s southern Italian upbringing. Start with an order of the crispy carciofi fritti ($7), and dunk the deep-fried artichoke hearts into a flavor-filled bath of spicy aioli, or opt for the fresh pepata di vongole ($12), steamed intra-shell clams in a white-wine broth. Italian film buffs will analyze the dramatic depth of the eatery’s entree selections, noting the complementary selection of palate-pleasing pastas and protein-packed piatti alongside wood-fired pizzas and insalata. Split a Primo pizza ($16.50) with a co-diner, and savor the prosciutto and green-olive-enhanced flavor of the disc-shaped dinner, or hoard an order of the agnello al terrone ($21), a tender rosemary-seasoned lamb chop, for the post-modern prometheus you keep in the basement next to the unused flower pots.
The comfortable eatery boasts a warm atmosphere, enhanced by the friendly staff, rich red walls, and wood-fired pizza oven. With a wine list of over 50 small-batch estate-bottled Italian vintages and a selection of house-made desserts and imported gelatos, Osteria da Primo is an ideal setting for a flirtatious fork fight over the last bite of the signature tiramisu ($6.50) with the Dante scholar of your dreams. With a fervent local following strong enough to rival Deborah Gibson’s personal entourage, reservations are recommended, so call ahead.
- The bistecca di manzo alla rugentia …we enjoyed on one visit was starred and had a wonderfully smoky, hot heat brought on by crushed red peppers. – Laura Cassidy,Seattle Weekly
- If you have ever been to Italy, had the food along with the family atmosphere then when you walk in these doors you will feel like you are in Italy! – yumtum35, Citysearch
- Whether on a romantic night out, or by myself, or for a birthday party Osteria da Primo has always provided top notch food well worth the price. – Blake B., Yelp