Photographs of marinara serve to whet the appetite, but tend to be overly tough and lacking in flavor when eaten. Twirl a forkful of edible delights with today’s Groupon to Primi Urban Cafe in downtown St. Petersburg. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Italian fare and drinks.
- For $7, you get $15 toward lunch and drinks.
Primi Urban Cafe's warm and intimate eatery serves up an array of authentic Italian fare and drinks to suit both small and large boot-size appetites. Come for lunch and treat taste buds to a selection of sandwiches, salads, and pastas such as the recco pasta, which pits a hint of curry against dry red chili pepper and garlic in a creamy tomato sauce ($7.95). Dinner diners can enjoy a starter of mozzarella e prosciutto and gaze admiringly as the fashionable meat coat the grilled mozzarella models ($7.95). Continue on with entrees such as mahi al marsala, grilled mahi, mashed potatoes, and sautéed spinach ($18.95) or bistecca , flame-grilled sirloin steak, red pesto salad, and potato wedges ($18.95) before foraging through a forest of homemade desserts, including creamy tiramisu and rich gelato ($5.95). Sated stomachs can linger over a glass of wine while being serenaded by a live piano and the tender growls of contentment ($6–$8.50).
Primi Urban Cafe
Saverio, a native of Palermo, Sicily, learned to speak French in Tunisia, English in London, and Spanish in Central America, but it was not until he bought Primi Urban Cafe in St. Petersburg, Florida, that he achieved his "American dream." Saverio enlists the expertise of his executive chef Tony Macaroni, formerly of The Hyatt International Hotels, to craft traditional Italian fare using simple, locally grown ingredients. The resulting menu of house-made pastas, mozzarella, and USDA Prime-graded steak helped earn Primi Urban Cafe recognition as one of the top 10 restaurants in Tampa Bay on Tampa Bay's Top Ten. Italian wines from the extensive list set off savory flavors with effervescent bubbles, crisp notes of apple, or smokiness from oak-barrel aging.
Downtown St. Petersburg
27 4th St. N
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701Get Directions