MICHELIN Guide 2019

Bar Primi

  • East Village
  • 25 - 50 USD
  • Italian
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Chef Sal Lamboglia and Chef/owner Andrew Carmellini clearly know what they wanted to do in this kitchen: make excellent Italian (and Italian-American) food with a delicious twist here and surprise ingredient there. The result is a restaurant we would all want to have just around the corner. Great wine, a friendly service team and two floors of comfortable seating make it easy for guests to pile in, night after night. Start with meatballs, a far cry from the generic kind, stuffed with Fontina and braised until tender in a chunky tomato sugo. Pasta here rivals Italy, especially the spaghetti with small, briny clams and spicy 'njuda crumbles topped with breadcrumbs and parsley. Daily specials are also a delight, as is the simply delicious hazelnut gelato.


Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value


Quite comfortable


25 - 50 USD

  • ˆ Brunch
  • r Outdoor dining
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers

Bar Primi

+1 212-220-9100
Opening hours
Lunch & dinner daily

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