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202 W. 14th St. (Seventh & Eighth Aves.) Send to Phone
THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED Savor the flavors of Southern Italy in homemade pastas, chicken dishes, and grilled or pan-seared fresh fish.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Primitivo Osteria Restaurant Review

: THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED Unassuming from the outside, Primitivo Osteria invites guests into a bold world of Italian tastes and textures. Slate floors and dramatic red walls create an elegant backdrop for a menu infused with truffle oil, brandy cream, tomatoes and herbs, and Sicilian capers. The name derives from a simple red wine and plays on the rustic country-style cuisine. Homemade pastas, such as mezzaluna ravioli with lobster finished with a brandy-shrimp sauce, complement main courses of monkfish in oak-scented Sicilian Chardonnay with capers and lime, and pork loin stuffed with Gorgonzola in a sour cherry sauce. A selection of dolci completes the experience with panna cotta, tiramisu, homemade cheesecake and gelati. The prix-fixe brunch remains popular with neighborhood regulars, perhaps due as much to the unlimited mimosas as the diverse menu and modest price.
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