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Primitivo Wine Bistro

1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (Rose Ave.) Send to Phone
310-396-5353 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
Contemporary global flavors are exhibited with care and talent at this hip wine bar, an original fixture along Abbot Kinney.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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4.5 rating over 4 reviews
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Primitivo Wine Bistro Restaurant Review

: It will come as no surprise, once you've stepped over this hip wine bar's threshold, that one of the owners is a former Hollywood set designer. With a massive bar and thick, white columns on one side and a sleekly stripped-down dining area on the other, the vibe in this restaurant row storefront is of constant energy, while a back patio is a perfect spot for romantic couples. The menu matches the mood, with a long list of tapas placed center-table for passing, demanding that patrons take an active role in the dining experience. Traditional Spanish flavors are in the spotlight, including croquettes stuffed with Spanish ham and potato; meatballs with a blend of lamb, veal and pork; and tiger shrimp sautéed in garlic, parsley and Albariño white wine. Cold plates feature oysters from Carlsbad, a meat and cheese board and salads. Hot plates are where the kitchen takes off, with specialties like rack of lamb with a crispy potato cake, Rioja-braised short ribs, and paella with chicken, shrimp and mussels. Because this is a wine bar, the list of vino promises an around-the-world adventure with a philosophy of fun, experimental choices.

User Ratings & Reviews for Primitivo Wine Bistro
Average rating    5
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fun, good wine and tapas
by maco on Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:11 pm
 
Went here with my boyfriend and we both enjoyed everything so much.....the service was superb by a mexican server! We were delighted about the delish tapanade & garlic butter that came with our bread.
The sangria is AMAZING, the fried calamari was great! and steak frittes.
Great spanish tapas!
It's a great place! It's reasonably priced -
 
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