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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Primitivo Wine Bistro

1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (Rose Ave.) Send to Phone
310-396-5353
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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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Primitivo Wine Bistro, Venice, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED 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.
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