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1226 Second Ave. (E. 64th & E. 65th Sts.) Send to Phone
212-758-1775 | Menu
Join the celeb crowd for a power prosciutto and enjoy your gelati with the glitterati.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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Primola Restaurant Review

: This busy Italian spot is popular with celebrities and power types at night, though during the day things are generally lower-key. In addition to the regular menu there are lots of specials, such as a half chicken with prosciutto and herbs. Good starter options include the thinly sliced veal with mustard sauce and radicchio; pasta standouts include black and white taglierini with shrimp, fresh tomato and seppia; and for a main dish try the mixed seafood either grilled or steamed in a light tomato broth. Finales include a fruit and cheese plate and homemade gelati. The wine list is mostly Italian.
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