Il Primo Northshore

1100 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga
(423) 602-5555

Recent Reviews


Very impressed with our waiter and the food. We had the veal parmesean which was great! will definitely return!


Incredible service and the food was out of this world. Chase was great and I really can't thank him enough.

Craig G.

Delicious food and comfortable and welcoming seating. They also have a small outside seating option. Service was very friendly, although getting a refill was an extreme challenge. Even after noticing my empty glass, it took a couple of trips before the waiter actually brought a refill.


Always great food and love bubbly Tuesday's. The review


Call ahead for seating at 730, when we got there it was super busy and waited an additional 30 minutes. Nathan the owner was super apologetic about the wait and had a charcuterie waiting for us when we got to our table. Food was delicious and the wait for the food was fast. Maggie our server was super nice as well.The ciabatta bread here is amazing, and our dishes came out looking fantastic. We left full and happy, we will come back to Il Primo again!

Bobby M.

Fabulous pasta, specials are fresh and creative. Nice homey atmosphere and great service. Best Italian food you'll find in Chattanooga.


Delicious food, more than outstanding service, warm and friendly atmosphere!!


We had 4 of us for dinner on Saturday night place was packed and service and food were excellent. Primo is one of the best Italian places in Chattanooga to have a meal. They welcome you and it has a good home town Italian feel.


This place was amazing, way beyond our expectations! Risotto with scallops was delicious! Highly recommend Il Primo.

Kevin Lowe

great food. wait was super long and we had reservations. took an hour after our reservation time to get seated

Joel Davenport

I believe that tonight I experienced the best Italian cuisine in Chattanooga. Food was amazing. Service was spectacular. This place is great!

Barbara W.

The food here is so delicious! I love getting the homemade noodles and desserts. The chocolate cheese cake may be the best dessert I've ever had in my life! Our babysitter got sick and so we ended up bringing all 5 of our children here for my husbands birthday. We were the only prime there with kids and they still treated us so well. The service here was great, the food was perfect, and the music is rad.

Miki Vess

I received exceptional service from our waitress, Bailey. Everyone is attentive, hard working, and friendly. All of the food is delicious and high quality. Looking forward to going again!

Kennedy L.

What great service. We came as first timers just searching for pasta with no reservations on a Saturday and the server actually went out of his way to seat us and serve us for the night. Great recommendations and we had plenty of left over as well. Will definitely be back for more risotto rice balls!

Nancy D.

I WISH I HAD FOUND THIS SOONER! I'm from NY and enjoy my time visiting home in the lower east side in Little Italy. My mother's parents are from Sicily. I grew up making and eating authentic Italian food. Just got back from a 2 week business trip in northern Italy. With these qualifiers, let me say that this place is the absolute closest thing I've seen to Italy in entire south East!!!! Jasmine plants with herbs growing outside? Check. Indoor and outdoor seating? Check. Even the design feels like Italy. And the staff? Oh god. They have an incredible crew who takes perfect care of you. Finally, the food. We got the chicken Marsala, the Orecchiette Bolognese, and the Rigatoni al'Arrabbiata & Sausage--I died and went back to Torino. Absolutely insane. You not only get an abundance of food, but it is cooked to perfection. The flavor profiles, textures--I'd marry the chef if they were interested. The time and love that went into these dishes is abundantly clear. I hate to say it, but this cooking is better than my mothers. The only place State side that even holds a candle to this is Il Cortile in the lower east side of Manhattan. They also make a perfectly balance aperol spritz, which is wonderful on a warm day. I am so thrilled this place is here. I can't express how much this brings me joy. Thank you to the staff at Il Primo. I look forward to spending more time at your establishment. I feel like I'm home again.

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