2013 I street NW   
Washington DC 20006
Tel. 202-223-3600
Fax. 202-296-3725


2013 I St. NW  Washington , DC  20006  Phone: 202 223-3600

Primi Piatti has been in business and serving the patrons of the Washington DC metroplolitan area since 1987. The restaurant has been recognized for its excellent service and authentic menu with many rewards from members of the media and by food and beverage critics.

We are famous for our Whole Grilled Fish and our Grilled Veal Chop

Primi Piatti is the first restaurant to import from Italy its wood burning grill used to prepare our Specialty Pizzas

The Washington Post Profile
Joanne Leonard 

Unlike the constricted downtown original, this Primi Piatti occupies a vast, luxurious space, featuring upscale touches like romantic sconce lighting and entire groves of potted palms. On Saturday nights, animated, well-turned out couples predominate, sometimes in groups at the larger tables. 

"Primi Piatti is a fresh, inventive Italian Café". "A prime choice for late dining. Food matches, setting perfectly while rooted in tradition, it is uncommonly bright and devoid of complications."   Washington Times, July 1987.

"At Primi Piatti the food lives up to the show: aromatic, homemade breads, pungent with fresh herbs or black olives; simple, grilled meats, fish and vegetables that are consistent."
Museum & Arts Magazine, July/Aug 1989.
Award of Distinction, Zagat Survey
Washington Post, Jun 1991
 50 Very Best Restaurants
Washingtonian Magazine, Jan 1989
The 50 Best PIZZAS in the World,
Pgs. 64 & 65 by Honey & Larry Zisman

St Martin's Griffin Press. Copyright Aug 1999.