As certified food lovers, we find it refreshing to visit restaurants that not only serve great food but also bring something new to the dining experience.
Primo Cafe and Grille has been on our radar ever since we saw its construction a few months ago. When we finally took time to drop by, we found ourselves loving the place. Primo Cafe and Grille exudes a manly atmosphere — and rightfully so, since it sits at the Pentagon Complex, which is also home to the Ducati showroom.
The interiors are adorned with wooden materials to give a rustic and earthy appeal. It’s also built with huge glass panes for natural light to come in during the daytime. It offers the feel of al fresco dining, but inside an air-conditioned restaurant.
After ogling at their beautiful interiors, the next thing we noticed was the waft of freshly brewed coffee. It was then that we realized: we want to taste their coffee! But first, we had to sample Primo’s dishes.
If it’s your first time at Primo, you have to try their signature pasta dish — Seafood Linguine (P219). It’s a relatively small dish but packed with loads of seafood (fish, squid, shrimp), natural tomato sauce, and drizzled with olive oil. It looks so sinful, and yet I want to believe that it’s healthy! The mixture of sour and salty flavors explodes in your mouth as you take your first mouthful.
We also ordered Salisbury Steak (P250), a big slab of beef patty drenched in thick gravy on a sizzling plate. The steak was juicy and oozing with flavor, which made me curious about how delicious their other steaks are: the Steak ala Pobre and the New York Strip Loin. But because our stomachs were so full already, we’ll put it on our To-Eat List for our next visit.
Wifey and I were seated in a booth, which took our eyes away from the busy streets outside the resto. After the meal, we ordered Cafe Latte (P60) and Cappuccino (P75), and lounged in our comfy seats for an hour. In other words, our first visit to Primo Cafe and Grille became a much needed relaxation time for us.
Primo Cafe and Grille has struck a balance between great food and comfortable dining. You get to enjoy a sumptuous meal while watching NBA games on huge TV screens. It’s perfect for a game night with your friends, or even a date with your loved one.
Primo Cafe and Grille
J. Camus St. corner General Luna Street, Davao City
(just across The Apo View Hotel)
Phone (082) 295-6391
Open everyday at 8:00 AM. Closes at 11:00 PM (Sun-Tue), 1:00 AM (Wed), and 2:00 AM (Thu-Sat).