Bar Primi

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83 Very Good

Andrew Carmellini and Sal Lamboglia’s ode to all things pasta.

325 Bowery, New York, NY, 10003


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The lowdown

The idea behind Bar Primi is simple: antipasti and pasta with a more-robust-than-you’d expect bar. Yet because the kitchen is run by Andrew Carmellini and his chief pasta lieutenant, Sal Lamboglia, the otherwise-simple dishes are cooked in various inviting ways. Stick to the classics — spaghetti pomodoro, linguine with garlic and bread crumbs, some truly impressive tiramisu for dessert — and you’ll see why this style of Italian-American cooking never goes out of style.

Adam Platt

What you need to know

Insider Tips There’s sidewalk seating when it’s nice out, but the best tables are located upstairs.

Recommended DishesSpaghetti pomodoro; linguine with four cloves of garlic and bread crumbs; tiramisu.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelBring earplugs!