Best New Restaurant

Primi Urban Café

It’s rare to find culinary virtuosity and everyday prices all in one package, particularly a package as pleasant and comfy as Primi. But that’s just what owners Arno and Irene Von Waltsleben have managed to put together in downtown St. Pete. Arno works the kitchen with his son, turning out simple but exceptional Italian cuisine — skirt steak accompanied by an incredible sun-dried tomato tapenade, for instance — with the occasional South-African twist, like pasta with chicken in tomato sauce blitzed with curry powder. Prices stay well below $20 for entrees, and you can get away for a lot less, which makes Primi an everyday sort of place with much better than everyday food. 27 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg, 727-895-4909.

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