Carnival Season is Here

January 6th, the Twelfth Night (feast of Epiphany), marks the start of the Carnival Season and Mardi Gras is right around the corner. We are located nearby the Uptown Parade Route in the OC Haley neighborhood. Check out the 2017 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule.

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Primitivo Gives Back

Primitivo sign

W are excited to announce ‪Primitivo Gives Back starting Tuesday, August 30 we will be hosting fundraisers for non-profits and charities in the NOLA area. The hope is to do this every Tuesday. If you are interested, or know someone who would be interested please contact us at

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2015 Concept of the Year


Primitivo bucks modern dining trends, and it isn’t accidental. The concept, as chef Jared Ralls, co-owner alongside chef Adolfo Garcia, described it to me, is “New American Hearth Cooking.” What that means in practice is that the restaurant is designed around a central open grill with multiple stations that…

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Nick Martin of Primitivo: A 2015 Chef to Watch

Nick Martin of Primitivo

At Primitivo, Nick Martin spends his days tending a fire. In the center of the kitchen of the new restaurant on O.C. Haley Boulevard sits a massive, coal-fueled hearth that grills, smokes or roasts nearly every items on the menu. For years, Martin, a Southern boy by birth, kicked around…

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