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Il Primo Cambridge, Ooltewah, TN

Il Primo Cambridge

4.8
4.8
1203 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Eclectic, neighborhood Italian restaurant in the heart of Ooltewah. we take reservations for a portion of our tables, leaving much of the restaurant for guests to simply walk-in without a reservation. We take reservations by phone daily from the hours of 2:00 to 5:00 or anytime through the Ooltewah location page of www.primochattanooga.com.

Come and enjoy an authentic American-Italian inspired cuisine, complimented by a diverse selection of Italian and American wines and signature craft cocktails.

We look forward to serving you!

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (423) 498-1300
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Planning a party, rehearsal dinner, a working lunch at the office, or even a family dinner at home? Whatever the occasion, your local, neighborhood Italian restaurant wants to be a part of your event! Catering has never been easier. Give us a call at 423-498-1300 or contact us via email at josh@primochattanooga.com and tell us what you have in mind. Want to do a standing hor d’oeuvre party? Or are you making your favorite dish at home and want dessert for your family dinner? Whatever the occasion, with a 24 hour minimum notice we would love to help! So contact us and let’s plan a party!
  • Private party facilities
    Featuring the same classic, American-Italian menu, warm service and lively communal environment as the original Il Primo Northshore, Il Primo Cambridge is the perfect place for gatherings of friends, family and associates. Il Primo Cambridge offers one-third of its tables for reservations, leaving the remaining two-thirds of the tables for guests to simply walk-in. Included in the reservation area of the restaurant is a semi-private area with seating for up to 32 guests. The private area at Il Primo Cambridge is separated from the main dining room with large, velvet curtains that provide complete visual separation and partial acoustic privacy. This area includes a large, soundproof window into our kitchen, animating the area with the bustle of our culinary staff. This area of the restaurant may be reserved for the evening for a food and beverage minimum. All food and beverage purchases are applied towards the minimum, with any remaining balance charged as a room charge.
  • Neighbourhood
    Chattanooga
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,203 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Best Overall

  • East Tennessee

    Best Food

  • East Tennessee

    Best Service

  • East Tennessee

    Best Value

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Overall

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Food

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Service

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Ambience

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Value

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Hot spot

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Great for fine wines

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Lively

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Most Booked

1,203 Reviews
  1. ChrisB

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brisk service and delicious food. Server answered questions about the menu and helped one diner navigate a food allergy successfully. First time here and would be happy to go back!

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  2. Jenny

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed a wonderful meal with friends. The mushroom ravioli was scrumptious. We paired it with the filet, enough for sharing.

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  3. SteveF

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is, by far, our favorite restaurant in Cambridge Square. The service is always good and the food is superior to any other Italian restaurants we have eaten at.

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  4. RSO1

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Must have a reservation or expect to have a wait.

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  5. JoeW

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    IMPORTANT: ask if there will be a party when you plan to dine. If so, go another time. I did not ask, and it was slow, slower, and slowest. When waitstaff and the general manager tell you that things will slow because of a party, don't make the reservation or just leave. Yes, things happen, especially in the restaurant business. I do try to be understanding. However, after being told multiple times about the party, I will longer accept the implication that I'm second best. The restaurant's short staff for a party is NOT MY PROBLEM! We alway looked forward to eating at the Ooltewah location. Even on this vist THE FOOD WAS EXCEPTIONAL! I normally would have rated all except ambience and noise level a 5. But tonight, the service was slow and terrible. We might have tolerated it but our waitress started avoiding us. She should have been even more attentive because it was slow, even if just to let us know she had not forgotten about us. As an example, I asked her for another beer. She "forgot" (?) and it took me two more requests with management to get that second beer. To be fair, the general manager did try to mitigate our displeasure, but at that point it was too late. Nevertheless, I asked to void the corkage fee for my wife's wine, which she did. She included two deserts with our take home containers, and said my name was flagged for her attention when we returned and she would notify staff of our visit. I would recomment Il Primo Cambridge to a friend, but with the caveat about a party.

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  6. LynneP

    Western NC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are consistently excellent. We loved Miles as our server , she was genuinely sweet and knowledgeable. The chicken mushroom soup was amazing and my red snapper delicious . Thank you for being consistent , we love coming here and bringing our out of town guests .

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  7. Chawareagle

    Atlanta Metro

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food and drink, as normal!! Looking forward to our next visit!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Business dinner for 6 on a very busy night before Valentine’s and the stag handled it perfectly.

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  9. Bluegirl

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love IL Primo! We had a lovely dinner celebrating Valentine's Day one day early. The lasagna is the best I've ever eaten anywhere. Fresh and made from scratch! The appetizer of Baked Feta & Spicy Marinara is delicious! We always order this when we visit. BUT the big surprise was their special Beet & Arugula salad! I am not a beet fan, but this may have been one of the best salads I have ever had. Everything on this salad was exactly portioned correctly. We asked about it and the waiter said that beets are in season in February. If you get the chance and they still have it available, you got to try it! What a great experience dining at IL Primo!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the food but it is always so loud in this restaurant.

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  11. KarenW

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time to dine here and the waiter was excellent in describing the entrees. Food was delicious and served hot. The prices were great and food amount was plentiful.

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  12. StevenB

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance with phenomenal food and service. We took my mother for her birthday and we all enjoyed our evening.

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  13. JamesS

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Service was top notch. We will be back.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were happy with the food and service. The atmosphere is loud, but fun. We shared the feta appetizer and the delicious bread and olive oil pesto dip. The spinach salad was delicious and the pasta, scallops, and chicken piccata were delicious. We will be back.

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  15. Fairgreen

    E. Tennessee

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate there last evening and it was top notch as usual. The Osso Bucco was so tender and delicious and the Arancini were the best we’ve ever had! We recommend Il Primo to everyone we know!

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  16. FrankSG

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly delightful experience in ways possible! I’ll be back!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Party of 7, our waitress Marissa was a great waitress who gave excellant service. We all enjoyed our food and drinks which were well prepared.

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  18. Lburke

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The VERY BEST Italian food we have ever eaten! Service was spectacular!

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  19. FineeateryforLolly2022

    E. Tennessee

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love to dine here. Food, service & ambiance is great! The only slight complaint would be that it was very noisy.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    my husband’s and mine favorite restaurant in town!!!

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  21. HLCo

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Quality was not as expected. compared to other visits we have had to the restaurant

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  22. RSO1

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always an excellent choice - food and service are outstanding.

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  23. JohnB

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and atmosphere were very good. Only negative was feeling rushed by the server. Very little spacing between appetizer and main course. We weren’t done with entrees and she was pushing dessert. We weren’t finished with dessert and she brought the check and asked if we needed anything else.

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  24. KatieW

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place and the food! Definitely recommend this place to anyone. Rather on a date or out with family.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, another excellent experience. Food and service was outstanding. When we have to use the flashlight on our cell phones, it’s a bit too dark.

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  26. JohnR

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food were outstanding as always. The ossobuco is out of this world!

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  27. StevenW

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing!! Our new favorite Italian Restaurant.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience with good food and great service!

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  29. LiseW

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, outstanding service and atmosphere, can’t wait to go back.

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  30. Gary

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite restaurant and always meets or exceeds our expectations.

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  31. LisaG

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and our server was wonderful!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff from the moment you walk in was so friendly and genuinely happy you are dining with them. The wait staff was outstanding and extremely tentative to all your needs. Would highly recommend you go and enjoy this place!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to Primo three times and the food has always been great.

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  34. Mike

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places for dinner. Always good service and great food. We tried the feta marinara appetizer for the first time and it was amazing!! The meatballs with sauce is still one of my favorites. And the sides are really good. I usually switch between the grilled broccoli Parmesan or the Brussels with bacon. Highly recommend.

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  35. DavidL

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food tasted great and service was awesome.

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  36. JamesH

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so nice (Marissa). She made sure that we had everything we wanted and spent time talking with us about the fact that we were there celebrating our 55th wedding anniversary. She made a wonderful evening even more enjoyable.

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  37. LindaD

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    It was so loud we had difficulty with conversation. Loud children sat next to us and were annoying.

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  38. VickyD

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great about our meal and dining experience. Definitely will be returning soon. It made my birthday a very good day!!

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  39. RachelO

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were excellent. And they have the best espresso martinis!

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  40. DavidT

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, awesome service, and the atmosphere is very pleasant. One of our favorite places to frequent.

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FAQs

Il Primo Cambridge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (423) 498-1300.

Il Primo Cambridge is rated 4.8 stars by 1203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Il Primo Cambridge

9436 Bradmore Ln, Ooltewah, TN 37363

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Chattanooga
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (423) 498-1300
  • Catering
    Planning a party, rehearsal dinner, a working lunch at the office, or even a family dinner at home? Whatever the occasion, your local, neighborhood Italian restaurant wants to be a part of your event! Catering has never been easier. Give us a call at 423-498-1300 or contact us via email at josh@primochattanooga.com and tell us what you have in mind. Want to do a standing hor d’oeuvre party? Or are you making your favorite dish at home and want dessert for your family dinner? Whatever the occasion, with a 24 hour minimum notice we would love to help! So contact us and let’s plan a party!
  • Private party facilities
    Featuring the same classic, American-Italian menu, warm service and lively communal environment as the original Il Primo Northshore, Il Primo Cambridge is the perfect place for gatherings of friends, family and associates. Il Primo Cambridge offers one-third of its tables for reservations, leaving the remaining two-thirds of the tables for guests to simply walk-in. Included in the reservation area of the restaurant is a semi-private area with seating for up to 32 guests. The private area at Il Primo Cambridge is separated from the main dining room with large, velvet curtains that provide complete visual separation and partial acoustic privacy. This area includes a large, soundproof window into our kitchen, animating the area with the bustle of our culinary staff. This area of the restaurant may be reserved for the evening for a food and beverage minimum. All food and beverage purchases are applied towards the minimum, with any remaining balance charged as a room charge.
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