A fixture on Abbot Kinney Boulevard for 13½ years, Primitivo Wine Bistro will close on Aug. 30 — but it won’t be gone for long.
Primitivo has joined up with the team behind Hal’s Bar and Grill (currently relocating to Playa Vista) and the recently shuttered Casa Linda Mexican Grill with plans to reopen as a joint Casa Linda /Primitivo concept at Primitivo’s current 1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd. location. Hal’s chef Manuel Mares has joined Primitivo and will collaborate on the new restaurant.
“This enables us to fulfill our promise to continue serving the Venice community we’ve been part of for 30 years,” reads a statement by Hal’s partners Don and Linda Novack and Hal Frederick.
“What could be better than having these two beloved Abbot Kinney establishments come together to create something new?” adds property owner Dan Abrams. Abrams has included Primitivo in his Venice Place Project plans to integrate a boutique hotel among existing buildings on the block.
— Joe Piasecki