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Primavera Ristorante- Coronado
Primavera Ristorante- Coronado

Primavera Ristorante- Coronado Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.primavera1st.com
  • Email: Primavera1st@gmail.com
  • Phone: (619) 435-0454
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Pepe Vega
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th & 10th
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We offer a small private parking lot for our patrons behind the restaurant and several other parking options on Orange Ave.

A word from Primavera Ristorante- Coronado
One of San Diego's finest Italian Restaurants located in the heart of Coronado, California, The Primavera Ristorante offers a unique blend of Northern Italian cuisine.

Chef Pepe Vega, has been preparing exquisite meals for nearly 20 years and has achieved world renowned success with his house specialty, Osso Buco. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the finest in Italian food.

The Primavera Ristorante has been awarded "Best Italian Food" in San Diego by the world famous "ZagatSurvey" restaurant guide.Continued

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Diner Reviews
  • "We go to the theatre on Coronado every month and have for the last several years. We try a new restaurant each time. This was our first time here and the experience and food were outstanding. The server was very knowledgeable about the wines and the food and offered solid opinions when asked. We have tried most other restaurants on Coronado and many that we see that are receiving high marks really shouldn't be. While we have found attentive service and nice ambience, many other higher end restaurants on Coronado have no flavoring to the food. It looks pretty and tastes bland. Here the food tasted as good as it looked."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner! The food from appetizers to desert was excellent and the service by Arturo couldn't have been better! Our table was in a perfect spot for a quiet dinner for 2."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food is bursting with flavor and fresh. The service is impeccable."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Only problem was picking what to eat. Eyes were bigger than stomach. If in Coronado don't miss Primavera."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We have dined at Primavera many times. The food is always superb. Fresh fish and seafood along with wonderful classics of veal, lamb and steak prepared to perfection. We appreciate their willingness to make special pasta dishes with different sauces. If it's not listed on the menu, e.g. bolognese sauce, they still make it and it's wonderful. They also make all substitutions. Interesting specials each evening too. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The Veal Ossobuco was the best. You have to must try it. Still have dreams about it!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Aside from the great food and ambience, the staff were very responsive to the changes we made, including a later time and an increase in numbers. The final accommodation was when we arrived with one guest using a post-foot surgery scooter, which I had failed to alert them to in advance. They handled that with ease and our table was perfectly situated for the five of us and the scooter. Thank You"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The place is about as good as it gets. The food was perfectly prepared. The service was impeccable."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The food was fantastic! Carpaccio al Granna Padana and stuffed mushroom appetizers were delicious, spaghetti with Bolognese sauce was very good, Osso Bucco, veal chop, Veal Piccatina and Scampi Primavera were great. The best dish of the night was a risotto with porcini mushrooms that wasn't on the menu but the waiter (Omar) had the kitchen whip up at his suggestion. I will be back the next time I am near San Diego!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant for special occasions, the service and food are always excellent."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Tuxedo'd service staff, well-prepared dishes with unique flavors, and plentiful portions. We were worried that a place on Coronado might be too touristy, but this seemed liked a genuine local joint. We'd return."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My daughter asked me to celebrate her 15 bday at nice restaurant i gave her the option to pick a restaurant, she searched on line, she looked For Italian Restaurants In San diego, she found this restaurant in Coronado (One of our favorite spots in San Diego). She was very excited To have her Bday At Primavera. The food was excellent & Delicious, the service Was great! Our server was patient, since Our Table Was full of teenage girls... he was great. The Girls Loved The Appetizers, delish. We would. definately Will Go back. My daughter Enjoyed her Special night with Bff's. Good Food, kind Of pricey, nice Ambience for Special Occasions."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Always been a favorite of ours! The staff is polished, professional, friendly. The ambiance is classy, tables comfortable. The menu has quite a bit to offer, something for everyone. I do, however, MISS the gorgonzola pasta as it was a great pasta to share at the table. The roasted peppers with anchovies is my personal fav appetizer. The veal saltimbocca is excellent, osso bucco is wonderful and the cannelloni is delicious. The cannoli is not that great, tastes like sugar cream - nothing special. It needs pistachios or chocolate chips and less sugar. Tiramisu is good and the cheesecake is also nice. This is a long-standing upscale classy dining establishment. A short walk from the Hotel Del Coronado."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Impressed with food and service. This restaurant aims to please with good atmosphere, great service and excellent Southern Italian food. Had one problem with Tomatoes in Caprese Salad but we moved on to another house salad which was great. Amazes me that it is so difficult to get good tomatoes in California. Of course living in New Jersey where we have the best tomatoes makes it difficult to compare. The marinara sauce on my Capellini was spectacular, my wife's Picatta great and my son's fish fresh and well made. Worth a trip to Coronado if you like Southern Italian cuisine and great dedicated service."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Primavera is our favorite restaurant in Coronado. It's a cozy, intimate, quiet place with great food and service. There is a bar with a great happy hour, and the dining area has intimate booths, white table cloths and candles on the table. Servers are attentive, but not overbearing. Food is always perfectly prepared and delicious It was our 36th anniversary, and when we told the waiter, he presented us with a delicious tiramisu for dessert. We moved here years ago from a city that had a large Italian community, called the Hill, boasting one fabulous restaurant after another of amazing Italian fare. Primavera makes us feel we are back in that enclave."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Our next-door neighbors in Coronado have been raving about this place, so we finally tried it. Our dinners were memorable, and the service was fantastic. Our waiter was Juan, and he was so attentive and polite that I at first assumed he must be the owner. Maybe he is. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Primavera is the finest restaurant in all of San Diego Food Wine and Service. Bar none. ':"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Primavera is wonderful! Their service is outstanding, the food is absolutely delicious, the wine list is perfect, and the ambiance is lovely! You absolutely cannot go wrong!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had great Valentine Day's dinner, food, service and ambience were perfect"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Just a spectacular romantic dinner, perfect in every respect. Of course this is what we have come to expect every Friday night at Primavera, for over thirty years. The room is beautiful, perfect for a romantic evening; the staff, magnificent, and the food, just delicious. This night, two impeccable starters followed by different pasta specials, better food that I ever enjoyed in Italy. Of course, there was a very special chianti and really terrific gelato to accompany our meal. There is no finer dining anywhere in the region than Primavera. Try it and you shall love it!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We live in Coronado, but we tend to only come to Primavera for a special occasion. After eating here last night for Valentine's Day, we decided we need to eat here more often, and not just for a special occasion! The food was delicious, and the service did not disappoint. We had a booth, which provides privacy with the high sides, yet enables us to sit next to each other, and still look out to see whats going on. It is a small feel restaurant, with special attention to detail given by its tuxedo clad handsome waiters. Its a bit pricey, but well worth it. We will be back, and you should definitely give it a try!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately. The table was perfect, out of the way and quiet. Our server was Jaime T. and he was amazing. Excellent service. Our food from appetizer to desert was to die for. We have been to Primavera in the past and it always is good but this set the bar a little higher."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Yes we had another fantastic time at Primavera, beautiful decor, superb staff, Joey Rodriquez, the GM, greeting every guest and the food, oh so special. This time butternut squash soup and an equally delightful ravioli, stuffed with shrimp, garnished with shrimp, and served in a marvelous pesto , just wonderful. These past three weeks we have had occasion to refer three couples to Primavera, they too found the place irresistible and so shall you. Primavera, the leader in fine dining at affordable prices."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The concierge at the Hotel Del Coronado told us that this was the best restaurant in Coronado. Although it's not the best restaurant i've ever eaten that in my life, it is a good place to eat a nicely prepared meal. The restaurant is small, and warm because it's A little bit stuffy. The service stuff is excellent and very patient. We went with a large group and although we were crammed in elbow to elbow, we were able to have a conversation and enjoy the night. I would definitely recommend going to this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Best ever all around dining experience. Service out of this world."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We truly love being at Primavera and we are not alone. This simply wonderful restaurant sells out constantly and it is no surprise why. A lovely room, a wait staff that shall treat you like family and a tremendous array of dazzling dishes. On this night, seafood and chicken were our preferences. Eggplant, a touch of fromaggio and delicious vegetables complimented the chicken, a spectacular dish. For me, my perfectly cooked Chilean sea bass was complimented a medley of seafood and vegetables. I am still kissing my tonsils. Visit Peimavera, whether for the vibrant bar scene at happy hour or a spectacular dining experience, you shall love it."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Although we haven't tried every restaurant in Coronado, of those we have visited, this is clearly our favorite. We were there recently just the 2 of us, and when we were coming back this past weekend with friends, we all came on Saturday night. We had a very lovely dinner. The room is very nicely decorated and QUIET! We could actually have a conversation without raising our voices, a rare occurrence in most contemporary restaurants. The service was superb and everyone enjoyed their meal. What more can you ask for? We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "A great little gem. Old fashioned service and great quality food. Hard to find this combination these days and to top off with great service. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary there and we were very happy with our choice of restaurants."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Service was great for a romantic get away with the wife. Food was just average Italian. All tasty but the sauces were a little heavy. No real finesse, but not bad either."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Then we are at Primavera. This fabulous restaurant offers the very finest service, decor and especially food. The room is simply stunning, you shall feel immersed in all things Italian. The menu crosses the varied and delicious varieties of culinary dishes of this highly favored cuisine. Meat and pork dishes reflecting the very finest of the North. Seafood and pasta, represent ing the finest of Roma and Napoli. Finally, wines and desserts of the highest quality. All at an affordable price. We know of no finer restaurant in the region."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We had family in town so of course our dinner choice was Primavera. We are regulars and they never disappoint. Our guests were impressed to say the least. Superb culinary delights, prepared to perfection and served by extremely competent staff. What a great time! All of Italy is featured in their menu and the room itself if just beautiful. This night featured delicious minestrone, a spectacular caprese and simply superb sausage and roasted pepper starters followed by main dishes of fish, seafood, beef and pasta, each mouthwatering. You simply shall not find better Italian food anywhere. Try Primavera, always terrific..."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Completely Outstanding! We went to celebrate our Anniversary and were very pleased. Our table was in a quiet and romantic, just as we had requested. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and the wine; he was attentive to our needs without hovering. The food was delicious! The lamb chops were cooked to perfection and very nicely served with roasted potatoes and vegetables. The osso bucco veal chop was a large serving and tender and succulent. Highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Very romantic little trattoria. Authentic Italian service. Very welcoming. Food unbelievable with larger portions. Price as expected for the service, food and location. Very clean and cozy. Business casual but not "stuffy". Will definitely visit again on our next trip to San Diego."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We are unabashed fans of Primavera. For 35 years we have loved every opportunity to visit this restaurant. The room is beautiful, and, a perfect complement to the Italian cruise. The service is beyond every expectation. The waiters are trained to anticipate every need and GM Joe Rodriquez maintains a strong sense of excellence. The restaurant is managed perfectly and the guests are the beneficiaries. The food, of course, is beyond excellence. I cannot recall a finer dining experience even in Italy. Each dish prepared to taste and the extensive menu offers you all of Italy, from the finest cuts of meat in Tuscany, to the impeccable seafood of Naples. Every great dish of my home country is here. Try Primavera, easily the finest."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "For an elegant, romantic evening with delicious food Primavera is wonderful. Everything on the menu is delicious and beautifully presented, great wine list and attention to detail, friendly and elegant service."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My friends and I had a great experience! I love Italian food and was really impressed with the food here. We also bad excellent service! Juan was a wonderful waiter and really made the experience for us. If we are back in the area in the future, we will be back!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Great food, great service in the middle of the gorgeous Coronado Island"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "We are never disappointed when dining here. The service is always excellent with attentive, but not hovering, waiters. My husband always orders a veal dish--scallopine being his favorite. I can be happy with the roasted peppers appetizer and their excellent Caesar salad when I don't feel like a large meal."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant many times. I think it is the best Italian restaurant in San Diego. The food is always excellent, and the service is terrific."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We were looking for "real" Italian food around San Diego and found Primavera in Coronado. The food is perfect, the service unbeatable, and the atmosphere wonderful. We have a few like this in Seattle, but were beginning to think we wouldn't find their equal here, and Primavera stood the challenge."
    Dined on 12/29/2013