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Primavera Ristorante- Coronado
Primavera Ristorante- Coronado

Primavera Ristorante- Coronado Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.primavera1st.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
  • "The food was delicious! Had the grilled seafood dish which had three nice sized shrimp and a good portion of swordfish. The tiramisu was a melt in your mouth yummy dessert. The waiters were attentive. The restaurant atmosphere is quietly elegant."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Some of the best veal I've had in a while. Service was great and friendly. Will definitely go back.."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Dining at Primavera is an elegant experience due to the refined atmosphere with carefully prepared food and professional service. Everyone in the restaurant works to make this Italian food especially memorable."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We have been enjoying Primavera Ristorante ever since moving back to Coronado in 1985. We try other restaurants all the time, but always when a special occasion arises, Primavera is our go-to restaurant of choice. It never, ever disappoints us. Juan, our waiter, was supurb. The veal and salmon dishes we had were outstanding. Primavera Ristorante is always a "10" in our opinions. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Lived the great service and amazing food! Had a great time with friends! Planing our next visit. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We'd never been to Primavera before and enjoyed it very much. Good food, good wine, and excellent service. It is more formal than most restaurants in Coronado in something of a traditional Italian way. But the staff is very attentive and respectful, and it was a delightful meal. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "If you would still like to visit your favorite restaurants I strongly recommend you stay away from this place. Once you come here nothing else will do! Absolutely spectacular. The food is borderline celestial, the service is unparalleled and the ambiance is whatever you want it to be. For the wife and me it was awesome."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was good. The prices were fair. It did seem just a little too pretentious for my personal taste. I have been too much nicer, and more expensive, restaurants that were 10 times more friendly. The busboys seem to care more about us then our waiter. The osso bucco was excellent. The tiramisu was one of the better that I have ever had. If they acted like they actually wanted us there, I probably would've given it five stars. The bar is loud and not closed off."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We'd be considered regulars here. Most often we enjoy the happy hour fare at the bar with Kyle or Brandon. Steak crostini, mushroom caps, etc. But this evening with a special fiend we had a full dinner. Hot rolls always a hit. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We took our daughter, son-in-law and 2 grand-daughters to Prima Vera for dinner after a school event. We had been there several times before with our 1 grand-daughter but it was new to everyone else. They are all still talking about how wonderful the food was and what fantastic service we received. Our waiter Omar H was the best! He was very attentive and had a great sense of humor. Everything form drinks to appetizers to the main course and desert was perfect. The menu is extensive with something for everyone. Omar didn't skip a beat when our one picky eater decided that she wanted mac and cheese. It was not on the menu but was not a problem. She loved it. Our only fear is that now this will be the only mac and cheese that she wants! "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Always the best! Food, service, ambiance! Our favorite!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was good and the service was excellent. A large group (approx 8 but sounded like 20) was so loud, primarily laughing non stop, that we could not hear each other. This went on for all but about 15 minutes at the end of our dinner. Possibly someone with the restaurant should have settled them down. For the price of a meal, it was a little too loud for the size of the restaurant."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Or an outstanding was my wife's birthday and as we have always (for the past 25 years) rely Primavera was our favorite restaurant, we chose it and as USIAl we were both extremely happy with our experience. the staff Couldn't have bee more friendly and don 't know how many of the waiters stopped by our table to wish her a Happy B'day. The service, food, drinks, a special dessert were all outstanding. Can hardly wait til our next special occasion to arrive to see you all again. thank you for another outstanding evening."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Great food, wine, service. Very nicely decorated but closed in..no outside views. Otherwise a perfect place for a fine meal in a setting where you can talk and hear each other."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food and service was fantastic. It was our first time to Primavera but it won't be the last. I would recommend it to anyone. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dining experience here. The staff treated us really well, and made my husband feel special for his birthday. The food was delicious. We would definitely come again on our next trip to Coronado!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "With all the great choices of dinning in Coronado we wanted something different in the area of the Playhouse. This 5 star Italian gem is perfect for a party of 2-6. The service was exquisite, the menu is robust anD the food was superb. A quick note to the serving staff that we wanted to finish in time to make an unhurried curtain was all it took to start a perfect evening."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The 2008 Brunello was wonderful We sat side by side so we could hold hands. The minestrone was just so-so but the rest of the food was great. Service was attentive but this is not a fast food joint. Even so, it took less time than most cruise ship dining rooms. And the quieter ambiance made it all very enjoyable."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This restaurant never fails to satisfy: The food, the service, the atmosphere are all fantastic. My wife and I always make Primavera part of our visits to Coronado, Island. I have certain dietary restrictions, and the chef always prepares my meals with that in mind, but never sacrifices qualty or taste. This is also one of very few restaurants in San Diego where the loud music does'nt over power the fine food. We love it."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times. The food is always sensational and the atmosphere very elegant. However, this time the service was slow. I minor glitch that will not deter us from returning."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "With several Italian places on the seafront we wondered if we weren't making a mistake going into town. Instead it was one of our best dining experiences on Coronado. Wine list just a hair on the limited side though. Food was fantastic, service impeccable and great atmosphere. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Great food, but service was poorly lacking. Our server was more interested in watching the hockey game in the bar than waiting on us. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Primavera Ristorante for his birthday dinner. The food was excellent! The restaurant was exceptionally busy and the noise level was quite loud (until two parties finished and left). The service was also rather slow. (We waited almost 30 minutes before we were asked for our drink/wine order. Likely it would have been longer had we not flagged someone down to request attention.) They did apologize for our wait. Possibly this was not typical; I can't say. However, I can say that the food was excellent. Absolutely excellent! We truly enjoyed our meal. Most definitely we will go back and we would recommend this restaurant without hesitation -- well.... except for the wait... and the noise. But the food was super!!"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We had dinner at Primavera on two consecutive nights. The food was outstanding and the service was great. After having dinner the first night we decided to go back again the next night. Would definitely go back. "
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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