Primavera Ristorante- Coronado
Primavera Ristorante- Coronado

Primavera Ristorante- Coronado

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.primavera1st.com/
  • Phone: 6194350454
  • 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.

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Primavera Ristorante- Coronado reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (49)romantic (47)neighborhood gem (38)fit for foodies (32)notable wine list (18)good for groups (5)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Our favorite place
    onthebeach
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in Coronado. Quiet, intimate, great food and service. One of the few places where you can actually have a conversation without competing with TV screens and loud music. We always bring our guests here to have a nice, intimate, delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Old fashion italian food with average food. Very little beef in the Beef carpacio. Really nothing special about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A touch of old Italy in San Diego
    edutechsbs
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We went here to celebrate our anniversary prior to a gondola ride in the Coronado Cays. The restaurant is warmly designed, and set up to maximize privacy and minimize noise. Service was outstanding, and the veal piccata was the best I have ever had. The chocolate decadence cake for dessert was wonderful as well. My wife ordered Osso Buco, which was wonderful, and the portion was enough for two.Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTSTANDING!
    KandJfromIndy
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Midwestern couple, only in San Diego area for a 5 nights, so we tried to pick the best 5 restaurants the area has to offer. We had 1 disappointment, 2 meet expectations, and 2 that were the WOW factor. Glad to say, Primavera is in the WOW group. The Osso Buco....Momma Mia!!!!!! Great place for a quiet romantic dinner in Coronado. Don't know when we will be back to this part of the country, but when we do.....we are definitely coming back to Primavera!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Friends had told us this was some of the best Italian food they have had. Our experience was different. Although the service was great, The food was disappointing. The poorest dish we had was the calamari ,it was very tough and chewy. The best this we had was the short rib. The service was attentive and excellent. I wish the other dishes we had were also good but were also disappointing to average
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Lucy54VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I believe THE BEST Italian restaurant we have ever dined at!! Love love!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary surprise for my lady.
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This was the best way to spend my anniversary with my lady. She loved it I'm glad that I made my decision to have dinner here. I will be recommending restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a repeat
    AlwaysinahotelVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Traveling almost every week to some destination in the US, top notch local eateries are a blessing. Primavera goes on that list. The reason the food didn't get a top rating from me - the soup was delicious, but lukewarm. As rated, the service was all one could expect, attentive and knowledgeable, but not intrusive. I marked it as a neighborhood gem because, if I lived there, they would likely see me often. I will return if back in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Food in Corondao
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a fine traditional Italian spot with great service, a great wine list and of course fine Italian dishes. We were very pleased with our experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    BubbaVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Consistently great food, service and atmosphere. No better place in Coronado for a special occasion or fine dinner out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not great
    SunnyNYC
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Prices were high (especially for what we got), food was mediocre, place was VERY noisy. We actually left after an almost tasteless Caesar salad and not impressive pasta, and went somewhere else for dessert and coffee. Wise decision.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Perfect Evening
    FoodMD
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We took or daughter to Primavera for her birthday. Everything from start to finish was perfect. We were barely seated when our server, Omar arrived and welcomed us and took our drink order. Throughout the evening, almost like magic, he was there when we needed him and invisible when we did not. The food was fantastic. We were all tasting each others appetizers and meals and there wasn't one dish that wasn't perfect. They brought my daughter a complimentary desert which we all shared and was the perfect finish to an extraordinary meal. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to dine for two
    Laneezy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very crapped for large parties if private room is booked. The service was slloooow and that was okay until our waiter took it upon himself to write in a 20% tip (over $70 in tip)...all else was great!! :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Drjas
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Lobster Risotto, crab stuffed sea bass, and stuffed mushrooms were off the hook! Beautiful intimate atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always Superb
    Golfnut
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Have eaten at Primavera many times, and the food experience has always been wonderful. In fact, several months ago we took a few of my golf-nut buddies and their wives to the restaurant, and everyone raved about it. One of them recently asked if he could visit us again, and when I asked about which courses we should play, his response was "screw the golf, I just want to eat at Primavera again!" That pretty much says it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2Dinning
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent restaurant. The food was great and the service outstanding. We were very satisfied with the entire experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent in Every Way
    Foodlover1VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We dine here often, always a nice greeting from Joey. Food and service are always wonderful in a classy setting. Excellent Italian dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I will definitely return and give my highest recommendation to anyone. The filet was incredible!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a great restaurant!
    HughVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Been walking by this place for two years. Finally stopped in with two friends. Terrific osso buco, veal chop and a halibut special. Gracious, professional servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place
    ANorthernItalian
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 45th anniversary there. The food was excellent and the service was as well. The restaurant is small, so the noise level was somewhat elevated. We had the Insalate Caprese and the Insalate DI Spinaci to start. We split the Lombata Alla Griglia and finished with the best Tiramisu we have ever had! We will be back to try additional menu items! ( We would go again tonight if we were still in Coronado and not at our home in Glendora!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites in Gaslamp
    Taste
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I just love this place. It is my go to spot and it never disappoints! I love great food and exceptional service-the wait staff is THE BEST and they know how to treat their locals and the tourism. LOVE-LOVE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit Disappointing this Time
    whocareswhoiamVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have boasted about this being the best Italian restaurant in the past. Unfortunately, this visit was disappointing. The atmosphere is romantic, classy. Staff is polished, service is quite good. Our appetizers, roasted peppers and stuffed mushrooms, were delicious. The wine menu has excellent, well-priced selections. The gnocchi was very good. Unfortunately, the cannelloni was dry and flavorLESS. The cannelloni tasted like it had been refrigerated way too long! The chef should have never allowed this to be served. I did not send it back because then I my spouse was already enjoying dinner. The tiramisu is excellent, light. As noted at a previous visit, cannoli's are not very good here. Just say NO to cannoli's and cannelloni!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • visitor
    goodfood
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Had a wonderful meal and good service. I'd go back again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bearlike
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Very good food, professional service, on the pricey side. Needs to have more wines by the glass that cost below $11.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I thought the service and food were excellent a bit pricey but a wonderful evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just a great place
    tucson
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Every thing & everybody were just great. the monk Fish was just wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25th anniversary
    25andhappy
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Celebrated 25 anniversary with my wife having dinner at Primavera. The service and attention by Juan was excellent. The Antipasti included stuffed Mushrooms and Calamari in a tomatoe sauce which were excellent. We split a Cesar's salad that was crisp with an excelent dressing. for dinner I had a Fetucini Adriatico in a "white" sauce with shrimp and scallops, delicious. My wife had a filet of halibut which unfortunately was a little overcooked and dry, but could be eaten. We had a chianti from the wine list which was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfied
    Satisfied
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Primavera is one of our favorite restaurants. The ambiance, service and food are reliably very good. My last visit I ordered Halibut medium and it was well done. An unusual mistake. All the other dishes were excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodlover
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The Osso Buco is the best we have ever had. It is better than Milan, Italy. This restaurant is truly fine dining at its best. It is consistently good every time we have eaten there. It is one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food service was average
    Steve
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I have been here before and food is always good. This time service was just ok and not crowded. It seemed like there were lots of employees and only a few were helping with service. Easy fix.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    FirstTimer
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Pros: tremendous service and amazing food makes this a must if you're looking for a great meal in Coronado. Cons: small restaurant creates awkward seating arrangements. It can also get pretty noisy if there is a loud group anywhere on the floor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    CameronK
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I've spent a ton of time in Coronado but hadn't yet been to Primavera, not sure why. Anyhow, everything was great starting with the delcious warm bread. For dinner, I had the calimari and the short ribs, both big time thumbs up. My date had the gnocchi. Also delicious. The service was about the best I've ever had. Probably the best date spot on the island.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    With all our Italian restaurant choices (we've tried many here) we decided to come to Primavera for a birthday dinner. We were not disappointed. Loved the menu, so many choices had trouble deciding! Food was delicious and the quality was outstanding. The service was excellent. We were comfortable and the time passed smoothly. We won't have trouble next time deciding which italian restaurant to go to. Only thing missing is a view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The entrees were excellent and the service was good if a little sluggish. My Caesar salad was not anything special (no anchovies and I wasn't offered any), so that was disappointing for an Italian restaurant. The wine is grossly overpriced. I expect to pay twice the retail price in a restaurant, but the wine here was 3-5 times what I pay in the store.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old Reliable
    Howcrab
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Always good - food is great and service professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Not inexpensive but always worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sharon
    Shar
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent small restaurant
    Fabulous
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Some of the best veal I've had in a while. Service was great and friendly. Will definitely go back..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 269 reviews are from the Primavera Ristorante- Coronado reviews archive.
  • An Elegant Restaurant
    merebruin
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Primavera is always great
    myfavs
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Lived the great service and amazing food! Had a great time with friends! Planing our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.