About Pasta Primavera Walnut Creek

Pasta Primavera Walnut Creek offers excellent food and courteous service in a casual, contemporary setting ambiance, and also offers a fine dining bar which serves great draft beers, spirit selections, beautiful and delightful wines, all while broadcasting the latest televised sporting events.
We have been in this business since 1988 and since then we have been consistently utilizing the freshest ingredients to prepare our zesty dishes. Our attitude of "going with the flow" has kept us in business for almost three decades.
Today, Pasta Primavera Walnut Creek is an independent restaurant and has no affiliation with any other Pasta Primaveras.
Pasta Primavera Walnut Creek is currently owned by Amir Tehrani (the founder of the original Pasta Primavera) and managed by Allen Pourkhomami.

2997 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Tuseday-Thursday: 11:30am-9:30pm

Friday: 11:30am-10:00pm

Saturday: 12:00pm-10:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Bevmo

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 930-7774

Website:
http://www.pastaprimaverawalnutcreek.com/

Catering:
Family Style

Party Platters
Platters serve 10–12 people.
Each Platter comes with two loaves of bread.
All platters are available in half size.

We will do free delivery on any order
above $150.00

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Look no further than Pasta Primavera Walnut Creek for all your private event such as business meetings to executive lunches, large-scale corporate functions, bridal showers, birthdays, anniversaries, wedding receptions or any other party you have on mind. We’ve got a professional dedicated team that will make sure your event is beautifully executed.
Pasta Primavera Walnut Creek offers a newly remodeled and upgraded televised -screened room that accommodates comfortably up to 35 guests with the choice of different table setting (Long table, conference style, U shape and also separate round tables).
Our professional staff will work with you to determine the best menu options for your event. Smaller parties (up to 15 guests) are welcome to order off our regular menu, while larger parties are welcome to inquire about our offered pre-ordered printed menu designed just for your event.

Pasta Primavera Walnut Creek Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.1

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3.9

value

4.1

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (11)
Casual (8)
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Good for a Date (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Healthy (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Staff asked for our name from the reservation, he left to find it in the computer. About 5 minutes later some comes around asking for names to be put in the list. I told him we have reservation and already gave our name. His exact response was “everyone’s got reservation so give me your name and I’ll put it down on this list because this is what we are using”. I come here often and didn’t appreciate that response. I made reservation 2 weeks in advance to avoid this. In that 5 minutes other people had come in, and their names were ahead of mine.
Food was terrible. My chicken piccata was watery and chicken was like tough sliced boiled chicken. We didn’t get a bread basket till our dinner arrived. I waited for 15 minutes to get a refill.
Best part was getting the tiramisu to go.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Local Italian place that always is a good place to go. I usually get take out food but had a nice meal with a date this time. Will continue to go to Pasta Primarvera.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We were greeted upon entering the restaurant. We arrived early and were seated after a short wait. We were given updates and we appreciated the staff interacting with those waiting to keep everyone up to date. We sat at a nice table in the back room. We enjoyed a very nice dinner. The food was fantastic. The portions were large. It was a nice night out. I’m looking forward to returning. The downside - parking is limited.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious, the setting is nice. It was Valentine's Day, so I was given a rose as we left...nice touch!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

always consistently good.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We often find we have a craving for a good, Italian meal at the end of a long trip. This restaurant is quite close to our house and a good place for us to stop. We always enjoy the food and the service is excellent.
This trip, we had two pastas. One, the Chicken Dijon is a favorite of ours and did not disappoint. The other was the butternut squash with a creamy tomato sauce. The sauce, while very good, overwhelmed the taste of the butternut squash. It was a good dish, but I would prefer to have butternut squash with a less tasty sauce. I find I enjoy it with butter and sage much more.
We had the arugula and spinach with strawberries and peanuts salad which did not disappoint. We ordered a wine that they were out of. The waitress suggested a similar, more expensive wine. We were tired, so opted for a Chianti instead. We skipped dessert. Our craving satisfied, we went home and crashed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The pasta is wonderful and the service is great. We love the sun dried tomatoes pasta the
best.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

They didn't have our reservation when we arrived but the hostess did an excellent job getting us seated without much of a wait.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was excellent. Well prepared, very tasty, with good sized portions. The kitchen was backed-up and the food took quite a while to come out, but we were not in a hurry so this was not a particular problem for us on this occasion. Our server was friendly, very attentive and proactive in keeping us informed regarding the status of our meals. It had been quite a while since we had last been to this restaurant, but we enjoyed the food so much that we will definitely come back again in the foreseeable future.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Twin visiting for family teunion

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nobody greeted us on arrival, when someone was seating us we had no idea until he turned around and looked at us like “are you coming?” It took about 20 minutes to get water after we asked 3 Times.. the waitress broke the cork into our wine.. our appetizer order was taken about 15 minutes in.. and entree order taken just about when we were done with our appetizers.. we never knew where our waitress was but it wasn’t even busy. It was just a mess..

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

When we walked in it was casual and a little noisy due to the crowd. We were seated in a back room which was perfect. We had wine and an app, then our entrees. Everything tasted great, the service was good too. Will go back to this place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I have eaten here before in the past and the recipes for the dishes we ordered has changed dramatically. Food was still good though.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Visit this restaurant frequently. Have been client for more than 15 years. Also visit their other locations. Generally very good service, food quality and quantity is good and is convenient location. Also do frequent take-put service.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Tried the happy hour menu and everything was delicious. Clams, calamari and muscles all wonderful and such a great deal. Perfect amount for two. As usual, a great meal.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Had a great meal at Pasta Primavera, looking forward to going back. There were about 6-8 entrees on the menu that I would have loved to try, but a guy and only eat so much. I took my wife and dinner out for a causal dinner. We brought our own bottle of wine, but they have wine and serve cocktails here also. I had the smoked salmon appetizer and my wife and daughter had the bruschetta. They both had two different chicken Pasta Dishes and I had the Gorgonzola Pasta....all the dishes were great. Ended the meal with cheesecake, tiramisu, and a lava cake:) Cant wait to go back, definitely recommend coming here!

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant with delicious Italian food.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Terrific as always. We've taken to sitting at the bar recently so that Tracy is our waitress.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Located in a little strip mall with limited parking. They could not find our Open Table reservation, but were ready to accommodate our party anyway (I provide a reservation number so they eventually got us into their system). Quite busy and the tables are packed in quite tight. However, we did not really notice the crowd noise. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. We quite enjoyed the quite reasonably priced food. The chicken saltimbocca was tasty. One member of our group had the cioppino which was quite generous and good. A good family dining experience. We will come back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Other than trying to find parking (only a few scant parking spots in front of the restaurant and almost no on-street parking) the food was good, the staff welcoming, kind and prompt. We’ll definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Not enough help out front or in the kitchen. Waited and waited for service and food. Have gone there before and have had a positive experience. Must have been a very off night.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was not up to their usual!! Kind of bland even the tapenade which is my favorite

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was good as was the value. However, we could not get past how rude our server was. Not only did she ignore us after bringing the food, but we were there early enough that it was just us in the dining room aside from one other so we could hear everything she was saying about my boyfriend and I to her co-worker. They both proceeded to stare at us all night, moving from one person to the next as she gossiped and pointed at us. We asked to speak to the manager and were pacified for 15 minutes waiting for the manager who did not come until my boyfriend called the restaurant and asked for him by name. After we told him what happened he apologized and said “how do you want me to make this up to you” which just means I don’t know what you want from me. We didn’t want anything, simply for the staff behavior to be acknowledged and corrected.
Aside from this situation, the food was great. Wine selection was nice and their dessert even was great. I highly recommend their kitchen staff, whom ever was cooking that night. Just be weary of the servers.

Tags: Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very good restaurant and excellent choices? One of our favorite places to go locally. Staff always courteous and attentive.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Pasta Primavera is a neighborhood restaurant just of I-680 north of Treat. The menu is not huge which usually means that they make the limited dishes very well - and Pasta Primavera doesn’t disappoint. The Caesar salads were really good and don’t miss the bread and dipping sauce. The special was Chicken Rigitoni which was really tasty and really hot, which is good. They are only too happy to modify dishes to suit the patrons as proven by my wife ordering the seafood mixed plate over linguine with a pesto sauce - her favorite - instead of the spicy marinara sauce that it was listed with. It turned out great - they should put it on the menu that way! The other couple we were with had salmon dishes and since they are known for their seafood, the dishes looked great and from the evidence of the clean plates must have been so. The bill was very reasonable and will will certainly be going back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went as two couples who have been friends for over 25 years. We ordered two salads, each split between a couple. We had 4 entrees, which we shared 4 ways. And we finished with 2 desserts. We split a bottle of Pino Grigio. The salads: one was spinach (with bacon), other spinach and arugula. Both we served split on two plates. Dressing light and nice. We asked for a received extra plates on which to share our entrees. The dishes were the bread and butter dishes, a bit small, but larger plates may have overwhelmed the table. We put the entrees in the center; the waitress brought us extra spoons and forks. We had fun dividing things up. All of us agreed the best dish was the Dijon Chicken, followed closely by the Butternut Squash Ravioli. These received an A+ and an A respectively. The Veal Piccota was a strong B with a good citrus taste. But the Paella was not up to the other three dishes. The wine was good with all the dishes. Our desserts were the lemon tart (not on the menu but it seems to be there whenever we go) and the semifreddi. The tart is really nice with a tart taste that gets cut with the wiped cream. The semifreddi is espresso ice cream with wiped cream. Good but not creative. The ice cream was smooth and free of ice crystals. The waitress had fun with us. We asked for a lot and she was on the spot with good, friendly service. We have eaten there before and she thought she recognized us. After we paid, when the restaurant had slowed down, we had a bit of a conversation with her about this and that, which was nice. All in all, a good evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We love eating here as the food is fantastic and the staff provides outstanding service.

They serve the best seafood jambalaya and salmon dill pasta.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

When I have a craving for spaghetti and meatballs I prefer Pasta Primavera over Chow or Mary's Pizza Shack

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

our server is always in a hurry when she serves us.. like when i ask something 2 items, she only hears the first and left... then we waited for our server for our bill that takes like about 7-10 minutes, then 7-10 minutes to pay,,,,

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Delicious Italian food with attentive service. I especially like the veal saltimbocca - I have it every time I eat here. Also very good desserts.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Have not been in awhile, but glad we did. Food is always very good and hot. Our server was top notch and other staff also very attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We're regulars at Pasta Primavera because the food and the service are consistently great. We eat there at least twice a month (sometimes more).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We felt rushed as soon as we got there... ordered cocktails and 1 beer.. the beer was served right away but the cocktails didn't come until the salad had been served... we had thought we'd have a cocktail and then order wine but we were forced to drink the cocktail with the food. The music was too peppy for fine dining and too loud where we were sitting. We asked that they turn it down some and they did. The food was good as usual but it was not a soothing pleasurable dining experience. There were no people waiting and some empty tables when we left so I don't understand the rush. We'll be back because we love the food but I wish they would slow down and think of the customer's experience instead of their own schedule.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent and tender veal. The chicken pesto pasta was outstanding.
Overall a good meal and reasonably priced. Parking is a pain. Thats the only downside.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Love their cheese ravioli! Service is always good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Best cocktails ever. Salmon in balsamic reduction to die for

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Our go-to (meaning go to 3-4 times a month) pasta restaurant. Everything is delicious and the service is consistently excellent. Can't go wrong w/the butternut squash ravioli and this is my favorite house salad (always fresh and crisp).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2017

I had a business lunch and everything was great. We had excellent pasta that was served quickly. The service was outstanding. We received just the right amount of attention. We stayed for 2 hours discussing business and were not rushed. I highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We were in Walnut Creek for the weekend and had not been back to area for a few years. Food was good, service was excellent. Our only disappointment were a couple of menu items we liked were not available any longer but things change and we still enjoyed our dinners.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I have eaten at this restaurant many times over the past 12 years. The food is always good, and the one time I did get a pasta dish with chicken breast, the breast was very tough and dry. When I mentioned it to our waitress, she graciously took it back and gave me a new order which was superb, not only in taste but service. I do find the bar drinks somewhat pricey. The atmosphere is very tastefully done and beautiful. I would highly recommend giving it a try.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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