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Primavera Ristorante- Coronado

4.7
662 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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"Primavera Ristorante has a long-standing reputation for being one of San Diego’s finest Italian Restaurants. Located in the heart of Coronado and voted one of four best Italian restaurants out of the hundreds surveyed by Zagat. Primavera Ristorante features Northern Italian cuisine, with additional options rivaling top steakhouses and fine seafood restaurants. Among its newest upgrades, Primavera Ristorante features comfortable outside dining, a stylish yet comfortable dining room, and a full-service bar. Primavera has received top awards from Zagat, Trip Advisor, Coronado Lifestyle Magazine, OpenTable and more. We believe our success is based not only on our fine cuisine but on the excellence in customer service provided by our team.” - Denise Stavros, Operations Manager
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly: 5 - 10 p.m.
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Phone number
(619) 435-0454
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Moore
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Catering
We would love to cater your celebration or party in our private dining room.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
9th & 10th
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Parking details
We offer a small private parking lot for our patrons behind the restaurant and several other parking options on Orange Ave.

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Public transit
MTS Bus stop on Orange Ave. in front of the restaurant.
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 5-7 p.m.
Mondays: $5.00 Martini Night in our bar!
Tortellini Tuesday
Wednesday Wine Night: up to 50% off selected wines
Thursday Date Night
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 662 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great place!! Good food good service.. it’s a go to place for us every month or so.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was excellent as always. Calamari cooked perfectly. Veal was delicious. Service was nearby but not intrusive. Thoroughly pleasant evening.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always special, always great food and service

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellence Italian dining. This is a small family owned restaurant. We have dined here many times and enjoyed it. We will be back when we are in San Diego!!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

As always, food was excellent and delicious, however, the sangria was not sweet at all, we returned it once and came back tasting the same, like red wine with a lot of ice

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Limited menu of traditional Italian food with a fresh flair. Quiet and intimate. Service was just the right level of care. Bar created a cocktail for hubby. Wait staff got us out in time for curtain at the theatre.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Wonderful as always! 😊

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Will definitely go again

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We enjoyed our meal while visiting from out of town. Great pasta dishes and both our entrees were excellent

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been too. When we walked in the door till we walked out, everything was exceptional! The food was amazing, the service was polite and professional and the wine list was comprehensive.
The cost is comparable to any true fine dinning experience.
This will be a place we will certainly visit many more times.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Food was excellent and the waiter was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My husband and I along with my daughter and son in law had dinner at your restaurant this past weekend. The food, service , and atmosphere was wonderful. However I was disappointed to notice on the bill that there was a split charge of $4.00 for our salads. We got 2 salads which incurred a $8.00 charge on our bill. I understand that is your policy but I feel that we should has been n made aware of that charge. Out waiter should have informed us regarding the extra charge.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Truly outstanding experience. One of the best Italian restaurants I have ever experienced. The osso bucco was amazing. This restaurant should not be missed!

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2.0Dined on April 23, 2018

I would NOT return to Primavera. The food and service were lacking.
I told the waiter I had food allergies--allergic to wheat. My entree was served with GARLIC BREAD on TOP OF THE FOOD! Do they understand about food allergies and cross contamination? I ordered additional vegetables with my entree-- never arrived. The Cioppino was terrible--very salty, not much other flavor, the fish was like cardboard--dry and tasteless. The broth was terrible.
The web site is misleading. They highlight gluten free deserts--cheesecake and flourless chocolate cake. The flourless chocolate cake does not exist. The cheesecake has a bottom crust the is made from FLOUR-- so it IS NOT GLUTEN FREE. Offering to " cut off the crust " is NOT GLUTEN free. Deceptive web info and a staff that needs food and allergy education.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Our experience was so good we returned the next day for dinner

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Our server was great, but I don't recall his name. Has been there forever. Swordfish was truly outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The linguine with clams were the best I have ever had and a very generous portion. My husband had the filet which was cooked to perfection. What an enjoyable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This venue is a must for San Diego dinning ; clearly in the top 5 .
If your seated in Arturo and Manny's section be prepared for exceptional service and recommendations for both food and wine. The menu is top shelf but the specials on this Saturday evening were extraordinary.... opah canneloni, baked barramundi, or munkfish. Starters were top quality and wine selection was well paired.
Not inexpensive, but this small ristorante is worth the price.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Sophisticated modern Italian decor in a relatively small restaurant. Multi-level seating provided a feeling of privacy. Interesting and different Italian food choices, well prepared and presented.
Decent wine list. Could use a few more wine choices on the lower end Italian wines.
Service was excellent. Limited parking but not a problem on a weeknight. All in all, a very satisfying dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

As usual a great meal and even better service will be back soon

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were there for the Easter brunch. The food was great. The Bloody Mary was too small for the price but was good.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Loved this place. Loved it so much we are returning with a bigger group. Delicious food and excellent service. Some of the best food in Coronado

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This is an excellent Italian restaurant. The bruschetta was easily the best I've ever eaten. Our waiter, Omar, was professional and helpful.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Very great place to eat. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Coronado.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

High priced slightly above average food.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Fourth straight year we’ve come to Coronado for a stay. Prima Vera is a must at least once each year. Love everything about it.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I am an admitted Italian food snob. Primavera was phenomenal. So good, in fact, that we returned for a second night during our short trip to Coronado. The Osso Bucco was divine. The risotto incredible. The pappardelle bolognese was one of the best I’ve ever had anywhere. The grilled artichokes and the bruschetta were also great appetizers. My only regret was that we didn’t have room for dessert! Can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Highly recommend- everything was terrific!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Attendant staff and good meal.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Very Good. Food is delicius

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

An excellent experience. Extremely accommodating for our group dinner. A great night out for our business group.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Atmosphere is on the formal side, low lighting, banquettes, etc. Food was not as good as it has been in the past. Overall it was a nice meal. Good service. We have been here before. maybe it will be a while until we return.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

This was a wonderful choice for our 27th wedding anniversary...the salad with pears was exceptional. My lamb chops were delicious. My husband got the carbonara and really loved it too! They comped us tiramisu for dessert and it was the perfect ending! Loved this place so much. We will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

What an amazing Valentines Day menu! Absolutely exceptional. The filet mignon was perfect. The atmosphere is sophisticated and very romantic. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Arturo was amazing as was the entire staff. Such a hidden secret...gem of a restaurant.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was really good. However, we ordered a appetizer at the bar prior to our reservation. It took 30 minutes before it was severed to our reservation table.
I will try another Italian restaurant next time I go to Coronado.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent service staff, knowledgeable and very attentive. Good well presented and flavorful.

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2018

We went to Primavera SPECIFICALLY to have a nice quiet elegant dinner and avoid the Super Bowl. We thought this restaurant would be great for that. There were other diners that were obviously there for that reason also...well the nice quiet ambiance with the nice relaxing music was shattered because of a lone slightly drunk women at the bar who felt it her duty to applaud and yell loudly at every play for her team. She was also encouraged by the bartender to get into e game as he seemed to be watching also.
As a matter of fact, even though we were at the far back table and the bar was at the front, the partition opening lent itself to the tv noise...especially when she said "turn up the tv".. which the bartender did willingly. We could tell other diners were getting annoyed.
We were going to order dessert and after dinner drinks, but left instead to have it somewhere else.
The manager shouldn't have even had the tv on. It was obvious diners were there to avoid the game and the sports "ambiance. "

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

From start to finish, this was one of the best dining experiences I have had. Admittedly, I am not a frequent visitor of the more upscale (or expensive) restaurants around, so my experiences may be skewed a bit. However, the staff was excellent, very attentive and always seemed to be smiling! What a great atmosphere! Now, the food was something else, it was phenomenal. From the appetizer of the stuffed mushroom to our entrees, all was well worth the price. I only felt bad that I was unable to eat all of the wonderful risotto, it was my first ever -- and it was to die for! The meal was finished with a complementary dessert and coffee, which made it feel even better (if that were possible!). If I am ever in this area again for a special occasion, I will certainly be returning here to relive the experience.

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