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About Primavera Ristorante- Coronado

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

932 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5 - 10 p.m.

Cross Street:
9th & 10th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 435-0454

Website:
http://www.primavera1st.com/

Catering:
We would love to cater your celebration or party in our private dining room.

Parking Details:
We offer a small private parking lot for our patrons behind the restaurant and several other parking options on Orange Ave.

Public Transit:
MTS Bus stop on Orange Ave. in front of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Jorge Gonzalez

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

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

Primavera Ristorante- Coronado Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (24)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Quiet Conversation (18)
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Good for a Date (18)
Romantic (16)
Authentic (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Cozy (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Business Meals (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Casual (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Seasonal (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Organic (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 5, 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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·Dined on February 3, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent meal! We will go there on future visit!

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing.. best waiter ever... 20 hrs experience

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Primavera is our all-time favorite Coronado restaurant.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Elegant, old school atmosphere . Staff were all professional, efficient, and friendly. Food was delicious, and attractively displayed. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We were very impressed by the quality and value of Primavera. The food was well prepared with fresh ingredients and the service was superb. 5 stars all around ! Cheers

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Another superior meal at Primavera

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always great!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Just me and spouse for a winter break in Primavera. We know that they menu, built on sound foundations, varies with season and times. The specials are great and hard to resist. For veggie and fish fans like us, there is plenty to choose from. The Hendrick's Martini was fabulous, the service was just right. Most importantly, we love to share dishes and the staff divided them (very generously!).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always our choice for birthday and anniversary celebrations and we are never disappointed!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This was our first time at the restaurant and we will definitely return. The food was great. They do have happy hour and I would like to try it sometime.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Since it was NYE they had a prix fix menu. Great options and the food was really good. The service was seriously lacking. Water was left empty, food took forever to come out, and getting a dirty plate off of the table was like pulling teeth. Funnily enough, the tables around us didn't have the same issue. I had previously read a review that said they also had issues with service, but older guests around them received prompt service. That review seemed to conclude their poor service was due to their young (or perceived young) age and I would have to agree. We won't be back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I have been eating at this restaurant for many years because it has consistently been delicious food served in an elegant environment. However, my wife, daughter and I were disappointed when we dined there on New Years Eve. First of, the waiters were no longer in their Tuxedos which added elegance to dining. Instead they were wearing ties. Two of us ordered the filet mignon from the fixed menu. Normally, this is absolutely wonderful, but not tonight. The meat was served warm at best and was not tender as normal. My beat salad was mediocre at best. I don't know if the restaurant is under new ownership or if they have changed chefs, but we were all quite disappointed with our dining experience. This restaurant has always been quite expensive but we were happy to pay more for what used to be exquisite food, in an elegant atmosphere, served by great waiters in tuxedos. We will probably give it one more chance, but if the New Years Eve experience repeats itself, we will not be back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Just wanted pasta.. wow we had that and more!
Excellent staff.. we were seated in the upper part and we loved that.. usually sit downstairs. Food fantastic, had my pasta. Wonderful wine.. everything was first rate ..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I have been here numerous times before tonight but it was a first date and a birthday. The service as always is impeccable and the staff are always courteous and cater to your every need.
The food is just as fantastic and the deserts are to die for.
My date was very impressed and that is something.
Well done to the staff and a big thank you for your attention to our every need.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My husband and I were visiting from Scottsdale. This was our second visit. This time it was Christmas Eve dinner. Food, and service was outstanding. We will recommend this restaurant to friends and most certainly return next time we are in Coronado.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The wait staff and service was excellent. This restaurant is consistently good over the years.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We love Primavera and visit every time we come to Coronado (a fav. getaway). Service is just top notch. The food is not avant garde, but "classic," and pretty much superbly prepared across the board.

This trip, they accommodated my wife, a vegetarian, with a made-veggie risotto (including fresh fig!). The menu is not veggie heaven, but my wife has always done very well, if you ask. I had a pasta Bolognese, which was in my opinion on par with the best I have had in Bologna. Bolognese is one of my test dishes that I frequently try in order to compare Italian restaurants. Their carbonara is a similar favorite of mine. We even got a really good sale price on a wine we like, Silverado Chardonnay. I think they have these wine sales regularly (maybe Wednesdays?); check it out.

Might be classified "expensive," but we gave it a "very good" value rating for all the wonderful things they do for the price. Ambience is up-scale and quiet, and we've done both romantic dinners and family get-togethers.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Outstanding

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our recent visit with family from out of town exceptional. They graciously accommodated our party of ten. We all agreed that our meals were delicious and the service was excellent. We’re looking forward to our next meal there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Old school Italian. If it's not on the menu, they will make it for you.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Was told the carbonara was authentic,
It was NOT. Sticky alfredo sauce. Just be honest!
Our server was put off by my husband and I sharing a meal (we ALWAYS tip as if we both had a meal...we just don't like to waste food, and we're staying in a hotel). Server didn't return ONCE after food was served. Not to even bid us goodnight.
Disappointed in service, and food.
Cute place.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Everything from greeting, service and food was an A+

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My manager and her business guests enjoyed and liked very much the Primavera Ristorante.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent food ,great atmosphere and the service was very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Both my wife and I were impressed by Primavera. The service was attentive without being overly so. The food was terrific. I think the Osso Buco was probably the best we've ever had and their Expresso was one of the finest we've enjoyed. We'll be returning here for certain.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The best Italian food, and the waiters are professional and so nice!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great value for the money. One of our favourite restaurants in Coronado.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Awesome! Food was awesome! Loved it! Best pasta dish every had!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Son home
From college

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

GREAT FOOD AND AMBIANCE ...WOULD RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT TO EVERYONE

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delightful!!! Excellent service. Superb food.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Food and service were excellent!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was awesome! From our server, to the bartender who gave us special attention, to the bus staff. Definately a keeper go to place!

Tags: Business Meals, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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