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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. Earning top awards from Zagat, Trip Advisor, Diner’s Choice, Coronado Lifestyle Magazine, OpenTable and other dining accolades, Chef Jorge González has an impressive background and experience, receiving his degree in Culinary Arts and Management from the Culinary Arts School in México. 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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Treat your sweetheart to an intimate three-course prix fixe dinner and drinks. Kick off the night with a Kiss on the Lips, our featured cocktail.

Primavera Ristorante- Coronado Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (20)
Romantic (18)
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Quiet Conversation (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Cozy (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Authentic (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Business Meals (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

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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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 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 6, 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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food5
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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food4
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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food3
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 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 27, 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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food5
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 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 24, 2017

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

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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 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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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on December 18, 2017

Outstanding

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 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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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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food5
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·Dined on December 9, 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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food3
ambience5
service3
value3

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything from greeting, service and food was an A+

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·Dined on November 30, 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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food5
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 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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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 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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·Dined on November 19, 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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food4
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service5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Son home
From college

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delightful!!! Excellent service. Superb food.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food and service were excellent!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 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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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The restaurant was recommended by another guest at our hotel for the lobster ravioli. She said it was the best she ever had and the dish did not disappoint when we were there. The chef's special was mahi-mahi and was extremely delicious. I would definitely recommend this two others. The service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wow, excellent food my compliments to the chef! We ordered the salmon and the chef special “sea bass” both were cooked to perfection and just delicious. Service was a little slow but it was a very busy night! Definitely worth going!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Coronado. The menu seems to have been pared back a bit but still many excellent choices and the food was superb. Our server, Omar, was awesome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (El Paso)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always great ....never disappoint.... Service, food

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Awesome local Italian food. After we ate there, we found out from many locals that is their go to place with family and friends. The lobster ravioli was awesome. The reservation was the right way to go. This is a small restaurant and definitely worth going so having the table waiting is the best way to go. Loved it!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

So glad we discovered this lovely restaurant. The ambiance and comfy seating is so great , .the service is old world and the food is the best.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were thinking n town for the weekend and decided to try the restaurant. Sorry we did will not be back. For a slow night in Coronado service was terrible and food was sub par.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Fantastic dinner here on a Sunday night. The restaurant is not large so reservations are advised. Nice atmosphere with music in the background. Good service (thank you, Omar). My wife had one of the night's special, sea bass & it was simply amazing & HUGE. I had the lamb chops & they were expertly prepared. Tiramisu was the fitting conclusion to a wonderful dining experience. We'll return when we're back in Coronado.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Four of us went to celebrate a special occasion. The setting and ambiance were very nice and the service attentive. Three of us ordered the calamari - two said they could cut it with a fork, but the third was extremely tough, Not sure why. Otherwise all was good,

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We came to celebrate my wife's birthday and were well taken care of. Our service was wonderful and so was the food. The ambiance is warm and inviting. The bartender makes great martinis and manhattans.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Went for my birthday dinner. Service very good here, attractive setting and relaxed atmosphere. Food good but not great. Had the sea bass special which was good but not as flavorful as some I had recently in San Francisco . My husband's pasta dish was quite flavorful and a good size portion. Tiramisu was very light, melted in your mouth!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Had the special - with homemade pesto, pasta and scallops. It was an amazing dish. Really wish it was on the regular menu. Very romantic and cozy restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent food even better service. A wonderful all around dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Nürnberg)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service. We'll be back.

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