Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. San Diego
  4. San Diego
  5. Downtown
Caffe Primo, San Diego, CA

Caffe Primo

3.3
3.3
8 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Caffe Primo in San Diego, CA has a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. It is a popular place to dine and grab some coffee in the downtown area and is a nice place to gather with a few friends. Caffe Primo has some great shared plates to try. The Sicilian meatballs, crispy calamari, chicken wings and parmesan truffle fries are tasty options. You can also enjoy the spaghetti & meatballs, rigatoni, spicy chicken Cajun pasta and the jalapeno bacon mac & cheese. Caffe Primo has some nice dessert options too if you want to finish the meal with something sweet. The Black Forest cake and the tiramisu are good choices.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Order delivery or takeout

There’s more to explore

Discover countless more restaurants like this one with our app.

Scan the QR code to discover countless more restaurants like this one with our app.

Open app

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Monday- Friday- 10am -9pm Sat - Sun - 9am - 10PM
  • Phone number
    (619) 798-3488
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    For Catering, please contact (619) 798-3488
  • Private party contact
    Ben C.: (619) 798-3488
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    14th and Market
  • Parking details
    There is paid and free parking locate around east village with very close walking distance to Caffe Primo
  • Public transit
    Park and Market Trolley Stop
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.3
3.3 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

8 Reviews
  1. HungryJack

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    When in San Diego on business, I set up breakfast meetings for two different days with different clients. To be sure that we were able to meet promptly, I made Open Table reservations. Imagine my surprise and embarrassment when I arrived at the restaurant to see a paper sign on the door announcing it had changed it's hours as was not open. So much for my reservation and so much for a productive meeting.

    Is this helpful?

  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the food!

    Is this helpful?

  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious! Great service.

    Is this helpful?

  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice evening dinner for San Diego Restaurant Week with my out of town guest and my toddler. Comfortable seating which is a big plus for me. Huge space, great menu. Our service was average, and kitchen was slow getting our dishes but I believe that may have been a one-off. Overall, I would go back during the day for their smoothies and try other offerings.

    Is this helpful?

  5. Foodie4life

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I went to Caffe Primo for restaurant week with 4 other girls around happy hour which were great prices. The food was good, some of us got the featured dinner but the service was pretty awful. Happy hour ended at 6 and I usually like a heads up from the server in case you want to get anything else in. After dinners & apps were brought out, it took 30 minutes for someone to check on us. There were maybe 3 other tables. It turned out fine bc we were all talking and digesting/waiting for dessert but that was seriously insane!

    Is this helpful?

  6. Stretch92009

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The best way I could describe the ambience is: "confused". They have wonderful food, nice moody lighting, and cool tables/booth and bar seating. But, the first few things I saw when I walked in were really disorienting: - A cooler with soda and water is displayed as if I were in line at an airport or in a lunch deli. - A massive sign in front of the register displaying all of the breakfast smoothies I could order at 8p.m. - A visible cash register on a bar next to the smoothie sign with a Far Niete wood box on the counter, overfilled with jalepeno potato chip bags. Again, a airport / deli vibe. Is this a sit down restaurant, a deli, a breakfast place, a bar, or what? Our server was incredibly kind and helpful. Also, the food was impressively good... Really, really good. Think Pan Bon good. Really good. Their wine list is pretty awful, except for the Force of Nature red blend, which they were out of stock. My SO tried the Vigneti Zabu Nero D' Avola and it tasted like a combination of turned wine and dishwasher soap. We shared our experience with the wait staff and asked instead of the William Hill cab. Meh, but do-able.

    Is this helpful?

  7. ProfTom

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Reasonable price, decent food, good service, but too large an open area for a romantic dinner. It's not enticing to enter a large open almost open restaurant. Owner needs to devide up the area or turn it into a sports bar

    Is this helpful?

  8. shesdope

    San Diego

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New place. Very chill! Good food and wine and beer. Nice East Village spot!

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Caffe Primo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 798-3488.

Caffe Primo is rated 3.3 stars by 8 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Caffe Primo

1330 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    14th and Market
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Monday- Friday- 10am -9pm Sat - Sun - 9am - 10PM
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is paid and free parking locate around east village with very close walking distance to Caffe Primo
  • Public transit
    Park and Market Trolley Stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo