Primavera

4.6
78 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Primavera has known many lives as both restaurant and residence. Originally built by a member of the Purdy family, one of the original settlers in the area, it was also known as the 1864 House, so named for its date of construction. Although the building has been renovated several times, the bones of the house are still recognizable, especially as one looks up to the charming garret, whose flat roof, sometimes called a widow’s walk, often served as an observation platform.

Mona Trattoria, a family-operated Italian restaurant that operated for some 30 years, followed after the home was converted to a restaurant. In 2002, actor Stanley Tucci bought it and renamed it Finch Tavern, renovating it with dark wood shutters and soft yellow banquettes that feel fresh today. In 2006, Jimmy Gjevukaj and his family took over the premises and relaunched the restaurant as Primavera, continuing the tradition of fine Italian dining in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
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vipDeenaC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful sinner

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, good portions (not too large), low-capacity seating, great service.

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Janet
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional. Best fish my husband ever had was his exact words. So accommodating with allergies, etc. just a great place!

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RonY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reservation was on time no waiting. The food was awesome and the service was better especially for a holiday weekend.

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LauraM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with great service. Definitely not a kid place. Very quiet atmosphere.

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vipFoodie1016
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time dining at Primavera. Food and service was decent considering it was a busy Saturday night. Will be back again.

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vip8alot
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff, excellent service and food delicious!

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vipjeh61
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, excellent food and service. Can’t wait to return !

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JenniferG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here and the food was excellent and the cocktails were delicious!

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JeannetteD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Reserved a table for 5, was seated at a table for 4 in small side room.
The room was crowded with large parties and very loud!
Social distancing between tables was questionable and felt uncomfortable since guests did not wear masks.
As longtime customers, we were very disappointed with the food.
Had to request olive oil for the bread, which usually comes with it.
Gnocchi entrée was very overcooked and mushy.
Asked if the Filet Mignon from main menu was medallions or whole - was told it was one piece, but it came as medallions. It was ordered medium rare, but served medium well.
It was served without the peppercorn sauce, so had to request it.
Servers seemed overworked, but were friendly and made a great effort, so would highly rate the service.
Overall, disappointed with the evening, especially since it was a celebration for my husbands 60th birthday.
Oh...and no changing table in rest room to change my grand-daughter's diaper.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

All good .... food and service
Delicious meals
Service could have been more attentive

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GeneH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. 2nd time there. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants.
All the meals ordered were delishish, & seafood was fresh.

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JohnF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Old World meets New World in this Upper Westchester Italian-themed restaurant. Attentive service with new twists to traditional dishes. A go-to place for solid food.

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vipGary
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so comfortable, the service is exceptional and you feel like you're at an upscale restaurant. While the meals are above average cost for Italian, the menu is great with lots of nice seafood options. Nice drinks and wine as well.

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KristenS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was great and everything came out perfectly. Would recommend this place to others.

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vipCamilleL
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Primavera is one of our favorites and it never disappoints. They are accommodating, friendly, food is delish, service is amazing. Can’t wait to go back

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PatrickD
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience!! Definitely one of the best restaurants in Westchester. If you looking for real Italian food this is it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service!!

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vipJoeL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great but tables too close together for COVID-19

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CathyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Valentines dinner , food , service and ambiance fantastic. Will def go back!

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Dean
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Was very disappointed. The chicken francese was very mushy. The shrimp francese tasted off and the clams oreganata was very chewy. The deserts and wine were good but the prices were out of control.

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DanC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food tasted like it was cooked a day early and served like leftovers that came out of the fridge. Way overpriced for the food and service, and while I left a nice tip, it was only because of the strife of food service workers in this pandemic age. But quite frankly, we left and said "that was a waste of good money. Extremely dissapointed.

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FrankM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS DELICIOUS.WAITERS WERE EXCELLENT.ALL AROUND GREAT TIME.I WOULD HIGHLY RECCOMEND PRIMAVERA.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Sub-par food for the price and for the lofty, fine-dining “aesthetic” that Primavera exudes and promises. Service was lovely, and we greatly enjoyed the heating lamps.

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missy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Servers were attentive, food was wonderful!

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vipMarycayn
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Carpaccio di Manzo is perfect! And save room for dessert-bananas/strawberries flame is outstanding!

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vipDeenaC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Will definitely return!!!

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JaimeP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would highly recommend have excellent food and service.

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Colin
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and kind waiters very helpful food was outstanding

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Jack
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch, all aspects. There were only 4 patrons in the entire restaurant which was great for social distancing but not good for the establishment. Highly recommend, we need to keep good restaurants in business.

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vipMarycayn
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love dinner and the banana/strawberry flame dessert is a MUST!!

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Michael
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall we will be back. Far as food you get plenty and prepared perfectly. My Halibut the lemon was over powering, wifes Scallops & Risotto perfect.Would definitely recommend.

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scotts
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual; Very slow Sunday evening. Portions are large; wine list is extensive.

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Bruce
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Restaurant Week. My wife ordered from the regular menu, I from the fixed price Restaurant Week menu. Food from both was excellent. Service was courteous, quick and efficient, all with masks. Table spacings were safely socially distant. A great experience all around.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

They were a little heavy on the sauce. I had the chicken parm and it was ¾ sauce, but was good. My wife had the ravioli and it too was ¾ sauce. Oh and $10 for a glass of wine is insane. I can go other places with the same or more quality and get a glass of wine for damn near half that. Some guy sitting in the other corner of the room was so loud talking about everyone's business. Assuming clients he was taking about with the guy at the table with him. Every other word out of his mouth was the F word. Assuming a "regular" because of how he was talking to the staff. Shooing them away half the time when they came over to ask if they needed anything and not even making eye contact with them. Plus his phone was on high volume and kept going off and he was also watching videos with the volume up all the way. If he is there the next time I go back I will not stay. That's all I need while I'm trying to have a meal with my wife and or children. F this, F him, F that and hear other people's business from him.

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TonyC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Jimmy the manager working under stressful circumstances with Corona virus still had staff and kitchen well prepared. Tables were separated, staff was attentive but was obviously giving extra space to patrons. Food spectacular as always. Even got a Happy Birthday song from singing waiter (sorry maybe Tom but not sure) . Will definitely be back soon

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VirginiaS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh and so delicious. Their fish is fresh and seasoned to perfection. They are more than happy to attend to the customer's requests. Whether you dine in or take out you won't be disappointed!

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WayneE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice quiet meal with good service in a lovely old mansion.

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steadyred
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of Westchester.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food. Loved the quiet ambiance.

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Primavera is rated 4.6 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.