Primavera Ristorante

4.4
655 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
PrimaverA ristorante serves both quality interpretations of classic Italian dishes and daring new ventures into the new territories of food. Our restaurant offers the choice to watch the art of cooking as it occurs in the open-kitchen main dining room or with the nearly year-round beautiful weather that allows for our guests to enjoy the action of the surrounding area and fresh air, dining on our outdoor side patio. The bar and lounge dining area is certainly open for all guests enjoying lounge setting for both lunch and dinner service. For drinks, we offer a well thought for and premium handcrafted cocktails & beers created and chosen by our manager as well as an ever evolving Wine-List with plenty of choices by the glass. For larger groups and more private dining, our Tuscan Banquet dining room is open every day for all party sizes when availability permits. Catering and preparing Food for large groups for offsite delivery is accepted by prior arrangement.
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T
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Pastas way oversauced. This Italian restaurant should learn from Italian cooks!

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AG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great and the service is super!

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NN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Service, Drink,Food was Great!
Be sure to ask for the Waiter, Nobu the fellow with the unique Mustache!
Norman Nonken

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a party of 5 and celebrated a birthday for my 82 year old step dad. We all loved our food and dessert. It was a little noisy due to being so close to the kitchen but it was fine.

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RT
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service (EVA waitress) could not be better. We ordered the Jambalaya and salmon in dill sauce. Fantastic!

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J
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

In the past, we have always liked the food. However, my friend and I shared the Bowtie pasta with chicken but found it was pretty oily (greasy). That was the first time I found it to be that way. Also, the caesar salad had no garlic/lemon flavor and was just bland. Also my friend's husband who had meatballs and spaghetti said the meatballs were dry and overcooked. So sorry to tell you this, but we have always enjoyed the food in the past and hope it was just a one-time occurrence.

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R
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites...and we eat a lot of good food and great places. We've been there a number of times and NEVER disappointed. The noise is just the right amount of "successful place and energy" but not annoying. Food is fantastic. Balances nice portions with flavor. Love the butternut squash ravioli and the seafood pasta (with light olive oil sauce). Wine selections are great about appropriately priced.

There is no pretense here...just really great tasting food and good atmosphere for any day of the week.

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OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was very good and the food was just above expectations.

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m
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service!

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D
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice atmosphere and good service. I did request a table in a quieter area which I know can be hard accommodate, but we had other tables with 4 or more all around so it was harder to hear friends across the table. We still had a nice evening!

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ET
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and Service Never Disappoint !! A bit on the noisy side, but still work coming to

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CK
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The location to my office is great and the food never disappoints. I find the prices reasonable and the wine selection great. Food is always prepared fresh and taste is amazing.

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S
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had their swordfish w/ risotto. Very good, but the swordfish was a little overcooked, and even though the menu said the risotto had creamy lemon, I would have preferred not to have the lemon flavor in the risotto.
(I didn't notice it on the menu.)
Nice variety on menu.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always good service and yummy food!

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EB
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Nice casual Italian dining. Pretty crowded, so reservations are a good idea. Friendly conversations between tables was nice. Bartender served up a bright blue something-or-other, when we asked for a daquiri. That's disturbing. We sent it back and were not charged for it. Food was good and portions generous. Lamb shank was great. Salmon (slightly overcooked) was way too covered with capers, when the dish was supposed to be Salmon DILL. All-in-all, we would try this place again.

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5
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our very favorites with great food, reasonable prices, and attentive service.

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LS
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is good but service is just ok. We bought a bottle of wine and the server never came by to refill our glasses. I feel the good is a bit over priced for pasta dishes.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was tasty and wonderful. Just a little disappointed that Birthday was not celebrated with something special.

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CK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to this restaurant for years even before the name change.

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JT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The food is amazing, the service is prompt and courteous. The prices fit the food.

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P
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The menu changed with the New Year; our favorite pear and strawberry salad is now entrée size only. Our waiter brought the wrong salad, but the error was quickly corrected. The linguine was overcooked and was not adequately drained; the meatballs, however, were great. The chocolate lava cake is every bit as good as in the past. This remains one of the noisiest restaurants in the area on Saturday nights, so go for the food, not the conversation.

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R
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It's a solid Italian restaurant that has survived the San Ramon restaurant scene slaughter!! Always busy and the food is very good. Neighborhood gem!!

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

There was a hair under my salmon. I told the server. She took it and brought me a new dish. Not one word from a manager, nor an apology. An acknowledgment in this type of situation in a restaurant is at the very least customary. We felt perhaps hair in the dishes is not a big deal to this restaurant as maybe it happens often.

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EB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went on New years Eve and despite it being quiet busy we didn't have to wait long for our food, which was very nicely prepared. Also though they closed at 8.30 they were not in a hurry for us to leave even after 9pm

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

New year eve, early in the evening.

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l
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited on New Year's Eve. We had a lovely table, great service and the food was delicious. Can't wait to go again and try a different dish.

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BD
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always delicious! Service is hit and miss...not consistent. Everyone is very nice, but they miss opportunities with the customers because they are not always attentive. Food was deeeeee-lish!!

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C
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have had lunch and dinner here many times and the food is always excellent...And the service is outstanding!!

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MD
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent, always delicious quality food. Service was excellent tonigjt

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and staff, lovey ambiance, enjoyed it very much

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SN
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood place. Very good food. Early lunch on Christmas Eve and the restaurant was quiet.

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DB
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, the food and service was great. I understand due to holidays, there were more tables made available. It was a bit ackward for two to sit on a bench seat at round table.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Even with a reservation made well in advance we got a table right next to where they bring out food and stack plates. Reviews online made this place look very appealing for a nice date but I honestly was embarrassed when showing up.
Yes, the food was good but the whole experience felt like I was dining in at a "quick bite" kind of place.

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G
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Ford very good. Service was excellent despite being very busy. Would definitely do a repeat.

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s
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I have eaten here for many many years. The food quality has been consistent over the years and always good. The wait staff is friendly and welcoming. We would recommend this restaurant highly!

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JF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our company luncheon was great and the food overall was delicious. However, one of my employees informed the waiter that they could not have any type of dairy products. But when he brought the meatball sandwich it had melted cheese on it. My employee did not realize it had the cheese until he ate nearly half the sandwich. He was then ill for the rest of the day. Make sure you verify your waiter has made any food allergies clear to the chef before you eat it.

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TH
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was great, they seated us timely, we had great food. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. They were serving some large holiday parties and everyone was happy.

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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Really like this restaurant a lot . It was great food and great service ! So noisy though ...couldn’t have a decent conversation .

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great experience as usual

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PD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Too noisy. We had to shout across the table. And the service was very slow this time. We have had much better service in the past.

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