Primavera Ristorante

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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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DM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food fantastic service. Will definitely go there again.

l
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Go here frequently for dinner with friends and family. Chicken Parmesan is my currently favorite. Crust of the chicken is perfectly crisp and covered with a gooey cheese layer. It sits on pasta that has been perfectly sauced and is topped with fresh grated parm. Service is attentive without being intrusive. Will return again soon.

W
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very busy evening. Appeared to be a large group in the function room. Lots of take out business keeping manager busy up front. It took awhile before he acknowledged us to get seated to dine in.

Wine ordered was not the same year as listed on wine list. Update list to match what you actually serve. Or just drop the year from the wine list altogether.

Food came quickly, it was tasty. New server was very nice. She would benefit from learning how to properly remove foil from wine bottle using the waiters corkscrew.

MT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service, great menu selection and the food definitely met our expectations. Great place for a business lunch!

C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I had come a few times before so decided to take our son and daughter in law out for a nice dinner. The service was good, but when the Caesar salad arrived I was surprised at how mundane it tasted. It presented well, but the dressing had little flavor. This is an Italian restaurant so you’d think that the salad would be terrific. My meatballs were great, but no one else felt the same about their meal. I’m afraid I won’t be coming back.

P
San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We returned after a two-month hiatus. The pear and strawberry salad is still delicious, although the lettuce was just a little wilted. The pasta gorgonzola was excellent; the dill salmon was a little undercooked. The recipe for the chocolate lava cake has changed since our last dinner, but was still very chocolatey and quite good. If the restaurant were not so darned noisy it would be our favorite. It's still worth a visit for the food; just don't bring anyone for an important conversation.

D
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Primavera Ristorante is always consistently fabulous. Our most favorite restaurant. The chefs get our meals out as fast as they can and make them as delicious as humanly possible. They frequently have specials too, and those as well are lip-smackingly good. I've never had a bad meal there, and their full bar offers a nice variety of everything. The only thing a little bit negative is that EVERYBODY loves this restaurant and the noise level can be overwhelming at times. I'll be prepared next time and have lunch or dinner al fresco (very pleasant if it isn't too hot or cold out) or make my reservation for 8 p.m. instead of 7 or 7:30 p.m.

OT
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Super disappointed! We have been coming here for years. The food has always been great but this visit not at all. Linguini with clams has 4 real clams and thru tasted sour which means they were not fresh. Veal piccata very little veal mostly pasta covering the dish to disguise the lack of veal. We will not return which is a major bummer.

NG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy coming to Pasta Primavera. The food is delicious, the chefs are very professional and take such care to make sure all the food is good. Our server was amazing, very friendly and engaging and so was the server who brought our drinks.

E
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers were friendly and helpful and the food fantastic. We always enjoy eating here.

JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place for a great meal. quality food and the service is #1. Eva is outstanding and we look forward to seeing her every time we visit the restaurant. would recommend to everyone.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I wish they had some lunch specials. Like salad and small portion of pasta. Lunch prices seem same as dinner.
Food was excellent

RG
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We often have our office staff lunches here as well as Christmas outing. We have all enjoyed our meals and the service which is why we will continue to come and refer to others. Our favorite waiter/server is Brian. He always makes it a pleasant experience and genuinely cares about our satisfaction. Thank you!!!

VW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I ordered a salad only and so did my friend. The waitress tried to say are u sure you don't want anything else and our salads are small. When she brought out the salad they were large and not small. My salad was with apples and strawberry and and way too much lettuce and the balsamic dressing tasted lousy.

MS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

My food was delivered without my wifes meal. Then my wife's food was delivered to the wrong table, then it was taken back to the kitchen area where it sat for 5 minutes. Then someone finally brought it to the table and quickly walked away, and her food was pretty cold by then.

Really never saw our waiter much, just the "help" that brought water, bread and our food.

I can understand a bit better if it was crowded, but the restaurant was 1/4 full. In fact the least crowded that I have ever seen there, and this was 6 on a Saturday night.

Maybe the bad service is starting to keep people away.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!!

L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and great cocktails! In a weird location but not ro judge a book by it's cover .

r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Above average overall experience except restaurant did not have our reservation even though I had an email confirmation.
Receiving this request for a review indicates Open Table received confirmation that we ate there.

AG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to dinner on a Friday night, made reservations through Open Table. Our dinner was delicious and the Tiramisu fabulous!

JL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

As always, the food was wonderful. Unfortunately our waitress was more Interested in chatting it up with another table than servicing our meal. She was always polite but failed to bring several things we requested. Luckily for us, the gentleman who took care of making sure we had water helped to get everything we needed. In all honesty I felt he deserved a tip, not necessarily our waitress so I didn’t want him to suffer for her inadequate service. I must say, it is the first time my service has not been stellar in over 5 years.

R
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

We've eaten many times here, lunch and dinner. Overall it is a very good restaurant, a good value and good food. This evening was not up to our expectations. My wife and I came for dinner. We were seated in the "back room" at a table for 2 several tables away from a large (at least 12) family gathering which included no less than 5 children, all under 4 or 5 years old. The parents did attempt to keep the children well mannered, but try doing that with 5 or more young children. The meal for us was very noisy, distracting and not enjoyable. We should have asked to be moved or just left.
I did voice my disappointment with the management when I left, but don't really expect it to have any impact.
In the future, we will not sit in that area and strongly recommend you don't accept a table there.

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent. Portions were generous. Our server was great. They definitely do not rush you. We will definitely go back.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been coming for years and will continue to come!

OT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Hit it every time I'm in town. The calamari steak is amazing!

L
San Francisco
239 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food was great. Had the Caesar Salad with grilled chicken it was so good and the chicken was not dry at all, also had the Sangria delicious. My friend had the chop salad with shrimp she said it was super delicious. My other friend only wanted dessert she had the lemon bar which she said was excellent.

T
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved I was able to substitute from the menu! Your hints said to keep it short!!!!

M
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This is a go to local restaurant for us. The food is very good and the service is usually outstanding. The pricing is low for the experience.

BC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Had a reservation and asked to sit in the back room but were told there were a couple of large parties (i.e. could be noisy) so we were seated in the main dining room. We had a difficult time conversing as the noise level from the kitchen was very loud. It sounded like pots/pans were being tossed about. The back room would have been quieter.

Service was a little spotty but it was a busy Friday night. The food was excellent.

l
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Eaten here often. Its always good. Quiet enough to have a conversation if you come early.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

June 25, 2019

I took my godson to lunch yesterday to celebrate his birthday, it was a awesome! Our waiter, Brian was wonderful and very accommodating, quite a difference from the waitress we had several months ago! The waitress we had at that time who was rude and took over almost two hours to get our serve us! Brian is a classic example of a great staff and an asset to Prima Vera!

And thank you for the birthday crepe brûlée on the house.

I’m back to PrimaVera, yeah!

LW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went with our friends and we really enjoy the great food and bread.

MV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this restaurant. Great food, ambience and service. Noise level high

PH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pasta

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5
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as usual, and we were happy to see server Haley after missing her several times lately. I tried a new entree, shrimp and chicken gluten free pasta with olives, which was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food !

P
San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is excellent, portions plentiful. Kitchen noise is significant and service is good (but maybe too quick, as our entrees were brought while we were still eating our salads). The lava cake dessert is the choice for chocoholics.

AG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as usual! We go there often, always with a reservation. Looking forward to summer Friday nights!

B
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Primavera. The food is fresh, hot and delicious. We go several times a month.

YB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy the best service and the delicious food. Close to home with plenty of parking.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always order chicken rigatoni a hidden item on the menu. Always great!

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