About Primavera Ristorante

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.

3124 Crow Canyon Place
San Ramon, CA 94583
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon-Fri 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sunday No Lunch Service

Dinner
Mon-Sat 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Cross Street:
Crow Canyon Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 830-9500

Website:
http://www.primavera.me/

Private Party Facilities:
Trendy Cocktail Party, Family Celebration, Corporate Event or Seminar, You will enjoy our professional service & delicious cuisine in fully equipped dining rooms up to 55, 75 or 100 guests.. Microphone, 65"TV, Music, Ample Easy Parking & personalized Menus. Let's raise a glass...

Private Party Contact:
Manuel Ybarra: (866) 672-9050

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Primavera Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
See All
Good for Birthdays (17)
Business Meals (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Authentic (10)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (7)
Healthy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Fun (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Romantic (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
479 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent, service was good, the wait after ordering was long.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Louisville)·Dined 5 days ago

As always very good food and a decent waiter. Needs a little more training to be able to respond to the large area he had but overall not too bad. He aloso, needs a bit more training in wine, and to explain the specials. However, he did a decent job along with the busing staff. I have been a customer since the place opened up and although, I have a second home east and have been away on and off for 13 years I was still happy with the restaurant. I'm now back n a more permanent way in my Danville home and will be over often. Thxs AlFar3

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Old school plates. We had Veal Saltimbocca - the meat was a little tough, not too bad. It was moist and covered with a good quality cheese - but just a little over the top. The penne that came with it was very decadent, buttery cream sauce with mushrooms and prosciutto, and a lot of it. We took it home and had two more helpings and still had some left. So the portions are generous. Their riff on a vodka gimlet was tasty and refreshing. I'd go back, but make sure I have a light salad for lunch.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service3
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Very lively but crowded bar. Loved the vibe. Families, friends, dates. The people and wait staff were fantastic!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined 6 days ago

We just found this restaurant last year - and what a find!

The specials always seem good, but my favorite is the Carbonarra - FANTASTIC !!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great Food and Great Service. Been going to this place for 10+ years. It is our absolute favorite!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall, I️t was a great dining experience. Food & service was excellent. Two suggestions: dim the lights, it’s very bright in the dining room & the staff was being kind and holding the door open for customers, however, the wind was blowing and I️t was so cold in the restaurant.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience2
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great meal and service as always

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was good, considering the restaurant was jammed on this chilly Saturday night. Salads, especially the pear and strawberry, were good. The entrees were excellent; the chicken risotto Dijon contained more chicken than I expected. Our only complaint was dessert: what happened to the lava cake? The menu needs a truly chocolate dessert to make the evening complete.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food and service were decent. However, we had a terrible table located near the business end of the bar. We felt like we were sitting in an aisle with all the traffic to/from the bar. We ended up eating fast since we couldn’t talk or relax. We talked to the manager telling him that no one should sit at that table but he blew us off, didn’t listen. Chaotic noisy place. We will not visit again.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience1
service3
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We’ve been going to this restaurant almost since it first opened in San Ramon.
Very nice and comfortable seating.
The noise is about normal for a popular restaurant. Different rooms can be a bit quiet but it is not a place for always quiet conversation.
Food is classic Italian Dishes and also on top of newer trends. Menu has great daily specials.
It’s a little pricey but it’s worth it. Staff is very professional and servers are always helpful, but not intrusive.
Enjoy!

Tags: Authentic, Disabled Access, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love this place. The food is always fresh and hot! The staff is attentive and very friendly!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Wonderful ambiance, excellent service and great food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Friendly staffs and the food is tasty and simple.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great service. Awesome food. A wee bit loud.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I had not been to this restaurant in a very long time. I was disappointed. It is quite expensive and the food was just so so. I doubt I will go back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value1

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Our bartender/waiter Jack was one of the best servers we have had. He was friendly and you could tell he wanted to make sure our food, beverages and overall experience met our standards.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value3

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

Waiters very friendly and fast service. Not a pretentious place.

Tags: Casual, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Primavera Ristorante was nice for my wife's Birthday. The portions were huge, enough for lunch the following day. My wife was rewarded with a comped Creme Brulee for her Birthday treat. We brought a fine bottle of wine and the corkage was a reasonable $15.00.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always great experience. Food was wonderful family gathering place

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Service was great and food delicious. I never feel rushed and the drinks were awesome!

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious Italian cuisine n great service! Creme brulee dessert was divine. Mussels n meatball appetizers are my faves!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great dinner, service, etc as always! We love this restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

We came for an anniversary lunch. Overall, really good. We had always gone to Guiseppes as our go-to romantic Italian spot. I'd say this come quite close. Our waiter was excellent with perfect timing.

I had grilled salmon on veggies. Best cooked salmon I've ever had. My daughter had the children's pasta with pesto. Also quite good.

My wife's risottos was a bit disappointing. Watery, and not as creamy as other good risottos we've had. One other recommendation (if we compare to Guiseppe's). It would have been really nice to have a small soup or salad offered as part of the entree.

Only other recommendation, some sort of mood music. Was almost a bit TOO quiet.
Thanks.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

 
·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was fabulous as usual. They are also gluten-free friendly. Wine selection was nice, though the port was probably average at best.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We dined outside; hence the "quiet" rating. Inside was much too noisy. Evening weather was perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Two out of the three meals were great. The fresh fish meals were good.The chicken pasta dish was very bland. Service was mixed at times we were forgotten. At other times it was hovering.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very good...as usual! Food is ALWAYS good at this place! However, tonight the noise level was horrible. Theyshould look into some type of noise reduction carpet or wall and ceiling panels. Anything would help! We'll come back because the food is so good, but I will not wear my hearing aids!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent service as usual! Food was great.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great food and service as always. We had the swordfish and salmon. Both were delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Liked that they offered a gluten free pasta dish. Food was okay, didn't find it that special. Waitress was trying to rush us dispiteour asking her not to.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My wife and I arrived at 6:45 PM, had our dinner on the table by 7 PM, what could be better? She had the tortellini and loved it, I had the blackened salmon which was excellent. Also had a glass of Rombauer Chardonnay and she had a mixed drink, which she loved. Service was top-notch, did not have to wait for extra bread as dinner arrived quickly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Primavera never disappoints! This time I tried the Salmon Fresca - great, healthy, and also satisfying.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Excellent food and service. Have eaten lunch and dinner here many times and have always been very pleased.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (東京)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Clams, strawberry and pear salads and risotto all very tasty!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent food and service as always. Swordfish with risotto excellent. My friend dines gluten-free and waiter confirmed her choices were safe.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Love this place! Food, service and ambiance is great. Celebrated a friends birthday & our waitress was attentive but also let us spend extra time chatting. (I like gluten free option and my friend ordered a special request vegetarian pasta dish with the current days fresh veggies - we both really liked our dishes. Also had the flourless cake with a side of coffee ice cream that was a delicious way to top off our night).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Only flaw was that the restaurant had no bread pudding, which one of us was counting on. Everything else was very good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We always write the same have never been disappointed with device or food great place great people

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Seasonal food options was delightful and delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.