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
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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

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Primavera Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.4

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4.1

value

4.1

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
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Good for a Date (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fun (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Food came in a timely matter

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·Dined 3 days ago

Love this place over all. This evening waiter lost our order and there was confusion and several people asked us to repeat our order. I think the main dishes were made earlier and reheated be fore serving. Not as fresh as I usually get from them. Waiter was very apologetic. Will still patronize this restaurant .

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a wonderful time at this location, staff were happy and helpful, food was amazing, and overall one of the top 10 places I've been to. Will definitely return for another special night out.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Really disappointed for food and service, this the worst dining experience that I had, we arrived on time, the restaurant was busy, when we sat down, we asked for standard menu instead of set menu due to couple days ago I received a confirmation call from the restaurant and asked me to choose set menu or standard one, I told her we preferred standard menu, that’s why I asked for when waiter presented set menu to me, he told me they served set menu only, I understood maybe it was too busy and they can’t handle a la cart menu, so we had to choose set menu, the chowder soup was not warm enough, the ribeye beef was too tough and too many tendons to cut, lamb shank was tasteless and tough also, and the desserts..., worst. We had to look for a waiter for order and bill, no waiters around . And also my wife saw the receptionist gave a rose for all the lady customers, but when we walked by the front, receptionist looked we were invisible and no rose for my wife.
We had been to this restaurant before, I liked their standard menu and we decided to come again for Valentines’s Day dinner. This is totally disappointed and we have to eliminate from our list.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day celebration - pricey but tasty

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

As always a great meal and service, we’ve been dining here most Friday nights for over two years always a great meal

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Solid performance once again from this neighborhood restaurant. Great service, good food, nice atmosphere. It was nice to see it crowded and lively. Hopefully, it will stay in San Ramon and not move to Danville!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Negative experience from start to finish. We had a 7:00 pm reservation and were not served until 8:15. Finally gave us water after a half hour. Food was just ok, mostly swimming in cream sauce. The servers really tried to keep up but they were running all over the restaurant. Don’t think we will return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I’d arranged to meet a friend who was taking me out for my birthday. Unfortunately, she had car trouble and didn’t show up. I apologized to my waiter, ordered a dinner to go, and told the waiter the circumstances. He got my meal for me, packed it all up, and when I got home I saw that he had also packed up a piece of tiramisu for my birthday! I’d ordered the dill salmon and pasta and it was SO good! I’ll definitely be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Dominque was a wonderful server! Best ever! The food was terrific !

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

My friend and I always order the chicken salad with cranberries, walnuts, and blue cheese. The greens this time were totally different and not in a good way - mostly stems. Chicken cooked perfectly. Service was great as usual.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great local restaurant. Food is always good. Service outstanding.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Awesome Italian food! A nice place to go for a special occasion. Wait staff was spot on, and the meal was delicious. We had Salmon dill on angelhair pasta...divine 😊

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The restaurant reminded me of a place you would see in Europe - trendy, classy, happy... The food was really delicious. I would definitely go back there again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food is good, simple but tasty.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Really enjoyed our terrific New Year's Eve dinner. Their pasta is the best!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We wanted to celebrate New Years Eve without going out on the town and making a scene! Primavera Ristorante is our go-to restaurant when we want a great meal in an atmosphere that is friendly. It is always special!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Reasonable food for the price, though not notable in any way. The caprese avocado salad was good, and our entrees were fine. The mussels were a little overdone, though. The service was quite good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Well organized, good staff, Manager is a prince, we like it a lot!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food and service were excellent, they easily accommodated my substitution. It was a bit loud but we will definitely eat there again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Unforgettable night with awesome dinner and service was with a high standard

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food is always always great, fresh and flavorful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We used to come here all he tome when we lived in the East Bay. It was fun to go back and they were very accommodating. Food is great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I like the food there and the service is good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food here is always great! Waiters are friendly. Service is quick.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Delicious food as always. Staff are always on top of their game and extremely personable. Staff are all very knowledgeable of current menus and specials. Small environment, yet not claustrophobic or crowded which is great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very busy and loud on a Sat night. Great service and good food but not great. Definitely family style and not fine dining. Food cooked in open kitchen and the food is cooked straight from the pan and thrown onto the plate. A bit greasy and over sauced if you know what I mean. Seafood was a bit over cooked and chewy. Not sure if I would return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food, spaghetti Bolognese and spaghetti Putanesca, were delicious as was the ceasar salad. The service was friendly anf efficient. We didn't have to wait and never felt rushed although the restaurant was busy and full of customers. It was a Saturday night the first part if December. Quantity of food was perfect. Great place, great food and plenty of parking.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Gorgonzola Chicken was so tasty I wanted to eat every bite! Our waiter was great, very accommodating and helpful with our choices and changes. Restaurant was very noisy and busy, just like a big city restaurant. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Crowded Saturday evening, yet we were in and out in 75 minutes. Food was great, as always, and we didn’t feel rushed. Only one complaint: the menu no longer has any serious chocolate dessert. Bring back the chocolate and get five stars!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent as usual. Food was great. Service awesome.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Really, really good food! Beef raviolis, Bella raviolis, and chicken risotto were all excellent. Service was timely and attentive, nicely decorated for Xmas and reasonably priced.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food was excellent (pasta with chopped clams and clams, and lobster tail with saffron, spinach and shrimp risotto and spumoni for dessert) and our server was wonderful. She was attentive and very friendly. Tables are close to each other, so you do hear others' conversations. Then again, it depends on which table one is sitting at.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Casual, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

First visit to Primavera. Great find for us... Everything was outstanding! The clams were great,
The salad was very good. I had the Lamb Shank with Risotto and my wife had the Chicken gorgonzola. Both were very tasty!
The service was excellent and it was pleasantly quiet....perhaps because it was a Monday night.
We will return soon!
Thanks Primavera!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Elegant but tables are close together, so not good for an intimate date. Food was excellent. Service was top notch too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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
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