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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (27)
Casual (26)
Good for a Date (23)
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Good for Birthdays (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Special Occasion (16)
Business Meals (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Cozy (8)
Healthy (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fun (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 3, 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 3, 2017

Excellent as usual. Food was great. Service awesome.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 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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·Dined on November 30, 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 28, 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 26, 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 20, 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 19, 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 19, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 18, 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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·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
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 (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.

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

Great meal and service as always

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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
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 (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.

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

Friendly staffs and the food is tasty and simple.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great service. Awesome food. A wee bit loud.

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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.

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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
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (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
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always great experience. Food was wonderful family gathering place

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (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
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·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
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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
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·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
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·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
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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
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 (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
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 (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
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent service as usual! Food was great.

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 (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
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 (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.

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