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“Great food ~ attentive service”

Primavera Ristorante
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Ranked #31 of 103 Restaurants in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$28 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 9th & 10th
Description: Located in the heart of Coronado, Primavera Ristorante serves exceptional innovative Northern Italian cuisine, inspired by the fresh ingredients and flavors of San Diego. Since opening nearly 27 years ago, Primavera Ristorante has remained one of the most popular restaurants in Coronado, and has been voted “Best Italian Fare” by Coronado Lifestyle Magazine, as well as been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015. Our outstanding culinary team has achieved world renowned success with our house specialty, osso bucco.
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Based on other reviews, decided to eat here while staying at the Hotel Del Coronado. The food was excellent! I had the veal parmesan, which was very good. The veal was served with a small amount of tomato sauce and a side of vegetables. A nice change from the usual veal parm swimming in sauce served with a side of pasta. The waiter explained that the chef takes a lot of time planning the menu and shopping around for fresh, high quality ingredients. That was very evident in my meal. Opted to bring wine (purchased at a liquor store in town), and paid a very reasonable $20.00 corkage fee. Overall, a very pleasant dining experience!

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Thank JBIJ2013
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

The decor is old, and while there is something to be said about maitre'd's in tuxedos, I do think it reflects a certain age. That being said, both the service and food were pretty good. The portions are ridiculous, the mac and cheese on the kids menu could have fed two NFL linebackers. Just know that while the vongole (clams) appetizer is very tasty, the clams are huge and "full bodied" in flavor. The veal chop was very good.

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Thank Eruch1
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This restaurant has been in Coronado for many, many years. It is the finest Italian in the San Diego area. The atmosphere is romantic, the service is top-notch and the food is excellent. The wine list is reasonable to expensive, many fine options. Corkage is also a fair option. Parking during the summer can be tricky, but we always find a spot - just allow yourself 10 extra minutes for parking and walking. This restaurant has been a favorite of ours for many years. Highly recommend this as one of the best places to go for Italian in San Diego, and one of the two most romantic dining establishments in Coronado. There is NO ocean view, no windows.

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Dined in Primavera on a recent trip to Coronado and was treated to a nice, relaxing dinner. Although this was pricier than some of the casual fare on the island, the service and quality of the food are in line with their prices. The ambiance is somewhat old-fashioned Italian and can come across as stuffy to some, but I didn't think it was too much of a factor in my overall experience.

Service was reliable; mindful of what we needed and when to ask as well as timely when it came to serve our food. The menu is extensive offering up various mixtures and combinations of Italian fare for everyone. I ordered the spaghetti carbonara and enjoyed it thoroughly and my friends ordered everything from the salmon and veal chop to the chicken and good ol' fashioned spaghetti and meat sauce.

If you want to take a break and don't mind spending a few extra bucks, drop by and enjoy Primavera. You'll be glad you did.

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Thank wagz954422
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

We had not been back to Primavera in several years, so we chose a quiet table and relaxing three-hour dinner to celebrate a momentous occasion. Once again, the martinis were served ice-cold and perfectly blended. We shared an appetizer and Insulata Caprese, both of which were excellent. Although we arrived hungry for Primavera's excellent veal dishes, new pasta entree's on the menu, combined with a nice selection of wines by the glass, caught our attention. We both loved our dinners: Fettuccine Andriatico with scallops and shrimp tossed with fresh tomatoes, garlic and basil; and, Penne Regate Mediterrano with baby artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes and chopped shrimp in a light white wine sauce. Both were scrumptious and nicely presented! Service was perfect, and our waiter, Juan, allowed us to enjoy conversation, without rushing us or interrupting, adding to the ambience we always enjoy at Primavera Ristorante.

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Thank SOCALGourmet
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