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La Primavera

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500 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent neighborhood restaurant

Love this small delicious restaurant with excellent food and warm and welcoming staff - particularly Alberto. The Rock Shrimp (as a dinner or appetizer) is excellent as are the veal and chicken dishes. The salmon stuffed with crabmeat is delicious and the menu is enormous. Their drinks are good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Maplewood,
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West Orange, New Jersey
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner with another couple and unanimous-food was excellent. Four very different dishes from pork chop giambotta to broiled fish. Solicitous waiter. Good drinks. Simply great experience ten minutes from home.

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Sparta, New Jersey
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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Went here for dinner with a friend and while I have been to a lot of Italian restaurants, I have to say, this one ranks in the top in NJ ! They made the very best pasta e fagioli ever! It was so flavorful and hearty that I enjoyed every spoonful. (didn't want it to end) I also ordered the... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Recently visited on a Sunday evening for dinner. Sunday is pasta night where they offer just about every pasta dish on their regular menu with a glass of house wine and salad for $14.95. What a great value!! The menu is extensive and besides the pasta, one of us had a fish entre which too, was excellent. Great food, friendly... More 

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Roseland, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Service is great Waiters are attentive Roberto, the manger is the best!! We keep going back because the food and service is wonderful.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We have eaten here a number of times in the past and always get a fabulous meal. Service, quality of food, and people are just great. You won't be disappointed. Reservations are highly suggested.

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Thank Jody M
Maplewood,
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Love this small delicious restaurant with excellent food and warm and welcoming staff - particularly Alberto. The Rock Shrimp (as a dinner or appetizer) is excellent as are the veal and chicken dishes. The salmon stuffed with crabmeat is delicious and the menu is enormous. Their drinks are good size and the portions are large. They serve pizza as an... More 

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Thank nanag1
West Orange, New Jersey
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The food is always great here and there is a wide variety of choices. They have a small bar and they serve great drinks. The service is very good.

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Thank Janice E
Livingston, New Jersey
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158 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with a group of four on a recent Friday night. Much to our surprise there were tables empty and honoring our 7:30 reservation was not a problem. Was underwhelmed by the food. Branzino was unremarkable to me and the rock shrimp were soggy. The waiters were kindly but there was no follow through on our requests. I see... More 

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Thank AmyC723
New Jersey
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88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We have been here once before and loved it and decided to try it again. It was just as great as the last time! As usual, I tried one of their specials, a grilled Cajun Salmon, which was just spectacular! I have to say, one of the best grilled Salmons I have ever tasted! We were a large group of... More 

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Thank marygrozier
West Orange, New Jersey
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have been a patron of this restaurant and Primavera at the Wilshire hotel for for many years. I prefer this locations, because it is smaller and cozier. Seafood is GREAT, the rock shrimp fantastic and the veal dishes and second to none. On a weekly basis I dine with 6-8 golfing friends from a nearby country club and they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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