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“Good food, great location, spotty service”

Primavera Ristorante
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Ranked #30 of 102 Restaurants in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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 January 29, 2014

This was a good find for a romantic weekend evening in Coronado. It is a short walk from the Hotel del, where we stayed.

The food was good, and the portions were large, but nothing that really stuck in my mind as memorable.

The service was a bit slack at times; they were nice, but it seemed like they forgot about us multiple times, even though it mostly was not too busy.

It was a pretty good place for people watching, especially since we went on a night when there was apparently a high school prom. We saw some interesting outfits and awkward-looking teenagers having pre-prom dinner.

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Thank Matt C
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Glad we listened to yelp and trip advisor reviews and ate here 3 times in 6 nights. Lobster bisque, beef carpacio, veal, swordfish....every bite delicious. Great wine choices. Dimly lit, higher end restaurant. The island was SO croweded last week in December - walked out of hotel del because of the noise and wait - same with a few of our other favorites across the street. We had excellent service at primavera. There is a subtle TV in the bar, so didn't have to miss our college football games. Got to talk to a few friendly locals about some island happenings.

ONE CON: glasses aren't washed in dishwasher. they are rinsed/dunked in three sinks of standing water at the bar - I hate that

CON #2 - with wine and tip - we paid $150 average for dinner and drinks each night (for 2). For this price, I should hever have to listen to a figity, whining, chatty 4 year old for a whole hour, especially at a small restaurant. I'm praying for the day that higher end restaurants ban kids under 10 after 7 p.m. This is not really a con for just this restaurant, just a general annoyance.

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Thank LP1009
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We enjoyed a fabulous meal at Primavera this evening. The service, atmosphere, and especially our food was top notch, and most enjoyable. My daughter had a Chicken Caesar salad, and I enjoyed the nights special, Sea Bass, with grilled veggies. Topped off with coffee and to die for cheesecake, Primavera hit all the right spots!

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Thank antoniobeedleybop
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

Primavera Ristorante has been a favorite in Coronado for many years and for good reason. The small, lovely space bustles, but noise is not an issue here. The menu offers a wide range of northern Italian classics, and there are daily specials. Service is very professional and pleasant, and the prices not unreasonable for the total dining experience. Primavera is located on Orange Avenue right in the center of the commercial heart of Coronado and just a few blocks from The Del. Definitely worth a visit, but be sure to make reservations in advance.

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Thank EasyTraveller12345
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Primavera has always been a family favorite as my wife and I would spend many a Saturday night parked at the bar having dinner when we were dating 20 years ago. And now 20 years later, it is still the same. The service is great, the food is good….though can get a bit pricey (our fish specials were around $38 but nothing that "special" except maybe the price….and the atmosphere is dark romantic. Yes there are other great restaurants in Coronado, but if you want classy Italian, then you will enjoy Primavera. And yes, dress up or you’ll be in the bar….which for us is great.

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Thank SpazCat
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