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Primavera Ristorante

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Carpaccio al Granna Padana
Thinly sliced seared beef served with Granna Padana cheese, capers, oregano and extra-virgin olive oil
Grilled sausage $+4.00
Roasted Peppers Piemontese
Roasted peppers with anchovies, marinated in garlic and extra-virgin olive oil
Funghi Ripieni
Mushrooms stuffed with veal, prosciutto and fontina cheese with white wine and herbs
Calamari Fritti
Deep fried and served with our traditional marinara sauce
Calamari Luciana
Sauteed in garlic, butter, tomatoes and herbs
Scampi alla Griglia
Scampi wrapped with pancetta and dressed with a white wine and paprika reduction sauce
Bagna Caoda Primavera
Grilled eggplant, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, Montrachet cheese and Granna Padana cheese, with our Bagna Caoda sauce. A Piemonte specialty
Crostini topped with our traditional extra-virgin olive oil, freshly diced tomatoes, garlic, basil and mozzarella cheese
Vongale Bordelaise
Steamed clams with a garlic, olive oil, white wine and fresh herb broth
Zuppa del Giorno
Soup of the day
Insalata Primavera
Fresh mixed‏ spring greens and vine ripe tomatoes, served with a light Italian balsamic vinaigrette
Prosciutto $+6.00
Insalata Caprese
Sliced “Hot House” tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, basil and extra-virgin olive oil
Insalata Caesar
A Primavera specialty
Insalata di Spinaci
Baby spinach leaves, grilled mushrooms, crisp pancetta dressed with a light gorgonzola balsamic vinaigrette
Insalata Romana
Hearts of romaine lettuce dressed with red onion, gorgonzola and a light balsamic vinaigrette
Insalata Rustica
Fresh mixed spring greens, vine ripe tomatoes, pinenuts, dried cranberries and candied walnuts, served with a dijon vinaigrette
Risotto con Aragosta
Arborio rice with hearty pieces of lobster in a traditional Tuscan broth
Quattro Formagio Risotto
Arborio rice with a rich combination of four traditional imported cheeses
Risotto Pescatore
Arborio rice with mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops and hearty pieces of fish in a traditional Tuscan broth
Tortellini Verdi con Panna e Funghi Porcini
Spinach tortellini stuffed with ricotta cheese and herbs, served with a porcini mushroom and tomato cream sauce
Ravioli Aragosta
Ravioli stuffed with lobster and ricotta served with a vodka cream sauce
Penne alla Puttanesca
Penne with fresh tomatoes, capers, kalamata black olives, and a touch of anchovies
Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Spaghetti with pancetta and peas in a rich parmesan cream sauce, topped with cracked black pepper
Canneloni Alla Florentina
Crepes filled with veal, spinach and ricotta cheese. A traditional favorite.
Linguine alla Vongole
Linguine with clams in a red or white broth
Penne Regate Meditteraneo
Penne pasta with baby artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes and diced shrimp sauteed in olive oil, shallots, fresh herbs, garlic and a touch of white wine
Gnocchi Abruzzo
Traditional Gnocchi served with pesto sauce, Italian sausage, peas and red bell peppers
Fettuccine Adriatico
Fettuccine with fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, shrimp and scallops
Pollo Toscano
Bone-in breast of chicken roasted with lemon and imported herbs
Pollo Campagnola
Grilled breast of chicken topped with sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, kalamata olives dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette sauce, served over sauteed spinach
Pollo Saltimbocca
Baked breast of chicken with prosciutto, sage and imported fontina cheese topped with a white wine reduction sauce
Pollo Parmigiano con Melanzane
Lightly breaded chicken baked with eggplant, mozzarella cheese and our traditional marinara sauce
Vitello Parmigiano con Melanzane
Lightly breaded veal baked with eggplant, mozzarella cheese and our traditional marinara sauce
Vitello Scaloppine al Marsala
Veal sauteed with fresh mushrooms and Marsala wine
Osso Buco Milanese
A large braised veal shank served over your choice of pasta or risotto. A Primavera specialty
Vitello Piccatina al Limone
Veal sauteed in butter, capers, mushrooms, lemon and white wine
Veal Chop
Grilled 16 oz. veal chop with fresh rosemary, balsamic vinegar, garlic and olive oil. Served with a balsamic glazed onion. (Allow extra time on grill)
Filetto Mignon con Salsa di Funghi
“Brandt” prime 9 oz. filet cut with the Chef’s wild mushroom and cognac sauce. Served with a balsamic glazed onion
Lombata alla Griglia
A grilled “Brandt” prime bone-in Rib eye, served with a barolo wine, gorgonzola, and peppercorn sauce. Served with a balsamic glazed onion.
Lamb Chops al Balsamico
Grilled lamb chops topped with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs
Scampi Primavera
Jumbo scampi dipped in a light egg wash and sauteed with mushrooms and champagne. Served over a bed of angel hair pasta
Calamari alla Veneto
A calamari cutlet lightly breaded and sauteed with lemon, butter, garlic, brandy and herbs
Scampi Alla Diavola
Jumbo scampi sauteed in Cognac served with our spicy marinara sauce over a bed of linguini
Salmone con Limé di Panna
Broiled salmon with a creamy lime sauce, shallots and scallops
Scampi Classico
Our traditional jumbo scampi sauteed in garlic, butter, white wine and herbs
Our Chef Offers Market Fresh Seafood Specials Nightly
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.
USD 28 - USD 35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
International, Italian
Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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All reviews primavera veal stuffed mushrooms tiramisu calamari fritti sea bass salad seafood excellent italian restaurant our waiter last night small restaurant the san diego area attentive service definitely eat here again wine list nice atmosphere
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great bar with very reasonable prices and outstanding happy hour food. Had the Scampi wrapped in pancetta with THE best sauce I have ever had! Toast points with goat cheese topped with fillet, spinach and mushrooms also a big hit. Will go back for full...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank macnjac89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice classy restaurant. Service was outstanding and the food excellent. We might try to return on this trip. Atmosphere was quiet. Please give this review and photos a helpful vote.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MatthewJPeacock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I made a dinner reservation here, but did so with hesitation because our first inclination was to enjoy seafood or Mexican while we were in San Diego. We reasoned that we could "get Italian food anywhere." Thank goodness we didn't go with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lawmom611
Reviewed 18 February 2019 via mobile

While visiting San Diego for a conference this week, we had an amazing Italian dinner at Primavera with two couples which lasted well into the night! It is a great venue for a date night or for a couples’ night out. Our waiter, Juan, was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank H755XIchrisk
Reviewed 31 January 2019

It was so good that we went two night in a row so that we could sample more of the menu. Everything from salsds to desert was fresh and tasty. Juan and Jayna provided exceptional service and made you feel at home. A real Italian...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Venita M
Reviewed 15 January 2019

From the moment we walked in the door, we received a warm welcome from the hosts and were greeted later on at the table by friendly wait staff and the food, .... ohhh, the food. It was so delicious. Everyone was absolutely wonderful! Definitely going...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

To be fair, I would give this place 3.5. I have eaten at many great Italian restaurants and this is only good. The service is spotty and the food is fine but won’t bring me running back. It is probably fine in a pinch when...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank O5933PHjimm
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to this restaurant in Coronado and we will definitely return. From the moment we entered, until we finished dining, it was a great experience. The restaurant is fine dining, has great service and incredible food. I ordered linguine alla vongole,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pate468
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Very pleasing restaurant with excellent service. Good wine list of both Italian and Californian wines. Wonderful sea food, white fish and octopus dishes.....Unfortunately, a little bit expensive.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank albispina
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Exceptional chef creates amazing food. Professional staff are attentive and proactive. Our chosen appetizer was Procuitto e Melon. I had never had Procuitto with cantaloupe shaved in long strips, so delicious rolled together. My husband had the Combined Chicken and Eggplant parm. His two favorites...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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13 August 2018|
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Response from Greg B | Reviewed this property |
There is no outdoor seating available at this restaurant. There are however many dog friendly in Coronado.
13 August 2018|
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Response from travel248957 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so - Coronado is very dog-friendly but Primavera does not provide outdoor seating from what I remember. It is a crowded area of Orange Ave.
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3 May 2015|
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