Primavera

4.5
67 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Primavera has known many lives as both restaurant and residence. Originally built by a member of the Purdy family, one of the original settlers in the area, it was also known as the 1864 House, so named for its date of construction. Although the building has been renovated several times, the bones of the house are still recognizable, especially as one looks up to the charming garret, whose flat roof, sometimes called a widow’s walk, often served as an observation platform.

Mona Trattoria, a family-operated Italian restaurant that operated for some 30 years, followed after the home was converted to a restaurant. In 2002, actor Stanley Tucci bought it and renamed it Finch Tavern, renovating it with dark wood shutters and soft yellow banquettes that feel fresh today. In 2006, Jimmy Gjevukaj and his family took over the premises and relaunched the restaurant as Primavera, continuing the tradition of fine Italian dining in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
What 67 People Are Saying
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PatrickD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience!! Definitely one of the best restaurants in Westchester. If you looking for real Italian food this is it!

JL
vipJoeL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great but tables too close together for COVID-19

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CathyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Valentines dinner , food , service and ambiance fantastic. Will def go back!

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Dean
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Was very disappointed. The chicken francese was very mushy. The shrimp francese tasted off and the clams oreganata was very chewy. The deserts and wine were good but the prices were out of control.

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DanC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food tasted like it was cooked a day early and served like leftovers that came out of the fridge. Way overpriced for the food and service, and while I left a nice tip, it was only because of the strife of food service workers in this pandemic age. But quite frankly, we left and said "that was a waste of good money. Extremely dissapointed.

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FrankM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS DELICIOUS.WAITERS WERE EXCELLENT.ALL AROUND GREAT TIME.I WOULD HIGHLY RECCOMEND PRIMAVERA.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Sub-par food for the price and for the lofty, fine-dining “aesthetic” that Primavera exudes and promises. Service was lovely, and we greatly enjoyed the heating lamps.

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missy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Servers were attentive, food was wonderful!

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vipMarycayn
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Carpaccio di Manzo is perfect! And save room for dessert-bananas/strawberries flame is outstanding!

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vipDeenaC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Will definitely return!!!

JP
JaimeP
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would highly recommend have excellent food and service.

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Colin
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and kind waiters very helpful food was outstanding

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Jack
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch, all aspects. There were only 4 patrons in the entire restaurant which was great for social distancing but not good for the establishment. Highly recommend, we need to keep good restaurants in business.

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vipMarycayn
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love dinner and the banana/strawberry flame dessert is a MUST!!

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Michael
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall we will be back. Far as food you get plenty and prepared perfectly. My Halibut the lemon was over powering, wifes Scallops & Risotto perfect.Would definitely recommend.

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scotts
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual; Very slow Sunday evening. Portions are large; wine list is extensive.

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Bruce
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Restaurant Week. My wife ordered from the regular menu, I from the fixed price Restaurant Week menu. Food from both was excellent. Service was courteous, quick and efficient, all with masks. Table spacings were safely socially distant. A great experience all around.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

They were a little heavy on the sauce. I had the chicken parm and it was ¾ sauce, but was good. My wife had the ravioli and it too was ¾ sauce. Oh and $10 for a glass of wine is insane. I can go other places with the same or more quality and get a glass of wine for damn near half that. Some guy sitting in the other corner of the room was so loud talking about everyone's business. Assuming clients he was taking about with the guy at the table with him. Every other word out of his mouth was the F word. Assuming a "regular" because of how he was talking to the staff. Shooing them away half the time when they came over to ask if they needed anything and not even making eye contact with them. Plus his phone was on high volume and kept going off and he was also watching videos with the volume up all the way. If he is there the next time I go back I will not stay. That's all I need while I'm trying to have a meal with my wife and or children. F this, F him, F that and hear other people's business from him.

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TonyC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Jimmy the manager working under stressful circumstances with Corona virus still had staff and kitchen well prepared. Tables were separated, staff was attentive but was obviously giving extra space to patrons. Food spectacular as always. Even got a Happy Birthday song from singing waiter (sorry maybe Tom but not sure) . Will definitely be back soon

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VirginiaS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh and so delicious. Their fish is fresh and seasoned to perfection. They are more than happy to attend to the customer's requests. Whether you dine in or take out you won't be disappointed!

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WayneE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice quiet meal with good service in a lovely old mansion.

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steadyred
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of Westchester.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food. Loved the quiet ambiance.

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vipChefz
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Meh. Great spot. Food disappointing. Service seems scattered and unorganized

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DebL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We were dining here with the intent to Book a private party. Service was great and attentive, atmosphere is lovely but the food was disappointing. I ordered a scallop dish because I love risotto. My risotto was white rice with mushrooms, my salad was ice cold and under dressed and the veal dish my husband tried was just ok. They have an amazing reputation but our experience was mediocre I am very sad to say.

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vipEdwardG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our local Italian Restaurant, and it continues to provide excellent food, always.
This Saturday, it was very crowded, a measure of its reputation. The food continued to be delivered hot, tasty, good as always. The Kitchen was a little slower, as the kitchen maintained its usual quality Fish is a specialty, and the man next to me devoured the whole Bronzino, practically licking his chops. The baked clams, calimari, several types of fish are perfection. 'Nuff Said.

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FACES
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I’ll begin by stating this is my first review I have written. The first frustration was finding a parking spot. We ended up parking on the grass as there were no spots remaining. Once in the restaurant we waited 45 minutes for our reserved table. To the restaurants favor, they compped us an after dinner drink for our wait. Once seated we became invisible. Bread was plopped on the table with some olives and we didn’t see anyone for another 15 minutes after we flagged down the maitre d. Food was acceptable. Two dishes came out lukewarm but we were not about to send it back.

Bottom line, it was a really off night for the restaurant and staff. Too many great restaurants to return to this one.

MM
vipMarMin
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This restaurant is a local favorite we frequent often. The food selection is great and is always delicious, and it didn’t disappoint tonight. Service is usually good as well. Unfortunately Tonight seemed to be an off night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Nice atmosphere, good service but the food is too heavy, creamy. No subtlety at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been excellent From front door
Maître d’ ,.. waitress stuff
And Food
Just excellent

Highly recommend it
Definitely will be back

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vipMarycayn
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You MUST order the scallops and risotto, delish!!!

LM
vipLindaM
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant in beautiful old building. Food and service were top notch!

CM
vipClumberMother
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed dining at Primavera! Our wait person was extremely solicitous and aimed to please. The food was great; fresh and plentiful.. Will look forward to returning!

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Raah
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Although it was a crowded New Years Eve dinner, the staff was professional and personal spending more then adequate time with our party. It was yam excellent evening

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tazdevil
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Years Eve. Every table was taken and in spite of the the service was great.
The Hist was gracious and we were seated within
5 min of arrival.
The food was delicious.
Looking forward to our next visit.

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Foodie59
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a lovely dinner , food very good. However we were seated next to a loud boisterous group which made our conversation difficult. I felt large groups should be seated in a corner of the restaurant instead of right in the middle where everyone is forced to listen to them. I would return for all the other good reasons but more aware who I’m seated next to.

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MichaelV
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten here many times. The service has always been exceptional, and one is never rushed. The perfect place for a group of people, to relax, eat well, and have pleasant conversation.

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vipDinerdash
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The last three times. i have been to this restaurant the service has been absolutely terrible. short staffed, slow and they can’t seem to get it together. It’s a shame because the food is fantastic

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WCH53
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was focused and terrific on what was obviously a busy evening. The food was well prepared and serviced timely. The consistency with which this restaurant operates is well above the norm. My recommendation is to given them a try as you will not be disappointed based on my experiences with them.

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vipMarMin
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here all the time for all kinds of occasions ranging from special birthdays, romantic dinners and nights out with friends. The staff is always warm, attentive and accomodating. The menu offers a wide selection, and never disappoints. The quality of the food is excellent. The halibut is a go to dish for me, as well as the lump crabmeat appetizer. My husband LOVES the chicken Parm. We have had many dishes and all have been excellent. This night we had our business holiday dinner, and all attending were very pleased with our choice to host at Primavera. My only wish, was that the bar area debuted new weekly/monthy crafted cocktail specials. I would like a little more variety there. They offer a complete bar, and the cocktail menu is great too. I just love trying new, unique concoctions. Overall this is an all time, local favorite for us. So happy we have an outstanding restaurant like Primavera in our neck of the woods :). We will definitely be back. They also offer valet parking because it does get crowded, we aren't the only ones who love Primavera. The parking attendant is super friendly and professional as well!

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Primavera is rated 4.5 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.