Super Mario-Inspired Dishes at Primavera Ristorante

Primavera Ristorante Super Mario Brothers Meatball

Mamma mia, it’s-a Mario time at Primavera Ristorante! Primavera Ristorante will celebrate Comic-Con International with featured dishes and a specialty cocktail inspired by the beloved Super Mario series, available Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22.

In honor of the annual convention, executive chef Ryan Moore will prepare two Mario-inspired dishes: Super Mario Brothers Meatballs, house-made pork and beef meatballs topped with creamy ricotta and served with house-made marinara and basil crisps, available for $12; and Mario Marsala, lightly breaded chicken breast sautéed in Sicilian Marsala wine with cremini mushrooms, priced at $28. The Princess Peach Bellini, made with prosecco and fresh peach slices, will also be available for $12.

Reservations may be made by calling 619.435.0454. More information and the complete menu is available at


Located in the heart of Coronado Island in at 932 Orange Ave., Primavera Ristorante serves exceptional innovative Northern Italian cuisine, inspired by the fresh ingredients and flavors of San Diego. Since opening nearly 29 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 and 2017. The restaurant is open daily from 5 to 10 p.m. and offers happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 619.435.0454 or visiting More information may be found by following on Facebook and Twitter at @Primavera1st and Instagram at @Primavera.Ristorante.

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