Wine and Dine Under the Tuscan Sun

Primavera Ristorante Pasta alla Checca (courtesy photo)

Enjoy sips and a culinary trip through Tuscany at Primavera Ristorante’s wine pairing dinner, featuring wines from Frescobaldi, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 21st.

In honor of the summer solstice, the culinary trip under the Tuscan sun will start with carpaccio di capesante, scallop carpaccio on toast points with grapefruit and apple vinaigrette and fried rock shrimp; paired with Danzante Prosecco Extra Dry. The second course will be insalata di rucola, wild arugula salad with Meyer lemon vinaigrette and cheese soufflé; paired with Pomino Bianco DOC 2016.

Pasta alla checca will be served for the third course: fresh vine tomatoes, basil, garlic and mozzarella cheese atop capellini pasta; paired with Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina 2013. The entrée course, pork osso buco, includes slowly braised veal shank with vegetables, white wine and broth, served with Tuscan white bean ragu; paired with Montesodi Super Tuscan 2013. The meal will conclude with chocolate almond biscotti dipped in dark chocolate and served with pistachio gelato; with Pomino Vinsanto 2007.

The five-course dinner is priced at $85 per person, with vegetarian and pescatarian options available upon request with advance notice. Seating is limited and reservations may be made by calling (619) 435-0454.


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 28 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.