Primavera

4.3
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27 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 27 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.0
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great quality food that came out quickly. Absolutely loved the Rigatoni Bolognese. Staff was very friendly.

M
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Very nice dining in restored mansion near I-684 in Croton Falls. Good value with lunch menu, less so with dinner where everything is a la carte. However, nicer atmosphere than most other Italian restaurants in this area. Very good service.

RB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We went during Restaurant Week and the place was not overcrowded. Staff friendly and helpful. They forgot our appetizer and brought the entrees first, so they held the entrees until we received and had the appetizers. Then the entrees came within seconds. Food was good.

CB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic, food, service, ambiance. We were here to celebrate a birthday and could not have been more pleased. Thank you for a truly enjoyable evening!

S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

From the moment we sat down the service was poor. Bread was put on the table with no butter or olive oil. We had to ask three times before we finally got butter. Long wait to order and when we finally ordered we realized we had the lunch and not the dinner menu. It took the waiter four times before he was finally successful in making sure that both my husband and I had dinner menus. Nobody ever checked on us to see if everything was ok once food was served. Long wait before we were able to even get someone’s attention so we could request the check. Had to ask more than once before we finally received the check. Such a shame as the food was pretty good and they have a huge menu.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience2

Ok poor service that day. My husband and I were the only ones there and the waiter put us on a table with no place settings and we had a reservation the day before. The waiter was just talking by the bar. Another person came and brought us water after a while and was shocked no place settings there, not even a menu book.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Daughter visiting from college

m
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

Waited long time to get menus, to order and didn’t get Wine list!

CJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Was almost impossible for anyone to take our order. This was a Birthday celebration. We asked to have a special dessert presented to the Birthday guest. That never happened. Drink refills that were ordered were never served. We were told that they were busy with private parties. Well I’m sorry what you mean to say is that you were under staffed. No excuse. The food that was finally served was good. But poor service ruins the dining experience.

E
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really enjoyed our dinner with friends at Primavera. Never rushed. We sat for an hour after dining before asking for our check. Attentive polite service. Very good Filet of Salmon Franchese, dessert was great, un-named house wine was good, shrimp cocktail excellent. Would definitely return

T
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my 70th Birthday! The escargot and my branzino were delicious as always! The oysters, lobster bisque, and Chicken Cutlet topped with fresh salad was wonderful. Pasta with lobster, shrimp, clams was also enjoyed. This is our go to special occasion restaurant. The waiter Joe sang Happy Birthday as well as a Frank Sinatra tune. Great voice and made my birthday even more special!

DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

My husband I celebrated our 35th Anniversary dinner at Primavera. The food was good but considering the restaurant was nearly empty the service was slow. We wanted coffee and dessert but decided against it because they took too long. I would go again but hope for better service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Primavera is a very welcoming restaurant
Family run by Jimmy, Swen and Jack
The service is outstanding and the food is extremely well prepared
My favorite is the Seafood and pasta far diavolo

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I haven’t been to the restaurant a few years. That night was very busy but we got seated pretty quickly. Service was very slow and the food was disappointing. There was a lot of complaining from other tables and everyone there were very unhappy. Hopefully it was only one bad night but I will not go back.

R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Very attractive place. Food was good, some very good. Portions were inconsistent. Rack of lamb was a very large portion (full rack). Scallop entree came with 4 scallops, 2 were on the small side. Prices were a little high. Almost $200 for dinner for 2 including entree, 1 cocktail ($15 for an Old Fashioned!) and 1 glass of wine each, inc. tax less than 1 hour for dinner.

BD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience2

Had we been seated anywhere but in the bar, we would have given this restaurant better ratings but, we were seated in the bar and were not happy!!! Food is great. Ask for the main dining room!

RS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place I would recommend primavera To anyone looking for A great meal and fantastic service

SL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful evening we had!! Excellent food, atmosphere & service!! I highly recommend the branzino & the Dover sole dishes. Both were outstanding!! We will return again & again!!!

LF
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was wonderful. We sat on the front porch and the ambiance was delightful.

K
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were a party of 8 and were put in the small front room. It was quiet and allowed everyone attending to easily converse. The food was very good and service outstanding. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has a large party of people.

G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food. Wonderful service. Ahi tuna special was delish.Flounder Francaise was wonderful also. Linguine special with lobster, clams & mussels was loaded w/ seafood.( I think the lobster was really langostines)
Restaurant near me, but will make an effort to go more often! They have a bar w/ seating for more casual fare too.

TC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food fantastic. Vast menu including appetizers. Pastas , fish, chicken, steak and chips all good. A bit on the high end price wise. $10 a glass of table wine a bit much. But manager Jimmy and staff always great!

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The lobster bisque was far too salty.

r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and the most accommodating staff anywhere. This is a must on your list of the best in Westchester and Putnam.

OT
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Primavera
The best Restorant in Westchester 🙏
Love the grill Calamari with goat cheese
And the so Bronzino with that special sauce it’s out of this world 🙏
Highly recommended !
Absolutely we will be back 🙏