Pasta Primavera Restaurant and Bar has become one of the Bay Area's premier Italian eateries since its opening in 1996, and has achieved award-winning status from both its loyal clientele and San Mateo's restaurant critics alike. Everything we serve here at Pasta Primavera is crafted from the finest quality ingredients available, lovingly prepared and presented by our friendly, accommodating staff for your dining pleasure.
Your Italian Odyssey begins with scrumptious appetizers prepared from the finest available fresh clams, mussels, calamari and prosciutto, served in a variety of sauces and dressings artfully blended with the finest cheeses, vegetables and Italian spices, all to whet your appetite for what's to come.
Delicious chicken dishes are prepared in every conceivable way, creatively combining fresh chicken with wonderful cream, butter, Marsala and marinara sauces, and a variety of pastas and fresh vegetables like mushrooms, eggplant and fresh and sun-dried tomatoes. Our cooked-to-order pastas are a local legend, from thin linguine to hearty cheese or butternut squash ravioli, fettuccine or penne, all covered in your choice of our homemade pesto, parmesan or delicate Florentine sauces. An assortment of signature specialty entrée creations awaits your approval, all prepared with the choicest cuts of tender veal, beef and pork, and the best in fresh-caught seafood, combined with a delectable array of sauces, vegetables and fine Italian spices.
A delicious selection of crisp salads made with fresh romaine lettuce and a variety of vegetables, pastas, seafood and grilled chicken cuts and served with your choice of homemade dressings like tangy lemon pesto, rosemary balsamic or creamy Caesar will make a refreshing addition to your fabulous meal.
Eat Hearty, but save a little room for a delightful Tiramisu, chocolate soufflé, or any of a dozen homemade Italian dessert specialties. And don't forget our extensive wine list, featuring a wonderful selection of California Chardonnays, Merlots and Zinfandels, available by the glass or the bottle, to put the perfect finishing touch on your delightful meal here at Pasta Primavera.