Congratulazioni! Primavera Ristorante Hosts a Special 30-Year Anniversary Celebration

Primavera Ristorante celebrated its 30-year anniversary on Tuesday, June 18, with many of the locals, long-time regular customers, friends and family who have made the restaurant a Coronado favorite for three decades.

Jeannette Stavros, Mayor Richard Bailey, Denise Stavros with proclamation from City of Coronado. Photo: Carina Fleckner

Primavera’s owners, Denise and Jeannette Stavros, welcomed Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey; Coronado City Councilmembers Bill Sandke, Whitney Benzian, Mike Donovan and Marvin Heinze; Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director for San Diego Supervisor Greg Cox, Luis Monteagudo; former professional NFL linebacker Jim Laslavic and his wife Susan; and San Diego restaurateur, Ken Irvine, for wine, champagne, tray-passed appetizers and small bites. Bonnie Foster Productions set the mood to dance and mingle with covers ranging from Frank Sinatra to Bruno Mars.

Fresh bruschetta; scampi alla griglia, pancetta-wrapped jumbo scampi in a lemon and paprika reduction; portobello alla bianca; portobella mushroom-filled ravioli and sun-dried tomato in dill cream sauce; assorted Italian cheeses and cured meats; and limoncello were among the signature dishes guests enjoyed during the event.


Mayor Bailey, along with the complete Coronado City Council, presented Denise and Jeannette Stavros with a proclamation declaring the day “Primavera Ristorante Day” throughout the city of Coronado; while Mr. Monteagudo presented the restaurant a proclamation on behalf of Supervisor Greg Cox, declaring the day “Primavera Ristorante Day” throughout San Diego County.


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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: