Osteria Origano
Osteria Origano

Osteria Origano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.origanorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (619) 295-9590
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast & Lunch

    Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am-3:30pm
    Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm


    Dinner

    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm -9:30pm
    Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday Closed for Dinner
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pennsylvania
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 2hr FREE guest parking is available in the building parking lot located through the alley entrance off of Pennsylvania between 5th & 4th.
A word from Osteria Origano
Serving Hillcrest's tastiest Italian cuisine and wood-fire pizza. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner we have something delicious for you any time of day.

Happy Hour daily Monday-Friday 5:00-7:00pm come and join us!
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Osteria Origano reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (8)neighborhood gem (8)fit for foodies (6)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)good for groups (3)romantic (3)kid-friendly (2)special occasion (2)notable wine list (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • loved the food! was there
    dianeVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    loved the food! was there on a Sunday night and the place was all but empty. waitstaff, given the few tables to manage could have been more attentive, but the food made up for the service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was terrible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    The service was terrible. THe food was mediocre. Overall, it has great potential and maybe we caught them on a bad night, but will give another chance due to the previous reviews.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine meal with one exception
    zipporahVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    With the exception of one spectacularly grit-filled mushroom (that simply refused to rinse free regardless of the amount of water consumed) our meal was wonderful. The cioppino is one of the best I've had in San Diego. My companion's steak was cooked precisely as ordered and seasoned well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • first time will not be the last!
    teenVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    our frist time dining here was excellent. we ate rather early since we had to get to a flight so it was rather quiet in the restaurant. the treat this monday night was 1/2 price appys. wine & beer and pizza -- we did it all! we will go back for pasta since we hear it is great as well. service was great - very attentive. small cozy dining atmosphere. a great addition to hillcrest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a great spot for a casual
    SDNative92118VIP
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    a great spot for a casual dinner, food was well presented; service was good. Reasonably priced, great wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Energetic, hip neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Energetic, hip neighborhood restaurant. Sophisticated Italian menu. Service friendly and excellent. Be sure to try the bruschetta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great pizza...but on this
    ROXIEDINESVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    Great pizza...but on this Tuesday night it was dead. Manager was rude. Waiter was extremely accommodating and courteous. Manager should take notes from him.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • February 11, 2013 Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    February 11, 2013 Saturday night dinner for two and nothing was amiss. Seafood over pasta properly prepared and presented. Prosecco split a bargain at $8.00. Staff attentive and knowledgable. Free parking a bonus in this neighborhood. Put this restaurant on your short list even if you don't live downtown. Free parking makes regular visits a joy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rustic and homey feel, will return
    Lex4reelVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    This was our first time here, we were celebrating my Dad's b-day. The restaurant is very rustic & cute. We had a wonderful server and all of the food choices we made were delicious. Everyone was really pleased. The bruschetta appetizer is a must. I like that the restaurant is not huge, so it feels very welcoming and homey. We will definitely return. I am curious to try their brunch too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went there during restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Went there during restaurant week...nice variety of options and food was quite good across the board. Our waitress was outstanding and my wife and I enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant. I will return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had reservations at 6:30
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    We had reservations at 6:30 on a Friday evening. We were seated promptly, and noted that there were only a few other patrons in the restaurant. In the beginning, the service was excellent, and it appears that this restaurant employs a team approach for servers, as we were waited on by 2 female and 1 male server. However, as the restaurant got busier, and all tables were full, the service took a nose dive. I was finished w/my main course for a while before any server came over to clear my plate, and get our selections for the dessert course. My husband ordered the tiramisu, which arrived rather quickly. However, I ordered the dessert martini, which I had to ask for, after my husband had finished his dessert. The dessert martini was mediocre.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We found the restaurant during
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    We found the restaurant during restaurant-week and we were very very pleased The food choices were many and we ordered a variety of items, including vegetarian choices, and every thing was superb. The decor and ambiance were interesting and inviting. This restaurant offers brunch specials, outdoor (street) dining and more, and we will most definitely be back to try it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was very good and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Food was very good and service was exemplary. I was very happy with the Cioppino I had. Will definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and wine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    We loved the food and the service at this Restaurant! Marco the waiter was very helpful with our selections. The Spinach Salad was divine, as was the Pork Osso Bucco and the Seafood Cioppino, and the suggested wine pairings. The Happy Hour wines suggested were very flabby and subpar, however, hence the 4+ rather than 5 star overall rating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice small neighborhood restaurant
    snook12VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Nice small neighborhood restaurant with good service and very good food. They usually have a few really good specials too
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood restaurant.
    DoreenVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Fairly small in size but they do have outside dining as the weather allows. Food was terrific as was our waitress who also was the manager. I would definitely recommend you give this place a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate