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Osteria Panevino
Osteria Panevino

Osteria Panevino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.osteriapanevino.com/
  • Phone: (619) 595-7959
  • Hours of Operation: Open for Breakfast at 8am - Monday - Friday. Sat & Sun at 8:30am.
    Lunch 11:00am Daily. Dinner Daily at 4pm until 11pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: On 5th between F & G
  • Parking: No
A word from Osteria Panevino
Panevino… Bread and Wine… The essentials of life.Osteria Panevino's prime location in the heart of San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter is just minutes from the Convention Center and most major hotels. Spacious dining room features some of San Diego's most highly acclaimed Italian cuisine and the casual atmosphere of an Tuscan osteria. Complementing Osteria Panevino's cuisine is an award-winning collection of domestic and Italian wines.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food and service here were very good. I would definitely come back for the boneless rib eye steak with roasted potatoes."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful experience at Osteria Panevino! The food was great (the spinach ravioli is a must) the restaurant is quant and lively for a small place and the service was TOTALLY on point and made the entire experience a 10+. Giuseppe was our waiter and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for over the top good service... He may not be for those people who want to just be left alone, but he made our entire evening perfect! I could spend another 1000 characters but I'll just let you experience it for yourself. Our best dining experience in the Gas Lamp district by far. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was pretty terrible. The chicken was overly salty (I wouldn't have been able to eat it), the asparagus hugely oily, and the lasagna pasta really overcooked and sloppy. The waiter, while very attentive, had terrible breath! An expensive night out with very average food."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My wife and I took an international client in for lunch and we couldn't have been happier. We had a nice, quiet lunch that allowed us to cover everything we needed to, and the food was delicious. Panevino's friendly service and authentic Italian atmosphere definitely made us look like knowledgeable hosts!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food was pretty pricey here for the dishes being mediocre. (Totellinni Alla Panna & Linguine With Seafood). Only the clams & sauce tasted good. The Meat Tortellini was bland. They gave you large portions but we didnt care to finish. Nice and comfortable outdoor seating. The service was good but I would not return."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "In the NY metro area, OsteriA Panevino would not survive. It's really average food at prices that are high by even NY standards. I can get a better chicken parm at my local pizzeria. I guess in San Diego, they think it's great. First sign of trouble was the hostess soliciting customers off the street. Nothing cries desperation more. Second sign of trouble was the bread, pane literally means bread. Italian bread is normally amazing, not here. Ordered the cheese plate, which in California usually means artisan type. Not here, looked like perfect sliced wedges you find at Costco. No explanation of them either. Lastly the main course- chicken parm, just ok. Another Gaslamp dud."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food is excellent and the service, which features staff from Italy, knowledgeable and attentive. Will come here every visit!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Although dishes are rendered fairly ok, the recipes are so old world. Lots of cream, thin tomato sauces,and a lack of distinction in things we ordered."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Fantastic food and great service. Small dining area though, felt a little cramped."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It is right in the middle of downtown SD so you have a lot of people watching and noise from the outside. The food was fairly good but nothing amazing. The service was excellent. It wasn't anything over the top special for us."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "In town for the marathon and looking for pasta. Found this amazing place on OpenTable. It is small and crowded but definitely worth trying. The service was attentive but not overbearing and the food was spectacular. We had the stuffed eggplant, Toscana salad, side of asparagus, lasagna and pappardelle. Everything was delicious. The housemade pasta is to die for but the asparagus is out of this world. Wish we were in town another day so we could come back and sample more items off the menu."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My wife and I love this place! It's by far one of our favorite places to go for the food and service. Annalisa and Giuseppe were attentive and extremely friendly. They know just what to suggest as far as entrees go and their Italian background make the experience even more authentic. My wife had the lasagna bolognese and I enjoyed the ribeye. Both were presented well and came to the table piping hot, bursting with flavor. Be sure to try some of their delicious Italian wines as they complete the Panevino experience. Panevino is definitely a place to try if you're ever in the Gaslamp Quarter. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The cioppino was incredible! Enough food for 3 meals and half a lobster included in the calamari, clams, mussels, octopus and fish. Super!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Can't say enough about Osteria Panevino. Had a magnificant dinner on Mother's Day & were also celebrating my birthday. We took our server's (Giuseppe's) suggestions. We had the special Bocconcini as our primi mozzerella covered with prosciutto & served on a bed of spinich; great. For main course, my wife had the special spaghetti mediterranian (think frutti di mari) & I had the Halibut special. Wow! Can't say enough about the food or the service. Nice wine list too whether by the glass or the bottle. Not rushed. Take your time enjoy. Speaking in Italiano was an added bonus. The best Tiramisu we've had anywhere. We'll be back here whenever we're in San Diego ... just wish we lived here so we could go all the time. Its that good."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Friendly and helpful service. Good recoimmwndations on food and drink. Veal is a huge plate. Beware! Generous portions. Starter we had also large. We shared. Good food and drink at reasonable price"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The service and food was exceptional. Intimate dinning. Loved it will be back."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The waiter was the greatest. Ask for Giuseppe. The wine was well priced and food like home made."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal at Panevino, before a concert. My husband and I both ordered pasta dishes and we were both very satisfied with our dishes. The service was outstanding and staff very helpful in selection of food and wine. Highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Since we see plays in the Horton Plaza are we are always looking for great places within walking distance. This one is just a couple blocks away and is well worth the walk. We shared a ceasar salad, which was made the "old fashioned way", anchovies, egg, etc. and then shared the papardelle pasta with a ragu of beef and veal. It was hot and savory, very flavorful and was more that the two of us could eat. We ended with pistachio ice cream with amaretto soaked cherries and whipped cream and it was dreamy creamy. The combination of flavors were perfect and we cleaned the dish. The service is very attentive and if want something off the menu they will happily comply. We have been here several times and will be coming back again."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal - the spinach/ricotta ravioli was delicious, as was the bruschetta and seafood linguine. Skip the tropical salad...flavors were a bit strange together."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "If you happen to have tickets for a show at Symphony Hall, this is the place to dine. You can come early, park on 8th and B, then take a short 10 minute walk to the restaurant. At 6:00 pm, with a reservation, we comfortably and leisurely dined, then walked back to our 8:00 performance. A truly delightful evening."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal at Osteria Panevino on Saturday night. We were given a window table in the corner so that we could people-watch to our hearts content. We started with a highly recommended appetizer, the burrata that was stuffed with mascarpone cheese, along with San Daniele prosciutto, some fresh basil and kalamata olives.....absolutely sublime! Couldn't get enough of it! I ordered the lamb ravioli that had a light porcini mushroom sauce.....simply wonderful. My partner ordered the Chilean Sea Bass with butter sauce, alongside a lobster risotto....he loved it. The fish was perfectly cooked, flaky and glistening. This restaurant is a gem, the food is very, very authentic and the staff are hospitable and friendly."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had to wait about 20 minutes to be served even though we had reservations. When I complained, I was informed that they were short staff: only 2 men to serve the entire restaurant. Once we ordered, the beleaguered waiter was attentive and efficient. The food was good."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I read the reviews on Yelp and I was expecting great food, this was not the case at all. I had the chicken parm. The chicken was rubbery and the sauce was nothing special at all. I would not recommend this place."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "One of the highlights of a recent trip and eating fest in the gas lamp district. Excellent variety. Would go again."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "my family and went there the night before the SD half marathon race. we had a large group that kept fluctuating in numbers, but the staff their worked with us as some folks came later and much later. never did they get frustrated they continued to make adjustments and room for my guests. food was great. the caprese salad was pushed by the waiter so went ahead a ordered two to only find out they were ~$19/plate for few slices of tomatoes and mozzarella. the rest of the food was great. large portions, so consider sharing if you don't like taking food home. i would go back and recommend this place."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Always our go to. Giovanni and staff always make or visit special, second only to the cuisine and service. Thanks so much for such a great Birthday Celebration! Again, we can't wait for our next visit!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Outstanding Osso Buco. Baked eggplant appetizer a must. Can't wait to return & explore the menu!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "A little tight squeeze but it was an awesome night and the prices were perfect! They also had a great South American Wine list!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We took a group of 8 to this restaurant and from the moment they seated us till we were done it was a gret experience. The service and the food was great!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "My fiancé and I went there for happy hour and dinner before a catching a comedy show in the Gaslamp. Both the hostess and our waiter were outstanding; friendly and attentive. The food was piping hot and the service was fast. The pappardelle outstanding. We even got a special anniversary dessert. We will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Food and service were outstanding. A great find for first timers..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Made reservations, Valentine's Day is a busy night. We were seated 30 minutes after our reservation with no apology. We were then rushed through the dinner, immediate order, courses coming out moments after each other. Why would I still give a good review? The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was nice. Its a welcoming place without being too stuffy or formal. Apparently there were specials for the night - we didn't know because we were never offered but I heard the table next to us be offered some great sounding daily entrees. Still, our burrata appetizer was decadent and memorable, swordfish with pasta was perfect as was spaghetti with clams."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good service with pretty average food (even with the expensive entree). Salad dressing was probably to blame for the salad demeanor because the components were excellent. The $28 pasta seafood entree was sort of bland and the pasta was not al dente. Overall, I've had better Italian food at less upscale restaurants. There were no 'ahhh' moments."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The experience at Osteria was an overall excellent time. I entertained clients and enjoyed the food. 1st time here so I didnt know what tho expect. Service was terrific and the price for 5 people with drinks, appetizers, meal and desert was $75/person including 18% tip. Make sure to dine here!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Expensive and not the quality expected for the price"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. Loved the wine. We ordered two different ravioli dishes. Both were tasty. Great ambience. I'd go again!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Restaurant week calls to return to taste a wider range of the menu. The lobster ravioli were mouthwatering, as was the salmon. The setting was quieter inside and more raucous out on the sidewalk. Choose your venue. Expensive, but delicious."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We enjoyed dinner on the outside patio area, which was very nice, warm, and had a glass barrier seperating our experience from all the activity along the sidewalk. The area is quite lively, and also quite noisy. Food was decent, but not the wow factor I was looking for. All in all, it was enjoyable."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Our Caesar salad "how a Caesar should be made" consisted of brown lettuce. Other than that our meal was great and the service was wonderful, We'd go again....but I wouldn't order the Caesar salad. This was an unfortunate first impression to our first dining experience here, but it was all made up for in the end."
    Dined on 1/22/2014