Civico 1845

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$30 and under
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Italian
Fresh flavors with a modern spin on traditional Italian classics. Menu features several gluten-free and vegan friendly options.
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AP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good service but nothing spectacular

Z
Sacramento
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were expecting more...a little disappointed in the meal. Our server was pleasant and attentive, but main course came out extremely slow...the pasta/sauce was just okay. Caesar salad was okay.

AT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our first visit to the Civico 1845 was divine--the ambiance was very nice and the food was delicious and divine--some of the best Italian I have ever had! There is patio and indoor seating. Great wine options. For those like me who are not savvy on authentic Italian dish descriptions--I used Google and our waiter gave me accurate suggestions on what may be best for my taste. Also, I eat gluten-free meals and the pappardelle was the best gluten-free version I have ever tasted. Definitely worth a dinner date!

AC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Loved that they have Vegan options - which were delicious!

ML
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is exceptional. Always a pleasure to go there and enjoy the sights and sounds of Little Italy along with some of the best food in San Diego.

y
Orange County
69 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was delivered at different times and it was cold. It was tasty and a lively atmosphere, but the service and food temperature could have been better. The hostess was excellent and worked hard to get us seated right away even though they were busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

It was really good! I loved the vegan lasagna and their vegan “calamari”! Everyone really enjoyed their meal and the ambiance was great. The food did take a really long time to come out though, and our waiter was a little sassy.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food we had was absolutely amazing. It was a great experience.

d
London
47 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A fine place to eat in Little Italy, a cut above the more well-known restaurants. Food is very good, if a little formulaic. Service is efficient and polite, if a little formulaic. Busy most evenings; definitely make a reservation, since it's a small place.

T
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Went 2 nights in a row

l
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal! We were visiting from out of state. A local friend recommended Civico 1845, claiming they had the most authentic Italian food in San Diego. He was absolutely right. The lasagna special was the best we've ever had--flavorful, meaty--and the tiramisu was perfection--light and airy. The service was friendly but not overbearing.

j
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic and fabulous food.

KH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were recommended to Civico 1845 by a college friend of my daughter's. We really enjoyed it! The whole atmosphere in Little Italy was fun. The service was very good, although we didn't see our waiter much, others were very helpful. The food was delicious and the décor and ambience in the restaurant was great. We would definitely go back and would recommend!

B
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vegan options here are wonderful! It’s a great place for date night or a night out with friends.

NS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Civico 1845 was an absolute stand out in San Diego restaurants. With both meat eaters and vegans catered for with full separate menus, this restaurant was a highlight to our trip to the area.

OT
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about Civico. Food, service, ambiance, price... We live most of the year in Lake Tahoe but eat at Civico every time we come home to SD.

JL
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a wonderful menu. The pasta was melt in your mouth tender. Scallops were amazing. Even the Caesar salad with the shaved Parmesan was delicious. Tiramisu was maybe the best I have ever eaten, as was the cannoli. Well done! I will be back!

L
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Civico 1845 is very good. We appreciate the vegan offerings and the bread/dip is fantastic. The tricolore salad was really good. The entrees were all good but nothing really stood out. Service was very uneven.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for dinner for the first time and everything was wonderful! Our server was Marcello and he was very nice and helped us pick a bottle of wine that we all liked. All of the food was delicious, will definitely come back!

M
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated quickly. Extremely nice service. Food was fabulous

JC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an enjoyable meal and atmosphere. Could be one of the top 10 lasagna ever!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of this restaurant is a mix of modern and rustic kitchen feel. I chose civico because they have a dedicated vegan menu which I really appreciate when going out to eat with friends and family. The waitstaff was very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to food allergies. Everyone enjoyed their meal and we had a lovely time!

A
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Felt like a true Italian trattoria, delicious food, great wine selection, just right service for the type of lively place it is. Plus the location is great. Looking forward to going back!

OT
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was great. A definite must.

BW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for casual dining with really good food and service

CL
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff! Authentic cuisine

DG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary lunch

SM
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Civicio 1845 is a must-visit location. The food is spot-on, with a well-paired wine selection. The Wait Staff is attentive, personable and assists in ensuring that your food selections meet your needs and expectations. Ciao.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful but there was an acoustic guitarist in he courtyard who was too loud and made it difficult to hear and pulled away from our experience. Overall though, I will be back!!

TL
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic cuisine. Molto bene!!!

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LQ
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Dinner. Great experience all the way around...Thanks !

p
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

We come here every time we travel from out of town-always very excited. On Thursday night we came out with some friends, celebrating a birthday and were unfortunately disappointed. To start off, we told our waitress that we love the fettuccini alfredo and she responded by telling us that the chef would not be very happy with us. A friend ordered the zucchini and was not what she expected, when she proceeded to tell our waitress, she was very short with us. Our pasta was very mediocre, not what we remember it being before :(

N
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend recommended this restaurant highly. She was right on the mark! The food was great, and very authentic and homemade tasting. The service was great and the atmosphere was very unpretentious. We loved it, and would certainly return the next time we visit San Diego.

N
St. Louis
41 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

On the fence regarding Civico 1845. Two of the five of us were not impressed with the braised short ribs dishes. Brussels sprouts and calamari were great as was the service. Seems rather pricey for what you get.

b
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic vegan menu available that even the car Javier’s enjoyed!

N
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Too loud to talk & food was just OK. Would not recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Vegan lasagna I’ve ever had!

CB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Our overall dining experience at Civico was pretty good. I read multiple reviews that said this was the place to eat at when in Little Italy, so I got the whole family on board while on vacation and was excited to try it. The ambiance and decor were super chic but not all of the food lived up to the level of the decor. The wine was also wonderful but some of the pastas were dry and flavorless which was pretty disappointing. The PAPPARDELLE BRASATO was amazing but sadly that was not the pasta I had ordered. I got bites from the others at the table that ordered this pasta but I ordered a pasta that isn't on the online menu that had a "light cream sauce" which made the pasta dry and pretty flavorless. The homemade pasta beneath was good which made the pasta okay to eat, but some extra flavor and sauce would've made this dish much better. Overall, I may go back to try some other dishes but its never fun when you plan a meal for the whole family that leaves some feeling like they wished they had chosen a different location.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great date spot.

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect afternoon with view of the Bay and ample people watching. Sit outside...and enjoy.