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Civico 1845

4.3
4.3
1828 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Italian born and raised brothers Dario and Pietro Gallo brings fresh flavors with a contemporary spin on traditional Italian classics. Our cuisine is inspired from the region of Calabria, Italy. Menu features also the very first vegan-italian menu in the US! Civico 1845 is 2022 Top Italian Restaurant for the most important Italian guide “Gambero Rosso”.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 431-5990

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Pietro Gallo - Enrico De Santis

  • Private party facilities

    We are able to accommodate full buyouts for parties up to 70 people. Please email us at: info@civico1845.com

  • Private party contact

    flypirom@libero.it: (619) 300-4810

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    Fir Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking & Valet

  • Public transit

    Bus Line on Ash and India st.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

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What 1,828 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. J

    Jessica

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic food! Very chill laid back atmosphere. Yes 100% recommend
  2. SJ

    SoundJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Little Italy is cute but overall the food, service and ambience were all disappointing.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great authentic Italian food with outdoor seating. Good service. Reasonable prices and a good wine, beer and cocktail selection. Made a great trip to San Diego even better. A nice highlight.
  4. M

    Minnesota

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. I highly recommend
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent Italian food with sidewalk patio on the main thoroughfare in Little Italy.
  6. L

    Lovetoeat

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Just ok. Came here bale side of the great reviews but we did not leave impressed. Had the eggplant dish and my mom had the Al forno. Kids each had simple penne and meatball which I tasted and was just ok. No specific kids options either so not very kid friendly either.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The service was excellent. The food was very good.
  8. AB

    AllieBy

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Pasta was undercooked in our meals and food was disappointing. Made reservations for a special birthday and were positioned in a table facing a wall. Very disappointed
  9. RK

    RichardK

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good dining experience. We loved the fresh bread and appetitzers.
  10. LM

    LisaMac

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Civics came highly recommended and did not disappoint! Delicioso!!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It was just ok…. Nothing special!
  12. RS

    RickS

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and the portions were ample.
  13. SS

    ShelleyS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great and the homemade pasta amazing! We went back to eat there a second time.
  14. VG

    VinG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food was average/slightly above nothing outstanding. Ambience is typical bustling restaurant but flies bothering you while eating. Dessert are really good!
  15. SK

    StefaniK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service and enjoyed my birthday lunch with family. Highly recommend the steamed mussels as an appetizer.
  16. AB

    ABsAhNlAeGyA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    One dish was just good, others were lacking. Seated in the street so ambience was not ideal. Also was cold and they don’t have outdoor heaters on the street seating. They knew it was my husband’s birthday and they don’t offer anything special for birthdays, so that was disappointing as well.
  17. NZ

    NickZ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, worth the visit. Good selection of food and drink but not overwhelming (a good sign to me).
  18. D

    Dtrione

    Central Coast

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Great food and service!
  19. KV

    KatieV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and so wonderful to have a full vegan menu with so many savory and creative choices!!! Would recommend 100%!!!
  20. h

    howardy

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    First of all. We are out of towners . We are compartmentalizing. Patricia is accommodating as we came early prior to opening hour and held our luggages. James knowledgeable as a sous chef / moonlighting as a server. Food was fantastic. Pachelli and brasato on point. Good serving and natural flavors, fresh. Spritzers refreshing. The only concern is maybe beyond their control. Due to the heat wave, it was hot and the outside aroma was not appealing. However. Food n service was tops.
  21. AC

    AnthonyC

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The finest Italian meal my wife and I can remember. She had the fusilli ala Norma, billed as "tomato sauce, eggplant, buffalo mozzarella, basil", but really much more than the sum of those parts - delicious, the eggplant sweet and creamy. I had the garganelli zeferano, delicious pasta, wild mushrooms, sausage, gorgonzola and rich saffron sauce. Very rich, strong mushroom taste, I swear I will dream of this often. Our companion had the outstanding papparadelle brasato, with slow cooked pork rib ragu - delicious! A small but well-chosen and affordable wine list complements the menu. If you are in Little Italy, find a parking place and visit this restaurant.
  22. CW

    CWnewyorknative

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Liked that it was in the heart of Little Italy with outdoor seating. Prices were okay, food was okay (ravioli, frutti di mare). Good service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    This was our go-to for Little Italy. The new menu was a joke and our server was filled with excuses as to why her service was so bad.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food was very good. Little Italy experience and restaurant was nice atmosphere. Service left a lot to be desired.
  25. LS

    LisaS

    Salt Lake City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Italian Cuisine, will definitely come back and eat here again! The cheesecake was delicious!
  26. AB

    ABELF

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Es delicioso. De los mejores restaurantes de comida italiana que he probado Los cannolis imperdibles
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best vegan Italian!!
  28. G

    Gozzer

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow!! Wonderful food, atmosphere & service. Thanks guys xx
  29. NS

    NidhiS

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were pretty accommodating to my food allergies which was nice! Our server was so sweet and handled my 2 year olds crush on her like a champ!
  30. k

    klare28

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good but not great. There’s other Italian places just as good. Maybe it’s more special if you’re vegan. Service was excellent and I liked the cocktail options
  31. EB

    ElissaB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The service was very poor. Food was delicious though!
  32. m

    michelleg

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food
  33. SO

    SamanthaO

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Reserved a table and arrived 20 minutes early, but wasn’t seated until 20 minutes after my reservation. The service was very slow, the food was very expensive and was bland.
  34. A

    Alexandra

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    After reading the reviews I truly expected to be blown away but I was disappointed to say the least. The drinks weren’t great and neither were the appetizers we ordered. We didn’t touch our drinks and only finished the appetizer because we didn’t want our money to be wasted. The pasta was the only thing that somewhat salvaged the dinner but it was by no means memorable. The server was nice though and the ambiance was nice.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great service was wonderful and I would love to go back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m an Italian vegan. I couldn’t think of a more perfect restaurant for me to go to dinner. I was traveling on business so I sat at the bar since I was solo. The bartender was awesome, the food was outstanding, authentic and served up perfectly. The drink offering was authentic Italian and creative. Choose this restaurant, it’s awesome!
  37. AJ

    AJ22

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Civico had excellent vegan options and the bread was delicious. Eating outdoors you can even see the ocean. 5 stars all the way!
  38. KC

    KatherineC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Civico 1845 is one my all time faves in San Diego! We took some friends from out of town to enjoy a meal here. From the yummy bread deli erected in a small bag with a serving of pesto on the side, to the many choices on the menu. I ordered the salmon in a bed of risotto, perfectly cooked and delicious! Enough to share. One friend accidentally ordered the vegan lasagna which didn’t work for her but hats off for the many vegan options on the menu! The other fish we tried was a garganelli pasta with mushrooms, sausage and creamy cheese sauce. So rich and delicious, we all sampled the dish and still had leftovers Reservations are a must, always satisfied here!😎
  39. MR

    MichaelR

    Hertfordshire

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing pasta and brilliant they have vegan variants for each pasta dish, which my two daughters rate the best vegan pasta ever Seating is mainly on the street front which has a very good atmosphere
  40. m

    martyj

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This was our 2 nd visit to San Diego and to Civico. Love the atmosphere. Our server was great. The bread and dipping sauce was delish. 2 of us had the salmon and risotto. Salmon was excellent but risotto wasn’t cooked well so a bit hard. The other ate lasagne and enjoyed as well. Fun spot but probably will try another Italian restaurant in little Italy next time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Civico 1845 using the Order Online button. Civico 1845 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 431-5990.

Civico 1845 is rated 4.3 stars by 1828 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Civico 1845

1845 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fir Street

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking & Valet

  • Public transit

    Bus Line on Ash and India st.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Pietro Gallo - Enrico De Santis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 431-5990

  • Private party facilities

    We are able to accommodate full buyouts for parties up to 70 people. Please email us at: info@civico1845.com

  • Private party contact

    flypirom@libero.it: (619) 300-4810

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