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Civico 1845

4.4
4.4
1865 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 28 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 1,865 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my vegan friends here and they had a great experience. Food was good, service was good! Great spot
  2. S

    Samie

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food - like the vegan options - service excellent
  3. Z

    Zach

    Portland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    First time here. Food was sub par. Took too long for waiter to attend to us (10+min). Dipping sauce for bread tasted horrible. Main course was fair but flavor profile for sauce was off. Outside tables are not sturdy and packed next to each other. Guests seated next to us tipped over their wine and spilled on us. To top it off there were cockroaches by fountain. Will not return.
  4. DS

    DelphineS

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    I would not recommend. The food is nothing special / average. I booked a table for 3 indoor but they gave it to people in front of us who did not have a reservation… so we ended up on a table for 2 outside, in the cold, with a very loud singer. We have a 3 years old, we need space, warm, and less loud. They recognized that they messed up. It’s really unacceptable.
  5. L

    Love

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful experience, we love the vegan and non dairy options. My daughter has allergies to dairy and she appreciates not only the options but that it taste delicious.
  6. L

    Lynnn

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant, food, service. Hostesses: lovely! Aria is a great server. All the staff so very nice! Salmon with risotto; bruschetta; tiramisu: divine. Sat outside which would been lovely except for man smoking pot on the curb 10 ft away. Disgusting stink.
  7. HT

    HelenT

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Noise level was really high and difficult for conversation.
  8. JM

    JoannM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food was just ok. Wine selection very limited. For Little Italy I was expecting the bread to be amazing. It was served in a brown bag but was not even warm and was more like a cake than a good crusty Italian bread. I most likely would not go back again.
  9. JT

    JanT

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We had reservations for 5pm, as we were headed to see Hamilton afterward. Lovely atmosphere, great waitstaff and I loved the Cabernet Sauvignon. However, the seafood pasta dish (Ciccia (?) pasta was rubbery and tasteless except for the red sauce. When I inquired if it was supposed to be sort of rubbery I was told it was "al dente". I wish they had described it better when I inquired before ordering. An easy fix for future diners.
  10. MV

    MarieV

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service, friendly wait staff, and incredible vegan dishes AND desserts!!
  11. KB

    KayB

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Anything vegan here is delicious in my book. Great wine and Amaro selection
  12. JE

    JimE

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was great - offered his sincere well-wishes for our anniversary. This was a great contrast to previous year when the waiter couldn't care less. Our waiter even got us a cannoli with a candle on it. The hostess ensured we had the best seat for us. Food is really tasty. All was very pleasant.
  13. KH

    KathrynH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, the service was great! Cool vibe lovely meal!
  14. EV

    ElizabethV

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Civico 1845 was absolutely amazing. The Vegan menu was out of this world and the server Kerem was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. This is a must for those of you looking for an authentic Italian experience.
  15. AF

    AustinF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great restaurant in the heart of Little Italy, San Diego. Outdoor heat lamps are available. The pasta is delicious and made fresh in house.
  16. SG

    SteveG

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the vegan menu, the vegan lasagna was delicious. We also ordered the salmon, which was cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. Service was excellent. Great location in Little Italy.
  17. KB

    KylieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food here is excellent and the wait staff are accommodating with any questions you have! I recommend the vegan gnocchi but ordered with regular sausage
  18. b

    barryem

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Waitstaff could have been faster and more prompt . Food was excellent
  19. S

    Sally8

    Baltimore

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food, extremely comfortable outdoor dining due to effective heaters. The lightly fried calamari, shrimp and zucchini combo was outstanding! The Caesar salad was dressed a little too heavily. The pastas were cooked perfectly!
  20. M

    Monse

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most authentic Italian dishes. I recommend getting the dish of Mussels in white wine sauce.
  21. GP

    GiuseppeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicately prepared authentic southern Italian cuisine. Excellent wines to pair with each course. Superb service.
  22. ST

    SandraT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious dinner and loved outdoor dining with lots of great energy. Service was fantastic considering how busy it was for a Thursday evening. Definitely make reservations; makes all the difference.
  23. C

    Charles

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Had super high expectations, especially as they had a separate vegan menu for me and the reviews were great, but we were both quite disapppinted in the food. The best part was the foccaccia bread that comes in as you sit down. The rest was not bad, but nothing amazing: everything lacked seasoning, nothing stood out. plus sides: location is great, right in middle of Little Italy, nice atmosphere. The service was also good.
  24. JH

    JamesH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our group of eight was graciously received, served, and fed with really good food. The calamari and pasta al forno were favorites. Compelling vegan menu.
  25. R

    Ricksterlhp

    Baltimore

    140 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Was good but not as good as last year! We started with the mussels which were great! We got our main dishes in the middle of eating the appetizer. The fusilli was good and the pasta al forno was also. The tiramisu was drowned in chocolate power that would choke you when you ate it. It used to be so delicious couldn’t even eat it. It was definitely better than Noonas which totally sucked.
  26. M

    Molydia

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite spot in Little Italy! We've meant multiple times and have never been disappointed.
  27. KR

    KRISTINEA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great tasty foods and excellent service. A real neighborhood gem.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was impeccable! The food was amazing and the staff so nice! We are planning on going back before the end of our trip!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food I have ever had. Even the desserts were amazing. Amazing vegan menu. Staff was so attentive. Loved it so much
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A wonderful birthday dinner with wonderful food!
  31. BW

    BrianW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Food and service was above average, however, I can't justify the value received for the price. Dinner for four, shared one appetizer, four entree's and two glasses of house wine with gratuity was $218? That was quite excessive and will be reason we don't come back anytime soon.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great service and recommendations, salmon was delicious as was zucchini blossom
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Excelentes alimentos, atención un poco lenta.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 star food, service and ambiance. Best Italian in Little Italy. Ask for Roberto. He is amazing! Best antipasto, focaccia, pasta and drinks this side of the Atlantic.
  35. H

    Heidi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really great to see a place so busy mid-week. Service was great and the food came out quickly. Will definitely be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great options for gluten free. Even has Vegan options. Service was fabulous. Had a great meal
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Overall it was an average dinner. The atmosphere was wonderful and the service incredible. The GM/Owner politely walked around greeting guests. But the food was average. Stay away from the cheeseboard, not fresh at all and not enough variety. My shrimp was under cook. Small portions for the price. I probably will not be back. But again, it wasn't bad just average.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Not going to lie the food was so bad that I really think they get paid for all the reviews
  39. DO

    DinnerO

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little Italian restaurant with great Italian classic dishes and cozy ambiance. Will definitely be back.
  40. S

    Surfliar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommended by a friend. Went for Wife's bday. Sat down and get served focaccia and delicious oily pesto. Ordered burrata and wine. Waiter gave us full explanation of wines and was spot on when we decided what to drink. Pastas were insane. The short rib ragu was insane. We will be coming back to try other Italian wines and dishes!

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 4.4 stars by 1865 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 28 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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