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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j
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic and fabulous food.

B
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant with amazing food. Understand it was an evening over a holiday weekend but felt as though the food was being rushed out too quickly for this type of restaurant.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always genuine Italian cuisine and ambience. Great and friendly service.

RT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Had a reservation but somehow the hostess was too busy to check us in or look it up. So another server came up and just sat us without using my open table reservation. Then after I left I received an email stating that my reservation was canceled. If the food had been fantastic I would have let it go but to drop almost $100 for subpar Italian was too much for me not to write my first criticism on open table. There are many better places to eat in Little Italy than to waste your time here. Seriously I could have done better with the leftovers in my fridge. Don’t even bother trying to make this right because I’m never going back to this restaurant again.

RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place was amazing! Fantastic food and a vegan menu that was fabulous! So good we went two nights in a row on our recent trip to San Diego. Super quick and responsive. The "mushroom calamari" was probably better than most actual Calamari I've had.

A
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I gave a moderate rating for noise. Hard to know because we were seated outside.

ND
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I had a better memory of this place. Quality went down, I feel.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word Amazing!

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JA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We are longtime San Diego residents and know there are many very good Italian eateries in San Diego. This is nothing but a tourist restaurant. From the time we sat down the service was rushed. Our table of 4 ordered 2 appetizers. They arrived at least 10 minutes apart so that we did not get to share. The main course was delivered at the same time as the second appetizer. One order was wrong but we took it anyway. The homemade pasta in 3 of the dishes was clumped and stuck together. The food preparation, plate presentation and flavors were mediocre. The desert was not as described on the menu and was 3 different items that did not blend together. When we were seated I showed the server a gift certificate we would be using and she told me to just present it when paying the bill. I presented it with my credit card in the bill folder but she ignored it when totaling the check. We had to remind her event though the certificate was right in front of her. This is an overhyped restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Overall disappointing experience at Civico 1845. I did my research ahead of time and chose them because their menu listed gluten free pasta as an option. When I went to order, the server informed me that they boil the gluten free pasta in the same water as the regular pasta, so it’s not actually gluten free. I asked if they could please boil a fresh pot, and she said the kitchen was too small. So, I did not get the pasta that I had come there for, and instead ordered salmon. I found the salmon to be very greasy tasting. Overall, the food and experience were just okay. I would not return.

l
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a great restaurant - options for meat eaters and vegan. A little loud but the service and food is wonderful - worth it!

DA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tutto molto buono per essere a San Diego, sembrava di essere quasi a casa!!!
Lo consiglio tantissimo

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OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a birthday dinner, they did not disappoint. They were able to accommodate my vegan needs with a special vegan menu and my friends with plenty of authentic non vegan Italian dishes. They even surprised me with a special vegan desert. Wow!!

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