Civico 1845

4.6
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1158 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Fresh flavors with a modern spin on traditional Italian classics. Menu features several gluten-free and vegan friendly options.
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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very good. Price is reasonable, very busy which can make it quite loud inside.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had dined at Civico 1845 once before and were excited to return, but the entree we loved on our first visit tasted like a completely different (and not very tasty) dish, and our other entree was relatively bland and forgettable.

MR
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you’re looking for authentic Italian cuisine look no further! Civico 1845 is a gem in little Italy. The food was amazing, the service was great!! Our waiter Patrick was amazing with his recommendations and his patience with us being newbies. Overall we had a great night at Civico! Would highly recommend this place to anyone!!

KA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food / service and ambiance!
Our crew travels around the world and this is a special place !
Thanks for the memories and wonderful service Cevico team.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was fantastic! To start we got the 3 cheeses and olives. So fresh and tasty! My boyfriend then got the Bolognese dish and WOW was it delicious. Overall awesome experience for our first time in San Diego!

V
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We appreciate the fact that Civico offers a vegan menu, but the food left a lot to be desired. My girlfriend did not like the gnocchi, and although the lasagna was mostly good, it very heavy on the tomato sauce and the portion was small. Our bill came to about $85, and though we ordered drinks, I feel like for $60 worth of food, we should have both left full, especially when we also ordered an appetizer. Our server was also impersonal, and did the bare minimum to check up on us. If I'm gonna pay upscale prices on mediocre food, the overall experience could at least be better.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible from start to finish. The bread was delightful and the seafood was so fresh I wouldn’t be surprised if they caught it that morning.

SD
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our table wasn't ready at our reservation time, so ended up sitting at the bar. Not idea, but not terrible either. Server was excellent and made wonderful recommendations. Will return.

JV
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant with great vegan food. I will definitely be back.

MG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience4

I like the decor but the food was just OK. Ordered the vegan truffle ravioli and it was un flavored. I have been to Italy and know the taste of truffles these were not truffles just plain mushrooms...also if you have a reservation you can't be seated until your whole party is there.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

F
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience4

The first couple of times I came the food was fantastic and everyone was happy. This last Sunday I ordered the gnocchi e zucca gamberi. It didn’t taste like anything. The shrimps were the best. I had it boxed up and added pasta sauce the next day for lunch. Way better. My partner ordered the rib eye. Had no seasoning, he needed to add salt. The other dishes were good according to my family. Would I come again with as much enthusiasm? Probably not.

CM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best waiter ever Roberto and food was excellent almost as good as my husband's (we are Italians)

LD
Toronto
65 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. We are visiting from Toronto and will be back next year!

OT
Sweden
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good food, but we had to wait 20 minutes because our table wasn’t ready at the time we had the reservation.

PD
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food with a wonderful vegan menu!!! So accommodating for kids. We had a great time and wonderful food. A bit heavy on the oil in most dishes - but we’ll make sure and ask for little to no oil next time!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience, food and service. Vegan menu is amazing! Everyone in the party was super happy. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebramos año nuevo y todo estuvo delicioso, excelente servicio, ambiente me encantó y excelente atención. Sin duda alguna regresaremos. Tienen una carta de vino muy amplia, muy rico el vino que probé.

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DT
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent appetizer shrimp with calamari. Cesar Salad and pasta dish was delicious.

n
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a reservation but had to wait 30 minutes for our table. We weren’t allowed to wait at the bar and had to stand outside. The service was good - maybe too good because they brought our entrees before some of us had finished our appetizers. Since there wasn’t room at the table for both appetizer and dinner plates we had to give up our appetizers before we were finished.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The wait staff was fantastic, however the hostess was my the most friendly.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Bolognese and Calamari

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l
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for great offerings for veg and non-veg diners

MG
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time to Civico and wow! The food was spectacular. The homemade pasta was done to perfection. The antipasto was 3 cheeses and 3 meats chosen from a list of about 6 each. Delicious! I highly recommend this place.

VX
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first restaurant of choice when dining in Little Italy!

SD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service as well. Made a mistake on my order, but fixed it quickly and gave us free desserts. Everything was great.

d
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Our anniversary was not acknowledged even though we put it on Open Table. It felt like our server was rushing us even though there was an open table nearby. The noise level makes normal conversation impossible. If it wasn’t for the food, I don’t think we’d ever come back.

PE
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I like that Civico offers options for vegetarians and vegans. However, the service staff was not helpful and impatient in explaining options to our group. The restaurant is noisy so it’s hard to carry a conversation . Will likely not return.

MR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and outstanding service! My favorite restaurant in SD.

w
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cherry panna cotta. Divine. Can’t wIt to go again

SR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and authentic and the service was perfect!

E
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Wow LOUD in there!!! Love the food! Waitstaff SUPER nice!!

ML
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian place I’ve ever eaten overseas. It’s quite hard to find a good place to taste the real Italian cuisine but I found it and I got to civico twice. For every bite if I closed my eyes, I would never say to be in US. Congrats guys.

DO
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We love going to Little Italy when in SD. So we thought we’d try a new restaurant. The tables were so jammed together outside that wait staff had to serve from the sidewalk. Probably because of the overcrowding, the staff tried to be efficient but seemed unfriendly and not very welcoming. Sorry

TS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything but the bathroom location and noise level was impeccable. Server, food, atmosphere were all spot on.

N
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went in 6 with a baby and it was perfect, everything elegant and welcoming, everyone was always very kind.
Food is great, I got awesome Ravioli and everything was very else such as starters and pasta, left like at home!

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gourmet most delicious vegan food!

r
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and new job and the service was wonderful!!!! The streets were full of pink with the Breast Cancer 3day!!! We had seats by the window and enjoyed the show!!!!! PS Great wine!!!

JT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! Made my daughter's birthday very special.

MH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food. We had the Quattro Brachette for appetizer and it was the best taste of 4 flavors. Highly recommend. Service was fast and pleasant.