Civico 1845

4.3
1480 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Fresh flavors with a modern spin on traditional Italian classics. Menu features several gluten-free and vegan friendly options.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1480 people are saying
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EwaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We weny there specifically for the vegan options on the menu. It’s my third time there and it was as good as always. We had vegan mozzarella sticks, vegan lasagna and ravioli and finished off with a vegan tiramisu. Everything was delicious and service was on point. Thank you!

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KelseyF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was so amazing. She was super busy but took the time to help us with all our various dietary restrictions (gf, vegan), didn’t rush us at all, and was just so nice and helpful. The food was fantastic. we all had an amazing time and we’ll definitely be back. We appreciate you having something on your menu for everyone and the service was the best we have had in San Diego

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donw
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was a nice place, but the food was not that good.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !

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vipCurtis
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great little authentic Italian restaurant. It is casual; very comfortable attire. Food was delicious and more than reasonably priced with exceptional service. Great place to dine anytime of the day. We will continue to eat there often.

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StephanieE
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm bread and oil was complementary and was so good!!
For appetizer we got the vegan caprese salad, the cheese was so fresh and delicious. My mom got the fish plate, a little big over cooked but she liked it and I got the vegan ravioli (it was scrumptious).
For dessert I got the pistachio ice cream with the expresso shot on top and it was SO YUMMY.

Catarina our waitress was the sweetest!!!

Thank you for having a vegan menu!

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CraigF
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall it was pretty good experience. The outdoor seating could be more appealing with some kind of table decor or ambient lighting. Service was good, but could have been attentive to traditional Italian offerings of parmesan cheese on pasta etc... once food arrived.. Carpaccico appetizer was amazing but, meatball and ravioli was just...good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends pickup in San Diego

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vipCedSaidZed
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you can get a table in Baran’s section… you’ll be in for a wonderful evening!

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Vegi
West Palm Beach
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall a decent experience for a touristy area. The gnocchi and ravioli both vegan options were tasty enough. The salads were alright nothing special. Dessert tirimasu was good but small. Skip the vegan cannoli. In general expected better

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ElaineS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a very busy night over Labor day weekend. Fortunately we had a reservation and got seated promptly. The restaurant manager, Elia, always goes out of her way to make sure everything is perfect. Thank you Elia!

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Foodiegal
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fantastic service, tasty food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Located in the heart of Little Italy, the ambiance was lacking. Outdoor seating was very dated. Our server was adorable and very helpful with the menu. We felt the pasta choices were lacking. My pomodoro salad was unfortunately tasteless. The salmon was just ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We had a party of 3 and were sat at a table for 2. We couldn’t even put our water and wine glasses all on it nevermind food plates. After asking, we were moved to a table outside on a 30 degree tilt and had to lean our glasses against the railing. Completely ridiculous. Apps were good. Entrees just average. Won’t go back seeing as India street is filled with amazing restaurants without such ridiculous things to deal with

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fittyeggs
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everytime I go the food is slightly on the cooler side in temperature, but it always tastes amazing.

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MarT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not enough vegetables on the menu. Drinks (alcoholic) were not as good as expected. Service was great. Food was good but not outstanding. Experience was a bit disappointing overall. I have been to the downtown location and it was much superior.

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vipBellissima
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always consistently good food and service. The dipping sauce and bread are worth going for alone!
We had salmon, delicious. Although we didn't care for the green risotto under it, not very appealing and too salty. Our other shared dish was the paprdelle with short rib Ragu; excellent.
We sat outside and enjoyed people watching on a beautiful evening. Service was great; server checked in often and Orr water carafe was filled.

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vipNHENRY
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and fantastic service. The short rib pappardelle is ridiculously delicious.

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Extremelypicky
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wasn’t sure about the restaurant because it has very mixed reviews on YELP. The service was good, and the food was really good. Would definitely go back again—don’t know why the bad reviews on YELP. Short rib pasta was delicious! Squash blossoms, calamari, and their focaccia with basil olive were also very delicious. Parking situation looked a little crazy so take a car service.

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Civico was recommended on YouTube as one of the restaurants to visit in Little Italy. Luckily, we shared a chicken marsala plate. We were very disappointed. The chicken was dry and over cooked. The roasted vegetables were good. The server never asked if we liked the food. We did not complain and just paid the bill.

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overstreetjj
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service! Delicious, thoughtfully prepared food.

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JessK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing. Food was great. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall I loved the menu and the vegan Italian options. That said, my ravioli with pink sauce was sweet and didn’t taste like vodka sauce. A bit disappointing.

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Falcon
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambience and overall experience. Incredible food that came out in a timely fashion. The house bread is freaking perfect. Also they have a full vegan menu that will amaze any vegan and non vegan.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect simple meal, great food, service, and value

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sdvegan
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very thankful that they have a robust vegan menu across all courses.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Wasn’t a great spot for a special occasion. Everything felt rushed and transactional. The food was pretty good, but it was clear we were a table that needed to be churched out quickly. Overall, we were bummed we chose to celebrate our anniversary here.

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Santander
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Place was kinda meh. I didn’t feel like we were greeted with the right level of enthusiasm. I got a “oh you’re here, what do you want from me” kind of vibe. Service was slow, maybe they were understaffed. It was much better when you’d just go up to them and asked for what you wanted. Steak was sub par, but I guess $25 gets Ralph quality steaks at intern level cooking proficiency. It was good that they had many vegan choices, which we really enjoyed at our table. Risotto was under seasoned. Recommend? Probably not. But if you’re hungry and every restaurant you’ve walked past in little Italy is fully booked (and you don’t want Shake Shack), I guess this will do just fine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining in little Italy was nice. Multiple vegan options which were very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My lasagna came out cold

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING service, ambiance and most importantly food. There are many gluten free and vegan options. I HIGHLY recommend the vegan ravioli because it is the GOD of all ravioli I’ve ever had. The bread is also INSANE and the vegan cheese was very good, if they sold it I would buy it in bulk. Also, the mushrooms with the cheese sticks were so yummy and unlike anything I’ve had before. Will definitely be back and recommend to everyone.

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kenr
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Found this restaurant on Eater San Diego. Parking can be a challenge on the weekend. Service was very good. Our waiter was very accommodating. Food was just OK. Ordered the eggplant appetizer. Way too much salt. Other dishes were similarly over-salted. Was the Chef on a salt binge? The risotto, which is supposedly their signature dish, was average.

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Nina
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The vegan menu is amazing; we loved everything! The staff was gentle and helpful. We definitely will come back!

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Fircrestian
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of three ate on the outdoor patio next to the restaurant. It was a beautiful evening, the food was outstanding and the service very attentive. I would definitely eat there again!

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CristineS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun spot with excellent food. Lovely staff. Would go back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a spectacular time! The drinks were out of this world and the food was immaculate! I would definitely come back again.

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Drewtang
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant with vegan options.
About as close to and “authentic” Italian experience you can get in Little Italy. Besides the wine portions, order a bottle because the pours can be a bit skimpy.
Focaccia with basil oil is fantastic.
Frito misto is on the small side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Popped in for a random Tuesday night dinner. We sat outside, so that affected the experience. Food was just okay but that might have been because we came in close to their closing hours, service was solid, I’ll return to try a few more dishes and experience the actual indoor restaurant (the street seating was not very comfortable). All staff were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience here! Romantic atmosphere, exactly what we were looking for in our last dinner for our honeymoon in San Diego!

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EricV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Everything was just OK, nothing poor and nothing outstanding. Some of the cheese and meats seemed to be a bit old. Very busy and mostly very courteous.

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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 1480 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.