Civico 1845

4.5
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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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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was extremely bland. My meal was warm, not hot and fresh. All the food tasted like it was pre-made and microwaved. Perhaps the worst value of any restaurant I have been to in a long time. Staff was friendly tho.

KG
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, nice atmosphere but small tables close together.

KS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food and kind server, though the hostesses were rude and disorganized.

R
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been to this restaurant several times and enjoy it each time we go it is a very lively place and it can get quite loud but you are still able to have a conversation. Reservations are definitely required otherwise he will be waiting in a very long line.

MW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The servings were too little for the price. And the vegan options were mediocre. But overall the food and ambiance was really nice.

JR
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really great Italian food in Little Italy.. Can't go wrong. Pasta is delicious and decent selection for everyone!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing atmosphere. The noise was moderate because we sat outside but it wasn’t bad at all. We will be going back for sure!

AL
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Civico is one of our favorite places. We are never disappointed!

MK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Civico. Great service... great food ... we will definitely be coming back to try some more. Thanks Civico!!

A
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Had to wait outside in the cold for 20 minutes to get seated. Noise level was barely tolerable; could not hear each other well enough to carry on an understandable conversation. Food was good. Prices good. Service was fast but very impersonal.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you’re a vegan and want to scratch that itch that only Italian food can scratch....this is the place to do it. The lasagna and ravioli were incredible!

AR
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Civics 1845 is a pleasant dainty Italian restraint in the heart of little Italy. We were served bread with amazing oil to dip it in. That was to die for. Our appetizer was decently sized for 2 people and absolutely delicious. No complaints about our experience. Would 10/10 visit again

RJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, well prepared, and nice options for those who want Italian but have dietary restrictions.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe, trendy but with traditional food
We opted for an appetizer, shared pasta dish with garlic bread and had the cannoli
Unless you enjoy being sick feeling when you leave, the entrees are large enough to share ... left us more room for a bottle of wine and a drink later at another establishment since we were walking.
It’s LOUD. If you don’t like loud, you won’t like it
A reservation is a must... it’s very crowded ... we were there on a Monday !

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious ravioli!

c
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I thought our waiter was abit too heavy hand in trying to up sell and seemed slightly snooty/pompous to be perfectly honest . the food was excellent so, meh.

CZ
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my three adult nieces here for lunch. Our waiter was not only cute but very nice and personable too. He made eye contact with every single person as he was explaining the specials and the menu. He and the wait staff were very attentive to refilling our water, making sure our gluten free options were correct, and even gave us a free dessert when one of the soups didn't come out with the other. Totally unnecessary but a very kind gesture. The food was excellent! Probably the best GF pasta I have had in a restaurant. The dessert he brought was carefully selected as a GF item as well. I would recommend this place!

S
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The noise level prohibited any attempt at easy conversation. It was awful because of hard surfaces everywhere. Nothing of the several food choices ordered among the 5 of us was bad, but nothing was particularly noteworthy either. Service was excellent.

TS
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must to visit this restaurant. The food and service is excellent. Very authentic Italian food. The stuffed zucchini, homemade pasta and bread were beyond yummy. We only wish that we had this restaurant in our hometown.

CK
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All four of us had a different salad and each one was a nice size and very good! Our main dishes were tasty as well though my husband’s ravioli dish was definitely a bit small. Overall a great meal and venue; we’ll be back for sure.

AG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I went here in 2019 I was so impressed with their full vegan menu and overall quality, came back 2020 and everything is just as get if not better service is amazing and staff is so sweet! I’d recommend this to anyone who loves good Italian vegan or non vegan!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
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 on January 16, 2020
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 on January 15, 2020
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
67 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
2 reviews
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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