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Civico 1845

4.6
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1236 Reviews
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1236 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGabrielaA
Mexico City
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We had to put the bread bag in the floor, no space at the table , nobody clean the dishes when we were finished , we had lots of cups, glasses and dishes lying around us. The food is nothing to write home about!
I would not go back !

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kareem loves it

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RyanM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We very much enjoyed our meal. The Antipasto was delicious and had a good variety of items. It was bigger than advertised and was more than adequate for 4. We dined here "streetside" and service was attentive despite all the walking to the kitchen. Very friendly staff. Our entrees were very good. We would definitely dine here again.

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ElaineB
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone enjoyed a great meal and drinks. Always the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and a fantastic server at Civico and would highly recommend this restaurant! Will enjoy returning the next time we are in San Diego

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Vravioli
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fresh and tastey. Had vegan and non vegan dishes that were very superb and comforting.

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vipKshdmwkdhb
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! The outdoor seating was nice. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Outdoor seating available but street is noisy. Great place for vegetarians and vegans!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The food is consistently fresh and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Birthday

Amazing service. Pasta not as good as other restaurants in little Italy.

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DavidT
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was excellent except the lobster ravioli could have been cooked about three minutes longer. Other than that the best Italian food in little Italy.

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NancyK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation date night

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Guest
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside it was perfect service was fast and attentive

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phillipF
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Scotty was our server and was very attentive and friendly.

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KellyS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Appetizers were amazing. And the restaurant finally got a liquor license. Dinners were just okay. Pasta was not cooked all the way through. Some prices were soft and others hard. And dishes were not proportionate.

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vipEleanor
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was top notch. Setting was perfect!

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KaylaR
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

As an Italian restaurant in little Italy, we expected better quality. The mussel broth wasn’t as flavorful as it could be, the saltimbocca was bland, the pollo itself was good. However, there was no mention of peas as the vegetable with the dish and our party did not like peas. We ordered the broccoli side instead, which we were charged for. The pasta with beef was good but the desserts that were overpriced were also sub-par. For a $140 dinner, this is truly not worth it. There are better restaurants in the area which I would recommend instead.

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traveldiva
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside—they have great patio heaters. Wine was great—our waiter recommended it and it was actually one of the cheapest on the menu. Food was fantastic and the service was outstanding!

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ClaireS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vegan menu, superb service. Outdoor patio was warm and inviting.

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DRC6
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves!! The food was great and the wine amazing! The service was friendly and plentiful. We especially loved the Saturday night sitting on the street dining!!
Such a great ambience! Thank you Civico!!!

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LindseyW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! We sat outside on the patio and our service was wonderful. We really enjoyed everything we ordered!

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KatA
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a fantastic time at Civico! The food is always good, and the service is always just top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful, a nearly perfect experience (with COVID in mind.)

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vipBellissima
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Family celebration for adults; son's 36th birthday. Some vegan, some not. All of us are Italian. Great food that makes everyone happy.

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Lina
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We came here because we loved Il Dandy. I was aware it was more traditional Italian, however the expectations were still high. The food and service was okay. Didn't particularly wow me. For an Italian restaurant they overcooked the linguine and it's stuck together. That seems like a pretty fundamental issue. I hope this may just be some issues related to reopening after the Covid close down, and I look forward to seeing what they come up with next.

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ThuyT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good. Everyone is friendly. The zucchini blossoms are so good here. A must try. All their pasta are amazing.

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Jenna
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional Italian food - best in Little Italy for sure

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was mediocre. Bread and pesto was amazing but the vegetarian pasta tasted like something I could’ve cooked at home. The staff was extremely friendly and attentive, but unfortunately I wouldn’t recommend.

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Williamschamber9
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service...delicious food...it felt like we were dining at our Italian family’s home!

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Local
Palm Springs
40 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for an organized entrance with all the covid requirements. Food and service was outstanding as always!

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CatherineB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu is much better! Tempura veggies and vegan mayo was delicious! Had a great time with our toddler. Will come back more often.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service during the Al Fresco dining 6/13. We even made the 11pm news
Chris Bernard and Debbie Wiener

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The host and service staff were very attentive and friendly.

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paulah
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

With Little Italy accommodating for Civico to extend their outside dining added to a nice ambience during the necessity of separations.
The service was friendly and very good. Their menu has some excellent choices. We enjoyed our Italian wine with the homemade focaccia bread and pesto dipping sauce..We enjoyed the appetizer small zucchini filled with ricotta cheese. We had an excellent beet salad and our pasta dishes (pasta with eggplant and the pasta with the sausage) were both excellent!
All in all it was a very nice experience and so good to get out with the public and enjoy a special meal.

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SusanL
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first trip out to a restaurant since they opened again. We were nervous. But the restaurant made us feel very comfortable and was following all the rules. It was a treat.

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JamieM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vegan lasagna! Vegan ravioli! Vegan calamari! Vegan tiramisu! A whole vegan menu of deliciousness. If we didn’t live in Colorado, we’d visit this San Diego wonderplace weekly.

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vipDavidOshun
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and the vegan food was delicious!!!!

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BethS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very nice and helpful. He made excellent recommendations. All the food was so delicious. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

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AllTheWayInWayne
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I specifically picked this restaurant because they offer gluten free pasta and I was not disappointed! The food was absolutely magnificent. Everything we ordered was full of flavor and large portions. I was a little disappointed that the restaurant only offers wine and beer as I am a cocktail drinker. Our server told us that they are going to serve liquor in the near future. If you have never been to Little Italy in San Diego, this is a great place to start.

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AbbyR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun and vibrant restaurant. Great service and wonderful food.

FAQs

Civico 1845 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 431-5990.

Civico 1845 is rated 4.6 stars by 1236 OpenTable diners.

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