Civico 1845

4.5
1329 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 1329 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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ReynaT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The vibe at Civico has changed, maybe it depends on the time of the week but my last visit had better music, it felt more authentic with my italian server now it is more hip with younger american staff. Still a great spot but it definitely has changed!

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cattt
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing! I come here as an anniversary/special occasion spot with my boyfriend and it’s always phenomenal! Amazing options for me (vegan) and non vegan for my boyfriend :)

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jeffs
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic vegan menu and good old-school Italian service.

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ChylarM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, very friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a surprise birthday for my boyfriend, everything was perfect!

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StanK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We're local but haven't been here for a while. Were seated right away. Food was delicious. The server was nice, but disappeared for a while. Was disappointing because it was a celebration and we had to hunt down our server. They seem to be understaffed. Probably understandable during Covid, but we haven't had that problem at others nearby.

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OscarV
Baja California
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food ,great service not the first time I’ve been there ,
The only thing is that I heard some foul language comming out the kitchen from a waiter, it was in Spanish which everyone in my table understands, that kind gave a bad image of the place I recommended to my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food as always very good. Just didnt have the ambiance and service of pre covid. Hopefully that will come back, we have been here at least dozen times and will try again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The lobster ravioli was disappointing. The pasta was hard and there was little to no filling.

The table bread was cold and overall my guest were not impressed by the quality of the food. I was hoping it would live up to expectations but sadly, it was very mediocre.

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vipSH1234
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was pretty solid all around, but our server (Katarina?) was terrible. Our primi and secondi plates came out at the same time, while the antipasti was still on the table. Unacceptable to just have a runner dump all of the food on the table at once. She never checked back on us until we had finished, and everything had gotten cold for sitting out so long. Got the bill, and she had double charged us for a pasta. I won't be back, even if the food is pretty good.

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CherylB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been here many times. It is always amazing. All the dishes we have had are cook well and taste amazing. The service is great and staff is very friendly and helpful. I miss the cheese plates they used have, but it is still awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was good, service was completely lacking and sort of left a sour taste when you can get service or anything. Just ignored by the guy that hardly came by doesn’t make you feel very good.

Civico 1845
Responded on April 28, 2021

Ciao, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I appreciate your feedback but I am also disappointed we did not exceed your expectations as we pride ourselves in making all of our guest feel like they're part of our family. If you decide to give us another try I would love to meet you and make sure we provide you with a much better experience. Please feel free to reach out to me personally. Elia Soltero Restaurant Manager

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Nadomum
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Inside dining is now available but it could be colder than sitting outside under a heater as all the large windows are open. For some this will be a positive but we found it to be very cold while dining.
What we love about this restaurant is the vegan menu & so we will book again in warmer weather.

Civico 1845
Responded on April 28, 2021

Ciao Nadomun, Thank you for your review. As we continue to prepare to fully open we're taking every measure we can to make all of our guest feel comfortable and safe. I appreciate your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon. I would love to say hello next time you are joining us. Elia Soltero Restaurant Manager

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ArlinG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and service too. Only thing is that tables next to the street might be a little too noisy

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JimT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the seating just what I requested and the food and drink were absolutely delicious and the portion sizes just right. I had the vegan gnocchi and my dinner partner had the fusilli. We both were extremely pleased with our choices. I want to go back and try so many other options on the menu! Civico 1845 gets my unqualified stamp of approval!

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KarenW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! For being outside you were warm and felt safe. Kudos for doing it right!

Civico 1845
Responded on April 28, 2021

Ciao Karen, Thank you for your review! Here at Civico 1845 we like to support our local vendors and provide you with all fresh ingredients. We hope to welcome you back soon. Elia Soltero Restaurant Manager

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Brad
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent pasta, great service! Enjoy!

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KelliF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite spot in little Italy. Excellent service and healthy pours of wine! The outdoor seating is up close to passerby, which is tough, but I know Civico is doing the best they can.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable experience! Food was great, staff was extremely pleasant and we were very pleased overall. Felt very covid friendly! They were busy, so it did take some time between seeing our server but he was still as attentive as possible and we are looking forward to coming back!

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carmh
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The focaccia bread is a winner. Their homemade pastas are delicious. Friendly service.

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GraceM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, nice outdoor seating area, altogether a great experience with reasonable prices and yummy options! Just be considerate that it takes a while to find parking especially on weekends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

La comida bastante mala... el servicio bueno... el lugar nada en especial..

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love2eat
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I ate here two years ago. It was one of the best experiences I can remember. I loved the ambiance, the food, wine, service, etc. I brought my adult daughters with me this time. They heard about this restaurant from me since that first experience. Sadly, it was horrible. The food was bad, the service was worse. We got the wrong food, we were sat outside on two lopsided tables. It was one of those evenings when you wonder is you are part of a Saturday Night Live skit. Trying to find our server, asking what food we had been given, the rest. I was so incredibly disappointed. Really a bit angry. A lot of money and excitement wasted.

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WilliamM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cuisine, excellent service -- a first-class experience all the way.

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vipJayD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Server initially checked on us quite frequently but once the food came out he didn’t come back for about 20 minutes. I waited 10 minutes for a fork and eventually had a flag another server down because the person who cleared our first course never came back with a fork as I requested. The entire group was polite and waiting so all of us sat there for ten minutes waiting to eat. Also had to ask for salt & pepper several times and only got salt a few minutes after that. There’s a thousand places to eat here in SD and unfortunately experiences like this make it unlikely we will be back anytime soon. We used to rave about Civico but last nights service was regrettable.

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MikeyM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Service was nice. Outdoor dining was very comfortable. Regular dishes were amazing, but vegan options were not very good. I wish I could rate higher, but we picked this restaurant due to half of our party being vegan.

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Corrina
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very vegan-friendly. I love Civico!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was good and our server was great. However the hostess was rude and having to buy a mask so an 11 year old had to wear a mask from the outside hostess stand to our outside table less than 10 feet away is ridiculous.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I were celebrating our engagement and the ambience was wonderful. The food reminds me of my family’s cooking growing up and is a must visit when I go to San Diego.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were amazing. Wonderful experience.

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Nette
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved the vibe and the vegan options! They also catered to my friend’s birthday dessert. So sweet!

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vipLocal
San Diego
51 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The music was loud and a poor selection, which included profanity. Not ambient or Italian. I think I heard Shakira at some point.

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vipZiaGina12
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We dined inside and our table was appropriately social distanced.

Our service was great snd our dinner was good. We had the Shirt Rib Pappardelle was good and our Chicken with Prosciutto was better. The rapini was outstanding as was their pesto and ciabatta bread.

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JoshuaG
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very overpriced. The best thing between 4 people was the steak i ordered and i ordered it rare, with most of it being completely raw in the middle

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were seated outside, and that was just fine. The server, while polite, was not at all knowledgeable about the menu. I ordered vegan butternut squash ravioli, and that was quite good. We were given 90 minutes, which is ample time to complete a meal, but we felt rushed during dinner. All that being said, I would go again, but just for the vegan menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Finding a place for outdoor dining, good food and feeling safely distanced can be a chore. The staff was very accommodating allowing us, a party of two, to sit at a table for four as it was better situated for our “distanced needs”. Really appreciated their willingness to do that. We did dine on the early side just to give ourselves more space from the busier times of evening.

The food was very good, service was excellent and though (because of Covid and dining in the street-made areas) a person stopped to “water their dog” near to us, that’s not the restaurants fault. All are trying to cope with the circumstances of alternative outdoor dining and some grace is needed. They kept us nice and warm with their heaters. Was a great anniversary celebration and memory.

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ChrystalH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. Our favorite Little Italy restaurant. Service is friendly and professional, atmosphere is comfortable and classy, food is outstanding. We especially love the vegan menu options. We dine here every trip!

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Amazing
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We are from out of state and we wanted to see the hype on this restaurant and it was good ! The food was ok .. we order the clams and it was not so good our food was okay and we enjoyed the pasta - our server was nice but kept forgetting our drink refills

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fittyeggs
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Been before and loved it, knew this was the place to go for a birthday dinner. The only upsetting thing was eating dinner right next to the hostess stand. The whole time we were seated our table was full of overhearing others conversations and it felt super cramped. I know times are tough with covid but I wouldn't have made the reservation if I knew we were going to be seated right there.

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

amazing food, Cold outside but they had heaters.

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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 4.5 stars by 1329 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.