Civico by the Park

4.4
222 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Join us for brunch starting Sunday, April 4th, and every Sunday after! Come relax by the the park with a delicious Spritz and one of Chef Pietro's Calabrifornian creations! In addition to amazing cocktails and food, enjoy a live DJ playing low tempo jams. (Brunch only)

Civico by The Park is the new location for the famous Civico1845 in Little Italy, San Diego. The Gallo Brothers are bringing their love, passion, and enthusiasm, to Banker's Hill!

We feature flavors of authentic Calabrian cuisine, created through surprising techniques and nuances by owner and Executive Chef Pietro Gallo.

We offer full traditional and vegan menus with the addition of our homemade pizza in two styles: the Pinsa Romana and Calabrian Pizza!

In addition, we offer an outstanding selection of Italian wines and craft cocktails focusing on amaro and grappa—the perfect aperitivo or complement to your meal.

Hope to see you soon!
Dario and Pietro Gallo

Support Civico by the Park during COVID-19

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
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 222 people are saying
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LoganS
San Diego
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly excellent experience

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DanielaD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It is a really nice atmosphere
Service is very good
Tagliata was amazing
But pasta over cooked

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James
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend to friends and family for sure. Nice space to dine, and the food and wine choices were top notch.

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vipELENA
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful. Highly recommend. Have been there twice and introduced 2 other couples and both gave it ☆☆☆☆☆.

Civico by the Park
Responded 10 hours ago

Elena, Thank you so much for your kind words! We really appreciate it! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Ciao!

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PatriciaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I were having a fun night out and Civico by the Park was perfect. James was a fantastic host for our evening. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Food came out cold and tasteless. Cannoli was decent. Waiter was awesome.

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vipEdParsley
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food quality was excellent! Great flavors, nice presentation, sexy bar!

Civico by the Park
Responded 10 hours ago

Thank you for your kind words! Hope to have you back soon! Ciao!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The manager/owner was really rude! The servers were nice and friendly and the establishment was nice. This was all the owners lack of hospitality! We had reservations for Mother’s Day and he made it so difficult for us to get a table. It was as if he didn’t want to accommodate us. Sad when your employees can do a better job of creating a good experience for the customer then the owner Dario.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I’m feeling sick after Mother’s Day dinner. I got the shrimp and the were mushy snd had an off taste to them. The pasta they came with was mushy and unseasoned. The service was slow and just ok. The music was obnoxious and not appropriate for dinner. Even my teen daughter didn’t like it. Over all—-pretty mediocre. They will not last unless they stop up their game.

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KevLau
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for Mother’s Day Brunch and the food was fabulous! Will definitely make it a point to eat there again when we visit again!

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jazmine
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I went for a Mother's Day brunch and it was delicious! My 80 year old aunt loved the eggs Benedict (and loved the prosciutto on it), and the tiramisu pancakes were so good! All the staff were so nice as well (:

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food! I so appreciate that they have plentiful vegan options on both their brunch and dinner menu. The staff is extremely attentive and welcoming. The ambience is highly stylized and lovely.

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Tracy
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We have been the Civico for dinner prior to COVID, and loved it. Unfortunately our Mother's Day brunch experience was disappointing. There seemed to be plenty of staff available, yet we repeatedly had to remind them of missing beverage and food items we had ordered. Our family ended up eating in stages as our food arrived, some of it arriving cold. The staff was friendly, but seemed unorganized. The food itself was acceptable, but nothing special.

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vippeterm
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great italian with many vegan options--nice wine list with many Italian vineyards.
Atmosphere is very cool--noise level was fine

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Honestly, the food was the biggest disappointment here. While the appetizers were decent, our entrees were bland and not even worth eating. So we didn’t eat them. When the manager came around to ask if everything was ok, I was politely honest about the expectations and lack of flavor in our dishes. He simply was like “sorry about that” and walked away. The server was quite lovely but not very available, didn’t check back in, needed to be flagged down several times for drink refills, etc. The decor is cute and the atmosphere was nice but now I understand why it was so quiet for a Saturday evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This Italian restaurant is in the heart of Bankers Hill, which was great. The techno music did not mix well with ambiance and crowd of a usual Italian restaurant.
Let’s just say it was not preferred to listen to techno music with wine. Was glad to see multiple vegan options. Waiter JB was very inattentive and wearing sneakers like he is going to go work out. A more professional attire is preferred in an ‘upscale restaurant.’ I had high hopes but walked out less than impressed. I had a great experience my first visit unfortunately this time I was very unhappy.

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RayF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Brought bread in a bag. Don’t understand this precaution when everything else delivered open/uncovered. Wife had a shellfish dish; no plate for shells provided. Sadly Cucina Urbana was booked so we gave this place a try based on reviews. Service was quick and friendly. Food just OK. Won’t be back.

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vipBellissima
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service. We love the pesto doing sauce with focaccia! The calamari was seasoned perfectly, with a nice light batter and doing sauce. Very pleased, especially since it's so nice to finally get out after covid!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was actually tasteless

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vipGaryL
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

great food, great ambiance. we will be back frequently

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday, the hostess was a bit short with us on table selection but waiter was fantastic, gr8 drink & food suggestions.

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vipErinF
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with live DJ. Ordered the bubbles by saying it in Italian 3x fast (great deal) and really loved the burrata and prosciutto dish. Frittatas are more like egg tacos vs a traditional frittata - different, but good.

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ElizaA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience. The staff are very friendly but doesn’t hover

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We ordered cocktails, appetizers and mains. The appetizer came before cocktails. It was tasteless and cold inside. We were about to tell the waitress, when the main course came, followed by the cocktails. The shrimp and pasta was so heavily peppered, it was inedible. The pork shank and polenta was bland. The only good was that they took off the appetizer and pasta off the bill

Civico by the Park
Responded on May 3, 2021

Ciao! I’m sorry you had such a terrible experience! I remember your table well as I know my manager Luigi had stopped by to offer our apologies. It’s clear that we did not meet your expectations and I am very sorry! Please send me an email at zachary@civicobythepark.co m with all of the details so we can learn from our mistakes. We’re a family business trying our best to navigate these challenging times and I appreciate your patronage and feedback! Grazie Mille! Zachary, General Manager

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vipPickyEater
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service and ambience were fantastic! The food was over salted which was a big disappointment and the music level was quite high, especially for an early evening meal. I was told that that the plan was to creat a sort-of energetic club type atmosphere. I think it was a little bit much for 6:30 PM. It was difficult to hold a good conversation over our cocktails due to the noise level. This was my second time at Civico And the first time I was there the food was outstanding so I will definitely give it another try.

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vipNzarrJ
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, food , and beautiful decor.

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vipELENA
San Diego
66 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with the decor. Love the openness of the restaurant. Food and service were the best. Filled up on the Antipasto Calabria. Will try the Pasta dishes next time.. Music a little too loud but thatsa my opinion. Definitely will go back and recommend to friends and family. Liked the validated parking.

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SeptemberS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I celebrated our anniversary here and it was incredible! The service was great and the food was incredible.

Civico by the Park
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words and choosing to celebrate with us! We are looking forward to the next time! Ciao! -Zachary, General Manager

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COURTLANDP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great energy, excellent service, nice menu. We will be back.

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AnneH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Civico is a gem! Enjoyed a scrumptious pizza and a great bottle of wine. Our server was wonderful as well. Will definitely visit again in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch and they did not disappoint! Great cocktails and excellent food options. Breakfast pizza was perfect to share.

Civico by the Park
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for your kind review! We hope to see you again soon! Ciao!

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KrissyA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service delightful for Sunday brunch. Def recommend!!

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MadaiC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Great venue however the food was Salty and service was very poor

Civico by the Park
Responded on May 3, 2021

Ciao MadaiC! My name is Zachary and I am the manager here at Civico By The Park. I wanted to personally apologize that you had such a terrible experience! We are a family owned restaurant trying to come back from challenging times so your feedback is critical. If you could please send me the details of your visit so we can learn from our mistakes, I would greatly appreciate it! Grazie Mille! Zachary@civicobythepark.co m

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vipLuvgoodfood
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best vegan options I've ever had! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was average. Calamari was salty-over seasoned. My meal was good. My husbands was bland. The wine pour was that of a wine pairing not full poor. With many Italian restaurants in the area, the ambiance is where it’s able to compete-only.

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vipKing
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was good, the service at the location wasn’t up to par with the Little Italy location.

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Tyyy
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was great, the atmosphere was good. Open space, great design, lots of light. The food was average. Nothing special. Probably good for happy hour.

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vipsuzie
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

brunch is delicious; servers are great as is the space...music waaay to loud. Why??

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vipRamigo
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Cívico and found it surprisingly good!
Great food, good value and good service.

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StephanieS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot! Really delicious vegan menu and a nice staff! We mentioned it was our anniversary in the booking and they surprised us with two glasses of champagne!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Civico by the Park using the Order Online button. Civico by the Park also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 310-5669.

Civico by the Park is rated 4.4 stars by 222 OpenTable diners.

Civico by the Park does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/il-dandy/giftcards.

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.