Osteria Panevino

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$30 and under
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Italian
The oldest restaurant in all of the Gaslamp, established in 1992. Located in Downtown San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter, featuring a wide variety of authentic Italian dishes, including Ossobuco and the best pasta in San Diego. Osteria Panevino also features a full-service bar, patio, and private dining areas for catered events. Osteria Panevino has long been considered one of the best restaurants in San Diego.

Now serving lunch from 11:30 am-3 pm with a Daily 2-Course Lunch Special, including complimentary coffee for just $17.95!

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a delightful, traditional preset Thanksgiving Dinner, or our regular menu! Both will be available for you!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Regular menu available all day for you and your guests!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Regular menu available all day for you and your guests!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 889 People Are Saying
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RS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Went with colleagues on business.

JF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service was exceptional! They make you feel very important. The food was superb! Will always be our first choice for Italian.

TD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a table seating outside given the pleasant weather. Quite enjoyable. Outstanding food and service. Definitely will go back next time in San Diego.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful italien restaurant with authentic food and warm hospitality! Grazie Annalisa! ♥️

I
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pretty good food, romantic setting for a date. Pricy food but ok taste. Good wine service was good.

i
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot to have an amazing Italian meal. Sat outside and did some great people watching. Very authentic Italian food

GS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rverything was wonderful, the food, ambience and our waiter Mark. Yummy, warm and friendly.

JS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sincerely enjoyed the evening. It was our granddaughter’s Birthday celebration and she had an excellent time. The service was very attentive. The wines - a Vermentino from Tuscany and a Barbera from Asti (Piemonte area) were very good choices. The dinner entrees were quite good.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good, solid. A bit pricey for the meal. Ok service

JG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, this has to be our favorite restaurant in San Diego. We’ve been dining here for almost 20 years and the food, service and ambiance seems to only get better.
Our server was amazing and the raviolis were outstanding.
Keep up the great dining and we WILL continue to return.

f
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Ordered the artichoke, eggplant and risotto. All of it delicious.

LM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Had a business dinner for 10 and everything was outstanding, staff great, food was fabulous and great wine recommended.

LA
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was okay, but not great. Overall, okay for a dinner, but don't expect next level cuisine.
Service was good, but not as attentive once the food was served.
Good location, walking distance to after dinner spots.

KL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I order the BISTECCA FIORENTINA which was describe as an 18 oz rib eye. I requested to substitute the roasted potatoes for mash potatoes and the steak cooked medium. When my meal arrived it did not come with mash potatoes as requested. The steak was no whee near 18 oz. It looked more like a 8 ox rib eye sliced in half. To make matters worse the steak was under cooked.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the services was very attentive. We will definitely be going back. The tables are a little close together but understandable given the space available.

KM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 pm reservation on Saturday night was a good call. Place was packed by 7. Excellent seafood. Really good service. Prompt but not rushed. Will go back!

SR
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good pasta and overall a very good dinner. If we return to San Diego we will eat here again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They try to put us in a table of 6. We got there on time.

RP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week and it was fantastic, the food was excellent and great portions! I highly recommended the bruschetta.

JC
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giuseppe was my waiter and he was Fantastic! I had the Restaurant Week Special with the Broiled Octopus- Gnocchi and a Cannoli for desert! I thought I traveled back to Italy..... it was That Good! Very Friendly staff if you travel to San Diego you have to check this place out!
il cibo e il personale erano fantastici!

MV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gnocchi was amazing! We also had the cannoli for dessert which was yummy

EM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food is okay at best. Didn’t taste freshly made. If you want good Italian, I would check out restaurants in Little Italy instead of this place.

DD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening. The service was terrific and the food was delicious.

DS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, and the staff were very nice and friendly, I would definitely recommend this place.

DB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here. I think I'll go any time I'm in San Diego from now on. Every dish anyone had was fabulous.

NH
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered “off menu”. Just said what we
Liked and it appeared. Delicious. Great service.

OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, tasty food and lively atmosphere!

BE
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was ok , as well as the food .
Don’t think I’d go back , the location was great for people watching .

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food2service2ambience4

My wife and I were celebrating our 7 year anniversary and nothing was done by the staff to acknowledge our special occasion. At times we had to wait just to have our water glasses filled. Food was just okay and not worth the price. Would’ve been better off grabbing a slice of pizza at a mom and pops locations.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the quality of the food was outstanding.

AS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty rich plates in an upscale setting without ridiculous prices. The vegetarian options were tasty, but I wish there were just a few more and subtly better marked.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giuseppe was the best!!!
Food was divine! Always the place to have dinner when in San Diego!

d
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd year in a row for our anniversary. Looks like a great tradition

L
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria Panevino is a MUST every time we’re in SD. Despite the restaurant being extremely busy our waiter was incredible. Best service I’ve had in a restaurant in as long as I can remember, and of course the food is ridiculously delicious.

SR
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. My wife, kids and I really enjoyed our dinner here. A great bottle of wine and the food was awesome. Made the reservation with open table and were sat within 5 minutes on Labor Day weekend. Lots of good people watching as well. Great time was had by all.

LS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent dinner and way for us to celebrate two of our colleagues and their great achievements.

RP
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The worst service ever which is too bad. Food was good and the place had a nice ambience.

AA
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! I came here with a party of 10, but that didn't hinder the quick service. Also everyone's dish was amazing. The wine was also really good.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Risotto al porchini only thing you need to try on the menu it’s amazing !