Osteria Panevino

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Italian
Osteria Panevino, located in Downtown San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter, features 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 2-Course Lunch Special, including complimentary coffee for just $17.95!

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a delightful traditional thanksgiving dinner, or our regular menu! All available for you!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 878 People Are Saying
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LM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LA
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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

RP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

EM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
24 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh, tasty food and lively atmosphere!

BE
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the quality of the food was outstanding.

AS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

L
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

T
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great place. The food and service was excellent. Was a bit noisy but the place was so great I could understand why.

NC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we are in San Diego, we make sure to go to Panevino. You will not go wrong!

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Had a table outside which was expected to be loud. We enjoyed the people watching in Gas Lamp on a Saturday night. Food was alright, nothing special. I’ve had better food for less money in many other places. The taste of the special was good but it was $38 for a piece of Sea Bass and some risotto. My wife had a $30 lobster ravioli and the portion was small. Beets on the salad seemed like they came out of a can. The service was awesome however - prompt and friendly.

A
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The service was not the greatest .dinner was Soso. The people at our table felt the same way

CG
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The pasta is very good and fresh - I would stick with these options. The place is in the Gaslamp area, this it is trendy and loud. The service is very good, but they are trying to move you through the dining process to make room for the next guest, especially with the ordering process.

One little note - I hate being charged for bread. We spent over $600 for a party of 6 and charging $8 for bread is crazy.

E
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour was excellent! Five dollar glass of wine was very good and so was happy hour food! Great service too!

EO
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. We were a party of 2 and were seated at a 2-top in the corner. I have long legs and felt like I was jammed in their during the entire meal with nowhere for my legs to go comfortably. There was a good vibe, friends/family out having a good time, but the noise level reached a nearly deafening volume at a feverish pitch. Not sure we would go back on a Saturday night.

AS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming, cozy restaurant

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KB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat on the patio which was nice - yet loud. As it was a business dinner the inside is a better venue. Food was AMAZING. Staff was great and made the evening fun. It had been years since I'd eaten here but won't be years until my next visit!

ST
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. The best Italian food I’ve ever had. Highly recommend the spinach ravioli. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable of the dishes.

BS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, wine and service were excellent. The table was ready exactly on time for our reservation. Enjoyed the entire experience. I will definitely return if in the area.

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