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Osteria Panevino, San Diego, CA

Osteria Panevino

4.4
4.4
1382 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Osteria Panevino is the oldest restaurant in all of the Gaslamp Quarter that features the best Italian cuisine that San Diego has to offer, winning the gold awards for best family restaurant in San Diego, and best Italian Cuisine in San Diego that will surely have your taste buds blown away. Our world renowned chef, Vincenzo Lo Verso, has spent over 25 years perfecting his Sicilian recipes, following age-old family traditions that have withstood the test of time. Stop by and surround yourself in a rustic, Tuscan ambience as chef Vincenzo takes you on a culinary adventure of a lifetime.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 595-7959

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Vincenzo LoVerso

  • Catering

    Osteria Panevino welcomes the opportunity to host or cater your special and corporate events. Please give us a call at 619-721-8800 or email us at info@osteriapanevino.com to host your next catering event!

  • Private party facilities

    Osteria Panevino is a unique and exciting venue that has everything you need to meet with friends, family, clients, and business associates.

  • Private party contact

    annalisa rollins: (855) 248-1120

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    On 5th between F & G

  • Parking details

    HORTON PLAZA PARKING SPECIALOur partnership with Horton Plaza parking garage allows us to validate your parking ticket for a rate of $10 for 3 hours. Please show your ticket to a host for Voucher. The entrances to the parking structure are located on the corner of 4th Ave & F St. and the intersection of 3rd Ave. & G St.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Molto buono e accogliente. Vero ristorante italiano con personale che parla italiano.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I’m no newbie when it comes to dining and this place was probably the worst food I e had in a few years. The pasta was terrible the special of the night was dime size not fresh scallops and 1/2 lobster over cooked and Miele. Some friends highly recommend this place I have no clue how or why they would suggest us to go there with a rickety tables and their subpar service I suggest to steer clear of this place This review was done immediately after leaving the restaurant I will re-at it and go into detail about the service
  3. JC

    JoseC

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Although food was very good, it was a shame that service was so poor. It took away from the experience.
  4. KN

    KrystenN

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We ate outside on the street. The food was pretty good. The service was really good. Overall it was okay Italian food. Not the best I have had in San Diego but a good place if you’re looking for an Italian place in the gaslamp district.
  5. D

    Dglbtrvlr

    Phoenix

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Cavetelli pasta dish was good, but the stuffed sole was chewy with too much breading. Veal Paso buccaneers was tasty but the saffron risotto was below expectations. Service was very attentive though.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was great! We loved our server, a handsome 6’+ man that I unfortunately cannot recall his name.. we enjoyed the food, cocktails and dessert. The tiramisu was so light and smooth!! Highly recommend.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited here based on the reviews on Open Table. It was absolutely fantastic! The service was wonderful. Our food was delicious with healthy portions. We got the charcuterie board, gnocchi, kids chicken Alfredo, Caesar salad and cannolis. It’s the perfect atmosphere for families or date night. 5 star, highly recommend!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent! Beautiful restaurant. Filet of sole was to die for. Will return next time I’m in San Diego.
  9. DR

    DavidR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were so nice and the food was great. We got there about 45 minutes before our reservation but they accommodated us right away. The food was superb and got an enthusiastic thumbs up from my Italian wife.
  10. AA

    AndreaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary dinner at Osteria Panevino. The service we received, the food, and the experience altogether was above and beyond our expectations! Sensational! Five stars!
  11. LS

    LarryinSD

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a nice experience last evening. Annalisa took care of us and she’s so friendly and so attentive and took the time to banter with us a little bit. The young woman at the hostess stand was as friendly as you could ask for and we sat outside close enough to the entrance so we could see that she was exactly the same way with everyone who came in to eat The Caesar salad was really good not too much garlic which is perfect for me we also had the Daniele pizza which was excellent. The crust was thick and puffy much like focaccia bread. Fresh fresh fresh tomato sauce cheese and really high-quality prosciutto on the top it was so filling we didn’t even order an entrée and I was a little bummed out because the lasagna here is excellent.
  12. WH

    WayneH

    San Diego

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Great ambiance.
  13. AB

    AmberB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally one of our FAVORITE places to eat in all of Southern California. Not only is the food INCREDIBLE (and we are FOODIES), the people are so kind (it was my birthday) and the drinks are superb. One of a kind place with one of a kind service.
  14. PL

    PLinC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    pasta la vista....................................
  15. DC

    DCBSChristina

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable food and service
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The wait staff and hostess were incredible, the food marvelous, and our evening was a joy.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and service. We had to wait 30 minutes even though we had a reservation so that was a little frustrating but most likely because of Comic-con going on so we tried to be understanding. The great food made up for it!
  18. TJ

    TJohnson

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very busy night and service and food were still phenomenal! Highly recommended
  19. HC

    HanaC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm from Las Vegas but every time.i come to San Diego this place is a must. They have the best Italian food from the bread they first serve you to dessert
  20. T

    Trojan12

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Vodka sauce tasted more like tomato basil soup. Bread is subpar. Good wine list. Good eggplant appetizer. Huge portion of fish which was cooked perfectly. Homeless folks coming up to us at outside table is not good. Loud music from neighboring restaurants.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food good service
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful time at Osteria Panevino. We sat outside and our server was so nice and attentive. The food was a 10/10. We will definitely come back!
  23. f

    foodman2

    San Francisco

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    service was excellent, food came out really fast.
  24. k

    kmapsmith

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were at a conference in San Diego and had a table of 10 to 12 guests depending on what time of night (a few joined for dessert). Our wonderful waiters were from Italy and their recommendations were spot-on. The sea bass was delicious and the the waiter brought Tiramisu for one of our guests for his birthday. Everyone (including the table to our left) sang Happy Birthday and it was a magical night. Outside seating is great for people-watching.
  25. C

    Chris

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Great drinks. Definitely recommend.
  26. RZ

    R0ZEE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, great service. Enjoyed our table on the front patio, except for the construction noise across the street. Would definitely recommend overall!
  27. JW

    JenniferW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My date and I shared a grilled veg appetizer, a salad and a special seafood pasta. Everything was delicious and came out of the kitchen amazingly fast. Servers were attentive and friendly. Bread was amazing. It was a wonderful evening. Would definitely go back.
  28. LC

    LuvCasaGrande

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Being from the east coast and New Jersey, it's hard to match but this restaurant did have delicious Italian food. And the service was very good. We ordered a chicken and eggplant dish and a cavatelli with chicken and broccoli dish and both of them were very good. And they have very good wine selection. I would recommend this place. And try them again when I'm in San Diego.
  29. BH

    BobH

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious, the service was excellent, but the restaurant needs to be cleaned.
  30. RM

    RichardM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Made an early reservation and had no problems being seated on the patio. It was a very nice day and we enjoyed people watching on the patio. The food was excellent the server very helpful in recommending courses and a bottle of wine. Prices were in line with other similar restaurants and we had a very enjoyable leisurely meal.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Schleswig-Holst

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Ich war mit meiner Familie im Urlaub und habe einen schönen Abend verbracht mit einem leckeren Essen.
  32. KS

    KarenS

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Way too expensive for the quality. Service was great.
  33. C

    Chris

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome evening!! Our friends were so pleased!! Waiter( from Sicily) the BEST!!!
  34. p

    paros

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    I have frequented Panevino many times. It was one of my favorite restaurants in the Gaslamp. Last night the food was - I hate to say it - but horrible.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious and great service!
  36. C

    Comer7

    New Mexico

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Linguine with clams was delicious and the Chilean Sea Bass was done very well. The GasLamp district has started to run down and their are plenty of homeless around. Some with mental health issues. Parking can be a challenge but you can find public parking.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Unfortunately, service was pretty slow. We made a reservation and still had to wait about 15 mins upon arrival, food is just meh. I expected more from the oldest Italian spot at Gaslamp, the appetizers were decent. Try the Bruschetta! Pass on the lobster ravioli
  38. LW

    LanyaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was amazing and friendly, the food was delicious
  39. a

    adcap

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just arrived after a long plane flight. They got us our food quickly and the food was phenomenal. Best lasagna I have ever had. My son loved the chicken Parmesan. Highly recommend and can’t wait to go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely fantastic in every way possible.!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

FAQs

Osteria Panevino does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Osteria Panevino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 595-7959.

Osteria Panevino is rated 4.4 stars by 1382 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Osteria Panevino

722 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On 5th between F & G

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    HORTON PLAZA PARKING SPECIALOur partnership with Horton Plaza parking garage allows us to validate your parking ticket for a rate of $10 for 3 hours. Please show your ticket to a host for Voucher. The entrances to the parking structure are located on the corner of 4th Ave & F St. and the intersection of 3rd Ave. & G St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Vincenzo LoVerso

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 595-7959

  • Catering

    Osteria Panevino welcomes the opportunity to host or cater your special and corporate events. Please give us a call at 619-721-8800 or email us at info@osteriapanevino.com to host your next catering event!

  • Private party facilities

    Osteria Panevino is a unique and exciting venue that has everything you need to meet with friends, family, clients, and business associates.

  • Private party contact

    annalisa rollins: (855) 248-1120

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