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Date
Mon, 4/23
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8:30 PM
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Osteria Panevino

4.5
581 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Panevino… Bread and Wine… The essentials of life.Osteria Panevino's prime location in the heart of San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter is just minutes from the Convention Center and most major hotels. Spacious dining room features some of San Diego's most highly acclaimed Italian cuisine and the casual atmosphere of an Tuscan osteria. Complementing Osteria Panevino's cuisine is an award-winning collection of domestic and Italian wines.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Open for Breakfast at 10am - Monday thru Sunday
Lunch 10:00am Daily. Dinner Daily at 4pm
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Phone number
(619) 595-7959
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
On 5th between F & G
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Special events & promotions
On Tuesday, February 28th, Fifth Ave. will be closed to public due to the annual Mardi Gras Parade.Entrance will only be permitted with the purchase of a wristband. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 581 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding meal and service!! Food was delicious and served promptly. Service was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Amazing food, atmosphere...the owner sat right next to us and chatted as we enjoyed this great culinary experience!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Pollo Toscano was delicious. We enjoyed it so much that we came back on our last day of vacation to eat one more time. Had a great wine list with some very nice Italian wines.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent specials and home made pasta and mozzarella cheese!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Fabulous handmade pasta and great service.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very nice dinner, pasta special, spaghetti fradiavola was outstanding with half an ocean of seafood

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Enjoyed wonderful food and great service for our party of 9. Had a reservation for 6:00, and were even seated a little early. All pasta is made fresh on site, and everything is made to order, so they can make substitutions upon request. I appreciate that they have a kid's menu--my children were able to order pizza and ravioli without breaking the bank. Waitstaff was attentive without being overbearing, and had a good knowledge of the menu.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

After seeing Love Never Dies we walked around looking for a place to eat dinner. This place is a neighborhood gem. No need to travel to Little Italy! The service was very good, the wine a little pricey but good and the meal was delicious. We'll be back.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Expensive with inattentive wait staff.

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Visiting from San Francisco area and dined at Panevino based on a friend’s recommendation. Very disappointed in the food! Ordered crab stuffed mushrooms - filling was 90% breading - could not taste the crab. We were not happy so server did not charge us. Ordered a pizza that server recommended. It had prosciutto, artichoke hearts, mushrooms and olives - would have been great but the pizza was quartered and all the prosciutto was on one piece, all the mushrooms on another etc. Never seen a pizza like this and menu did not make it clear how it would be presented. Additionally, pizza was not hot - overall a completely unremarkable pizza that was difficult to eat.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Fabulous time at this Italian restaurant. The service was wonderful, the food terrific. We will return! We had a great evening.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Superb service and excellent food. We ate an early dinner and had very personal attention. Sitting outside was a plus.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Perfect date spot! Great food! Great service! Everyone was so friendly! Already planning another date night!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Outstanding food and GREAT service!!!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Excellent experience. Knowledgeable, courteous staff. Food was the best!

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We thought food was good, but felt the service was rushed. Also the specialty menu had no prices & my husband & I both chose the Seabass @ $43 each it was very good but seemed a little steep. Just my thoughts.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Had a delightful lunch here. If/when we're back in San Diego we would definitely try dinner. Food was good as was the service.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Hard to hear and difficult to understand accents. Loved the authenticity and the food was good. We came when there was another large group so it was extremely difficult to hear anyone.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Delicious meal and impeccable service. Our waiter (the owner perhaps?) couldn't have been kinder or more helpful. We and our friends had a great meal and a great get together.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food Was Very Delicious 😎😎😎

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We are in town from Minnesota because my husband is at a conference at the Marriott. We weren't sure where to eat dinner so I Googled it, Osteria Panevino came up, the menu looked good so we made a reservation. We were delighted! The atmosphere, service and food were amazing! We especially loved our server who was so genuine and took very good care of us (Mario, maybe...married to a woman from MN). The food was so delicious and just what we were hoping for-I had the salmon and my husband had the seafood pasta. To. Die. For! We will definitely be coming back when we're in town again!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Easy and convenient! Food was perfect!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Went there with friends after a day around the bay. The service was impeccable. Our servers meal suggestions were spot on. Their specialty cocktails are very good. My only gripe is the tiramisu was a bit small. Other than that it was a great dining experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great food and excellent service as always.
Thanks for your excellent service annalisa

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

wonderful food with several vegetarian/vegan options. when the wrong dish was served to me, it was quickly replaced and we were treated to dessert for the inconvenience.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

From the moment we arrived we were taken care of. The hostess was kind and happy, the waiter was attentive and quick and the food was primo. Highly recommended for the homemade pasta and sauces. I had the lobster ravioli and tried the sea bass. Both prepared and cooked to order.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was amazing Italian food! I had the tuna and lobster mashed potatoes. Hands down the best tuna I have ever had. The wait staff was very attentive but not over bearing.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Just OK. Caesar salad and large steak which had far too much fat.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and service is always excellent. We try to have at least one meal here every time we’re in San Diego.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The waiters and waitress always remember us, so it’s like family when we go back. Very friendly, very accommodating with authentic Italian food dishes. Presentation is always top notch! This is a "must go to" for all our family gatherings and celebrations! Awesome, awesome, awesome! Don't miss this beautiful Italian restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Outstanding selections, great location. Loved it.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

It was a wonderful meal and the service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

We had a lovely evening. We ordered off the Restaurant Week menu, bruchetta, sea bass, limonchello cake and tiramisu. The bruchetta was good but the portion was very large. Not a fault , but I couldn't eas it all. The sea bass with lobster bisque and risotto was fantastic. Totally cleaned the plate. The desserts were tasty as well. We did the wine paring and it was wonderful. Lovely wines and a limonchello at the end. Great service, wonderful atmosphere, all around great time.

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3.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Tried Osteria Panevino before a Broadway performance. Our waitress was very nice and worked with us to get our order in without having to rush to make our show. The food was good, not great. My chicken parm was a little dry but my salad with greens, pears, corn and a very good blood orange vinegarette dressing was delicious. My husband tried the mushroom risotto and while he said it wasn't as good as mine (!!!!), he did like it. Our friends both had the fish special and were happy with it. A nice to place to go if you are walking up Fifth towards the Civic Center! Prices were reasonable and the corkage fee - yes, we always take our own bottle of wine - was only $15. Worth it in the long run!

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent service and yummy food. Will come back soon.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Osteria is by far the best Italian Restaurant I have had the pleasure of dining at (twice). Homemade pasta...the Lobster Ravioli was to die for... great selection of wine and authentic Italian servers.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Just picked a restaurant from
Google for best Italian in gas lamp district and this is what came up. Food was so very very good and the servers were all so friendly dry and helpful. We loved the food and would definitely return!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Had my fav wine and the gluten free pasta was awesome!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Every time I am in San Diego I go to this restaurant. Everything is simply delicious

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2.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Someone at the restaurant called me while I was dining inside the restaurant to ask if I was still coming for my reservation. I replied that I had already checked in for my reservation 20 minutes ago and was seated 20 minutes ago. Service was unfriendly. Noise level was unbearable. It was so crowded that people kept bumping into me trying to get past my table. Not a good experience at all.

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