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About Osteria Panevino

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.

722 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
Open for Breakfast at 10am - Monday thru Sunday
Lunch 10:00am Daily. Dinner Daily at 4pm

Cross Street:
On 5th between F & G

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 595-7959

Website:
http://www.osteriapanevino.com/

Additional:
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

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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Osteria Panevino Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (16)
Good for a Date (16)
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Notable Wine List (12)
People Watching (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Cozy (9)
Fun (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Casual (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Romantic (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome, awesome, awesome. The people, the service and course the food! This is our "go to place" for special occasions. We have never been disappointed. We would HIGHLY recommend this lovely restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Really loved everything here! Our waiter Mario was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding! We will go back!

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Party of six. The waiter originally did not want to split the check, and when we split it ourselves he took a while to take the cards, then said it will be easier if he just split it himself. It added almost an extra 20 minutes to get out of the restaurant. Also they charged for table bread but didn't say that in the beginning.

Good food, not so good service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We have visited Osteria Panevino several times and like to take our out-of-town guests there because it is (normally) a great experience. Not this time. Drinks went unfilled. We had to ask twice for bread and three times for butter. As a party of six, we were spending quite a bit, but I felt like we had to beg for attention and the staff only begrudgingly waited on us. None were very friendly like we are used to. The food was great, as expected, but we felt stupid for raving about the place and were embarrassed because adequate service was so lacking. Very disappointed.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastico in every way. Delicious and ample. Fair pricing and superb service from Giancarlo!
One of the best.

DY
12/1/17

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food and value. The bartender female was a little grouchy. Server was fine. Nice location.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

WOW. WOW. WOW!!!! Osteria Panevino was amazing! We have been there before and it has always been great, but they went above and beyond this time! We had some family in town and wanted to take them to a very nice (but not super fancy) happy hour and then dinner. Our host/waiter/possibly-the-manager whose name I do not recall was fantastic! So nice and friendly and funny and accommodating and informative and fast and attentive...he went above and beyond! Excellent service. Tasty drinks. Great wine for serious wine people. And did I mention the food...absolutely fabulous! Good vegetarian options. We were there for a couple of hours and never felt rushed. We drank and chatted with our family that we had not seen for a while and they kept the drinks coming and when we ordered food, it arrived straightaway. Every last bit of food was consumed. Our out-of-town guests now have this amazing story to tell and think that San Diego is the best place to visit because they had such a fabulous time! We are definitely going to bring all of our visitors here! I have absolutely totally nothing bad to say at all and think it was just entirely a wonderful experience! Thank you Osteria Panevino!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Happy Hour, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Cozy, Business Meals, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy, Vegan, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving meal here! The staff was so attentive (even though there were a lot of guests!). The food was delicious and the wine was perfectly paired. We especially loved the camaraderie between the employees. You can definitely tell they are like family and they were quick to jump in to help each other. We will definitely be back next time we're in San Diego!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

They sold on dessert but as soon as the check was paid rushed us to vacate (due to other bookings) Left a bad taste for a fine evening on thanksgiving night.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food3
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We live in Laguna Beach. I brought my wife here for a date the night before she ran a 5K for the Run for The Hungry in San Diego! My wife had their specialty Pappardelle Rague Porcini. She loved it! I ordered the special for the day a Tomahawk Sirloin Steak. It was seasoned and cooked to perfection! We both took home 1/2 of our dinner because the portions were generous. Great service and ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Been going for more than 20 years. Always excellent and welcoming.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, People Watching, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Fantastic food and service!! Our waiter, Giuseppo,was amazing! We will return for sure!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We went for brunch. The benedict is great. Good prices for the area as well.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Ordered the Tomahawk steak cooked medium from the daily special menu and it arrived with parts of the steak rare some parts medium and some medium well. Very unbalanced cooking of this steak and for $65 I was not impressed.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our food came out before we got our bottle of wine. They rush you, I don't call it dining I call it get in there and eat fast and leave quickly that's how they treat you. And the food was good not great but good.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

If you like Italian food this is a venue with good quality food, decently priced and a decent wine list. You won't regret it if you go.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Brought my parents over, had the best time! Food was delicious and service, very friendly and professional! Thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We love this restaurant in San Diego’s Gaslamp. The food is delicious, home made and the staff is outstanding. Super friendly. Giuseppe is a star!!! He treats my husband with a swallowing problem requiring special prep like family. ;-)

Tags: People Watching
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This restaurant was just OK. The food was a little bland and wasn't particularly special. The service was pretty good, although it was more European style - we had to waive someone down to get the check; our water was not refilled during dinner, even when empty; and at least one item was incorrect. Next time I will look for something in Little Italy instead.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I had the swordfish, which is hard to make authentic Italian but the vegetables felt Italian and made the meal.

Two co-workers ordered lasagna which looked much better. It comes served in its own pan and neither of them could finish.

We sat outside and it was pleasant. While my meal wasn’t amazing, I did want to go back for the lasagna.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food was so good the night before, i went back. Another delicious and authentic Italian dinner
Buratta salad with prosciutto olives and arugula was work of kitchen magic

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

For the price I was expecting more quality. Even though, I mentioned to them I was celebrating my mother's 70 they just ignored it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good was amazing fresh, service was prompt. Wine was delicious. The recommended gelato and that was great as well.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Like most of the other reviews the food was very good but the service was the weak link. We were seated promptly our waiter came over shortly thereafter. He started asking about wine and cocktails. We ordered cocktails and he left and we started looking at the menu and the wine list. When he came back with the drinks we asked about the wines. The list is mostly Italian with high priced California wines. He suggested a different wine than the one I had chosen. It was slightly more expensive but not a lot more. He came back apologizing that they were out of that wine but he had chosen a similar wine. He pointed it out on the wine list. Now he had exceeded my budget. I told him no thanks I was just going to stick with cocktails. If you are going to upsell a customer at least be smart enough to have it in stock. His way of doing it made me feel like I was being taken advantage of. I would not return

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food and service was great. We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary. We had a great time.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our server was very nice and the food was delicious!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a great birthday dinner at Osteria Panevino. We were treated like family from the moment we were seated and felt like we were "welcomed into their home". The service was top notch and the food was delicious. I loved this restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food! We went there before a concert at Balboa Theatre and the food and handmade drinks were delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Fantastic service and food was amazing!! Highly recommend the salmon!!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good pasta, fresh seafood, excellent service

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have been here many times and are never disappointed. The food is delicious. Service is great. Portions are generous.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Came here for lunch during a weekday. We were promptly seated and ordered glasses of white wine. They have a pretty expansive wine list. They had a catch of the day special which was sea bass. So we ordered that and the fish sandwich which was swordfish. Both dishes were excellent. Both fish were perfectly prepared and flaky. Our server was attentive and asked about the meal which I relayed was great. After we were done, I had the double espresso. This made for a very good meal. I would definitely go back as this is a great establishment.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food, service and overall experience was good, but...
I was hosting a business meal (within financial limits). The waiter did everything he could to aggressively drive up the bill, to the point where I was ready to take it out on his tip if I went over. (fortunately I did not go over; & because of the size of the group, the tip was already included). Aside from this issue, I would recommend the restaurant.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Wonderful service, delicious authentic food and nice wine list.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We are fortunate to have been able to book this gem last minute. We sat on the outdoor patio next to the street so we felt like we were on vacation. Our waiter, actually from Rome, was fantastic and always checking on us but never rushed us in any way. The Caesar salad was fantastic as was my sea bass dish over risotto with lobster and sauce, and my friends ravioli with pesto sauce. We have two chocolate desserts that were equally delicious. Nice ambiance, very personable staff and high quality Italian food.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had dinner here during San Diego Restaurant Week. My wife ordered the sea bass from the special menu but I couldn't pass up the ravioli with lamb in a mushroom sauce. Both dinners were superb, but the highlight was the limoncello cake. Service was excellent, we had an outdoor table, great for people watching.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Good food with terrific service. The short ribs were tender and juicy and the spaghetti fradiavolo was enough for 4 diners!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

As I mentioned in my previous reviews I returned to my favorite restaurant in the Gaslamp District and I am glad I did. When I arrived Annalisa their GM greeted me, even though my last vist was last year. I had a nice table for one just inside the front window overlooking the passer-by's as usual.

I was here for the $40 3-course restaurant week dinner special. I started with my usual margarita and wine pairing. The grilled octopus appetizer was hugh and tasted great. It was not rubbery. My short ribs were also tasty, but, too much for me to eat. The lemon cake was also nice. After my meal Annalisa stopped by to say goodbye.

Until next time

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent cocktails. The food started out excellent with a shared first course of one of the risotto dishes. The rice was cooked perfectly. After that, the salads were only fair with the mixed greens limp and poorly dressed. The entrees were absolutely enormous and slathered with lobster bisque. I had the fish over risotto and a lobster bisque sauce. My husband had the crab gnocchi. Again, the gnocchi and seafood were over powered by the bisque. Everything tasted good but was gloppy. $42 and $36 respectively.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Delicious as usual. Staff are very friendly. Always enjoy.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Bar Seating
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