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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.
San Diego, CA 92101
Hours of Operation:
Open for Breakfast at 10am - Monday thru Sunday
Lunch 10:00am Daily. Dinner Daily at 4pm
On 5th between F & G
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
A tourist trap restaurant. Unbelievably bad food...
pizza seemed to be reheated frozen pizza.... it’s not that hard to make pizza.... how can they think this is in any way acceptable?
Pasta over cooked and sauce bland....
complete tourist trap .... nowhere near acceptable Italian food.
Just wow! We were staying in the area and found this place online and decided to give them a try. SOOO glad we did. BY FAR THE BEST ITALIAN I'VE HAD IN MY LIFE! The place itself was lovely, wonderful ambiance. Our waiter Mario was polite, attentive, and provided excellent service. The food was incredible. Didn't plan on killing the plate...but i devoured it. True authentic Italian. We will definitely come back when we are in the area!
We order a seafood pasta with a variety of seafood including lobsters, mussels, clams, etc. when the dish arrives, we can both smell that the lobster has gone bad with a nasty smell. I told the waiter about it and he came back and told me that the chef said the lobster was fresh and did not do anything about it. we ended up leaving with the full dish uneaten. Horrible experience!
Never expected what we had in mind. First of all the food was unbelievable. And the ambience was very quiet. We were looking for some vegetarian options and this one had a very good menu of options. Even though we order some of the items we regularly eat outside, the taste and authenticity is mind blowing.
Got there at 8pm. First night In California. We got very limited service and no bread. Our server disappeared on multiple occasions. Really can’t recommend a place we spent really good money for a meal with no true value. I have never given a bad review.. I hope they fix their issues. I am only here a couple of days.
We were visiting San Diego with our three children. We had a wonderful dinner here. I had the cioppino with gluten free pasta and it was outstanding! My older kids each ordered a pizza and it is definitely large enough to share. The portions are substantial and the fold is just delicious!
We were visiting from out of town and took our family to Panevino for Christmas dinner. Service was excellent; professional and engaging. Food was generally great. I had one of the Christmas special dishes, a lamb ossobucco, which was delicious and perfectly prepared. My wife ordered the cinghiale sausage pasta, which was fine, but the sausage was prepared like a typical sweet italian sausage, so the spices covered up most of the flavors of the wild boar.
My sister-in-law ordered a gnocchi with lobster dish that was spectacular and included an entire lobster tail. Great place for family/special occasions. Highly recommended.
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