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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (24)
Good for a Date (19)
Special Occasion (18)
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Neighborhood Gem (18)
Cozy (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Business Meals (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Fun (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great for Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Vegan
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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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food5
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value4

 
 (Louisville)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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food3
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value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (San Diego)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Outstanding selections, great location. Loved it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was a wonderful meal and the service was excellent!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
ambience5
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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food3
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value3

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent service and yummy food. Will come back soon.

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food4
ambience5
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 (Dallas)·Dined 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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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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 (Indiana)·Dined 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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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Just very good food with excellent service

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Unusual to find an Italian Reataurant with good Gluten Free pasta. The gluten free penne pasta was incredible! The waiters were very attentive and the portion sizes are huge!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Healthy
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food5
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 18, 2018

This is one of our first choices for San Diego restaurants in Little Italy for authentic Italian food each year when visiting. The service is excellent and accommodated our large group easily. We plan to return again next year!

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great service! Excellent food and wine choices. Bread, appetizers, everything was fresh and delicious! Noise level was a bit high to me but we were seated near the door. Overall great option!

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food4
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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food1
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service2
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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!

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food5
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 12, 2018

There were 11 of us; the service was excellent and the food was DELICIOUS.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our 3rd visit. Really like this place. Great food, drinks and atmosphere!

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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

best Italian restaurant I have been to,
their pasta is house made and delicious, try the gnocchi with short ribs, you wont regret it..
Service is impeccable, with great ambiance...

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite
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food5
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Whenever I travel to San Diego this is a must stop. Outstanding service and the meal is always top notch.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Awesome service, Super yummy and great atmosphere! We had a big group and everyone loved the food! Great appetizers. I would go again in a heartbeat!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Really friendly restaurant with very good food. Excellent espresso (owner imports coffee from Sicily). Highly recommended.

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food4
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great time for New Years Eve dinner. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere very vibrant.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This has been my favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego for over 10 years, the experience is great, staff is awesome and the food is insanely good!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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food5
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Truffle risotto was the best thing ever. Spinach pesto ravioli was also amazing.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Visiting San Diego. Walking distance from hotel in gas lamp district
Nice place for inside and patio dining

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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and delicious blueberry lemontini. The Osso Buco and pistachio crusted salmon were superb. The staff were attentive, yet not overbearing. Excellent authentic Italian dinner in the Gaslamp.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Family Christmas dinner. We got a variety of dishes including ravioli, sea bass, lamb shank and gnocchi with lobster. The food was delicious and well-seasoned. It was definitely a great place to spend Christmas dinner at.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 21, 2017

All time favorite Italian Restaurant in the Gaslamp!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion
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