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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
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.
We were very impressed with the welcoming and hospitable service we received at Osteria Panevino. The wedge salad was excellent and more than enough to share. We both ordered Lasagne Bolognese, and it was very good. Again, it was a large portion, and one would have sufficed, especially since we were travelling. I would have appreciated knowing this in advance.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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