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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (16)
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Fit for Foodies (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Romantic (12)
Cozy (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
People Watching (11)
Business Meals (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Casual (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

1 person found this review helpful.
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

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 11, 2018

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 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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·Dined on January 9, 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 7, 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 6, 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
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on December 29, 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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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 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 29, 2017

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

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 28, 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 28, 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 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 26, 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 26, 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 22, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Delicious authentic Italian food and excellent service! 2nd time at this location and both times I was extremely impressed, a must repeat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was very good and the servings very generous. The wait staff were pleasant; attententive without being intrusive. Definitely will return.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Recommend Pappardelle, Ravioli and the gentleman waiter from Palermo!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Awesome food!! Impeccable service .

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Panevino never disappoints me! Amazing food, everyone is so welcoming , very authentic Italian restaurant. We celebrate a friends birthday they brought dessert and sang happy birthday. Once again an amazing experience!

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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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 (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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