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Civico 1845

4.5
4.5
1900 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Italian born and raised brothers Dario and Pietro Gallo brings fresh flavors with a contemporary spin on traditional Italian classics. Our cuisine is inspired from the region of Calabria, Italy. Menu features also the very first vegan-italian menu in the US! Civico 1845 is 2022 Top Italian Restaurant for the most important Italian guide “Gambero Rosso”.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 431-5990

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Pietro Gallo - Enrico De Santis

  • Private party facilities

    We are able to accommodate full buyouts for parties up to 70 people. Please email us at: info@civico1845.com

  • Private party contact

    flypirom@libero.it: (619) 300-4810

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    Fir Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking & Valet

  • Public transit

    Bus Line on Ash and India st.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

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What 1,900 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Healthy

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!! The vegan options are delicious. The hostess gave us options of sitting inside, outside, or at the bar. We choose outside under the heaters and it was perfect. Our waitress gave all of her recommendations and spent time explaining both the vegan and regular menu. We chose her recs and they did not disappoint! Perfect date night spot. Delicious food and wine. We will definitely be back!
  3. J

    Jt19

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The gluten free pasta was over cooked, there was not enough sauce and the sausage pasta dish was boring, not worth $22. Unfortunately, won’t be going back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great spot for a date night. The food was amazing and it was the best focaccia I’ve had in San Diego. My only qualm was that we made a reservation for inside but after waiting a few minutes after our reservation, we were told and outside table was open so they seated us there. Outside was nice but not what we were hoping for and asked to sit at the bar since we saw a few open seats. Very cozy bar to sit and eat at with nice foot rests so your feet aren’t dangling. It wasn’t clear who we should order from because they were very busy running around the bar making drinks but they did a great job taking care of us. Super nice people working and amazing Italian food. Pasta Al forno was to die for and if your aren’t vegan, highly suggest getting the gnocchi and swap for real sausage and cheese
  5. LL

    LisaLisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I’m in town I book a table here! Working my way through the menu and have not had anything miss, but I always end with the affogato dessert, because it’s amazing.
  6. AP

    AmyP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating here and it lived up to its reputation. Excellent pastas made in an authentic Calabrian style. They also were great with our toddler, bringing him a bowl of pasta and a meatball within minutes of our arrival so the adults could enjoy a glass of wine while he ate.
  7. C

    Cheyenne

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, a clean and classic atmosphere, good service and an amazing vegan menu . We started our dinner off with refreshing drinks and the savory Bruschetta de Sud and Fritto Italiano. The Sicilian rice balls were my favorite appetizer. For our entrees we got the refreshing Linguine al Verde and the hearty Lasagna. They were both absolutely delicious but the Lasagna was our favorite dish. We were lucky we had made a reservation because they were turning folks away at the door without one. We can see why the reservation list was so full. 10/10. Would highly recommend.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was great, as well as the service. A bit noisy inside but overall great first experience!
  9. A

    Allen

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always great food and service here…however sitting inside is so loud you can’t even hear…bad accustics
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    There was only one set of utensils on the table after they brought appetizers and left. After long waiting and asking for more, the waiter brought plates and folks without napkins. After long waiting, someone came and we got to ask for napkins. He brought the bread in a brown bag after we finished meals - we think he heard us talking about why this Italian restaurant does not offer bread.
  11. D

    Darian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I visited Civico 1845 and were very impressed with the quality of food, both in taste and amount. The amount of vegan options on the menu (plus a few vegan desserts) was very appreciated and a leading reason why we chose this restaurant over others. We were served by Aria and Hugo and they were both amazing and incredibly attentive - I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. If I lived in San Diego I’d likely return often!
  12. E

    Egonz260

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was an amazing experience. The only issue was the waiter made my girlfriend uncomfortable. He wouldn't stop staring her and wouldn't acknowledge me either. It got to the point where my gf had to avoid the waiter from how uncomfortable the experience was. He would not stop looking at her He was serving last night 1/1, long brown hair light skin.
  13. c

    cierrah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally came to San Diego for this restaurant specifically and it’s amazing. As someone who can’t have dairy but misses Italian food this is THE place to go.
  14. MM

    MMSanDiego

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed food from Vegan menu... good cocktails and ambiance
  15. JM

    JocelynM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been here several times and have been 100% satisfied each time. They provide great service and their food is so delicious! They also have great vegan options. The wine list is also very good. Can't go wrong with anything here.
  16. JL

    JanetL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant for New Years Eve and for ‘Date Night’. Service by Alessandro and everyone else was impeccable as was the food.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Some food came out cold. Table outside was crazy tilted. Couldn’t keep our glasses on table. They kept sliding off. They were rushing us out because they had overbooked on reservations. This even tho they seated us late and didn’t bring us a bottle of wine for a hot minute.
  18. MG

    MattG

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Our server wasn’t good, but we could tell he was an anomaly, possibly a new guy.
  19. R

    Rodney

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was great. Started with a warm bag of bread for the table and fried zucchini and fried calamary appetizers, all of which was tasty. The branzino and the salmon were fantastic for the main course. Would definitely come back.
  20. K

    Kirsten

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I would recommend choosing another restaurant in Little Italy with a better ambiance. Though our server was lovely, we had an issue with the manger who was INCREDIBLY rude. The music was so loud we truly could not hear each other speak next to each other. There are so many restaurants to choose from- do yourself a favor and avoid this one!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Loved the bread bag and dipping juice
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a great experience when we dine at Civico, the service and the food are excellent!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Waiter was a little over booked for tables, but we still had pretty good service and a good meal. One risotto was perfect and the other was just a little under in some places, but still a great experience overall
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best food we had in San Diego. The staff was also friendly. Overall, we had a great experience!
  25. TZ

    TadZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing service. Vegan fare was absolutely delicious, as was non-Vegan fare! It was a place both my wife and I could eat at together without any limitations for either of us! Everything, including the bread, was fantastic. The only thing we thought could be changed was their super bright light shining in our eyes at the table we happened to get assigned to on the patio that night. There are other options out there without the spotlight, so just ask for a different table (we didn't, but next time we will). And there will be a next time!!! Overall, so super happy with the place!
  26. MC

    MichelleC

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food and good atmosphere, although it is on the loud side. Have been there multiple times and always have great food and good service. The service this time was not great. Our server was not attentive and had to be traced down by others on multiple occasions. However, this is the first time I've experienced not great service. Would definitely recommend the restaurant.
  27. G

    Gail

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was seated immediately, the staff was friendly and accommodating. The food came out quickly and was delicious. The waiter was super attentive; would absolutely come again.
  28. A

    Albert

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Vegan entrees and desserts as well as gluten free options are purposefully made and well thought through. Other restaurants "make accommodations" for food preferences by altering dishes, omitting ingredients etc. Civico's offerings are designed to address preferences from the start. We had a party of consisting of vegans, GF and omnivores and everyone was pleased with thier meals. The service, while friendly, could have been a bit more attentive and polished.
  29. e

    elizabethm

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from the PNW and were recommended Civico 1845 by a friend. We were charmed by the atmosphere and our wonderful server. The food incredibly delicious. Worth a visit for sure.
  30. TS

    TorreyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu had something for everyone. They even had a great vegan menu and wine list. Plus good desserts and vegan desserts.
  31. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere, cozy and casual. Please filled up during the dinner hour, so recommend making a reservation. Food was delicious, authentic, full of flavor and not too heavy. The olive oil pesto dip with the bread was also enjoyable. This is a great place to visit for dinner if you are in Little Italy.
  32. L

    Luke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I considered the restaurant very pleasant, with attentive wait staff and delicious food.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fist time at Civico. Service was good and food was delicious! Would def go again.
  34. SH

    StefanieH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is always so good. The vegan options are outstanding!
  35. TH

    TaxHavenJunkie

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food and service were very good while the ambience and sound levels were average. I was disappointed the online menu didn't match the restaurant menu.
  36. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my vegan friends here and they had a great experience. Food was good, service was good! Great spot
  37. S

    Samie

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food - like the vegan options - service excellent
  38. Z

    Zach

    Portland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    First time here. Food was sub par. Took too long for waiter to attend to us (10+min). Dipping sauce for bread tasted horrible. Main course was fair but flavor profile for sauce was off. Outside tables are not sturdy and packed next to each other. Guests seated next to us tipped over their wine and spilled on us. To top it off there were cockroaches by fountain. Will not return.
  39. DS

    DelphineS

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    I would not recommend. The food is nothing special / average. I booked a table for 3 indoor but they gave it to people in front of us who did not have a reservation… so we ended up on a table for 2 outside, in the cold, with a very loud singer. We have a 3 years old, we need space, warm, and less loud. They recognized that they messed up. It’s really unacceptable.
  40. L

    Love

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful experience, we love the vegan and non dairy options. My daughter has allergies to dairy and she appreciates not only the options but that it taste delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Civico 1845 using the Order Online button. Civico 1845 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 431-5990.

Civico 1845 is rated 4.5 stars by 1900 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Civico 1845

1845 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fir Street

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking & Valet

  • Public transit

    Bus Line on Ash and India st.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Pietro Gallo - Enrico De Santis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 431-5990

  • Private party facilities

    We are able to accommodate full buyouts for parties up to 70 people. Please email us at: info@civico1845.com

  • Private party contact

    flypirom@libero.it: (619) 300-4810

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