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Osteria Panevino, San Diego, CA

Osteria Panevino

4.6
4.6
1496 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Osteria Panevino is the oldest restaurant in all of the Gaslamp Quarter that features the best Italian cuisine that San Diego has to offer, winning the gold awards for best family restaurant in San Diego, and best Italian Cuisine in San Diego that will surely have your taste buds blown away. Our world renowned chef, Vincenzo Lo Verso, has spent over 25 years perfecting his Sicilian recipes, following age-old family traditions that have withstood the test of time. Stop by and surround yourself in a rustic, Tuscan ambience as chef Vincenzo takes you on a culinary adventure of a lifetime.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 595-7959

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Vincenzo LoVerso

  • Catering

    Osteria Panevino welcomes the opportunity to host or cater your special and corporate events. Please give us a call at 619-721-8800 or email us at info@osteriapanevino.com to host your next catering event!

  • Private party facilities

    Osteria Panevino is a unique and exciting venue that has everything you need to meet with friends, family, clients, and business associates.

  • Private party contact

    annalisa rollins: (855) 248-1120

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    On 5th between F & G

  • Parking details

    HORTON PLAZA PARKING SPECIALOur partnership with Horton Plaza parking garage allows us to validate your parking ticket for a rate of $10 for 3 hours. Please show your ticket to a host for Voucher. The entrances to the parking structure are located on the corner of 4th Ave & F St. and the intersection of 3rd Ave. & G St.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,496 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. DH

    DavidH

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service1ambience1
  2. S

    Sandman

    Las Vegas

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anna Lisa and Maria made the great dining experience even better
  3. HJ

    HJHry

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service!!!!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    So yummy - amazing pizza!
  5. RK

    ReginaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ordered the Colombian Lamb Chops and they were delicious but were Very tuff. My husband order the spaghetti seafood special and he enjoyed it very much.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and meal!!! everyone in our party of 10 was really impressed.
  7. BK

    BKKD

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The food was OK. Not bad, not great. But they brought our meals as they served our salads and appetizers. And a group was smoking pot in the restaurant….it was very strange. Won’t be back
  8. AA

    AdrianaA

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    They should let you know your reservation is in a table outside with nothing for this cold and smelling the surrounding mariguana. Btw I found a hair in the pasta.
  9. RM

    RebeccaM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our entire dining experience was excellent. The fresh burrata appetizer was excellent, and the gnocchi was perfect! The wine selection exceeded expectations as well.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  11. NM

    NaomiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for date night and could not recommend more! Our lovely, kind, and energetic server, Gioia, strongly recommended the Gnocchi. So, we ordered this and the Malfatti which were both delicious but the gnocchi was simply exquisite! The black truffle butter gave it a delectable, umami flavor that, due to the meltiness of the actual dough, disperses throughout every corner of your mouth, making sure no tastebud remains un-blessed by its truffly presence. Make sure to have a moment with each little lump of gnocchi to really experience what I’ve described. Maybe close your eyes while taking a bite even. Thanks for your A1 service Gioia!
  12. PF

    PatriciaF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful wait staff! Super loud but it was a great evening!
  13. LM

    LoganM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing start to finish! Son of the best Italian I’ve had. The gnocchi is insane! A must go to
  14. 8

    80shark

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I ever had. Be sure to try the chef’s specials!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My wife and I chose this restaurant for its location, price and assortment of food. The white stuff was awesome. My martini was crisp and the food was yummy.
  16. SE

    SalE

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Came here before a show at the Civic Theater. Food and service were very good. Would definitely come back here again.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  18. FK

    FredK

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My wife loved her salmon. I enjoyed my pasta. We were there on a very busy night - New Years Eve, and the service was still very good!
  19. G

    Greer

    Pinehurst

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!!! We had wonderful service. The drinks were great and desserts were unbelievable!!!
  20. ST

    SageTeacher

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food is somewhat Americanized, clearly to compensate for the ignorance by Americans on Italian food. The food didn't taste like much, unlike Italian food, so maybe they should pick another type of cuisine....how about pizza and hamburgers?
  21. SK

    SharonK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant. We are from to of town. The food is excellent, the staff friendly, thoughtful and attentive. They accommodated our service dog, and we enjoyed every minute of our dining experience. (the door to the next-door hostel kept banging loudly which was startling, but other than that, everything was perfecto!
  22. JB

    JoeB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was great Will definitely go back
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    This used to be our favorite place and sadly, since Covid, the food arrives, as if it’s been sitting someplace for a long time. Even when we asked to have hot food, they bought it back to a slightly warmed. Really disappointing, because as I mentioned, this has been a go to for us whenever we are downtown.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment food was delicious!!!
  25. FM

    FatimaM

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Arrived while the restaurant was not busy at all. The waitress took 20 minutes to even acknowledged us. Eventually we got to order and food arrived after 45 minutes. We got the ribeye which came with mushroom sauce and mashed potatoes. The meat was chewy and rubbery. Mashed potatoes had no flavor. Caesar salad is okay, very small. Pizza was decent. Gnocchi was the most horrible thing I have ever eaten at an “Italian” restaurant. It was like they poured and entire shaker of salt and left the gnocchi boiling for hours. Mind you this was the waitress’s recommendation. Ragu Fettuccine situation was not horrible. The chicken pasta with sun dried tomatoes tasted like straight butter. Service was so horrible, to the point where we were laughing. We asked 3 people for the check and did not receive it until 30 minutes after. All in all we stayed for way too long, were treated with extreme disrespect, and food was horrible. Never come here especially if you are a person of color
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Christmas dinner
  27. J

    Jazz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This place was so delicious! Service was decent definitely will return
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was pretty good! Service was TERRIBLE. Drinks ordered before dinner came after dinner was served. Bread came after dinner served. One waitress, for 12 tables. Not fair to her not to have support. Outside seating was amazing!
  29. BB

    BarbaraB

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful Christmas dinner, it was festive and the food was delicious! We had bruschetta, Caesar salad, lasagna, tortellini and chocolate lava cake. Everything was great!
  30. LA

    LAflavors

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The service does their best to be attentive and friendly. But it is clear this place needs to reorganize their kitchen and service logistics. Everyone is scrambling, orders do not come out within a reasonable time frame (45 minutes to get a salad and the appetizer had still not been served either). Seeing other tables that ordered later than yours get their entire order served first but you’re still waiting for salad? Not sure what is going on with Panevino but it was a real miss and disappointing. The food was ok and cannot make up for the discombobulated vibe and experience.
  31. DM

    DMH5050

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The four of us decided on a whim to eat at Osteria Panevino. And we are so glad we did!! Waitress was lovely and very attentive. The food was delicious and abundant. The Super Tuscan wine was fabulous. We all would recommend this wonderful restaurant.
  32. AT

    AustinTourist

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    No one in our party enjoyed their food - children or adults.
  33. T

    Trish

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The service and staff was wonderful. They were all cheerful and gracious.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet lovely dinner
  35. BH

    BeckyH

    Little Rock

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun restaurant. We were celebrating a family event and our server was happy to accommodate us. He really added to our enjoyment. Food was fantastic. Portions were sharable. Server also put together a tasting appetizer we all devoured. Definitely recommend.
  36. M

    Mindy39

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Osteria Panevino is not my favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego. The overpriced meals were sub par to say the least. It was not hot and looked as if it came out of a can! Lots of servers just standing around while a few were too busy to take care of a simple table for 2. Plenty of other options out there. I won't be going back.
  37. CB

    ChrisB

    Orange County

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious fresh pasta & warm bread out of the oven.
  38. t

    tpmorr65

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great seat outside. Was probably the best gnocchi I've ever had in my life.
  39. m

    michellem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a reservation for 6 and seated immediately. Food is true authentic Italian and delicious!The patio has heaters so you are able to sit outside comfortably. Staff is very friendly and checked in on us frequently. Will definitely be going back.
  40. c

    caseyc

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Osteria Panevino! We are from out of town and this was our second time to dine here and it was even better! The staff is delightful, friendly and fun. We ate outside in December and were warm and toasty. We had a great time and a wonderful meal. We will be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Osteria Panevino does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Osteria Panevino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 595-7959.

Osteria Panevino is rated 4.6 stars by 1496 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 17 times today
Google Map for Osteria Panevino

722 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On 5th between F & G

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    HORTON PLAZA PARKING SPECIALOur partnership with Horton Plaza parking garage allows us to validate your parking ticket for a rate of $10 for 3 hours. Please show your ticket to a host for Voucher. The entrances to the parking structure are located on the corner of 4th Ave & F St. and the intersection of 3rd Ave. & G St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Vincenzo LoVerso

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 595-7959

  • Catering

    Osteria Panevino welcomes the opportunity to host or cater your special and corporate events. Please give us a call at 619-721-8800 or email us at info@osteriapanevino.com to host your next catering event!

  • Private party facilities

    Osteria Panevino is a unique and exciting venue that has everything you need to meet with friends, family, clients, and business associates.

  • Private party contact

    annalisa rollins: (855) 248-1120

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