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Osteria Panevino

#321 of 3,693 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
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722 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918 (On 5th between F & G)
619-595-7959
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good pasta, fresh bread, nice Italian restaurant.

Came for dinner with friend who is gluten allergic- they were extremely accomodating to her and the pasta was excellent. I had homemade pasta with wild boar sauce, and she had bolognese. Bread was good, nice wine selection. Italian waiters, felt like I was in a small town in Italy. I recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Susiewoozie12
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Reston, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Awesome fresh food with friendly service. I hope you are lucky enough to be there when Thee Energizer Bunny, Lisa G. is behind the bar but she is an amazing personality.

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Such a great experience! The hotel where we were staying recommended us this restaurant in the Gazlamp district, within walking distance. Staff was extremely pleasant, and the food delicious. If you like italian food, this is a place I definitively recommend.

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Reston, Virginia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Came for dinner with friend who is gluten allergic- they were extremely accomodating to her and the pasta was excellent. I had homemade pasta with wild boar sauce, and she had bolognese. Bread was good, nice wine selection. Italian waiters, felt like I was in a small town in Italy. I recommend it- had a very nice dinner.

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hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We hadn't looked at trip adviser before going to Panevino, it was recommended by the hotel. So we were shocked to see some of the bad reviews because both my husband and I thought it was one of best Italian meals we've had....so much so that we went back the next night! The restaurant was full both nights, but service... More 

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Top Contributor
328 reviews 328 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
490 helpful votes 490 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We came here today for brunch on the recommendation of our hotel concierge. She had advised that the food was delicious and that mothers were being treated to a complimentary brunch for Mother's Day. We asked to be seated on the patio where we were able to observe two hostesses and waitstaff interacting. We watched in disgust as one of... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is such a great, authentic place amidst so many other restaurants. Fresh seafood and homemade pasta. We had fresh halibut, lobster and octopus. Eat here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Our server, Giuseppe, knew the menu and suggested appropriate dishes for us; one a vegetarian. The service was impeccable. The food was wonderful. We were there for an early dinner on a Sunday evening and had a nice seat at an outdoor table without a reservation.

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I travel for work and often end up dining alone. You can tell a lot about a place by how they treat single diners. Sabrina was warm and welcoming and gave me great suggestions to allow me to taste a variety of their splendid menu without overselling. I recommended Osteria Panevino to colleagues at the conference the next day and... More 

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San Diego, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you can speak Italian, you'll really like Panevino. Along with the excellent food and service, all the wait staff is from Italy and so you can practice your Italian with them. A very lively place, with a nice variety of Italian dishes from the very traditional to more modern. A good wine list with some reasonable prices. The service... More 

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Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Truly, the most amazing Italian food that I can remember having..... topped off by wonderful service, friendly staff and great ambiance. I had their pasta special and it was truly to die for. Soooo good! I will definitely go back next time I'm in San Diego!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 722 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
    (On 5th between F & G)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-595-7959

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?