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Osteria Panevino

#331 of 3,683 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 16
    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
Puoi Parlare Italiano?

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Ronald F
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San Diego, California
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Spokane, Washington
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
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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Deerfield, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We enjoyed an excellent Italian dinner at Osteria Panevino. Our table of 4 had a variety of entees of chicken, fish, and pasta, a wonderful caprese appetizer and creme brulee dessert. Service was excellent as well.

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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Traveling alone on business, I wanted a nice quiet dinner (suffering the 3-hour time change) after a long day. I sat outside on the sidewalk patio (great people watching) as I was very happy to be out of the Cleveland weather! My server was a wonderful Italian woman who was very attentive and answered all my questions re. the menu... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

There were 20 in our party, and the service was great, and every meal was wonderful. The staff was attentive and enthusiastic, and I loved every bite!

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Boston, MA
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167 reviews 167 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our experience was only marred by all the St. Patrick's day celebrations happening in the streets. It was early so we didn't have to witness anything too horrible, but the strereet band/dance pparty down the street made it difficult to talk to your tablemates. The good news I guess is that the food is good enough that you can do... More 

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USA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

If you are like king for a fabulous Italian dinner in the Gaslamp Quarter, look no further. We had the veal and seafood specials and also the parpadele. The only thing better than the food is the service. Superb dining experience all around.

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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: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

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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?