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Osteria Panevino

#117 of 3,845 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)
+1 619-595-7959
Today
10:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Santa Barbara
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is in the Gas Lamp District on 5th Ave. The food was delicious - we ate Happy Hour items. The Happy Hour Sangiovese was very good. Staff was friendly, particularly our waiter who was a wonderful Sicilian man.

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Thank SantaBarbTravelers
San Diego, California
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181 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant was walkable from the courthouse while on a lunch break from Jury Duty. I passed three other Italian restaurants and ended up selecting this one. What a disappointment - ! This restaurant takes first prize for messing up a BLT. And the 'greens' that accompanied it were simply 'greens,' without oil, vinegar, or any hint of a flavor... More 

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Thank SoCalMare
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked the gas lamp district and walked by this restaurant a number of times. Hostess outside very friendly and offered us free appetizer if we ate dinner. So, we decided to give it a try. And, we are very glad we did. We sat outside, in a beautiful evening, and watched people walking by. Our appetizer was bruschetta, it... More 

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Thank David Z J
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was ok but no where near as good as the prices suggest. Guess we should have checked before going in but $6 for bread & $7 for fries was extortionate!

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Thank Nigel S
annalisa403, General Manager at Osteria Panevino, responded to this review

good morning, we really appreciate your feedback. as you mentioned 6$ for bread, we do not charge for bread, maybe on your receipt was a Panna? that is a bottle of still water...sorry for the inconvenience More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here in April, the food was good but it ended up more expensive than we expected after being charged $6 for the bread and including service

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Thank Jason H
annalisa403, General Manager at Osteria Panevino, responded to this review

good morning, we really appreciate your feedback. as you mentioned 6$ for bread, we do not charge for bread, maybe on your receipt was a Panna? that is a bottle of still water...sorry for the inconvenience More 

San Diego
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478 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this place. The interior of Penevino is indicative of what you may see in Italy, plus our waiter was originally from Italy. Then our meal came with dishes that were on par with those we have enjoyed during trips to Italy. We added to the meal a bottle of Italian water and glasses of Italian wine so it... More 

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Thank DMHappyTravel
San Diego
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Panevino for more than 20 years. That it has been in the Gaslamp that long should be an indication of the quality of food and service. Their pasta is outstanding, the service has always been top quality, and the ambiance is just great. I have been there for business meals, birthday dinners, and girls' night... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seated on time for the reservation. Almost an hour until order was taken. Over another hour old until tepid food was deceptively served on a hot plate to try to pass it off as hot and fresh

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Thank arthaliontir
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dining alone can be awkward but not at Osteria Panevino. I was in San Diego for a conference and walked in without a reservation. I was given impeccable service and had the opportunity to talk with the house manager. She was gregarious and runs a tight house. My caprese salad was excellent, as was the Tomahawk steak. The side of... More 

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Thank David B
Warner Robins, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There to get carry out for my wife. The salad was fresh with a good house dressing. The pasta very fresh and perfect al dente. Eggplant appetizer was very good. Sabrina at bar good pour. They forgot the silverware! Good Italian fare.

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Thank drericzez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$35
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:30
Thursday
10:00 - 22:30
Friday
10:00 - 23:30
Saturday
10:00 - 23:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-595-7959

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