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Osteria Origano

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3650 5th Ave Ste 103, San Diego, CA 92103-4243 (Pennsylvania)
+1 619-295-9590
10:00 - 21:00
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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170 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We went with a large group and our waitress was nice from Russia. SHe sold us on the steak from Australia. It was nothing special. the seafood dishes were very good. The chocolate cake with hazelnut not so good.

1 Thank ellen h
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

A short walk from the U S Grant Hotel this beautiful restaurant is a real gem ! Great wine selection and menu . Wonderful service and atmosphere, very elegant and friendly. The food is fantastic ! And huge portions ! Will definitively repeat it!

Thank maribelcuprilldefust
Bend, Oregon, United States
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015

We attended the St. Patrick's Day Parade, which came up 5th Street and then went back down 6th street. We wanted a place to sit down and eat a quiet lunch after all the noise and action at the parade, so we wandered into Origano. What a pleasant surprise to find such delicious, well-flavored food. The Bruschetta was some of... More 

Thank Judy D
Avalon, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

Came for breakfast with 4 friends. Food was served quickly! We were all happy with the portion sizes for the prices. Our waitress was very sweet. Will definitely come back next time I'm in San Diego.

Thank LostCoastWanderer
Jefferson City, Missouri
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Since the place across the street had a 35 min wait we wondered around till we walked into this little gem. Great service and outstanding food. We had the Italian omelet. And the breakfast pizza with scrambled eggs and charizo and sausage. Wow all I got to say is we walked away completely satisfied. Our server had a wonderful attitude... More 

Thank god69father
Ensenada, Mexico
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

Looking for a breakfast place on the Hillcrest area of San Diego, after being informed of a half-hour wait at a popular place, we decided to try out Origano I found the breakfast and lunch menus uninteresting, and without an emblematic and attractive plate. Coffee was awful and aged. The bitter taste of old coffee was imminent Although our dishes... More 

Thank lateleapagada
San Diego, California
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158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Exploring restaurants in Hillcrest, we came across this gem. We've dined there twice now, most recently with a guest who agreed that our food and the service were exceptionally good. We were met at the door and seated immediately. Our server--a young woman from Naples--was very friendly, helpful, and attentive. Our baked eggplant appetizer, our pasta dishes, and the wine... More 

Thank Tony C
San Diego, California
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154 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This is a popular place on 5th for breakfast, lunch/brunch of dinner. The service is diligent and the atmosphere is friendly. They food ranges from very good to just average depending on what you are having and when. Pizzas and pastas are usually very tasty.

Thank Tishlf
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This place was excellent when it opened, I have to say I was disappointed by our experience last night. Was it the end of the weekend and we were just getting left overs? The bread seemed stale, the "Fresh Fish" in the Cioppino wasn't good fish, and the clams, mussels and calamari were chewy. We even had to try 3... More 

Thank Trevor B
La Quinta, California
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

This place has a nice atmosphere for a small italian restaurant and most of the reviews I read gave it very high marks. We had high expectations (most would call it just a good place to eat). We were greeted right away and promptly seated at 5pm...only two other tables were already seated inside and one outside. The waitress was... More 

1 Thank 816RV

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3650 5th Ave Ste 103, San Diego, CA 92103-4243
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-295-9590

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