Straight-from-Italy brothers Dario and Pietro Gallo have opened the doors to Civico 1845, serving up authentic Italian cuisine that is anything but old school. Situated in the heart of San Diegos Little Italy, Civico 1845 (pronounced CHEE-vee-ko), provides a modernized Italian dining experience with an array of vegan dishes included. Located at 1845 India Street at the former Zia's Bistro space, Civico 1845 is a contemporary Italian restaurant that features fresh flavors and revamped versions of Italian classics. The Gallos southern Italian roots serve as the inspiration for much of the restaurant, both in its cuisine and design.
A vegan himself, Pietro Gallo serves as kitchen manager to ensure adherence to vegan guidelines - "Most people read marinara sauce and think tomatoes, which are vegan friendly," explained Pietro. "What they dont realize is that the sauce is often made with butter, which is not vegan at all, he said. Were working with a number of vendors to make sure that our vegan menu is absolutely, 100 percent vegan."
Now open for lunch and dinner, Civico 1845s seasonal menu includes a variety of meats and seafood, in addition to classically inspired pasta dishes. Guests can enjoy an extensive Italian wine list, as well as selections from California and across the globe. Italian and craft beers are also available.
To view the menu or make a reservation, visit civico1845.com.