Circa 1875
48 Whitaker Street
Savannah, Georgia


We encourage you to visit our sister restaurant, Savannah's
newest elevated Italian fare restaurant and event space. 
Reservations are encouraged.

Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10pm
Closed Sundays

La Scala Ristorante
119 East 37th Street 
Savannah, Georgia • 31401




Located in the Picturesque Historic District
of Downtown
Savannah Georgia.



savannah, ga 31401


Unlike any other, we offer
the finest in dining, service
and spirits to satisfy the
most discerning palette. 

Circa 1875 is Savannah's unpretentious
Parisian bistro and pub where one can enjoy
delicious French cuisine served with
excellence in an authentic
old world bistro setting.

We have an extensive wine selection
either by the glass or bottle, in which we
work very hard to keep it fresh, relevant,
and affordable. Our wines are both domestic
and old world. Come and relax in this
19th century flair.

Bon appetit!

Savannah Restauranteurs

Donald Lubowicki and Jeffery Downey are two boys from Detroit who worked their entire lives in the restaurant industry. They have worked in every position from back of the house to the front, both of whom had a dream of one day owning their own restaurant. They spread their wings and flew down to Savannah to work as waiters in some of the best local establishments to save enough money to make their dream a reality. They love and embraced Savannah. They knew that this was the place where they wanted to plant their feet and make it their home. In 2007 their dream came true and Circa 1875 was born. The guys opened Circa 1875 soley as a pub at first. They created a warm friendly environment that made it a very popular destination. Capitalizing on their hard work and success, Donald and Jeffery took the revenue produced over the next two years and saved enough to purchase the parcel next door to the pub. This allowed them the space they needed to complete their vision and create an unpretentious Parisian Bistro with a Gastro Pub. A place where one can enjoy delicious French cuisine served with excellence in an authentic old world bistro setting. The beautiful design of space, the eye of detail and the gorgeous decor are all second to none. The talent these two bring to the table is the reason Circa 1875 would quickly become one of the top restaurants in Savannah and hold true to their values for years to come.

best french restaurant
The Connect...Best of Savannah

best late night
The Connect...Best of Savannah

certificate of excellence
Trip Advisor

diners choice
Open Table

best wines by the glass
Eat it and Like it

best hamburger
Eat it and Like it



Our Gastro Pub is original to it's establish date of 1875. The ambience reflects traditional 18th century decor with windows, doors, intricate tile floors, mouldings, tin pressed ceiling tiles, Mahogany bar, period architectural details lovingly restored to it's original beauty.  


eat & drink here

Our full menu with full service is available in the Gastro Pub
no reservations accepted in the pub...
first come first serve only






Circa 1875 would love to host your group in our private dining space we like to call the "wine cellar".
This space seats up to 27 guests, it is not handicap accessible and is located at a lower level down a flight of stairs.
Reservations of large groups may be limited depending upon certain weekdays and time of year.   
Large groups of 12 or more is required to use one of our prefix menus.
Can only be booked between the hours of 5-6:30 or 8:30-10 


Once you have chosen a menu and signed the contract, we can then move forward toward confirming your reservation.
The menu prices are directly related to the number of courses
and the number of choices per course. The content of these menus can be custom to your preference. All changes must first be authorized by Executive Chef on staff before confirmation.

G.M. phone : Monica Peetoom at 912.484.3591

email :


The “Marie Antoinette” $45.jpg

Marie Antoinette

$45 Prefix menu

The “Marcel Marceau” $60.jpg

Marcel Marceau

$60 Prefix menu

The ‘Napoleon’  $75.jpg



$75 Prefix menu