Asti Ristorante
Asti Ristorante

Asti Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.astisandiego.com/
  • Phone: (619) 232-8844
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
    Happy Hour: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering Menu - Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi private dining available for small and large groups. Please call 619.306-4465 for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Marcela Davies 619-306-4465x
  • Special Events: Groups and large parties have enjoyed Asti's accommodations for over 19 years. You will find that Asti's staff will take care of your group and special event from prior arrangements, throughout the dinner/event to following up.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Avenue Between F and G Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Third party valet on Friday and Saturday only
A word from Asti Ristorante
Asti, located in the heart of San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Quarter, has been providing guests with an exquisite fine-dining experience since 1994. Watch the passersby as you dine out on the patio for a pleasant shaded lunch or while indulging in a candlelight dinner. Come on inside to experience the warm, elegant ambiance of the dining room. For the convenience of our guests, Asti can also arrange transportation to and from the restaurant.
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Asti Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)great for outdoor dining (17)fit for foodies (15)special occasion (15)romantic (13)good for groups (13)great for lunch (8)notable wine list (8)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • On July 5 I ate here with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    On July 5 I ate here with my husband. We were seated immediately and given bread and water. After waiting at least ten minutes we asked the busboy to please locate our server. After another five to ten minutes a female came and said they didn't know who our server was and got our drinks. I asked if the tea was brewed and when it came it obviously wasn't. Our waiter finally came and I asked if the tea was brewed. He said no it wasn't and sorry. We ordered and our food came quickly and as ordered. As we were eating the sun began to set and the sun was so blinding I could not see my husband sitting across from me. There were several tables open with no sun. Very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The entire staff made my date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/4/2008
    The entire staff made my date feel horrible by staring at her until she felt like a piece of cheap raw meat. Repeatedly this was done and by all but one of the service staff. This experience made both of us sick and enough to say I will never go back. Is this why all the other restaurants we tried on the 4th were full and this one was empty? Disgusting.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was very good and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    Food was very good and the service was outstanding, will return
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Italien flavor is doing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2008
    The Italien flavor is doing well! From the employees to the food. Eating outdoors offers plenty of people watching opportunities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My first time to San Diego
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    My first time to San Diego and I had to organize a team dinner. Asti was a great choice! The food was amazing as well as the service. I really enjoyed my dinner. I'll definitely recommend others to go there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had reservations at 6 pm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    We had reservations at 6 pm and we did not get a table until 6:50!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great time...I would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    Had a great time...I would definitely come again! I ran the San Diego Marathon the next day, i would highly recommend to other runners for next year. Great idea with the special "runner's" menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A food basic restaurant, very
    DaveSVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    A food basic restaurant, very expensive for quality of food, service and overall experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food had a California
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    The food had a California influence. Make sure you ask for the prices on the Special menu. You might be surprised if you don't! Overall, a great dining experience! I'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place. Solid atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    Good place. Solid atmosphere. We had a really slick (and also good) waiter and the experience overall was worthwhile and memorable. The seafood grill special was delicious, and the caesar salads were original and very memorable to me. The whole menu seems to offer exceptional variety and taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The linguine with clams, grilled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    The linguine with clams, grilled prawn in a white wine sauce was absolutely delicioius. The buffalo cheese and tomatoes as appetizers were very delicious as well. We went on a Friday night so it was pretty busy and were unable to sit outdoors even though my reservation requested it. We'll definitely return perhaps on a non weekend day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I loved this place it reminded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    I loved this place it reminded me of Europe and restaurants there. The food was incredible and it was a great place to go for Mother's Day, Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    The food was very good. The sea bass was excellent. The waiter seemed new and untrained. That is not an issue we all have been new to a job and find our way but there should have been some more support behind him. But they seemed short staffed in general. It was not at all crowded at the time but the two waiters seemed to have too much to do. There was quite a wait for water, bread, etc. When the manager arrived everything seemed to kick into a higher gear of service.
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  • This restuarant is outstanding,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    This restuarant is outstanding, all four of us were delighted with the cuisine, the ambiance was very conducive to having a great dining experience, it was easy to carry on a conversation without having to raise our voices and the service was very professional. I would heartedly recommend Asti's to anyone who enjoys the pleasures of a quiet dining experience. Mike Holland
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  • Great menu and daily specials.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/7/2008
    Great menu and daily specials. The wine list is extensive and also very good. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. I ate there 2X in 1 week!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • comments from my customers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    comments from my customers - great menu and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I loved the Asti Ristorante.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    I loved the Asti Ristorante. I am Italian and finding a true Italian menu with an Italian wait staff was a treat. The decor was very pleasing, lots of nice Italian touches. It was very hot the day we ate at the restaurant and originally they planned for us to sit outside. I asked if it was at all possible to dine inside because we would have been so uncomfortable and they very kindly accommodated us. I have already recommended the restaurant to friends who live in San Diego.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everyone in our group was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Everyone in our group was very favorably impressed. Truly enjoyable! Our waiter, Farris, could not have beeen better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was outstanding and
    PDawgVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2008
    The food was outstanding and everything was very fresh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good, nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/25/2008
    The food was very good, nice fish and hearty pasta dishes. Not inexpensive, however. The bar is attractive, walls are rustic brick with a huge painted mural of Renaissance Italian village. Lots of tables near the front windows, and outside tables along Fifth Ave. We appreciated the extremely friendly waiter and hostess. Our waiter went out of his way to accommodate my daughter's request for item not on the menu. He was patient and maintained a good balance between being attentive and helpful and letting us enjoy our meals. Restaurant is a pleasant 10-minute walk to the Civic Auditorium through the Gaslamp District in downtown San Diego.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was very fresh and creative;
    JojoVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2008
    food was very fresh and creative; wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awful bland food- most at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/3/2007
    awful bland food- most at our table were pretty unhappy with their meal, plus we had awful service, and the food was expensive! Trul one of the worst restaurant experiences I have ever had.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic