We've been 3 times and the
We've been 3 times and the food has been outstanding each time. The service is wonderful.
We are so glad our neighborhood has such a wonderful restaurant.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food and service as usual
The food and service as usual was excellent. Highly recommended.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ordered the Lasagna ahead
Ordered the Lasagna ahead of time and everything worked out well.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great first time experience
Our experience at "Asti" was terrific! All ten of us were convinced that our own particular entree was the best. The staff was attentive and our table in the back room was ideal for our needs.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The last time I went there
The last time I went there was a few years ago not long after they first opened and was less than impressed. This time we made reservations, got seated immediately, had an EXCELLENT wait staff and service, and the food was amazing. The menu didn't look impressive at first glance, but the items we had, (Gnocchi w Duck Confit and the Chicken Orecchiette) were both amazing.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excekkebt Dining Experience!
We were celebrating a birthday and the whole experience was enjoyable. The food was excellent. Our service was outstanding. I would recommend it highly.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Asti for our anniversary. The staff set up a romantic dinner for two in a cozy little cove in the back of the dinning room. It was warm and inviting on a snowy April evening. Our server was outstanding. He had a great knowledge of the wine list, he was professional, and attentive. Our food was outstaning.From the anti-pasti to the tiramisu everything was great.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed my first time
Really enjoyed my first time there. I actually live very close so I am definitely going to come back and visit. The service was great, and the food fantastic.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great bartender, great teamwork for serving the customers.
We started our evening having a glass of wine at the bar and enjoying the conversation with the bartender who takes great pride in the wines and cocktails of the restaurant. Soon we were seated and and enjoyed the Shrimp Capellini and daily risotto special. Yum!
We were particularly impressed how the team of servers worked together to serve us and make our evening enjoyable.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit.
This was our first visit. We tasted a variety of appetizers and salads. The appetizer risotto was excellent - one of the best we've had. The mussels and prawns were delicious and well presented. We would pass on the crab cakes next time, but as ex-Marylanders, our expectations for crab are high. The golden beet salad was exceptional, but the green salad had a vinaigrette that was far too acidic for our taste. The wine flights were afforable and fun. We look forward to returning to try some pasta.
4/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was so amazing! The food was spectacular! The service was attentive and very polite. Desert is a must at this place! Their chocolate cake is to die for! Everything was amazing.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Lunch
Our first experience with this restaurant was Mother's Day and I can honestly say we really enjoyed it! Everything from the service to ambiance to the food was wonderful. I loved the beet salad with vanilla bean vinaigrette, may sound odd but I guarantee it was delicious! I really like the fact that the menu is diverse enough to please almost any palate and the prices are very reasonable considering the upscale feel of the restaurant, while not having an uptight feel. We would definitely go back!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for excellent
Great place for excellent Italian food..Hope it stays in the neighborhood..Only wish they had outdoor dining.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just a great find
We have been stopping by Asti d'Italia for the last couple of years. Small, relatively quiet, and friendly. Wait staff is attentive but not intrusive. For a restaurant of this size the wine selection is more than adequate. We have never had a bad meal - lunch or dinner. We chose Buffalo lasagne and Chicken Parm - great. for fun try the price fix Italian dinner each month. Would be remiss if we didn't mention the mussel appetizer - perfect size and delicious. You can't miss with the soups either.
If you can't tell this is one of our favorite neighborhood spots.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice evening!
Our first visit to this restaurant & it was delicious! We'll definitely be back!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Who would expect to find an intimate, reasonably priced upscale restaurant in a sprawling shopping mall, right next to a JC Penney?
I was amazed at the low lunch prices, similar to some fast food places, at a fine dining restaurant.
All four entrees we had were delicious, as were the appetizers and desserts. The Ahi Tuna was exceptional as was the Tiramisu.
We're definitely going back!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the food, great atmosphere, and you can have a conversation without needing to yell across the table. Will continue to go there for special nights out.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Italian Restaurant in Orchard
We had an excellent dinner at Asti D'Italia. The Service was good and I highly recommend the Gnocchi with Duck Confit - it was outstanding. I also enjoyed the Buffalo Lasagna and others at our table enjoyed the Risotto special.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good local restaurant
We try to dine at local establishments whenever possible. This is a nice, clean restaurant with good food and great service.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my wife for her birthday
Took my wife for her birthday and it was perfect. The crab cakes are a delicious appetizer. The main courses were an appropriate size.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Upscale Italian
Everything here was delicious. Appetizers, salads, entrees, desserts, wine, espresso, gelatos. Ahi Tuna is delectable, as was the steak. Tilapia, lasagna, it was all good!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone was very professional
Everyone was very professional and friendly. The restaurant is very children friedly. Very relaxing and the wine list is great.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would categorize this restaurant as "gourmet Italian" in that the food was not traditionally what you think you'll see on a menu in a neighborhood restaurant. It was tasty, delicate, not over-salted (a BIG PLUS) and the portions were normal sized - not humongous and not for a sparrow - just right. Great wine list - although I still can't get past spending more than $8 for a glass of wine -- and lastly, very good coffee. Our service person was there for us; did not rush us and did not forget us. Overall, a nice evening.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a dinner meeting with a colleague. We found Asti D' Italia to be a good find! Nice location, appropriate menu selection and reasonable pricing. I certainly recommend Asti D' Italia to anyone.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, service and wine selection were all excellent. We will dine here again.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone is great, very friendly,
Everyone is great, very friendly, knowledge, and professional. A very good wine list. A very good restaurant.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
They have wonderful unique
They have wonderful unique salads, excellent mussels and great margaritas! Go! This is my second and not my last time there
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I found this place on Yelp and it was a total shot in the dark. Overall I was extremely pleased with the food quality and service. I have already recommended this place to several people!
9/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tucked away in the shops of The Orchards is this gem of a restaurant. We had a most delicious dinner with attentive service. From our first glass of wine, amble salad and original entrees we were entranced. Although our appetite was satisfied, our curiosity had us sharing the most delicious dessert; absolutely NO REGRETS. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a meal here
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service!
Our dinner party of nine people had excellent food. The service was outstanding.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband & I looked for a restaurant near AMC theatre to have dinner before a movie- what a great choice!
Very good salad choices with savory dressing- we loved the Golden Beet Salad. Pretty presentation & could have been shared by two.
The Risotto for the evening was delicious and my husband really enjoyed his Italian sausage & Penne. Tried the vanilla bean Panna Cotta for dessert- delicious if a trifle thin. Coffee was bold but not bitter- very good.
We will definitely recommend & return!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We Love Asti
This was the restaurant of our first date over 2 years ago. We frequented it regularly for over a year but hadn't been in quite a few months, as we decided to try some new places. Came back to Asti this past weekend, and it was just as good (if not better) than we remembered it to be all the times before. Charlie (owner) is wonderful. Though most of the staff had changed since we were last there, they were all well trained and efficient, as well as friendly. We usually split the delicious bison lasagna and one other entree -- this night it was the risotto special with wild boar, which was fabulous! A definite repeat if it's on the menu again. Several larger groups were dining that night but it was still very quiet and enjoyable.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally tried it
We've lived close for years and have never been to Asti. So glad we finally made it. The food was very good with its own unique taste. The service was exceptional. We will definitely be going back.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner with friends
We had been to this restaurant twice before and it didn't disappoint this time either. We met another couple here for dinner on a Saturday night and had a reservation so we were seated promptly. They have a great selection of dishes for everyone...anything from vegetarian, meats, seafood's, & pastas. The wine selection is great also. The crab cake appetizer is rather small but very tasty. You can't go wrong with any food selection here. I would definitely recommend trying this local gem of a restaurant out if you haven't already.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I loved it--everything from
I loved it--everything from the ambience, the food, and the service. It's a beautiful place, and the waiters were ever helpful.
We all liked the food; two of our group had the seafood pasta. I had the seared ahi tuna, and it was wonderful. It is perfect for a romantic dinner; the background music was nice.
I would certainly recommend this restaurant and would visit it again!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our 14th wedding anniversary dinner
We both had the green salad, the chicken marsala, and finished with chocolate temptation cake. The salad was awesome-just the right amount of dressing. The entrée was marvelous. The chicken was tender on a bed of delicious mashed potatoes. The sauce was divine-the best marsala I've had. The veggies were seasoned perfectly. The portions were huge and the service was fantastic. The cake came with two scoops of gelato-one strawberry and the other coffee flavored. Needless to say, the cake was sinful. From the bar, I had an amaretto sour-10 out of 10, and my wife had the three glass sampler. Everything was perfect. Asti is a fantastic place for an intimate celebration dinner. I highly recommend it-5 stars!!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Family in town
We took my Father in law and his girlfried here for dinner, they loved it! SHe said outside of Italy this was the best italian she had eaten.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have walked by this place many times. Finally decided to give it a try, celebrating my wife's promotion. The ambiance was inviting and relatively intimate, with friendly and attentive service. The food was good and unique enough to remind you that you were in a "local establishment". I am very happy to have found this type of restaurant close to home. Great to be able to go out for a special dinner and not have to drive downtown. We will definitely return.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM