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Asti Ristorante, San Diego, CA

Asti Ristorante

4.6
4.6
1676 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Since 1994, Asti has been serving locals and visitors authentic Italian cuisine in a unique and inviting atmosphere. Whether you dine on our lively patio, or choose to sit inside and enjoy the beautiful artwork and brick walls, you're sure to have an unforgettable dining experience.

Each dish on our menu, from our selection of antipasti, handmade pastas, fresh seafood, and quality steaks, is inspired by the delicious flavors of Northern Italy. While some restaurants offer small plates, Asti continues to serve up delicious abundance, all freshly and individually prepared to order. With an extensive vintage wine selection and knowledgeable staff, we deliver a true Italian dining experience that will leave your palate asking for more!



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 232-8844
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Antonio Romero
  • Catering
    Catering Menu - Please call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    For over 20 years, Asti has specialized in group events. From Engagement, Holiday and Birthday Parties to corporate events, Asti is sure to make it special. Asti provides semi-private dining for those looking for a more private dining experience. Buyouts are also a great option.
  • Private party contact
    Jessica Ramirez: (619) 232-8844
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    5th Avenue, Between F and G Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    MTS bus at Broadway and 5th ave. San Diego Trolley at C St. and 5th Ave.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,676 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,676 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff and service! Definitely will bring the business group again.

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  2. RolandH

    Washington DC

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal. My Osso Bucco was excellent and my wife loved her Lasagna. Have Fried Calamari to start. Cute spot!

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  3. Aaron

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Italian restaurant with an old world feel. Fantastic service for our table of 7. Seafood grill over linguini, osso bucco, and lamb chops were all superb! Great wine list. We had a great time.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was wonderful- very knowledgeable re the menu, offered great advice for our first visit.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful time! Food and everything was great, would definitely go again

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  6. ScottP

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lively atmosphere and professional service. Outside dining was comfortable even for a cool February night. The lamb chops were delicious and cooked perfectly. A fun, relaxing dining experience.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The cute interior and abundance of wait staff did not overcome the mediocre service and overpriced dishes. The tomatoes in the caprese salad were slightly frozen and the carrots in the gluten free dish were uncooked. When we complained about the caprese, we were offered a complimentary dessert but given one choice, tiramisu, which neither of us like. Not a good value for the price.

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  8. KristenW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best dining experience. The dinner was amazing, perfect and beyond any expectation.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter and door person were Great Waiter and door person were Great Waiter and door person were Great Waiter Waiter and door person were Great and door person were Great Waiter and door person were Great

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  10. Toliv75

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service! Recommend for any occasion!

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  11. MimiP

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food wonderful service! Fun for large parties and celebrations.

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  12. Russ

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Service fine, but Disappointing food, especially for the price.

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  13. JEPRITCH

    Greensboro

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was good but the prices (which were not listed on the specials menu) were about 25 percent higher than expected for a restaurant that advertises as being a $$ restaurant. For example, the lamb chops were good but $65 was a little high in my opinion for a restaurant that doesn't advertise as being a $$$ or $$$$ restaurant. I travel to a lot of expensive places and often expect high prices in certain venues. I didn't see this one coming. However, the restaurant is definitely worth a visit. I would suggest sticking to the printed menu with the listed prices.

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  14. tw3retiree

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food in a good location. Easy walk from major hotels

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  15. Debra

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went out for dinner with friends and everyone enjoyed their meal.

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  16. Jeffrey

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An amazing spot to relax and be hosted by their very hospitable staff; great food, nice wine selection, and delicious cocktails; offers either outdoor seating, to watch the Gaslamp District passers-by, or a quiet seat indoors.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute gem of a restaurant! Ideal for large groups (we were 12+). The service was wonderful as was the food and drinks. Looking forward to another visit.

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  18. MatthewH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Asti never disappoints! Food is always fresh and flavorful. The service is always over the top. Our server, Saini, is one of the best in the business. His objective is to make sure that you are happy.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came into town and took a couple friends to dinner!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience with a large group. Very flexible and accommodating, and great service.

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  21. JohnOD

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The calimari was reasonably good Caesar salad was a 3/10 Pasta dishes had little taste Hire an Italian chef- it is an Italian restaurant

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  22. IndustryGuy

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding from start to finish! Great old school vibe.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is not good at all. The chicken parm is not good. The pasta is okay just okay, not woth the price. The drinks are pretty bad as well. We ordered an old fashion and a spicy margarita and they were both undrinkable

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  24. SusanF

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting SanDiego and had eaten at this restaurant in the Gaslight District once years ago. Unfortunately it was too cold to eat outdoors, although some people did and they had heaters, it was too cool for us to really enjoy our meal outdoors so we enjoyed sitting indoors. Our waiter was very attentive and our meal was just as great as the first time we ate there. They treated us to dessert for our 50th wedding anniversary. We love the location and ambiance. It was not noisy, it was clean and a lot of interesting photos on the walls. We parked in the parking garage on 6th and walked to the restaurant. From there we were able to walk to the Shout!House on 4th where we had an awesome, festive night at the duel fun piano bar. Fun celebratory night and we would do it all again.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service! They accommodated my party of 13 flawlessly! Our server was so kind and knew the menu like the back of his hand! It was great food and their espresso martini was the best one ive ever had

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply amazing!!! They generously accepted us early on our reservation, listened to my special request to accommodate my girlfriend and I, and took care of us the entire time we were there! Delicious food recommendations from who I believe was Melina who served us fantastically as well! Not to mention the heart warming art on the tiramisu plate that wasn’t asked for, but provided by the kindness of the restaurants heart. Simply the best experience I’ve ever had eating at a restaurant. I will strongly recommend Asti Ristorante 110% whenever I get the chance!

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  27. JaxLibiano

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience at Asti! Every dish we ordered were amazing, from appetizers, main entrees, wine and desserts! The service provided to us was exceptional as well! Will definitely recommend Asti to everyone we know who is and will be in the Downtown San Diego Area looking for a great place to dine in. We will also be back next time we are in the area.

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  28. Kris

    Naples

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mark and team did it again!! We all enjoyed the food, hospitality and friendship. Thank you to our Asti family !!!! Kris & Chris.

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  29. Josephine

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful New Year's Eve dinner. Our waitress was great and the food was delicious.

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  30. JeremyC

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    NYE Dinner was on point. Great menu options and recommendations. Service was outstanding. 10/10.

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  31. JimT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service - we will return for sure

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  32. TaffyT

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hadn’t had spaghetti and meatballs in years. Thought I would try it. Wonderful! Service was great. Attentive and friendly. I’ll go back when in town!!!!

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  33. ChristalLJ

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Asti! We had the Paparadelle Vodka & Bolognese. Both amazing!

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  34. GilA

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish the experience was excellent. The staff was extremely attentive and we had interaction with multiple servers which was greatly appreciated. The food was amazing and well prepared. It was a last minute choice but we were extremely happy with the food, service and overall experience.

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  35. HMNorman

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service! We enjoyed our visit to Asti!

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  36. PBSteve

    San Diego

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The five of us had a wonderful Christmas Eve family dinner. From the veal chop to the lamb chop to the lobster ravioli to the halibut and the pappardelle everyone was talking about how delicious their meal was. Bravo!

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  37. Wallyworld

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Bought two $49 each fish specials. Food was overcooked and covered with huge amount of red sauce. Nearly inedible.

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  38. JeanneC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family went to lunch at 4:00pm after seeing the Nutcracker ballet. It was a fantastic meal. We had Osso Buco, steak Pasta dish, veal piccata and spaghetti with meatballs for our grandchildren. The staff was awesome. Very attentive to our needs. We will absolutely return again.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, whenever I come to San Diego and have a chance to eat here, never lets me down. Take small and large groups. The price is affordable and the food is always good. 

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We reserved an indoor table for a large group and were in communication with the restaurant, including submission of a reservation guarantee. However, when we arrived, the hosts seemed confused by our reservation. We were eventually seated outdoors (not indoor as specifically requested). Service was slow, but that was expected for a large group.

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FAQs

Asti Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Asti Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 232-8844.

Asti Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 1676 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Asti Ristorante

728 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    5th Avenue, Between F and G Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    MTS bus at Broadway and 5th ave. San Diego Trolley at C St. and 5th Ave.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Antonio Romero
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 232-8844
  • Catering
    Catering Menu - Please call for details.
  • Private party facilities
    For over 20 years, Asti has specialized in group events. From Engagement, Holiday and Birthday Parties to corporate events, Asti is sure to make it special. Asti provides semi-private dining for those looking for a more private dining experience. Buyouts are also a great option.
  • Private party contact
    Jessica Ramirez: (619) 232-8844
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