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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Sun 3:00PM - 6:00PM 7:30PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Thu 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 7:30PM - 11:00PM
Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Sat 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Yummy authentic Italian food! Will definitely return!!
Sat outside. There were heaters to keep us warm. Great people watching on a Saturday night. Our waiter was OUTSTANDING and the food was delicious.
Very noisy and the tables are too close together.
Amazing food. The chef special - Mixed Grilled Seafood Linguini is one of the most amazing dishes I have ever had and the Osoo Buco is incredible. I plan to come back many times
Our server, Mark was amazing! A bit pricey but to be expected in the Gaslamp. Solid Italian food. We will be back :)
Food and service superb. Next door restaurant is noisy and allows smoking (drifts into outdoor Asti. Inside seating is great.
We enjoyed our meal and service! It was perfect! Nice selection! Very accommodating service.
Fabulous food and wonderful staff. Our waiter couldn’t have been more attentive, and helpful with recommendations. It was a true dining experience!
Terry, we are so glad to hear you had a wonderful experience at Asti Ristorante and cant wait to see you again in the future for another marvelous experience. We are so grateful for the 5 star review and the kind message. Have a fantastic day, we are sending our best wishes and gratitude your way. Thank you!
Food and service were exceptional!
Food was delicious! Our server was friendly but spoke so fast, it was hard to follow and hear.
Great food with outstanding service.
Only criticism was parking. We parked where we were told to understanding it was complimentary. Apparently if you don’t show your waiter the ad on their website it is $10.00, not complimentary. Not about the money but deceptive. Disappointed because Food was great as was waitstaff.
Best Italian food in the Gaslamp! We have enjoyed Asti many, many times. Ask for Mark to be your server - you won’t be disappointed. Food and service is always outstanding. Five stars!
This was our first time at Asti and it was New Years Eve. They were extremely busy but our reservations were for 9:45 PM. Service and food was very good. Place is rather small and tables are close but we still enjoyed our evening. Our server was from Naples and provided excellent service. Between the quality of the food and level of service, we felt like we were back enjoying a authentic meal in Italy. We will definitely return when we are in San Diego. They have a very extensive menu and we were told by our server that due to NY eve, the menu was scaled back a bit. It sure didn't seem to be scaled back. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening for ringing in 2020.
Thank you for the wonderful words Brujef. Although it was busy we are glad to hear you had a wonderful meal, and an amazing night for New Year's Eve. We certainly do hope to see you in the coming year for another fantastic meal and night out in Downtown San Diego.
We went there for the 31 December.. had a reservation for 9 pm. We arrived 10 minutes early... and had to wait 40 minutes for our table for 4 people!! A huge disaster with all the reservations they had.. extremely friendly stuff.. terribly unfriendly head of the restaurant.. even though.. food was good
It was New Year's Eve when we dined here. You can only imagine how busy it was. The service was very good. The lasagna was very good, but the some of the other pasta dishes were okay. The place only a one bathroom for ladies. There was obviously a long wait. The location was good. Right on 5th Street. I would go back and try it on a less busy night.
This was our favorite restaurant. But this time they put us in a hostile table. People bumped into us. No real space. The people next to us got to move to a corner table as soon as it was available without asking. But no luck for us. Apparently the overbook reservations (Which we had).
Food was T E R R I B L E! I haven’t had a meal that bad in a long time. We did 3 courses: lobster bisque was the worst part, lobster fettuccine was bland and underwhelming, and cannoli was ok. I was so disappointed. It frankly ruined the evening.
We felt transported back to Italy! The three of us each loved our meal here. Food was excellent as was the service. Reminded us of a place where we ate near Verona. Nice find!
Thank you so much for your fantastic 5 star review and comments! We are so happy to hear you had an authentic Italian experience that reminded you of your travels! We hope to see you and your guests again in the future and look forward to serving you another fantastic meal. Have a wonderful day!
Our dinner started off great, but after an hour without receiving our entrees we started asking our waiter. Several other parties were seated after us and had already finished their entrees and paid before we were served. We had asked that my daughter’s entree be boxed up to take with us, but we never received it. They did provide a complimentary tiramisu for our inconvenience.
The food was delicious but the service was not good at all. They were way under staffed but understandable since it was Christmas Day.
Christmas dinner. Great experience!
Fabulous. Sat us within minutes. Accommodated my meal request. Fast and furious service:)
Maja was our waitress and she was amazing. Crazy busy evening as it was Christmas day so expectedly noisy. Service was incredible as was the food, loved our table tucked back in a corner
We had Christmas Day reservations and our overall experience was wonderful. Food was exceptional, pricey but worth
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so glad you were able to come in and have a fantastic meal on Christmas day. We hope to see you here at Asti Ristorante again! Have an absolutely fantastic day today!
We had a lovely and delicious holiday dinner at Asti. While parking was a challenge and ended up a bit pricey, it was all worth it. The food was fantastic, the service was attentive and the overall value was very good. Would highly recommend and will definitely go there again! Thank you!!
Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We do offer valet parking, it is around the corner at the Keating Hotel! It was a pleasure having you and your guests and we would love to see you again soon. Have a wonderful day!
My family goes to Asti every Christmas Eve for dinner. tremendous old-school Italian expertly prepared, fantastic service and great ambiance. Not inexpensive but worth every penny. Highly recommend.
Thank you for the wonderful review Greg! We are looking forward to seeing you and your family again, whether it be during the new year, or near the end for another Christmas dinner! Have a fantastic day and an amazing new year.
Great food but specials were pricey and prices were not on the menu. Would definitely go back.
The food and wine were great. Everything we ordered tasted amazing. We were a group of 7 and had exceptional service. Everyone enjoyed their food, even the picky eaters. I would recommend Asti to my friends and plan to return myself.
When ever I come to San Diego, I always eat at Asti!! Great service and food.
That sounds like a good way to travel! Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope you had an amazing meal and another great experience to remember. Hopefully we will see you back here at Asti Ristorante in no time!
Cavatelli, bread and wine worth it. Skip the soup, dessert and claim linguine. A little pricey but the cavatelli is worth it
Nice and cozy atmosphere, food was fantastic. Server Marco was fun and good. Highly recommend
Thank you for the wonderful review! We try and keep it cozy on these chilly San Diego nights! We hope to see you again here at Asti for another amazing meal, we truly appreciate you dining with us. Have an amazing day today!
It was super busy but the food was great and service fantastic!
Wonderful spot in San Diego in the Gaslamp District...Resturant is beautiful inside and out. Food is delicious.
Thank you so much for your review Laura. It's great to hear your wonderful feedback and to know you had a great time here at Asti Ristorante. We hope to see you again soon. Have a great day!
Delicious, fresh, and authentic food, with a pleasant atmosphere and good service.
Fantastic food and service. Our waiter was great. Remembered it was my fiance's birthday and treated us well.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review Mark. We are really happy to hear that you and your wife had an evening to remember here at Asti Ristorante. We hope to see you soon, and we will be here for any amazing upcoming occasions. Have a wonderful day Mark!
Touristy, low quality, on a busy street, reservation don’t work here
Nice Italian place, very attentive staff. Food was solid, but not amazing. Prices were a bit high, but that seems to be the norm downtown.
I was here on a business trip and thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Asti. The salmon dinner was especially good! Service was excellent and it was a very comfortable ambience. One of the best parts is that I left my credit card at the restaurant and the server chased me down several blocks to return it to me which I greatly greatly appreciated!!
The most consistently delicious Italian food - the veal chop is divine as are any of the seafood dishes
be plenty hungry the portions are very generous