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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Risotto alla Pescatora
Carnaroli rice, shrimp, shellfish, fresh fish of the day, homemade marinara sauce
Homemade meatballs in marinara sauce
Ravioli della Mamma
Ricotta cheese and spinach ravioli with marinara sauce
Considering the pandemic that’s happening, the ambiance and food was a great experience. Cute outdoor seating and good service.
Super super friendly server. Service was great.
Wonderful restaurant. Delicious food! Fabulous service! Great job with the outside setup.
The lobster fettuccine was AMAZING. And if you check in on Yelp and you’ll get a sweet treat! It was a great place for late night dinner.
Our waiter, Jorge was outstanding. His knowledge of the menu and expert service made for a memorable customer experience.
Excellent!!! Would go back again. Would highly recommend.
It was a nice date for my boyfriend and I. We enjoyed our Server Mark. Ask for him if you’re there next time. He know a lot about wines and definitely try his espresso Martini for all you Martini lovers. For food, I got there famous Chefs Special: Osoo Buco alla Milanese: Veal shank braised with chopped vegetables in a red wine sauce and served over saffron risotto and my boyfriend got the Cavatelle Michelangelo: Hand made ricotta cheese dumplings with diced chicken and sundried tomato in a pink brandy sauce. Can’t wait to come again!
Some staff seemed untrained in fine dining...attributed to the situation, our main waiter was awesome
Best veal chop I've had in a while
Food was fantastic! Staff was friendly and made excellent recommendations. Was quiet until about 7 and then got busier. Will go back next time we are in the area.
The food was excellent!
THE BEST PASTA WE HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME! TIRAMISU WAS DELICIOUS !
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Second time here and it was as good as I remembered. Decadent food, fantastic service. I'd eat here more if I could!
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Excellent food and excellent service
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Lobster/seafood combo and pasta was not seasoned well and lobster was very tough. Employee of neighboring piZza shop smoked on patio frequently and wafted to our table. Killed the experience.
Heard plenty of good things about this restaurant . Start to finish just not a good experience at all. To start off we arrive inform the hostess we have a reservation she just points to a table in the middle of the sidewalk and says there’s a table right there. We sit for about 5 minutes people are literally walking by bumping me. My wife is clearly annoyed so I ask if we can move to a more comfortable table a busgirl is like yea I’ll clean another one for you literally takes her 20 minutes to bring out a new tablecloth since they just swap the cloth out. It’s a rocky start to a night out for sure but trying to make the most of it we try to not let it ruin the dinner we order a appetizer only to see it’s brought to another table. A food runner then walks by and asks if we need anything as I’m about to ask for a refill on my ice tea he rudely snaps at me that he can’t grab that he’ll let my server know ok why even ask if you can’t grab a ice tea refill. Clearly he never lets our server know our entrees arrive and no sign of this guy so I just have dinner with no water no ice tea just dinner I’m extremely annoyed. Wait it gets better as we begin to eat this hostess storms by knocks my wife’s phone off the table and doesn’t even acknowledge it like I’m sorry or anything. On top of all that trying to enjoy the rest of dinner while the table next to us is smoking weed and blowing the smoke in our direction. Last and only time we return to this place of business absolutely astonishing how unprofessional they run things start to finish.
Celebrating husband’s birthday and he wanted Italian. Found this gem and we were pleasantly surprised. Service was exceptional, food amazing and the ambiance was nice even though we were sitting outside
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Great place we visit regularly. We had dinner to celebrate anniversary and enjoyed it as usual.
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Superb food and service.
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Great service and very high quality seafood. Greatly priced wines and relaxed but a lil noisy atmosphere 4.5 stars.
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Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. The timing of the meal was perfect - not too fast, not too slow. I had the chef's special lobster fettuccine with pesto made with pistachios instead of pine nuts. Perfect!! Did a nice job of setting up outside due to covid; was a little loud but to be expected.
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I’m trying to support local businesses during the pandemic, but the parade and smells of homeless maybe 6 feet away made the whole experience not really worth it. Hope they survive
superb burrata mozzarella and prosciutto, even better chef special of fettuccine in vodka red/cream sauce with shrimp, scallops and a whole lobster tail (see picture)! A bit pricey but as expected as it is in the San Diego Gaslamp District with tables onto 5th Ave...very nice...I will go again for sure next trip!!!
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The only thing that would have made it a 5 star review all-round is if they would have acknowledged my wife's birthday. It was listed on the reservation.
Food and service were outstanding. A bit pricy though.
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Great food and service!
It was just ok for a $200 bill for 2.
Amazing food and really good service. This is a gem of a restaurant in the heart of the Gaslamp.
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It was a pleasure to dine al fresco. Service somehow slow but food excellent!
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Great for date night
Too expensive for a deteriorating part of town.
The food was outstanding
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Their signature dish lobster pasta was outstanding. Other dishes carpaccio and eggplant apps were disappointing. Very ordinary.
Always delicious food and service here, highly recommend to try it out.
Asti was great. I really enjoyed the meal. I thought the Osso Bucco was good, but perhaps not worth the price. I would definitely dine there again.
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Excellent Italian food in a classic setting. Perfect for an intimate meal with excellent service. Cute little patio out front makes for great people watching. Asti is on the main drag of the Gaslamp but a block away from the party places.
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We went there to celebrate an anniversary. Service was excellent and food amazing. We will definitely be going back.
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My husband and I go to Asti every time we visit San Diego, it’s out favorite spot for Italian food.
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We ate outside and it was lovely. The food was fantastic. I do not know why we have never been here, but we will be back!!!
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First night out in 2 months. Things just now opening up. A little different set up for awhile but loved every minute. Food is always fresh and high quality.
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We enjoyed another wonderful meal after being deprived of dining there for almost 3 months during the pandemic shutdown. Bravo! We’re so glad they were able to weather the storm.
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Asti Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Asti Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 232-8844.
Asti Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 1150 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.