Asti Ristorante

4.5
1150 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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Considering the pandemic that’s happening, the ambiance and food was a great experience. Cute outdoor seating and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super super friendly server. Service was great.

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vipBobW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Delicious food! Fabulous service! Great job with the outside setup.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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.

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CindiA
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter, Jorge was outstanding. His knowledge of the menu and expert service made for a memorable customer experience.

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CarlosS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!! Would go back again. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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RichS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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CallieB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!

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LaurenK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST PASTA WE HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME! TIRAMISU WAS DELICIOUS !

Asti Ristorante
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thanks for the feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and it was as good as I remembered. Decadent food, fantastic service. I'd eat here more if I could!

Asti Ristorante
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you so much!

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vipHeather
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service

Asti Ristorante
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thanks for the feedback, Heather!

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ChuckB
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Asti Ristorante
Responded on September 8, 2020

We appreciate your review! Come back anytime!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place we visit regularly. We had dinner to celebrate anniversary and enjoyed it as usual.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on September 8, 2020

We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Come back soon!

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vipPBSteve
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and very high quality seafood. Greatly priced wines and relaxed but a lil noisy atmosphere 4.5 stars.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you! Come back anytime!

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Hawaii1107
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you so much for the feedback! We're glad you enjoyed it!

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DarleneM
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

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

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JohnR
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!!!

Asti Ristorante
Responded on August 24, 2020

Thank you very much, John!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDKMUL
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were outstanding. A bit pricy though.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on August 22, 2020

Thanks so much for the feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was just ok for a $200 bill for 2.

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MichaelM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and really good service. This is a gem of a restaurant in the heart of the Gaslamp.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on August 22, 2020

Thanks Michael! Come back anytime!

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vipacarekids
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a pleasure to dine al fresco. Service somehow slow but food excellent!

Asti Ristorante
Responded on August 14, 2020

Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for date night

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vipRichard2U
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Too expensive for a deteriorating part of town.

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vipScottieP
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding

Asti Ristorante
Responded on August 14, 2020

Thanks for the review, Scotty!

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vipDougK
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Their signature dish lobster pasta was outstanding. Other dishes carpaccio and eggplant apps were disappointing. Very ordinary.

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JorgeR
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and service here, highly recommend to try it out.

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Dave
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you for your feedback!

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Benjamin
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on June 24, 2020

We appreciate the feedback! Come back anytime!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there to celebrate an anniversary. Service was excellent and food amazing. We will definitely be going back.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I go to Asti every time we visit San Diego, it’s out favorite spot for Italian food.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thanks for the review! We're glad you like it!

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vipJaimiH
San Diego
79 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!!!

Asti Ristorante
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thanks for the review! Come again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on June 4, 2020

Thanks so much!

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vipPBSteve
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on June 4, 2020

Thank you for returning! We appreciate your patience!

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FAQs

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.