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Asti Ristorante, San Diego, CA

Asti Ristorante

4.5
4.5
1435 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 15 times today
Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 / Gaslamp

  • 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

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. MT

    MaryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and great service but we sat outside next to street and that was unnerving with cars so close by and motorcycle riders came zooming around on street in front of restaurant. Done sit street-side!!
  2. LM

    LisaM

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Food quality was poor. Calamari was chunky and chewy. Spaghetti carbonara was greasy and flavorless.
  3. DS

    DarrinS

    Portland

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Ok food. Friendly waiter. Man was smoking at a table (we were sitting outside) and they never asked him to stop. Not a pleasant smell when you are eating.
  4. SL

    SLCg

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They got us in right away on a busy Saturday night. The food was fantastic and the service was great.
  5. ES

    ErinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible, we will definitely be coming back to try more things on the menu.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole dining experience was amazing. Our server Willie was awesome and gave the best service. Food was absolutely delicious. I would definitely come back! 10/10. Thank you guys for the great experience for my groomsmen and I!
  7. n

    nick

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always make a point of it to visit this restaurant while in San Diego. You will never be disappointed! EXCELLENT! Great staff too..
  8. PP

    PaulP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server was fantastic she did it all was there as hostess when we arrived waitresses and bartended my mojitos where delicious
  9. AC

    AshleyC

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Went for birthday celebration. No recognition of that. Food was ok a bit bland and disappointed based on posted reviews. Probably not go back with so many other options in that area.
  10. ES

    ErnieS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal. Veal chop and Osso buco . Prepared perfectly and very enjoyable. Mark is terrific, knowledgeable and funny!
  11. L

    Loves2eat

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We had a party of 4 and half of the dinners were very good and the other half were just ok and portions were on the smaller side
  12. Y

    Ycmpr

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Willie was a fantastic waiter! We enjoyed the delicious food, and our visit was perfect!
  14. PS

    PhilipS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time that day and both lunch and dinner were perfect. Real Italian food and excellent service!
  15. LO

    LOISB

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Charming atmosphere. Good food. Enjoyable conversation with neighboring table. Will definitely come again
  16. DK

    DocKP

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service excellent! Food great! Price, a little high., but won’t keep me from not returning.
  17. AK

    AmandaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and fast. Drinks are strong. Would come back again
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ate on the street. Willie was an excellent server!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Menu without price was very expensive and we felt very unconfortable we had to ask the price that were in a range of 45+ dolares each dish when the regular menu we had seen in the app was 20-35. We ordered the regular menu and they were so so fast that we had to eat and leave in 30 minutes! It seemed much like a fast food experience with a normal restaurant bill. We paid 20% to the waiter though. Anyway, it is ComicCom. But honestly it gave us a bad impression that during these days some business here are in their limits of ethical behaviour to take advantage of distracted tourists…
  20. TK

    TKArnold

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    I’ve never before had a bone in filet mignon, but on the server’s suggestion I did. Spectacular. Very generous cut of meat, topped with mashed potatoes that at first I scraped off because I didn’t want the extra calories but they were so good I wound up eating every bite and even running my finger along the plate when nobody was looking to get every last drop. As for the meat, I didn’t realize filet mignon could taste any better then what I’ve had previously but this one scored 100%. I will definitely be eating here again.
  21. LF

    LisaF

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You don’t need to go to Little Italy for great Italian food. Asti is the best we have had in a long time. The service was amazing too.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was insanely great. Kind of expensive and Marsala sauce not too good
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! Would go again in a second!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Server was amazing! Food was decent!
  25. JD

    JamesD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On vacation for my sons birthday, Asti was a wonderful experience! The food was delicious, the staff was attentive and the ambiance was relaxing and inviting. We will come here again. Highly recommend!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reserved table was ready fir us when we arrived. Wait staff was personable, gave recommendations, service was prompt and of the finest quality. Food was authentic Homemade Italian- menu was varied, « multo delizioso” excellent wine list. HIGHLY recommend.
  28. KW

    KathleenW

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this Italien restaurant. It is a lovely place, ambiance is wonderful, staff is so helpful and friendly. The food and service is perfection. We continue to return whenever we are in town.
  29. d

    davem

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Exceptional people working. Best Italian in San Diego
  30. EC

    ErickC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We tried another restaurant in the gas lamp district the night before and were pretty disappointed given the high cost. The food and service at Asti were outstanding. It was a complete night and day experience and we could Not have been happier!
  31. P

    Pollyanne

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. Fun people watching. Great wine list. Our special go-to restaurant.
  32. BS

    BettyS

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely dinner here. Our server, Milania, was so charming. A delightful evening.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! Our server was awesome!
  34. m

    madeleinek

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Mark , our server was attentive, knowledgeable with suggestions about what to eat and drink and gave us excellent service. I can highly recommend a visit here.
  35. AG

    AnthonyG

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love these small, non chain restaurants. This one is special. There were six of us and all six loved their meals. Definitely worth the trip downtown.
  36. G

    Gayle

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed every item ordered. The minestrone soup was outstanding, the eggplant with basil and mozzarella was baked in the most delicious marinara sauce. The lasagna was rich, creamy and melted in your mouth. Warm Italian style bread and whipped butter served along side was perfect for enjoying every bit of the delicious soup and sauces. Best part of the meal? The attentive service shown by our waiter Saini. He was both helpful and unobtrusive, treating us like we were longtime regulars, even though it was our first visit.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited again and again they exceeded my expectations. Wonderful service and food. The staff must love their jobs because their enthusiasm shows. The food is delectable. I will be back.
  38. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice! Food was amazing, ambiance was fantastic and our waiter was the best! He deserves a special recognition for everything he did. A true gem.
  39. KS

    KSSS

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Not fit for foodies. Fit for tourists with no tastebuds. 12 o’clock reservation, “chef” did not arrive until 12:15. Good waiter, worst food we’ve had in San Diego. Fish carpaccio was over salty, halibut smothered in a bitter yellow broken sauce. We asked the “chef” if the sauce is what was intended. The reply was yes. No Italian chef would serve the lunch we had. $200 for lunch, the bread, wine and gelato were Italian. The food was not. Avoid this restaurant if you are a foodie.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our sever was amazing and went above and beyond to explain the menu and specials.

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 4.5 stars by 1435 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 15 times today
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 / Gaslamp

  • 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

  • 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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