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About Asti Ristorante

Since 1994, Asti has been providing authentic Italian cuisine and gourmet seafood along with impeccable service in an unique and inviting atmosphere. Each dish from our selection of antipasti , handmade pastas, risottos, fresh seafood, and premium quality meats is freshly and individually prepared to bring you a true Italian dining experience. ** Complimentary Valet after 5PM with mention of this promotion**

728 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Friday to Sunday 10.30am to 1pm.
Lunch: Daily; 11am - 3:00 pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday; 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Friday & Saturday; 3:00 pm - 12:00 am;

Cross Street:
Between F and G Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 232-8844

Website:
http://www.astisandiego.com/

Catering:
Catering Menu - Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet after 5PM with mention of this promotion
HOURS
Sun-Thurs: 11am-11pm
Fri-Sat: 10:30am-12am

Public Transit:
MTS bus at Broadway and 5th ave. San Diego Trolley at C St. and 5th Ave.

Executive Chef:
Antonio Romero

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
With over 23 years of fine dining experience, Asti Ristorante specializes in hosting large events. We are happy to work with you from start to finish to execute a perfect dining experience for your group. Email info@astisandiego to plan your party today!

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Details
Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:00PM

Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 6:30PM - 11:00PM

Thu - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:30PM 6:45PM - 11:00PM

Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 6:30PM 6:45PM - 11:00PM

Private Dining

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.

Asti Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Romantic (13)
Special Occasion (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Cozy (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Fun (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Casual (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Great Place, Great Food, Energetic

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was medicocre. Atmosphere was worse. Crowded and extremely loud.

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food3
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Good kind staff.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

For the value in price it wasn’t worth it. The ambiance was nice and the service was great however the food wasn’t that great. I ordered the chefs special of the filet mignon covered in mushroom sauce and the lobster tail. The sauce did not look appetizing as it ruined the presentation (it was brown). The lobster was over cooked so it was chewy and I wasn’t brought melted butter nor lemons to go with it. We got a raspberry with white chocolate desert to share between two people. It really looked the size for a child. I don’t plan on coming back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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food3
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

We came on a weeknight when there were mostly conventioneers there. You do not want to be in a place with hard surfaces echoing all the noise produced by a bunch of people getting drunk on expense accounts - unless you're one of them. The noise level was deafening. My wife and I didn't even try to talk to each other during the hour or so we were there. In fact, we only stayed - and I'm giving them as good a rating as I am - because the food was excellent (I had ravioli, my wife had linguini w/ clams and we split a salad). And the service was pretty good considering we were sharing a waiter with these large tables full of people ordering everything on the menu plus frequent wine and bottled water refills. We will cautiously give them another try when we're in town.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was outstanding and the ambiance just perfect. I would recommend it highly

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful!!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very average Italian meal. Nothing bad, however nothing inspired either. Ordered the seafood fettuccine and the tagliatelle bolognese and both were quite basic and bland. Expected more at this price point.

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food3
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The most delicious veal chop and asparagus. The risotto prscatore is bountiful and as fresh as can be.
This is really a great choice for excellent Italian fare.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Everything excellent

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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent Tuscan soup, rich and hearty, good pasta 'al dente ', as it should be, outstanding gelato, silky and smooth. This restaurant stays true to its Italian roots!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a lovely time, a delicious lunch, a surprise birthday treat, and time to enjoy a meaningful conversation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was very good but the restaurant was a bit touristy in that they took our picture and then charged us for pictures.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Marguerite pizza didn’t have tomato’s, just tomato sauce, disappointing. Salads were great and the lasagna was very good.

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 (Toledo)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is one of the best Italian Restaurants in the Gaslamp!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

One of the best restaurant Italian meals we have had in a long time. We will definitely go back and recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I loved the atmosphere of this beautiful and traditional Italian Steakhouse setting. This felt like New York City or Chicago on a good night. Vibrant and fun to be there. The bar tender, Mike is amazing and the owner stands around watching that everything looks right. The food was amazing and every person in the place seemed to be happy and having a good time.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was delicious, the staff were attentive, making it a perfect ending to our day.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We were 30 minutes late for our reservation but had called and were assured we could be seated later. The restaurant wasn't too busy when we arrived so we had our choice of tables. Decided to sit outside which is nice considering you're on the sidewalk! But it wasn't a busy night in the Gaslamp so it was lovely. Our server, Danielle, was outstanding. She was friendly, helpful and efficient. We were going to the theater and she told us she'd have us out in plenty of time. Which she did without rushing us at all! Really enjoyed our food, too. We will be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great carbonara

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

David is one of the best servers I’ve ever had. Sensational service, the owner was seated next to us, and the lamb and gnocchi were to die for

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Ambiance was great, lovely place, neat and clean. Our waiter seemed distracted though. We had two other waiters to assist during our meal, even waiting to pay was a bit upsetting. Otherwise, nice place. Food was a bit bland. Could improve in service and taste.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Our server was great, but unfortunately the food was disappointing and over priced.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Very nice restaurant. Good food, excellent service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I always dine here when visiting the city on business or pleasure a true gem in the Gaslamp district

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food.! Experience but worth it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Asti is one of the classiest joints in San Diego. The fantastic ambiance combined with the professional nature of the servers puts Asti over the top.

The servers are always knowledgeable and attentive and have been there for years.

If you haven’t eaten at Asti, get on it already!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were seated immediately for our reservation and were greeted by a kind waiting staff. The food was authentic, delicious, and worth the price. The ambience was also great. Overall, it was one of the best Italian places we've been to and we will definitely be returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service, ambiance and amazing food! A place we’d visit again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved this restaurant! My family was visiting San Diego from out of town and stumbled upon this pick. Old school Italian food, wonderful service. amazing ambiance for a date or a special night out. Would strongly recommend anyone looked for a nice dinner in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp quarter.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Nice a bit expensive for the value. Good un general.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I selected this restaurant for our family Christmas dinner. The owner and General Manager both circulated the tables on a continuous basis to make sure everyone was happy and well taken care of. The staff was attentive, polite, jovial and professional. The food was amazing and portion size was perfect! We will return again!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a not so great start. The hostess thought that we were part of another party and did not assist us until I got her attention and let her know that we had reservations. But things got better. Our server was very nice, although our waters (only drink) were never refilled. I ordered the gnocchi, which was amazing. My husband ordered one of the chef specials and enjoyed everything about the dish except the gluten free pasta. He decided to give it a try and has decided that gluten free pasta is not for him. Overall we had a wonderful time. It was a great anniversary dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My family and I went to Asti for a Christmas Eve dinner about 8:00 pm, it was excellent. Old school Italian food prepared really well . The restaurant is small inside but great decor and ambiance, fells like being in a NYC restaurant. Only issue was the service was somewhat slow but I think it was because the restaurant was full with a couple of large groups. But the waiter and servers were very helpful and the food definitely was worth the wait. I had veal and it was prepared to perfection. My fellow diners echo my sentiment. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Expensive veal chop highly recommended and was to be served medium came raw. Service and delivery of meal was so slow that even alloting two hours for dinner we were quite tardy for theater just around the corner. A VERY disappointing experience for a very expensive dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wow! Very welcoming staff, excellent service food and ambiance ! Italian Wine selection very good. Enjoy!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Exceeded expectations. Delicious! Took my mom for her birthday and she hasn't stopped raving about it.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 7, 2017

A lovely meal outside. The hostess was especially nice.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Service was great. Food was terrible. My guest had chicken Marsala and I had salmon. Overpriced and poor quality.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food, nice ambience

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