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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**
San Diego, CA 92101
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;
Between F and G Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering Menu - Please call for details.
Complimentary Valet after 5PM with mention of this promotion
MTS bus at Broadway and 5th ave. San Diego Trolley at C St. and 5th Ave.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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