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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Special Occasion (9)
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Fun (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
People Watching (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Casual (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

A lovely meal outside. The hostess was especially nice.

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food4
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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 27, 2017

Great food, nice ambience

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing food. Best cocktail mix...the bartenders know what they are doing. Spectacular in every way!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was very disapppointing
It was expensive
The only positive was the server was greT

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was expensive and not adequately cooked.

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 (London)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent food, great service. Rigatoni was perfectly al dente, mozzarella very fresh.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We found this restaurant on Yelp as we don't travel to the San Diego area that often. It was highly rated and we weren't disappointed! Philipe (our server), the food and wine were fantastic! I would certainly recommend this to any out of town guests and the locals. Thank you for a wonderful date night!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It’s a very quaint, old school , exposed brick walls type of atmosphere. The service was first class all the way. We ordered several dishes: both soups on the menu and the salmon was excellent. The spaghetti carbonara was good. The sauce was a bit heavy for a carbonara and the “bacon” which should always be thick chunks of panchetta, was just plain thin ham. Also, don’t bother with the vegan pasta dishes, completely unpalatable.

Overall, I would definitely try this place again.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very happy with Asti. Amazing service with great pasta and also meat options. Romantic and cozy with patio seating available to watch the passers by in the gas lamp.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food and wait staff were great. We used a coupon and all was good

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great ambiance. Fair prices. Food was delicious. We got lost in shuffle I think of what waiter was taking care of us, so service was subpar. But we will be back - the food and atmosphere was that good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service here is excellent and the food was delicious. They have a wonderful wine selection.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We make a yearly trip to San Diego on business. Asti has been our favorite restaurant in the Gas Lamp. The food is excellent and the service is great! I would recommend the restaurant to anyone wanting Italian food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Amazing food and fantastic service!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We decided to meet up in downtown San Diego for business and dinner. Sitting outside provided great ambience with great service and great food. Kudos to Mark, our server, for staying on top of things with great energy and recommendations without being intrusive. I’ll be back.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Thought we would try A.R. for dinner - easy thanks to valet which we were comp'd. Great service and food. Loved sitting outside watching the world go by...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We went to Asti for our anniversary during a trip to San Diego. The interior is very pleasant, but we were seated along the wall under glaring in ceiling down lighting, I asked if they could be turned down & after watching lights in other areas of the dining room go up & down, it was finally accomplished. Our waiter was nice, but spoke very little English.

To start, I had the caprese salad, my husband had minestrone & we both enjoyed our starters. For our entrees I opted for gnocchi with gorgonzola & my husband had chicken Marsala. We both enjoyed our meals, although the Marsala could have used more wine & the gnocchi was a bit heavier than I like.

We finished by sharing perfiteroles & as we were wrapping up, the waiter brought us a tiramisu & wished us happy anniversary.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great staff, great food & wonderful people watching from outside tables

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Everything except the food was nice. We ate after the theater and had great service and a lovely table. The problem was all of us had dry, relatively tasteless pasta. We could not get enough salt and pepper on the dishes to make them good. Maybe the late hour was the problem.

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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on September 24, 2017

A great place for date night, Birthday, Anniversary or just for a causal dinner. Food is excellent & the staff attentive.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

土曜日の夜に利用。予約がない人達は待たされていたので予め席を確保しておいて良かったです。スープ、サラダ、パスタを頼みましたが何も美味。パスタの量ってどのくらい?と聞いたらmedium sizeと言ってましたが日本のノリではやや大盛りなので、女性は十分シェアできるでしょう。カジュアルな雰囲気で若干ガヤガヤしてるので商談とか打ち合わせには向いてませんが、お客様とでも楽しくディナーという場合は丁度良いです。

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Cozy
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

came to SD from NY for a weekend trip was pleasently surprised to find some good classic Italian !

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The amount of food on the olate makes ot well worth the price. I had the spaghetti carbonara and the bacon was nice and smoky and the dish was perfectly creamy from the egg.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our meal was very good, but the service was very bad. We had to ask the hostess to find our waiter to refill our drinks. The guy never came by to ask us if our meal was prepared properly, but only to give us our check.

On the other hand, we sat outside for dinner and the view was interesting. I've come to the conclusion that being in the Gaslamp district is like people watching in Las Vegas.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The food and service was incredible! Mark was our server and he made several suggestions from the specials menu which we fortunately took his advice on. We shared the buffalo mozzarella and tomato appetizer which was like none I'd ever had before. Delicious! Then I had the Sea Bass which was delectable and just melted in your mouth! My husband had the spaghetti and meatballs which were excellent. They had quite an extensive gluten free pasta menu which we didn't need but others may enjoy. We were visiting San Diego on a business/pleasure trip. We had dined at some of the other notable recommended restaurants on previous nights in San Diego, Coronado and La Jolla . I would have to say this was our favorite restaurant and would recommend this as a "must dine at restaurant " while in San Diego. It's convenient to the convention center and other entertainment in the area. While it doesn't have a waterfront view, it certainly hits the mark on all other aspects if you want great food and service!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2017

After perusing through the options available close to our hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter, and having a dual craving for Italian, we selected Asti Ristorante and WOW, did we make the right choice! We reserved a table outside and as we approached the hostess stand right at 8:00 PM, the Hostess greeted us with a big smile and took us immediately to our table. The perfect spot on the patio for a lovely dinner.

Mark, the waiter, was awesome. Great personality, enthusiastic greeting and delivery of the specials and a fantastic recommendation of the prosciutto wrapped chicken with spinach and garlic under a brilliant mushroom sauce and I was in heaven! My wife had the hand made ravioli and they were spectacular! A great bottle of wine, just the right amount of attention while respecting our date night, and all in all, one of the best dining experiences in a long time and we left thrilled. Thanks Mark and team! Compliments to the chef et al, and we'll be back!! I wish Toronto was closer! Til next time .....

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Service is great! You never have to look around for your waiter because he is always there at the proper time. Food is absolutely delicious and arrived to your table piping hot, which is very important to me. The seasoning of the food that it makes you look forward to your next meal there while you are having your current meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Cioppino had bay scallops and baby shrimp. Would never expect that for the price. I did not feel the quality of the food was high at all. My bro in law got the chicken wrapped in bacon. He said it was the driest chicken he has ever eaten. Bread served was just ok. we had to ask for oil and cheese to dip. Had to ask several time for water to be filled. I would expect that and be ok if it was not such a high priced restaurant Really bummed. Only here a week and thought it would be a winner, Wasted $200+ at this place for sure

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The food and service, as always, was amazing. One of my favorite Italian restaurants in the US.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

First time visiting my son was visiting San Diego as an adult before heading back to college.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We went for a late business lunch. The service was excellent, and they were very friendly. It was rather pricey, but the food was the best Italian I have had in a long time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Nice small Italian place, decent food, noisy. All was good but service seemed short handed; waited bottle on table for wine opening, waited for pepper and served Parmesan. Fine server but working too hard to provide great service.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

This restaurant is wonderful. Terrific service (Mark) and great food (Octopus appetizer, Spaghetti Bolognese done just right, and a superb Cabernet). Outstanding food in a relaxed atmosphere. If we get back to San Diego, of the many fine restaurants there, Asti will be at the top of our list.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We have been coming to Asti for over 10 years...our very first server, Juan Kim, made our experience so wonderful...he was very personable, knew the menu and made great recommendations. We just went back again and were so happy to see that Juan was there! I think this is l a testament to the management...
the ability to keep great employees for such a long time in a very competitive business...the food was still amazing and we "rolled" out of there very full, happy and satisfied. We would highly recommend! OH, and ask for Juan!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

First time in San Diego, so I had to go Little Italy in the Gaslamp District. A bartender recommended Asti and was not disappointed...had home made cavetelli bolognese, just like Nonna used to make!! Excellent !! Give it a try!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

A very special dining experience made even better by our server Mark!!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Yummy flavorful pasta dishes. Service was good. Waiter was knowledgeable.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2017

I always come to Asti's when I am in San Diego!! Food is amazing here!!! Cannot recommend it more. Brought my wife here for first time she loved it!!

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