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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!

Specials

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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

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Romantic (13)
Special Occasion (13)
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Good for Groups (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Authentic (10)
Fun (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
People Watching (10)
Casual (9)
Cozy (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Scenic View (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

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 (London)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Very nice restaurant. Good food, excellent service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 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 6, 2018

Great food.! Experience but worth it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 31, 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 30, 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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·Dined on December 27, 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 26, 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 26, 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 25, 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 16, 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 11, 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 11, 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 8, 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 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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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