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Asti Ristorante

4.6
740 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily (11:00am - 3:00 pm)
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday (3:00 pm - 11:00 pm), Friday & Saturday (3:00 pm - 12:00am)
Brunch: Friday, Saturday & Sunday (10:30 am - 1:00 pm)
Happy Hour: Daily (3:00 pm - 6:00pm)
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Phone number
(619) 232-8844
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Antonio Romero
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Catering
Catering Menu - Please call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between F and G Street
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet after 5PM with mention of this promotion
HOURS
Sun-Thurs: 11am-11pm
Fri-Sat: 10:30am-12am
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Public transit
MTS bus at Broadway and 5th ave. San Diego Trolley at C St. and 5th Ave.
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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!
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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.

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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

What 740 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love this place... lots bed our waiter Alessandro!
YUM!!!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

I got the salmon and was a bit disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Birthday dinner

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great atmosphere, and the service is outstanding. Reservation online, or by calling. You can even just show up and check availability. If your not sure about the menu, ask your server and they will make amazing sugetions. Asti's make you feel comfortable, and the food is on a whole nother level.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Simply great. Top quality Ingredients and food.
Very well done. Our new favorite.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The most amazing gnocchi with Gorgonzola sauce I have ever had. There wasn’t a bad meal at the table.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Really great place

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our favorite place to dine before the theater. Mark G has been our waiter for several years. He always remembers us even if it's been a year in between visits. The food has always been great - lobster fettuccine was wonderful this time. Excellent service from all the staff as well.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Good Italian Food in San Diego's Gaslamp District at a reasonable price. Good Service

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our friend wanted to start her bachelorette night off with some good and authentic pasta. Asti did not disappoint. Complete with a surprise Champagne toast from the restaurant! Our night was for sure started right!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent food! Great location

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Had reservations for 8:00 for 6 people. Not seated until 830. Not served food until almost 930. Way overbooked. Food was very good as usual but their planning failed when seating people without reservations.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Food was good, staff was ok. Prices were fair to high. Convenient to hotels in Gaslamp area. I didn’t realize it until we got back to our hotel but we were charged for an extra drink we did not have.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Wonderful antipasto and excellent service from Guiseppe. The pappardelle ala Vodka was outstanding and the Spaghetti D'Asti was delicious! The chocolate lava cake and the pistachio cheesecake was out of this world!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Exceptional food and our waiter provided amazing service! Highly recommend. The lobster fettuccine was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Have eaten there severa times & it is consistently superb. We always return when we are in the area. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

I found out that I was charged an extra $6 for the bartender to shake, chill, and strain two shots of vodka in to martini glasses. That seems excessive to me.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I made a dinner reservation for my girlfriends birthday and I asked for flowers and they gave us a beautiful flowers, I asked for a very good meal and they gave us a very very good meal, I asked for a cake with strawberries and they gave us the cake with strawberries...it was an excellent dinner and the service was outstanding!! Thanks for everything, we will come back very soon!!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Overpriced and too loud with cussing and yelling from all tables it seemed

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The menu had many tempting options. We shared the octopus salad which was amazing. My gnocchi was some of the best I have had with a very unique sauce. Our waiter was very helpful with wine selection and Lave cake topped off the evening.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This is our favorite San Diego area restaurant! We've been coming here on our anniversary (within a few days of the special date) - this is our 5 or 6th...and with each trip to San Diego as well. We love the food - the authentic atmosphere from the wait staff to the delicious food...do not pass up dining here!...you'll make it a 'must' thereafter. Thanks again, for a most-enjoyable evening!!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We had excellent service, amazing food, and a wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Outstanding on all counts!
Great ambience, food to die for, and service that is impeccable!
We highly recommend Asti if you are into great food and superior quality! Andre

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

A group of 10 came here after a convention, the staff was excellent, the food was tasty. Overall it was a great evening!

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2.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Restaurant tries to hard to bilk you for higher priced meals on the specials list which they don't price. Thus you don't ask (embarrass yourself in front of your customers) but the unpriced entrees are Very expensive. In addition, the waiter tries to sell you expensive seafood appetizers without pricing - we resisted that fortunately. I won't go back here as long as they do such things. Ken

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

There are lots of restaurants in the Gas Light District, many of which are quite good. This is a particular favorite. Old style, neighborhood Italian with delicious food.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was fabulous. Pasta Vongole highly recommended. The mozzarella was out of this world. Served with fresh tomatoes and prosciutto was outstanding! Definitely a restaurant to come back to. Nice wine list also.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great tasting food served hot the way it should be. My wife thought the gnocchi was superb with a gorgonzola sauce that was full of flavor. I really enjoyed the Risotto Pescatori. The fish components were all perfectly cooked.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Decent food overall. The GasLamp district of San Diego is touristy and pricey so looking on recommendation apps such as this and Trip Advisor I tended to go with the one that had “the least bad reviews.” I found it very New York style, cramped seating, but very friendly waiter who after pouring our wine said that he would let us enjoy that for awhile and come back for our order. Never felt upsold or pressured at all. Meal was good, cheese/meat plate for appetizer was great, wine fine. $180 for 2 people and enjoyed the experience. Might come back in town. We did indicate that it was our anniversary dinner in the Open Table notes but it didn’t get to the restaurant. No worries. If you are looking for good food and more relaxed atmosphere, I would recommend Asti.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

This was the best dinner we had with friends in San Diego. It is an excellent Italian upscale restaurant in a tourist area. We enjoyed burrita Caprese salad and Caesar salad and split Veal Piccata.All were outstanding. Plus great service from our waiter originally from Cinco Terre area in Italy. This was a repeat visit for two of us who return whenever we are in San Diego

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great Place, Great Food, Energetic

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Service was amazing, ordered specials - Bacon Wrapped Shrimp in some type of cheese sauce was best bite of night. Wife order the Veal Chop that was 2nd best. I had the Chilean Sea Bass. Of course we finished off with Tiramisu.

All flavorful - would order each again but probably go to menu instead of specials since the menu has so many enticing offerings. (Specials tend to cost more as well).

Tip - Asti accepts the San Diego Restaurant Gift Card - they sell at Costo for $65 (for $100 - great value) especially at a 5 star place like Asti.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing food and service!

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Good kind staff.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

I was visiting from out of town. I enjoyed my meal very much. Our server was very knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful!!!

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