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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

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Special Occasion (10)
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Fun (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
People Watching (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Casual (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Romantic (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
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)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
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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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 (Houston)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Great service and food! Big portions.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Felt very rushed by the staff. They were constantly running past our table making it difficult to relax. The food was very average for the price. :(

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Staff was very attentive and food was outstanding. Good selection of spirits

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We were in town for a little get away. Was told by our Uber driver that if we wanted great Italian to try Asti. It was a 3 minute walk from our hotel. The staff was outstanding. Could not have been friendlier or more attentive. Were from San Francisco so know great Italian. Would go back in a minute.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Expensive for what it is. We had great service. Serving sizes varied a lot. One dish was miniscule while another quite larhe.

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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Always great authentic Italian food, wonderful service- Mark & Danielle are excellent servers

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Great food. We started with the bruschetta and had one of the chicken entrées and a pasta entrée. The pasta was similar to gnocchi, but less doughy. The sauce was a wonderful mixture of cream and tomatos with chicken. I would definitely order it again!

Our only negative, was the drunk in the crowd at the bar next to our patio table. That cannot be prevented by Asti's owners; however, it's something to keep in mind before you book a table on their patio.

Also, there was no acknowledgment that we were celebrating my wife's birthday, although I mentioned it on our reservation and when we arrive at the restaurant. Not a big issue, hiwever, this is probably not a restaurant for celebrating.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Good food; good service. Website prices weren't quite accurate.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Fantastic meal with the family...Everything was delicious!

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Girlfriend's birthday with four people attending. The chef made a cake (organized in advance) and they sang happy bday to her in Italian. Also gave us a great table for the occasion with excellent service. I had the bone in ribeye which could be the best steak I've ever had - extremely juicy and it was huge! Also had a great wine list, the Barolo was divine!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food, awesome service...fantastic experience...!

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Outstanding service, food
And atmosphere. Veal chop was wonderful. Our waitress' recommendations were perfect.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Our go-to restaurant when we're in San Diego. The ambiance is much like the old, traditional San Francisco/European restaurants. Always delicious and never a disappointment. Their osso buco is undeniably the best ever; nothing else compares. The sea bass special was perfectly done, and in a light tomato wine sauce. Perfectly delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 23, 2017

our dinner for 15 started off great but by the end, our server stopped checking on us, didnt refill our drinks and it took 30 minutes to get our check. Our server then made me divide the check by party because he "wasn't paying attention". Our service wasn't great and that isn't always a reflection of the restaurant itself but the food wasn't good enough to bring us back. It was unfortunate that we had such a unpleasant experience.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

All 16 people loved the food. Service very attentive and they got us out easily for the Theatre. A perfect evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 9, 2017

My husband's lasagna came with the top layer burnt. Unacceptable

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Sadly:
Burnt Lasagna arrived and to disguise the kitchen mistake, it was heavily covered with grated cheese. The replacement Lasagna entree consisted of a mixture of cooked noodles, Mozzarella Cheese and Meat Sauce - all heated in a Microwave Oven, rather than baked.

The frozen butter pats were replaced by a ramekin of Microwave melted butter sauce.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Restaurant was very cute and authentic. It's a small restaurant and everyone is seated close together so don't expect a private booth or anything. It was still an awesome experience nonetheless. The food was 6/5. Loved this place!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 26, 2017

What a wonderful restaurant. We enjoyed the happy hour and the delicious entrees and the service was terrific!

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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on May 24, 2017

We love Asti - great food, the staff are attentive and a wonderful place to people watch in the Gaslamp

Tags: People Watching, Authentic
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vip
 (London)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We were a group of 6. Our waiter and the rest of the house staff were excellent and friendly. Food was solid good quality. We shared apps. I had the lamb chops. They were awesome. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We got to the restaurant like 45 minutes early, and they were able to seat us right away. The hostess and waitress were super friendly and welcoming. You get free valet if you done here, let them know right away so they cam get it signed by the manager (don't listen to the valley attendant, they told me it would be $15 instead of $20, but it truly is free).

The food was excellent. If you check in on yelp, you get a free appetizer. We got the buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, and prosciutto. I got the lobster, shrimp and scallop chef special - this was so good! It was a little too oily, but the flavors were there. My sister got the shrimp and crab pasta dish - the vodka sauce was so good and you can tell the pasta was handmade. My other sister got the steal with rigatonI - this was great, but came with a bit too many mushrooms and tomatoes, the steak was cooked perfectly, and the sauce was seasoned well. All these dishes came with a beautiful orchid on top! This made it so fun and inviting.

The ambiance is nice, with a rustic and cozy feeling. The noise levels are pretty low. They have a really nice wine selection. There is only one bathroom, so be aware of that.

Thank you for a great experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Italian dining at it's best. Simple, quality ingredients beautifully prepared. Visited Asti for lunch and had the Rigatoni Rugatino. Enjoyed it so much that I had to have a cannoli for dessert. Great experience, and will have to remember this next time when visiting San Diego.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Mark is a really great waiter-knows his food, wine and overall great server

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Our waiter and the entire staff were so attentive. Food portions were very generous. I had the mixed seafood and linguine which was heaping with a variety of seafood dressed with a nice zesty marinara sauce .

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Had a large party dining at the time we were there to dine. The large party overwhelmed the staff created poor service foe us.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Our server, Mark, was excellent - friendly, accommodating and fun! We will go again for sure.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The service and flavors were great. Unfortunately, the chef overcooked the fish portion of my wife's meal, twice. The price was high, even for the San Diego Gaslamp District.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Our server Alessandro was courteous & competent ! The food & service were exceptional!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 13, 2017

We ate out for all meals during the conference we were attending. This was by far the best dining experience. Just classic. Giuseppe the server was top notch.

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

We finally had the chance to try the famous tomahawk steak and boy we're we impressed! My husband and I shared the steak and ate two baskets of bread (amazing as well) and left with full bellies and big smiles. The steak was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing!! We reserved a table again for tomorrow evening!

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Good authentic Italian food with great service! I took the wife there for a dinner date and was pleasantly surprised to see Antonio Gates there (San Diego Chargers football player)! No one bothered him while he ate peacefully in the company of 3 other friends. The restaurant has a wall of pictures of different celebrities that have visited. I especially enjoyed speaking Italian to the native Italian waiters. I was told that the head chef was Italian too! So you're getting the real deal here. The prices were reasonable except for the wife's dish, which was some kind of fish that I forget that cost $42, which I thought was higher than it should be but it was delicious. We had the creme brulee for desert which was one of the best I've had. Don't ask me why they serve creme brulee in an Italian restaurant. I'm just glad they did! One of the owners was there and he took care of valet parking for me! I'll be coming back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 4, 2017

great service and great menu good vine list reasonable prices

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great location. Food was tasty except....the Veal chop, while tender and tasty, was not very warm. My papperdelle pasta with Vodka sauce and shrimp and crab was outstanding. Sit on the patio.

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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on March 30, 2017

I had the bone-in veal chop. It was absolutely amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 23, 2017

I waited 4 years between visits. Well worth the wait and on my must do list whenever I'm in San Diego.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Enjoyed lunch on the patio. Service was great. Calamari excellent

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Asti was a great find in the Gaslamp district. The food was excellent and well prepared. Our waitress was excellent.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 10, 2017

the decor wasn't gas lampy to me. one large, loud room. food was tasty, but small portions and large price tag............................not bad, but not likely to go back.

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