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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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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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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

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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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Excellent service. Quality food

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Sat on the patio so don't know the noise level inside. This is an old time Italian restaurant down to the cranky server. The salads were good and our pizza was not hot enough, I think it sat in the window to long. Crab cakes had a lot of filler needed more crab.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Typical tourist trap. But was expected. Since it was open til 11 on a Sunday wee were willing to bite the bullet.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 19, 2017

In San Diego for a business conference. I took my boss there along with two of my board members. We all loved the food. We couldn't have found a better place to eat for our first night in town.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great restaurant with friendly staff and awesome food. Enjoyed every moment of it. Recommend to anyone looking for a dinner in the Gas Lamp District.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Delicious food!!! Really enjoyed my date night. I loved the flower on my pasta

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We have been coming here for years. No more. My wife had lamb chops which were a very poor cut of meat. She couldn't eat half of them. She also asked for mashed potatoes and they said no problem. What they didn't say was that they would come out of a box and be an inedible glop. No one came around to see of the food was acceptable. There are too many other restaurants to put up with this crap

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Excellent selection of salads and appetizers. Service levels were excellent. The restaurant is passionate about their food overings.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Poor food and overpriced!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Had only heard of Asti but photos looked like it was worth a try. We were in SD for a weekend convention. Our waiter Vincenzo was terrific. Probably the best Osso Buco I've had in years and the sea food grill my wife had was a tremendous amount of food and cooked to perfection. I would return again.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Food was delicious and straightforward Italian cuisine. Server was very friendly and approachable.

Tags: People Watching, Organic, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Food was average at best and way overpriced. I had lasagna that would compare to something from the frozen food section of a grocery store.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Great Italian food - very authentic, even the cannoli's for dessert. We were lucky to get a round table for 6 people, watching the street. Restaurant is very loud however, so kind of hard to talk. But food is excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2017

The staff was wonderful, like a family. I loved it!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2017

Awesome food and awesome wait staff in a nice atmosphere. Highly recommend for any group or event.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 4, 2017

We had a large group of 14. They were very accommodating and made us feel very welcomed. Their food was delicious - pastas were home made and the steak was enormous. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Todo Excelente. Fuimos a pasar New Years Eve y lo pasamos muy bien.
Nuestro mesero MAX estuvo muy bien.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Excellent food and service. Great place for a get together!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 25, 2016

The whole experience was awful. They seated us and there was no service for a while. Then they forgot to tell patrons their was a special Xmas menu with double the prices. No vegetarian option in an Italian restaurant was a new one to me. As I settled for just a basic pasta with veggies and waited forever, they brought us food and they forgot to add any veggies to my pasta!! My son's chicken came basically raw. When asked, they brought me a bowl of veggies! They took my son's plate, microwaved the chicken and brought it back!!! He did not eat it. This was one of the worst Xmas dinner with terribly inflated prices.I made the reservation with high hopes of having an amazing dinner with my whole family on Xmas day. Waste of money .

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Waiter was great, it was busy but he did a great job of keeping up. A few minor "misses", but overall very good. Diner was very good, our kids eye everything on their plates!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Very nice atmosphere! Food was well presented and delicious. The service was very good. A bit pricey, but would return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Prices were higher than the menu here on open table. Calamari was not very good. Food was served at lukewarm temps. Disappointed.

Here on open table says free valet with dinner. We paid $15 to valet.

Wish we went somewhere else.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Super service and food.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Nice relaxing atmosphere. The food was good and service excellant

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 16, 2016

There was nobody in the entire restaurant, that should have been a clue with Pan e Vino next door being quite busy. The food quality was poor and poorly cooked. The service was ok and friendly but not knowledgeable. Of course I would not return here.

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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Every thing was excellent & the staff take good care of you.

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