Asti Ristorante

4.6
1198 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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JosueD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely place with so much charm and the delicious food chops to match. We celebrated our engagement here with friends and everyone was blown away by this find. The service was phenomenal and all our expectations were easily exceeded

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely, the service was excellent food delicious. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Believe the prices were extra expensive for what we ate.

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vipWayneH
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The veal chop was outstanding.

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vipPCHEESE
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent and interesting pastas; attentive service without being obtrusive. Good wines.

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vipPickyPicky
Milwaukee
50 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very reliable Italian place with very good waiters and service and food.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! We love to hear from happy customers & hope you'll join us for dinner again soon... Grazie mille!

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John
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The food was overpriced. When you pay $45 for an entree, you expect it to be very good and to come out exactly the way it is described on the menu. I know it's a little thing, but when the menu says that said $45 entree comes with broccolini, but then shows up with broccoli instead, it's a little frustrating for that amount of money.

I just expected much higher quality for the price point.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 30, 2021

Hi John, thank you for sharing your feedback! Please accept our sincere apologies. We source our vegetables from a local organic produce company and occasionally they have to provide a substitute when specific items are unavailable. We hope you'll give us another shot in the future!

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ScottyDines
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty, service was exceptional.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! We love to hear from happy customers & hope you'll join us for dinner again soon... Grazie mille!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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CoraS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a fun evening we had. Eric made the evening memorable.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! We love to hear from happy customers & hope you'll join us for dinner again soon... Grazie mille!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whoa. Outstanding.

We got a little of everything and shared, family-style. Minestrone was the perfect start. Each got a salad to share, the D’Asti (if I recall correctly) was my favorite... Lots of goat cheese.

Next we shared caprese and the ravioli with spinach and ricotta. A hint of nutmeg in the filling made it over-the-top.

Service was impeccable - several people working together, we must’ve been helped by 5 individuals total.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! We love to hear from happy customers & hope you'll join us for dinner again soon... Grazie mille!

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GraceM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter with an awesome attitude. Engaged in conversation. Definitely returning

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! We love to hear from happy customers & hope you'll join us for dinner again soon... Grazie mille!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, incredible food including appetizers, main entrees, dessert and drinks. Hands down a must to visit.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're happy you had a great experience & we hope you'll join us for dinner again soon... Grazie mille!

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MeredithB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! We love to hear from happy customers & hope you'll join us for dinner again soon... Grazie mille!

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daniellen
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We ate outside on the “patio” which is the street. The pizza place next door had loud music playing which was not great for dinner ambiance. I thought the food was fine but overpriced for what we got. I wanted to try it based on other reviews, however it did not meet my expectations. Our server was busy and took 15 to come back over after we’d been sitting there finished to ask for our check.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 30, 2021

We appreciate you sharing your feedback, Danielle. We're sorry to hear you had a subpar experience and apologize for the loud music played by the neighboring restaurant. We hope you'll give us another shot & join us inside the restaurant for dinner next time... Grazie mille!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great. The only thing was the server, while we were looking over the wine list he literally took it away but never asked us if we would like to order wine or anything to drink for that matter. It also seemed like he was in a hurry to have us be done and gone. It was a shame because had he have asked we would have ordered at the very least a few bottles of wine since we were a party of six. By the time he came back we had already got our food and it was too late to bother with the wine.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for the 4 star review! Please accept our sincere apologies for the oversight by our server. We hope you'll join us for dinner again soon... Grazie mille!

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SoniaO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over all the experience was great! Service was so good Anthony our server made the experience even greater. He was nice friendly and very outgoing! And the food was excellent. We would definitely go again when we visit San Diego again!

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 15, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review, Sonia! We love to hear from happy customers & hope you'll join us for dinner again the next time you're in San Diego... Grazie mille!

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Zach
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 15, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review, Zach! We love to hear from happy customers & hope you'll join us for dinner again soon... Grazie mille!

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vipMrsJamesMD
Salt Lake City
23 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious and very authentic Italian. Our waiter, Anthony, was friendly and attentive. Our appetizer order got lost somewhere, but we ordered more than enough food, so we didn’t miss it. Would definitely come back. The Gorgonzola gnocchi and veal Parmesan are not to be missed!

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 15, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, Mrs. James! We're sorry to hear your appetizer didn't make it out to the table, however we're very happy you left full. We hope you'll join us again for gnocchi and parmagiana very soon... Grazie mille!

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Peter
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, a little sad about the outside dining.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 15, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review, Peter! We love to hear from happy customers & we hope you'll join us again for dinner and people watching on the patio soon... Grazie mille!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Everything was wonderful! Will definitely be back.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 15, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! We love to hear from happy customers & look forward to your next visit... Grazie mille!

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vipdkms15
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such excellent service and food! And the people watching from our outside table was great! It was expensive, but absolutely worth it. We’ll be back.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 15, 2021

Thank you for the awesome 5 star review! We love to hear from happy customers & hope you'll join us again for dinner on the patio very soon... Grazie mille!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining has its limitations, but friendly service and quick service made this enjoyable.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 15, 2021

Thank you for the awesome review! We love to hear from happy customers & hope you'll join us for dinner again soon... Grazie mille!

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CatD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and great service. The calamari as a starter was suggested by our waiter and it was pretty tasty. Everyone in my party enjoyed their meals. The martini was also pretty good. Service was great, they kept refilling our bread and our water. We will come back for delicious fresh Italian food.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! We love to hear from happy customers & hope you'll join us for dinner again soon... Grazie mille!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had the seafood pasta and a salad. We split the entree on the advice of our server and he was spot on. Truly enjoyable evening.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! We love to hear from happy customers & hope you'll join us for dinner again soon... Grazie mille!

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scott
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asti's is our all-time favorite restaurant for Italian bar none. Their homemade pasta is amazing and their seafood dishes are fresh and cooked and presented perfectly.
A favorite of mine is the osso buco. We have had the pleasure of dining there on multiple occasions over the last 15 years.
Their service and friendly staff is impeccable. My wife was overheard by one of the waiters, who wasn't even our waiter, on her cell phone receiving a birthday wish from our daughter during the appetizer. At the conclusion of our meal, although we didn't mention it was my wife's birthday to anyone, we were both surprised when 4 of the waiters showed up at our table with a delicious piece of tiramisu on a plate with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate and sang her Happy Birthday in Italian.
The BEST !

Asti Ristorante
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review, Scott! We appreciate your loyalty over the past 15 years & and are so happy you chose to celebrate your wife's birthday with us at Asti. We're pleased to hear we were able to make it special & we hope you'll join us for dinner again soon… Grazie mille!

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vipMnMdiners
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Authentic Italian food in an outdoor setting that was open during Covid! What more can you ask for? The service was attentive, the waiter able to help us decide what to order based on our likes and we all enjoyed our food. Corkage fee of $25 per bottle was a bit steep, but still got to enjoy a bottle of wine we knew we would like.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on March 20, 2021

Thank you for dining with us & taking the time to write a review! We appreciate your feedback and hope you'll join us for dinner again soon… Grazie mille!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a round table in the cute bay window in the front of the restaurant. The staff was all wonderful and attentive. We were celebrating my sons birthday and they gave him a large piece of tiramisu that he said was delicious. The 5 of us all ordered something different and none of us were disappointed. I would definitely recommend!

Asti Ristorante
Responded on March 20, 2021

We're so happy you chose to celebrate your son's birthday at Asti! We appreciate the 5 star review & hope you'll join us for dinner again soon… Grazie mille!

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vipDBar929
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a very nice evening recently at this restaurant. The food is very good - enjoyed the gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce. Our server was very attentive, but not intrusive. Would definitely revisit this establishment.

Asti Ristorante
Responded on March 20, 2021

Thank you for dining with us & sharing your feedback! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our Gnochetti Gorgonzola & hope you'll visit us again soon… Grazie mille!

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vipGreekgal54
Orange County
86 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town... Wonderful Dinner - Service and Ambience!!! Thank you

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RosieA
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our dinner had great start with some cocktails and their warm bread. We ordered the fried calamari-literally the best I have ever tried. It only has a dusting of breading. That alone will make me return! I had the carbonara. The portion was huge but delicious.

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DIANAG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and drinks. Very busy and energetic vibe.

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DanielS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta here is wonderful! Super delicious, dangerously so!

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Countessa
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service especially on a very busy night! Tiramisu was amazing!!

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vipWendy
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and fresh seafood. Will be back again.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Valentines Dinner. Ambience was pretty. Food tasted good. However, for such a busy evening, only had two servers. Ordered 32.00 pasta and no condiments ever offered. And second drink came way after food. I left it. Plus started to sprinkle and not enough umbrellas I think they are ok just need better prep for business

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vipBecca
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Did not feel safe with their version of “safety protocols” (and social distancing was non-existent). Food was delicious, but did not feel comfortable overall. Also, the parking information is incorrect - the hotel listed for “complimentary valet” is closed. Needed to park in the public lot for $20.

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vipJJM1
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Perhaps the best veal chop I have had in San Diego

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and the lasagna was delicious! We will definitely be coming back

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VictorO
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food SLAPPPED

FAQs

Asti Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Asti Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 232-8844.

Asti Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 1198 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.