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About Chianti Restaurant
Chianti Restaurant is a long time Gaslamp Quarter favorite, known for its authentic Italian cuisine, including hand made pastas, fresh seafood, and classic steaks. Our menu features recipes inherited from the rustic provinces of Tuscany, and are crafted from the freshest ingredients imported from Italy.
We offer an extraordinary wine selection featuring both Californian & Italian Regional wines, as well as a full bar that provides a wide range of liquors and after-dinner drinks. Our staff maintains a refined yet relaxing ambiance for a stellar dining experience amid the tiled entryway, plush seating & beautiful Italian accents. Guests enjoy our window tables and patio dining amid the bustling Gaslamp's busy nightlife.
Our historic building is adjacent to San Diego’s Convention Center, Petco Park & Horton Plaza. We’re also close to many of downtown’s biggest hotels and hottest nightclubs. Private or semi-private rooms may be booked for 20-65 guests
San Diego, CA 92101
Italian, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Between Market & G
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact our event coordinator to reserve space for your private event. We offer a range of pre-fixed menus and private dining options.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer a Happy Hour every day from 4 to 7 pm at the bar that features $5 Martinis or House Wines, plus $6 Small Bites of house favorites like Oven Baked Flatbreads, Crispy Calamari, Caprese Skewers, Salami Plate or our famous Charcuterie Boards.
Hosting a business event or private party? Chianti is ready to help you celebrate any occasion. Our delicious food, fantastic atmosphere and refined waitstaff will provide a memorable dining experience.
Chianti Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Well, my review isn't exactly accurate. Chianti was actually CLOSED when I arrived at the time on my reservation from Open Table. There was a big yellow sign saying the restaurant was being sold. The sign was posted 11.14, and I arrived on 11.18 for lunch. Others went there later that night and it was open. So I'm not sure what happened, but I had a reservation and the restaurant was closed.
The waiter was incredible and really saved the night. The Caprese and Calamari appetisers were spot on. I cannot say that for the rest. The chicken parm was dry and the gravy had no flavour. The lobster ravioli was bland and mushy in the middle. The truffle cream sauce smelled like truffles but had zero truffle flavour ( they used truffle infused oil instead of anything truffle). The table universally disliked the food. But the atmosphere was great. We sat by the pizza oven and the lady making pies looked straight from Sorrento. Again the waiter was just great so the review isn't all bad news. Possibly a table if 14 is too much and maybe you'll have more luck in smaller numbers.
Beef Carpaccio, Seafood Pasta, and Cioppinno were all excellent.
Service was fast and friendly.
A bit noisy for a romantic evening, but still enjoyable. Bread was served warm but I felt it could have been a better quality.
Only small room for improvement in what was otherwise an excellent meal!
Went with a friend for dinner. Super friendly service. My friend had the short ribs and I had the halibut special. We were both impressed by the taste and quality of our meals. For desert, we ordered coffee and shared a slice of tiramisu, which was light and flavorful. We had a very good experience at Chianti.
It turned out we were in town for Restaurant Week. We liked the reviews on Open Table so we booked a reservation but because OT does not report on RW we called to make sure Chianti was a participant. I asked the woman if they took part in RW and she told me they did. I asked a second time just to be sure and was assured the yes they were participants.
When we got there we reported in to the same lady who I talked to on the phone and were issued to a table and she saw to it that we were given water immediately(probably so the we would feel committed). When I asked where was the special RW menu I was told oh, we don't do Restaurant Week. I recalled for her our conversation and she said, Oh, I misunderstood you. Hardly likely
We left. We have no interest in supporting a Restaurant which so blatantly lies to its customers to try to fill themselves up- there we only two other tables occupied. We find this kind of deliberate deception unacceptable and feel as a service provider, you should as well.
It felt like we were being rushed by the manager. Our dinner order was taken before asking us if wanted anything to drink. We had to ask for a glass of wine. We were also just presented the bill without even asking if we wanted coffee or dessert. Our server was nice, but the manager kept jumping in (he made it awkward).
Food was delicious. I had the lasagna. Service was not good, they changed waiters mid stream and lost our order. Didn't even offer a free appetizer or dessert. The doors stayed open and it was extremeley hot. Only one ladies room that was occupied, so had to use the men's. It was clean tough. I would give them another chance because the location and the food were good, and hopefully the weather won't be so freaky hot next time.
We selected Chianti for a birthday celebration based on trip advisor and yelp reviews. The food was excellent. We had pasta dishes. The restaurant was quiet as we were there early evening on a Tuesday. We sat inside, all other customers who were there were sitting in the outside street patio area, so we felt like it was our private restaurant. Our server was friendly and helpful. We would go there again the next time we are in the San Diego area.
I am in San Diego every two months, and one of the highlights of my visits is dining at Chianti. Food and service are outstanding. Margarita is an excellent server. She offers great suggestions and frequently checks to see if everything is OK. The manager Abdu keeps the ship on a steady course. He is very welcoming. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
My husband and I went to dinner for our weekly date night. I had the Mediterranean salad, to me out of the whole meal this is where they lacked on the menu. I would have loved for it to be larger as a dinner entree with cucumbers more feta cheese and definitely more Greek olives I had one on my plate. Would also love to see a antipasto salad with the Italian meats and cheeses. The seafood fettuccini with the Lobster was delicious and so was the hot bread brought to the table prior to your meal. For desert I had the limoncello which took me back to Italy. Will visit again
El restaurant bonito pero el servicio pésimo. Se tardaron horas en llevarnos la carta, luego en tomarnos la orden y en traernos los alimentos. La mesa de junto de unas 10 personas de lo más escandalosa. La comida buena, pero el servicio fue tan malo que no la pudimos disfrutar.
We just spent a very nice evening there. Got seated on the patio overlooking 5th avenue. They have heat lamps. I always get cold, so that was a huge plus. Service was very prompt and the recommendations were on point. I tried their bacon wrapped scallops, they were amazing. My husband had a filet mignon, which was cooked perfectly. Finished with a tiramisu, also tasted great!
My self and some friend went out to have nice dinner in Gas Lamp , and it was a very good choice we made to dine at Chianti Restaurant , the food was excellent , I had the Lamp chop very nice exact temperature I asked for and my friend had Seafood Pasta Linguine and the other dish was the Salmon , all over was great experience and will go back very often .
Ate on curbside patio. Great for people watching. Seating was a little tight but not uncomfortable. Service was great, just short of superior. Food was good but not great, and just a tad disappointing for the price. I would definitely eat there again in hopes of them earning 5 stars.
A good restaurant in the heart of the Gas Lamp District of San Diego. A nice outdoor dining area near the sidewalk gives a great view of life in the Gas Lamp. My wife and I had some fried calamari for an appetizer that was perfectly breaded and some of the best we have had. I had the lasagna which was hot and wonderful while my wife had the shrimp pasta which was excellent. Their house wine was good and the service was just right to make a lovely outdoor evening in San Diego.
We enjoyed our early evening meal at Chianti's. Good food, excellent wine, attentive service, and a generally enjoyable atmosphere. The only sour note of the evening...having to pay $1.00 for the two pieces of ice in a gin and tonic. Seriously? You are charging for ice?
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