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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
11:30 PM
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Chianti Restaurant

4.1
352 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(619) 235-8144
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Please contact our event coordinator to reserve space for your private event. We offer a range of pre-fixed menus and private dining options.
events@diningonfifth.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Market & G
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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.
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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

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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.

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What 352 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.1
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3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.7
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LuckyD 
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

The waitress was very nice as was the ambiance but we waited 45 minutes before we got water for the table and almost an hour before we got our drinks. No explanation for why everything was taking forever. When the food finally arrived, the calamari was very well prepared but the entrees were only fair, the Rockfish was very fishy and the Lobster ravioli had some spice in it that seemed to overwhelm the entire dish. The wait could have been forgiven if the food was better but it was very disappointing and no one in our party would go back.

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Cindy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

What a perfect spot for a balmy Saturday evening meal in February. Had a 6:30 pm booking through Open Table, which was great as two of us got an outdoor table away from the exterior railing. Later, heater lamps above were a perfect touch to keep us toasty, not roasty. Although getting lively nearby and inside as the evening wore on, our table was perfect for conversation. Roberto(?), our server, was the real Italian deal and he was extremely nice, though very busy. We each ordered a glass of wine that arrived quickly and really hit the spot. We ordered a shared caesar salad, which though tasty, was pretty much as expected. We each had the ravioli in pink sauce, which was really good. The only issue was the bread was served, then immediately salads were served, and immediately entrees were served. No time to savor and enjoy. It all came at once. We were not rushed to leave, so being served everything so quickly was a bit of a bummer. Overall, we loved Chianti and will be back. An early reservation time is key to a nice meal.

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KimR 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We dined at Chianti's for Valentine's Day. The food was fantastic, the wine and cocktail choices were very good. The service- impeccable!! Brad (our waiter) was great- he offered suggestions, answered our questions, even helped with the wine choices. We would definitely eat here again!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Something for everyone! Great wine list and cocktails
Lots of seafood selections and gluten free as well

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Fantastic place for group dining/business dinner. Great veggies, cheese, fresh fish, meats, pasta, condiments. Both the pasta & pizza are great. Super fresh and light. The octopus salad was delightful. Can’t wait until I return. Top-notch Italian steakhouse and more. Everyone of our group of 10 really enjoyed the meal. One standout was the chicken parm "pizza" that we ordered for the table. Excellent wine list -- both broad and deep, including some affordable options

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Wonderful (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We celebrated New Year’s Eve here. The food was excellent. Our server, Roberto, was wonderful and made the experience

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The restaurant was very elegant and cozy. We went as a family to enjoy our last evening together for our vacation. The food was outstanding with large portions. Wait staff was excellent and attended to our needs.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Outstanding service! Great food. Loved it!

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vipJoni (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

We spent a lovely evening at Chianti! The food was plentiful and very good. The service was exceptional, and everyone was warm and welcoming. Christmas music played in the background, and the holiday lights were festive. Would definitely go here again.

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Haley (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Ambiance and service were great!
Fantastic menu - lots of choice for true Italian cuisine.

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