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Asti Ristorante

728 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
+1 619-232-8844
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“tiramisu” (24 reviews)
“veal chop” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
728 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Food, Service and Ambiance
"The food, service and ambiance were incredible"
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"This sea bass melted in your mouth with each bite."
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I ate here on Friday 3/16/2018. We started at the bar and enjoyed the happy hour menu. John the bartender was welcoming, and quick with a drink We thought the selection, and price were outstanding. The meatballs, and caprese salad were amazing....More

Thank hsturdivant17
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 27 June 2017

What didn't it have honestly??? Ambiance, Attentive Waitstaff, Amazing Food, and A Full Wine List. It was amazing... like being taken back in time to a simpler time where food and friends were enough. It quickly became one of my favorite places to eat on...More

Thank Tamara G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Asti had the best FETTUCCINE DI MARE I have ever had. The service was good, the food excellent, and they had an excellent wine lists. I ate there with my family and as I said my only complaint is a complement: I ate too much.

Thank BubbaBean001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service good. Food amazing. Best piece of veal I have ever eaten. Balsamic tenderloin delicious with vegetables well prepared. Extensive wine list

Thank Nlenigma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place - great food and service. I eat here every time I am in San Diego. I am a frequent diner so they took my picture with the hostess and waiter and put us on their website. I stay just around the...More

Thank michael f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here as a solo and was treated very well. I had lasagna and ate every bite!! My only complaint is the price. However i enjoyed my meal, my drinks and the atmosphere... get what you pay for, yeah?

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with superb service and food except the gluten free pasta and crab special. The pasta was undercooked and the item lacked taste. I ordered the caprrsse salad which was sumptuous and the spaghetti bolognrsse what Cas also excellent. My wife suffered to a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner on a Friday night. The service with Mark was fantastic and so was the food. It was so good that we had to visit again tonight. We are heading back to Chicago and very happy to spend our last night at Asti....More

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At the recommendation of the concierge, we went here, in the Gaslamp District. Small, super close tables, almost touching each other. Mediocre service, at best. The food was marginal-bad. Would not return. Not a pleasant dining experience. We couldn’t wait to leave. Big groups SO...More

1  Thank Nicetoeatout
Allyson W, Manager at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

At Asti, we pride ourselves on the dining experience we offer our guests and truly appreciate your honest feedback as it helps us learn where we can improve. At your convenience, please send me a quick email with your contact information to info@astisandiego.com. I would...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They were able to seat us even though we did not have reservations. It was pleasant sitting outside in February. There were heaters so we were comfortable. The dinner was exceptional. The marinara sauce was simple very flavorful. Portions were good-sized not unhealthy sized. Great...More

Thank Dave G
Allyson W, Manager at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're very happy to hear that you received great service and enjoyed your meal on the patio. Thank you for dining with us & we hope you will join us again. A presto!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
    (5th Avenue Between F and G Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-8844
  • E-mail
Asti, located in the heart of San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Quarter, has been providing guests with an exquisite fine-dining experience since 1994. Watch the passersby as you dine out on the patio for a pleasant shaded lunch or while indulging in a candlelight dinner. Come on inside to experience the warm, elegant ambiance of the dining room. Asti is walking distance to the San Diego convention center and to downtown hotels.
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