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Asti

#153 of 1,792 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Broughton & Calton
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Broughton Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
01315589156
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Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 168
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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An enjoyable dinner alone in this restaurant

What a shame for Asti that I was the only customer. Service was friendly, food was good, my atmosphere also... Just a shame nobody else was drawn in by my presence in the window. I started with Antipasto Rustico which was good. My main was Risotto Barbabietole which was excellent. Accompanied by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Michael C
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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185 reviews 185 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

What a shame for Asti that I was the only customer. Service was friendly, food was good, my atmosphere also... Just a shame nobody else was drawn in by my presence in the window. I started with Antipasto Rustico which was good. My main was Risotto Barbabietole which was excellent. Accompanied by Vipra Merlot and an enjoyable solo evening was... More 

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edinburgh
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

2 of us ate here on Monday night, and whilst it was quiet the atmosphere was relaxed, service attentive and the food (steak for one and Saltimbocca Romana for the other) was first class.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We went for the set 3 course lunch menu. The choice was great, the specials on the board sounded great too, but we stuck with the set lunch. We had the white bait (delicious) and pate (gorgeous), the main course was a really tasty pasta and an equally gorgeous risotto. The wine list had some really nice wines, good range... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

5 of us ate here and all thoroughly enjoyed the food. In the party were 1 vegetarian and one gluten free diet which were both catered for fully. My coeliac friend often struggles to find much choice on a menu. Tonight she had too much! The pre dinner menu for £12.95 was excellent value and 3 courses for £15 even... More 

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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Went here to sample the 5pm menu. Service was good, as were starters. Main course, we were not impressed. Having been to Guilianos, Taste Of Italy, Amarmone, Vittoria & Favourita, this place has a long way to go to be anywhere near as good as the competition.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was there with my wife two weeks ago, and must say we really enjoyed the meal at Asti. If you're looking for an italian restarurant in Edinburgh this is the place to go. I had seabass for my main course and polenta as starter and it was all delicious. Also my cannoli that I had as a dessert was... More 

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Second time we have had lunch in this restaurant, & once again we were not disappointed. A pre theatre lunch. We chose the Lobster ravioli from the special menu..... it was DELICIOUS, we shared a main portion as a starter, would also recommend the chicken & Parma ham. Staff helpful in choices as always & so reasonably priced. Will come... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Just dropped in here on the off chance with hubby and son. Simple and comfortable, the service was friendly and the food really tasty and pretty good value. Very nice Italian cooking with great meat and fish options - not all pizza/pasta.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went for a quick meal before the cinema at Omni Centre. Staff friendly, engaging and attentive throughout our visit. Good wine and excellent food at a reasonable price. Will definitely go back for a less rushed meal.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Love this Restaurent, and I'm made to feel like I'm at home! Generally a great selection of wine at varying price points, a number of great dishes on the menu and on the specials board.... And if they don't take your fancy the staff are more than helpful when trying to come up with a solution! A small Restaurent with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Broughton Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: 01315589156

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Broughton & Calton

Neighborhood Profile
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.