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Asti

#191 of 1,952 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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Broughton Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 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

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  • 161
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 5
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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
Fantastic place

We came across this lovely little place for breakfast when out walking on Sat morning. Food was excellent and staff lovely. It was v busy but no wonder - we were seated in the back room with the sun shining through large window overlooking garden area. The dinner menu looked appetising so looking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Lorna B
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Middlebie
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came across this lovely little place for breakfast when out walking on Sat morning. Food was excellent and staff lovely. It was v busy but no wonder - we were seated in the back room with the sun shining through large window overlooking garden area. The dinner menu looked appetising so looking forward to trying it out next time... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Asti is a lovely wee restaurant down Broughton Street, off York Place,Edinburgh. Our waiter was excellent, attentive but not overbearing and he was able to explain all the dishes. I'm allergic to onions which make me very sick and this is usually a challenge to restaurants but when I asked if there were onions in the tomato sauce with the... More 

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Scotland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Others have recommended the rice ball with mozzarella and tomato...so do I...excellent. And the gnocchi with tender lamb was superb. Welcome big portions from the Sicilian lady chef. A good selection of puddings but you probably won't have space ! Very friendly and helpful service.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I ate at Asti on a recent overcast Saturday night. My first impression was of a very white, bright and bare restaurant. To say it is minimalist would be an understatement, especially the back room, where our table was. It's not somewhere I would choose for a romantic dinner, however, it is very intimate with the tables being so close... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

service was a bit confused and the atmosphere is not very nice - kind of cold for an italian restaurant. Food was good, nothing exceptional

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went for breakfast here, it was really nice and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Would definitely recommend. Wasn't too expensive either!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A fairly recent addition to Broughton Street this is an Italian Restaurant with a difference as it forgoes the usual pasta and Pizza menu. Fabulous range of items on the standard menu where my partner chose the Macaroni (best he has ever had, apparently). Our companion and I had items from the blackboard - the lamb ragu was out of... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Broughton Street has more better eateries than most Edinburgh. Asti goes one step up from average to good. Asti is all about quality and that quality is there as really good individually cooked food: atmosphere is great; service is great; Everything is good, but it lacks that one something .... It's not that the rizotto was slightly oily ... but... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Popped in for a quick bite and a drink to catch up with Fiona. And just wanted to stay when I saw the specials on the board! Food is always excellent and the staff a treat. Delicious Prosecco in there.

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Boulder, Colorado
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110 reviews 110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Saw the reviews for this restaurant and decided to take a friend there for dinner. Quiet night so no problem with seating. We enjoyed a couple of nice starters, mains, and a nice Valpolicella. The starters were gamberoni and arancini - both quite tasty; the mains were veal and an Italian Sausage pasta. Both of us really enjoyed our dishes.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Broughton Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh

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

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