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Asti Ristorante

#411 of 3,692 Restaurants in San Diego
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728 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918 (5th Avenue Between F and G Street)
619-232-8844
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Asti, located in the heart of San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Quarter...
Asti, located in the heart of San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Quarter, hasbeen providing guests with an exquisite fine-dining experience since 1994.Watch the passersby as you dine out on the patio for a pleasant shadedlunch or while indulging in a candlelight dinner. Come on inside toexperience the warm, elegant ambiance of the dining room. For the convenience of our guests, Asti can also arrange transportation to and from the restaurant.
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  • 119
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 21
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

Just ate here and had the ravioli and cavatelle which were both very tasty. Price average, but be aware that the tip is included in the final bill, as we nearly got caught and went to tip. Would go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
TasmanianTravellers
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Launceston, Australia
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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San Diego
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The quality of Asti's is readily apparent when you look at every other 5th avenue restaurant at 9pm on a Tues night - relatively empty, while Asti's is always full. We've been going there over the last 16 years, and their menu and service remain among the best on in the Gaslamp. Specialty is Italian seafood, and they deliver -... More 

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Madrid
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

If you want to try a terrific pasta dish you should have to visit Asti Ristorante! It is perfect! The food tastes incredible. Good presentation and better quality! Really, incredible! I have been visiting it each week! And the waiters are so nice! I like a lot and I hope go there again!

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Alameda, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

on a quick little weekend trip to San Diego, we randomly chose this little gem! There are a few tables outside in the front but we ended up sitting inside at the most perfect little table in a back corner...we loved it! The waitstaff, and a gentleman we believe was the manager or owner, were ultra attentive.Our food was soooo... More 

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Asti Ristorante is located in the middle of the Gas Lamp Quarter. I have visited the restaurant with the family for dinner. We ordered twice the "Chef's special" - Linguini with Seafood. The pasta was cooked to the point, but the seafood was either too cooked (white fish) or not through (scallops). Four our youngest, we have also ordered... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Tourist and locals beware! They are adding the tip into your bill immediately in hopes of getting it twice. The waiter was very pushy and rude.

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Launceston, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Just ate here and had the ravioli and cavatelle which were both very tasty. Price average, but be aware that the tip is included in the final bill, as we nearly got caught and went to tip. Would go back.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to this restaurant in the Gas Lamp Quarter and had dinner, my wife had the seafood special and there was no pricing on the menu for the special. I was floored when I got the bill for over $54.00 for a plate of noodles and a few pieces of fish and some shellfish. There were 4 of us... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited this restaurant for a dinner since it looked ok and it was very crowded. What a dissapointment! first, it is very pricey (average 55 USD pp, no wine), second they charge you a 15% of tip (no optional) and third the food is mediocre, we ordered a plate of fried calamari (very greasy) which actually was half vegetable... More 

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New Hope, PA
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206 reviews 206 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We ate here as a family of four with two tween kids. Not a lot of kids eating here but we took a chance and ate inside. Nice decor though I could do without the cheesy Italian music being played rather loudly...that aside the food was excellent. Our table had soup, pasta, a fish dish and dessert. Everything was good.... More 

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Collinsville, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I ate a seafood pasta there 15 years ago, and I ate a similar dish on my recent visit. Fabulous food.

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Restaurant Details

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: 619-232-8844

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, European, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Asti, located in the heart of San Diego's Historic Gaslamp Quarter, hasbeen providing guests with an exquisite fine-dining experience since 1994.Watch the passersby as you dine out on the patio for a pleasant shadedlunch or while indulging in a candlelight dinner. Come on inside toexperience the warm, elegant ambiance of the dining room. For the convenience of our guests, Asti can also arrange transportation to and from the restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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