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Asti Ristorante

#430 of 3,728 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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Dinning

A colleague and I had an excellent dinner. We sat outside to enjoy the Gaslamp districts street seen. Food was well prepared and plentiful. Unlike other reviews, the tip was not added to the bill.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Larry H
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This Italian restaurant is in the heart of the Gaslamp District and is true Italian cuisine. You will not be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A colleague and I had an excellent dinner. We sat outside to enjoy the Gaslamp districts street seen. Food was well prepared and plentiful. Unlike other reviews, the tip was not added to the bill.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Amazing Italian Food -- I've been very impressed with this italian restaurant and have dined there three times during visits to San Diego -- the "carpaccio di pesce" appetizer is always sublime and fresh; the beef carpaccio is also delicious; the fritto misto is crispy and the pastas all seem delicious (I've tried quite a few!) -- The restaurant is... More 

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San Diego
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Additional Information about Asti Ristorante

Address: 728 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
Phone Number: 619-232-8844
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, European, Pasta

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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?