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Asti Ristorante

728 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
+1 619-232-8844
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (67 reviews)
“tiramisu” (25 reviews)
“veal chop” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
728 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Asti Ristorante
1. Food, Service and Ambiance
"The food, service and ambiance were incredible"
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2. Lobster Fettuccini
"I had lobster fettuccini with shrimp and scallops. Highly recommended!"
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3. Sea Bass All Acqua Mare
"This sea bass melted in your mouth with each bite."
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1 - 10 of 452 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple but tasty pasta in an atmosphere that made me feel like I should be speaking Italian. Friendly service despite a packed restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank shonamcp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic Italian restaurant even with photo of Sly Stallone on the wall. Good food reasonably priced and excellent service. Recommended

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tanagogo1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is easily one of the best restaurants I have been too. The service was outstanding as was the food. Great atmosphere. Everything about this place is 10/10!!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank troym458
AnthonyA3068, Owner at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the awesome 5-bubble review! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere! Thank you for dining with us & we hope to see you back again very soon. Ciao!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw Asti while walking in the Gaslight District - we stopped in mid afternoon for lunch. The seafood dishes are excellent!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DrDave2450
Anthony A, Owner at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Dr. Dave, Thank you for dining with us & taking the time to share your feedback. We hope you'll join us again for lunch soon. Ciao!

Reviewed November 4, 2018

Our dinners were delicious, and the service was excellent. Our waiter, Eric, was a very skilled waited and very personable. Prices were reasonable for the quality of the food and the attractiveness of the restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Explorer31316573856
Anthony A, Owner at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the fabulous 5-bubble review! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your menu selections and received great service from Eric. Thank you for dining with us & we hope to see you back again very soon. Ciao!

Reviewed October 30, 2018

I ate here one night while in San Diego on business. The restaurant is quite small and was very busy so the seating was a bit tight. The food made up for the tight squeeze. I had the Tagliatelle Bolognese for my entree. It was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Travellingmom18
Anthony A, Owner at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the awesome review! We're so happy to hear that you received attentive service and enjoyed your our Tagliatelle Bolognese. Thank you for dining with us & we hope you'll join us again on your next visit to San Diego. Ciao!

Reviewed October 23, 2018

I walked up 5th in the Gaslamp Qarter and almost made the mistake of another Italian restaurant. The menu there didn't speak to me, but the wine list did and it told me to run away. About another quarter mile down were two Italian restaurants...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jausten62
Anthony A, Owner at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the awesome review! We're so happy to hear that you received great service from Eric and enjoyed your menu and wine selections. Thank you for dining with us & we can't wait for you to join us again for dinner with your...More

Reviewed October 20, 2018

I would have rated a 3.5 if I could (or 3) - but the service made this place a solid 4. I stopped in for a quick meal after traveling to SD that morning, working and going to a concert. I was starving after not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Susan M. B
Anthony A, Owner at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Susan, Thank you for dining with us! We are pleased to hear that you received great service on your most recent visit and enjoyed our homemade bread and wine. Thank you for sharing your honest feedback & we hope you'll join us again soon....More

Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We recently had a dinner here with some work colleagues. The appetizers were good (caprese salad and calamari). Fresh mozzarella dippers buffalo was great and served with prosciutto. I had the house salad- unremarkable. Then the main courses came. I wanted some good seafood, so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JMUDuke
Anthony A, Owner at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We're so sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your experience at Asti. We pride ourselves on great food, service, and atmosphere and if you felt you experienced anything less than that we sincerely apologize. I would like to talk with you more...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018

Located in the popular downtown Gaslamp District, this is more than just another Italian joint, this is white table cloth fine dining as it should be. Walked by it earlier in the day and came back that evening and we weren't sorry. Excellently prepared dishes...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tvirtue
Anthony A, Owner at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the awesome 5-star review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal in its entirety. Thank you for dining with us & we hope you'll join us again for dinner soon. Ciao!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20 - $50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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
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
Description
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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