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Gaslamp
0.9 miles from USS Midway Museum
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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.
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Delivery
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was really good and plentiful. Good wine and drink list. Service was extremely slow, though the waiter appeared to be stretched beyond his normal number of tables.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place for Al fresco dining at night. The propane heaters keep the tables at a good temperature. Friendly and knowledgeable service. Fresh made gluten free spaghetti is available.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

Good and solid Italian restaurant with outdoor seating (small porch and then the sidewalk). Friendly service and the portions are on the larger side. The burrata was very good.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Asti_SanDiego, Owner at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

Reviewed February 12, 2020

We arrived in San Diego on Christmas Day for holiday travel with family. As my family (5 people) was the first to arrive, we headed to dinner in the Gaslamp, close to our hotel. Asti fit the bill as we all have varied palates and...appetites. We ordered a wide range of menu items, including grilled octopus (fantastic), calamari (great, lightly fried) pastas (fantastic), salads (fantastic), red wine (just right) and some steaks. As we are from the midwest, the steaks were probably a B- compared to what we have here in Chicago. However, everything else was top notch and we'll definitely go again if in San Diego. Also, the service was absolutely, unbelievably good. The waiter (who was originally from Chicago area) was amazing.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Asti_SanDiego, Owner at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Thanks for the kind words! We're so glad you were able to spend your holiday with us. You're welcome back anytime!

Reviewed February 11, 2020

The Asti is a great restaurant with a family feel and great servers. Our meals were delicious and the perfect amount! The wine list is reasonable yet extensive. Mark was a great waiter and always seemed to show up just as we needed him. Thank...you for a great experience!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Asti_SanDiego, Owner at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2020

Thank you for the feedback! We're glad you enjoyed the wine and love Mark as much as we do. Come back soon!

Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

Very good Italian restaurant, fantastic atmosphere and service. Food portion for the lasagna seems a little small, however, the taste of it is simply superb. A little pricey, but good.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Asti_SanDiego, Owner at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2020

Thanks so much for the review, Daniel! We always appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again!

Reviewed January 29, 2020 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner for a party of 17 to celebrate my hubby’s birthday. The restaurant was recommended by Alfredo, the concierge at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Before the party weekend, I spoke with Maria several times. She was always very pleasant and accommodating....This Italian restaurant was an excellent choice! It’s very charming and the food is delicious. Our server Claudio was fantastic and made sure everyone in our group had a great time.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Asti_SanDiego, Owner at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2020

Hey there Debra! Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Claudio is an asset to our business and we are thankful to have Maria coordinate this evening with you. It was a pleasure to have you here and we hope to see you back...More

Reviewed January 29, 2020

Mediocre food at sky high prices. Staff will try to push the app platter - $$$' Surf and Turf - $90 - really? Would not return.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

No wonder this place is so crowded!! The food is excellent! I had a seafood linguini dish and a Caesar salad. Large portions. Great wine by the glass.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2020 via mobile

We had our first dinner with San Diego and it was the best we had. This was a good find in Gaslamp, waiter were friendly and knowledgeable. Good selection was good and the pasta was very fresh. We had fun and had a great meal,...did not waited long for the food and the portion size was perfect. Being closed to the convention centre and hotels, I do recommend reservation for your party even during the weekMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Asti Ristorante

Yes, Asti Ristorante offers takeout services.

Yes, Asti Ristorante offers delivery services.

Asti Ristorante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4