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“fantastic food and great service”
Review of Asti

Asti
Ranked #66 of 2,505 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
Wales, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“fantastic food and great service”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Recommended by a hotel concierge. Arrived with no booking and was shown to the last table. The menu was very comprehsive and we ordered the daily special but alas one was sold out, could not complain as at least we got a table. Overall the food was fantastic and jsut the correct quantitity. Including drinks, we got a nice surprise when the bill arrived as I was expecting it to be much higher.
The setting is lovely and nice and handy for the city centre.
I could not say enough about the great service.
THis is highly recommended and when back in Edinburgh we will go again.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“the food - magnificent”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Don't get me wrong there were some things that they need to improve on. There was a bit of a smell when I first came in the door, the room we were in was small and had 1 couple were weren't talking and justlistening to our conversation, and my seabass has far too many bones in it.

But now that the bad stuff is out of the way, I have to say the food was so tasty that I would have to rate it 5 star. Two of us had a tuna fish special, cooked to perfection, it was absolutely gorgeous. Good value too, the bill came to 130 for four people, but that was starters, mains, two bottles of wine and a round of shorts as well.

Definitely recommend

  • Visited November 2012
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mr500, Manager at Asti, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Glad you enjoyed your meal so much! We always appreciate customer feed back.Unfortunately the day you visited the entire building was suffering for some external drainage problem which Edinburgh Council has now remedied.
Thanks again and,

Hope to see you again soon!
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Wales UK
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A taste of real Italy”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

What a brilliant restuarant. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food perfect just the way Italian food should be. Freshly made simple tasty dishes. Every UK city should have an Italian restaurant like this. Food was so good we returned the following day for lunch and we were not disappointed. Please go and experience this restaurant.

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Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“wonderful italian food hit the spot.”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

we had just arrived in Edinburgh from a stopover in London and were looking for a casual but good meal. we first tried a few places recommended on trip advisor but one was too busy and the other closed on Sunday. we didn't want pub food so we stopped here as it was near our B & B. We started with the bruschetta which was delicious. it was loaded with tomato chunks and fresh parmesian. we both had pasta next and they were both very good. my only complaint would be that we had to wait for the check. i would eat here again without a doubt.

  • Visited November 2012
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent food, shame about the service”
Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

I have been for a meal this evening after a recommendation by our hotel (2nd November 2012).

The evening started well enough with, initially, good service, however the starter took a while and we noticed a table next to us had their starters arrive after us as another table who ordered later had their starters first.

The main course arrived (after around 1.5 hour) but was perfectly cooked, however service was again slow and whilst dessert was nice it took a while to get attention from the waiter.

Overallfood and price are great but don't go unless you have around 3 hours to spare for a meal.

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