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Asti Ristorante

728 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
+1 619-232-8844
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (59 reviews)
“veal chop” (9 reviews)
“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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728 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
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1 - 10 of 385 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Asti and ordered Cabonara and Spaghetti d'Asti (with meatballs). The ordered wines were good. The Cabonara was really greasy, but somehow also very dry. It was not really tasteful and overall not how one imagines a Cabonara. The Spaghetti d`Asti was...More

Thank Caroline878
Jessica R, Manager at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Caroline, I'm glad you enjoyed the wine and spaghetti but sorry to hear that you were unimpressed with your overall experience. We hope that you'll come back in and give us another try. Please contact info@astisandiego.com if you would like to discuss this further.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the touristy thing walking up & down 5th Ave and came across this little Italian place. Got a nice table outside watching the people go by. The service was excellent, the Capresse salad amazing and the shrimp pasta yummy. We didn't like the wine...More

Thank Neish
Jessica R, Manager at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Neish, We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service during your "touristy" time! We pride ourselves on great dishes and the wonderful service our waiters provide. We hope you'll come back in and try some more dishes off the menu...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the ambience of this restaurant. Had a romantic feel. The service was very good. My husband loved his veal dish but my pasta alla checa was only so so. Definitely needed more tomatoes or garlic or something. The wine list was fine.

Thank cliffview12
Jessica R, Manager at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking to review Asti Ristorante. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the romantic ambience and service. We hope to have you visit us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I go someone gets the Chicken special. It's rolled like a spedini and has a layer of prosciutto over it. It is unlike anything you have ever tasted. This is a must have if you are in Gaslamp!

Thank cindymahn
Jessica R, Manager at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Cindy, The Pollo Ripieno Alla Fiorentina that you mentioned is one of our favorites too! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very delicious food and wines. You can sit in or outside. We ate good but it really on the expensive side. The waiters are not so attentive (not on our day). They missed to serve water, no napkins. With the served dishes was nothing wrong,...More

Thank Rinus W
Jessica R, Manager at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Rinus, We're glad you enjoyed the food and wine! We strive to provide the best service possible and apologize that yours did not meet our usual standards. We hope you'll come back in soon and let us show you how great our servers can...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well located in the glaslamp quarter, waiters and hostess are Italians and wine list has a number of good Italian wines. We ask octopus salad *excellent* and pasta that was perfect. A bit pricey but definitely worth of it. We sat at the terrace and...More

Thank fcortina
Jessica R, Manager at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in and dining with us. We're glad you enjoyed the experience!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Italian restaurant on 5th Ave in San Diego oozes class and style in what is The "tourist street" in SD. With lots of options on the menu, four of us selected a different dish each of Italian origin. We were not disappointed, the food...More

Thank Austin F
Jessica R, Manager at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for dining at Asti, we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your food, wine and service! We strive to provide a top notch, fine dining experience in the heart of the Gaslamp. Providing our customers with the freshest ingredients possible is a top...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Reasonable food but why can't you get a side salad in the US? Tried hard but my colleague still got an enormous salad as an appetiser while I had to just watch him eat. He wanted a small side salad and to eat with me....More

Thank UKStevieH
Jessica R, Manager at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for dining at Asti and reviewing your experience. We're sorry to hear that you didn't feel it was up to par and hope you'll give us another shot. If you would like to further address your issues, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Reviewed 2 September 2017

Food and service were great. We were told the chef is Sicilian doing this for some time. We also took advantage of a partnership discount program with our hotel concierge. I can't describe how good the food is and my wife is a great Italian...More

Thank Deeks123
Fabrizio D, Manager at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words and great compliments. We appreciate you taking the time to share your dinner experience with other travelers. Grazie Mille!

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Great and very friendly service. Food was amazing. I really like it. Feel like a king and queen there... Thank you

Thank Robik H
Fabrizio D, Manager at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you very much for sharing your feelings about your dinner experience. I am glad you really enjoyed your dinner at Asti. I will make sure to share your review with our team. Arrivederci!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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