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Chianti Restaurant

) #412 of 3,869 Restaurants in San Diego ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian
644 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916
+1 619-235-8144
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (29 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
“bread” (18 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
644 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was fresh and piping hot when they came out, hallmarks of great Italian food! Service was not too attentive though.

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great food and service. Enjoyed patio dining in the heart of the gas lamp district. Reasonably priced, goodhouse Chianti. Loved every moment.

Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here and wish we hadn't. We ordered the penne pasta with chicken and it tasted like something out of a can. The ceasar salad was extremely wet and seemed like it was just thrown together without much thought. I was so disappointed as...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Went with a corporate group. Staff were very friendly. Heard bad reports from a group who had been the night before. However our food was very good particularly the jumbo shrimp. Not a cheap option but Good efficient service and we had a very enjoyable...More

Thank fiona229
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I read the reviews and was prepared for a great meal. It was not. The restaurant was empty at 6 pm. The crowd came later.

Thank MetsNYC
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Bad experience. Nothing to talk about salad (that is o.k). Steak was served cold not even warm. When I complained it was taken back for about 30 secounds and came back (microwave maybe). I asked for the check paid and left, no one thought it...More

Thank Shai M
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Had the cheese and meat board which had a good selection on it and was actually very large - 2 people could share as a meal. Also had the penne which was tasty in a nice rose sauce. There was also a good wine list....More

Thank Wendy2223
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We waited for ONE hour for our food, the waiter never noticed our drinks needed refill, the manager barely responded when we talked to him. The bartender had to leave the bar to get us bread and cheese. So when we got the food, it...More

Thank Nadine A
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We dined in Chianti during a business meeting. I ordered the "Tagliatelle primavera", which was a really nice dish. The antipasti were also delicious. The service was good, although I believe that our order arrived a little bit delayed. The atmposphere was nice, but not...More

Thank ilGrec0
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Still waiting more than a hour outside and people with reservation after us got a seat ... we will probably not eat pasta tonight !

Thank Jean-Philippe A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 644 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916
    (Between Market & G)
  • Public Transportation: San Diego MTS Trolley: Blue Line, 5th Avenue Orange Line, Convention Center
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-235-8144
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Chianti, Italy is located in Tuscany & is the largest wine-producing region in the country. It is nestled between the cities of Florence, Siena & Arezzo & is world renown for its art, wine-making & history. Our namesake was inspired by this great tradition of elegance & rustic simplicity. The chefs of Chianti pride themselves in using the freshest, hand picked ingredients. Our guests enjoy a pleasant & refined atmosphere highlighted by a tiled entryway, plush seating, & beautiful Italian accents. Chianti offers an extraordinary wine selection featuring both Californian & Italian Regional Wine. Our fully stocked bar provides a full range of liquors & after dinner drinks for your enjoyment. -Patio & Window Seating Available-