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Asti Ristorante

728 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
+1 619-232-8844
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (56 reviews)
“veal chop” (9 reviews)
“tiramisu” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
728 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wary of the large portions, we ordered two entree sized mains of crab cakes and calamari accompanied by three side dishes of vegetables. With the excellent basket of fresh home made complimentary bread, there was more food than we could eat. Turning to the food,...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Asti Ristorante is a wonderful traditional Italian Restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego. Went with some friends. Everyone enjoy their food. A very nice menu. I had the pear salad, crab cake and fish. It all was so good. Will be back.

Thank A. Vinnie V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent. I had a large plate of several different cheeses and meat which was tasty. My son had a medium rare steak which according to him was cooked to perfection. The ambience in the restaurant was very cosy and romantic. Service was...More

Thank Leslie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They hostess was very friendly. She told us about the new specials and even gave us a card for free tiramisu. My husband had the veal chop, which he raved about. I had the chicken Marsala which was excellent. Big menu. Great server. Loved it....More

Thank Lisa T
Fabrizio D, Manager at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much Lisa for taking the time write this great review. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner at Asti. Grazie e Arrivederci!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The greeters were very nice and friendly. The food was very good. The issue was the server/waiter, We got the impression that since we didn't order drinks and split our order with our wives, we weren't spending enough to get good service. Everyone, including the...More

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Fabrizio D, General Manager at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for dining at Asti and taking the time to write this review about your experience at Asti Ristorante. Our goal is to offer great food and excellent service and I would like to apologize about your experience. Please send me an email at...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

My brother recommended this restaurant to me because an Italian client of his had taken him there for a business lunch. We made a reservation and were seated promptly. The restaurant is usually packed for dinner and the tables are very close to one another....More

Thank Hitokiri_Battosai
Fabrizio D, General Manager at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for dining at Asti and let us know about your experience. Our mission is to provide dining excellence in the Gaslamp. Please accept our apologies as we did not meet your dining expectations. Please send me your contact information at gm@astisandiego.com.

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Having just arrived in San Diego I asked the hotel where we should eat, the Concierge suggested going down to the Gas Lamp District ,call in a couple of bars and sample the appetisers. The taxi dropped us off and we started at Asti, we...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 28 June 2017

What didn't it have honestly??? Ambiance, Attentive Waitstaff, Amazing Food, and A Full Wine List. It was amazing... like being taken back in time to a simpler time where food and friends were enough. It quickly became one of my favorite places to eat on...More

Thank Tamara G
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We spent a week vacationing in San Diego and stayed in the Gas Lamp Quarter and we ate at the Asti Ristorante twice. Both times the food was excellent and the service was spot on. If I had to find any draw back, I would...More

Thank JanaU
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

The staff was very attentive , yet not overbearing. Our waiter was quite helpful in making suggestions. The food was very, very good. Overall it was a wonderful evening.

Thank Barbara S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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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