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Chianti Restaurant

644 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916
+1 619-235-8144
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (36 reviews)
“osso bucco” (6 reviews)
“bread” (18 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
644 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Decided on Chianti after walking around the Gaslamp for a while. It was very good although we were seated quickly in the small outside terrace and then apparently forgotten as it took us around 15 minutes to get menus although we did receive water and...More

Thank jerryskc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here as part of a large group. The food was good (I had the short rib- very large and very tender) but dinner took over 4 hours as the meals were very slow to come out. It was difficult to get server attention to...More

Thank Charlie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read the reviews and was excited about trying this spot. We were seated outside with a door that opened into my chair. The outdoor dinning I felt was too cramped. I was told that they offered Gluten Free. That seemed to be an issue...More

Thank tedact
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh pasta and fresh salmon. We had fried calamari with a side of red sauce as an appetizer very filling big plates of food which you can usually split with two people could not make dessert because I was extremely full and very fresh.

Thank Kathlina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not feeling very hungry and tired after a long journey , my wife and I ventured into this restaurant for a shared meal. Turned out to be an excellent choice. The place was very clean and service was very attentive. We opted for a seafood...More

Thank Abid F
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Our group went to this Restaurant, and we were packed literally like 'sardines'. No one could move to use the restroom or leave. They took a long time to serve us and the food was a disappointment. I ordered chicken and it was served with...More

Thank Evita_1957
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We went there as a group of 5. We weren't sure if staff wanted to go home early or what was happening, staff were trying to take our plates away before we were even finished our meal. Service was lackluster, and we had to get...More

Thank travelgal084
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We decided to eat here for a special occasion, it was a Saturday evening and early so it was not too busy, you would think the service should be good, it was not, it took forever to get a waiter, when we eventually got our...More

Thank john h
Chianti R, Manager at Chianti Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hello John , i am so sorry you had a bad experience with chianti , I will address this issue with the manager in duty that evening and also pass your comments to the kitchen , so they will be aware of their responsibility to...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I visited Chianti with my husband for dinner. We enjoyed our visit, the food was nice and the service was friendly and attentive. The waitress remembered it was my birthday and commented as such throughout, even giving me a small birthday dessert. However, there was...More

Thank Sophie S
Chianti R, Manager at Chianti Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hi dear we at Chianti restaurant team like to thank you for your feedback which it means a lot for us to continue providing a good food and service .looking forward seeing back .thanks once again Chianti's staff

Reviewed 15 September 2017

We walked around Gaslamp and there were LOTS of Italian restaurants. Looking at the menu we noticed Lobster Mac'nCheese and were sold! We had a lovely dinner Caprese salad, Lobster Macncheese, Spaghetti and meatballs and Lobster Ravioli!! Very reasonable also!! We would definitely go back!...More

Thank CanadianGirl53
Chianti R, Manager at Chianti Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

We at chianti like. To thank for your evaluation this help us a lot to keep Chianti as best as you expected..looking forward seeing you back soon .take care.

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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-
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