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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%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
728 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
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Reviewed 4 days 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 2 days 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Fabrizio D, General Manager at Asti Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Wonderful Staff, very attentive Ambiance was nice Food - not so good! We got two of their most expensive entrees and to be honest it lacked any kind of flavor that would would make you want to go back. I could have done better myself...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The sushi grade ahi was not! It was thin, brown and bland. The steamed carrots and green beans also bland. The gnocchi in Gorgonzola however were great! The pene pasta pomodoro was tasty. The caprese buffalo cheese was excellent.The best thing about the place was...More

Thank jbkgb2016
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant as a group of 9. Our server Mark was top notch. Food was also very tasty, starting with Calamari and vegetables, and the fresh mozzarella and tomato salad. Entrees included the seafood risotto, lobster fettuccine, chicken parmigiana, and sea bass. We...More

Thank Rosemary M
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, celebrated our wedding anniversary by ordering the tomahawk steak! Loved every minute of eating it.

Thank Vanessa_RNSD
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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