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Chianti Restaurant

644 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916
+1 619-235-8144
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
644 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried Chianti for dinner and wine after winding down the holidays in San Diego and it was a wonderful evening. Our server Mario was fantastic, and the new manager Sara even stopped by our table and sat and chatted with us for a few minutes....More

Thank Coco R
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Tom, our server as wonderful and so helpful as we were visiting from out-of-town. We had a light meal which was good. The outdoor seating is nice, but stay away from the edge as the homeless will beg from you. So annoying. The hostess did...More

Thank Shirley2223
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Excellent food (marguerite pizza and short ribs) and flavorful wine with ample pour in a very appealing atmosphere. The crowning experience was bartender Brad who was helpful and very personable, taking time whenever possible to converse with us.

Thank portlandorer
Reviewed 20 November 2017

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 7 November 2017

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 5 November 2017

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 5 November 2017 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 November 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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