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Asti Ristorante, San Diego, CA

Asti Ristorante

4.5
4.5
1398 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Since 1994, Asti has been serving locals and visitors authentic Italian cuisine in a unique and inviting atmosphere. Whether you dine on our lively patio, or choose to sit inside and enjoy the beautiful artwork and brick walls, you're sure to have an unforgettable dining experience.

Each dish on our menu, from our selection of antipasti, handmade pastas, fresh seafood, and quality steaks, is inspired by the delicious flavors of Northern Italy. While some restaurants offer small plates, Asti continues to serve up delicious abundance, all freshly and individually prepared to order. With an extensive vintage wine selection and knowledgeable staff, we deliver a true Italian dining experience that will leave your palate asking for more!


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 232-8844

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Romero

  • Catering

    Catering Menu - Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    For over 20 years, Asti has specialized in group events. From Engagement, Holiday and Birthday Parties to corporate events, Asti is sure to make it special. Asti provides semi-private dining for those looking for a more private dining experience. Buyouts are also a great option.

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Ramirez: (619) 232-8844

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    5th Avenue, Between F and G Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    MTS bus at Broadway and 5th ave. San Diego Trolley at C St. and 5th Ave.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. KS

    KSSS

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Not fit for foodies. Fit for tourists with no tastebuds. 12 o’clock reservation, “chef” did not arrive until 12:15. Good waiter, worst food we’ve had in San Diego. Fish carpaccio was over salty, halibut smothered in a bitter yellow broken sauce. We asked the “chef” if the sauce is what was intended. The reply was yes. No Italian chef would serve the lunch we had. $200 for lunch, the bread, wine and gelato were Italian. The food was not. Avoid this restaurant if you are a foodie.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our sever was amazing and went above and beyond to explain the menu and specials.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was phenomenal!!
  4. B

    Billy

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of all time favorite restaurants. Server Marc is the best.
  5. S

    Steffi

    Orange County

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pasta meals options at this restaurant. Service was great and very attentive too. Lunch experience was very pleasant and delicious.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent!!
  7. A

    Anna

    Las Vegas

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were looking for outdoor dining so we enjoyed that they had a nice set up for it at Asti. The entrees were terrific! I had the lasagne and I don’t recall what he had. The wine was very good and fairly priced. If management reads this please tell our server Mark that he was truly delightful and the couple from Las Vegas apologizes that we meant to over tip him, but accidentally undertipped him a little due to my math error. Sorry Mark!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was all delicious! We came here 10 years ago and loved it so much we had to return when we came back to town. It didn’t disappoint!
  9. PD

    PattiD

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on vacation and booked a reservation at Asi Ristorante. We had excellent service from Mark. The food and drinks were excellent. Will be on our repeat list if we return!
  10. DM

    DelMartraveler

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Sooo disappointed in Asti. Will not go back. We had not been here in several years but were looking forward to a nice Italian meal. Right away the server tried to sell us on a $115 bottle of cab. She didn’t even ask what kind of wine we like. We split a Caesar and each got the bolognese. The lettuce in the salad was old and brownish. Our pasta was delivered two bites into the salad. Literally, no more than 3 minutes after we got the salad. Even worse, the bolognese had hardly any sauce on it. The meat in the bolognese was NO more than 1 tablespoon. There were way more mushrooms than meat. So you felt like you were just eating a bowl of pasta with red sauce.When our server asked how our meal was, we told her. She was very nice and apologized. She brought out a tiramisu. However, by that point, we were just over the bad food. I get the feeling they get a lot of tourists and are more worried about getting people in and out than getting out good quality food.
  11. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful meal, food was delicious and service was even better. Thank you Milena for making our special evening out great!!!
  12. F

    Frank65

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This feels like a high quality excellent service neighborhood restaurant. This was our 9th time here, the food is beyond consistently excellent. Beyond the ambiance and food, every restaurant needs a great staff. They excel! From our waiters, Eric, Willy, and Hugo, to the main man Mark, they constantly check to make certain everything was perfect. But our favorite is Julista (sorry if I messed up the spell), best hostess in the world. Love the people, the ambiance and food. Five stars are not enough.
  13. MS

    MicheleS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As Always Asti did not disappoint! A dear friend who was in town and she used to live near to the Gaslamp part of town. We had the calamari for starters and then the bone-in filet mignonette, osso buco on risotto and the capellini were all fantastic. The tiramisu was a great finale to a perfect meal!
  14. RA

    ReneeA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a reservation and taken right to our table. Was there for a half marathon so had pasta which was good. But would have liked to try the other yummy options on the menu. Our waitress (Sophie?) was new but I would have never guessed it. She was friendly and efficient and gave good wine recommendation. Will go back next time I'm in town.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food took more than 1 hour…, too busy and understaffed . Waitress very Kind
  16. AH

    AnnH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    The terrible music from the pizza place next door made the experience miserable. We love your restaurant and the food is good… this was an exception to what we usually experience. Please work with you neighbor restaurant to turn down the music!
  17. s

    sues

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waiter was fantastic. Dinner delicious!
  18. RA

    RenateA

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Caeser salad leaves were brown sent it back. Lobster ravioli was good as was limoncello dessert. Server was friendly and helpful.
  19. DG

    DougG

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic and wonderful!!
  20. M

    Murphcor

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was exemplary. The food is outstanding. Definitely recommend Asti for anyone wanting delicious and authentic Italian food!!
  21. FS

    FrankS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On point. No complaints.
  22. KB

    KileyB

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The team at Asti was amazing! They were so friendly and attentive from the moment you walk up! The food was out of this world, we can’t recommend Asti enough and will definitely be going back on our next visit!
  23. NM

    NeilM

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Willy was very attentive The food was delicious
  24. s

    steph

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    they gave us a dirty fork and my friend said they found cilantro in their water. my friend also said they took out 10 dollars from her- not including tip
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely recommend!!! We absolutely loved it !!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So great! Loved our waiter! Food was amaze, ambiance was calm, clean, and classy…perfect! We had a great time, and will definitely be coming back!
  27. TR

    TracyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We enjoyed everything but felt rushed through the meal and payment. Asking to take our plates before we were done eating. This took away from the overall experience. Food was fantastic.
  28. LK

    LisaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I was here 11 years ago and there’s a reason this place is still around. Great food! We were outside next to the street which was a bit noisy. Our mistake. It turned breezy and chilly and we went thru 3 different standing heaters running out of propane. Became quite comical! I had the lobster fettuccini and my friend had the sea bass. Both were very nice. My lobster was not fork tender but tastey. Her sea bass as very good. Overall worth the evening.
  29. VK

    VenkatK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for our anniversary and they didn’t disappoint
  30. PJ

    PJBSLS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Big birthday
  31. a

    atkins99

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere
  32. c

    classiclincoln

    Philadelphia

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Stopped in for dinner last week while in the area. Very good menu with lots to chose from. We decided to have apps and desert. My wife really liked her beef carpaccio and I enjoyed my eggplant Mediterranean. We split the tiramisu, whch was also really good. Our server was pretty good; friendly, attentive but they did auction off the food. Prices are par for the course for this area, and we would return.
  33. RF

    RFID

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    Lobster fettuccini excellent. Risotto terrible! Excellent service! R
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server Milena was great!
  35. AH

    AngieH

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! Everyone enjoyed their meal. The service from the whole staff was wonderful and extremely attentive. We all had a wonderful time.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food was fine. Nothing amazing. Everything needed a bit more salt. We had the mussels, veal chop and scallops and shrimp. The scallops needed more sauce, as well. The bread was delicious, but if that's the best thing on the table.... The service was subpar. We had to ask other waitstaff for things as the waitress was wandering about in the back. They also kept trying to clear the table before we finished eating. I would go back, but order differently and state expectations upfront.
  37. M

    Mark

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overpriced food. Small portions. Average quality.
  38. m

    mxh4

    Baltimore

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! Have been coming here for 15 years, and the quality and service are still outstanding. The food is absolutely delicious and authentic. Excellent variety. A must-go every time we're in San Diego!
  39. A

    Alisha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always excellent service here with great cuisine..
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The lights went out but before they did, everything was delish!

FAQs

Asti Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Asti Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 232-8844.

Asti Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 1398 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Asti Ristorante

728 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Avenue, Between F and G Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    MTS bus at Broadway and 5th ave. San Diego Trolley at C St. and 5th Ave.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Romero

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 232-8844

  • Catering

    Catering Menu - Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    For over 20 years, Asti has specialized in group events. From Engagement, Holiday and Birthday Parties to corporate events, Asti is sure to make it special. Asti provides semi-private dining for those looking for a more private dining experience. Buyouts are also a great option.

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Ramirez: (619) 232-8844

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