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Asti Ristorante

#165 of 3,875 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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728 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6918 (5th Avenue Between F and G Street)
+1 619-232-8844
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 would definite recommend this restaurant

Thank Rosemary M
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank Vanessa_RNSD
South Windsor, Connecticut
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying in San Diego for the weekend and this place was recommended to us by the concierge at the Omni hotel. It could not have been a better choice. The food, service and ambiance were incredible. The concierge said "old school Italian" and that is exactly what we got. Ordered both of our dinners from the nightly specials and both... More 

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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner here on Mother's Day and we wanted items not on the special price menu. We were allowed to make the modifications without discussion. The chef also modified the dish slightly to omit pepper and it was delicious! We had an early reservation but maybe it wasn't even necessary. This is a must visit if you love Italian... More 

Thank Pepper-free
Glasgow, Scotland
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely meal here, great waiter service and good food but not cheap. We enjoyed our meal and the potions are large and we really liked the bruschetta we shared as a starter. Everything tastes so fresh and the flavours are good so I am happy to recommend Asti. Our waiter was so friendly and made us feel... More 

Thank JoeSaint
Surprise, Arizona, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in Asti Restaurante twice when visiting San Diego in April. The food and service is impeccable although on the pricier side. I had the Linguini with red clam sauce which was excellent and my wife had the fish of the day which she loved. This restaurant is authentic Italian and many of the waiters are from Italy. The... More 

Thank Steve W
Wolfville, Canada
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744 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation at Asti Ristorante, and when we arrived were seated quickly at an outdoor table. We had a very energetic server, actually a tad too intense as he more or less repeated the menu to us that we were more than capable of reading. I shared a salad with a friend, and for my main had the... More 

Thank ToTravelIsBrilliant
Mesa, Arizona
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were wondering in the gas lamp district trying to decide on a restaurant. Most restaurants have hostesses out front that try to get your business. There was something about Alexa friendly really sincere when she talked about why we should choose thebAstinfor dinner. We wonder a bit more but did not find anyone close to being sincere as Alexa... More 

Thank Linda1007
Terre Haute, Indiana
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff did a wonderful job of accommodating a party of 11 on a boisterous Cinco de Mayo visit to the Gaslamp District of the city. And the food was just as scrumptious, from the porterhouse steak, to the seafood platter, to the lobster sitting atop pasta, to the lasagna, and to the spaghetti and meatballs (the size of baseballs). Our... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The salmon Marechiaro I had was delicious and well seasoned. My boyfriend had a special, Chicken Florence was also good, although I found the sauce to be heavy and earthy compared to the lighter sauce on the salmon. The waitstaff were friendly and attentive.

Thank 13dms63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?