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Chianti Restaurant

644 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916
+1 619-235-8144
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • 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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1 - 10 of 319 reviews

Reviewed 2 April 2018

My husband and I were in San Diego over Valentine's for business. We had the evening to ourselves, and chose Chianti's for an early dinner on Valentine's day. We arrived shortly after 4pm, and though we were early, we were welcomed and shown to our...More

Thank krose313
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I started with the Calamari appetizer which was a huge serving, cooked perfectly! I had the Sea Bass for my entree which was very good. The risotto and sauces on the entree were awesome with a nice range of texture. Carrots and grilled asparagus were...More

Thank Husker68601
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Our waiter was one of the most personable young men that I have met in a long time. He was knowledgeable and made excellent suggestions. My friend had a steak that melted in your mouth.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Our Short Rib Pasta Pappardelle (wide noodles) was absolutely delicious and our favorite, but we also thought the Cavatell Broccoli was delicious. We dined al fresco, were seated promptly and our waiter was excellent. This restaurant is in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, and...More

Thank Natickpal
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Chose this restaurant on spec and we were not disappointed. Interesting menu, all of us were really pleased with our choices. The short rib Ragu with pappardelle was particularly good. Service excellent, attentive but not intrusive, our chosen wine was not available so a more...More

Thank scillyfan
Reviewed 22 January 2018

A wonderful experience. All four of us were very pleased with our food. Service was great. We highly recommend Chianti. The wine we wanted was not available so they substituted a similar wine of a higher price at no extra cost.

Thank leslie4713
Reviewed 9 January 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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