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Chianti Restaurant

#393 of 3,821 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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644 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916 (Between Market & G)
+1 619-235-8144
11:00 - 23:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a corporate group. Staff were very friendly. Heard bad reports from a group who had been the night before. However our food was very good particularly the jumbo shrimp. Not a cheap option but Good efficient service and we had a very enjoyable evening

Thank fiona229
New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read the reviews and was prepared for a great meal. It was not. The restaurant was empty at 6 pm. The crowd came later.

Thank MetsNYC
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Bad experience. Nothing to talk about salad (that is o.k). Steak was served cold not even warm. When I complained it was taken back for about 30 secounds and came back (microwave maybe). I asked for the check paid and left, no one thought it is strange. Bad, bad experience

Thank Shai M
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Had the cheese and meat board which had a good selection on it and was actually very large - 2 people could share as a meal. Also had the penne which was tasty in a nice rose sauce. There was also a good wine list. The place was super busy, but we didn't have any issues with the service.

Thank Wendy2223
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We waited for ONE hour for our food, the waiter never noticed our drinks needed refill, the manager barely responded when we talked to him. The bartender had to leave the bar to get us bread and cheese. So when we got the food, it was too late that we didn't enjoy it at all. Food is average! Not worth... More 

Thank Nadine A
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We dined in Chianti during a business meeting. I ordered the "Tagliatelle primavera", which was a really nice dish. The antipasti were also delicious. The service was good, although I believe that our order arrived a little bit delayed. The atmposphere was nice, but not special. Overall, it was a nice dining experience.

Thank ilGrec0
Quebec City, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Still waiting more than a hour outside and people with reservation after us got a seat ... we will probably not eat pasta tonight !

Thank Jean-Philippe A
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Service was good, meat and cheese board was delicious but the the penne chicken was gamy. I was surprised and disappointed, it's located in the middle of downtown, how can they serve food like that? 👎🏻

Thank Veronica S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We all ordered the Spaghetti and Meatballs. I was not impressed but my brother thought it was very good, so I hd to give both sides. I may be spoiled as i compare everything to NYC and Boston's North End. Overall it was good and the prices were reasonable. I would say you need to try for yourself.

Thank Thomas K
Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic lunch. Had the Caprease salad and the Parma pizza. Everything was extremely fresh and delicious. We ate outside with Isabelle as our waitress who was extremely attentive and gave us excellent service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner.

Thank NjD0607

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?