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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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Fax: (619) 232-9898

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all major credit cards
Price Range
Gaslamp, Central San Diego
Italian Restaurants, Caterers, Mediterranean Restaurants, Pasta, Continental Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Validated, Valet

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Italian, European, Seafood, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes


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Amazing Food! Service A Lil Lacking

The food was great! But they kept trying to take our food away like they were rushing us out... That was annoying



pricey but okay

Asti is a typical Gaslamp Italian restaurant. It has a fair ambiance and a typical menu with very little to distinguish it from all the other Italian bistros in the area. Prices are on the high side for pasta dishes and wine is no bargain either.. If you like sidewallk dining, it is available. Definately nothing here to write home about.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Italian Food!

Asti is a great restaurant! The food is delicious and fresh, the fried calamari is awsome! The service excellent. The ambience comfortable! It is always a pleasure eat there, only good experiences and great tastes! I trully recommended!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Outstanding Italian Cousine in San Diego

Last Night I visited Asti Ristorante for the second time. I was in San Diego for pleasure and work. I was truly impressed with service and the food at Asti. From the very professinal and attractive Hostess to the table service, the food and the ambiance. Our Server was a young man Silvio from Palermo. The service was perfect and our meal wonderful. We ordered Chilean Sea Bass for my wife and Surf and Turf for myself that was just incredible. The Wine List is well priced and match with extensive variety of Italian and California Wine. The beautiful mural of Palio de Asti and the celebrity pictures in the wall definently makes Asti even more charming. Asti is the best Italian Restaurant in San Diego without a doubt! We Recomend Asti for everyone that enjoys the true Italian Food and Service! Grazie Asti Ristorante!

Erin S.


Very Authentic

I enjoyed the "haute" Italian cuisine at reasonable prices with friendly service.



Provided by Citysearch - 
WAY too expensive for the quality

I'm from New York City and this restaurant is expensive even for that. The food is fine quality, nothing's wrong with it, but it's also nothing special. Entrees are between $20 and $40 and portions are small to medium. My friend paid $35 for a TINY plate of ravioli. Also, they tried to rip us off with our salads, asking ""which salad"" we'd like after we ordered each entree as if the salad was included, in fact it was $10 per salad. Find somewhere else to go in SD.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Italian Restaurant of San Diego

Last night my wie and I went to Asti Ristorante on the Gaslamp Quarter and we had a wonderful experience. A server called Mark helped us to decide the dishes and a bottle of good wine. I chose a Surf and Turf and my wife a Sea Bass plate. Everything was incredible, from the ambiance to presentation and of course the food.
i strongly recommend it !



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A Highlight!

Asti is definitely a highlight when I visit San Diego. Great service, location and a cozy patio out front, so you can watch the world go by. I've always ordered their special. Once it was crab and linguine in a spicy red sauce. It was so good, I ate the leftovers cold for breakfast the next day! The next time, I had Linguine with a spicy red sauce topped with a giant prawn that could've passed for a small lobster. It's definitely the best place in The Gaslamp that I have visited.



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A Standout!

Among many average restaurants in the Gas Lamp Quarters, Asti Ristorante stands out. I have dined here on a couple of occasions, and the quality of food and service (and comparable prices) makes the dinning decision making easy when walking down 5th street. You probably won't get more for your money considering the overpriced tourist traps nearby.

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