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The Romantic Old World Charm of Asti Ristoranti

Asti Ristoranti is a historic Italian restaurant with old world charm. From the elegant tablecloths, brick walls, and murals one can feel like they are dining in style. Located on a busy street in the Gaslamp district there is plenty of foot traffic. One can dine either on the patio or inside allowing for two different environments.   It may be just a touch loud on the patio during weekend evenings.  Dinner menus include items such as crab cakes for $16 all the way to higher end items such as Gamberoni e Capesante ( Grilled jumbo shrimp and large scallops with fresh herbs, extra virgin olive oil, and lemon juice) for $30. Lunch ranges from pizza for $12 to Zuppa di Pesce del Golfo ( Cioppino style Mediterranean seafood, tiger shrimp, fresh fish, jumbo scallops, mussels and clams in a tomato broth) for $26. The menu has a wide selection.  This is a fine dining restaurant and one should expect the quality of service that comes with the price. Particularly nice are th