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Chianti Restaurant

644 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916
+1 619-235-8144
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (29 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
“osso bucco” (6 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
16:00 - 23:00All hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
644 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good Italian restaurant in the Gas Lamp district. We sat outside with our 2 children where you can watch all the people walking by. Food was very good and the wine list is also good (good selection of wine per glass as well). Would recommend...More

Thank rtestroote
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food is very good. The meatball appetizer was huge and so yummy. I had the gnocchi pasta which was also good. Portions are huge. Service was very attentive. Location is nice and there's outside seating. I would definitely return.

Thank emma b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With Comic con convention I thought we will not be able to find a good table and good food in Down Town, we did passed by Chianti and the hostess approached and explain the menu and she recommended the Rebeye steak and she was right...More

Thank baghdadia2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worst Italian ever tried. Won't come back even if it's for free. Won't serve the food even to my dog. I mean it. It's a trap.

Thank Angelo_Muller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Admittedly we were a large group, but we were not walk ins (reserved several days in advance and advised at that point that separate checks would be requested) and we were early-ish (6:30). Nonetheless servers seemed confounded from the get go. Server actually argued w...More

Thank swissmiss
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The food was fresh and piping hot when they came out, hallmarks of great Italian food! Service was not too attentive though.

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great food and service. Enjoyed patio dining in the heart of the gas lamp district. Reasonably priced, goodhouse Chianti. Loved every moment.

Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here and wish we hadn't. We ordered the penne pasta with chicken and it tasted like something out of a can. The ceasar salad was extremely wet and seemed like it was just thrown together without much thought. I was so disappointed as...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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...More

Thank fiona229
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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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