As cosy as a living room, Asti is an inviting place to enjoy a home-cooked Italian meal. Open every day of the week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this local gem can be found along Broughton Street, right in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town and just moments from Regent Gardens and Edinburgh Waverley. Asti also looks out for their customers dietary requirements, too, offering delightful gluten-free pastas and vegan options upon request. There are many delicious options to discover around the clock so do book ahead to secure your place at the table.
Service and the food were both excellent. Charming Italian waitress. Innovative and interesting menu. Rather quiet on day we were there so able to enjoy conversation.
We enjoyed our visit to Asti. The staff were friendly and the food was very tasty with a good choice on the menu and additional daily choices on the board all sounded delicious. Would certainly go back again.
We had a fabulous meal and wonderful service on a snowy evening in April! We would recommend the macaroni and rigatoni and the house Genovese
Perhaps what we love most about this cafe-style Italian restaurant in Edinburgh’s Old Town is its suitability for whatever your mood or whatever your occasion. Wander down Broughton Street to enjoy a coffee and a book at Asti, watching the hours roll away in what is one of the UK’s most beautiful city, enjoy a light lunch or an extremely pleasant family meal in the evening. Not just that, Asti have a function room available for groups of up to 25, and their pre-theatre menus offer two or three courses for astounding value.
Breakfast at Asti features a varied assortment of baked goods, pastries, coffees and platters like the full English breakfast and the Italian meat and cheese plate. For lunch and dinner, there’s an excellent selection of gourmet antipasti, gnocchi alla Bolognese, saltimbocca alla Romana, traditional beef lasagna and rich risotto verde. Everything from the breakfast menu to the a la carte is prepared with love and care, making Asti one little gem in this lively, utterly charming part of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Reserve a table now to avoid disappointment!