Rated 4.1/5
73 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RJ

Quick Facts

Friendly neighbourhood Italian on Broughton Street

Asti is a casual Italian restaurant and cafe on Edinburgh’s ever lively Broughton Street. Open from morning to night, it serves coffee and cakes, lunch, after work drinks and evening meals. A bustling cafe space out front leads through to a slightly quieter dining room which looks out over leafy gardens.

Classic Italian trattoria dishes

Visitors to the nearby Playhouse make the most of the hearty pre-theatre menus at Asti while local workers keep the lunch menu trade rolling along. Good pasta, gnocchi and risotto dishes are at the heart of both menus. The a la carte adds in classic dishes like the saltimbocca, calamari, mussels in white wine and sirloin steaks with a variety of sauces. The antipasti platter is a popular starter as are the aubergine fritters with tomato sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan.

Completing the line-up are interesting daily specials, generous desserts and gorgeous fish dishes like the roast fillet of cod with a Parmesan crust, Puy lentils, pancetta and sauté potatoes.

Transport links & attractions around Broughton Street

Asti is on Edinburgh’s Broughton Street. The Omni Centre and Playhouse Theatre are a five minute walk while Waverley train station is a ten minute walk. There is a tram terminus at the top of Broughton Street and numerous bus routes run along nearby Leith Street, Leith Walk and York Place. On-street parking is limited. There is a pay car park in the nearby St James Centre.

Popular Offers at Asti

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  • £12.50 for 2 courses on pre-theatre menu

    £12.50 per person for 2 courses (starter and a main) on the pre-theatre menu. £15 for 3 courses.

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  • £9.95 For 2 Courses

    £9.95 per person for 2 courses from the lunch menu. Booking Conditions: For Party's of 6 or more, please ensure you provide a valid contact number as a £5 deposit is required to confirm your reservation

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  • A La Carte Menu - Average price for 2 courses is £17

    Dine on the a la carte menu. Average price for 2 courses is £17 per person. Booking Conditions: For parties of 8 or more, please ensure you provide a valid contact number as a £5 deposit is required to confirm your reservation

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Asti Features

Average price for two courses is £17. A La Carte
Highchairs, Smaller Portions, Special Menus Child Friendly
Gluten Free Gluten Free
£13.95 House Wine
Heated Outdoor Smoking
Private Bar Private Bar
Separate Bar Separate Bar
Vegetarian Vegetarian

"Recent Reviews" for Asti (view all)

  • Saturday Lunch
    Lovely fresh tasting food and friendly service, excellent value for money and good house white wine ...
    Sue Millar - 20/04/2014
  • Worth a visit or two
    A second visit to this Italian restaurant. Good food with a nice selection, and pleasant staff.
    Mary Jane Heraty - 19/01/2014
  • Fantastic place - we'll definitely return!
    Asti was a last minute idea on a busy Saturday in Edinburgh, and the booking went through even thoug...
    J Payne - 18/12/2013