Good Food and Great Value
Had a pre-theatre meal. Food was lovely and excellent value. Service was friendly and very efficient but without hurrying us. Would go back and maybe try the A La Carte next time. Very good experience and really handy for the Playhouse
Excellent Italian meal
Little taste of Italy, excellent service, food and wine what more can you ask for in a restaurant. Will definitely be back!
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.