Asti

“Enjoy operatic excerpts and classics as you wine and dine.”

Adolph’s Asti Restaurant

1925 – January 1, 2000

Italian

Ownership:

Augusto “Augie” Mariani (? – 2000)

Adolph Mariani (1925 – ?)

Executive Chef:

Carlo Di Biasi (c. 1925)

Location:

13 East 12th Street (1950 – 2000)

79 West 12th Street (1925 – 1950)

Alternate Names:

Asti Restaurant (1934 – c. 1950)

Adolph’s (1925 – 1934)

Film:

Big. Directed by Penny Marshall. 1988. [Scene of Josh’s 13th birthday.]

An Evening at Asti’s with Ashley Putnam. Documentary. Directed by Rudi Goldman. New York: ABC Video, 1981. [Available on YouTube.]

Publications:

Dennis, Brady. “Lorenzo Mariani ’73 Embraces His Opera Roots in Italy.” Taft Bulletin 82, 3 (Spring 2012): 22, 24-25.

Sietsema, Robert. “NYC’s 10 Weirdest Restaurants.” Village Voice, November 18, 2011. [Asti comes in at #10.]

Kissel, Howard. “At Asti, The Fat Lady Is Singing.” New York Daily News, December 30, 1999.

Business Card:

c. 1934-1950

Asti Business card

Menu:

c. 1950-1970

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