The walls of Asti featured many framed, autographed photographs of opera singers past and present, including Enrico Caruso, Beniamino Gigli, Giovanni Martinelli, and Jerome Hines. In the center of the restaurant was a grand piano alongside a small stage-like platform with a microphone. During a typical evening at Asti, members of the waitstaff would spontaneously perform an aria or two onstage. A restaurant guest might be invited to sing as well. Other wild and crazy activities would occasionally take place, such as turning the lights down low while several of the guests marched through the restaurant in masks, to the sound of “spooky” music. One regular feature was a performance where someone dressed as a pizzeria chef would “ceremonially” toss around a clump of pizza dough, though Asti actually did not serve pizza.
Asti fare consisted primarily of pasta, seafood, and meat dishes. They also had a lengthy wine list.