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Buon Gusto
Buon Gusto

Buon Gusto Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.buongustorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (650) 742-9777
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: M-F 11:00am-2:30pm
    Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Vincenzo Vecchiola (650) 742-9777
  • Entertainment: One of the Owners, Vincenzo Vecchiola performs card tricks that will boggle your mind while you sip on one of the many excellent choices on our wine list.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We are open on Father's day for lunch and dinner from 11:00am to 10:00pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Airport Blvd
  • Public Transit: CalTrain South San Francisco Station is located at 590 Dubuque Ave and Grand Ave, and is .26 miles aka walking distance. The South San Francisco BART station is 2.3 miles from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Metered Public parking is adjacent to the resturant. Metered street parking is also in abundance.
A word from Buon Gusto
Ristorante Buon Gusto is simply the most authentic Italian restaurant in the Bay Area. We mix Sicilian cuisine, an excellent wine menu, a full bar, background Italian music, and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to create a dining experience without equal.

Our Experienced staff have a well earned reputation of offering consistent and premier service.

We cater to business travelers, families, romantic couples, and our many loyal local patrons.

Come and experience Italian dining at its most genuine. Come once, and we know that you will come back, again and again!

Our restaurant is open for lunch on week days, and for dinner every day. Ask about our special banquet menu. Let us work with you to plan a memorable event featuring superb food and wine, and hosted in one of our private meeting rooms—ideal for business or family gatherings of any kind.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We have been enjoying this restaurant for years. Our recent experience, however, was not satisfactory. The service staff kept trying to clear our table every time we paused our eating to enjoy the company of our guest. Even though we had a reservation, we believe it was an attempt to turn the table over quickly. Not acceptable."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I think the title says it all. I had a chicken dish with wonderful sauce, the salad was nothing to speak of. They really could put a little more veggies in it. Service was rushed, the bus boy was so over worked, I felt so sorry for him. But all in all, it is a good place to have a nice meal!,"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "If you are hurry and need a fast meal to take your way to the airport, ok. But if you want ( like me) a place to enjoy your dinner, talk and have a good food... Forget! The staff are nice, but the food is bad and the restaurant does not have a good smell... Looks like a very old ambience."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I met a group of retirees for Lunch at Buon Gusto's. I had suggested it, having been there before, and the group were very happy with the suggestion as the food, the service and the abiance were all "Top Level" and we will be meeting there again. Buon Gusto has an atmosphere of old Italy and the waiters have the friendly Italian ways about them as they host your table. I rate Buon Gusto a Big Five Star Restaurant!!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had 9 for dinner and everything was perfect!! Highly recommend the anti pasta appetizer plate for large group. The main dish options were all yummy!!! Several in our party tried different items and all were gobbling down their meals! The cheesecake was the best ever. They were generous with treating my parents to a bottle of wine for their 60th anniversary! I can't say enough about how wonderful the food and the service! Will go back when next in SF"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Food was fabulous! Service was excellent! Fourth visit there and plenty more to come! Super nice staff!!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "the food was piping hot as well as esthetically pleasing to the eye. we had a group of 28 people for retiring co-workers and the food kept coming. The restaurant had another group event in the back while the restaurant was hopping with a full house of patrons. The bread was super fresh and we did not have to wait long for our salad to arrive once we were all seated. The italian experience was there with good food, marsala wine at the end of the meal and smiles everywhere."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Once again a perfect meal. This is definitely one of the best Italian restaurants on the Peninsula. The owner Vincenzo treats you like you're dining in his home. So friendly, comfortable and again...yummy!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We discovered Buon Gusto in SSF last month near the airport hotels when we met friends traveling to SF. It felt like a little place in Italy. Our second trip was also pleasant...the filet of petrale sole and the second entree of veal scallopini were lovely presentations and delicious. Salad or soup are included. This is one of the few places in which you can get spumoni ice cream. Between 5;30 - 6 PM Sat. the restaurant completely filled..... I guess the good news has spread. A good place to eat or your way to the city before or after the theater."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was pretty much average with the exception of the pasta sauce, which was below average. The veal was over-cooked and dry. The service was extremely slow. All things considered, it was over-priced."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "you really should make reservations. this gem has wonderful food, great service and is always busy. we go about once a month they also serve a great salad with your dinner. enjoy"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Buon Gusto was very busy, with lots of regulars, and the service was very friendly in this family-owned style of restaurant. We were in a hurry to get to the airport so we were not able to try a multi-course dinner. The lasagna that I had was very good. My co-worker's seafood pasta looked really good too. And, despite being very busy, they were able to get the food to us very quickly."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "My favorite restaurant for Linguini with clams. I prefer the red sauce. What I really like is that the recipe never changes. I can always count on a tasty meal. Have been coming here for over twenty years."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The food was delicious. The waiter was friendly. This being our second dining experience at Buon Gusto we can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Love the service, Love the food Love the ombiance!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great place---many plusses--food artfully prepared--service very competent-- friendly owner--ambiance San Francisco old school italian classic and clean--menu diverse--- parking available close by---prices reasonable---we like it alot---very pleasant-------- included also is a bar"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I grew up in the New York area, which has many great Italian restaurants. Buon Gusto ranks among the bets of them with excellent and authentic Italian food, and a great staff. The atmosphere is friendly and family style, just like the great Italian restaurants of the New York area, This was our first time but definitely will not be the last! My wife had veal parmigiana and said it was the best she has ever had. I had Cioppino, as good as my wife's home made. There are two areas for large parties and we are already planning a gathering with friends and family."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Made a reservation for 9:45pm and arrived on time to be told that they were CLOSED! This is totally unprofessional. I could have booked at another restaurant if you did not take my reservation, but you just wasted my time! Very poor management!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Had a nice time at the small bar with good drinks & a friendly staff/owner. Ate the special petrale sole & the always good veal marsala. They substitued spaghetti for the polenta for us. Enjoyed 2 good desserts also.."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Friendly neighborhood restaurant with great Italian food and excellent service"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Have been several times to Buon Gusto and it just keeps getting better! Met my daughter and her husband for an easy, casual dinner -- I had the linguini with white clam sauce; my wife had linguini with mushrooms/marinara sauce -- both fantastic. My daughter, who is vegan, had the ravioli with spinach and cheese (YUMMM!!!), and her husband had the gnocchi and loved it! We'll DEFINITELY be going back when we get back up to the Bay area."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Old school Italian. Took me way back to my childhood. The food is amazing."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Arrived for our 8:30 reservation to a packed house. There were over 30 people standing around waiting to be seated and ALL had reservations. Spoke with a couple that had been waiting for over an hour. Ruined V-Day dinner for us. We waited a while until we saw there was little hope to be seated anytime soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A wonderful experience for Valentines Day. Reservation at 9:00 p.m. kept even though appeared to be a bunch of walk-ins.. Waiter had great sense of humor and did a great job as busy as he was. Very family oriented atmosphere of restaurant staff and what appears to be local regulars. Food was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service was really good considering it was valentines day nite. Food was exceptionally good. The hostess station was non existent. Which made it impossible to know Where to check in."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nice menu, patrons and staff know each other, but even the occasional diner is welcome. Food was very good (traditional Italian) and the service attentive. Even though a busy night, never felt rushed or waited for service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good overall restaurant. Made reservations 2 weeks in advance, showed up early, but, no one even checked us in. Their "greeter" seemed disorganized and had no way of verifying reservation times. One could make up a reservation and get away with it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food is outstanding, they could improve their ministrone by going back to their old recipe. Other than that a great place to eat!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This is the second time we have dined at Buon Gusto. We were overnighting between flights at San Francisco two years ago and the hotel we were staying at highly recommended this restaurant for dinner. We enjoyed it so much we made it a point to go there again this year. We would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The superb service is the best aspect of this restaurant, which is a real neighborhood gem. The food is excellent, but the service is above and beyond."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My company had a business meeting near the SFO airport and needed a restaurant that could accommodate more than 20 people. Buon Gusto was a perfect choice! The food was great and service was attentive and the price did not break the budget! Thanks to all at Buon Gusto."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "This restaurant is such a gem. The food is so yummy and the best part is, I always feel like I've gone on a little vacation to Italy when I'm there. Thank you again for your many years of continued great food and service. Love the new paint outside."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We go to BG in So SF because it is close to where an old friend lives. We have been there twice and both times were nice. It is very close to a couple large hotels near the airport hence about 75% (waiter told us) are tourist/out of towners. Apparently the hotels highly recommend BG. Packed on a Monday evening. Having said that we enjoyed ourselves. Decor charming and warm, old school Italian music lovely and appropriate and service outstanding. Our waiter "Larry" is a pro: timing, humor, menu knowledge, attention to detail all perfect. Lots of little extras were very appreciated. Food OK, but we are a bit food snobbie. Our old friend loves the place, especially when magic trick man is there. We will be back."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Excellent food and service in an old-fashioned style Italian restaurant. The filet mignon is excellent as are the chicken dishes. The complimentary glass of marsala at the end of the meal is a welcome finish to an enjoyable meal with good service."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Hadn't been for 2 yrs. Food just as wonderful as I remembered. Nice since I was introducing someone new to Buon Gusto. I know it's the busy holiday season, I made reservation on spur of monent through Open Table and received instant response."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I have eaten here many times and have always been satisfied with a 3-4 star experience. This time we wondered if there was a new owner or management because we had several negative experiences. The lasagne was lukewarm, the other entrees were in a pool of oil, and the service felt like food was being slapped on the table. The bussers were a little too efficient in clearing the table - like they were trained for speed in turning the tables. Sometimes it's hard to pinpoint exactly what is wrong, but I have lost my desire to return."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "The veal was amazing. It came with polenta that was also delicious and creamy."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "Been going there for years, would recommend to everyone."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Very good food and outstanding service. They gave us a table in a nook (for 8) and it was a wonderful night!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Aside from the S. San Francisco hotel restaurants we have never dined anywhere else when near the airport. So glad we found Buon Gusto on Open Table. The restaurant was charming, the food fresh and beautifully presented. The waiter and manager were friendly and welcoming to our out of town guests from Hawaii. It felt like an old town Italian restaurant with charm. Enjoyed the filet of sole and veal piccatta entrees each served with salad or soup. A complimentary glass of marsala at the end of dinner was a nice surprise. The prices were moderate and a good value for the money. We'll return again."
    Dined on 11/24/2013