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Caffe Buon Gusto - UES
Caffe Buon Gusto - UES

Caffe Buon Gusto - UES Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.caffebuongusto.net
  • Phone: (212) 535-6884
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch & Dinner:
    Daily: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Please call the restaurant to plan your next event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 3rd Ave & 2nd Ave)
  • Public Transit: 77 St (4, 6, 6X) 68 St - Hunter College (4, 6, 6X) 86 St (4, 5, 6, 6X)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street or private lot.
A word from Caffe Buon Gusto - UES
This charming Upper East Side café exudes comfort and conviviality, with parchment shades that soften light from sconces that warm the room. Eager to please, the kitchen uses high-quality ingredients for its mix-and-match philosophy. Patrons can choose their meats, their pastas (dried or, for a slight surcharge, the restaurant's own homemade), and their sauces (from a simple marinara to a more complex carbonara) as they create their own dishes. For dessert, you can't go wrong with a cappuccino or a chocolate tartufo all served up with a smile.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "As a single diner, sometimes you feel awkward. Not here! I was welcomed at the door, given a prime table, and enjoyed a delicious entree of veal tortellini with porcini mushroom cream sauce in peace. Can't wait to come back with my husband to eat in the garden."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "delicious! would definitely go back. food is wonderful. gluten free pasta was great! thoroughly enjoyed our experience there."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "At first it was comfortable, but when rain forced the outside diners inside, the noise became deafening...very crowded tables etc...The food was tasty and service fine."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had the best dinner here as a family! Caffé Buon Gusto serves such delicious food with great service - plus we luckily had a lovely table! I highly recommend this place. Btw. Also I am so happy they do delivery of their delicious foods. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "This has become a favorite of ours for the good food and the great service. We never feel rushed, they go out of the way to allow us to take our time. We were having a romantic dinner for two, and they brought each course out slowly so that we could enjoy the atmosphere and the company. If you are lucky, try and get the seat by the window, it is always a treat to look out and enjoy the city as you eat. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Caffe Buon gusto is definitely a neighborhood gem. The food is excellent on a consistent basis and is reasonably priced. I have been here many times with my friends for lunch and for family get-togethers for dinner. It is definitely a fave of mine!!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Good Italian cuisine, affordable wine list, small and quaint. Will definitely return again."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Cute little neighborhood restaurant. Prices higher than website menu. Good portions, but too much and too heavy sauces. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great neighborhood Italian. Consistently delicious."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We had friends in from NJ and they loved the food . Our first time The black linguine with pesto was amazing !!! Would go back!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Despite the very tight accommodations, we were able to move to a table less in the middle of traffic, so the back of the chair was no longer getting hit by the servers. The food is solidly delicious, and the wine specials for Sunday - Tuesday is terrific. A little more flexibility on dishes would have been appreciated. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We've visited this restaurant on many occasions. The food is always great and service quick and friendly. Best minestrone in the town!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Best food! Cute restaurant!! Service on the poor side :("
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Caffe Buon Gusto hits all the marks. Excellent food, especially the pastas, a nice affordable wine list and a homey environment. But what makes the place so special are the staff. Friendly, helpful but not intrusive. The kind of restaurant you can go to for just a casual dinner if you don't feel like cooking, or for a special celebration."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The host could not have been nicer. I highly recommend Buon Gusto for its food, service, ambiance. Lovely place to dine."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I've come here on dates, I've brought friends, brought family, the works! This place accommodates anything you need. They have a lovely gardens hidden in the back that is open most of the year. They also have fantastic homemade pastas on the menu! I would absolutely recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Also, ask for Edwin to be your server. He's the best!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Excellent food. Nice size portions and beautiful presentation. Will be back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We have passed the restaurant many times since moving to the upper east since it is on the same block as the subway, and have been meaning to try it, and we finally got a chance to go this weekend. We were very surprised by how many people were able to fit into such a tiny space, but the restaurant still felt charming, energetic and all of the food on the tables that surrounded us looked delicious! We were impressed with the amount of menu options. We got 2 appetizers, a fish and a pasta, and all were delicious. You could tell that the restaurant was filled with a lot of "regulars" who frequent the restaurant often (some did not even need menus prior to placing their order). This is definitely a spot that we will go to again!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food is quite good - not gourmet but basic well done Italian fare, including piping hot al dente pasta. Service is good, and the atmosphere is cozy though crowded."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We've been eating here for years and it never disappoints! Food is always delicious and service is warm and efficient. Cozy and charming neighborhood spot!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food is always good, standard Italian at reasonable prices. That may be why it has become so popular that it is now way overcrowded. Almost feels dangerous. If they would remove 1 or 2 of the smaller tables things would be better for both staff and customers. May not return because of the close quarters. Don't need a stranger's elbow in my pasta."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Had been here once or twice previously, but I brought my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day and it was fantastic. The food was exceptional and the service was very good. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My gf and I had a wonderful time.. It was packed for Valentine's day, but we will definitely return on a less busy night. But regardless, the staff was attentive and the food was great!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Attentive , friendly staff. Enjoyed the lively atmosphere. Was glad to enjoy a meal and hear the table conversation. THe restaurant has sufficient lighting. And the homemade pasta was just that...Delicious!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Always reliable for good food, (pasta done just right) good wine list and friendly service. I love the beet salad, and any pasta with marinara sauce."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "This is one of our go-to restaurants in the city- and the only Italian restaurant we like to eat at! The homemade pastas are all incredible. But the alfredo sauce at Buon Gusto is the best we've ever had. You won't regret a visit here!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "First time here and it was great - we all had fish - delish!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Relaxed environment. Delicious food....authentic italian. Pasta dishes very good. Gnocchi very light. Family favorite in the city! Affordable."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "made reservations after reading the reviews. meeting another couple so was a bit anxious never having been there. WILL BE BACK!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "This is our neighborhood Italian place. Consistently top notch food served by friendly, helpful but not pushy staff. Feels like home, with someone else doing the cleanup."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We were only in NYC for 3 days, we knew we wanted Italian one night and we decided upon Cafe Buon Gusto. We are so glad that we did. Delicious homemade Italian food from a mom and pop restaurant. I'm not going to lie it's tight in there, you barley have room to breath, but the food is excellent! Even their desserts were awesome, as sometimes dessert is just an after thought, not here. The quality of the food from app to dessert was superb,it disappoint or let down in any way."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I have eaten here many times and I always find the food to be wonderful and the service is great too. Definitely worth a visit."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Tucked away on East 77th Street, this is a real find. Wonderful selection of homemade pastas that can be matched with any sauce. Salads & veal dishes were excellent. Very welcoming staff in a charming, cozy room. Short but well chosen list of wines. For good food at reasonable prices, hard to beat Buon Gusto."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This restaurant is one of those outstanding places that always exceeds expectations from service to the quality of the food. A true gem whether dining for business or a relaxing night with the family--excells on all counts."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Party of four all had appetizers and entrees. My grilled calamari was under seasoned and a little tough, pasta was good, my boyfriends veal was tender and our friends eggplant was a slightly undercooked. Menu is standard, nothing that stood out as either exceptional or poor, but certainly a decent meal, good atmosphere with friendly wait staff."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "We've been going to Caffe Buon Gusto for years and it never disappoints! The food and service are wonderful and half price wine at the beginning of the week is a steal. We now go there with our baby daughter and they are always accommodating. Perfect neighborhood place!"
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant. Fresh pasta that cannot be beat, excellent sauces and ingredients, all served by incredibly warm staff in a homey environment. Walk through the front door into Italy."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Located on a side street you might miss this place but it's worth seeking out for the great food and wonderful service."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Consistently great food, served by consistently friendly and helpful people. The perfect go-to Italian restaurant. Reminds me of the little local restaurants in Florence."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Exceptional food, wonderful service. We have been going to this restaurant for many years. It is the best Italian restaurant on the UES."
    Dined on 11/9/2013