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  • Gusto

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  • Address:
    8432 West 3rd St
    Los Angeles, CA 90048
    Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

Gusto Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://gusto-la.com/
  • Phone: (323) 782-1778
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Only

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    Dinner 6:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Comfort Food, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Victor Casanova
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Croft Ave
  • Public Transit: Stop at 3rd and LaCienegea:

    Metro Line 16
    Metro Line 316
    Metro Line 218
    Metro Line 205
    Metro Rapid 705
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered for $5.00
A word from Gusto
Gusto is a delicious, soulful and unpretentious trattoria in Los Angeles with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We strive for a balance in offering the highest quality of food, wine and service we can for each guest"s experience in a relaxed, fun, and inviting atmosphere. Please inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions as we will try our best to accommodate.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I love this place. Their food is always exceptionaland the staff is always friendly. I would easily pay double for theirSunday three course dinners. So worth the $34!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We could not recommend this restaurant more highly. We chose and shared three memorable first course options and would highly recommend Lacinato salad and Pegatini crostini. We shared two unique pasts dishes, the Black Spaghetti and the Orecchette. Both were prepared with care and skill. Our pastas were pared with a wines by the glass from Puglia and Sicily which were recommended by staff and both were perfect to our individual preferences and chosen dishes. We did not have room for main courses but managed to share a delicious chocolate desert. I rarely if ever review a restaurant, but this one is well worth a good word, and have recommended it to several friends."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I went to Gustvo the other evening and was generally impressed for a number reasons The space is small and potentially noisy but they have several noise reduction pads embedded into the ceiling. Service is very very good: waitstaff is well trained and friendly and attentive. Food is mostly great the appetizers of octopus and chicken livers were outstanding the black noodle pasta was fabulous the red sauce pasta was pretty good the halibut entrées were the big disappointment as they were dry and not very flavorful the desert of a chocolate pudding like moose was good not great."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Very small dining room -- reservation recommended. Waitstaff was very attentive and knowledgable about the menu and wine list. Food was well crafted, not particularly adventurous, but everything was well done and cooked to perfection. Great spot for a first date or a gathering with a few friends."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "When we walked into this small place on 3rd, I think we expected traditional Italian restaurant fare and service. Instead we got excellent food with subtle flavors and a few culinary twists (e.g harissa). We drank terrific wines by the glass. Service was solid and attentive. We felt cared for at every moment during the meal."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Chef Casanova has brought authentic Italian cuisine to LA. Every dish we ordered was delicious and uniquely his. The signature Carbonara was our favorite pasta dish while The Varna Crude with truffles and Asparagus with a light Bechamel sauce and Duck egg were amazing."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It had been a while since we had paid a visit to Gusto. My question after we left was, "Why"? The place is fantastic. The food is excellent. Fresh, well prepared and nicely served. The staff is friendly and informative. The place itself has quite a bit of charm. The good news is that as I was bidding everyone goodbye I saw the chef, whom I recognize, working away on the back. He was actually carefully supervising....what a shock in this day and age of celebrity chefs. Great job. Go and check it out!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "When you leave the eatery feeling like you've made friends with the amicable waitstaff, that is the true signifier of a first class dining experience. Immaculate wine selection, waiters/hostess were more food-snob (a positive, mind you) than myself. All in all a lovely endeavor, I would totally recommend Gusto to anyone looking for a good meal with some(one) special."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We loved the place, the food the service all were great. A must try"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This was a birthday dinner and did not disappoint! Started with a kale, beet, grapefruit etc salad..lots of texture which I love with my greens and the flavor combination was perfect. Next course were heavenly little pillows of pasta filled with sweet corn and marsacapone..OMG! I have rarely tasted anything so yummy. ( this portion however, for the price was pretty small) and ended with a melt in your mouth steak! We shared all three portions which was enough for us but we aren't huge eaters. The wine list is all Italian and our waiter was very knowledgeable Definitely we are going back!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Food was excellent! My friend and I savored every bite from the appetizers to the dessert. However, the wait for the main dish was quite long. Definitely not a place to go to if you are in a rush."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Everything we had was so delicious and the wait staff was very friendly and welcoming. The wine list isn't super long, but a fun collection of small production Italian wines. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great service/Food....highly recommend to friends and family"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The food melts in your mouth. Service is amazing. Can't say enough good things. Wish I could eat here every night. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Three of us decided to try a number of things and share them - we had recommendations from our very polite, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable waiter on wine and food choices. Not one thing disappointed and to finish off with that coconut dessert and a bundino just made the night. The room is a perfect size AND we could hear each other talk,with no problems! Loved it."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "It started with having to wait 20 minutes before they sat us down, & the only place to wait is outside , so if it had been a cold evening it would have been a very unpleasant experience. My wife & I are pretty good foodies, I thought the food was good not great, the octopus had great flavor, but a little tough, the best dish was the chicken wrapped in prosciutto, quite delicious. The halibut a little too well done but interesting flavor. All in all the experience was ok, we will probably go back to try some other dishes. We ate at the 4 seasons when he cooked there,& always had great dinners.However considering the dismal wine list they offer,I think the$25.00 corkage is a little steep."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This place is brilliant. The food is classic, modern and creative. The staff is friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgable. It is my first choice for Italian in Los Angeles."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I understand this place to be highly rated. It deserves it. Wonderful food, great wine list. No bar, but a really broad range of wines that are modestly inexpensive. Food was just over-the-top. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "what a great evening at Gusto. We were staying close by and at the last minute, made our decision to go there and we really feel that we luck out. great food!! the bolognes was the best I have ever had. The chicken was divine and the coconut gelato pie was amazing."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We have been her twice and each time are more amazed at the level of service and the amazing food! Every bite is like an explosion of taste in your mouth. A definite favorite!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The service and the food was top notch. Every appetizer and dish was prepared with the greatest texture. The halibut may have been the best i've ever had. I've been to Gusto a few times and they have always been consistently amazing. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This is the sort of terrific Italian restaurant you would expect to find hidden on a side street in lower Manhattan, a word-of-mouth place you might not give a second look if hadn't heard friends raving about it. Don't be fooled by its modest appearance, Gusto is one of the best in the city. Small, friendly and delicious. I hesitated to write this because I don't want it to become too crowded. But excellence deserves to be rewarded."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants anywhere -- food is terrific, people are great, prices reasonable "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Service was great, but it took a very long time for the food to be serviced."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "4 in our party, 3 non american born...we all all loved it..salvatore the waiter from napoli was a delight.... fried baby artichokes, baby octopus with beans, polpette, sweetbreads, steak, squid ink pasta, pork chop, light as air greek yogurt panne cota with berries and a heavenly frozen coconut pie concoction...all delicious, not greasy, well seasoned, non overly salted. if i had to eliminate 1 dish it would be the steak...sort of blah next to everything else and not so tender. i will definitely go back and tell friends about it. we closed the place !"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Small menu but big in quality. Excellent house made pastas, servers are friendly and attentive. Went there the first time with a BBE discount and now we are hooked!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We were disappointed in the limited menu. The Sunday prefixe did look interesting but was not offered when presented the first regular menu. Had heard rave reviews but not from us."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Tagliatelle and artichoke salad were awesome and chocolate pudding sensational!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Four of us for dinner, two couples. We loved it all, from the hostess to the wine selections and the beer to the care they take my making everything organic on the spot. The starters were all great...burrata was delish, as was the octopus. Moving on the the pastas, the black spaghetti was superb. So interesting and so well done. The coconut creme pie was satisfying enough for four people to share one slice. I will try something other than the chicken next time."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We love Gusto! We eat there often and am always impressed with the food, and service. The wine list is also pretty incredible."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Vic Cassanova's Gusto is everything one could want in a restaurant. Fantastic real food, wonderfully warm attentive service, cozy atmosphere, terrific wine list (so i don't even bring my own cherished wines), and fair prices. I love Gusto."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We've dined at Gusto several times and always enjoy it. The tagliatelle with ragu bolognese was one of the dishes we tried on our first visit and it continues to be memorable. Although it is a small restaurant with tables close together, it has an energy that brings in a broad range of clientele, from the young and the hip to those more advanced in years simply seeking a terrific meal and excellent service. It is sometimes hard to get reservations but definitely worth persisting!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "we were there for valentines day and had an incredible fixed menu. we still talk about the first course pasta. we'll go back soon and dig into the regular menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Gusto is a terrific night out. Food and service are top notch. They're not resting on their strong start. Menu items are refreshed often, staff isn't shy about explaining and recommending and small menu features a number of unique surprises. Noisy in prime time."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Went to dinner with my wife and 6 year old twins. We all agreed it was one of the best restaurant meals we had had in ages. Everything we ordered was delicious. The pastas are perfect, incredible meatballs, shockingly delicious kale salad. And the coconut dessert was exceptional. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Very small menu with large portions and rich food. We each took home half of our entree. Next time we would probably share an appetizer or an entree. Wish the menu was a bit larger. Good wine and beer selection, and willingly provided samples of wine by the glass, but wish they had a full bar. Will return."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Very good food and friendly service. Unusual but good soundtrack, and thankfully not too loud. We'll be back."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Just had an absolutely lovely meal there. Such a romantic space. Food was fantastic and service even better. Check it out!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Gusto has a small menu, so it was very hard to decide what to order. Our waitress expertly guided us and then suggested the perfect wine to go with our meal. We loved every dish! At 10:00 when we were leaving the restaurant was still full. I definitely will be going back and am anxious to work my way through the menu."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Best tasting flat iron steak I've ever eaten. Artichoke appetizer was sensational."
    Dined on 2/27/2014