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Pizzeria Gusto
Pizzeria Gusto

Pizzeria Gusto Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pizzeriagusto.com
  • Phone: (204) 944-8786
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Pizzeria, Italian, Dessert
  • Executive Chef: Eric Lee
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Waterloo Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Pizzeria Gusto
Pizzeria Gusto is an extension of my dinner table, where friends, family and loved ones gather together to share conversation, laughter, food and wine. The aroma"s, sight's and sounds are a constant reminder of centuries old Italian traditions, which instantly welcome you to the family. We believe that pizza is the perfect food. A blank canvas that has unlimited possibilities in both taste and texture. By using fresh local produce and authentic Italian ingredients your experience will surely have you saying "Bellisimo"! Our wood burning oven comes from Reggelo, 20 km from Florence. The Valoriani oven is hand crafted by a family of artisans that has been perfecting their skills for 5 generations. Its domed brick roof and 650 degree temperature is the perfect vessel for creating the perfect pizza.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "I have been to Pizzeria Gusto many times and it has never disappointed. My only thought is that the chairs are starting to show age which takes away from the ambience somewhat. Other than that, food and service are great!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • " Pizzeria Gusto is a excellent restaurant located within my neighborhood. Pizzas and salads are outstanding, same as desserts. Look for italian wines!!!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Cesar salad was phenomenal. Brussels sprouts weren't as roasted as I expected... Seemed like they were boiled or steamed. Calamari was definitely better than battered deep fried versions. Romesca was a bit on the salty side. The Don was too meaty for me, but my other guests enjoyed it very much. Regina was ah-mazing! A little surprised my 9oz of quadri was poured all into the glass - at other restaurants they have small decanters to reserve 3oz or so. Overall, once again, I thought the food was delicious!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Fabulous food, fabulous high end service, innovative cuisine. New format for wine list with fewer wines than the 75 previously but still very good selection. Great spot."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Great food and great service. No better pizza in the city and the chocolate torte with olive oil and sea salt is a must. Reservations highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I have been here a few times and although the food is excellent, I would have to say the service is sub par. Now the place was busy but that is just an excuse, if you are dropping a couple hundred dollars for dinner the least they could do is serve you promptly. Long waits for service, even between drinks as we spent over two hours in the restaurant and not because we wanted too but that was how long it took to get the food. Don't get me wrong, the people serving were very nice just not very efficient. The funny part was when the server came over to offer us a dessert and we passed, another person came over and promptly asked us if we could leave because they needed the table. Which was fine because we were done anyway"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Our visit to Pizzeria Gusto was made special by the great service! Our server was amazing! Thanks so much! Food was great! Beautifully plated! Absolutely delicious!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Service was great, food was good, very loud noise level but that seems to be the norm today"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The appetizers were outstanding and pizza spectacular. Best ever !!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Gusto is always a great spot, not only because the food is delicious but because the staff are amazing. Our waitress, who has been with them for years, was absolutely delightful - always cheery, incredibly helpful with the menu choices and checking in enough without being overbearing. Gusto is always a win."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "It was our first time at the restaurant. We had a wonderful time. Would certainly not hesitate to return."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Not what we expected. We shared 3 different ones and only one was great which was a meat pizza. Typical pizza. The yolk on one of the others was cool!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This is a great place to enjoy pizza and wine, though there is no lower priced wine. Pizza choices are amazing and very well prepared and presented. Don't drop in though. We had a reservation and still had to wait a bit."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We shared a pizza (the Lucia, our favourite) and a caprese salad. The caprese is the the best we've had at any restaurant. The service was welcoming and attentive. As usual, we sat at the counter and watched the chefs prepare dozens of pizzas, readying them for the wood-fired oizza oven. They are amazing. Finished our meal with Cafe Americanos."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "It was my first time at Pizzerio Gusto and it was much better than I anticipated. Our waitress was fabulous: friendly, knowledgeable and funny. The noise level seemed a little high when we first walked in but once we were there for awhile it didn't bother us at all. We had a great time."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Excellent food and gorgeous patio makes for a nice mid-week retreat with a friend. The specials were excellent and inventive, with so many wonderful options, it makes it hard to decide! Service is attentive without being obtrusive giving you time to choose, dine and visit with your other party."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This was our 2nd visit to Pizzeria Gusto and we will continue to go back everyone we are in the city! The only thing better than the food is the service! I wish you served more cocktail options but other than that everything is fantastic! Also I love that your full menu is available online and that you can make reservations online too!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had a fantastic trip to Italy in the fall and thought no Winnipeg restaurant could rival the food and wine experience! Pizzeria Gusto didn't disappoint! - great wine selection and an interesting menu. Fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Four diners all enjoyed their pizzas and the outdoor patio. Service was great, and they didn't kick us out as we lingered and chatted well past the lunch hour. Not my first time here, will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Pizzaria Gusto has excellent appetizers, we always get the bruschetta and the caprese salad and the tomatoes are so fresh and delicious. There is always a special bruschetta too. The pizza crust is amazing and the pizzas are unique and flavourful. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We had a group of 6 somewhat high maintence friends that chose pizzeria gusto for dinner. What a great decision. Our waiter was flawless. The food was amazing. And the patio was barnone the best in the city!! Thanks Pizzeria Gusto, you will see us again!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Made a reservation via website and was seated after a couple that walked in after us. Stood around for nearly 10 minutes while the whole time we could see the empty table that which we eventually got sat at."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I go almost once a month (I'm not from Winnipeg) and everytime it's perfect. No better place to reliably good food"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food is always amazing!! Pizza is phenomenal. One complaint: I hate that parties of 2 get pushed to the bar. Our only choice was that or the patio and it was wet outside."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinner with friends last week. Although disappointed we couldn't sit on the patio due to uncooperative weather, staff made our dining experience just as memorable indoors. Beet salad is to die for and really enjoyed the roasted zucchini app as well. Pizzas and risotto were all delicious. And our server was great. Thanks Gusto, we'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Been once before and thought I would share my great experience with my husband. Unfortunately, when I phoned to make a reservation, they were not open and referred me to the website. I recvd. web confirmation. When we arrived, we were told that "it clearly states that if you book on line, you will be sat at the bar". Oops! missed that! We sit at the bar, people reach in front of us to get cutlery from behind the bar, talk about service to other tables and basically we get a first hand info on the behind the scenes workings of a restaurant. The noise level in not energetic as specified on your dining experience form #1. It is too loud to talk even have a conversation without talking loud. Not romantic.Good for a crowd not good for 2 people."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "As always the food was spectacular. There were two of us for dinner so we were seated at the barstools instead of a table and this was where the experience wasn't so great. We were on the end of the bar where the sinks are (the pizza makers are on the other end) and were mostly privy to the employees drying silverware and rinsing things. Second we didn't seem to have a dedicated server where we were sitting and so sometimes no one seemed to be helping us and at other times several people were checking on us. When a drink was empty or we wanted to pay it seemed to be the former. Overall love the place though and will go back again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Pizzeria Gusto serves the best pizza in Winnipeg, at least among the many establishment's I've tried. I've never been to Italy but Pizzeria Gusto is as good as any pizza I've had anywhere including NYC, LA and Chicago. This is world-class pizza. It is expensive though, so for us this restaurant will be reserved for special occasions. Plan on $75 plus tip for 2 people (2 pizzas, 1 beer, 1 coke, 1 appetizer). We did have most of a pizza to take home though, and it was just as tasty heated up the next day."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food and service were both great. The place was really loud, even though we went on a Tuesday the whole place was packed until around 10."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My three friends and I dined tue eve in the indoor dining room since the patio was not own due to bad weather. It was extremely noisy and we were not able to carry on a conversation. Both pizzas were palatable- skimpy toppings and limp crust and very expensive. Also the least expensive wine was a pinot Grigio for an outrageous $38. All in all not a good dining experience for our group"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "A world class experience. The beet salad, calamari and the Lucia pizza were such a good combo that I don't have the vocabulary to do them justice. It is loud but I didn't mind to much. However we were told that they are going to be hanging acoustic tiles. I hope this doesn't dampen the energy!!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I made reservations for 8 pm for my partner and I. Due to the rain, all the reservations were backed up because everyone who was oringinally sitting out on the patio had to be seated inside.with seating already so limited it made things very chaotic. We had to wait probably 15 to 20 minutes for our table. The hostess and servers were friendly and professional though. Once we finally got seated, we discovered how loud it was really was inside the restaurant. You could not even hear what the person next to you was saying. We ordered calamari and Pizza's. The calamari was tasty but we were dissappointed in the quanity we got. It was such a small portion for such a steep price. Pizza's were agood. nice and light."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had the pleasure of dining here on Saturday on the patio, a favourite place of mine. The food was amazing as always. The service was above and beyond. It started to pour rain and as soon as it did multiple staff came outside and began putting up umbrellas for all the guests. It began to rain harder and our server grabbed us blankets. She tried her best to find us a table inside so we could enjoy the rest of our meal inside and even offered us another glass of wine once we were seated inside. Overall the staff handled an uncontrollable event with the best of their abilities, we felt very taken care of and will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We ate here when the restaurant first opened and it was terrible. That being said, we gave it another chance and it was AMAZING! Staff were wonderful, food was so amazing I wanted to stay and try everything on the menu! We will recommend to everyone and will be back soon to try more! Pizza's were so full of flavor and I recommend the antipasto board...a must have!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed the Lucia pizza. Crust and toppings were beautifully combined. I devoured the whole serving although I'm a light eater. Had a wonderful wine selection. It was a white blended grape and can't recall the name. Is the restaurant's most popular white. Had the 9" glass and was stunned at the price. Unfortunately the wine prices seem to be hugely inflated and quite outrageous. This is out of step with the fairly-prized menu that has some divine offerings. I'll need to think twice on recommending Gusto for this reason or will be advising my friends and colleagues to sip at home before the meal. That's too bad as the wine selections are such a beautiful complement to the food."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This was our first visit to the restaurant. We will definitely be back! From the appetizers to the pizza choices, all were different and delicious"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Was not impressed when they tried to stick my wife and I at the bar simply because there were only 2 of us. It was our 8 year anniversary and it ruined our night. They gave us a table after I complained but still. I know it says that you "may" be seated at the bar on the website, bug there is no option to request a table."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Food was fantastic!! Can't wait to try the other different pizza, I had the Antipasto, and the Luda pizza. I ordered Campline drink and I didn't like it and server didn't do anything about it. I didn't drink it. We didn't get greeted by our server for about 15 minutes, thank goodness they have these cute water boys. Food was absolutely great, service not so much.. Sat on the patio and it was good, great vibe."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The restaurant is fine. We were very disappointed that we reserved the restaurant for a business dinner meeting and requested the downstairs room. Reservations can only be made on line and I received an email advising our reservation had been accepted. A few days before our meeting we were advised that we couldn't have the downstairs room as it had already been booked. It was too late to change venues and the noise level in the restaurant was not conducive to conduct a meeting. It would have been better if we were told that we did not have the downstairs room a lot sooner so we could have made other arrangements."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This is the third, and final time, I am going to visit Pizzeria Gusto. Each time I have been so disappointed with the food, quality, quantity, pricing and overal atmosphere. This time, I decided to venture away from pizza as I was not pleased with the pizzas I ordered in my previous visits. Instead, I ordered the beet salad and the calamari. The beet salad was medicore and the calamari was bland. We were a group of eight ladies and two of the ladies were unable to see due to the inability of the shades to do their job. You were able to hear the person sitting next to you but certainly not anyone more than a person away. I would love to say this is my favourite neighbourhood restaurant but there are so many better options."
    Dined on 6/9/2014