I've been to Gran Gusto many
I've been to Gran Gusto many times and I'm always welcomed back personally no matter how long it's been. The food is great and their wine list is amazing. If you're not sure which wine to go with, just ask and they will have no problem suggesting something for you.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place was recommended
This place was recommended by the person who checked our coats at Sandrine's. It is a well-kept secret, she said. The best Italian food in the area. She was completely right. The food is excellent, I highly recommend it. The gnocchi was the best I've ever had. The pizzas reminded me of my best meals in Rome. The branzino was tender, sweet, melt-in-your-mouth delicious. One of my dinner companions had the lamb. I cannot describe the look in his face when he took the first bite. Yes, the food gets five stars.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We go to Gran GUsto once or twice a year. The food is excellent and it keeps us coming back.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gran gusto is one of the best
Gran gusto is one of the best Italian restaurants in the Boston area.
Unfortunately,there were two tables near us with very young crying children
which made for a very disruptive and annoying experience
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent restaurant. great
excellent restaurant. great food. recommended by native italians.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gran Gusto lives up to its
Gran Gusto lives up to its name - truly Italian right down to the staff that serve you. The food is quite good, ranging from succulent osso bucco to splendid pizzas. They were more than happy to accommodate our group of six even on a busy Saturday evening. In fact, when our table was not ready for our reservation, they brought us a sample of their pizza margherita to hold us over. Needless to say, we were more than happy with our night there and plan to return.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a delightful meal.
Always a delightful meal. Best pizza in Boston (authentic Neapolitan category). Service is friendly and attentive, but never rushed. Very nice list of Italian wines. Save room for the ricotta pie.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
How Gran Gusto isn't constantly dealing with a line down the block boggles my mind. The food at this place is without a doubt some of the very best I've ever had anywhere. I've enjoyed a wide range of their menu and it's all so incredible that choosing what I want on a given night is almost The service is spectacular. Must try!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian Food
My wife and I went back to Gran Gusto on Saturday evening for an early dinner. We split their Margherita pizza for an app. The pizza is very good. Thin crust, slightly sweet (in a good way) tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and a few fresh basil leaves. For our mains I chose the evening special pasta which was spaghetti with shrimp and crab meat and cherry tomatoes. The sauce had a very fresh taste and more importantly it had a deep seafood flavor that I really enjoyed. This wasn't just a basic tomato sauce with some crab and shrimp thrown in. I would guess that used some sort of seafood stock as a base for the sauce but whatever it was it was delicious. My wife had the whole wheat spaghetti with sauteed vegetables.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's always good!
Don't let the location fool you, Gran Gusto is one of the best Italian restaurants in the Boston area!
The food is consistently fresh and fantastic. I enjoy seeing what new items are on the menu at each visit.
Within free plentiful parking and wonderful service, you can't go wrong here.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ignore the Yelp reviews! I almost did not book this restaurant because of some recent reviews from this site. My 2 friends and I ended up going there because of a personel recommendation and glad we did. The place is charming, service very prompt and friendly and the owners very attentive. Wine list was respectable..two of us had the osso bucco..very good!
Would definitely go back again.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice---just what we expected
Gran Gusto is a very fine restaurant in a slightly off the beaten track location that appears to accommodate a wide range of folks..from romantic twos and fours to family dining with well-behaved older, children. white table cloth, fine dining. The host was extremely welcoming, and our reservations received prompt seating
Service and food was great; it appeared as a busy evening, so noise levels were a bit high and table conversation was OK Only compliments...the service and attention to detail made our initial visit memorable. I would highly recommend Gran Gusto to all who enjoy fine Italian dining and a large, but not expensive wine list...Kudos! Plus free parking!
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eating with a gourmet family
Ninno, Antonio and Chef Pepe are family. They bring you into their culinary experience originating in Naples and accented by Capri. The menu changes subtly. From truffles to straciatella you will savor delicacies not found anywhere in Boston!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can count on Gran Gusto for a great meal. The staff are friendly, the atmosphere relaxed, and the food authentic. The pasta is delicious and creative. I am not a pizza fan in general, but I have heard the pizza here is the best in Boston. There are always customers there speaking Italian, which to me means the food is also authentic.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gran Gusto Delivers!
We were delighted from the first "Buona sera" to the final "Grazie"! The food was delicious - fresh flavors artfully combined and presented. The charming, attentive staff actually enhanced the dining experience! We will certainly return and recommend to friends.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gran Gusto has the best, most authentic Neapolitan pizza in all of Boston area!!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Pizza in Boston area
The pizza at Gran Gusto is almost perfect - fresh but complex tomato sauce, light airy crust (not too thin), and always fresh (and hormone-free) cheeses, vegetables, and meats. The salads are also very good, as are their desserts (excellent gelato). Have been less impressed by their pasta (made in house, but a little on the thick side for me). They have a new outdoor dining area in the back which is much quieter than before. I highlight recommend Gran Gusto to all pizza connoisseurs.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always
And it was especially nice to see Antonio in the front of the house again!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Many good meals here. Interesting and varied menu, attentive service, very good wine selection. Rather noisy, with a needlessly loud sound system. Liberal use of truffles, which I love.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined at Gran Gusto for the first time this past weekend. The food was very good, particularly the homemade pasta and the gelato. However, the service was so odd that we couldn't get past it. My husband and I were basically in hysterics the whole time because anytime any of the staff came to speak to us, they touched us and put their face about 1 inch from our faces. It reminded us of an SNL skit. But we would go back.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best Italian restaurants
One of the best Italian restaurants in the greater Boston area. The food is amazing, especially the pizza and is very authentic. As a self-professed Italian-food snob, I've never had a bad meal here. Highly recommended for anyone that loves real Italian food.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Neapolitan style
Excellent Neapolitan style Pizza, probably one of the best in US (and as good as the best places in Italy)
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is away from the sights of Boston but well worth the trip. The restaurant is located on a quiet street but was busy hinting that we were in for a treat. The grilled calamari paired with mushrooms was terrific as were the salads. All in our party were pleased with the pasta dishes - different and tasty. The wine list is varied and not overly expensive. All in all well worth the trip
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian food, excellent
Great Italian food, excellent original brick oven pizza. Service was outstanding. Staff was very pleasant. No negatives. Would definitely be back again when in Boston.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best pizza!!! Just like Italy!!! Great pasta! Would recommend to everybody...
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
authentic Italian in Cambridge
Always reliable, always authentic, cheerful and friendly trattoria. Pastas, risotto and fish are special favorites and the bottled wine selection is especially good at a very reasonable price point. Bravissimo!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is a little off the beaten track but well worth the visit. There is ample parking in the rear after 6pm. The decor is pleasant - several rooms painted to look like you're on an outside terrace with windows peeking through to other areas. Food was very very good authentic Italian. My wife started with the carpaccio which was excellent, and I had the special of very fresh shredded mozzarella and speck. We both had the special of pappardelle with lobster tail and shrimp - delightful. To finish we shared a ricotta cheesecake which was also excellent. The wine list is extensive with selections from many Italian regions and in a wide price range (we had a good Nebbiollo). Service was very friendly and attentive. We're going back!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great hidden gem for italian!
Great authentic pizzas and homemade pastas! Will definitely go back again.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Why trek all the way to the
Why trek all the way to the north end when amazing pasta can be had in North Cambridge!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first trip to Gran Gusto for lunch, where we split a salad and pizza. The bread recipe (both appetizer basket and pizza crust) continues to be outstanding and the staff split our single salad into two smaller plates when served, a thoughtful alternative to how most restaurants would just give you an extra empty plate. The pizza was well-sized for two people and its sauce was especially good. I wished it were easy to make something spiced that well at home!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great discovery. This
What a great discovery. This little restaurant tucked away on a back street in Cambridge is a gem! Every dish was beautifully prepared. The owner made everyone feel welcome and cared for. The restaurant was filled to capacity, but it never felt crowded and the noise level allowed for quiet conversation. I look forward to visiting often and working my way through their enticing menu.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorite restaurants. The pizza is the best in town if you like European-style thin crust pizza and heavenly buffalo mozzarella. They don't skimp on ingredients.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
As excellent as it always has been. I can recommend for almost any occasion with friends
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I spent 2 weeks in Italy this
I spent 2 weeks in Italy this summer and Gran Gusto is the closest you can get to the authentic flavors. The grilled calamari and pizzas make you think you are in Naples.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM