Great service and food
We've enjoyed several meals here, and never been disappointed. Authentic Italian food and personalized service. Convenient location, close to 101, for easy access.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Escape for the evening to Italy...
Grand in South San Francisco is the the spot but walk into the doors and think 1950's Italy - you could almost feel Frank Sinatra and Sophia Loren at your table. The food, vibrance and service are professional, fun and filling. It was a lovely journey for my senses!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there, and the
First time there, and the food was great. Ordered a Chicken Parm and it was one of the best ive hand, and it was not even on the menu! Cant wait to go back when im back there for business again.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Buon Gusto, Buon Pasta!
Had the linguini & clams/mussels and the special penne with sausage. very generous & very tasty.
Bartender made us a good cocktail too!
We will return!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Neighborhood Feel
Went alone and had a nice simple well prepared dinner at the bar. This place has a solid menu with a relaxed feel.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoy Buon Gusto!!!!!!!!!!!!
We love the feel of the place. Flowers on the tables, good lighting and nice mirrors used to make it look roomier. Owner very friendly. Bartender makes good cocktails. Our Veal Marsala & Chicken Marsala entrees were excellent. A generous salad comes with the meal along with french bread & butter. We would tell everyone to enjoy this friendly place. The waiters are "old pros".
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find! Our service was excellent and the food was fantastic. Would recommend it.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant - Amazing!
We had a fabulous dinner at Buon Gusto! It is truly Italian, reminiscent of the fine restaurants in Italy from decorum, atmosphere, and service, to the most incredible, native food, that is homemade in their kitchen. The friendly and helpful service made us feel like royalty and each course of the dinner was a masterpiece in and of itself. All together, Buon Gusto was simply the best restaurant, Italian or otherwise, that we have been to in years. We look forward to going there again.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This neighborhood restaurant is excellent and still stands because of the people who serve, cook and communicate with you.
We were greeted upon coming in and was made to feel like family, as they were happy to see me arrive.
The food was very tasty; marsala wine was served after dinner, and a warm goodbye when we left.
7/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Add it to your travel itinerary
It was just our second day in San Francisco, visiting from So. Florida, and we wanted to try something good and close to the hotel. Old Clam House exceeded those expectations.
It's not going to knock your socks off, especially its location nor its size in the main dining room, but it's a special place. It's nostalgic, but nostalgia is only as good as the food. And the food was terrific and so was the service.
Chowder and a fish fry on a Friday in San Francisco ... it could not have been any better.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Buon Gusto!
We went here to celebrate a friend's birthday. We loved the food, atmosphere and especially the service. We will be back for sure.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were greeted and seated by a gracious and charismatic host and owner named Julian. The atmosphere of the restaurant lent itself to creating a comfortable warm environment accommodating both casual family diners and romantic couples. Our server, Sam was well versed in the specials and was very attentive. You would not have guessed that it was his first day. He is certain to be an asset to the restaurant. The music, Michael Buble brought me back in time with recollections of dining at Alioto's with Tony Bennett playing in the background. It set the tone for a wonderful dining experience. The Fettuccine was absolutely delicious and the wine the host recommended was outstanding. We will definitely be returning on a frequent basis.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Buon Gusto aka good taste!
Love the bartender, the waiters, the owner & the food. Veal dishes are wonderful. The special filet of sole was terrific.
We will be back soon!
7/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Found this little gem on a recommendation of the hotel desk that I was staying at near SFO Airport. The owner greets you as you come in the door and attends to your every need (some times in Italian). The entire staff provided service beyond anything I could have hoped for. The quality of food and the service were so good that we ate there, two of the three nights we stayed near SFO. We made sure that we tried different items so that we could share. Everything we had was nothing short of amazing. It was refreshing to find a restaurant that had an owner active in the operation and the satisfaction of each and every customer. It was fun to hear so much Italian being spoken by the staff..... a real taste of Italy. Would recommend it to anyone
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Buon Gusto means Good Taste & it is
Enjoyed a good pre-dinner cocktail and the veal marsala & petrale sole entrees. Larry, the waiter, very nice.
7/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Still Thinking About Dinner
While on business I discovered Buon Gusto using the Open Table App to read the reviews & look at the menu. The food was excellent and so was the wine list. My boss woke up the next day still thinking about how good his fish special was. My veal was equally excellent as were the sauted fresh vegetables on the side. Though we didn't order dessert we were offered a small complimentary glass of marsala. When we arrived we were seated immediately; but the person who seated us didn't seem too concerned to check off our reservation on the system. I took another reviewer's advice and specifically asked that my reservation be acknowledged on the computer (which is at the end of the bar) after we were seated so that I wasn't considered a no-show.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent, the best Italian food I have ever eaten.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful birthday dinner
Great resturant. Was seated right away and was greeted by waiter and owner right away. Very nice touch. Food was fabulous. My husband and I plan on going there again and recommending to friends as well. Loved it and I was still tasting my wonderful dinner 2 days later. Can not wait to go back.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had lasagna and lemon sole, both were excellent. It's a no frills type of place, the staff are very friendly, efficient and polite, the food is served quickly, and everything we had was perfect. Reservations are recommended, the line was out the door when we arrived for ours. The proprietor is a gracious older Italian fellow with that good old European charm. Definitely a place that we would return to again and again.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to Buon Gusto. The service is excellent. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and attentive. Entrees were superb - great presentation and flavors.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly Accomadating Staff
We recently had a meeting of club officers at Buon Gusto. I was delighted to see the tables ready when I arrived and several of my guests were already seated. The staff was very good at not interrupting the flow of the meeting while taking orders and bringing food. While they were not able to give us separate checks they did total the bill and divide it among the attendees and they made change for each of us on an individual basis or charged our cards the agreed on amount. I know that made more work for them, but they were cheerful and kind about it. I would highly recommend this restaurant based on service alone. I will say that the salads were fresh and the hot entries were delicious.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Taste aka Buon Gusto!
Enjoyed the veal & the special petrale sole. They make very good sauces. Larry, the waiter is wonderful.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Discovered this family held restaurant years ago. It's convenient to the local biotech crowd but still caters to generations of locals. Very personal and professional service and high quality food. We're now the older generation of local biopharma who like to meet for dinner weekdays after work. It's quiet enough to talk and laugh and have private conversations, but busy with a congenial vibe. Last Thursday's birthday get together was festive and full. Turned out there were 4 tables celebrating a birthday. Each birthday person received a generous slice of tiramisu with a candle on top and a birthday song. First time for us, one of the owners came by and did fantastic magic tricks- dinner and a show! Don't tell anyone about this gem.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding from the get go-very
Outstanding from the get go-very welcoming waiter, great food, great wine and great service-walked content and happy-already have already told 6 people of our super experience
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding as usual
Once again another great evening at Buon Gusto. Bravo gentlemen.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good and friendly
Friendly and attentive service, good food and a pleasant experience
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent attentive service
Food was fresh, delicious and had beautiful presentation. Wine list is good.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, nice atmosphere
Buon Gusto has great Italian food, especially their pastina (small pasta in chicken broth like soup), all of their homemade pastas - such as cannoli. They also have good desserts, especially their tiramasu...enjoy!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic Italian "older style" good
Great food, good friendly service, prices comparable to other fine Italian restaurants, nice older ambiance done in a clean comfortable way. They want you to have a pleasant delicious meal. The owner is on the floor and sees to it everyone is happy. We were! Lots of people come here. Its very popular.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nothing spectacular but a restaurant I would certainly visit again when I go to South San Francisco.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I will say 5 Stars to This Place
The place is a little small, but the food is great and service was very good. I will dine here again.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Service and Great Food
A classic 'Family Run' feeling, the food was amazing, and the service was friendly and quick. Really good Italian food at very reasonable prices.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small but mighty
This little neighborhood gem is a great find! It's on the small side, but has great food and very attentive waiters. The noise level is moderate, so conversation is not strained or interrupted. We had a very pleasant and relaxing dinner. I suggest arriving early-ish (like 6 p.m.) to avoid the masses who seemed to drift in around 7 p.m.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service is always
The food and service is always Great. The owners always come over to the table and check on us.
This is why we like to dine there.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came upon this restaurant by chance through open table
We were leaving SFO the following day and needed a place for dinner
The food was delicious and the waitstaff could not have been nicer
It was a delicious meal
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite
We love this little hole-in-the-wall spot! We have never had a bad meal here and the service is top-notch.
We introduced friends to this spot last week and they can't wait to return for a 'second helping'.
We tried the specials (out of this world)! The portions are large so go hungry or share.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Long-time favorite, always consistent. Food authentic and fantastic and service like family. Close to the airport. This is our go-to place for special celebrations in our lives.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service and food!
Best of both of food and service. Wonderful family atmosphere.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice owner run neighborhood spot
Buon Gusto was a nice find in South San Francisco. We were staying in San Bruno before our morning flight out of S.F.O.
We arrived and the place was jumping on a Monday night.
The owner seemed to know everyone, and there was a real friendly vibe going through the place. I had the fish special and it was amazing....very moist, tender and flavorful. My hubby had the Fetticini a la Cabonara , that was good but not outstanding like the fish. Side salads were fresh, well dressed. Food was very good overall, but the lively crowd made it a fun evening out. The owner's energy and attention made this neighborhood gem shine.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was a little apprehensive when I pulled into the front of the building, but once inside I was pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was fun and lively, staff was very attentive, and the food was amazing, very fresh and the portions were generous. Can't wait to return.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service+
I have always loved this restaurant! Plus, besides great food and great service, I love that they use table clothes for lunch and dinner! What a special touch. Thank you again Buon Gusto!!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always come to Buon Gusto when leaving or arriving at the San Francisco airport. It is a special place that provides a friendly atmosphere with delicious food.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great
We arrived at six so got nice side table with attentive waiter. Wine list nothing special and small pours. We ordered quickly and the food zipped out within 15 minutes. It was very good and with reasonably large portions.
As the restaurant began filling while we were eating our waiter came back very little. He did a very good job however. We met the owner and he told us the history of the ownership. In my opinion he needed to get around to each table and say hello and thanks for coming.
If we were ever in So San Francisco we'd go back.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food in a Vintage Setting
Living in the East Bay I wasn't familiar with any of the restaurants in So. San Francisco so when we recently needed to meet friends near their airport hotel, I called the hotel itself for recommendations then did a little research online. Buon Gusto seemed to be a good choice and was it ever! A rather small, intimate neighborhood eatery with a great throwback vibe to the 50's and 60's. Reminded me so much of places I'd gone to as a child with my parents. It was welcoming and cozy. Food was outstanding! Superb Chicken Mattone (crispy, succulent, flavorful) served with creamy, cheesy Polenta, Veal Marsala with Mushrooms, Fettucine Alfredo, Tortellini with Prosciutto, Cream & Peas. All excellent. I would return in a heartbeat! Grazie mille!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Attentive service.
Great food. Attentive service. Cozy spot. Comfort food in a warm environment.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
eggplant spaghetti !
Buon Gusto is the only restaurant serving this wonderful eggplant spaghetti - this dish is an absolutely a must for me. It might be nice if the restaurant would offer a small salad or soup with the entre. Then the dining experience would be perfect!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glad we found this place
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.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for our group
Very good food and outstanding service. They gave us a table in a nook (for 8) and it was a wonderful night!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been going there for years,
Been going there for years, would recommend to everyone.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Veal Picata Delicious
The veal was amazing. It came with polenta that was also delicious and creamy.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM