As always... very good.
We enjoyed another great evening at Pizzeria Gusto. Initially, we were seated at the pizza bar, which is okay, but an extremely tight fit between chairs and tables - even for smaller people. Then as per my request on my reservation, we moved outdoors. This request had been overlooked but was quickly resolved and accommodated. This was very spacious and nice on a summer's evening. They could use a few more heaters out there though. Regardless, I will keep coming back here - it's a great place, pizzas are fantastic and delicious, service is very good and the wine list is extensive with good price points. Thanks PG, for a great night.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice drive
Service was a bit slow to start, almost like they didn't notice us (about 20 minutes). But once they got some water at the table, the service was excellent! And they did apologize which was nice! Pizza's were very good and just enough to not take any home with us. Be warned that it is a wood fire oven, so you may have a few burnt spots on your crust. Still delicious in my opinion :)
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
great spot for night out.
As an ex winnipegger I always like to try recommended places when I come back for visit. Had a pizza and salad and was excellent. Would definately go again.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. WAY too noisy.
The food is excellent. It is way too loud in the restaurant. The ceiling is open and reflects the sound back. No room dividers. Please fix this problem Pizzeria Gusto.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our birthday lunch
We had not been to Pizzaria Gusto before and we had a fabulous lunch. The food amazing and the server was very attentive and knowledgable. We sat on the patio which had pretty flower containers decorating the outside space. We will definitely return.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good experience from arrival to departure with great food and staff from owner Bob right through to all others. Will be back and advising others to go.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time guest and was impressed. Great open flame oven pizza. Far surpasses the standard pizza fare available at other notable restaurants. Look forward to returning and sampling the other menu offerings.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pizza Gusto Rocks!
Waitress moved us outside easily with our request. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff! Food and wine - just amazing!!!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loud & energetic vibe
The restaurant was filled to the max & the noise level was high. Great atmosphere but you have to be comfortable with the possible noise level - it was difficult to hear each other, at times, that evening. Food was great - tried the beet salad with goat cheese -- loved it. Also tried out one of the specials - fig & prosciutto pizza -- excellent. Service was attentive, helpful, and pleasant. Very easy to recommend this restaurant to others!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pizzas were great! The
The pizzas were great! The calamari lacked flavour. It was really noisy in there and we sat at the bar which was tight. Make sure you specify that you want a table. The service was great.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining for any occasion
We had fun with choosing our pizza of choice and even better time eating it. The prices are moderate and ordering appetizers and salads do not make it so expensive that one needs to deny themselves the pleasure of such good menu items.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Be prepared to spend money
I went out for my anniversary and I loved the food everything had distinct flavor. The only negative was that my husband thought it was very pricey .
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Pizzeria Gusto 3 times now. We love the pizza and the atmosphere. We sat out on the patio this last time which is beautiful and had such a wonderful evening with our friends. We will be coming back again that's for sure.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
we love this place
The roasted beet salad, medico with an egg is outstanding. Want to try more but love these dishes
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expect the unexpected!
We have heard a lot about Pizzeria Gusto, but didn't expect it to be that incredible. Although we did have a reservation, we found it funny at first that they ended up sitting us up at the bar, right in front of the wood fireplace. At first we thought those were the 'cheap seats'. Much to our surprise those two bar stools my wife and I sat upon ended up being the best seats in the house!
We got to witness first hand the chef's preperation of the gourmet pizzas, as well as his timely cooking in the wood oven. Timing is everything.
Delicious ingredients equal AWESOME PIZZA! We will be back!
A great night for us as we celebrated our 11 year wedding anniversary.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly a gem of a restaurant
Truly a gem of a restaurant that greatly adds to Winnipeg's culinary mosaic.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gusto First Impression
This was our first visit to Pizzeria Gusto. We made our reservations online and it was fast and easy. Despite the lineup on arrival, the wait time was relatively quick. The appetizers, pizzas and dessert were absolutely unique, flavorful and outstanding,. The service was friendly but it took forever for the waitress to bring us and settle the bill.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best pizza in town.. Way to noisy. We couldn't talk. Had to go somewhere else for dessert.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and service was attentive. Pasta portion size was rather small, considering the cost. Would definitely come again.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice atmosphere and well located
Nice atmosphere and well located in a trendy area of Winnipeg. Food was as good as the recommendation suggested. Service was acceptable but, unfortunately, the wine selected from their wine list was not available.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the convince of making a reservation via my iPad !! We were celebrating my husband's birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed not only the entree but also the friendly service.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meal and service
Went as a family. Husband normally meat and potatoes guy but he had 'the don' pizza and he loved it.
Salads were delicious as was he pasta. Tried the Italian beer also.
Great time all around
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and wine were very good. Staff was very attentive. We had the private room in the basement for a dinner meeting and it worked well.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff who assisted our table were fabulous! Nice to see. The food was amazing and we really enjoyed ourselves. A number of the ladies in our group had not been before and really enjoyed the evening. It was fun. You did not feel like you were in Winnipeg however really happy you are located on Academy. All the best
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good service, delicious appetizers and great drinks. I've been to pizzeria gusto multiple times and would recommend it to all of my friends.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fantastic Anniversary dinner!
My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary at Pizzeria Gusto. My boyfriend is a "foodie" and I'm a foodie-in-training, and we both love Italian food, so we couldn't wait to try Pizzeria Gusto. We were seated at the high table situated in front of the coal-fired oven and cook station. It was neat because we were able to actually see the pizzas being made! The waitresses were friendly and attentive, and when we got our food, well, needless to say we were impressed! Both the pasta and pizza we ordered had the perfect amount of salt and flavor. The fettuccine carbonara was the best I've ever had, and the Waterloo pizza...wow. So full of flavor and perfectly cooked. Ambience was romantic. Overall, it was a fantastic experience.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure
Pizzeria Gusto is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food and atmosphere rank with the best urban restaurants in any major city. The appetizers and salads are varied and are great to share. Pizzas are beatifully made with fresh ingredients and are very different from the usual offerings. There are always a few specials that the chef puts together to try out new ideas. Popular items eventually find their way to a place on the permanent menu. And the staff always makes you feel welcome and treats you like a friend.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our personal and business favourite
We've been taking clients and family to Gusto since it opened and have enjoyed every single meal. We now know servers on a first-name basis. It is always a great pleasure to introduce the restaurant and their fantastic menu and wine list to new friends and business colleagues.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great restaurant! Can get fairly loud and tables tight when full but worth it.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second Verse - same as the first
My second trip to Pizzaria Gusto was at the request of a very good friend of mine who is very "at-home" with the menu and food stylings presented at PG. I am not so adventurous but on this second visit I enjoyed "The Waterloo" and it was a real treat. Extremely good. Our server suggest an Italian beer for me and it was perfect. Server was a charming youg woman who was welconing and friendly.
Dinner was great - ambience was very nice and we had a lovely 2 hour dinner and visit. That's what it was all about and we acheived it there!!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Work your way through the menu until you've had all the pizza's -- watch out though, you might be addicted to the Waterloo.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hit and Miss
I've been here a few times and I find it hit and miss. The grilled caesar salad that I've had before was good but not excellent like the first two times. The "beef" osso bucco was tender but mine was a bit dry - not enough sauce. And even though they were trying to be clever by adapting beef instead of veal, osso bucco was probably developed with veal for a reason. When I've had it the traditional way, the veal isn't dry - with or without sauce. I had the risotto on my last visit, and it was excellent. So like I said, hit and miss. But I'd go there again to try something different. And the service was excellent.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow, pizza was amazing! Dinning was small in size, but huge in flavor!
Will be going back forsure!!!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Slow Start - Great Finish
The start of the evening greeted us with a bit of seating complexity. However, this was overcome and we were not disappointed with the results. Kudo's to the staff for listening and being customer focused on this.
Our Server was entertaining and is a fan of 14Yr old Oban Scotch so how could we go wrong. The wine list (as with many in Winnipeg) did not have any California Cab selections and brands such as Berringer, Caymus and such are unknown - too bad... That aside, I described the Wine characteristics and a highly suitable Italian substitute was provided.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was wonderful. The service was great and you could watch your food being made right before your eyes. I'd recommend it to anyone. It was an interesting experience and I'd definitely go again!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very cozy, relaxed atmosphere.
Very cozy, relaxed atmosphere. Fantastic wines, great pizzas (all good) and the best beet salad ever!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was exceptional - and it started with a free glass of wine after our reso was 15 mins late.....and it was all uphill from there. awesome. Simply speechless., A+ service!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had our Anniversary dinner on a Monday evening and the food and service were both top notch, not to mention the prices were very reasonable. Even though a table was not immediately available, our hostess settled us in at the bar to start us off and a table was available within 15 minutes. We will be back!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always have a great time at Gusto! I wish there was 6 stars for the service, because she deserved it!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top Top Top!
This restaurant is one of the VERY BEST! - Have you ever tried a wine tasting there? - Just Outstanding!
Congratulations Bobby to you and your team!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Heard good things
I was told this restaurant was a great little spot with excellent, one of a kind pizzas. It certainly did not disappoint. We tried several of the gourmet pizzas, and they were all delicious. The restaurant itself is a little bit small (we saw quite a few people lined up to get seats), so you will want to reserve a table ahead of time if possible. The food was delicious (again we only tried several pizzas on this visit), and the staff was exceptional. They accommodated our requests for a private table and we're extremely friendly and helpful.
We really enjoyed our experience here and would recommend Pizzeria Gusto to everyone. We look forward to our next visit.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old School Italian meets New World
The service is best I have ever had, the food is like eating in Italy and the wine list is extensive. The staff do their best to make sure your experience is the most enjoyable you will ever have, and even special requests are accommodated with ease. The ambiance is good for something romantic, and also good for a get together of old friends.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was my third time to Gusto. The pizza is fabulous - the closest thing to true Italian pizza I have found in Winnipeg.
I have been there for 'girls night', and 'date night' and both were great with respect to the atmosphere.
The service is good - knowledgeable and friendly staff. The wine list is great. The prices are reasonable.
Warning: the warmed olives is literally just a bowl of warmed olives. The calamari was disappointing. No mussels on the menu anymore :(
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food! However, I have not been for supper and it not be busy, so the down side....it was loud.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fourth time to Gusto. The pizza is amazing - great dough and cooked to perfection in the wood oven. The wine list is all Italian but it is a great selection IF you are buying by the bottle. I didn't care for some of the appetizers - calamari, warmed olives and grilled octopus. Will go back again for the pizza, wine and cheese/meat board.
I always feel a little bit rushed by the servers even when the restaurant is not busy.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Efficient service. A little loud if you are planning on having a quieter conversation but very lively.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
overall very good experience
The food and service are very good. Wine list and server's expertise are excellent. The only issue is that it was very difficult to have a conversation due to the noise level in the room.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cut above he rest.
In a short time his has become my favorite restaurant. Always excellent in every aspect. It is my first recommendation to anyone looking for a fantastic place to dine
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was fast and efficient.
Service was fast and efficient. The decor and ambiance enhances the experience. Food was reasonably priced for the value. Overall very enjoyable location
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday dinner was fantastic
This is not our first time to Gusto, but as usual it was delightful. The food was delicious we had "The Waterloo" and "The Don", began with bruchetta and we both had some wine. It was a birthday dinner and I love sitting at the bar. In my opinion, the bar is a perfect option for a couple. You get to see what's being made and it makes it an intimate experience.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM