Caffe Buon Gusto - Montague

4.3
119 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Caffe Buon Gusto. Located in the heart of Bustling Brooklyn Heights, Caffe Buon Gusto has a long history in NY with 2 other locations, Upper Eastside & East Village. We serve up the finest Italian fare with exciting dishes in a unique ambiance. At CBG, every dish is created using only the freshest, finest ingredients. We never use frozen ingredients, and there is no microwave oven at Caffe Buon Gusto. We serve only the finest meats and seafood, freshest vegetables, and breads that are baked fresh daily. Our award winning menu and attention to detail create a truly enjoyable dining experience.
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vipShopgirl3
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food and lovely atmosphere. Nice to have it back on the other side of the street.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service & the food was delicious! Nice wine list as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The ambiance was nice for a casual date night. The calamari was pretty bland and the marinara sauce had almost no taste as well. My girlfriends penne vodka was extremely tasteless, I haven’t had sauce quite that bland. My lobster linguine was actually quite good - the only thing we got that I would recommend. The servers were nice, but overall the experience was nothing to brag about. The location on the upper east side is much better.

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vipJimmyr
Pittsburgh
60 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent. A nice neighborhood place for casual or business purposes.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! The gnocchi vodka is unlike anything I have ever had!!! Mucho gusto!!

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vipLaura
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The service was exceptional. Loved being able to order 1 at a time to slow the process and enjoy my meal and company.

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duodine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is lovely, food, ambiance and service good. However it has moved!! Open Table should make clear that the reservation I thought I made was for a restaurant that clearly had closed. It was only as I moved down the street looking for something else that I found the new location. Giving the address on the same street doesn't matter if a customer is familiar with the place. The street number is ignored.

LET PEOPLE KNOW!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

My husband and I enjoy dining at Caffe Buon and really like the food. Our last experience was a little off putting since someone was pounding veal near our table.

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vipDoreen
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit since this restaurant re-located. It was wonderful. The food was better than ever. I look forward to dining in the garden when the warm weather returns.

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vipAdvisory
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Truly a neighborhood gem—now at their new location.

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Rivermaker
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Atmosphere was good for a date with my wife. We love the music playing. But sever was not very friendly, though not at all rude — just disinterested. I had jumbo shrimp that were over cooked and not hot when they arrived like they’d been sitting under the heat lamp in the kitchen for ages before being brought to the table. Coffees took a comically long time to make.

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vipSofull
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Buon Gusto

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AnnikaO
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at very reasonable prices. Had a great experience.

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vipSofull
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

White table cloths, a brick wall, outside dining... what's not to love? Ask for the mushroom risotto although it's not on the menu. Amazing! And don't forget the crabcake. My guests also liked the lasagna and are eager to go back and savor it again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointing. Usually order the pre fixe. Tuesday, I ordered the chicken franchise with the mussels appetizer. Portions are good size, taste is a pleasure to the palate. It is our go to place in the neighborhood.

I would be remiss if I did not mention the drinks. I love my pomegranate martini.

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Dinnerfriends
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely find. Great food, good prices. A cleanliness rating by city. Staff were lovely

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vipLisaMarie
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was delicious!

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alnp8
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience4

First of all it is important to point out that the food was incredible! The restaurant was very nice and everything was fresh and delicious. If I'm reviewing that part of the experience, it was a 10. Unfortunately, then the service got involved. The manager on duty was incredibly rude and tried to scam us multiple times. She then came over to our table, after I agreed to pay for the scam they pulled on us, and continue to yell at us and tell us we were wrong. Mind you we were being very polite and this was in an empty restaurant. There was one other table occupied, that's it, and instead of providing good/normal customer service, we were treated terribly after being scammed and agreeing to pay for it anyway. The owner should do a big time review of the types of people they hire. I would have been a very large and longtime customer, but now will never go back and go out of my way to write reviews like this which I never do in order to alert them and other customers.

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VicC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Went here to try their special Black Linguini only to be told after ordering drinks that they do not have any in stock. When asked if they would have some tomorrow or later this week, the waiter replied we don't know. They also didn't have another dish that we wanted either - can't remember because at this point we were annoyed. Why advertise a special dish and not have it? The Lobster Carbonara was salty and the Ravioli tasted like watered down cream. Also, the Pinot Noir was watery and cheap. Seems like this restaurant cuts a lot of corners.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice quaint italian restaurant and a great experience! The bread basket is the best ever and the prices are so affordable! Definitely a great place to go if youre in downtown brooklyn!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully prepared and fresh food. Great service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was amazing. Server was very attentive. My girl friends and I hadn’t seen each other in a while so we were chatting a lot and didn’t realize that it was closing time. We never felt rushed and even though the staff all wanted to go home they were all very gracious. Would definitely go back.

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vipShopgirl3
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The new location is lovely — bigger & the back patio will be wonderful in good weather. Today was perfect. The food never disappoints and is well-priced for what you get.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My family and I traveled over an hour from New Jersey to try your restaurant to find that it was closed because you are moving. Nothing on Opentable or your website or even Google maps stated that you were closed. You should keep all digital platforms updated during times like these because people nowadays (at least young people) are highly unlikely to actually call the restaurant to make a reservation or check hours, it's all done online. There's no point in offering reservations on Opentable if it's an automated listing that doesn't get updated and shows available tables when the restaurant is closed. We were pretty bummed out because we really wanted to try, the pasta pics influencers have posted on Instagram look great but this experience sucked and left a bad taste in my mouth (figuratively and literally - we ended up eating gross bar food nextdoor because we were starving and too hungry to research another place)

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Rchj0922
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It wasn't reflected that the cafe opens at 12 pm, not 11 am when I made reservations. The restaurant didn't call to confirm, though I should've called myself. My friend from out of town and I were unable to wait AN HOUR to eat. We ended up going to Teresa's on Montague St. They were fortunately open and had a beautiful brunch menu and lovely outdoor seating. We highly recommend Teresa's.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good, Great Experience my friends enjoy

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vipAdvisory
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An actual neighborhood gem. Solid fare. Fresh ingredients. Excellent and accommodating service. We’ll see you at your new location.

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AndrewB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place for lunch. Good food and quiet atmosphere on weekdays.

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vipShopgirl3
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service excellent. We had a lovely time.

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vipJimmyr
Pittsburgh
60 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Welcoming owner and staff. Would recommend

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FrankG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was poor, as there was confusion as to who was supposed to be doing what. Plus the waiter pour water in my cocktail because nobody thought to serve water in different glasses.

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vipDavidC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food quality and price for $30 price fix dinner.
Service was good initially but was slow after more patrons arrived at restaurant after 8 pm.

Suggest another one or two servers during peak dining times , especially on Friday nights.

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shermiewormie45
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A colleague of mine suggest this restaurant. He loved the pumpkin ravioli. I decided to give it a try and I was NOT disappointed. The Holland Cage Salad, Crab Ravioli & Ricotta Cheese Cake was absolutely delicious. I loved the cozy intimate setting and the hostess, & wait staff were very sweet and attentive. This is definitely my new favorite Italian restaurant. The prices are so budget friendly. Great Food that is affordable for a single person or a family.

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RandiS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood restaurant that's higher-quality than many more famous places I've been. Most recently our party had lots of seafood (shrimp-pancetta appetizer, lusciously prepared branzino, equally luscious salmon, and a sublime shellfish linguini in a light, perfectly garlicky white sauce), but we've also had more standard tomato-ey fare like their yummy eggplant Parmagiana and assorted pastas and scallopini, as well as their terrific crab ravioli and other twist-on-tradition dishes. And don't miss their tiramisu. The service is wonderful; everyone is just lovely. Highly recommended -- there's a reason it's been around for years!

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CaroleD
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My friend and I came here for an early dinner. We both had the filet of sole and for dessert tiramisu. It was price fixe dinner . Very reasonable and delicious. Great service. We liked the restaurant very much.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gnocchi ala vodka was so delicious that we ordered a second to take home with us. Chocolate soufflé and chocolate almond cake were delicious! Would definitely return!

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SergioG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner - very nice place. Fish and pasta were great

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly a special place! The food was amazing and I cannot say enough about the service. We sat at a table just off the bar area where the windows were fully opened. The beautifully lit tree outside the restaurant added to the ambience. We will be back.

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SueM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is a gem. Neighborhood dining at us best! The food was really tasty and it is a great value.

FAQs

Caffe Buon Gusto - Montague does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Caffe Buon Gusto - Montague is rated 4.3 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.